Brooke’s wife, Richmond star Trent Cotchin, posted CCTV footage of an Essendon fan outside their home at 1.45am after the Tigers’ tight end loss to the Bombers.
Essendon’s 10.11 (71) to 10.10 (70) win on Saturday night snapped a 13-game losing streak against Richmond at Dreamtime in a G.I.
It also ends the Bombers’ four-game losing streak and breaks Richmond’s eight-win Dreamtime streak.
After the game, three Tigers fans were videotaped walking near the Cotchin family home, one of whom decided to double back and place a grenade launcher over the front gate for a few seconds before retrieving it and walking away.
Cotchin, a mother of three, posted the bizarre snaps to Instagram the next day with the caption: “1.45am – hanging their Essendon sweater over our fence”.
Brooke Cotchin, wife of Richmond star Trent Cotchin, has posted CCTV footage of an Essendon fan’s bizarre act in front of their home in the early hours of the morning.
Bombers coach Brad Scott hailed the result on Saturday as an important win, highlighting the club’s turbulent history over the past decade in the wake of the infamous nutritional supplement scandal.
It was really important on two fronts. “There’s only so long you can keep talking about effort and playing well… It becomes hard to keep pushing the message when you don’t get the score,” said Scott.
“But I would never underestimate what Essendon fans have been through over the past decade and that streak (against Richmond), it was hard for them.
Scott also praised captain Zach Merritt, who was the clear Yukine Trophy winner as the best pitch in the Dreamtime game.
He had a game-high 39 disposals and brought Essendon home.
Scott said Merritt reminded him of playing alongside Michael Voss during their glory days in Brisbane.
“He’s a better player than I thought he was…he has an incredible will to win,” Scott said of Merritt.
The Bombers seemed to be almost gone when Dustin Martin hit a 50-meter bomb in the last minute of the final season to put Richmond 18 points ahead.
Bombers coach Brad Scott (pictured) hailed the result on Saturday as an important win, highlighting the club’s troubled history over the past decade in the wake of the controversy.
Scott hailed captain Zack Merritt (pictured), who was the clear winner of the Yiooken Cup as the best pitch in the heart-warming Dreamtime match.
And Judson Clark made the Bombers pay for another turnover, catching a field goal midway through to put the Tigers up two goals midway through the quarter.
But the bombers found a way.
Durham was playing for Richmond in the French Football League two years ago when Essendon picked him in the mid-season draft and he never looked back.
Jake Stringer’s snap found him at the top of the goal box at the frantic last moment and he kicked the match-winner.
It was an intense pressure game, with a series of flops.
Ryan Mansell had a shot on goal for Richmond late last season but more importantly it went all out keeping the door open for Essendon.
Essendon’s 10.11 (71) to 10.10 (70) win broke a 13-game losing streak against Richmond
Quarterback Dylan Schell (Calf) was a late withdrawal in a slam dunk for the Raiders, who started slowly, but somehow led at quarter time.
Richmond looked for much of the latter period as if they had taken the lead in the game, with Essendon pounding the ball in attack and Tiger defenders clearing the ball easily.
But Essendon has found its way through. It became an arm’s wrestle to the last minute and Durham winner of a match – the only time Essendon led in the second half.
Martin and Bolton were the best for Richmond, while Jordan Ridley shone in defense for Essendon.
While Richmond almost broke the game open early in the final term, coach Damien Hardwicke said they were playing “very poorly”.
“We basically can’t do anything reasonably well,” he said.