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The Wins: Rd 16

Conor Walsh  January 4, 2018 10:00 AM

BTV: The 2017 Wins | Pies Punished We take a look back at our Round 16 win over Collingwood at the MCG.

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.

Rd 16 – Collingwood 12.8 (80) d by Essendon 18.9 (117)

After two devastating losses to Sydney and Brisbane a strong showing against the Magpies was crucial to get the season back on track. And Essendon certainly did that in its 37-point win.

A run of seven straight goals between the first and second quarters was enough to set up the comfortable victory and keep the side’s finals hopes well and truly alive.

Orazio Fantasia was at his best again, kicking an equal career-high five goals as Joe Daniher played second fiddle with three majors.

James Kelly turned back the clock with 32 disposals and regular customer David Zaharakis (38 disposals) and young gun Darcy Parish (28) were superb in the middle.