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Blog log from R13 of 2016: Essendon vs Western Sydney

Blog log for Essendon vs Western Sydney, R13 of 2016

After a Greene miss from the HFF, the Giants lock it in on the kick in, Whitfield goes to Griffen 30m out on the flank for the first goal. (Q1 1:21)
Jamar marks a high ball near the hotspot in front of Haynes for the first goal for Essendon. (Q1 3:07)
Greene kicks high to the hotspot from the HFF, Gwilt gives away a free for a block on Patton 20m out on the flank. Patton misses. (Q1 7:37)
Greene marks near the boundary 45m out but kicks into the man on the mark. (Q1 9:21)
Reid roves and misses from a Hopper kick to a pack at the hotspot. (Q1 12:36)
Brown passes short to the lead of Daniher 40m out on the flank, nothing Davis could do there. Daniher shanks it right, OOTF. (Q1 13:52)
Wilson rebounds up the guts to Greene who kicks to half forward for Reid to gather and miss from 50m on a slight angle. (Q1 15:19)
Fantasia marks a Cooney ball in front of Buntine 35m out on the flank and steers through the second Bomber goal. (Q1 16:32)
Zach Merrett clears after the next centre bounce to CHF, Brown contest, chain of handballs ends with Parish to Cooney for a snap from 40m on a slight angle… touched behind. (Q1 18:48)
Fantasia fights with Davis for a ground ball near the behind post after Patfull spoils, the ball squirts clear and Fantasia toepokes it through! (Q1 21:03)
Fast break around the outer wing started by Williams, Patfull bombs to the HFF where Cameron beats Dempsey and runs ahead of the the stumbling Don to 20m for the levelling goal. (Q1 24:33)
Fantasia receives and shoots on the run from near CHF, but it bounces into the post. (Q1 25:36)
Zaharakis roves the kick in and gives to Gwilt who pumps it right back in, Daniher leaps and takes a speccy over Patton 20m out for a goal! (Q1 26:33)
Goddard switches from the wing with an aggressive kick, it works with Fantasia marking a McDonald-Tipungwuti pass 30m out on the flank. Orazio misses. (Q1 28:20)
Jackson Merrett intercepts a highly pressured Hayne handball on the HFF and runs to 35m for a snap… misses. (Q1 29:58)
Shaw’s kick in is intercepted by Parish in the pocket 35m out just before the QT siren. He misses, but the Bomber fans cheer their team anyway for an excellent quarter. (Q1 30:31)
Williams receives from Shiel and snaps quickly across the body from 45m in front… the ball bounces nicely in the square and through. (Q2 0:12)
Brown marks a floater from CHF by Cooney to the pocket 20m out. He misses the lot. (Q2 1:39)
Dempsey hits Leuenberger leading up the guts to 40m on a fast break rebound from the last line started by Kelly. Leuey kicks truly, Dons extend their lead! (Q2 3:54)
Zach Merrett kicks inside 50, Patfull is pinged for a hold on Brown 45m out on a slight angle. Brown goals as well! (Q2 5:24)
GWS rebound straight up the guts started by Shaw, Hopper runs through CHF and gives to Josh Kelly who blind turns past traffic and snaps a lovely goal from the hotspot. (Q2 7:15)
Davis misses a target from full back, Fantasia roves and gives to Davis’ man Jamar for the easy goal! (Q2 8:56)
Fantasia has Brown over the back on a fast break, the ball bounces up for him 10m out but Shaw gets back to touch the snap on the line! (Q2 12:56)
Actually Brown hit the post, no Giant got back in time. (Q2 13:26)
Davis kicks long inside 50, holding free to Lobb but Hopper plays on into the open goal. (Q2 14:18)
Ward beats Kelly to a ground ball on the HFF and centres to Reid at 40m on the flank. Reid steers through his first goal for the evening. (Q2 15:40)
Zaharakis receives from Parish outside congestion at half forward and goes short to Fantasia on his own at the hotspot. Orazio kicks his third goal of the half. (Q2 17:25)
Williams snaps OOTF from 40m on the flank but McDonald-Tipungwuti bumps him slightly late, the ump pays a free. Williams shoots for his second goal… it’s good. (Q2 20:41)
Zach Merrett releases McDonald-Tipungwuti for a gallop up the guts and a pass to Leuenberger at the hotspot leading from the square. Leuey kicks his second goal of Q2! (Q2 22:36)
Dempsey roves a hospital ball by Patton to Scully on the Dons HFF and passes to Fantasia in front of Buntine at 30m in the pocket. Orazio misses near side. (Q2 27:00)
Fantasia roves a Shiel fumble at a ball up at the Bomber hotspot, but snaps wide. (Q2 29:08)
Daniher marks on the lead 40m out in front but hooks his set shot right for a behind. (Q3 1:21)
Shiel misses from a stoppage. (Q3 2:34)
Brown marks a Parish ball at half forward and misses. (Q3 7:09)
Greene marks 45m out on the flank and misses. (Q3 7:50)
Greene volleys a goal in a ground battle with McDonald-Tipungwuti for a long ball to the square. (Q3 10:46)
Cameron misses a snap from the pocket. (Q3 13:29)
Josh Kelly misses under a tackle 15m out on the flank. (Q3 15:37)
Kennedy goes for the crumb to a Patton ball to Reid 20m out on the flank but Ambrose holds him without the ball. The first-gamer kicks truly, Giants in front! (Q3 17:22)
Long ball to the top of the Giant goalsquare, Kennedy roves and goals as he falls! (Q3 19:20)
Daniher misses a left foot snap from near CHF. (Q3 21:24)
Scully passes to Reid at 45m near the boundary, he goes down the line to the lead of Cameron 25m out near the boundary. Cameron threads the needle for his second goal. (Q3 22:55)
Long ball over a pack at the Bomber hotspot, Fantasia is over the back to rove and screw through his fourth goal from 25m on the flank! Fine finish! (Q3 25:08)
Scully gives to Coniglio after GWS bosses the first centre bounce of Q4, but he shanks the snap from the hotspot for a disappointing behind. (Q4 0:23)
Brown mops up the crumb from his own contest to a Goddard ball to the pocket, but misses a screwing snap from 25m. (Q4 1:11)
Brown gets another chance from much the same spot after a stoppage, this time he kicks truly! (Q4 2:47)
Patton marks in front of Gwilt and sails through a quality finish from 50m on the flank to kick the Giants clear. (Q4 5:47)
End to end stuff with both sides on all out attack, finally the ump blows the whistle for a free on Davis to Jamar for front on contact 25m out on the flank. Jamar misses. (Q4 8:47)
Shaw mops up a Cooney grubber on the wing, this attack comes off with Greene snapping a big goal from near the hotspot after a give by Coniglio. (Q4 11:28)
Shiel taps down to Kennedy who snaps off a step from 30m on the flank… that one screws in as well! (Q4 13:18)
Reid gives to Cameron in the square but he somehow hits the goalpost under pressure from about two metres out. (Q4 14:47)
Daniher marks a Gwilt ball at 50m on a slight angle, turns and shoots quickly… drifts just inside the right goalpost! 8:25 left, still time if good enough. (Q4 17:33)
Zaharakis gets a free at half forward and plays on with a give to Parish, he misses from 40m on a slight angle. (Q4 18:48)
Gleeson gives to Dempsey for a flying snap from CHF, it’s wide too. (Q4 20:41)
6:31 left at the kick in, two goals the difference. (Q4 20:41)
Gleeson centres to CHF from the HFF but it’s spoiled, Greene has the ball 70m out on the fast break, he tries a tumbler that bounces straight through! (Q4 22:23)
Dempsey intercepts Hopper 45m out on a slight angle and snaps off a step… also wide. (Q4 23:49)
Ward has Greene over the back on a fast break to stroll into the open goal to cement the result. (Q4 25:14)
The Giants handball down the flank through the tired Bomber defence, Greene feeds Coniglio for a goal from 20m. It’s over by now. (Q4 26:33)
Brown draws an arm chop free on Downie 30m out on a slight angle. He misses in the last minute. (Q4 30:10)
Cooney misses from near CHF just before the final siren. (Q4 31:19)

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