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Blog log from R1 of 2016: Melbourne vs Western Sydney

Blog log for Melbourne vs Western Sydney, R1 of 2016

Scully runs hard to the square to mark and play on into the goal after a long rebound down member’s wing by the Giants, Kelly with the goal assist kick. (Q1 3:07)
Palmer passes to Smith who converts from 40m on a slight angle. Lots of excitement from Dee fans but not much to show for it so far. (Q1 7:37)
Vince roves a contest at the hotspot, Whitfield looks like he catches him high even though the replay shows it was a dive. Vince goals. (Q1 11:28)
Stewart marks wide on the flank 30m out but misses. (Q1 14:28)
Viney gives to Kennedy on the boundary 35m out, he tries an unlikely snap, pack on the line… just clears them for a goal! (Q1 16:13)
Lobb marks in front of Garland at 30m on a slight angle and goals. (Q1 17:51)
Harmes roves a Frost contest at the top of the square playing front and centre, and kicks truly. (Q1 19:42)
Viney gets pinged for encroachment in the 10m zone to bring Griffen from the wing to 45m on a slight angle. Griffen misses. (Q1 21:30)
Vandenberg marks 45m out on a slight angle and belies his reputation with a quality finish from the set shot. (Q1 25:12)
The Demons handball through the Giant defence, possibly one too many but Garlett manages to goal from the square with the goal assist give by Vandenberg. (Q1 26:39)
Nathan Jones fends off two Giants but by the time he gets boot to ball at the hotspot he’s off balance, and the snap wobbles well wide. (Q2 1:35)
Johnson gets a Joe the Goose special for a goal from the square after the Giants sweep forward from a dropped mark on the wing by Tom McDonald. (Q2 3:18)
Nathan Jones passes to Watts at 35m on the flank, who misses. (Q2 4:43)
Lobb volleys from close range into the goalpost. (Q2 8:46)
Ward misses a long range snap from the HFF. (Q2 10:18)
Steele shoots from a set shot on the HFF, Garland rises on the line, after video review the Giants are awarded a goal. (Q2 16:49)
Ward marks 20m out in front and kicks truly after another torrid and energetic passage of play ends with a Giant score. (Q2 24:36)
Pedersen marks over Davis on the behind line, but his attempted banana set shot is horrid and goes OOTF on the other side. (Q2 28:20)
Smith snaps from 50m on a slight angle but just snicks the goalpost on the way through. (Q3 2:40)
Ward roves in the pocket, has a couple of Giants inboard but goes himself from 20m… across the face. (Q3 4:37)
Kent receives in the centre, has a bounce, baulks Wilson with a step and shoots from 40m on a slight angle… wide. (Q3 7:56)
The Giants go coast to coast, Scully has a man running to the square but doesn’t see him and goes himself from outside CHF, but it bounces wide. (Q3 8:41)
Stewart misses another set shot from the HFF. (Q3 10:49)
Kent makes no mistake this time with a snap from 40m in front after Kelly runs into Smith on the wing and fumbles to start a Demon fast break. (Q3 12:54)
Smith pressures Vince on the last line to force a turnover, Ward mops up the mess and goals from 20m. (Q3 12:54)
Lobb takes a contested grab outside the hotspot and finally gets a set shot on target for the GWS. (Q3 12:54)
Whitfield kicks hard and low to Smith at the hotspot, who misses again. (Q3 12:54)
Ward has Whitfield on his own on the HFF to mark, run on to 40m and settle over a snap… which he misses. GWS all over the Dees, only goalkicking is holding them back. (Q3 26:34)
Nathan Jones plays on to advantage after a free to Bugg in the centre, he hits Gawn 40m out on a slight angle just before the 3QT siren. Gawn just misses. (Q3 28:08)
Watts marks over Davis at 25m on the flank and steers through an important goal to start Q4, only their second since QT. (Q4 0:48)
Vandenberg marks in front of Marchbank on the HFF, plays on around him and goes long to the square… Hogan wins a free for contact by Davis and goals as well! (Q4 2:48)
Watts marks at half forward, wheels around quickly and hits Hogan on the lead in front of Davis and Marchbank at 35m on a slight angle. Hogan skips in and goals again! (Q4 4:34)
Shaw burns the ball on the HBF, Vandenberg gives to Garlett who snaps truly from 30m on a slight angle! (Q4 7:44)
Tomlinson beats Garland one on one with strength to mark a long Griffen centre clearance kick to 35m on the flank. He misses. (Q4 8:34)
Kennedy barnstorms down the outer wing and hits Frost behind Davis at 30m on the flank. Frost misses. (Q4 9:29)
Harmes gets smothered in the centre, Wilson roves and goes to Palmer who waits and finds Johnson 15m out in front for the goal to put GWS back in front! (Q4 11:34)
Long, quick kick down the flank to traffic, again the Giant defenders panic and give away a free for contact to Hogan 25m out. Hogan goals, ugly but straight, Dees lead again! (Q4 15:49)
Hogan kicks off the outside of the right boot from the wing to Kennedy near the boundary 40m out. Kennedy misses badly. (Q4 17:35)
Garlett marks on the lead in front of Adam Kennedy at 40m on the flank, but his set shot drops in the square and is rushed. (Q4 19:21)
Watts roves a pack on the flank 35m out and gives to Vandenberg who tries a grubber off the left, it bounces past the contest in the square for a big goal! (Q4 19:21)
Marchbank puts his head over a ground footy after a stoppage on the HFF and Vince catches him high. Marchbank lines up from 40m… and misses. (Q4 19:21)
Tomlinson marks on the HFF and sprays it OOTF inside the last 2:30, summing up the Giant afternoon. (Q4 25:10)
Smith passes short to Greene near the boundary 40m, predictably he also misses. (Q4 26:20)
Lobb roves a pack at the hotspot and gives to Greene who snaps truly on the bounce, nine seconds left at the next centre bounce! (Q4 28:09)
Shiel to Wilson at the bounce, long bomb to the hotspot but it’s off hands to Scully, siren sounds before he gets boot to ball, Demons win! (Q4 29:03)

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