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Blog log from R9 of 2020: Essendon vs Brisbane

Cameron marks a Hipwood kick 40m out on the flank but misses to start things off. (Q1 0:43)
McCarthy snaps the first goal of the evening with a kick around the body from 40m on a slight angle after receiving outside a pack. (Q1 0:43)
Cameron soccers the second goal for Brisbane from the top of the square after a long ball to a big pack at the hotspot falls over the back. (Q1 3:31)
Bailey feeds Neale for the third goal, this one on the run from half forward. Brisbane dominating in all facets in the first five minutes. (Q1 8:01)
Skinner kneels to mark a low shank by Hipwood to 30m on a slight angle, he hits the post. (Q1 9:45)
McCarthy marks in front of Saad 30m out on the flank but has to come off with the blood rule, Zorko takes the set shot but just misses left. (Q1 9:45)
Draper runs back with the flight to mark 40m out wide on the flank, he misses. (Q1 9:45)
Ballenden is pinged for running too far on the wing, Cameron is penalised for timewasting so Smith lines up from 35m on a slight angle and goals. (Q1 17:12)
Witherden gets back just in time to rush a bouncing Smith snap from the boundary 25m out. (Q1 19:30)
Parish receives from Merrett in a pack on the HFF and passes to Cutler 30m out on a slight angle… who misses, disappointingly. (Q1 22:45)
McCarthy kicks to Cameron one out with Ridley in the square, the ball pitches and that’s Charlie’s go, he holds his shape in a wrestle to volley the crumb home. (Q1 23:57)
Contact by Gleeson on Jarrod Berry at half back is punished with a 50m penalty, then Neale gets a contact free in the pocket on Ridley and goals from 20m. (Q1 26:57)
Hipwood outjudges two Bombers to mark a dump kick to CHF for Brisbane, but he misses. (Q2 10:18)
Essendon have been pressing without much reward, but eventually Smith gets his second goal with a snap from a pack at half forward. (Q2 18:13)
Rayner marks a Bailey high ball 40m out on the flank, but he misses near side. (Q2 21:33)
Skinner is over the back of the Don defence to mark a McCarthy ball in the square, turn and goal, which causes the entire Lions team to get around him. (Q3 1:19)
McGrath is pinged for HTB 20m out from the Brisbane goal, Merrett jaws off afterwards as it was red hot and concedes the 50m penalty and goal to Lyons. (Q3 3:34)
Bailey misses a set shot from 45m on the flank. (Q3 10:55)
McInerney wins a raffle with Hipwood to mark a Berry kick to the pocket 25m out, then gives off to Hipwood who screws through the snap off a step with supreme skill. (Q3 15:35)
Cameron passes to Ballenden leading to 40m on a slight angle, he goals as well and again the team swamps him to celebrate his first senior goal. (Q3 17:36)
Parish screws through a set shot fro the boundary 30m out, but we are well into junk time already. (Q3 21:50)
Cameron rolls through a party trick goal to give the crowd something to cheer for. (Q3 24:41)
Zorko plays on to goal from close range, no real vim in this game but they’re still trying hard. (Q4 3:56)
Stewart hits the post from 15m out dead in front. (Q4 6:29)
Townsend marks a Ham pass 40m out in front, he also misses. (Q4 9:24)
Ellis-Yolmen marks a short Berry pass and goals from 30m on the flank. (Q4 13:11)
Ballenden feeds Cameron a Joe the Goose special for his fourth. (Q4 15:57)
Rayner marks a Robinson pass in a pack 30m out on the flank for some junk. (Q4 21:34)

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