The Bombers registered their third win of the season in a dominant display over the Saints at Marvel Stadium.

With contributors all over the ground in the 35-point victory, here were some key player stats that stood out.

1) Red Dog’s career-high performance

Defender Mason Redman produced the best game of his career against the Saints on Friday night.

Redman collected a career-high 31 disposals which was also an equal game high.

It continues a stellar year for the 24-year-old who’s averaging 21.3 disposals off halfback.

2) Caldwell’s contested performance

Midfielder Jye Caldwell showed why he’s regarded as a strong inside midfielder with a commanding display on Friday night.

Caldwell collected a game-high 13 contested possessions in his best game for the season, becoming a focal point for the Dons around stoppages.


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Rd 14 | Caldwell post-game

We speak to Jye Caldwell following his impressive performance in our round 14 win against St Kilda.

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3) Wright’s hand in everything

Forward Peter Wright not only dominated in front of the big sticks with four goals against the Saints, but he also played a pivotal role in the Dons’ second-highest score of the year.

Wright took part in a game-high 12 scoring involvements, highlighting his ability to help the Bombers link their midfield to forward ball movement.

4) Dons’ scoring efficiency  

Essendon’s struggles to covert scoring opportunities were vanquished on Friday night, with the Dons' 107-point tally bucking a three-week trend of sub-60-point totals.

The Bombers went at 57.4 per cent scoring efficiency inside 50, an 11 per cent increase on their season average of 46.

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Rd 14 | Stringer streams towards bench after stunning strike

Jake Stringer launches a monster kick before charging to the interchange bench for a spell.

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5) The great wall of Hind

Defender Nick Hind produced another exceptional game in defence, with his dashing run and carry not the only feature of his performance.

Hind had an equal game-high nine intercepts, proving a tough obstacle for St Kilda’s offence to get around.