Richmond champion Dustin Martin maintained his remarkable recent form over Essendon in last night’s blockbuster Dreamtime in Perth clash at Optus Stadium.

Martin went into the game having racked up 16 out of a possible 21 Brownlow Medal votes in his previous seven encounters with the Dons.

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Round 12: Martin kicks three

Watch Dustin Martin's highlights from the Dreamtime in Perth win against Essendon.

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He finished with a team-high 27 disposals, four marks, four inside-50s, five clearances, including four centre clearances, three goals, six score involvements and 426 metres gained in the Tigers’ 39-point victory.

Although Bombers midfielder Darcy Parish deservedly won the Yiokeen Award for being best on ground, Dusty is bound to collect more Brownlow votes from the match.

Here is a statistical snapshot of Dusty’s dominance against Essendon during the past six seasons . . .

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Round 12: 'It's probably my favourite game of the year' - Martin

Dustin Martin addresses the media following the Dreamtime in Perth win over Essendon.

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Round 10, 2016

38 disposals, 15 contested possessions, seven clearances, six inside-50s, 10 marks, 263 metres gained, three Brownlow Medal votes.

Round 17, 2016

43 disposals, 22 contested possessions, 14 clearances, six inside-50s, six marks, four tackles, two goals, 584 metres gained, three Brownlow votes.

Round 10, 2017

30 disposals, 13 contested possessions, six clearances, five inside-50s, five marks, seven tackles, one goal, 356 metres gained, three Brownlow votes.

Round 11, 2018

28 disposals, 13 contested possessions, seven clearances, four inside-50s, five marks, one goal, 385 metres gained, two Brownlow votes.

Round 22, 2018

26 disposals, 10 contested possessions, six inside-50s, three clearances, 10 marks, four goals, 445 metres gained, three Brownlow votes.

Round 10, 2019

35 disposals, 10 contested possessions, eight clearances, eight inside-50s, seven marks, 707 metres gained, one Brownlow vote.

Round 13, 2020

30 disposals, 17 contested possessions, nine inside-50s, seven clearances, one goal, 651 metres gained, one Brownlow vote.

Round 12, 2021

27 disposals, 10 contested possessions, four inside-50s, five clearances, three goals, six score involvements, 426 metres gained.