Blog log from W2 of 2017: Gold Coast vs Essendon

After the Suns dominate the first few minutes, Joyce turns the ball over on the HBF to allow Laverde to snap the first goal from 35m. (Q1 3:28)
Begley gathers a bouncing inside 50 near the hotspot as his man had gone past it, he turns and snaps truly. (Q1 5:06)
Begley marks near the boundary 40m out and sails through a lovely looking set shot for his second. (Q1 8:21)
Stewart has a man hanging all over him like a circus monkey on the boundary 20m out, he puts boot to ball near the behind post and somehow it wobbles through for a goal! (Q1 10:28)
Brodie gets a set shot on the boundary 25m out, the goal umpire arches the back and watches it sail straight through the hi-diddle-diddle! (Q1 12:09)
Brodie gets a handball near the hotspot while flat footed, he baulks clear with a right foot step, steadies and pops through his second goal. (Q1 14:04)
Saad passes short to Schoenfeld 30m out on a slight angle, who shanks it way right. (Q1 21:40)
Wright beats Hartley to mark a long, high ball to the square for his first goal. (Q1 24:29)
McKenna drops a defensive mark at the hotspot, Hartley catches Ainsworth high to concede the free and goal after the QT siren. (Q1 26:44)
Martin gathers a bouncing Hanley inside 50 to the pocket and snaps on the turn from 25… a very nice finish! (Q2 0:40)
Lonergan gives to Fiorini who shoots from 40m near the boundary… across the face. (Q2 4:40)
Begley is spoiled in the square going for a Hocking ball but the crumb falls at his feet, Leslie dives to prevent his snap but to no avail, that’s three for Begley. (Q2 6:20)
Currie feeds Ainsworth who has a man on his hammer at the hotspot, but he screws a nice finish around his body for a skillful goal to take the breath of the crowd away. (Q2 8:20)
Martin leaps in traffic and marks a centring ball by Matera from the pocket to near the hotspot. He misses with a hooking ball. (Q2 12:39)
The Suns have the loose man on an attack around members’ wing, Brooskby passes to Ah Chee in the pocket 20m out, who misses. (Q2 15:40)
Sexton snaps truly from the HFF 45m out after a feed from Brooksby, a goal set up by Shaw spoiling the rebound kick. (Q2 17:31)
Langford roves a blind kick by the Suns from a stoppage at the hotspot and snaps across his body for a goal. (Q2 22:06)
Kolodjashnij it was with the kick clanger. (Q2 22:24)
Schoenfeld passes to Miller on the flank 25m out, who kicks OOTF after the HT siren. (Q2 24:18)
Begley picks up the loose footy after May dispossesses Daniher in the square, but his snap over his shoulder under heavy pressure wobbles into the behind post OOTF. (Q3 0:39)
McDonald-Tipungwuti fights for a ground ball 20m out and gives outside to Laverde who does the rest off the left. (Q3 2:43)
McDonald-Tipungwuti marks outside CHF, turns and finds Laverde again for his third goal, this one from the hotspot. (Q3 5:56)
Grant sets up Sexton for a snap from the flank 30m out, but the ball drifts across the face. (Q3 12:06)
Goddard has Begley all on his own 20m out for a simple mark and goal, on the end of a chaotic but quick Essendon build up. (Q3 13:08)
Matera marks a short Ainsworth ball 40m out in the corridor and goals with no problem. (Q3 20:17)
Matera taps to Martin forward of a pack in the pocket, he runs around and passes to Sexton in the opposite pocket 15m out. Sexton goals, Suns hits the lead. (Q3 22:23)
Hanley somehow hits the post with a set shot from the top of the square. (Q3 24:53)
Miller intercepts but misses from mid range, after McDonald-Tipungwuti puts pressure on. (Q4 3:13)
McDonald-Tipungwuti marks 20m out on a slight angle and goals to give the Dons the lead back. (Q4 3:27)
Martin kicks OOTF from a set shot 30m out near the boundary. (Q4 5:37)
Green catches a dithering Hanley HTB in the pocket 20m out, and steers through a nice finish to kick the Bombers away. (Q4 10:08)
Howlett is stripped in a tackle at the Suns hotspot by Sexton, Currie is Johnny on the spot to rove and goal. (Q4 13:53)
Kolodjashnij is pinged for deliberate OOB next to the behind post. Goddard misses with the free. (Q4 16:21)
Thompson is pinged for a fairly soft hold on Stewart as they chase a ground ball 15m out on a slight angle. Stewart misses, the footy gods smile. (Q4 17:00)
Schoenfeld has Lonergan forward of a pack near CHF for a hard handball, Lonergan trots to 40m and goals. (Q4 19:06)
MacPherson just about seals the game with a lovely set shot from 35m on the flank. (Q4 21:13)
A mad scramble at the Dons hotspot after Brooksby spoils, the handfball goes outside to Parish who snaps truly from 40m across the body. 39 seconds left, a kick in it. (Q4 23:43)
Gleeson’s long ball to the hotspot, massive pack, spoil, siren sounds and the Gold Coast win. (Q4 25:00)

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