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Blog log from R8 of 2015: Melbourne vs Western Bulldogs

Blog log for Melbourne vs Western Bulldogs, R8 of 2015

Hogan marks a high Vince ball over Roughead 20m out on a slight angle and boots the first goal. (Q1 0:29)
After Matthew Boyd intercepts on the HFF, Dahlhaus passes to Crameri at 40m on a slight angle, who misses. (Q1 2:29)
On a fast break, Dahlhaus goes long from the wing to Stringer who has McDonald out of position and marks easily at 45m on a slight angle. Stringer misses, straining for distance. (Q1 6:20)
Johannisen marks the kick in in the centre square and sends the pass to the flank 35m out where Stringer has the sit and marks easily. He shanks for no score. (Q1 6:29)
Hunter kicks long from the HFF to the square, big pack flies, the ball falls straight down, the Dees can’t clear, Dahlhaus volleys home from 5m! (Q1 14:00)
Wallis gives to Bontempelli at the next centre bounce, the kick goes to Crameri but it’s Jong with the crumb and goal despite a flying tackle by Garland! (Q1 15:15)
Crameri misses from inside a big pack 20m out in front. (Q1 16:30)
Hunter’s blind grubber from defence is straight to Nathan Jones at 40m on a slight angle, Jones snaps instantly… touched on the line. (Q1 20:13)
Watts has space in the centre to choose a target inside 50, baulks Cordy four times before deciding, then hits Toumpas behind Matt Boyd at 35m on a slight angle. Toumpas goals. (Q1 21:35)
Pedersen marks at CHF and gives Melbourne an unlikely lead, given how they have been smashed in inside 50s and pretty much every other stat so far. (Q1 25:00)
Murphy receives from Johannisen, runs past traffic forward of the wing and sends a typically quality ball to Wallis at 40m on the flank. Wallis goals. (Q2 4:08)
Tom Boyd gets his own crumb in a big pack at the hotspot and gives to Dickson who snaps off balance… it’s wide. (Q2 6:59)
Dahlhaus marks in front of Garlett just inside 50m on a slight angle. He has to go back for the set shot, which is narrow. (Q2 8:13)
Newton is paid a free against Roughead in a haphazard ground play following a chaos ball by Brayshaw to 20m on a slight angle. He goals. (Q2 12:14)
Cross gives to Garland in the centre, he dodges one and runs his full measure to 55m on a slight angle then launches a low bullet… into the goalpost. (Q2 14:29)
Garlett roves a stoppage at the hotspot but his body is turned the wrong way, his improvised checkside is wide. (Q2 15:42)
Jong roves a stoppage in the pocket 25m out, runs around to 10m near the behind post and kicks OOTF across the face. (Q2 17:14)
Garlett roves a loose ball in the pocket and has time to look for a target… and finds it in Hogan to mark unopposed at the hotspot. Two goals for Hogan after that set shot. (Q2 19:00)
Bontempelli gives to Hunter as the Dogs stream forward in numbers from the next centre bounce, but the snap from 45m on a slight angle floats into the post. (Q2 20:02)
Matt Jones pokes a high kick from the pocket to the top of the square, Howe has the sit over Goodes and takes a trademark high mark. He goals to blow the lead out past three kicks. (Q2 23:15)
Dickson runs past two Demons on the wing and passes to Stringer at 40m on the flank, with Spencer getting to the contest too late. Stringer misses. (Q2 25:10)
Nathan Jones marks at 40m on the flank and sails through another quality finish by the Dees. That’s the difference so far, conversion of chances. (Q2 28:44)
Pedersen is the next Demon to hit the goalscorer list with the first of Q3. The Dogs are in danger of letting this one slip away already. (Q3 4:40)
Nathan Jones goes long to the square, somehow it’s the small kid Biggs who is one out with Roughead out of picture… Hogan marks with ease and goals. (Q3 6:22)
Wood goes long to the square from CHF, Stringer chooses to try to shepherd instead of mark, did McDonald get a finger to it? Video review… confirmed as a goal. (Q3 11:29)
Toumpas outsmarts himself with a handball to noone in the BP, Stringer picks up the bouncing ball and screws in a goal from 20m. (Q3 14:29)
Throw a blanket over 25 blokes at the Dee hotspot, Stringer picks up the loose pill and is rather unluckily pinged for HTB. Matt Jones takes the free and goal. (Q3 19:35)
Nathan Jones turns backwards on the HBF but inexplicably bounces the ball to Stringer, who is corralled on the boundary 30m and delivers a fabulous Daicos special goal! (Q3 22:14)
Matt Jones kicks high to the boundary 35m out, Howe has the sit and wows the Ponsford Stand faithful with a hanger over Talia. He misses the set shot. (Q3 24:00)
Wallis runs away from a stoppage on the wing and sends a chaos ball to the HFF, two pairs there, the bounce favours Hunter who speeds away from Lumumba into the open goal! (Q3 28:48)
Crameri clears space at a stoppage near the hotspot for Dale to kick an important goal just before 3QT! (Q3 32:16)
Toumpas has space and time at CHF to pick out Bail with a pass to 25m on a slight angle, just before the 3QT siren. Bail misses. (Q3 34:00)
Dahlhaus halves a ground contest with Watts at 30m on a slight angle, the crumb flips out sideways to Picken who snaps truly! (Q4 1:34)
Matt Boyd turns the ball over by hand in traffic at halfback, the snap eventually comes from Nathan Jones from 35m on a slight angle but Jong rushes it from the square. (Q4 3:00)
Hogan cheats out the back of a big pack 25m out on the flank and it falls perfectly for him, two more Demons are there for the give and it’s Pedersen who runs into the open goal. (Q4 5:03)
Four Dogs flew in that pack against one Demon. Dumb footy by the Bullies there. (Q4 5:23)
Garlett marks on the boundary 35m out, looks inside for an option but none appears so he has to go back for the set shot. Jeffie threads the needle, the crowd goes ape droppings! (Q4 7:09)
Three Dogs manage to stuff up cleaning up a loose ball on the last line, the give goes to Bontempelli who is caught HTB by Vince at 35m wide on the flank. Vince goals! (Q4 14:54)
That is just about the sealer, another quality finish by Melbourne. (Q4 14:54)
Vandenberg intercepts a Murphy kick from the BP to the HFF. He passes to Vince at 45m on the same angle. Vince doesn’t score, Roughead marks in relief. (Q4 19:15)
Hogan marks a Riley ball at 50m on a slight angle and takes his ful measure of time for the set shot, but misses. (Q4 22:20)
Toumpas marks a Brayshaw ball at 40m on a slight angle. After a video review, it is discovered that the ball went over the line before Roughead touched it. That settles it. (Q4 24:50)
3:02 of garbage time left. (Q4 25:15)
Vince gets some much deserved junk with a mid-range snap. (Q4 29:21)

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