Blog log from W3 of 2016: Essendon vs Geelong

Caddy flies over a pack at the top of the square and takes a screamer over Brown from a McCarthy long ball. He kicks the first ball. (Q1 4:42)
Hawkins marks a Duncan pass on the lead 40m out on the flank and swings through his first set shot from left to right and straight through the hi-diddle-diddle. (Q1 13:04)
Hawkins dives backwards behind Hartley to mark 25m out on the flank, but misses. (Q1 20:15)
Laverde handballs to ground near the Cats behind line but the ball is tapped back in play by Duncan to allow Kersten to volley home from the square. (Q1 21:55)
Brown is caught HTB in the centre by Lang, the fast break results in Hawkins finding Stanely at the hotspot for the first goal of Q2. (Q2 1:18)
McKernan gets caught HTB on the wing, again a fast break to the Cats and it’s Hawkins who marks 30m out on the flank for the turnover goal. (Q2 4:01)
Horlin-Smith gives to Guthrie in traffic forward of the centre, Guthrie fends off a man, bounces and runs through CHF to goal from 45m. (Q2 7:01)
Cockatoo baulks clear at CHB and has a gallop with a couple of bounces through the centre, reaches CHF but decides on a pass to Caddy at the hotspot, who hits the post. (Q2 9:28)
Caddy can have a cup of tea on his own at half forward on the end of another fast break, he saunters to 40m on a slight angle and pops through another one for Geelong. (Q2 13:41)
Dangerfield snaps from a stoppage 45m out on a slight angle, it bounces near the goalpost and takes a nice off break to avoid the woodwork and go through for a goal. (Q2 15:12)
Lang snaps a nice goal from 20m out on the boundary after another stoppage on the HFF, was a bit of a shank but it was straight! (Q2 19:07)
Vardy jumps in front of a pack 20m out and plays on into an open goal with too much ease. (Q2 21:02)
A rebound started from defensive hotspot by McDonald-Tipungwuti ends with a long McKenna ball from wing to Grimley at the hotspot for the first Essendon goal. (Q3 2:19)
Smith marks 35m out on the flank and squeezes his set shot inside the near goalpost. (Q3 4:14)
Hawkins marks a little wider than the spot Vardy had his shot minutes ago, but misses. (Q3 5:54)
Cooney gives to Baguley for a running shot from just inside 50m on a slight angle, but it goes wide right. (Q3 7:13)
Merrett misses with a banana from a stoppage at the hotspot. (Q3 8:56)
A long ball to the square bounces in front of a contest between Vardy and Hartley, the ball sits up beautifully for Vardy to gather and goal. (Q3 22:10)
McDonald-Tipungwuti drops a sitter trying to mark at halfback, the Cats pounce and flip it around resulting in a goal to Gregson from 20m. (Q3 23:42)
Duncan has Cockatoo on his own in the centre on a fast break from halfback, he jogs to 45m on a slight angle and pops through a simple rebound launch goal. (Q4 2:29)
Vardy is over the back near the top of the square on yet another fast break by Geelong through an open midfield, he boots his third goal from four kicks. (Q4 5:54)
Duncan marks a short Guthrie inside 50 kick 40m out on the flank and steers his set shot inside the far goalpost for another one for the Cats. (Q4 9:25)
Long gathers a Gleeson ball near the behind post, gets corralled by Taylor, baulks but misses from 15m out. (Q4 11:12)
Dangerfield misses a set shot from the HFF. (Q4 13:01)
McCarthy catches Dea HTB in the pocket 20m out but misses. (Q4 13:29)
Hams gets a handball 50m out on a slight angle and misses off a step. (Q4 15:36)
Bartel kicks short from the kick in, play on so back to Bartel but he handballs through the goals and gets pinged for deliberate. Long gets the charity major. (Q4 16:31)
Duncan misses on the run from 55m on a slight angle just before Gleeson claims him. (Q4 17:15)
The Dons go coast to coast from the kick in, Long releases Dempsey at half forward to run free to the hotspot and goal. (Q4 18:13)
Michael is pinged for a hold on Vardy near the goalpost, gifting Vardy his fourth goal from six kicks. (Q4 19:36)

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