Blog log from R5 of 2015: Melbourne vs Fremantle

Freo get the first goal through Stephen Hill after a very lucky shank of a kick from Michael Johnson somehow spears it into his lap 30 out on a slight angle for the easy shot. (Q1 2:07)
Good run and jump from Taberner after a Stephen Hill kick to the tip of the goalsquare allows him to pop in front of Garland for the mark and simple goal from 15 out. (Q1 5:32)
Pavlich roves a dropped mark by Mayne on the half forward flank and hands to Suban streaming past who runs to just inside the 50 and kicks the goal. (Q1 10:33)
Freo are dominating the stoppages today as they bring it forward again before Mundy tackles Garland for a dropping the ball free kick. From 20 out and a very slight angle he goals. (Q1 11:33)
Freo work it out again and put the Melbourne defense under extreme pressure again and again until a mark from Pav 20 out ends in a behind to give them a second to rest. (Q1 14:15)
Michie gets the ball and hands over to Tyson in the middle of the ground who quickly goes to Garlett who wins the one on one against Spurr for a mark and goal from 20 out. (Q1 16:13)
Sandilands outmuscles McDonald for a very strong mark at CHF and gives the sneaky handpass off to Danyle Pierce for a long bombing goal from 50. (Q1 20:29)
Newton gets the ball on the wing but scrambles his left foot kick. Luckily Vandenberg picks it up and snaps but his 40 metre effort misses. (Q1 22:48)
Newton roves a pack 20 out but misses with his snap and immediately after that Hogan gets himself an easy free from Clarke 10 out to make it a seven point play. (Q1 25:04)
The big boys from Freo play the roles of the little ones as Pav roves a ball near the boundary and hands it off to Clarke for the snap but he misses barely. (Q1 27:09)
Freo go long to Mayne who brings the ball to ground just outside the 50 arc to D Pearce who goes with another long bomb from exactly the same position and goals again. (Q2 4:54)
Vandenberg gets a very very easy mark ahead of Hill 15 out after a very good pass from Pederson which allowed him to just mark on the lead with no pressure. He goals. (Q2 6:26)
Some good efforts from Salem on the wing allow Melbourne to run the ball down the ground and through Tyson’s kick from the flank Howe gets a mark 25 out on the boundary. He misses. (Q2 12:57)
Hogan cleans up Garland in a contest at half back which takes both men down and allows freo to chip over the remaining players to Mayne 30 out on the boundary but he misses. (Q2 15:46)
Melbourne run the ball end to end and after a great hanger from Garlett over the top of Spurr 25 out on a 60 degree angle they get themselves a goal. (Q2 16:56)
DeBoer marks the ball at CHF and runs back immediately which makes Garlett accidentally come into the protected area to give away the 50 and the easy goal. (Q2 19:57)
Neale gets the ball on the half forward flank and delivers a beautiful kick to Pav who marks but clashes heads with Garland, prompting Mayne to take the kick and he goals. (Q2 21:57)
Salem takes a very courageous mark going back in the middle of the ground and gets squashed late by Taberner for a 50. From now 30 out and right in front the misses the kick. (Q2 24:53)
Melbourne apply the squeeze to Freo’s defense to turn the ball over and allow Vince to spear a kick to Garlett 25 out near the boundary which he marks and converts with a goal. (Q2 26:12)
Zac Clarke grabs his mark on the wing and turns to go deep to Mayne 20 out who wins a one on one against Howe right in front for a goal. (Q3 2:21)
Pederson gets the ball running just inside 50 and gets tackled which is called high in an odd call from the umpires. From 40 out near the boundary he hits the post. (Q3 8:39)
Sutcliffe gets the ball after Fyfe hands it to him on the wing, letting him run and kick it to Mayne 20 out right in front for a mark and another mark from the frizzy haired man. (Q3 10:37)
Neale grabs the ball out of a pack near the arc and keeps running after a whistle is blown for a free, giving him a massive head start on the advantage and he slots the goal. (Q3 15:25)
Melbourne work it forward out of the middle to Newton near the boundary but his eyes don’t see Hogan so he goes long himself from 50 and misses. (Q3 16:36)
Jones gets the ball on the flank and feigns a handpass to Hogan to dance around two defenders and kick to Brayshaw who gets a free from Suban 30 out in front for a goal. (Q3 22:23)
Garlett outplays Spurr brilliantly on the 50 arc to nudge him out of the way and mark before running into goal with no one around him only to miss the shot. (Q3 26:08)
Vandenberg spots Garlett on the half forward flank who turns quickly and goes to Howe 35 out on a 45 degree angle. He goes back but misses the shot to the left of goal. (Q4 1:43)
Boundary throw in deep inside the Dees’ 50 falls for Tyson who flicks it out to Vandenberg for a snapping shot, but it misses barely. (Q4 4:57)
Melbourne stem a Freo end to end attempt and cut it off at half back to work it up to Howe on the boundary 40 out from goal. The angle proves too much and he misses. (Q4 5:57)
Freo complete the coast to coast straight down the middle of the ground, ending with a contest at the tip of the square which is knocked down to Neale who snaps a goal. (Q4 7:12)
Freo bring it straight out of the middle through Neale who kicks to Taberner, who then turns and chips to Suban 45 out right in front. The long shot goes straight through the goals (Q4 8:53)
Barlow gets taken high by Kennedy-Harris deep inside 50 but misses the shot. Melbourne work it into their 50 but Freo rebound with a vengeance leading to a Taberner goal from 25. (Q4 14:29)
The Freo Dockers put the stamp to this game with 7 minutes left as Ballantyne gets it near the boundary inside 50, chips over to Pearce who then hands to Fyfe for a running goal. (Q4 18:58)
Mayne kicks his fourth goal after Kennedy-Harris spills a kick out of defense to Barlow who just chips it over to Mayne 25 out with little angle for an easy mark and goal. (Q4 21:39)
Ball up deep inside Freo’s 50 gets tapped down to Newton who tries to kick away but goes out on the foul. Mundy takes the kick and slots it from the boundary. (Q4 24:10)
Sandilands gets himself a free kick after the ball gets cleared out of the middle as Dunn gives it away for holding. From 40 out right in front he slots the goal. (Q4 25:14)
No last goal for the Demons here in the very last dying seconds of the game as a Jordie Mckenzie shot from 40 running in misses to the left for only a behind. (Full Time)

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