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Blog log from R23 of 2016: Geelong vs Melbourne

Blog log for Geelong vs Melbourne, R23 of 2016

Vandendberg marks on the lead as the Dees have their first chance of the day. Aaron lines up from 45 on the flank and slams through the first for the red and blue! (Q1 5:37)
Selwood finds Hawkins on the lead as the Cats manage to win another clearance from the stoppage.Tom kicks from 25 on the slight angle and sends through his second of the afternoon! (Q1 7:37)
Vince to Vandenberg down the centre of the ground before Aaron sends them forward to the Weideman/Mackie matchup. M.Jones finds it at ground level, flicks it off to Sam who goals! (Q1 10:21)
Menzel and Jetta are the next to be in a one on one battle, and Daniel takes the terrific grab against his undersized opponent. Another shot, another goal from 40 on the flank! (Q1 12:09)
Caddy gathers out the back as the Cats again push forward via a stoppage scenario. Josh sets himself from deep in the pocket, but misses to the far side. (Q1 14:53)
Dangerfield gathers and just dabs the pass for Hawkins to lead onto, with Tom taking it on the dive. Hawkins kicks from the sharp angle, 25 out, and Tom slots the major! (Q1 15:58)
The Dees attempt to rebound via the defensive 50 stoppage, but Tyson’s limp kick falls into the path of Menzel. Dan gathers and hammers through another from 25! (Q1 23:41)
Cowan to Duncan as the Cats again just bolt away from the stoppage in numbers. Mitch finds Hawkins with the low bullet and Tom nabs another from 35 out direct in front! (Q1 25:54)
Turnover from Tyson on the wing, directly into the arms of Dangerfield enables the Cats to pounce in the opposite direction. Motlop receives 45 out and snags another! (Q1 29:19)
Brayshaw and Taylor vied for front spot, with the younger of the two managing to tap it to the front and then soccer it through from the pocket! Terrific individual effort! (Q2 2:04)
Petracca towels Menagola up in the tackle and the umpire adjudicates there was no attempt to out the pill. The decision was paid, but Christian misses from 40. (Q2 9:04)
Bartel, Mackie to McCarthy as the Cats pierce through the Demons defence with their kicking skills. Lincoln lines up from 45 on the flank and misses everything. (Q2 10:09)
Frost turns it over coming out of defence, with Selwood the one able to force the turnover with a strong fist and gather. He shoots from 50, but misses to the left hand side. (Q2 11:57)
Gawn taps it into the path of Guthrie, with Cam moving it by hand to the speeding Caddy. The handball hits the target and the former Sun goals from the pocket! (Q2 14:40)
Blicavs to Dangerfield, with the Brownlow favourite simply motoring toward the arc unattended before he lets fly. His shot misses to the near side. (Q2 17:07)
From the forward stoppage, Gawn gives away the free kick to his counterpart in Smith with a high arm within the ruck duel. Zac kicks from 45 on the flank and misses. (Q2 18:10)
Vandenberg caught with ball in hand by Duncan, with Dangerfield taking the advantage and finding Hawkins on the lead. Tom marks, kicks and misses from the sharp angle, 30 out. (Q2 21:25)
Menegola forces the turnover after a terrible up and under effort through the corridor from Tom McDonald. McCarthy gathers the loose pill and finishes from close range! (Q2 23:39)
Motlop is like a kid at a candy store, stealing the desirables from straight out of his opponents hands in Harmes and snapping the goal with immediacy! (Q2 24:45)
Bugg grabs the ground level pill and manages to flick it off to the eagerly anticipating Watts. Jack receives but slams it into the post from 25 on the angle. (Half Time)
Dangerfield launches from the opening stoppage of the second half, and Menzel is the one to mark the bomb, beating Hunt to the drop in the process. Dan slots it from 25! (Q3 0:59)
Duncan, Menegola as the Cats pursue the wing this time around. Sam finds McCarthy, who darts in an effort to the leading Bartel. Jimmy marks and kicks his 200th AFL major! (Q3 4:02)
This time the Cats power through the other side of the ground, with Menzel eventually looking centrally and flicking it off to Menegola. Sam launches and goals from 50 on the run! (Q3 6:44)
Salem to Harmes who launches ahead of Hogan and Kolodjashnij, allowing Jesse to mark out on the lead. He kicks from 45 on the slight angle and clips the post with his effort. (Q3 8:24)
Hunt grabs the loose pill at half forward and immediately powers for goal. He runs his full measure and lets fly from 55, missing to the right hand side. (Q3 10:00)
Motlop forces the turnover after Petracca was caught unawares. Selwood grabs it via the spillage and sends it long to Stanley. Rhys takes the mark and hits the post from 25. (Q3 16:40)
Bartel to Enright by foot before Corey sends it long to the Stanley/Vandenberg contest and the predictable result occurs. From 30 on the slight, Rhys misses again. (Q3 19:25)
Selwood grabs it out of the forward stoppage and immediately throws it on the boot. The call is touched but a review is required… The behind stands via the Petracca touch. (Q3 21:25)
Nathan Jones beats Taylor as the two fight for the contested pill. The Dees captain spins and shoots, but his bouncing effort from 35 goes through for a minor score. (Q3 24:13)
Menzel centres to Dangerfield by foot. Patrick drops the grab, but mops up and finds Hawkins out the back. Tom marks, kicks and has his fifth from 30 on the slight angle! (Q4 4:10)
Gawn taps it boundary side, with Garlett the one blitzing to that drop zone. Jeff gathers and shoots in one fluid movement, finishing from 25 on the sharp angle! (Q4 6:47)
Taylor intercepts and moves it off with speed to the powering McCarthy. Lincoln picks out Hawkins on the lead and Tom takes the grab. He slots it from 40 on the flank! (Q4 10:46)
Stanley, McCarthy and finally Selwood, all by foot as the Cats pick out their captain with a fantastic bit of ball use on the flanks. Joel shoots from the pocket and snaps truly! (Q4 12:45)
Lonergan dabs a short one inside 50, with Menagola floating through and taking the grab. Sam kicks from the arc on the slight angle and hammers home his second! (Q4 14:24)
Menagola receives from Ruggles, uses Smith as a guard and thumps it from the arc once more. The former Hawk and Docker celebrates his third! (Q4 17:46)
Duncan marks and receives the 50 after there was an infringement on the mark. Mitch kicks from 35 on the slight angle and he makes no mistake! (Q4 18:46)
Garlett gifts the Dees with a quick reply! Jeff tackles Taylor, forcing the turnover and from the spillage manages to dribble it in from the pocket. (Q4 19:36)
Dangerfield belts from the wing through to the corridor and darts the pill into Taylor. Harry marks and then launches from well outside 50. The Cats fans are treated to another! (Q4 24:17)
Tyson to Harmes out of the forward stoppage, with James darting it onto the chest of the leading Hogan. Jesse marks ahead of Lonergan and goals from 25 on the slight angle! (Q4 25:32)
Guthrie chips it in to the leading Motlop and Steven takes the simple mark. He then dabs it centrally to Caddy, who marks, kicks and goals from 35 out, directly in front! (Q4 28:37)
Motlop launches to the unmarked Bartel, who in turn receives the free after Frost covered a lot of ground to infringe his opponent. From 40 on the flank, Jimmy slots his 201st! (Q4 30:53)
Menzel produces a remarkable major just milliseconds before the final siren. Daniel grabbed it on the turf, got up, spun around and snapped truly from the pocket! (Q4 32:49)

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