Darcy Parish
MidfielderM
Club-record 44 disposals v. Tigers
MEssendon Bombers
June 5, 2021
Parrish amassed 44 disposals, 11 clearances, eight marks, five tackles, three goal assists and two behinds Saturday as Essendon fell to Richmond 123-84 at Optus Stadium.
ANALYSIS
Parrish set a club-record for disposals in Saturday's contest thanks to a combined 25 kicks (a personal-best) and 19 handballs in and, in doing so, extends a streak of appearances with at least 35 touches to five. He too matched career-highs for clearances and goal assists and tallied a new mark for inside 50s with nine. The 23 year-old has now recorded at least 106 fantasy points in each of Essendon's last seven appearances, averaging 132 points a game along the way. That leaves Parish currently ranked eight-best in the AFL for median fantasy score on the year (113.3) and pacing all league midfielders.
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Continues good run
MEssendon Bombers
May 29, 2021
Parish scored one behind to go with 36 disposals (19 kicks, 17 handballs) while also making four tackles and four marks during Saturday's 87-71 win over West Coast in Round 11.
ANALYSIS
Parish has logged at least 35 disposals in four straight games and that's kept his scores at over 117 fantasy points in each round during that span. While Zach Merrett has the talent to outscore him on a good day, Parish's production is truly impressive and could be key for Essendon's hopes of making the top eight for the Grand Finals.
Spotlights drumming of Bombers
MEssendon Bombers
May 23, 2021
Parish culled 36 disposals, 12 marks, 11 clearances, four tackles and a trio of goal assists Sunday as Essendon knocked off North Melbourne 141-69 at Marvel Stadium.
ANALYSIS
Parish had himself a day against North Melbourne, pairing 19 kicks with 17 handballs to finish the game leader for disposals and either setting or matching personal-bests for clearances, goal assists, inside 50s (7) and rebound 50s (3). The leagues, No. 3 in total clearances (72), No. 9 in total disposals (297) and No. 13 for total score involvements (75) has now scored 106 or more fantasy points in each of Essendon's last six matches and heads into the last weekend of May averaging a jaw-dropping 124.5 a showing for the month.
Excels in win
MEssendon Bombers
May 16, 2021
Parish scored one goal to go with 39 disposals (18 kicks, 21 handballs) while also making four tackles and four marks during Sunday's 68-61 win over Fremantle.
ANALYSIS
Parish has scored at least 100 fantasy points in four straight weeks, so his value may start to level or surpass star teammate Andrew McGrath. That's come courtesy of an impressive run with at least 30 disposals in three of the last four rounds, so keep watching out for Parish when looking for a goos scoring floor and a high potential ceiling.
Masterful again in loss
MEssendon Bombers
May 8, 2021
Parish tallied 35 disposals (17 kicks, 18 handballs), five marks, four tackles and one behind in Saturday's 107-105 loss to Greater Western Sydney.
ANALYSIS
Parish eclipsed 30 disposals for the third time this season and was arguably the Bombers' best player, despite the loss. He is quietly putting together a nice season and certainly looks to have established himself as a player of the future for Essendon. Having now played 100 games, he is now looked to by many of their young players as a leader of the club and should be able to build off his fantastic start to the season.
Solid in loss
MEssendon Bombers
May 2, 2021
Parish logged 26 disposals (17 kicks, nine handballs) and seven tackles during Sunday's 123-107 loss to Essendon.
ANALYSIS
Parish has been the best performer over two straight weeks for the Bombers despite the eventual loss. His ability to score more than Zach Merrett and Andrew McGrath is certainly a big boost to his value and worth monitoring when looking for production from this team.