Blog log from R20 of 2016: Geelong vs Essendon

Daniher crashes a contest, Jackson Merrett roves and snaps from 35m but misses to the left. (Q1 4:56)
Duncan hands to Caddy on the run from 55. He shot on goal misses narrowly to the left. (Q1 4:56)
Nice delivery from Taylor as he hits Stanley on the lead 35m from goal on a slight angle. Stanley goes back and kicks the first goal of the game. (Q1 4:56)
Cowan in the pocket throws the ball on the boot and squeezes it through for a very clever goal. (Q1 9:52)
Geelong nearly mess up an easy goal as the kick to an open Hawkins missed the target but Duncan is there to mop up and goal. (Q1 9:52)
Bad turnover from Goddard in the back 50 lands with Blicavs but he doesn’t make him pay, missing to the left. (Q1 16:55)
Selwood passes up an opportunity on goal to chip to Hawkins 20m from goal. Hawkins goals. (Q2 4:10)
Dangerfield pumps it in to Hawkins one on one with Hartley and Hawkins wins out 30m from goal on a 45 degree angle. He misses to the right. (Q2 8:47)
Menegola roves a contest, snaps on his left and kicks a very impressive first goal in AFL footy. (Q2 13:11)
Geelong systematically pick apart Essendon from defence, ending with Guthrie 40m from goal. He kicks truly. (Q2 25:42)
Motlop marks 40m out deep in the pocket. The siren sounds as he’s running in and he kicks a magnificent goal on the stroke of half time! (Half Time)
Cockatoo drops a relatively simple mark but recovers, wheels onto his right, snaps for goal from 40m out and it’s a goal. (Q3 5:14)
Bad clanger from Jackson Merrett as he kicks to Caddy 45m from goal. Caddy goes back and slots the goal. (Q3 8:01)
Bartel kicks barely 15m to find Hawkins 35m from goal, almost directly in front. His set shot hits the right hand goal post. (Q3 11:59)
Contested mark from Dangerfield 40m from goal. He goes back and kicks truly. (Q3 20:14)
Dangerfield bursts out of the middle, kicks to Hawkins who monsters Hartley to take a strong contested mark 25m from goal on a 45 degree angle. He misses. (Q3 21:26)
McKena streams through the middle, nearly gets run down by Stanley but he kicks for goal from 50m and it’s through for a great goal. (Q3 23:08)
Dempsey with time and space in the middle finds Francis on a hard lead 30m from goal. Francis goes back and kicks his first goal in AFL footy. (Q3 27:00)
Duncan from 50m out kicks to Hawkins in the goal square where he takes it on the chest in front of Hartley. Goal. (Q3 28:45)
Daniher marks 60m out, wheels onto his left and kicks a huge goal! (Q4 7:34)
Kelly smothers and then kicks inside 50 to Laverde who marks 30m from goal on a slight angle. The set shot misses to the right. (Q4 16:20)
Cooney marks 30 from goal on a 45 degree angle. He lines up for goal but the set shot misses across the face. (Q4 21:35)
Dempsey loads up on the run from 50m out but misses to the right. (Q4 23:20)
Hawkins outmuscles Brown to mark in the pocket. He quickly plays on, improves the angle and snaps the goal. (Q4 23:50)
Duncan from outside 50 finds Cowan on his own 25m from goal. He goes back to take the set shot, kicks truly and with only 18 seconds remaining it’s likely game’s final score. (Q4 27:20)

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