After a bye week in Round 13 of the VFL season, North Melbourne is back in action against the old enemy this weekend.

Essendon will be travelling to Arden Street in Round 14, with North keen for a repeat effort of the clash between the two sides earlier in the season.

The Roos ran out as 15-point winners in Round 6, with the likes of Tristan Xerri, Kade Answerth and Will Phillips all playing starring roles in a brilliant team performance.

A strong finish to the season could see North mount a late push for finals football, and a win against a 20th placed Essendon side would send a message to the rest of the competition.

Match details:
North Melbourne v Essendon
Sunday, July 18 - 2:05pm
Arden Street Oval