Blog log from R21 of 2017: Essendon vs Adelaide

Douglas passes to Walker just outside 50m on a slight angle after Brown catches McDonald-Tipungwuti HTB on the wing. Tex misses. (Q1 1:49)
McGovern leaps and marks a very high ball at the hotspot over Gleeson and Hurley, paid even though it came off Gleeson’s arm. He boots the first goal. (Q1 4:01)
Stewart runs from a pack on the HFF inside for the give, to Leuenberger and thence to McKenna running up from defence to snap the first Bomber goal from 40m in the corridor. (Q1 6:17)
Jenkins gets a push free on Hurley on the wing and sails a hopeful ball to a big pack at the hotspot… Greenwood flies and marks third in line for his first goal. (Q1 12:37)
Parish drops a mark near CHF but follows up to tap the crumb to Myers who misses off the left boot. (Q1 15:18)
Walker marks a Jenkins ball behind Ambrose near the behind post on a fast break for his first goal. (Q1 16:14)
Myers is pinged for HTB under a Cameron tackle 45m out on a slight angle, who misses. (Q1 17:37)
The Dons go coast to coast on the kick in up the guts, Daniher has Stewart over the back to mark over Lever at the hotspot and goal. (Q1 18:47)
McKenna mops up an errant Knight handball to no one on the wing, and passes to Stewart 40m out on a slight angle. Stewart just misses right. (Q1 21:47)
Heppell gets a free at a ball up 40m out on the flank for a hold of the arm by Douglas. He runs in left and shoots way left, shank for no score. (Q1 23:52)
Matt Crouch mops up a terrible kick from the BP by McGrath and gives to Smith who snaps truly from the hotspot. (Q1 25:37)
McGrath turns the ball over again from defence to Sloane on the wing, he goes quickly to the flank 40m out and hits Douglas just before the QT siren. Douglas makes McGrath pay. (Q1 28:40)
McDonald-Tipungwuti gives to Stewart for a left foot snap across the body at the hotspot.. just wide. (Q2 0:12)
Leuenberger kicks long and high down the flank where Daniher is one out with Talia, the former wins the wrestle to mark 20m out and goal. (Q2 1:36)
Daniher draws a high contact free wrestling with Lever for his second goal from 15m out. (Q2 3:59)
Zaharakis it was with the goal assist pass. (Q2 4:56)
Stewart mows down Kelly in the BP, looks inside after mopping up but goes himself from 20m with a checkside… narrow. (Q2 5:54)
Myers wins a one on one with Laird on the ground on the wing, fends and runs away for the long ball down the flank… crumb falls to the back where Daniher soccers his third of Q2! (Q2 10:08)
McGovern sharks a pressured James Kelly handball on the HFF and gives to Douglas who snaps a nice goal from 35m. (Q2 11:14)
Lynch marks a Betts ball in the pocket, plays on and snaps his first goal. (Q2 12:39)
Atkins runs free down the wing on a slow rebound and passes to McGovern on the lead 25m out on the flank. McGovern kicks very straight, two for him. (Q2 20:07)
Walker marks a Cameron pass from outside CHF in front of Gleeson at 40m on the flank. He boots goal number two with no problem. (Q2 23:40)
Douglas gives to Knight for a checkside goal from 20m after McKenna runs into trouble on the rebound near the hotspot. (Q2 25:48)
Lynch is over the back at the hotspot for a Walker torpedo from the centre, he saunters to the top of the square and… MISSES! Oh dear. (Q2 27:56)
Atkins plays on to advantage for the first goal of Q3 from the HFF. Essendon are trying hard but this is already looking like junk time. (Q3 2:26)
Mackay misses a snap from the HFF. (Q3 5:54)
Mackay runs ahead of Gleeson to rove a Walker contest on the HFF and sail through another one for the rampaging Crows. This is non-competitive. (Q3 12:35)
Hooker marks and goals from a tough spot on the HFF to give the home Bomber fans something to cheer. (Q3 14:10)
Hooker gets another chance with a snap from much the same spot, and repeats the dose! That has got the crowd buzzing. (Q3 16:31)
Laverde gives to Watson who gets the crowd on their feet with a snap goal from near CHF, the Bombers all rush to the retiring champion! (Q3 17:41)
Zaharakis misses from half forward after Jake Kelly gets caught in possession. (Q3 19:50)
Knight marks deep in the pocket 25m out and shoots across the face. (Q3 21:55)
Hooker marks 50m out on a slight angle, has options inside but goes himself… and boots his third goal of Q3! (Q3 23:41)
Lynch links on the wing as he so often does, Sloane’s speculator lands in the breadbasket of Walker 35m out on a slight angle. Tex misses, though. (Q3 25:49)
Walker delivers a lovely soccer-style cross from the wing to the fat side where Smith is running up from defence in space, he runs to 35m on a slight angle for the big goal. (Q3 28:56)
Cameron marks at half forward, loses a boot, kicks bootless off the right to Jenkins to mark in front of Hurley just before the 3QT siren. Jenkins goals from the hotspot. (Q3 29:55)
Betts soccers a behind from close range. (Q4 1:29)
Daniher marks at true CHF, runs in left and shoots left. (Q4 2:59)
Hooker gets a 50m penalty to out him at CHF, he roosts goal number four. Technically this game is still live, but the Bombers don’t look ultra enthused. (Q4 7:12)
Stewart sails through another one from a long set shot from the HFF, now the energy levels are rising again! (Q4 8:30)
Jenkins marks in front of Hurley after a long ball clears a Walker contest 40m out in front. Jenkins steadies the Crows once again with goal number two. (Q4 9:45)
Greenwood marks at the hotspot and hits the post at the halfway point of Q4. (Q4 14:05)
McGovern marks at the hotspot and also misses. (Q4 16:05)
Colyer is the next Bomber to sail through a set shot from outside 50, this one from the HFF. Dons are not lying down. (Q4 18:20)
Betts gather a loose ball at half forward with McGrath on his hammer as he has been all night, he jinks and passes short to Jenkins who goals from 40m on a slight angle. (Q4 19:50)
Jenkins leaps in front of Hurley to mark 25m out on the flank for a miss. (Q4 22:20)
Howlett passes to Leuenberger to mark in front of Talia in the pocket 25m out. Leuey’s set shot is a shank, no score. (Q4 23:55)
McGovern marks 25m out on the flank, on the end of a rebound around the outer wing. He kicks a champagne footy goal, three for him. (Q4 25:55)
Matt Crouch gives to his brother Brad for a snap from the HFF, that one sails through too. Party time. (Q4 27:07)

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