Blog log from R23 of 2016: Essendon vs Carlton

Dempsey intercepts a hurried Simpson kick from the BP to the HFF 50m out. He tries a pass that doesn’t work. (Q1 1:33)
Simpson goes short to Armfield 45m out on the flank, Dennis bangs through the first goal of the afternoon. (Q1 3:11)
Sumner forces a spillage by challenging Gleeson in the pocket, Goddard hangs off allowing Wright to pounce and try a Daicos special… it dribbles through from 20m! (Q1 5:15)
Buckley just misses a snap from near CHF. (Q1 8:59)
Langford is over the back on his own to mark and goal from the square, with Kommer getting the final goal assist touch. (Q1 10:12)
Kommer hits the post with a set shot from the boundary 20m out. (Q1 12:16)
Essendon hits the lead with a goal from Langford after he takes a contested grab over Docherty 40m out in front. (Q1 13:41)
Correction, scores level! (Q1 14:17)
Ambrose passes to Leuenberger leading up the guts to the hotspot after a lovely flowing move through midfield by the Bombers. Leuey hits the post. (Q1 16:32)
Graham hits the post with a snap from the pocket after a give by Gibbs. (Q1 19:46)
Zach Merrett hits Laverde on the lead 40m out on a slight angle after another pretty move through an open midfield. Laverde punches through another one for the Dons. (Q1 20:47)
Sumner worries Goddard out of a ground ball in the pocket but his attempt at a Daicos special from 20m on the boundary rolls into the near goalpost. (Q1 24:14)
Silvagni marks 40m out in the corridor but shanks the set shot badly for a behind. (Q1 25:48)
Wright marks next to the hotspot after a turnover in midfield forced by a Buckley tackle. Wright misses as well. (Q1 26:53)
Laverde strips Docherty of the ball in a tackle hard in the pocket, Dempsey roves and gives to Langford who snaps goal number three! (Q2 1:42)
Daniher gives to Dempsey, he has options inside but goes himself from the pocket 20m out… and burns it. (Q2 3:02)
Langford gives to Laverde who snaps off his left around the corner from 20m on the flank…. into the post. (Q2 3:02)
Hartley bombs long from 60m on a slight angle all the way to the line, but it’s just rushed. (Q2 5:47)
Daniher marks deep in the pocket 30m out, his drop punt is across the face and OOTF. (Q2 7:38)
Parish gives to Daniher after the Blues again can’t rebound past halfback, he snaps across the body off the left from 25m but it’s wide. (Q2 8:42)
Again Carlton can’t rebound past halfway, Jackson Merrett passes to Daniher leading up the guts to the hotspot. Daniher gets this one on line. (Q2 9:28)
Daniher stops and props on the HFF, then finds McDonald-Tipungwuti 35m out on the flank, who goals. (Q2 12:43)
Daniher marks a Goddard ball 40m out on a slight angle and bangs through another goal for Essendon. It’s a cakewalk at the moment. (Q2 14:46)
Weitering marks at half forward and passes short to Wright 45m out on a slight angle. Wright runs right but shoots straight. (Q2 16:43)
Kreuzer rises high over a pack 40m out on a slight angle to clunk a long Gibbs ball from the wing. It’s good. (Q2 18:23)
Kerridge just squeezes in a set shot from 45m on a slight angle. After a long period of Bomber strafing, the Blues have bobbed up with three goals in five minutes nearing HT. (Q2 21:43)
Kerridge misses from a pack near the hotspot. (Q2 25:27)
The Bombers rebound up the guts, Daniher has options just outside CHF but decides to go himself… and slams through his third goal of the quarter! (Q2 26:25)
Gibbs misses a set shot from 50m on a slight angle. (Q3 1:45)
Graham marks 20m out on the flank and hits the post. (Q3 4:30)
Daniher marks a Langford ball on the boundary 25m out. He tries a set shot screwing ball, set up for his left boot… and goals! (Q3 6:00)
Daniher marks at true CHF, the crowd yells for him to have a shot but he goes short to Langford 40m out down the line. Langford misses left. (Q3 8:10)
Laverde marks on the lead 45m out on a slight angle after Carlton fail to rebound past halfway. He chips to the square, the crumb falls for McDonald-Tipungwuti to baulk and goal! (Q3 10:20)
Cripps holds Zach Merrett after the next centre bounce, Merrett somehow finds McDonald-Tipungwuti to mark unopposed inside a big maelstrom near the hotspot. He goals again! (Q3 11:23)
Bird marks a medium-length Long ball 35m out on the flank, he runs right and shoots right on the set shot. (Q3 14:06)
Kommer strips Rowe in a tackle to force a fast break, Daniher wows the crowd with a massive roost from 60m on a slight angle for his fifth major! (Q3 17:46)
McDonald-Tipungwuti catches Rowe HTB after they chase the crumb to a Daniher contest 10m out. He goals three for Q3 for him! (Q3 20:01)
Casboult beats Hartley to juggle a mark 35m out on a slight angle from the next centre clearance. Levi misses. (Q3 21:41)
Big pack in the Blues square for a long, hopeful ball from the HFF by Buckley, Casboult is the man with the best judgement to mark and goal. (Q3 22:33)
McKernan marks on the HFF and plays on, he centres to Dempsey 35m out on a slight angle. Courtenay steers through a nice set shot. (Q3 24:16)
Silvagni marks a Graham ball 50m out on a slight angle despite a lunge by Ambrose. He misses as the 3QT siren sounds. (Q3 28:02)
Wright is over the back to mark a Simpson ball to the square for his third goal, to kick off Q4 junk time. (Q4 1:16)
Kreuzer sprays a rather easy set shot from 20m on a slight angle. (Q4 3:19)
Kerridge snaps truly from a stoppage in the square, but was it touched off the boot? Video review… yes it was, only a behind. (Q4 7:21)
Wright bounces a behind from 30m on the flank. (Q4 8:59)
Docherty marks near the point of the square, baulks Daniher on the mark and plays on for a snap from 55m… Wright shepherds it to bounce through! (Q4 10:32)
Gibbs marks at CHF and gives wide to Armfield who sails through a snap from 45m on a slight angle. (Q4 12:51)
McKernan and Rowe chase a ground ball in the pocket, Rowe wins but his handball to Buckley goes to ground and bounces for Smack who rides a tackle and snaps truly from 15m! (Q4 15:24)
Kerridge marks 45m out on a slight angle, rushes the set shot and hangs it left. (Q4 17:34)
Langford gets a free on Tuohy near the boundary 30m out, but misses. (Q4 21:39)
Buckley breaks a tackle after roving to goal from the top of the square in the last minute. (Q4 25:19)

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