Get the latest insight from Sandringham Senior Coach and St Kilda Development Coach Jake Batchelor following Sandringham's Round 2 match against Essendon Bombers.

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SANDRINGHAM: 6.4 7.6 13.9 17.13 (115)
ESSENDON: 2.1 7.7 8.8 11.11 (77)

Collard 4, Young 3, Hayes 2, Brown 2, Zagari, Hotton, Heath, Garcia, Docking, Campbell
Essendon: Weideman 2, Visentini 2, Toma 2, Smartt, Peris, Hately, Davey, Bryan


Lance Collard

Four goals, 14 disposals, 11 kicks

We mixed up Lance’s forward role this week as he went higher up the ground. He worked hard around the contest, put great pressure on for us and finished with four goals. It was the best game we’ve seen him play so far. 


Isaac Keeler

12 disposals, eight kicks, one tackle

Isaac matched up against Sam Weideman and executed his role well, keeping him to two goals. Keels worked hard to win loose balls back, improved on executing our defensive system and took a great hanger, which we love to see.

Jack Hayes

12 disposals, five tackles, two goals

Hayesy didn’t miss a beat, competing strongly in his first game back from injury. He had three shots at goal, was noble in the air and finished up halfway through the fourth quarter as planned.

Arie Schoenmaker

16 disposals, 14 kicks, one tackle

Arie built himself into the game with some good intent. Our ball movement at times didn’t allow him to use his weapon as much as we would’ve liked, so we’re keen to see the ball in his hands more often to capitalise on his artillery.

Hugo Garcia

22 disposals, eight tackles, one goal

Hugo had a good game as an inside mid, collecting 10 contested possessions and hitting the score board. He showed solid growth week-on-week, specifically with his running patterns.

Hugo Garcia in action for Sandringham. Photo: AFL Photos.

Tom Campbell

24 hit-outs, 17 disposals, one goal

Another Tom Campbell game with a great battle against Nick Bryan in the ruck. His work around the ground also shone with four contested marks, 14 contested possessions, hitting the scoreboard twice in a well-rounded game.

Olli Hotton

17 disposals, eight kicks, one goal

Olli had a good game as an inside mid and was another who made impact on the scoreboard. Working on running patterns has been a focus for Olli and we saw improvement on the weekend.

Angus McLennan

11 disposals, five intercept marks, six kicks

Angus played our defensive system well, reading the play to make great intercept impact on the ground alongside Keeler and Seaton down back.

Max Heath

11 disposals, seven hit-outs, one goal

‘Moose’ started the game well, impacting with contested marks. He was able to hit the scoreboard and made a strong 1v1 tackle through the middle of the ground, which saved us a goal against in the last quarter, which was a special moment.



Darby Hipwell

27 disposals, nine tackles, seven clearances

The most dominant player on the ground, Darby worked strongly around the contest in a four-quarter effort. Converting two behinds into goals would’ve made it a well-rounded game, but really pleased with his performance on Sunday.

Hugo Hall-Kahan

25 disposals, 11 kicks, three clearances

The best game Hugo’s played for us as a team. He played high-forward, benefiting well from the team’s ball movement. Again, if two behinds turned into two goals, it would’ve been a very well-rounded game.

Vincent Zagari

15 disposals, one goal, 12 kicks

Vinnie played on the wing but was able to get back really well defensively, probably the best defensive runner in the first half. He made some good decisions with the ball in hand and pleased to see him hit the scoreboard as well.

Tarkyn O’Leary

Eight disposals, seven kicks, one tackle

Tarkyn again ran the way we needed him to on Sunday. He always gets back to support and now it’s about making the most of opportunities in and around the contest.