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Blog log from GF of 2015: Melbourne vs Essendon

Blog log for Melbourne vs Essendon, GF of 2015

Frost kicks OOTF from a pressured snap on the boundary 25m out. (Q1 1:07)
McDonald passes to Vandenberg who draws a free 40m out in front for a hold by Ashby. He goals. (Q1 4:35)
Hogan marks on the lead near the boundary 35m out. His set shot drifts to the opposite pocket where Dawes marks and goals from 10m. (Q1 8:47)
Ashby’s kick from the BP is intercepted by Frost at 45m on a slight angle. Frost misses. (Q1 13:42)
Giles gets a free at 35m on the flank but misses the set shot. (Q1 14:54)
An errant Toumpas handball at CHB gets the Demons in trouble, eventually Langford bounces a ball to 20m where three Dons raffle it, Zach Merrett gets the goal. (Q1 16:06)
Watts marks at 50m on a slight angle, dillies, dallies, and eventually has his set shot rushed off a pack in the square. (Q1 18:02)
Laverde marks on the lead at 35m on a slight angle in front of Garland from a Fantasia pass. He goals. (Q1 19:37)
Watts gives to Garlett behind a pack in the pocket 20m out, Jeffie has time to measure a left foot snap around the corner but he misses. (Q1 26:21)
Vandenberg roves a Hogan contest at 30m on a slight angle, goes with a checkside off his right… wide. Need a left foot there. (Q2 0:23)
Dawes marks a Jones ball at 45m on the flank after Salem forces a turnover on the wing with a tackle on Kavanagh. Dawes doesn’t score. (Q2 1:15)
Jones passes to Viney in front of Hams at 20m on the flank, who plays on and screws in the goal off his left boot. (Q2 2:12)
Goddard marks a long Gwilt ball from the centre in front of Grimes at 45m wide on the flank. His set shot is spoiled on the line, no score results. (Q2 4:15)
From the ensuing play, Frost is pinged for high contact as Fantasia is tackled and hits his head on Frost’s knee on the way down. Fantasia gets up and goals. (Q2 4:57)
Merrett passes to a barnstorming lead up the guts by Daniher to 45m. He just squeaks the set shot inside the left goalpost for another Lloyd-esque goal. (Q2 7:47)
Fantasia kick on the HBF goes straight to Garlett who waltzes away to 40m and slots the turnover goal. (Q2 13:22)
Another turnover forced by Garlett as he smothers Baguley in the centre, but Baguley chases him down after three bounces and pressures the snap from 25m into the behind post. (Q2 18:43)
After the resultant stoppage, Garlett gets another chance but misses. (Q2 18:54)
Dalgleish burns off Bail with a run down the outer wing including four bounces, he reaches 40m on a slight angle and slams through the goal! (Q2 20:27)
Viney receives from Lumumba at the hotspot, baulks two Bombers and gives a Joe the Goose special to Garlett for the easy one from the square. (Q2 23:13)
Kavanagh has a running snap from 40m in the corridor, it drops to the square where Daniher marks and goals, just, after an inconclusive video review. (Q2 25:59)
Fantasia roves a pressured handball at a stoppage 40m out in the corridor, baulks past traffic with agility and runs past Lumumba, then straightens and goals off the right peg. (Q3 0:58)
Jones centres from the pocket with two Bombers corralling him, Garlett rises over the outpositioned Freezer to mark 20m out on the opposite flank, and goal. (Q3 2:23)
Gwilt centres from the wing to a free man on the fat side, it’s Dalgleish, he runs to just outside CHF for a supergoal attempt… it skews wide right. (Q3 4:58)
Edwards roves a Langford contest at 30m on a slight contest, gets tackled by Garland but is strong enough for the give to Zaharakis who makes no mistake off the right boot. (Q3 6:58)
Daniher gets a rather obvious free for a push in the back by Dunn in a marking contest at 25m on the flank. He smacks the near goalpost with great force. (Q3 8:44)
Daniher marks in the pocket but passes back to Freezer who has a ping from 35m on the flank… across the face. (Q3 10:36)
Edwards gets a free on Garland for a hold at 25m on a slight angle, though a replay shows it was extremely soft. Edwards misses, fittingly. (Q3 12:53)
A turnover in the centre as Vandenberg spoils a hospital pass releases him for a 60m gallop with three bounces, finishing with a goal from 35m. (Q3 15:59)
Daniher rises and marks in the middle of a pack at the hotspot and has no problem with the set shot. (Q3 17:44)
Dawes marks at 45m on the flank but his set shot is high and drops just before the line, rushed behind results. (Q3 21:38)
Kavanagh goes long to the pocket where Fantasia flies and marks 15m out. But he misses badly. (Q3 23:20)
Watts roves a Garlett contest at the hotspot and bumps his man Gwilt out of the contest with strength, then shows touch with a bounced goal off the right boot from 25m. (Q3 25:30)
Dawes draws a holding free on Freezer in a wrestle at the hotspot under a high ball. He goals. (Q3 29:00)
Chapman catches Tyson HTB at CHF but misses. (Q4 3:32)
Garlett marks a Hogan ball running back with the flight in front of Ashby at 20m on the flank. He goals. (Q4 4:48)
Hogan drops an easy pass from Toumpas cold at 45m on a slight angle for what would have been a relatively easy set shot. (Q4 7:03)
Hogan gets a free for a soft hold by Freezer outside CHF, waits and finds Frost on an intelligent diagonal lead to the flank 25m out. Frost misses, though. (Q4 9:34)
Watts marks at 40m on the flank and just fits it inside the right goalpost and over the line… or did he? Video review says yes, it’s a goal. (Q4 11:29)
McKernan gets a ruck free on Gawn at 50m near the boundary, and misses. (Q4 15:01)
Edwards receives from Laverde and has a pressured snap from 40m on a slight angle, it’s a checkside that drops on the line, did Dunn touch it before the line? Video says no, goal. (Q4 21:30)
Dalgleish intercepts a calamitous kick by Viney to Cross at the hotspot and waltzes into the open goal! (Q4 27:32)
In the last minute, Nathan Jones kicks from a stoppage on the HFF but Daniher is in the hole to mark in relief, plus a 50m penalty to kill the game off. (Q4 29:34)

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