Blog log from R1 of 2015: Melbourne vs Gold Coast

Sexton has a man on his hammer running to an open goal 30m out, has Howe on his inside but goes himself… wide. (Q1 3:05)
Shaw flies but catches Kent high at 35m on the flank to get a report and 50m against him. Kent has to come off with blood, Tyson takes the free and goals from the square. (Q1 4:58)
Frost marks from a Lumumba ball on a fast break up the guts, dodges away from the chasing Thompson but misses with an off balance snap from 35m. (Q1 8:30)
Watts kicks to space 20m out, Vandenberg leads Malceski to the fall but Eski lays the tackle and pressures the snap wide. (Q1 10:44)
Jeff Garlett takes a big grab over Harbrow from a Vandenberg pass to 35m on a slight angle, but misses, disappointingly. (Q1 12:18)
Day uses his height to mark in front of Dunn in the pocket 25m out, and converts like a top draft pick should. (Q1 13:52)
Jamar marks on a fast break up the guts to 35m with Broughton too late on the spoil. He goals. (Q1 16:37)
Vandenberg marks a Hogan ball to the boundary 20m out in front of Broughton. He misses. (Q1 23:33)
Ablett pilfers the ball from an opponent at defensive hotspot but gives it straight to Garland who turns and kicks a goal! (Q2 3:28)
Kent baulks Shaw on the HFF and gives to Lumumba who lets fly from 50m… Watts marks on the behind line and goals! (Q2 4:27)
Kennedy-Harris hits Tyson in stride in a fast break up the guts, Tyson baulks May at CHF, reaches 45m and slams through another one for the Dees! (Q2 9:30)
Jeff Garlett intercepts a pressured handball by Thompson, turns and snaps off a step from 40m on the flank… wide. (Q2 10:48)
Saad drops a mark at halfback but butters up and goes off for a run, gives and receives then goes long to the square where Day uses the body to mark and goal. (Q2 13:10)
Rischitelli gives to Hallahan at a stoppage in the pocket who tries a snap from 15m on the boundary… wide. (Q2 14:57)
Prestia passes low and hard to Miller at 30m on a slight angle, with Ablett and Miller himself involved in the buildup. Touk misses, disappointingly. (Q2 20:27)
Malceski kicks from CHB to space on the wing, Ablett leads Viney to the ball and baulks away, then kicks to space in the pocket 25m out where Sexton does the same and goals. (Q2 23:39)
Jeff Garlett roves from the centre bounce and runs away in front of Prestia, reaches 50m and lets fly… it falls over the line for a goal! (Q2 25:01)
Again the Dees dominate the centre bounce, Jones receives from Brayshaw near a pack at the hotspot and snaps another one for Melbourne! (Q2 26:32)
Garlett catches a dithering Ablett HTB on the HFF, then passes to Jamar on the boundary 20m out. Jamar misses. (Q2 29:17)
Prestia misses a set shot from 35m on the flank. (Q3 1:16)
Garlett runs free down the HFF, has many options but chooses Hogan at the hotspot, who doesn’t let him down with the mark and goal. (Q3 2:37)
Rischitelli catches a 10m pass by Ablett at 35m on the flank, turns and has a ping… and kicks a rare goal! (Q3 3:47)
Day misses a snap off a step from the hotspot after a mistake by Jetta in defence. (Q3 4:47)
Rischitelli roves a McKenzie contest at 35m on the boundary, snaps off a step with a high screwing ball… it falls in for a fine goal! (Q3 5:53)
Saad chips in to mark a pressured Cross kick from defence to 45m on a slight angle. Saad squeezes it inside the left goalpost! (Q3 7:27)
Thompson forces a turnover with a tackles, receives it back and passes to Smith at 50m on the flank. Smith tries a centring ball, no result. (Q3 9:08)
Vandenberg stands tall and marks a high ball at the hotspot with two Suns concentrating more on Hogan. He goals. (Q3 10:43)
Swallow roves a stoppage 20m out and gets ahead of Cross to grubber through a goal. (Q3 17:19)
Brayshaw marks a centre clearance kick by Tyson on the HFF and kicks down the line to Watts in front of Saad at 30m. Watts misses. (Q3 18:54)
Malceski marks a Jeff Garlett snap on the last line. (Q3 20:11)
Nathan Jones bombs long to the square from the HFF, Watts contests and it falls perfectly for Garlett to volley it home! (Q3 21:51)
Bennell taps to Hallahan who has a flying snap from 35m but it’s OOTF. (Q3 22:42)
Watts dives and marks on the lead at 40m on the flank from a Viney kick. He goals, finally. (Q3 24:25)
May hits Gorringe on the lead at 35m on a slight angle. He goals. (Q3 28:23)
Kent roves a stoppage in the pocket and gives to Frost who sprays it from 20m. (Q3 30:10)
Newton goals on the run from 45m on the flank after a feed by Vandenberg, in the last minute before 3QT! (Q3 30:55)
Jetta drops the first centre clearance of Q4 causing a ground battle, eventually Martin gives to Harbrow who goals off a step from 40m on the flank! (Q4 0:40)
Garlett roves the next central clearance kick by Tyson, turns on a sixpence and snaps from 35m on a slight angle… bounces through but the umps say it’s touched off the boot. (Q4 1:39)
McDonald catches Smith HTB at CHF, looks for an option but goes back for the shot. He misses. (Q4 2:25)
Bennell passes to Rischitelli deep in the pocket 20m out. Riska shaves the goalpost. (Q4 3:44)
Martin gives to Bennell, three Demons in the vicinity so he gives to Ablett who breaks two tackles and goals from the hotspot! What a champ! (Q4 5:41)
Long ball to 25m on the flank, Smith contest, Ablett is front and centre, he baulks a man and checksides another one! (Q4 7:11)
Martin juggles a mark in front of Howe at 50m on the flank. He sits the ball up the square, no score results. (Q4 10:11)
Lumumba intercepts a kick on the HFF, runs to 35m and slams through a goal to great joy from the Demon faithful! (Q4 10:41)
Ablett gets a free on Viney in the centre and gives to Prestia who has a ping from 55m on a slight angle… well wide. (Q4 11:52)
Martin marks again with a juggle at 40m in the corridor. But he misses. (Q4 12:36)
The ball falls on Thompson’s boot and bounces OOTB 30m out from the Demons goal. Watts takes the free, tries a screwing ball and threads the needle! (Q4 14:37)
Bennell plays on to advantage from a free on the HFF, draws a man and gives to Ablett at the top of the square… who drops it cold! Demons clear. (Q4 18:12)
Hogan rises in front of Smith and clunks a long ball to the flank 25m out. The Demon fans roar as he kicks the sealing goal! (Q4 18:52)
Kennedy-Harris roves a Hogan contest on the HFF, baulks a Saad tackle and gives to Newton who goals from 35m! (Q4 20:22)
Correction, it was Newton who roved and did the one-two with JKH and then kicked the goal. (Q4 20:52)
Gorringe passes to Bennell 20m out in the pocket. To almost complete disinterest by the remaining Demon supporters, he goals. (Q4 22:07)
Jeff Garlett marks in the pocket and misses. (Q4 23:37)
Newton picks up a loose ball at a pack at 40m on the flank, runs around and misses. (Q4 25:19)
Newton marks the kick in at 50m on the opposite flank, but goes for the pass, no score. (Q4 26:08)
Cross gives to Salem who steers through another goal from 40m on the flank! (Q4 26:41)
Miller roves his own contest at the hotspot and goals. (Q4 27:44)

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