AFL 2020 round 17 live updates: Essendon Bombers start brightly against ladder-leading Port Adelaide Power

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From 25m out on a tricky angle, Dixon converts the set shot and becomes the game’s first multiple goalkicker.

An impressive start by the Bombers indeed. They lead the clearances 9-6, contested possessions 35-31 and hitouts 10-7.

Meanwhile, the Power are on top in disposals 77-76, inside 50s 11-9 and free kicks 6-4.

DISPOSALSPort Adel: Hartlett 7, Amon 6, Houston 6, Rockliff 6Essendon: Parish 8, Shiel 8, Guelfi 7, Merrett 7, Ridley 6

The siren sounds and the Bombers win their first opening quarter since round two – against the top team, no less!

Essendon have now only won three first quarters for the season. A great, and surprising start, by the Bombers.

Draper wins the free kick for being pushedi n the back by Jonas, Clarke takes the advantage and snaps truly from 15m out!

The Bombers are in front against the top team! Their pressure has been very good so far.

Draper’s tap from the boundary throw-in is lovely and goes straight to Parish who snaps beautifully from 30m out!

Hartlett kicks deep into attack where Dixon takes an incredible mark! He dives backwards against Zerk-Thatcher, throws the one arm up behind his head and somehow reins it in!! Remarkable! That is one of the marks of the year!

Zerk-Thatcher has the job on Dixon, as expected, while Clurey is manning Daniher down the other end.

The Power run out in front of their adoring home fans. They’re looking to shore up a top-two spot and potentially two home finals.



SOURCE: https://www.w24news.com/news/afl-2020-round-17-live-updates-essendon-bombers-start-brightly-against-ladder-leading-port-adelaide-power/?remotepost=267448

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