Blog Log: W2, Essendon 1.17.10 d Melbourne 1.11.7

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Crameri gets a HTB at a pack 30m out and slots the first goal. (Q1 0:23)
Davey roves a stoppage at the hotspot and kicks quickly to Heppell, who snaps the second goal. (Q1 2:56)
Dunn kicks from the wing and Trengove sails high over Dempsey to mark on the flank 40m out. Trengove, who has looked sensational in the preseason, goals. (Q1 5:55)
Jurrah collects a hurried kick from the pocket to the flank 40m out, he gets a shepherd and snaps on the right for a goal! (Q1 7:24)
A huge pack goes up in the centre of the ground, the ball falls to Moloney who quick kicks to Green, he sees Dunn over the back all on his own for the simple counterattacking goal. (Q1 9:44)
Monfries marks a long Williams pass from the flank at 40m in front of his man Strauss. Monfries steers through the shot for a goal from the corridor. (Q1 10:53)
Jetta fumbles and eventually collects a ground ball from a stoppage 20m out, and snaps through traffic for a goal. (Q1 17:26)
Alwyn Davey kicks a goal from about 50cm out after a quick kick forward by Bellchambers. (Q1 18:26)
Monfries marks a Colyer pass strongly running from the side in front of Jamar with courage. He misses from 45m. (Q1 20:25)
Garland catches the spillage from a pack in the goalsquare but Carmeri dispossesses him with a good tackle, Ryder picks the ball up and screws a goal around with his left boot! (Q1 22:16)
Colyer catches Strauss HTB in the pocket, and passes to Howlett at 45m on the flank. Howlett just squeezes the set shot inside the right goalpost. Dons on fire! (Q1 23:46)
Hardingham leads Macdonald to the bouncing ball in the pocket, baulks his man with a beautiful step, but slams the snap into the post from 15m. (Q1 26:56)
Dunn bounces a point through on the run from 35m on the flank up the other end. (Q1 27:27)
After a chain of handballs, Maric sees no one in front of him, tries a flukey snap from 51m... and it's through for a supergoal! (Q1 29:21)
Bellchambers picks up a ground ball at defensive hotspot and his handball under Watts' tackle is so ugly that the ump pays a free for a throw. Watts goals. (Qtr Time)
Alwyn Davey snaps quickly and the goal ump gets in the way of it hitting the post, it bounces off his guts through for a goal! The Demon crowd boos. (Q2 2:41)
Aaron Davey tries for a ninepointer but it drops short and is marked in the square by Myers. (Q2 4:47)
Neville Jetta gets a holding free on Winderlich at 30m on the flank. He slots the goal. Demons have woken up! (Q2 6:09)
Stanton kicks quickly from the centre bounce and Warnock gives away a pushing free to Hurley at 55m. Hurley tries to beat the pack and Melbourne has no one tall on the line! (Q2 7:46)
Nice shepherd on the line by Monfries for that supergoal. (Q2 8:09)
Sylvia answers his direct opponent in the previous contest by jetting away from Winderlich and goaling on the run from 45m on the flank after a nice tackle by Aaron Davey. (Q2 9:09)
Crameri marks at 35m on the flank but misses. (Q2 11:12)
Aaron Davey delivers a lovely pass from the wing to the lead of Green at 50m on the flank. Green drops it short, Essendon clears. (Q2 12:49)
Jones misses a ninepointer with Green waving his arms for the pass. (Q2 16:15)
Prismall passes to the lead of Hurley on the flank 30m out, who is 10m ahead of Macdonald. Hurley lines up in the last minute before half time and... shaves the post. (Q2 24:20)
Bate catches Myers HTB at 50m on the flank, Jurrah plays on and dodges his way to 35m... his left foot shot wobbles through! (Half Time)
Henry Slattery runs down Aaron Davey on the wing. (Q3 2:20)
Maric runs into three Bombers running out of defence, he tries his best to evade them but the spillage is eventually mopped up by Williams who gives to Heppell for the snap goal. (Q3 3:41)
Colyer gets the ball from Alwyn Davey with two defenders closing in on him in the pocket, but he threads a nice centring ball to Monfries in between two more Demons 10m out. (Q3 7:15)
Monfries goals. (Q3 7:49)
Williams marks 40m out on the flank but inexplicably plays on... after a scramble, Alwyn Davey taps down to Colyer to goal from 20m out. (Q3 9:09)
Essendon win another centre clearance and Prismall finds Bellchambers 40m out in front. But his shot is rushed for a behind. (Q3 10:39)
Leroy Jetta gives by hand to Hurley from a stoppage at CHF, but Hurley rushes the shot and sprays it right. (Q3 13:20)
Dunn catches Henry Slattery HTB running out of defence 30m out on a slight angle with an excellent tackle. Dunn, who is rocking the pornstar mo, crabs in and goals. (Q3 14:10)
Neville Jetta gives to Jurrah who sprints from 40m to 25m out directly in front with no one in front of him... and he misses! Oh dear. (Q3 16:18)
Jurrah bursts front and centre to a contest at the top of the square, collects with a man on his hammer and bounces through a nice goal! (Q3 17:19)
Jurrah passes to Bate at 45m hard on the flank. Bate drifts the shot far side for a behind. (Q3 19:47)
Crameri marks a long ball at 30m on the flank but the ump had already blown for a free to Monfries for a non-existent hold against Rivers. Monfries bangs the post with the shot. (Q3 24:42)
The Demons go coast to coast via Jurrah, Dunn and then Maric with a lovely dribbling snap from 25m on the flank! (Q3 25:40)
Monfries centres from 50m on the flank and Williams claims the slips catch at 40m on a slight angle. The replay shows he put one over on the ump there, it bounced. (Q4 0:40)
Williams squeezes the goal home! (Q4 0:40)
A stoppage at the hotspot ends with the ball bouncing up into Ryder's hands, he snaps quickly and it floats through for a goal! (Q4 3:42)
Hooker's rebound kick to CHB is marked by Jones, he tries for a ninepointer, but Hibberd spoils on the line! (Q4 5:19)
Maric gets involved across half forward, and after a series of handballs he's on the end of it to goal from 30m on the flank with a steered snap. (Q4 7:49)
Ryder catches Macdonald cold with a nice tackle at the hotspot to win the HTB free. Ryder goals. (Q4 10:47)
Winderlich beats Bail to a ground ball on the wing after neither can mark, Bail gives up but Rivers chases as Winders sprints to 20m... Winderlich has a look and snaps... goal! (Q4 13:50)
Macdonald gives Monfries a coathanger on the flank 60m out and the ump pays the free. Monfries finds McVeigh 45m out on the boundary. McVeigh lays it up... (Q4 16:10)
Off hands and Carlisle throws a boot, behind. (Q4 16:49)
Jurrah takes a screamer in the centre circle as the Demons try to fast break, he has Watts on the flank who runs to 50m and... misses. (Q4 17:20)
Browne passes to Monfries at 40m on the flank. Monfries doesn't make the distance, the Demons clear. (Q4 18:20)
Stanton marks over Jones at 15m and the ump pays 50 for a bit of lip by the bald nut. Stanton kicks the sealer. (Q4 20:45)
Carlisle finds Bellchambers with a pass to mark over Strauss. Bellchambers goals from 35m. (Q4 23:46)