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The Wins: Rd 18

Conor Walsh  January 6, 2018 10:00 AM

BTV: The 2017 Wins | Clash For Cancer We take a look back at our Round 18 win over North Melbourne.

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 18 – Essendon 20.12 (132) d North Melbourne 16.9 (105) 

Cale Hooker was the hero for Essendon as it drew clear for 27-point victory over a gallant and inexperienced North Melbourne line-up.

After a tight contest throughout the day Hooker kicked four of his five goals in the last term to inspire the Bombers to the tough win.

Small forwards Orazio Fantasia (four goals) and Anthony McDonald Tipungwuti (three) put in impressive performances, while Dyson Heppell (26 disposals and two goals) was the best of the on-ballers.

The crucial win kept Essendon in touch of its first finals berth since 2014.