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Blog log from W3 of 2015: Western Sydney vs Essendon

Blog log for Western Sydney vs Essendon, W3 of 2015

Treloar bursts away from a pack on the wing with three bounces and kicks long to McCarthy who marks over Marigliani at the hotspot. He misses. (Q1 0:00)
Palmer runs away from a stoppage on the wing and lets fly from just on the paint at CHF for the first goal. (Q1 5:00)
Cameron gets behind two chasing Bombers on the flank 40m out, runs to 25m but snaps narrowly. (Q1 8:24)
Gwilt panics with ball in hand in defensive goalsquare with the cavalry descending, his grubber is straight to Lamb 15m out who pops it over his head for an easy goal. (Q1 10:18)
Tomlinson bombs long to the square, big pack but it’s Coniglio who is front and centre to rove and goal. (Q1 11:18)
Lamb tries to break two tackles 20m out and manages to kick the goal, but the ump had already paid HTB against him, no score. (Q1 16:40)
Palmer gets a handball outside a pack from McCarthy 25m out on a slight angle and boots his second off his right. (Q1 18:18)
Daniher steams in front of Davis onto a long ball to 40m in the corridor. He splits the middle with a beautiful Lloyd-like set shot. (Q1 21:02)
Langford it was with the goal assist pass. (Q1 21:14)
Steele marks an intelligent long diagonal ball off his left by McCarthy at 35m on a slight angle. He goals. (Q1 24:04)
This feels like a NEAFL game with so many players who are suited to that level. The Bombers forward structure quickly dissipated, with Daniher their only dangerous target. (Qtr Time)
Meanwhile, McCarthy is having a picnic across half forward with several goal assists already, and Cameron is getting plenty of work with his willingness to lead to receive. (Qtr Time)
Hampton marks in the centre but Daniher encroaches to concede 50m to put him at the hotspot. He misses, like a backman. (Q2 2:58)
Coniglio passes to McCarthy wide on the flank 40m out. This will be a test of his kicking ability… straight through the hi-diddle-diddle! (Q2 6:27)
Mumford gives to Cameron who has a ping off the left off a step from 20m on the flank… just wide. (Q2 8:51)
Shaw conceded a HTB free to Langford for a tackle on the boundary 35m out. Langford misses. (Q2 10:24)
The Giants go coast to coast from the kick in, Whitfield finds McCarthy leading back to 25m on the flank. McCarthy hits a little bit fat but it squeaks inside the right goalpost. (Q2 11:21)
Jones kicks to a two on one in the pocket 25m out but Daniher gets a free for a hold by Davis. He threads the needle with another quality finish. (Q2 13:49)
Greene kicks to a two-on-one in the square but Cooney is pinged for a hold on Lamb for an easy goal. (Q2 16:19)
Dalgleish is given a hospital handball 45m out on a slight angle and is caught HTB by Cameron. Cameron gets up after an elbow to the head and kicks the goal. (Q2 18:54)
Big pack around a stoppage in the Giants goalsquare, it pings around and somehow Steele gets a boot to it and volleys through a goal! (Q2 23:24)
Wilson goes long from 55m on a slight angle but it’s wide and off hands for a behind. (Q2 24:31)
Smith goals from the square after running on to a loose ball from a stoppage on the flank. (Q3 2:18)
Barrett misses a set shot from 35m on a slight angle. (Q3 4:33)
Stewart rises high over a pack in the square going up for a long ball by Greene and marks impressively, lands on his feet, turns and goals. (Q3 5:26)
Petrenko roves a huge leap by Edwards in the square over Buntine for a rare Bomber goal. (Q3 8:53)
Gwilt bombs long to the square, Daniher goes up on the line, two Giants spoil him but Jones is awarded the opportunist volley goal even though it snicked the post. (Q3 11:59)
McCarthy marks on the wing but Freezer slaps the ball out of his hands to concede 50m and put him 25m out on the flank. He goals. (Q3 14:19)
Lamb gives to Tomlinson as the Giants handball their way past half forward, Tomlinson snaps on the lope off two steps from 30m on the flank for a goal. (Q3 18:49)
If the Dons tire as they did last week, this is going to be a massive thrashing by the time the final siren sounds. (Q3 19:04)
Daniher snaps from the pocket, across the face but Langford marks in the opposite pocket 20m out. He centres to Zaharakis who drops it cold, the Giants clear. (Q3 19:49)
Ashby marks on the point of the centre square, Barrett is pinged for encroachment to take him to the top of the square for the goal. (Q3 20:49)
Ambrose converts a set shot from the pocket 20m out. (Q3 23:21)
Shaw misses a long snap from the flank 40m out. (Q4 4:12)
Langford slots a snap from wide on the flank 35m out. (Q4 6:17)
Treloar goes long to the square but Dalgleish gets back to get a fist to it. (Q4 15:28)
Stewart misses a mid range set shot. (Q4 16:52)
Cooney passes to Langford at 35m on a slight angle for a junk time goal. (Q4 18:11)
Lamb roves a Stewart contest but misses from 15m. (Q4 20:26)

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