Blog log from R19 of 2016: Melbourne vs Gold Coast

Martin roves a contest in the centre and goes long to Lynch who marks over a pack 35m out on a slight angle. Lynch makes no mistake. (Q1 1:20)
Watts marks near the boundary 40m out and hits the post. (Q1 3:50)
Davis roves 20m out on the flank, baulks but gets tackled by the second man, his snap skews wide. (Q1 6:46)
Garlett marks a Lonergan ball 20m out in front and kicks truly. (Q1 7:35)
Lynch marks 45m out on a slight angle and misses. (Q1 10:15)
Malceski goals from a snap from near CHF after Tom McDonald drops an easy mark at halfback and his man Lynch goes wide to Schoenfeld for the goal assist handball. (Q1 16:36)
Tyson gives to Vandenberg on the end of a chain of handballs down the HFF, he snaps across the body off the left with two Demons outside waving for a give… and misses. (Q1 19:09)
Lynch hits the post with a snap from 50m on the flank after beating Oscar McDonald in a ground battle on the wing. (Q1 20:36)
Vandenberg stands in a tackle on the wing and starts a handball chain out of trouble, Stretch bounces twice on the wing and goes long to Watts in the square for the first Dee goal. (Q1 23:06)
Gawn kicks blind from a pack in the BP under heavy pressure, it’s intercepted by Lonergan 50m out on a slight angle. Lonergan’s set shot drops in the square, no score. (Q1 25:56)
Watts marks 20m out on a slight angle and steers through his second goal, one either side of QT. (Q2 2:57)
Martin spoils Watts in the pocket but goes to ground, Watts mops up and passes to Hogan to mark next to the behind post… Hogan goes back to Watts! Watts passes… no score. (Q2 7:44)
That was a comedy of errors. (Q2 8:16)
Stretch runs away from a stoppage on the HFF and centres to Hogan 45m out in the corridor. Hogan, who is still limping from running into the behind post, misses. (Q2 9:57)
Garlett centres from the HF for Day to mark behind a pack at the hotspot. Day hits the post. (Q2 12:14)
Comprehensive display of basic skill errors this afternoon. It’s like Pokemon, gotta collect ’em all. (Q2 13:16)
Petracca passes to the lead of Dawes 20m out wide on the flank. He delivers a quality set shot, one of few today. (Q2 13:43)
Davis misses a long range snap. (Q2 15:15)
Jetta passes to Garlett 35m out on the flank, who misses. (Q2 17:03)
Lynch marks a high centring Davis ball after a stoppage 20m out in front over a pack, and boots his second goal of the afternoon. (Q2 19:28)
Vandenberg flies over Schoenfeld to take a nice contested grab next to the hotspot from a long Oscar McDonald ball. He goals. (Q2 23:43)
Petracca delivers a centre clearance kick after the next bounce to Kent 40m out on a slight angle, with Joyce giving him too much leg rope. Kent goals. (Q2 24:55)
May is stripped in a tackle at CHB by Hogan, Vandenberg roves and has a quick snap from 50m… another goal to Melbourne! (Q2 27:10)
Grant passes long to Lynch 20m out on the flank after a turnover by Gawn by hand in midfield. Lynch misses. (Q2 29:14)
Sexton spoils a clanger kick by Harmes from the HBF straight to Matera who snaps truly from 40m on a slight angle. (Q3 4:12)
Hogan marks a long ball 20m out in the pocket after a lugubrious build-up, but misses. (Q3 10:13)
Davis misses a hurried left foot snap from the pocket 30m out in a pack. (Q3 11:15)
Sexton marks in between four Demons 35m out on the flank, as if they were ASIS agents giving him an armed escort. But he misses. (Q3 14:03)
Joyce passes short to Shaw just inside CHF after Vince turns the ball over by hand to Harmes who wasn’t even watching. Shaw goals, scores level. (Q3 17:43)
Watts marks a Matt Jones pass 40m out near the boundary, and misses. (Q3 20:05)
Vince marks just inside CHF and sprays it well wide, barely a behind. (Q3 23:40)
Hogan passes to Vandenberg 40m out on a slight angle just before the 3QT siren. He goals, the home Demon crowd cheers in relief and some amazement. (Q3 26:44)
That was the most diabolical quarter of clangers, poor decisions and lack of poise in the league this year. And it’s had some competition. (3 Qtr Time)
Kent passes from the boundary 45m out to Petracca 30m out on the flank. Petracca delivers a quality finish. (Q4 2:19)
Jarrod Garlett snaps a goal from 10m around the corner at full tilt after roving a pack, under a Viney tackle. (Q4 5:18)
Vandenberg marks 45m out on a slight angle, has Gawn one out with Martin in the square but goes back himself… and misses. (Q4 10:48)
Matera is first to the crumb from a four-man pack at the top of the square to volley home from point blank range. (Q4 12:45)
Grant roves a ball in and tries a Daicos special from 20m… just manages to avoid the near goalpost, Suns back in the lead! (Q4 14:20)
Davis misses a pressured snap after a stoppage 20m out in the pocket. (Q4 15:57)
Schoenfeld is pinged for high contact tackling Dawes on the boundary 15m out. Dawes misses. (Q4 19:26)
Nathan Jones snaps from 45m on the flank but doesn’t make the distance, May marks in relief. (Q4 24:55)
Watts marks a Wagner ball 40m out on the flank over Malceski, he steers through a goal to put the Demons back in front, 1:57 to go! (Q4 26:25)
It was Joyce, not Malceski. (Q4 27:00)
Couple of chances to Jeff Garlett but the Suns hold both times, rebound started by Kolodjashnij but Watts marks the Lynch ball in the Sun square. (Q4 28:53)
Vince turns the ball over to Lynch 50m out near the boundary just before the final siren! This kick for the game, very difficult set shot… (Q4 29:25)
Lynch misses, Demons win! (Q4 29:55)

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