Blog log from R11 of 2016: Hawthorn vs Melbourne

Shocking conditions are affecting today’s game, as another long bomb goes into the Dees forward line. Watts wins it at ground level, flicks off to Dawes and Chris finishes! (Q1 9:37)
Two in a minute for the Demons, this time with Hogan flicking it over the top to Petracca. The quick clearance allowed for the opportunity and Christian made the most of it! (Q1 10:00)
Lewis wins it at the coalface and sends it long to the Gunston/McDonald contest. Jack takes a terrific contested grab, and then sends it through from 35 on the flank. Classy play! (Q1 13:33)
Cyril Rioli manages to handle the bar of soap expertly, then sends it out the back of the Gunston/McDonald match-up.Jack found it, sent Tom the wrong way and snapped truly from 20! (Q1 17:49)
The Hawks make it 3 in a row through a Breust toe poke from the top of the square. Via the stoppage scenario, the pill is knocked forward to Luke who takes the half chance! (Q1 20:01)
Once more the Hawks win it clean from the stoppage, this time with Mitchell working it backward to the ever-present Burgoyne. Shaun goes for home from the arc, but misses. (Q1 23:34)
Precise kicking from the Brown and Gold, with Burgoyne starting the play with faultless distribution off half back. It ends with Ceglar booming to a contested marking McEvoy… (Q1 25:14)
From 25 on the sharp angle, Ben misses poorly via the set shot to the far side. (Q1 25:36)
O’Brien takes a tremendous grab, flying over the top of Tom McDonald after the Mitchell inside 50. The 22 year old trots in and Tim makes no mistake from 50 out directly in front! (Q1 28:24)
Mitchell wins another clearance for the Premier, launching into attack with a half volley effort. The pill hits O’Brien’s chest at pace, but Tim misses from 50 after the siren. (Qtr Time)
Rioli starts the second term off with a bang! Cyril reads it off the pack at pace, takes one step and snaps truly from 40! Certainly the play of the day to this stage. (Q2 0:51)
Rioli’s short dab was adjudged to not be the required distance, allowing the Dees to snare the pill. That they did through Oliver, who picked out Hogan. Jesse goals from 50! (Q2 8:32)
O’Brien flicks it out of congestion, and out the back to the powering Breust. Luke attempts the shot from the pocket, but surprisingly misses to the near side. (Q2 9:51)
Playing in front is the simple, yet most effective tool at your disposal today, as Vandenberg exemplifies with that mark. From 35 on the slight, Aaron goals! (Q2 14:17)
Tyson makes it 3 in a row for the Demons! Dom receives out the back of the 5 strong pack, and the former Giant took it unopposed. He pushed through to 45 and made no mistake! (Q2 16:48)
The Dees have the lead! Numerous scrambles forward from the half forward flank to the goal mouth end with Kent soccering home from close range! Tremendous team effort! (Q2 21:33)
Puopolo misses to the near side from deep in the pocket after Paul caught Oscar McDonald in the tackle. The youngster breathes a sigh of relief after that miss. (Q2 23:05)
Tyson attempts to speed out of the defensive 50, but is caught unawares by the hard working Gunston. The free is paid and Jack finishes truly from 35 on the flank! (Q2 26:49)
Hill gets pushed aside in a timid attempt at the contested ball. The Dees take full advantage with Garlett, Tyson and then Watts receiving before Jack puts them back in front! (Q2 29:49)
Burgoyne attempts the soccer from deep in the forward pocket. The shot within congestion misses to the near side. (Q3 2:56)
Breust hits the congestion at pace, and Oscar McDonald gives away a dubiously awarded free kick for high contact. 40 metres out on the slight angle, Luke misses poorly. (Q3 5:14)
Hogan nearly misses the point blank opportunity, attempting a bounce and losing possession of the pill as a byproduct. Luckily it pops out to Kent who finishes from close range! (Q3 7:00)
Again the Dees go long to the hot spot, and it continues to pay dividends! This time Watts receives off Hogan’s ground level flick pass, and Jack finishes truly from 25! (Q3 9:19)
Smith launches the Hawks forward after Kent turns it over coming out of defence. Brad Hill bursts onto the loose footy, and slams it through the big sticks from point blank! (Q3 17:30)
Isaac Smith produces the worst turnover of the day, kicking straight to Petracca with a central delivery. Christian flicks it off to Jones, who slams it through from 45! (Q3 19:44)
Gunston launches an effort on the run from 50, attempting to hit the hot spot. The former Crow over-kicked, and through it went for a minor score. (Q3 24:37)
Frost takes Sicily high in the attempted tackle, and the Hawks number 21 will line up the set shot from the boundary, 45 out. His snap effort is pulled to the near side. (Q3 25:29)
Howe to Birchall to Breust, with Luke marking unopposed, 40 out on the flank. The small forward has had trouble with his set shots today, but sends that one through! (Q3 26:31)
Scores are level as we head into an ever important final term for these two clubs. (Q3 29:22)
The first gamer, Kade Stewart receives a free kick after ducking into Harmes’ attempted tackle. Questionable decision, and Kade misses poorly from 35 on the slight. (Q4 4:32)
Jones finds Harmes unopposed inside 50, after standing by himself for a seemingly immeasurable amount of time. From 45 on the flank, James just misses to the near side. (Q4 9:07)
Breust with a brilliant play, managing to keep it in on the boundary side, then centred to Stewart with the flick through the corridor. Kade receives and snaps truly! (Q4 11:48)
Hill hits it off the deck with the soccered effort after the Hawks managed to force a turnover in the forward 50. Brad’s attempt just went the wrong way of the post. (Q4 15:05)
Gunston takes the grab and then launches long to the Jetta/Rioli contest. Cyril forced it to ground, Puopolo found it at ground level and snapped truly from deep in the pocket! (Q4 19:35)
Hill finds O’Brien unmarked, boundary side, 40 metres out from the big sticks. Tim takes his time and then manages to split the middle with a tremendous effort! (Q4 22:28)
Tyson wins the one on one opposed to Smith, fending and fighting off the Hawk for the contested ball. Dom flicks it inside to Vandenberg, who misses the open play attempt from 40. (Q4 25:27)

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