Blog log from R13 of 2015: Hawthorn vs Essendon

After a few inside 50s for Hawthorn to start, Daniher marks strongly in front of Frawley at 35m on the flank. Daniher hits the post. (Q1 2:07)
Dempsey roves a loose ball on the HFF but misses a quick snap from 45m near the boundary. (Q1 3:24)
Carlisle contest a long ball near the hotspot with Birchall and wins comprehensively, Birchall goes to ground, Carlisle plays on to Jackson Merrett who kicks the first goal. (Q1 8:07)
McKernan gets a moment to measure a snap off a step from 50m on a slight angle… and dobs it! (Q1 9:38)
Jackson Merrett forces a turnover at half forward by Birchall, Watson roves but hits the post from 35m on a slight angle. (Q1 11:17)
Roughead passes backwards from a stoppage in the pocket to Birchall at 50m on the flank. Birch’s set shot falls in the square, Gunston drops it, stoppage. (Q1 13:08)
From that stoppage, Roughead passes to the hotspot for Hodge but the ump calls play on as it was too short, Hodge snaps wide. (Q1 13:37)
Heppell hits Daniher on the lead at 35m on the flank, he drops it but Stratton is pinged for tunnelling. Daniher shanks it OOTF. (Q1 17:38)
Puopolo bounces through the first Hawk goal after roving a Ceglar contest at the hotspot, after his man Baguley had gone to ground. (Q1 19:54)
Goddard plays on after a free to Watson outside CHF, and finds Carlisle 40m out on a slight angle. Carlisle also misses. (Q1 21:09)
Burgoyne strips Gwilt after a big pack goes up for a ball to the hotspot, Smith gives to Gunston who snaps just inside the goalpost from 5m, confirmed after a video review. (Q1 22:54)
The Hawks are very lucky to be within a kick given that Essendon has dominated general play. (Q1 23:09)
Roughead has the sit, leaps and takes a big grab over Hooker at 25m on the flank. But he kicks way right for a behind. (Q1 27:24)
Carlisle drops a long Cooney ball to the pocket 15m out but it bounces back to him, he snaps truly despite a Gibson lunge. (Q2 2:03)
Langford roves a Hale contest at 40m on the flank and gives to Hill gliding past, he makes no mistake with a typically high quality finish. (Q2 4:03)
Jackson Merrett passes short to Goddard at 30m on the flank, on the end of a quick fast break up the guts through the Hawk zone. BJ goals, as you knew he would. (Q2 5:02)
Lewis passes to the lead of Ceglar, it clears him but Gwilt is pinged for hands in the back. Ceglar shoots from 35m on the flank, but misses. (Q2 7:06)
Hurley sprays OOTF from the back pocket after the Hawks flood the HBF on the kick in. Ceglar takes the kick, and passes back to Gibson on the HFF… 50m penalty and goal! (Q2 8:17)
Oh no, but Gibson hits the post from 5m! (Q2 8:49)
McKernan marks a Carlisle ball in front of Lake near the boundary 35m out. He misses. (Q2 10:49)
Roughead roves his own contest to a long Suckling ball to the hotspot, but misses off the left. (Q2 15:08)
Carlile picks up a loose ball on the HFF and passes short to Goddard at 40m on the flank just before getting bumped. BJ misses. (Q2 16:19)
Hartung speeds down the outer wing and goes long to the flank 45m out where Gunston pushes off Hibberd to mark. Gunstall roosts a beautiful set hot over the goal umpire’s cap! (Q2 19:10)
The Hawks still don’t deserve to be level with the Dons. (Q2 19:10)
The Dons handball their way through heavy traffic after the next centre bounce, seven or eight pairs of hands, ending with Gleeson to Melksham for a fine goal from 40m! (Q2 20:18)
Gleeson kicks OOTF on the Hawks HFF. Burgoyne sends a high, hopefull ball to the flank 20m out, big pack flies… Gunston is over the back for the simple rove and goal! (Q2 23:20)
Hooker is pinged for a throw under a Roughead tackle near the boundary 40m out. Roughead misses. (Q2 29:21)
Stanton and Goddard had picnics that quarter, though they have only 6 contested among 33 possessions between them. The Dons are racking up outside ball. (Half Time)
Meanwhile: Burgoyne 7 touches playing midfield, Hodge 7, Hill 8, Smith 8 and Lewis 9 tells a story. It’s not often that the Hawks are on track for only 350 possessions. (Half Time)
THe Hawks handpass their way through traffic after the first centre bounce of Q3, Smith passes short to Gunston at 40m on a slight angle. Gunston misses. (Q3 0:37)
McKernan plays on after marking in the BP but Roughead smothers, then McKernan is pinged for a throw. Roughie goes short to Gunston at 20m on the flank. Gunston misses again. (Q3 2:22)
The Hawks again lock the ball in after the kick in, eventually Birchall kicks long to Hill at 35m on a slight angle. Hill goals. (Q3 5:33)
Suckling spoils Hibberd in the centre but the ball sits up for Hibberd to gather and run to 45m on a slight angle… but he misses. (Q3 7:54)
Puopolo draws a free on Hooker for high contact in the pocket 25m out with a classic Selwood-esque arm raise. Poppy goals. (Q3 9:03)
Hodge kicks long from outside CHF to the pocket, Puopolo again raises the arm to get another soft high contact free on Hurley 15m out. Poppy goals again! (Q3 11:48)
Hodge ducks into a tackle by Jackson Merrett at 40m on the flank and is caught cold HTB. Merrett just squeezes the set shot inside the far goalpost. (Q3 13:48)
After three bounces by Burgoyne down the wing, Hill roves a Puopolo contest in the pocket and passes back to Ceglar at 35m on the flank. Ceglar misses. (Q3 16:18)
Langford puts his body on the line at half forward going for a ground ball, Burgoyne roves, to Hodge then Smith who has time and space to goal from the hotspot. (Q3 17:39)
Carlisle marks over two Hawks at 20m on the flank, plays on and goals with the snap. (Q3 19:37)
Smith clears long from the next centre bounce to the hotspot, Hale contests and gives to Shiels who has Suckling outside for a trademark left foot finish from the flank. (Q3 20:59)
THe Hawks boss the next centre bounce, Langford passes short to Gunston at 45m on the flank. The set shot falls near the square… Ceglar outmarks Daniher… but Daniher smothers! (Q3 22:34)
Hibberd tries a very low percentage kick from the BP to CHB, three Hawks converge for the spoil, Mitchell passes to Puopolo at 35m for the goal. (Q3 23:46)
A Hooker handball is intercepted on the wing, Shiels passes to Gunston at 35m on the flank but he misses again. (Q3 25:49)
Breust gives to Puopolo, albeit on the bounce, for a hurried snap from 35m on the flank that is well wide. (Q3 28:16)
Hale gives to Breust for the first goal of Q4, snapped across his body from near the hotspot, after Breust had run on from an involvement on the HFF. (Q4 1:15)
Heppell shanks a little kick on the HBF to turn it over, Langford eventually marks at 45m on the flank… his set shot starts way left but swings right and through. (Q4 2:46)
Cooney marks 45m out on the flank and sails through a quality set shot, like a Brownlow medallist should. (Q4 6:01)
Dempsey goes long behind the Hawk zone to Daniher 20m out on a slight angle, on the end of a fast break through the centre. Daniher sprays it horribly. (Q4 8:01)
Jackson Merrett roves a contest at 25m on the flank but his grubber is well wide. (Q4 9:42)
Roughead roves Hale at a stoppage in the pocket, gives to Smith who gifts Suckling in the square for another one. (Q4 11:46)
Carlisle roves a pack 20m out and dribbles through a belated goal. (Q4 14:17)
Puopolo gives to Roughead for his first goal from a snap from 40m on a slight angle. (Q4 16:15)
Daniher snaps a goal from the hotspot despite lunges from two nearby Hawks. (Q4 17:32)
Puopolo gives to Gunston who has a man on him, and can only miss off the left from 30m on a slight angle. (Q4 18:45)
Hill roves a contest 20m out and grubbers another one. (Q4 20:03)
Very much junk time now, has been for the past five minutes or more. (Q4 20:03)
Dempsey marks at 30m on the flank on a fast break started at halfback by Hurley. He goals. (Q4 22:01)
Shiels passes short to Lewis at 35m near the boundary. J-Lew misses. (Q4 24:03)
Roughead passes to Lewis at 40m on a slight angle. Lewis’ set shot is straight but falls in the square and is cleared. (Q4 24:43)
Suckling misses a snap from 45m on a slight angle, just swerving late. (Q4 25:24)
Carlisle gets a free for front on contact on the behind line. He misses, much to the delight of the remaining Hawk fans at the Punt Road end. (Q4 27:43)
Suckling gives to Hartung who dodges a tackler and misses from 40m in the corridor. (Q4 29:24)

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