See how the Dees made the Dons’ week go from bad to worse with a stunning last-gasp win.
Melbourne have capped a horrible week for Essendon with a pulsating one-point AFL win at the MCG.
Substitute Christian Salem marked and goalled in the last minute to put the Demons ahead and they held on 12.6 (78) to 10.17 (77).
Melbourne did not hit the front until midway through the last quarter and the crisis-plagued Bombers were left ruing their woeful kicking for goal.
The heartbreaking loss follows the news on Thursday that ASADA was issuing show cause notices to 34 current and past Essendon players relating to the club’s supplements scandal.
Apart from the show cause notices, Essendon also lost captain Jobe Watson for potentially the rest of the season early last week with leg surgery.
They lost another leader as a late withdrawal when veteran defender Dustin Fletcher was ruled out with back soreness.