Blog log from R21 of 2018: Essendon vs St Kilda

McGrath clears from the first centre bounce to Fantasia 45m out on a slight angle well in front of Brown, Orazio boots the first goal of round 21. (Q1 1:06)
Gresham bounces through the first goal for the Saints from the HFF on the end of a rebound around members wing. (Q1 7:01)
Baguley has a shepherd from Fantasia to give him space and time for a running snap from 40m near the boundary, but it’s narrow. (Q1 8:46)
McKenzie burns the ball by foot from half back, Mitch Brown marks at CHF but misses. (Q1 11:26)
Heppell beats Acres to the crumb from a stoppage in the pocket, he snaps across the body for a nice goal from the hotspot. (Q1 12:51)
Lonie runs back with the flight to mark over McKenna near the top of the square for his first goal of the evening. (Q1 15:28)
Another target missed by the Saints behind the centre line, Heppell mops up the Steven kick clanger and has Langford near the hotspot for another goal from a turnover. (Q1 18:21)
Ross passes to Marshall 45m out on a slight angle, who sprays it OOTF. (Q1 20:07)
After a trademark scything Saad run from CHB, Anthony McDonald-Tipungwuti bounces a pass to Fantasia who baulks at the hotspot but hits the post. (Q1 21:48)
A lull as Saad is stretchered off. (Q1 25:52)
Billings has a set shot near CHF, he sails that one through as the Saad stretcher goes down the race. (Q1 26:35)
The Dons boss the nexty centre bounce through Merrett and Smith, McDonald-Tipungwuti snaps the quick goal from 25m on the flank. (Q1 27:52)
A melee starts on the Bombers HFF, Francis gets a free plus 50m to put him 20m out for a charity goal. (Q1 31:13)
Geary roves a loose ball at the Saint hotspot and gives outside to Steven who wastes it. (Q1 33:39)
The kick in by Hooker goes to a contest on the HBF, Lonie gives to Billings who runs around the pocket and goals from 20m with seconds to go to QT. (Q1 34:32)
Gresham leads up from the square in front of McNiece to mark a Geary pass 30m out on a slight angle, but misses as so many Saints have done this year from gettable locations. (Q2 2:55)
Membrey can’t mark a ball at his bootlaces in the pocket but butters up and gives to Armitage, his handball to the square is perfect for Gresham to gather and goal. (Q2 4:11)
Gresham marks a nice Membrey pass 20m out on a slight angle, plays on but hits the post. (Q2 6:16)
Marshall passes to Membrey 45m out on a slight angle after a rebound around the outer wing, he misses. (Q2 7:51)
McNiece smothers a Lonie snap from the pocket to prevent a score. The Bombers go coast to coast on the rebound, Zaharakis gives to Colyer who misses from 50m on a slight angle. (Q2 11:16)
The Saints can’t rebound past half back, Parish passes to Langford 45m out on a slight angle who misses. (Q2 11:51)
Hooker beats Carlisle to mark a long McKenna bomb near the behind post and boots his first goal to give the Bombers the lead. (Q2 14:36)
Stringer marks on the lead 50m out on the flank, runs in right and shoots left. (Q2 16:23)
Fantasia smashes Freeman just after marking in the centre, ump pays 50m to bring him 40m out in front, Freeman kicks his first goal and the entire team gets around him! (Q2 20:24)
Steele feeds Freeman for a pressured snap from 40m on a slight angle, that one floats wide. (Q2 21:28)
McKenna passes to Bellchambers 45m out on a slight angle then runs to receive from the ruckman for the running shot, that one sails through! (Q2 22:52)
Heppell receives from Myers after the next centre bounce but misses from CHF. (Q2 24:07)
Webster delivers a hospital ball across full back to the bootlaces of McKenzie, Stringer mops up the fumble and snaps truly from 25m. (Q2 25:22)
McKenna bounces thrice on a scoot down members wing, his long ball to the hotspot is towards McDonald-Tipungwuti who draws an arm chop free on Webster, another goal Essendon. (Q2 26:36)
Parish catches Steven HTB in the centre, free kicks comes off the back of a pack at half forward to McDonald-Tipungwuti on his won 40m out ona slight angle, Walla turns and goals! (Q2 29:02)
Colyer passes to Langform 40m out on the flank after Hurley catches Gresham HTB at CHB to start a rebound through midfield. Langford misses. (Q3 0:41)
Myers passes to Fantasia 45m out on the flank, the goal umpire arches the back to watch the ball sail over his peaked cap. (Q3 3:21)
Billings sharks a McGrath give at half forward and goes high to the square, Marshall roves and gives to Lonie who goals falling onto his back from 20m. (Q3 5:29)
Ross runs away from congestion on the wing, his inside 50 kick is a bit of a sack but Membrey marks in front of Hurley near the hotspot… and misses badly. (Q3 8:23)
Acres passes short to Lonie 35m ou ton the flank, he chooses to play on but his snap doesn’t make the distance, no score. (Q3 9:05)
McKenna has Stringer over the back on a fast break up the guts started on the HBF with a switch, the Package strolls into the open goal. (Q3 10:53)
Myers marks a short Heppell pass in front of McKenzie 40m out on the flank after a run with two bounces by McGrath up the guts. He goals, Essendon in control. (Q3 15:53)
McDonald-Tipungwuti catches Rice HTB 30m out on a slight angle and chips through his fourth goal. (Q3 18:38)
Fantasia misses on the run from 45m on the flank. (Q3 19:54)
Newnes snaps wide from a stoppage on the HFF. (Q3 21:39)
Myers goes to Stringer 55m out on the flank, he wheels and shoots but it’s OOTF. (Q3 22:49)
Parish passes to Heppell 40m out on a slight angle who misses. (Q3 23:09)
Smith intercepts a Webster kick to the HBF 40m out, credit to pressure by Fantasia. His set shot falls for no score. (Q3 24:34)
Bellchambers gets a set shot 25m out on a slight angle but misses as well. (Q3 25:39)
Fantasia marks 45m out on the flank, he also misses. (Q3 26:19)
Brown feeds Smith for the first goal of Q4 garbage time, a classy snap from the HFF. (Q4 0:36)
Newnes marks a Ross pass over Zaharakis 40m out on a slight angle for some junk. (Q4 4:51)
Long takes a nice mark over Membrey and Hurley at the hotspot for some more garbage. (Q4 6:21)
Billings marks at the hotspot but again he wants to play on and his snap is touched off the boot for a point. (Q4 9:18)
Colyer passes over a hapless Armitage to Stringer in the pocket 25m out, who passes to McDonald-Tipungwuti 15m out for his fifth major, a personal best. (Q4 14:06)
Ross kicks quickly to the square from half forward where Marshall gets an arm chop free on Brown for some refuse. (Q4 16:51)
Zaharakis passes to Myers 45m out on a slight angle after Stringer and Merrett work a ground ball outside from the pocket. Myers, who has had a good night, kicks truly. (Q4 19:16)
Langford gets the Bomber fans cheering with a snap goal from the HFF after the Dons boss the next centre bounce through Merrett. (Q4 20:51)
Sinclair soccers a loose ball wide from 10m after a scramble. (Q4 23:29)
Paton marks 40m out near the boundary and threads the needle for his first senior goal. (Q4 26:32)
Stringer breaks a tackle on the HFF but misses a relatively easy snap from 30m after doing all the hard work. (Q4 29:06)

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