Blog log from EF of 2018: Melbourne vs Geelong

Ablett misses a running snap from the pocket 30m out.
Petracca passes to Tom McDonald to mark in front of Tuohy 40m out on the flank on a rebound around the outer wing started by Gawn’s intercept in defence. TMac boots the first goal. (Q1 6:13)
Tom McDonald beats Blicavs and Henderson to mark a high speculator by Tyson in a pack 25m out near the boundary. He misses a much tougher set shot. (Q1 8:58)
Lewis marks the kick in over Parfitt on the edge of the centre square, he kicks intelligently to the benefit of Gawn in front of Bews at the hotspot, he goals! (Q1 9:33)
Neal-Bullen snaps off a step from the boundary 20m out after roving a smothered kick by Harmes, the kick is a high wobbler and just wide. (Q1 12:52)
Murdoch stuffs up what should have been an easy mark to Menegola near CHF, the Demons sweep through midfield, Harmes gets behind the Cat defence to mark 20m out for another one! (Q1 14:38)
Hannan roves a Harmes centre clearance but shanks it OOTF from the hotspot. (Q1 15:51)
Parfitt dives in front of Salem to mark a poked pass off the left boot of Henderson to 40m near the boundary. His set shot is across the face and rushed. (Q1 19:38)
Abbott is pinged for a block on Weideman 25m out on the flank, who makes him pay with the fourth Demon goal in a row to start the match. (Q1 22:39)
Weideman stands tall between two tall Cats and marks a Melksham set shot from half forward that drops short. He shoots from 5m after the QT siren and boots his second goal! (Q1 28:09)
Tom McDonald marks and misses from deep in the pocket 20m out. (Q2 3:27)
Viney strips Ablett in a tackle in midfield, Jones passes to Tom McDonald whose set shot from just on 50m is short and rushed. (Q2 5:10)
Neal-Bullen roves a Gawn contest at the hotspot and checksides wide. (Q2 6:27)
Stewart runs up the guts and goes long to Kelly who draws a free on Lewis for a hold at the hotspot. He kicks truly, Geelong’s belated first. (Q2 8:23)
Hawkins marks 40m out on a slight angle and boots his first goal of the evening. (Q2 15:08)
Salem receives from Spargo for a snap off a step from 40m on a slight angle, but misses. (Q2 19:24)
Abbott marks over Weideman in a big pack 25m out on the flank but misses. (Q2 21:53)
Menegola plays on to advantage from a free to Menzel at the hotspot but hits the post from 15m! (Q2 23:10)
Oscar McDonald feeds Jones for a running snap from 45m on the flank under no pressure, but he misses. (Q2 26:39)
Hawkins marks on the lead 20m out deep in the pocket and threads the needle for the first goal oF Q3, their third in a row. (Q3 3:17)
Bews falls over at the wrong time to allow Melksham to mark a Harmes centre clearance too easily, the Dee plays on from the hotspot and goals. (Q3 4:37)
Menzel gives to Kelly for a checkside off a step from the boundary 25m out, but it’s narrow. (Q3 6:42)
Ablett gives to Dangerfield who sprays a snap off a few steps from near the hotspot, that was an easy one. (Q3 7:13)
Harmes sprays a low percentage snap from 45m near the boundary OOTF. (Q3 11:36)
Scott Selwood gives to Menzel streaming free down the flank in space, he reaches 20m and hits the post! Oh dear. (Q3 12:37)
Vandenberg gives to Salem who misses off the left running sideways at full tilt from 45m in front. (Q3 15:38)
Hawkins is paid a juggling mark from a Tuohy kick to 40m on the flank that Lewis complains he punched first, but it’s reversed for a scuffle on the interchange bench! (Q3 18:08)
The free was against Joel Selwood for scragging Melksham. (Q3 18:23)
Tyson just misses a snap from 45m on a slight angle. (Q3 20:03)
Neal-Bullen runs to CHF on a fast break and decides against shooting in space, he pokes a pass to Petracca 25m out on a slight angle who misses as he so often does. (Q3 22:38)
Neal-Bullen gets another chance in a pack near CHF and this time goes himself… wide. (Q3 23:07)
Hawkins marks on a hard lead to 40m on the boundary, his set shot is across the face and rushed. (Q3 24:53)
Viney pumps the ball to the hotspot, Petracca sharks a Parfitt handball and gives wide to Jones who makes no mistake this time, are the Demons finally home? (Q4 1:01)
Scott Selwood gives to Tuohy at half forward running up from defence in trademark style, he breaks an Oscar McDonald tackle and screws through a nice goal from near the hotspot. (Q4 5:11)
Henderson falls over on the wing to allow Hannan to gather a long ball and run into an acre of space, he reaches 20m and just about seals the deal with his first goal! (Q4 14:18)
Kelly roves a pressured Hibberd handball deep in the pocket but his attempted Daicos special bounces into the near goalpost. (Q4 16:04)
Spargo feeds Harmes for a snap outside a pack 45m out on a slight angle but that sails wide. (Q4 18:06)
Tyson kicks long to the square from the HFF, Weideman flashes across the front of the pack to mark, play on and kick the official sealer. (Q4 20:52)
Hannan has a set shot from near CHF punched through for a behind by Abbott. (Q4 22:11)
Murdoch gets some junk on the run from 20m on the flank, to the boos of the remaining crowd. (Q4 23:54)
Duncan gets some more junk from half forward. (Q4 25:41)
Neal-Bullen gets some garbage from a set shot from 20m on the flank. (Q4 28:42)

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