Blog log from R15 of 2015: Essendon vs Melbourne

Jackson Merrett goes wide to the unopposed Gwilt sitting 60 metres out from goal. The ex-Saint receives and goes long, but after a review it is deemed to be touched on the line. (Q1 3:15)
Gawn takes the strong contested mark and goes long to the Howe/Steinberg match up and the Bomber gives away a free kick for the arm slap. From the boundary, 35 out, he misses. (Q1 5:17)
Vandenberg has a quick shot across the body in the contest, but he misses to the near side from 35. (Q1 11:16)
Tyson receives the free kick for high contact in the attempted tackle by J.Merrett. Dom lines up from a step inside 50 on the flank, and he just works it home for a major! (Q1 12:41)
O’Brien to Stanton to Goddard all by hand before Brendon wobbles one centrally and Howlett manages to hold onto the chest mark. From 40 out, directly in front, Ben goals! (Q1 14:42)
Goddard flicks it off to a speeding Hibberd who drills it onto the chest of the leading Hooker ahead of the desperate Dunn. From 35 on the flank, Cale misses to the near side. (Q1 23:17)
Hooker to Laverde by hands and then Cale rips it out of the first gamers grasp, but his quick snap shot from 25 misses to the right hand side. (Q1 25:56)
Garlett takes it out of the forward stoppage after the picture perfect tap down from Gawn. 45 out from goal, the hooking delivery from Jeff just misses. (Q2 1:09)
Vince gets to the drop zone, 30 metres out from goal, and staggers this way and that before heading for home. He misses to the right hand side after never getting fully balanced. (Q2 2:21)
Jetta gets it quickly out of congestion and goes to the Dawes/Gwilt match up and Chris takes a sliding mark out ahead. The former Pie flicks it off to Howe who goals with ease! (Q2 3:00)
McKernan gets rid of Gawn illegally in the forward ruck stoppage, and Max will line up the set shot from 30 on the flank. He misses to the far side with a pulled delivery. (Q2 6:22)
Stanton marks out on the lead after a short lead. 40 out with little angle, the Bombers on baller makes no mistake with the quality set shot! (Q2 11:52)
Stanton turns it over through the corridor to Jetta, who immediately bolts in a pass to his captain in Jones. Nathan sets sail for home from 50 on the run, but he misses. (Q2 17:02)
Long bomb in and Daniher takes a ripping contested mark in amongst three opponents. From 35 on the flank, Joe slots the major from the set shot! (Q2 21:36)
Vandenberg towels up Hooker in the tackle and receives the holding the ball decision. The returning Dee goes back, lines up and nails the kick from 40! (Q2 25:14)
First gamer, James Harmes, goes for mission impossible pushed up on the boundary 30 out under immense pressure, but he just misses. Contender for point of the season. (Q2 30:19)
Daniher takes a strong leading mark out ahead of McDonald after the quick fire kick in was perfect for the man in front. From a 45 degree angle, 45 metres out, he kicks the major! (Q3 2:05)
McDonald centres to the hot spot and Hogan marks out ahead of Ashby on the lead. From 35 out, directly in front, the Rising Star favourite nabs the major! (Q3 4:21)
Hibberd goes long and high to the top of the arc and Daniher takes another strong pack mark coming three deep in the congestion. 55 out, Joe strikes it well and nabs another! (Q3 6:16)
Vince takes the pill 35 out, after the Dees won the resulting clearance, but his shot misses to the right hand side. (Q3 8:07)
O’Brien takes the leading mark and flicks it off to the speeding Edwards. He continues on to 55 out, and whacks it through the big sticks! (Q3 9:47)
Heppell, getting some physical pressure from his tagger in Viney, can only go wide of the contest to O’Brien, but Nick’s quick shot misses. (Q3 11:25)
Hooker takes it out of the stoppage and tumbles an effort goalwards, but it bounces through the right hand side of the goal for a minor score from 35. (Q3 12:25)
Dawes has a flying shot at goal off the ground, after the pill is worked forward by the Dees, but his shot from 20 misses. (Q3 14:04)
Stanton belts it into the leading Daniher who marks out on the lead ahead of McDonald. The in form Daniher lines up from 40, and sends it through once more! (Q3 16:53)
Heppell wins the free kick after reading the tap beautifully and Viney could only get the star Bomber high in the resultant attempted tackle. From 30, Dyson slots it! (Q3 19:43)
Edwards takes a quality mark ghosting in behind Hooker after the Jackson Merrett inside 50 pass. From 35, Shaun nails his second of the term! (Q3 24:37)
Dawes goes long to the Garlett/Baguley match up, but neither of the two can get hand on ball and it tumbles through for a minor score. (Q3 26:44)
Zach Merrett turns it over out of defence straight to Jetta who in turn will line up from the 50 metre arc directly in front. Neville goes back and slams it home! (Q4 5:46)
Viney receives out of the centre clearance and runs through to the 50 metre arc. He sets sail for home, but he just manages to hit the post. (Q4 6:46)
Hooker gives away the free kick after a push in the back off the ball meant the free was paid up the ground. Pressed up on the boundary, McDonald hits the post. (Q4 7:28)
Hurley turns it over through the corridor and it hurts, with Vandenberg spotting up an unopposed McDonald on the resulting play. 40 out, he misses once more. (Q4 12:38)
Gwilt kicked in to Ambrose who was clearly about to stroll into an open goal, but a horrendous bounce denies Patrick a simple possession and he’s caught! (Q4 14:44)
Garlett gets to the front of the Dawes/Steinberg contest and he roves it superbly, but his resulting shot misses to the right hand side from 50. (Q4 15:32)
No matter, in the very next play the ball gets bombed forward and Garlett reads it off Dawes again, leads Baguley to the pill and snaps truly from deep in the pocket! (Q4 15:47)
Watts chips it in short to Kennedy-Harris, who in turn finds the full back in McDonald. From 45, he slams it home to put the demons, pardon the pun, to bed! (Q4 17:20)
Daniher takes a leading grab from the O’Brien kick, with Lumumba not putting his body in the hole to defend that one. From outside 50, Joe has five! (Q4 23:13)
The Bombers get home in an absolute cliff hanger! Valiant effort by the Dees, but they come up short this time around! (Q4 27:43)

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