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Blog log from R21 of 2019: Essendon vs Western Bulldogs

Stringer tumbles a punt from the first centre bounce to the hotspot, McKernan taps towards the pocket for Shiel to run onto and snap the first goal from 15m. (Q1 0:42)
Dunkley feeds Johannisen running from the centre circle on a rebound up the guts through CHF to 45m, but he snaps wide. (Q1 5:17)
Dale marks a Bontempelli pass in front of Langford 40m out on a slight angle but misses. (Q1 5:58)
Ambrose catches Smith high as they fall on a loose ball near the Dog goalsquare after a Dale contest, Smith goals. (Q1 8:53)
McDonald-Tipungwuti clears from the next centre bounce to the lead of Brown in front of Roughead 45m out on the flank, who hits the post. (Q1 10:24)
Naughton flies for a contested grab over Gleeson at the hotspot for his first goal of the evening. (Q1 12:16)
Lipinski tumbles a punt from a pack on the wing towards McLean, McNiece spoils but the crumb falls over the back and he fumbles it, Dickson eventually volleys home from the square. (Q1 14:48)
Macrae catches Clarke HTB on the HFF, plays on and misses. (Q1 16:45)
Macrae gives to Dale who has time and space in the pocket, he ignores multiple teammates waving for a pass and goes himself from 25m… OOTF. (Q1 18:29)
Lipinski has a moment to think on the HFF after another repeat inside 50 for the Dogs, he chooses to pass to McLean at the hotspot, good decision as he goals. (Q1 19:33)
Macrae runs away from congestion on the wing and goes long to Dickson 45m out in the corridor. Dickson is a dead-eyed dick as usual, his second goal. (Q1 25:44)
Another fast break goal to the Bulldogs, this time set up by McLean beating Hooker on the wing, Dale gives Dunkley a Joe the Goose special for his 16th touch before QT! (Q1 28:14)
McLean is over the back to mark a long Schache ball and goal from the square, yet another fast break goal to the Bullies from a turnover between the arcs. (Q2 5:25)
Dickson has position on McNiece to mark a Macrae pass from CHF to 20m out for his third goal. (Q2 9:55)
Dale catches Gleeson HTB 30m out on a slight angle for another one. It’s a procession at this point. (Q2 13:10)
Stringer marks on the wing, bounces off Roughead and tries his luck from 55m on a slight angle to an empty goalface… slides just wide left. (Q2 17:53)
Macrae tackles Shiel on the Dons HFF but falls in his back, Shiel’s free kick from 50m falls short and is off hands for a point. (Q2 24:41)
McLean kicks long from midfield to near the hotspot, Naughton has two on him but gets a free for a hold by Redman, it was there. Naughton pops it through just before HT. (Q2 26:56)
Dickson mows Heppell down in midfield to force a turnover, the Dogs sweep forward with two bounces by Bontempelli, Schache contests 20m out, McLean roves and goals. (Q3 1:17)
Hooker tries to play on around the behind line but Schache smothers and the ball skids to the square for Dale to volley home. That sums up the Bombers’ night. (Q3 5:02)
Merrett passes short to Langford just inside true CHF on a slow play. Langford misses. (Q3 6:57)
McLean roves his own contest at the top of the square but misses off a step over his left shoulder. (Q3 7:57)
Lloyd screws a snap from deep in the pocket into the post. (Q3 9:40)
Lloyd sprays a rather easy snap from near the hotspot. (Q3 11:34)
Hayes feeds Dale who sails through the next Bulldog goal from near CHF, Naughton and Ambrose wrestle after the ball sails through but the ump takes pity, no double score. (Q3 14:42)
McDonald-Tipungwuti gives over the top to Dylan Clarke who sprays a rather easy snap on the trot from 35m on the flank. (Q3 18:33)
As you knew they might, the Bullies sweep forward on the rebound around members wing and get a fast break going, Hayes goals on the run from 45m on a slight angle. (Q3 19:33)
Schache gets a front-on contact free on McNiece at the hotspot for another one. (Q3 20:43)
Johannisen bounces through the next goal for the rampaging Doggies after receiving from Dickson who had roved a Naughton contest at the hotspot. (Q3 25:05)
McKenna passes to McKernan at CHF who misses badly, much to the vocal disgust of the few remaining Bomber supporters. (Q3 26:58)
Schache marks a Bontempelli pass next to the square for his second goal to kick off Q4 junk time. (Q4 0:47)
Dale marks 40m out on a slight angle but misses. (Q4 3:24)
Dunkley intercepts the kick in and passes inboard to Bontempelli 45m out on a slight angle, who also misses. (Q4 4:42)
McGrath turns the ball over by foot at half back, Dogs everywhere and it’s Lloyd who marks 20m out in the pocket and kicks truly to push the margin into three figures. (Q4 5:35)
Macrae roves at the hotspot and gives wide to Richards who misses from 30m on the flank. (Q4 9:24)
Schache plays on to snap another one from the hotspot after a holding free to Dale against Gleeson. (Q4 10:52)
Lipinski passes to Hayes in the pocket 25m out on the end of yet another flowing rebound move by the Dogs, he screws through another goal. (Q4 14:02)
Shiel catches Wood HTB at a stoppage 40m out on the flank but shoots wide, much to the delight of the Bulldog faithful. (Q4 16:43)
Richards gives to Macrae outside a pack, he pops through another one off a step from 40m on a slight angle. (Q4 18:40)
McDonald-Tipungwuti snaps truly from a stoppage near the hotspot, the Bulldog fans in the crowd give their opposition an ironic cheer. (Q4 21:53)
Langford goes long to the square from the HFF where Wood is pinged for a block on Baguley, this is some of the smelliest junk imaginable, Baguley goals. (Q4 23:33)
Baguley marks a Merrett kick on the behind line for another piece of useless garbage. (Q4 26:36)

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