Blog log from R7 of 2016: Sydney vs Essendon

Daniher gets the first chance of the game as the Bombers force it past the Swans defensive line. It bounces to Joe, but he misses from 15. (Q1 2:38)
Daniher gets the first chance of the game as the Bombers force it past the Swans defensive line. It bounces to Joe, but he misses from 15. (Q1 2:38)
Franklin receives from Robinson after Papley forced the turnover. Lance flicks it to TIppett, who goals to the crowds roar! (Q1 3:55)
Baguley to Merrett to Simpkin, all by foot with very precise kicking as they spot small holes in the Swans defensive 50. Jonathon goals from 35, putting the Bombers back in front! (Q1 6:34)
Heeney finds Franklin through the corridor after Kelly turned it over off the half back flank. From 50, Lance hammers home his first of the day! (Q1 9:51)
Mitchell to Sinclair with a speedy handball. Callum turns and snaps, but misses to the far side from the slight, 35 metres out from goal. (Q1 10:56)
The Bombers speed it through the middle, via the dash of Zaharakis. Brown fed it off to him, but David’s bouncing effort misses to the right hand side from 60. (Q1 14:24)
Heeney takes a strong contested mark as the Swans stream forward once more, the kicking coming from Jack. From 30 out, directly in front, Isaac makes no mistake from the set shot! (Q1 16:40)
Zaharakis has his second minor score of this twilight fixture. The Bombers work it to the ground with frenetic pressure, but David misses from 45 to the right. (Q1 20:54)
Franklin produces the tackle on Crowley, forcing the turnover. The ball falls the way of Papley, who moves it centrally by hand to McGlynn. Ben misses to the right. (Q1 22:39)
The Swans extend the margin with a maximum once more. Heeney leads up out on Hartley, taking the simple grab as Michael lost touch of his more agile opponent. Isaac finished truly! (Q1 24:39)
The umpires allow advantage, after Fantasia was tackled without the footy. Brown soccered it off the turf, and through it went from 20! (Q1 25:42)
Fantasia takes the mark just before the quarter time siren, as the Bombers again push out of congestion with limited pressure. Orazio hammers it from 55 and through it goes! (Q1 26:54)
Kennedy takes it out of the stoppage and finds McGlynn by hand. Ben receives and heads for home, but he hooks it to the near side from 35. (Q2 3:51)
Poor turnover coming out of defence by Lloyd, straight into the hands of the former Swan, Craig Bird. From 40 on the slight, Craig goals! (Q2 6:42)
Zaharakis sends the Bombers into the lead! David received via hands as the Dons again used the fat side of the ground to get uncontested possession! (Q2 8:10)
Heeney flies once more and akin to his first term grab, he manages to pull down a ripper ahead of 3 taller opponents. From 30, Isaac sends through another! (Q2 12:41)
The Swans win it straight out of the centre clearance and Franklin is the recipient, winning a free kick for high contact in the marking contest. From 55, was it ever in doubt? (Q2 15:11)
Again the Swans slingshot from one side of the ground to the other at rapid pace. Heeney taps it off to Cunningham and Harry manages to hook the effort to the unmarked Sinclair… (Q2 16:38)
Callum lines up the set shot from 40 on the slight, but only sends it through for the minor score. (Q2 16:38)
Fantasia sends it over the top to the captain in Goddard. Brendon receives, but misses the effort on goal with a hooking attempt that misses to the far side from 35 on the flank. (Q2 19:27)
McVeigh to Mitchell to Parker, as the series of chip kicks end with a Swans shot on goal. From 45 on the slight, he hooks it to the right. (Q2 19:27)
Sinclair receives off the ground level finder in Heeney. Callum whacks it on the boot for a classic up and under, that eventually splits the middle from 20! (Q2 23:33)
Heeney goes long to the Tippett/Grima one on one and Kurt takes the strong contested grab deep in the forward pocket. Kurt hits the post from the resultant set shot. (Q2 25:06)
The Swans work it from the wing to the fat side with a general scramble movement. The pill pops out the way of Jones, who spots up Sinclair. Post siren, Callum misses. (Q2 27:50)
Franklin kicks a goal only Lance could! He finds it at ground level, cops a tackle from Hartley, but still manages to fashion a kick from 25. It bounces straight through! (Q3 4:05)
Tipungwuti receives and streams through the middle of the Sydney Cricket Ground. He assesses the options, but misses his mark, bouncing through for a minor score. (Q3 7:04)
Zaharakis receives high contact in the heat of congestion, coming from Mills. David kicks for goal from the resultant free and finishes from 40! (Q3 8:42)
Papley kicks a classic small forward goal as the Swans grab the quick reply. It gets directed into the path of Tom, who manages to squeeze a kick on the goal line for a major! (Q3 10:18)
Hannebery out of the stoppage, finding McGlynn on the lead. Ben flicks it off to the fellow former Hawk in Franklin. Lance chargers towards goal, unleashing from 45. Poster! (Q3 11:59)
The Swans pressure is beginning to take its toll on the Dons. Jack manages to find it at ground level as they pump it forward once more through Tippett, and Kieran goals from 40! (Q3 16:36)
Zach Merrett receives out of the 10-strong congested pack. The young Bomber has a quick snap attempt at goal from 30, but he misses to the near side. (Q3 18:05)
The defender come forward, Baguley, receives a free kick after Smith produced illegal contact in the marking contest, although the decision was somewhat dubious. Poster from 30. (Q3 19:33)
Cunningham finds it just before the boundary, and flicks it off to the unpressured Jack. Kieran swings it centrally to Hewett, who marks and goals from 40! (Q3 21:15)
Heeney takes the advantage as the Swans pile on the pressure once more. Kelly gives away the free after being wrapped up in the tackle, and Isaac finishes with class from 30! (Q3 24:34)
Franklin steps this way and that, almost evading the entire Bombers team with just a few dazzling steps before centring to Parker. At ground level, Papley receives the free… (Q3 26:19)
From 35 on the flank, Tom misses to the far side via the resultant set shot. (Q3 28:04)
Papley receives off ground level after Tippett scooped the ball up to the unmarked Tom. Dubious decision to avoid the throw call, but Tom takes full advantage from 25! (Q4 0:17)
Cunningham goes long to the Tippett/Kelly matchup and the predictable result occurs, as the former Crow takes the mark. From 30 on the flank, Kurt sends another though! (Q4 6:08)
Just like before, Franklin kicks a goal only Franklin can. He receives from McGlynn, he stops and props to the left hand side of his body and let rip off one step from 60! (Q4 7:50)
Smith gives away the free kick to Baguley after hitting his arms in the marking contest. From 50 on the flank, he misses to the far side. (Q4 11:20)
Redman off to Baguley who heads goalward, kicking for goal from 45 on the acute angle. The defender come forward headed for glory, but managed to pick out the post. (Q4 14:35)
The Swans stream it from end to end and the play is finalised with Hannebery finding McGlynn unmarked out the back. Ben marks and goals from 30 out! (Q4 14:35)
Redman takes the intercept mark after Mills turns it over coming out of defence. The first gamer flicks it off to McKernan, who goals on the bounce from 55! (Q4 16:24)
McGlynn reads it off the Franklin fly and moves it further down the park to his eagerly waiting captain in Jack. Kieran receives the handball, and goals from 20! (Q4 18:06)
The Swans over possessed with the best of them pushing from end to end, but it finishes with Smith picking out the leading Sinclair. From 40 on the slight, he misses. (Q4 20:54)
Franklin took the strong mark out on the lead ahead of Hartley, marking 50 metres out, boundary side. He goes back and booms it through, post high! (Q4 23:51)
The former Hawk Franklin, centres from a wide area, allowing Heeney to run and jump, taking another exceptional grab. From 35, Isaac sends through his fifth! (Q4 25:08)
McVeigh moves it through the corridor to Mitchell, who wastes little time by banging it into the Franklin/Hartley matchup. Lance takes a terrific one hander, and goals from 40! (Q4 26:51)
Franklin is beginning to have a huge quarter, marking on the lead once more ahead of the desperate Hartley. From 50 on the slight angle, he misses to the left hand side. (Q4 28:26)
Parker chips it to Franklin, even with Lance on the much sharper angle as the siren sounds. He lines up for his seventh post siren, and he just misses to the near side. (Full Time)

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