Round 12, 2009
Essendon vs Melbourne
Friday 19 June
Essendon win by 48 points
Goalkickers: Matthew Bate 2, Brad Miller 2, Russell Robertson 2, Jack Watts 2, Cameron Bruce 1, Jack Grimes 1, Neville Jetta 1, Liam Jurrah 1, Stefan Martin 1.
Liam Jurrah (and first goal)
Jack Grimes (7th game)
Jack Watts (2nd game)
Playing their lone Friday night game of the season the Demons gave the more fancied Bombers a scare before eventually succumbing. Explosive forward Liam Jurrah played an impressive debut, nearly goalling with his first kick (the ball was touched on the line by Dustin Fletcher) and booting his first major after a high fly and crumb off the back of the pack.
Youngsters Jack Watts and Jack Grimes also got their first goals. Best were Sylvia, Bate and Green.
The Demons wore a special jumper in support of the Clash For Cancer.
Demonblog match review
Jumper image courtesy of footyjumpers.com