Joel Patfull of the Lions handballs during the round six AFL match between the Essendon Bombers and the Brisbane Lions at Etihad Stadium
Joel Patfull of the Lions handballs during the round six AFL match between the Essendon Bombers and the Brisbane Lions at Etihad Stadium Mark Dadswell - Getty Images

Essendon minces Brisbane

ESSENDON has made easy work of the Brisbane Lions to record a 67-point victory at Docklands, its fifth win of the year.

The Bombers had far too much run for the Lions, and racked up nearly 100 more possessions to emphasise its dominance in the 19.15 (129) to 9.7 (62) win.

Leading the way was Bombers midfielder Brent Stanton, who produced a star performance with 39 touches, 17 marks and eight tackles for the match.

Essendon was also strong at the back with Dyson Heppell and the evergreen Dustin Fletcher - two days off his 37th birthday - dealing with most of the Lions attacking thrusts.

There were no cobwebs on display from the Bombers, who were returning to football after a 10-day break.

Read the full match report at ABC news online.


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