Jy Simpkin (40 disposals), Jaidyn Stephenson (32) and Luke Davies-Uniacke (23) labored exhausting in a dropping trigger.
Essendon have been finest served by Zach Merrett (37 disposals, eight clearances), Mason Redman (32 disposals) and Nick Hind (22), whereas tall swing-man James Stewart performed ahead and kicked three targets – his first scores in two years.
Peter Wright, Kyle Langford and Harrison Jones kicked two targets apiece.
The one bitter be aware for the Bombers was Jye Caldwell’s calf damage.
Already hit exhausting by COVID-19, North Melbourne misplaced Lachie Younger and Jack Mahony as late withdrawals earlier than the bounce.
The pair joined teammates Aidan Corr, Paul Curtis and Aaron Corridor on the sidelines by virus protocols.
Essendon additionally suffered a late blow when Dylan Shiel was dominated out with a hamstring difficulty.
Stringer’s large day started with six disposals, three tackles and three targets within the first quarter.
He would have had a fourth main for the time period if a fast snap had not brushed a North defender’s finger on the purpose line – a reality confirmed by one in all three rating opinions earlier than quarter-time.