Essendon FINALLY show some battle! Andrew McGrath sparks fiery clash with Tom Lynch as Bombers stars look to show the doubters improper after Luke Parker saga
- Essendon copped criticism from all angles for his or her lack of battle this week
- The Bombers failed to face up for team-mate Dylan Shiel at Sydney Swans
- Ben Ratten’s aspect got here out firing on the MCG and appeared up for the battle
- Andrew McGrath sparked a fiery clash with Tom Lynch within the first quarter
Essendon copped criticism from all angles this week about their lack of battle, so it got here as a reduction for Bombers followers to see their aspect up for the battle in opposition to Richmond on Saturday.
The Bombers had been pummeled final day trip in Sydney, but it surely was their failure to face up for team-mate Dylan Shiel that riled followers and pundits after the bloodbath on the SCG.
Swans star Luke Parker went unchallenged after taunting Shiel for his supposed lack of braveness, and no Essendon participant got here to the midfielder’s defence.
Club captain Dyson Heppell’s weird look on Fox Footy in midweek inadvertently poured gasoline on the fireplace, so there was loads of eyes on the Bombers as they took to the sphere for his or her highly-anticipated clash with Richmond.
And it was younger chief Andrew McGrath who was decided to ship a powerful message to his team-mates, followers and the broader competitors within the early knockings of the sport.
Tigers ahead Tom Lynch’s late arrival to an aerial contest noticed him clip his rival on the pinnacle, and McGrath charged in direction of the massive man and a shoving contest ensued amongst a variety of gamers from either side.
Flare ups had been the theme of the night time on the MCG, with Bombers gamers fast to react to any signal of an altercation. Things spilled over within the third time period when younger Ben Hobbs’ jumper was ripped within the midst of a a flare up, but it surely did not put him off as he slotted an aesthetic aim from a set mark.
While the hostility from the Bombers gamers served as a welcome sight for supporters, their want did not masks their lack of high quality – with Richmond opening up a snug XX-point half time lead on the MCG.
More to comply with.