Blog log from R8 of 2016: Melbourne vs Western Bulldogs

Quick long ball into the 50 from Jones and Viney’s got away from his opponent to mark uncontested 40m from goal on a 45 degree angle. He goals.
Bontempelli streaming through the midfield has a choice of Campbell and Redpath inside 50. He chooses Campbell who then spots Redpath at the top of the square. Goal.
Long ball into the hotspot, Stringer brings the ball to the front, Wallis crumbs, hands to Picken who snaps a goal.
Garland gives away an over the shoulder free to Roughead 45m from goal. He goes back and loads up but misses to the left.
Big strong overhead contested mark by Redpath after Wood kicked to 25m from goal directly in front. Redpath’s set shot is good.
Long ball in from Watts to a one on one with Hogan and Roberts and it’s no contest, Hogan wins convincingly. Set shot from 30m on a slight angle misses to the right.
Harmes hands to Petracca who shows a burst of speed, gets himself balanced and goals on the run from 35m out.
Macrae kicks centrally, Picken’s mark is spoiled but Dickson is there to crumb and snap a goal on his right. (Q1 19:54)
Stoppage just outside the Melbourne 50m arc, the ball comes to Kennedy who loads up from 50m but misses to the right. (Q1 23:15)
Long ball in from Bailey Williams is dropped by Cambell but he recovers and hands to Stringer who runs into an open goal. (Q1 23:52)
Free to Hunter who kicks long and Redpath takes another big mark! He kicks for goal after the siren 30m from goal on a slight angle but hits the post. (Q1 30:05)
Daniel hands to Dahlhaus streaming through the middle of the ground and he spots Stringer leading straight up the middle. Stringer marks at 35m, goes back and goals. (Q2 1:11)
Pedersen on the wing spots Kennedy on his own at the 50m arc. Kennedy marks, plays on and sneaks in the goal! (Q2 4:55)
Kennedy smothers an Adcock kick, it falls to Jones who hands to Garlett in the pocket. Garlett improves the angle and snaps the goal. (Q2 8:11)
A Bailey Williams miskick fortuitously lands in the arms of McLean 35m from goal directly in front. The set shot is good. (Q2 9:47)
Bugg coughs it up, Dale intercepts and hands to McLean who attempts to dribble through a goal but misses to the right. (Q2 12:05)
Pedersen marks in the middle of the ground and Morris gives away the 50m penalty after he thought he’d played on. Pedersen’s set shot from 40m misses to the left. (Q2 15:32)
Long ball in and Hogan climbs on Boyd to take a big grab 40m from goal. His set shot from a tight angle hits the post. (Q2 18:07)
A kick to Gawn in the hotspot is brought to the front where Kennedy gathers, snaps on his right and sneaks through a goal. (Q2 19:17)
Redpath with a strong mark 55m out and Garland gives away the 50m penalty for entering the protected area. Easy goal for Redpath. (Q2 22:27)
Wagner loads up for goal from 50m but it’s punched through for a behind. (Q2 24:08)
Campbell in a central position outside 50 hands to a running Liberatore who goals from 45m out. Libba doing it all today. (Q3 5:58)
Macrae scraps a kick forward and Wallis has front position on Garland and marks 20m from goal on a slight angle. He goals. (Q3 7:43)
Caleb Daniel shows great persistence in keeping the ball alive in the pocket, then kicks a centring ball to Dale who marks on the goal-line, plays on and goals. (Q3 21:57)
Vince intercepts a clearing kick 60m from goal. He finds Watts on the lead 40m out on a slight angle. Watts goals. (Q3 23:12)
Stringer flies high, nearly hangs onto an enormous mark but it falls to the front where Hunter gathers, snaps and goals. (Q3 25:16)
Hogan bursts through a tackle and unselfishly hands to Oliver at the top of the square where Oliver kicks the goal. (Q3 26:58)
McLean draws a high tackle from Tyson in typical fashion. His set shot from 40m out drifts to the left. (Q3 29:43)
Hunter wrapped up in a tackle, gets a fortunate kick to Stringer who swings onto his right and snaps a goal from 30m out. (Q4 0:55)
Liberatore intercepts a handball inside 50 and hands to Daniel whose kick for goal from 35m out on a tight angle just misses. (Q4 2:44)
Gawn’s rushed clearing defensive kick lands straight in the arms of Dickson who snaps a goal from 35m. (Q4 9:39)
Harmes marks at 50 and hands to McDonald on the run who has crept forward to kick a nice long goal. (Q4 15:11)
Great kick from Harmes out in front of Hogan who gets a run and jump at the footy and Biggs was no chance. Hogan takes the set shot from 30m out and goals. (Q4 16:43)
Clever lookaway handball from Bontempelli releases Stringer to run to 50m and kick a powerful long goal. (Q4 17:43)
Pedersen under pressure 25m out throws it onto the boot but misses to the right. (Q4 23:50)
Picken sees Campbell all on his own in the forward 50, Campbell fumbles but Stringer is there to receive and run into an open goal. (Q4 24:38)
Redpath marks 25m from goal in the pocket and handballs over the top to Picken who’s all on his own in the goalsquare for likely the final goal of the game. (Q4 29:05)
With three seconds left on the clock Garlett dribbles through a kick from 30m that is almost touched by Morris on the line but the goal review reveals a goal. (Q4 30:59)

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