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Blog log from R4 of 2019: Essendon vs Brisbane

Zaharakis sharks a McCluggage handball in the pocket, turns and centres to McDonald-Tipungwuti who marks and goals from next to the hotspot. (Q1 3:46)
Fantasia gives to Baguley on the HFF, he goes long to the square where Stringer shows strong hands to mark in front of Walker and goal. (Q1 5:21)
Mathieson sharks a handball by Hooker at CHF for Brisbane and kicks quickly, Cameron marks next to the behind post but misses. (Q1 7:09)
Hodge fumbles a loose ball in midfield as the Lions play a high defensive line, Shiel mops up and gives to Merrett who goals from 50m on a slight angle. (Q1 8:25)
McStay smothers Hurley on the Lion HFF, can’t get a handle on it but he produces a crumb for McCluggage to pounce on and goal from 20m. (Q1 11:40)
Hipwood roves and feeds Cameron in the pocket who shanks a snap into the behind post OOTF from 20m. (Q1 12:58)
Stringer has Fantasia over the back to gather and run into the open goal after Neale turns the ball over by foot in midfield. (Q1 13:23)
McKenna passes to the lead of McDonald-Tipungwuti 40m out in front, Walla boots his second goal of Q1. (Q1 15:43)
Parish passes to Brown at the hotspot who kicks truly, Bombers most definitely have the jump as their speed is irresistible. (Q1 23:13)
Berry marks in front of Merrett 40m out on a slight angle, but misses. (Q1 26:12)
Baguley is pinged for a tackle on McCarthy that lingers too long, McCarthy lines up from 50m on the flank and bangs through a lovely finish. (Q1 28:16)
Shiel bursts from congestion at half back, he gives to Stringer who reaches half forward then decides to give wide to Baguley who goals on the run from 40m on the flank. (Q1 31:36)
McGrath gets a free on Berry for a push in the back deep in the pocket 20m out after a stoppage, he checksides the first goal of Q2. (Q2 2:34)
McStay misses a long set shot. (Q2 4:21)
Robinson roves in the pocket, baulks and handballs to the top of the square, Martin has pressure and gives off to Berry who finally kicks the goal, almost stuffed that up. (Q2 6:35)
Chaos ball to the Dons square bounces high, Baguley leaps and taps it behind his head to Brown who does the rest from 20m. (Q2 10:21)
McDonald-Tipungwuti snaps wide from a stoppage at the hotspot. (Q2 13:52)
Smith hits the post with a running snap from the pocket 35m out. (Q2 14:12)
Brown has a shot from half forward touched through by Andrews on the line. (Q2 16:21)
Parish passes to McDonald-Tipungwuti on the end of another flowing Dons move through midfield, he doesn’t score from 40m on the flank. (Q2 20:03)
Baguley gives to Stringer who snaps wide from 40m on a slight angle. (Q2 21:27)
McDonald-Tipungwuti marks a tumbler by Baguley to 50m on a slight angle, the set shot doesn’t look pretty but it sneaks inside the near goalpost! (Q2 24:14)
Ambrose is pinged for contact off the ball to Hipwood, who lines up from 45m on the flank and misses badly. (Q2 27:01)
Fantasia snaps truly from 30m in the pocket. (Q2 29:53)
Mathieson does what he does best, dropping the knees to draw a high contact free in traffic, Saad the victim on that one. He shoots after the HT siren and misses from 20m. (Q2 31:08)
Clarke beats Andrews to mark a Heppell pass 20m out on a slight angle, but misses. (Q3 0:17)
Zorko bursts from a stoppage on the wing and goes long to Cameron who gets a free for a Saad jumper tug and misses from 20m in the pocket. (Q3 3:16)
McCluggage keeps a ground ball alive on the boundary and gives to Rich who centres from the HFF to McInerney who marks over Redman at the hotspot, Oscar goals. (Q3 4:11)
Smith marks a Parish speculator to a pack on the flank 45m out, he doesn’t score. (Q3 7:12)
Christensen gives to McCluggage who has few options 35m out on the boundary and decides to go himself… and threads the needle! (Q3 8:42)
Baguley misses on the run from 40m on a slight angle after a fabulous handball by Merrett in midfield starts a quick attack. (Q3 10:48)
McDonald-Tipungwuti marks 30m out on the flank and steers through his fourth goal to steady the Bombers, who weren’t in much real danger even though the Lions had lifted. (Q3 16:21)
Mathieson roves a loose ball and throws it on the boot from 45m on a slight angle, it’s a low mongrel but it wobbles through! And he loves it, as the crowd boos. (Q3 18:17)
Cameron drops a mark at the hotspot, butters up but misses off the left. (Q3 23:16)
McDonald-Tipungwuti drops a mark on the HFF but gets a free for McCluggage barrelling into him, he shoots for five from 40m… it’s good! (Q3 25:43)
McStay marks at the hotspot just before the 3QT siren, he has had a dirty day but that one is good. (Q3 29:01)
Hipwood makes it somewhat interesting with the first goal early in Q4. (Q4 2:32)
Rayner gets a high contact free on Saad 30m out on a slight angle but kicks across the face. (Q4 10:26)
Gardiner’s kick under pressure from the BP dribbles and sits up for McGrath to swoop and kick the official sealer from 40m on a slight angle. (Q4 15:10)
Brown sails through his third goal from a snap from CHF. (Q4 16:30)
McDonald-Tipungwuti snaps his sixth goal from the flank 35m out to a massive roar from the Bomber faithful! (Q4 24:16)
McDonald-Tipungwuti marks on the HFF and goes quickly to the pocket for Stringer 15m out, who misses. (Q4 25:45)
It’s the McDonald-Tipungwuti show, Robertson spoils him at half forward but he lands like a cat, roves and pops through number seven from 25m! (Q4 30:16)

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