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Blog log from R1 of 2020: Essendon vs Fremantle

Townsend catches Darcy HTB at half forward, he gives off to Devon Smith who rams home the first goal from 50m on a slight angle. (Q1 0:00)
Langford marks 45m out on a slight angle but misses. (Q1 0:00)
Townsend marks in a one-on-one with Cox under a high ball to 25m on the flank, he goals. (Q1 0:00)
Fyfe gives behind a pack on the HFF to Cerra who misses off a step from 45m. (Q1 6:10)
Laverde hits the lead of Fantasia 45m out on the flank on the end of a fast rebound through the centre, Orazio roosts a lovely set shot right over the goal umpire’s cap. (Q1 13:31)
Smith passes to Laverde near the hotspot after good work in the buildup by Snelling, that set shot sails through as well. Bombers have the jump in the silence! (Q1 15:37)
Lobb contests a McCarthy bomb from the centre to the hotspot, then receives from Crowden and throws the ball on the boot for the first goal for the Dockers. (Q1 17:09)
Taberner marks a quick Walters kick from a pack over Hurley on the behind line and boots his first goal. (Q1 17:09)
Townsend marks in a battle with Logue 40m out on the flank but his set shot is wide and rushed. (Q1 22:37)
Townsend marks an intelligent McDonald-Tipungwuti kick over Logue 15m out on a slight angle, he goals again to cap off an excellent Q1. (Q1 24:07)
Smith roves a McGrath clearance from midfield to the hotspot but snaps wide under pressure. (Q2 0:42)
Fantasia centres from the HFF to Saad 40m out on a slight angle, who misses. (Q2 3:08)
Sturt roosts a big set shot from 45m near the boundary and just squeezes it inside the near goalpost and across the line for his first senior goal! (Q2 5:03)
Stringer plays on after marking a Shiel pass and sails through a quality finish from 55m on a slight angle after running off Fyfe at the next centre bounce. (Q2 6:53)
A Bewley diagonal kick from HBF opens the field up for Fremantle, the Cerra pass goes to Taberner in the opposite FPO 20m out for a behind. (Q2 14:39)
Fantasia marks inside 50 and turns for a pass to Stringer 25m out on the flank after an attack started from behind members wing. The Package misses. (Q2 16:09)
Colyer marks 45m out on the flank, his set shot is narrow. (Q2 17:40)
Townsend draws a high contact free on Cox in the pocket 25m out, his set shot is straight through the hi-diddle-diddle for goal number three. (Q2 19:35)
Stringer marks 50m out on a slight angle and hits the post. (Q3 0:38)
Sturt tucks the ball under the arm to burn off two Essendon chasers on the wing then kicks long to the advantage of Taberner to mark 20m out on a slight angle… miss. (Q3 3:23)
Shiel shoots across the face from a set shot 40m out on the flank. (Q3 6:48)
Darcy roves his own contest to a Taberner bomb to the hotspot and feeds Colyer whose snap across the body is just narrow. (Q3 7:34)
Lobb intercept at half back and has Colyer on his own at the hotspot after some chaotic play. Colyer makes no mistake. (Q3 12:04)
Cerra spoils a Zaharakis pass to Snelling at the hotspot but the Don gathers and breaks a tackle for a fine goal. (Q3 16:59)
Cerra passes to Tucker 50m out on a slight angle, who doesn’t score with an attempt on goal. (Q4 7:27)
Lobb snaps across his body after contesting in ruck then receiving from Tucker outside a stoppage 40m out on the flank, that one screws through! (Q4 8:52)
Darcy marks a Cox kick 45m out on a slight angle, he hits the square and the Dons rebound. (Q4 10:16)
Walters gives to Brayshaw who misses on the run from 40m on the flank. (Q4 12:36)
McCarthy checksides off a step from 40m on a slight angle but it’s just wide. (Q4 13:35)
Freo forces more repeat inside 50s and eventually Walters marks an Aish kick from the pocket to 20m on a slight angle, he goals. (Q4 14:33)
Two goals the margin, 6:23 to go. Can Fremantle pull off a great escape like they did multiple times last season? (Q4 15:13)
Smith roves on the HFF, wheels onto his right and centres for Stringer 35m out on a slight angle. The Package misses, 4:47 to go and three kicks in it. (Q4 17:33)
Walters passes to Sturt 50m out on a slight angle, Hurley punches his head to give away 50m and ensure the goal! (Q4 18:33)
4:14 to go and seven points in it. This is very Fremantle. (Q4 18:55)
Conca roves in the BP but is smothered by McDonald-Tipungwuti, the ball flips to Stringer who snaps the sealing goal from 20m! (Q4 20:55)
Sturt has a one-on-one with Hurley and manages to win it to mark on his chest and goal from the hotspot. (Q4 22:30)
2:27 at the next bounce, still two kicks in it. (Q4 23:13)
Brayshaw gets his chance with a running snap from 30m on a slight angle but fluffs it, a goal the difference with 1:42 to go. (Q4 24:53)
Stoppage at half forward for Fremantle, 28 seconds to go. (Q4 26:30)
Smith roves and handballs to the boundary, throw in on the wing, 19 seconds. (Q4 26:47)
Cerra earns a free for a push in the back, 11 seconds left, this will go inside 50… (Q4 27:28)
Tarberner can’t mark at the hotspot, Hurley smothered, siren sounds and Essendon wins! (Q4 27:28)

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