Essendon have held off Geelong to claim a 21-point victory in an entertaining clash in round five of Peter Jackson VFL at Windy Hill. The Bombers, leading for most of the day, relinquished the lead midway through the final term but rallied to boot the last four goals of the match to win 16.9.105 to the Cats 12.12.84.
Former Melbourne ruckman, Mark Jamar, dominated in the ruck for the Bombers and his aerial work around the ground was superb, he was instrumental in the win and finished with 21 disposals. Jack Langford continues to impress for the Bombers with 20 disposals and three goals while Jackson Merrett was busy early and finished with 30 disposals and three goals.
Essendon have trounced Collingwood in an impressive display in round three of Peter Jackson VFL before a good crowd at Victoria Park in their Anzac Day eve clash. Many had ventured to the Magpies spiritual home to catch a glimpse of out-of favour forward Travis Cloke (above) who was playing his ninth VFL game spanning a 12-year AFL career.
He booted Collingwood's first two goals but it was all the Bombers after that as they took complete control running away with an emphatic 85-point victory 20.13.133 to 7.6.48.Former Fremantle Docker, Ryan Crowley, was in everything for the Bombers booting a game-high four goals and gathering 30 disposals while another top-up player, ex-Hawk, Jonathan Simpkin, had 32 possessions and kicked two goals.