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Blog log from R20 of 2016: Melbourne vs Hawthorn

Blog log for Melbourne vs Hawthorn, R20 of 2016

Nathan Jones releases Hunt to speed away from a stoppage on the wing, he reaches 50m on a slight angle and bangs through the first goal! (Q1 1:55)
Petracca marks on the HFF, wheels and hits Gawn deep in the pocket 20m out. Gawn misses badly. (Q1 4:55)
Hodge to Hill in midfield, he releases Smith to run and bounce through half forward, reach 35m on a slight angle and convert with a snap for the first Hawk goal. (Q1 7:19)
Hodge misses off a step after receiving a handball 55m out in front. (Q1 8:32)
Stretch runs free down the wing and goes long to the top of the square where Weideman is in position to mark over Brand and kick his first senior goal. (Q1 9:10)
Ceglar marks in a pack on the wing, 50m against Viney for encroachment puts him 30m out on a slight angle. Ceglar goals, scores level. (Q1 13:25)
Rioli decks Oliver with a fair bump after a stoppage 40m out on a slight angle, play goes on, the ump pays Rioli a free for high contact by Hunt. Cyril goals, Hawks lead, Dees boo. (Q1 16:41)
Garlett hits Watts to mark over Stratton on a fast break 35m out on a slight angle. Watts makes no mistake for his first goal. (Q1 18:56)
O’Brien juggles and marks a long Hill ball to the top of the square for the instant replying score… but he sprays it for just a behind. (Q1 20:29)
Kent receives from Weideman on the wing and sends a laser beam pass down the flank for Watts to mark 20m out. Watts goals again, Dees regain the lead. (Q1 22:41)
Pedersen flies over Gibson to take a screamer from a Petracca speculator to 30m wide on the flank. He hits the post from a tough angle. (Q1 24:09)
Lewis receives from Mitchell outside CHF and bounces through a behind. (Q1 26:41)
The Hawks get in trouble running out of defence as the Demons swarm in midfield, Harmes fends off two, Hunt marks over the back in the square for a big red time goal nearing HT. (Q1 29:27)
Duryea stumbles as he goes for a kick across the backline by Brand, he drops the pill to allow Petracca to pounce and goal! (Q2 0:41)
Brayshaw kicks across the centreline but Gunston spoils Tom McDonald, regathers and has a paddock to run into, reaches the hotspot with a bounce and goals. (Q2 2:17)
Burgoyne claims Oliver HTB 40m out in front after the poor kid gets a hospital handball. But Junior misses. (Q2 7:04)
Weideman gets a free for high contact over the shoulder by Gibson 20m out on a slight angle. The first gamer boots his second goal. (Q2 10:18)
Hill runs onto a long Rioli ball to space near CHF, has two Demons chasing him and snaps wide. (Q2 12:50)
Rioli intercepts a Hunt handball on the HFF and gives to Gunston who snaps across the face from 40m. (Q2 13:49)
Hodge roves a Hunt dropped mark on the HFF and gives to Sicily, who centres to Rioli 40m out on a slight angle. Cyril sprays it badly. (Q2 15:09)
Rioli flies over Hunt in a pack to take a juggling screamer from a Heatherley speculator 20m out on a slight angle, this time he converts to bring Hawthorn back within a kick. (Q2 16:56)
Brayshaw is released after the next bounce to run free down the HFF and goal from 45m! O’Rourke nowhere near him. (Q2 18:05)
Gunston pilfers a Vince handball to Hunt in the pocket but he misses again from 25m. (Q2 20:53)
Melbourne stream away in numbers from a stoppage on the wing on a switch play, Kent runs free through half forward and hits Watts in the pocket 15m out. Watts kicks his third. (Q2 22:09)
Whitecross bombs long from outside CHF to the square, Frost challenges Ceglar, free and goal. (Q2 26:50)
Smith passes to Whitecross inside the centre square, runs to receive with trademark stamina and goes bang from 50m on the flank… a classic Isaac goal! (Q2 29:55)
Rioli spins under pressure on the HFF and goes to the top of the square, the ball bounces kindly for Gunston to gather and goal over the back. (Q3 2:26)
Smith intercepts a handball on the wing and he’s off to the races, four bounces towards the HFF, goes short to Rioli who centres to Gunston near the hotspot. Gunston misses. (Q3 4:06)
Rioli is all on his own for a Gunston feed after a rebound up the guts from halfback, he plays on and snaps truly. (Q3 6:51)
The Hawks haven’t been terribly convincing today, but somehow they have scrounged the last four goals, as they did late in R11 against the same team. (Q3 7:29)
Brayshaw snaps wide under a tackle from 25m on the flank. (Q3 8:04)
Pedersen kicks to space at the hotspot on the end of a rebound around the outer wing, he tries a volley from 10m under Duryea pressure and it comes off! Dees back in front. (Q3 10:54)
McEvoy passes short to Smith at true CHF, his set shot falls short and is eventually rushed. (Q3 12:39)
Vandenberg fends off on the wing and goes long to Pedersen over the back 45m out on the flank, but Pedersen tries a pass to Stretch that doesn’t work, no score. (Q3 14:15)
Jones gets a free for high contact by Hill running back with the flight for a ball 40m out on a slight angle. The captain hits the left goalpost. (Q3 16:37)
O’Brien marks on the wing, Frost is pinged for encroachment to bring his man to just inside 50m on a slight angle. O’Brien bangs through a big goal! Hawks back in the lead. (Q3 17:49)
Gunston marks 40m out on a slight angle and again misses. (Q3 19:17)
Frost fends off Hodge on the wing and bombs long to a big pack 40m out on a slight angle, Gawn juggles and marks. Gawn kicks truly, scores level. (Q3 21:07)
Gibson is pinged for tunnelling Vandenberg 40m out on a slight angle. Vandenberg steers through his first goal to give Melbourne the lead. (Q3 23:47)
Hill roves a Rioli contest at CHF but misses on the turn. (Q4 0:42)
Watts receives from Pedersen but misses a snap around the corner from 40m on the flank. (Q4 5:14)
Gunston beats Tom McDonald to mark a Burgoyne ball just outside CHF. He goes back for the set shot… falls in the square and is rushed by Gawn. (Q4 6:12)
Birchall passes to Rioli to mark unopposed 40m out on a slight angle after the Hawks work through heavy traffic in midfield. Cyril kicks his fourth goal, Hawks lead again. (Q4 10:47)
Tortured build up by Melbourne going up the guts through the Hawks, eventually Pedersen gives to Stretch who snaps truly from outside the hotspot! (Q4 13:59)
Bugg marks from an ugly Vince floater from the wing to the corridor 40m out. He goals as well, Demons kick away! (Q4 16:10)
Watts passes up the guts to the hard lead by Pedersen 40m out. Pedersen goals, 5:19 left, very hard for Hawthorn to pull this one out of the fire! (Q4 19:05)
That’s the sealer! Tyson snaps it from 25m on the flank around the corner after Watts gathers a Garlett ball and holds off two Hawks for the goal assist give! (Q4 21:05)
Breust sets up Sicily for a snap from 30m on the flank, but it dribbles wide. Too late anyway. (Q4 21:05)
Watts passes to Tyson 35m out on the flank, he burns time on the set shot, and kicks it anyway! (Q4 21:05)
Gawn clunks a Brayshaw ball in the middle of three tall Hawks at the top of the square to leave no doubt that he’s walking away with three votes from this game. He misses after FT. (Q4 27:56)

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