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Blog log from R16 of 2016: Essendon vs St Kilda

Blog log for Essendon vs St Kilda, R16 of 2016

Merrett kicks centrally where Daniher marks over Savage. He lines up from 45m out and misses to the right. (Q1 2:57)
Laverde wins a fairly soft free for in the back against Savage. Laverde lines up from the pocket and slots a nice goal. (Q1 9:18)
Roberton chips inside 50 to Bruce who got away from Gwilt. Bruce lines up from 45m out and misses to the right. (Q1 11:26)
Ross breaks away from a stoppage on the wing and finds Riewoldt on the lead 35m out on a slight angle. Riewoldt misses to the right. (Q1 13:16)
Long ball into the Saints’ forward line and Riewoldt opts not to fly, instead roving at the back of the pack and he runs into an open goal. (Q1 15:16)
Roberton marks on the wing and Michael gives away a 50m penalty for encroaching on the mark. Roberton from 40m out kicks the goal. (Q1 16:34)
Armitage kicks centrally inside 50 and hits Gresham on the chest 45m from goal. He misses to the right. (Q1 18:20)
Tipungwuti hands to Dempsey 45m from goal and Dempsey slots it off one step! Classy finish. (Q1 21:02)
McDonald-Tipungwuti hands to Parish who has a running shot at goal from 45m but it fades to the right. (Q1 22:55)
St Kilda go coast to coast as it comes to Membrey in the pocket who releases Minchington to run into an open goal. (Q1 24:09)
Newnes roves a forward 50 contest, bursts through a tackle and snaps a nice goal 25m out. (Q1 27:57)
Long ball into forward 50 from Tipungwuti and it somehow falls in the arms of Hams uncontested. He goes back and goals from 20m out. (Q2 3:16)
Goddard with time and space in the middle of the ground hits up Fantasia 35m from goal directly in front. Set shot misses to the right. (Q2 4:32)
50m penalty awarded in the middle of the ground for late contact on McDonald-Tipungwuti from Ross. McDonald-Tipungwuti has a set shot from 40m out an goals. (Q2 8:52)
Riewoldt in the pocket centres to Ross who marks 20m from goal, plays on and goals. (Q2 10:37)
Merrett marks 75m from goal and hits up Fantasia on the lead 40m from goal directly in front. He goes back and goals. (Q2 14:07)
Fantasia streams through the middle of the ground, hands over the top to Tipungwuti who misses a relatively simple shot on the run from 35m out. (Q2 16:01)
McKernan inexplicably handballs to Newnes in the middle of the ground. Newnes runs and kicks to Membrey who wins a one on one with Hartley. Membrey goals from 30m out. (Q2 18:42)
Minchington improves the angle with a pass to Dunstan 45m from goal directly in front. Dunstan goals. (Q2 25:31)
Parish pounces on a pressured Savage handball and snaps a nice goal from 25m out. (Q2 28:51)
Daniher forcefully fends off a tackle and hands to Fantasia who runs to 35 and slots the goal. (Q3 6:06)
Long ball in from Ambrose and Daniher flies high to take a big pack mark. Set shot from 25m out on a tight angle is no good. (Q3 8:47)
Savage running from the backline is run down by Laverde! Set shot from the top of the goalsquare is good! (Q3 8:47)
Fantasia off one step rushes his kick and misses a shot for goal to the left. (Q3 13:54)
Hickey shows some composure and hits Gresham on the lead 30m from goal on a 45 degree angle. Gresham goals. (Q3 15:15)
Long ball into the Saints’ forward line gets out the back and Bruce reacts best to run into an open goal. (Q3 17:00)
Lovely pickup from Weller just outside 50, he turns and hits Membrey lace out 35m from goal directly in front. Goal. (Q3 23:55)
Daniher dances around a couple of opponents, hands to Tipungwuti who steps Montagna and snaps the goal. (Q3 25:51)
Poor switch from Parish as he turns it over to Membrey who snaps a fantastic goal. (Q3 27:45)
Tipungwuti marks 60m from goal and pumps a long kick to Daniher’s advantage. Daniher marks and runs into an open goal. (Q3 29:16)
Tipungwuti finds Fantasia on the lead 45m from goal. Fantasia launches at goal and flushes it! Great goal. (Q4 7:58)
Brown marks 30m from goal but sprays his set shot to the left. Bad miss. (Q4 9:13)
The ball falls to Dempsey at the back of the stoppage 50m from goal, he kicks at goal off one step but misses to the right. (Q4 12:42)
Brown roves his own contest, snaps at goal and slots it! Scores level. (Q4 14:00)
Merrett quickly out of the middle and Daniher flies high and takes another big grab! Set shot 40m from goal, directly in front misses badly to the left. (Q4 15:28)
The long kickout from Montagna is punched back into the forward 50 where Merrett pounces and slots a goal. (Q4 16:29)
Holding free called on Hartley goes to Membrey 40m out directly in front. He goals. (Q4 17:40)
St Kilda win a big contest on the wing, it comes to Membrey who finds Weller out the back and he snaps a goal. 11 point lead for St Kilda, 3 minutes remaining. (Q4 26:58)
Essendon turn it over in defence and Steven gets on the end of it to kick a running goal from 25m out on a tight angle. (Q4 28:05)
Goddard running through the middle finds Daniher on a strong lead 40m from goal directly in front. He goals but it’s too late for the Bombers. (Q4 31:43)

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