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RECAP: Collingwood v Essendon from the MCG | 3AW Radio

FULL TIME: Essendon has ended a horror season with a thrilling three-point win over the old enemy.

Heath Hocking was something of an unlikely hero, snagging a goal – his third – to put Essendon in front with just 88 seconds remaining.

LISTEN: Hear from Essendon star Michael Hurley in the rooms

LISTEN: Richo and Lingy wrap up the last match of the home and away season

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HALF TIME: Essendon leads by eight points after a scratchy but entertaining half.

Brent Stanton booted three goals in the second term, and Dyson Heppell has racked up 18 touches and five clearances. 

For the Pies, Taylor Adams has 20 disposals and three inside 50s.

LISTEN: Richo and Lingy analyse the first half

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Essendon captain Jobe Watson joined the 3AW commentary box before the game. 

Watson opened up about the WADA appeal, his future as the Bombers’ captain, and more.

Watson said the trials of the supplement saga have allowed the players to hear the actual evidence being levelled against them.

‘It’s based on evidence, not on hearsay or what someone would like you to believe happened,’ Watson said.

Watson said he has the passion to remain Essendon’s skipper if he feels he is up to the task.

‘I won’t be captain if I don’t think I can do it to the level required,’ Watson said.

LISTEN: Hear from Essendon captain Jobe Watson before the game

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Two traditional rivals face off on the final day of the Home and Away season.

It’s been a long season for both the Magpies and the Bombers, and both would love nothing more than to cap it off with a win over the archenemy.

LISTEN: Collingwood CEO Gary Pert spoke to 3AW Football before the game

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TODAY’S LINE-UP from 12PM: Matthew Richardson, Cameron Ling, Tim Lane, Tony Leonard, Mick Warner, and Sam ‘Scoop’ McClure. 

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