McVeigh in the running for Goal of the Year
Mark McVeigh has been nominated for this week’s Toyota AFL Goal of the Year after gathering the ball from team-mate Adam McPhee and snapping a sensational goal from the boundary in the final quarter to help Essendon secure a one-point victory over Sydney on Saturday night. Bomber fans can view McVeigh’s goal in Bomber.tv on Channel 1, the Game Day channel.
Kick your way to $10,000 with 3 from 3
Booting a goal from 50 metres out and winning thousands of dollars in prize money is easy for Essendon fans just ask Peter Bailey. The Northcote resident slotted home four shots at goal including the money shot from 50 metres out to win round one of the 3 from 3′ competition. Thanks to 3 mobile, the major sponsor of the Essendon Football Club, you can now experience the thrill of kicking a goal in front of a Bomber home crowd and walking away up to $10,000 richer.
Lonergan and Hislop push for selection
Sam Lonergan and Tom Hislop have sent a strong message to Essendon selectors after playing an instrumental role in helping the Bendigo Bombers notch their third win for the season. Bendigo won convincingly defeating the Coburg Tigers by 52 points at Queen Elizabeth Oval, dominating the match for its entirety and never looking in danger of defeat.
Bombers face their toughest test
Kevin Sheedy today acknowledged the challenge confronting the Bombers this week as they take on an in-form West Coast unit. “They are absolutely a benchmark of the competition. I think that, with all credit to them, they have recruited very well,” Sheedy said.
Jetta and Dempsey set to return
Essendon faces a happy selection dilemma this week with almost all seniors players available, including Leroy Jetta and Courtenay Dempsey. The fleet-footed duo are pushing to make their return to football after battling injury woes and have added significantly to the Bomber’s depth. However, considering the first-class form displayed by the Bomber line-up against Sydney last weekend, there is a strong chance Jetta and Dempsey will line-up with the Bendigo Bombers in order to earn their place in the senior team.