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The Wins: Rd 2

Conor Walsh  December 28, 2017 10:00 AM

BTV: The 2017 Wins | Lion Tamers We take a look back at our Round 2 win over Brisbane in 2017.

We are looking back on all 12 wins from 2017, from our emotional breakthrough victory over Hawthorn to our crucial defeat of Fremantle to reach the finals for the first time since 2014. Enjoy all of the goals and celebrations from every win and revisit the best of the Bombers from this year.

Round two – Brisbane 12.12 (84) d by Essendon 17.9 (111)

Essendon showed plenty of grit to withstand a powerful challenge from the Lions and continue its perfect start to 2017 in veteran Brent Stanton’s 250th game.

After the Bombers pushed away to a 42-point lead in the first half, Brisbane fought back to claim the lead at the start of the final term, but Essendon booted the last five goals of the game to 27-point win.

Anthony McDonald-Tipungwuti was pushed up the ground to provide the spark the Bombers needed and he had an immediate impact, while Orazio Fantasia continued his great start to the year with five goals.