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Blog log from R8 of 2015: Essendon vs Brisbane

Blog log for Essendon vs Brisbane, R8 of 2015

Taylor takes the ball at pace, beating Zach Merrett to the ball and slamming it home from 45 on the slight angle! (Q1 0:39)
Jackson Merrett goes long to the Gardiner/Carlisle matchup and Jake takes the strong mark before hitting up the top of the square where Daniher marks. He goals! (Q1 4:21)
Daniher takes the strong leading mark ahead of Gardiner after the Merrett brothers linked up through the middle. From 50 on the flank, Joe has another! (Q1 6:10)
Green roves it off the Hurley fist, with an opportune slip from Michael paving the way for Josh to grab the pill, run through to open up the angle in the pocket, and nab the reply! (Q1 8:25)
Green receives wide and runs through to 50 on the flank after Robinson drilled in the pass. Josh continues on the run and slams it home with an excellently executed kick! (Q1 11:25)
Aish goes long to the hot spot and Lester roves to perfection, grabbing the pill off the ground and slamming it home from 15 out! (Q1 13:27)
Stanton flicks it wide of congestion to the hard running Heppell, but he misses from 30 on the slight. (Q1 14:54)
Abysmal turn over from the goal square by Aish, straight to Stanton, who gathers and goals from 30 on the slight! (Q1 15:11)
Zorko receives the free kick for a high tackle in the congestion. From 35 on the flank, he misses to the near side. (Q1 16:48)
Colyer gets out the back and finds Cooney also waiting out the back of his opponent in Clarke. From 20 on the slight, Adam slots the major! (Q1 21:26)
The long bomb in and Colyer hits the pill front and centre of the Gardiner/Bellchambers contest, grabbing it off hands and whacking it through off the left boot. (Q1 23:36)
Rockliff chips in the shot pass to Lester who marks unopposed, a step inside 50. From the flank region, he nabs the major! (Q1 26:27)
Daniher to Cooney and in turn Chapman marks ahead of Adcock on the lead. From 30 on the flank, his hooking attempt misses to the near side. (Q1 31:48)
Stanton to Chapman to Carlisle who looks to chip it out the back to the unopposed Daniher. Incredibly the ball bounces 20 metres through for a major, Jake’s first! (Q2 1:01)
Ambrose nearly takes the grab opposed to Adcock from the Chapman pass, but it wasn’t paid. Cooney runs onto it and snaps at speed, but he misses to the near side from the pocket. (Q2 6:18)
Christensen finds Greene with a short pass, but Josh misses the resulting set shot from the sharp angle, 45 out. (Q2 10:04)
The first gamer Dawson marks out on the behind line from the Green shot at goal. From deep in the pocket, he snaps truly! (Q2 11:16)
Andrews makes the error deep in defence and Carlisle in turn, has the quick soccer attempt at goal. The shot misses to the far side from deep in the pocket. (Q2 13:02)
Aish goes high to the top of the square and Hooker only smothers it forward, allowing Green to run onto it and goal from point blank range! (Q2 14:47)
Chapman to Cooney who centres to Ambrose, with Patrick marking 25 out from goal on the slight angle. He trots in and slots the major to tie the scores! (Q2 16:34)
Martin grabs it out of congestion and has the quick snap at goal from 25, boundary side, but he misses to the near side. (Q2 18:16)
Baguley to Howlett who bullets in the pass to the leading and unopposed Jackson Merrett. From 35 on the slight, Jackson kicks the Bombers eighth! (Q2 19:47)
Gleeson, Cooney to Daniher who takes the nice strong mark under pressure from Clarke. 30 out, on the slight angle, Joe has his third of the day! (Q2 22:33)
Carlisle takes a strong grab ahead of Paparone and Andrews in the six strong pack. From 45 on the flank, Jake misses to the near side. (Q2 27:04)
Chapman took Christensen high in the tackle and Allen receives the free kick. From 30 on the slight, the former Cat misses to the right hand side. (Q2 29:27)
Martin finds an unopposed Rich a split second before the siren and Daniel will now line up from 35, directly in front. Daniel goes back and nails the major! (Half Time)
Daniher goes long to the top of the square where Cooney got a step on his opponent in Gardiner and took the simple mark out the back. Adam makes no mistake! (Q3 1:25)
Gardiner pushes Daniher out of the contest and Joe receives the free for the infringement. From 45 on the slight, Joe goals with a superb drop punt! (Q3 4:16)
Dayne Beams keeps the Lions in it with a quality kick from outside 50 that bounces truly. Leuenberger beat Fletcher in the one on one, before tapping it to Dayne, who did the rest! (Q3 7:46)
Gardiner gives away the free kick to Cooney for high contact in the marking contest. From 35 on the flank, the ex-Dog has nailed his third of the day! (Q3 10:18)
Stanton, Chapman, Goddard, Cooney to Carlisle in a chain of link up play that ends with Jake belatedly kicking it home from point blank range! That’s as simple as it gets! (Q3 14:31)
Melksham to Gleeson who goes long to the one on one between Daniher and Gardiner, and Joe takes the strong contested mark. From 40 on the slight, he misses. (Q3 15:16)
Adcock turns it over under immense pressure on the half back flank and the ball works out of congestion from Melksham, ending with Hibberd who nails the major from 50 on the flank! (Q3 16:31)
Merrett, Bellchambers and then off to the hard running Melksham who runs through to 35 on the slight and nails another major for the Bombers! (Q3 18:31)
RIch goes long to the Robertson/Hooker contest and Cale gets Nick high in the marking contest. From 50 on the flank, Nick trots in and splits the middle! (Q3 22:47)
Aish gives away the free kick for a high tackle on Chapman, 30 out from goal on the slight angle. Paul lines up the set shot and slots the major! (Q3 27:30)
Aish gives away the free kick for in the back to Watson, a costly mistake just 35 metres out from goal on the flank. Jobe goes back and hooks it to the near side. (Q3 30:47)
The long bomb goes in and Martin takes a ripping pack mark up against 7 different bodies. Deep in the pocket, Stefan has no problems with the drop punt! (Q4 1:58)
Gardiner turns it over with the rebound 50 kick straight to Melksham. Jake flicks it off to Goddard, who slams it home from 40! (Q4 4:15)
The long kick goes to the Z.Merrett/Gardiner contest and Darcy takes a terrific grab whilst in the mid-spin move. From 40, directly in front, he goals! (Q4 9:41)
Zach Merrett bounces up the wing with trademark speed before hitting Daniher on the lead ahead of Clarke. From 30, pressed up on the boundary, Joe swings it home! (Q4 12:15)
Carlisle led out between three Lions defenders and takes the simple mark… Highly questionable defending. Jake goes back and slots the goal from 45 on the slight! (Q4 19:00)
Daniher takes Andrews in the tackle and after diving on the pill, Harris has given away the free kick. From 25 on the sharp angle, Joe has his sixth of the day! (Q4 22:32)
GODDARD! The ball is flicked back by the captain in Watson, as the Lions have clearly dropped off in intensity, and Brendon just nails the kick from outside 50 on the flank! (Q4 25:27)

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