Blog log from R12 of 2018: Brisbane vs Essendon

Hipwood runs back with the flight and marks a long Rich ball from midfield to 40m out on a slight angle for the first goal of the afternoon. (Q1 2:42)
Hurley roves a rebound kick to a pack on the Bomber HFF and gives to McKenna for a low bullet to Heppell 45m out in front for the first Essendon goal. (Q1 5:42)
Heppell clears from the next centre bounce to McKernan 45m out on a slight angle, his set shot looks rightish but straightens for the goal. (Q1 7:18)
Brisbane takes a chance with a swtich from a HBF through midfield, it comes off as Mayes passes to Martin in front of Bellchambers 30m out on the flank for the goal. (Q1 10:12)
Raynher clears from a secondary ball up in the centre, McStay marks near CHF but shanks it well wide. (Q1 11:45)
Rayner gathers a Witherden grubber and passes from outside CHF to Cutler 50m out on the flank. Cutler shoots wide. (Q1 13:57)
Cutler intercepts a Goddard kick 45m out wide on the flank but misses again with another ungainly kick. (Q1 14:55)
McDonald-Tipungwuti boots his first goal from the top of the square after the benefit of a red hot 50m penalty on Bailey for encroachment. (Q1 18:44)
Baguley wins a HTB free after mowing down a dithering Witherden on the Bomber HFF, and plays on with a long ball to the top of the square which Stringer marks and goals. (Q1 21:28)
Christensen gets a free under a pack 35m out on the flank, but misses. (Q1 24:01)
Redman passes to Fantasia 45m out on a slight angle, who pushes that one way left. (Q2 0:56)
Zorko snaps the first goal of Q2 from a ball in to the pocket after roving a McInerney tap. (Q2 3:56)
Heppell sails through a snap from 45m in front after a rebound around the outer wing. (Q2 6:26)
Smith gives to Brown for a standing snap from 20m deep in the pocket, hits the post. (Q2 11:28)
Andrews spoils McKernan at the top of the square but down to Brown who this time gets the snap on target from 10m out. (Q2 13:26)
Hodge catches Baguley HTB on the wing, Redman is pinged for timewasting, 50m penalty brings Hodge to 20m on a slight angle but he shanks a behind. (Q2 17:26)
Fantasia marks in the pocket and plays on with an inboard pass to Myers 40m out on a slight angle, who tugs it right. (Q2 21:56)
Guelfi turns the ball over by hand deep in defence, Hipwood snaps across the face under heavy pressure from 10m. (Q2 25:45)
McCluggage plays on with no one on the mark in midfield, he lopes to near CHF but just misses. (Q2 27:19)
Hodge is pinged for front-on contact on Green 25m out on a slight angle, who steers through the goal. (Q2 28:42)
Robertson is pinged for arms over the shoulder of McDonald-Tipungwuti 20m out on the flank, Walla misses. (Q2 30:57)
Stringer is over the back to mark a long Brown ball from the HFF for an easy goal. (Q3 6:18)
McKernan has time and space loping down the flank, has options inside but goes himself from 25m… across the face. (Q3 9:48)
Brisbane goes coast to coast from the kick in, Cutler has McStay over the back to run into the open goal. (Q3 10:08)
Berry gives from the pocket to McCluggage steaming down the flank, but the #1 draft pick shoots across the face from 20m under not much pressure. (Q3 13:54)
Cutler drops Merrett off the ball to concede a 50m penalty and bring Stringer from midfield to near the hotspot, but the Package shoots well wide. (Q3 15:33)
Smith marks a McKenna pass 20m out in front and also misses a relatively easy one. (Q3 20:18)
McCluggage strips Baguley in a tackle, Hipwood roves and rams through a trademark snap from near CHF. (Q3 23:13)
Saad is pinged for a throw under a Berry tackle 40m out on a slight angle from the Brisbane goals. Berry kicks truly to begin Q4. (Q4 3:14)
McStay is paid a mark over McGrath 20m out in front from a long Rich ball, he dropped it but the ump said he controlled it on the way down. But he sprays it. (Q4 8:29)
Brown runs forward of the play towards the pocket and bounces through a snap from 20m that was harder than it needed to be. (Q4 9:44)
McCluggage chips in front of Hipwood to mark a Gardiner ball 40m out on the flank, but he also misses. (Q4 12:43)
Witherden intercepts a McKenna rebound kick to 50m on a slight angle, but misses as well. (Q4 14:30)
McDonald-Tipungwuti is front and centre for a long ball to a pack 20m out, he snaps across the body off the left for a classic crumbing goal. (Q4 16:10)
Beams wins a hard footy on the wing and starts a switch play, McInerney marks a long Mayes ball from the other wing in the square for an easy goal. (Q4 18:55)
Brown marks 20m out in front but hits the post, much to the dismay of the healthy Bomber supporter base at the ground who all go aww. (Q4 21:08)
Andrews marks a Witherden ball at half forward and gives off to Zorko who bulets a pass to Cutler 25m out on a slight angle. But Cutler sprays it too. (Q4 22:45)
Dea taps a loose rebound kick to the Bomber HFF down to Guelfi who breaks a Taylor tackle and screws through the sealer from 40m. (Q4 24:12)
Stringer has a pressured snap from a pack 20m out touched off the boot for a point by Beams, but somehow on review it is overturned even though it was clearly off Beams’ hand. (Q4 26:15)
Zorko marks a long Hodge ball in a pack 20m out on a slight angle for a junk time goal with seconds to go. (Q4 29:51)
Christensen gets a set shot from CHF after the siren, but misses. (Q4 30:45)

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