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Blog log from P4 of 2017: Geelong vs Essendon

Blog log for Geelong vs Essendon, P4 of 2017

Heppell passes to Stewart at the hotspot on the end of a rebound up the guts, very Geelongesque that play. Stewart kicks the first goal. (Q1 2:45)
Ruggles marks 30m out on the flank and misses. (Q1 7:56)
McDonald-Tipungwuti roves on the HFF, crosses the 50m paint and rolls through a snap from 45m. (Q1 11:56)
Mackie gets a 50m penalty to put him just inside CHF, but he misses. (Q1 14:46)
Daniher misses a ninepointer attempt from outside CHF after McDonald-Tipungwuti is involved twice in the build up. (Q1 16:22)
The Cats go coast to cost from the kick in, Taylor marks 45m out in front but shanks it horrible for no score. (Q1 16:22)
Taylor marks a Parfitt ball on the lead next to the hotspot, his set shot starts right but swings left for his first goal. (Q1 21:26)
Murdoch marks a Cowan ball near the behind post and kicks his first goal. (Q1 23:42)
Daniher marks over Henderson 20m out and goals with no problem. (Q1 25:47)
James Stewart marks a Parish ball in front of a pack at the hotspot for his second goal. (Q1 27:58)
McKernan grubbers a goal from the pocket 20m out after following up a loose ball from a throw-in he contested. (Q1 30:13)
McDonald-Tipungwuti feeds Fantasia who tries a Daicos special from the boundary 20m out, but it shaves both goalposts. (Q1 30:28)
Stanley marks just outside 50m on a slight angle but kicks OOTF. (Q1 31:30)
McKernan marks a quick Tuohy rebound kick from a stoppage in the BP to the HFF, plays on to 45m on a slight angle and bangs through the goal! (Q2 1:24)
Daniher marks on the lead 45m out in front after the Dons again dominate a stoppage, Watson the instigator there. Daniher missers. (Q2 3:59)
Merrett snaps a supergoal from the HFF to continue the Bomber dominance, this time after Tom Stewart gives a hospital handball to McCarthy in the centre. (Q2 5:54)
Henderson marks in defence but James Stewart gets a free off the contest against Ruggles for a hold. He misses from 35m on a slight angle. (Q2 8:55)
McCarthy gives to Mackie who misses off a step from outside the hotspot. (Q2 10:22)
Horlin-Smith snaps a goal from a stoppage at the stop of the square after Kelly oversteps kicking in. (Q2 11:30)
The Cats don’t touch it after the next centre bounce, McGrath kicks inside 50, Stewart starts a chain of handballs through traffic that ends with Daniher goaling from 20m. (Q2 12:42)
McDonald-Tipungwuti hits the post with an unlikely snap from the boundary 20m out. (Q2 13:10)
McDonald-Tipungwuti is on the end of a Joe the Goose special after Colyer smothers Cockatoo on the HBF to start a fast break. (Q2 17:32)
Taylor roves a Dangerfield centre clearance to the hotspot and gives to Lang to grubber Home. (Q2 17:32)
Duncan passes with skill between traffic to Taylor to mark in front of Brown at the hotspot. Taylor delivers an ugly sack of a kick, barely a behind. Oh dear. (Q2 21:35)
Dangerfield intercepts at CHF and passes to Selwood 40m out on a slight angle, who also misses, more conventionally this time. (Q2 22:11)
A chaotic passage of play with many turnovers ends with Stanley giving to Menzel for a snap goal from the hotspot. (Q2 24:51)
McDonald-Tipungwuti marks 20m out in front and boots his third goal. (Q2 27:42)
Langford sails through another Bomber goal, this one from near the boundary 40m out after receiving outside a stoppage. (Q2 29:35)
Selwood misses a running snap from CHF. (3 Qtr Time)
Duncan feeds Mackie to snap a supergoal from just outside 50m on a slight angle. (Q3 0:41)
Cockatoo passes to Selwood at the top of the square for another one. Geelong has tightened up around the stoppages to start Q3. (Q3 1:40)
Again Dangerfield and Selwood dominate the centre bounce, Cockatoo roves a Taylor contest and grubbers through a goal from 20m. (Q3 3:30)
Dangerfield sprints down the HFF to 55m but kicks OOTF. (Q3 4:32)
Duncan runs free down the wing and passes to the lead of Hawkins 40m out on a slight angle for his first goal. (Q3 6:41)
Dangerfield marks near the boundary 30m out and tries a standing, screwing snap set shot… narrow. (Q3 9:47)
McDonald-Tipungwuti marks a Goddard ball from the HFF to the square for his fourth goal. (Q3 10:30)
Hawkins dives but can’t mark in the square, the ball sits up for him to gather and goal from his knees. (Q3 12:21)
Ruggles touches a McKernan snap from a stoppage in the pocket through for a behind. (Q3 14:45)
McCarthy grubbers from deep in the pocket into the post under heavy pressure. (Q3 14:45)
Henderson tackles Daniher without the footy 45m out on the flank, who passes to Ambrose near the hotspot for a goal. (Q3 18:34)
Hawkins baulks clear and goals with a snap from 25m on the flank. (Q3 20:16)
Hawkins draws a holding free on Baguley in a pack at the hotspot, and kicks his second in a minute and third for Q3. (Q3 21:27)
Baguley is pinged for a hold on Menzel in the pocket 15m, and is punished again. (Q3 25:14)
Selwood gets a free on Gleeson 45m out on a slight angle. He starts the set shot left and it swings right. (Q3 28:59)
Menzel marks 30m out on the flank and misses. (Q4 1:09)
Fantasia misses a set shot from 35m near the boundary, tough into the breeze there. (Q4 8:18)
McKernan goals from a stoppage in the square. (Q4 9:39)
Langford misses a set shot from 40m on the flank, scores level. (Q4 13:09)
Menzel puts the Cats ahead by a goal after worrying Baguley out of a ground ball at the hotspot and shooting from 15m. (Q4 14:43)
Murdoch intercepts a lazy Baguley kick at the hotspot and almost seals the game with a goal. (Q4 18:25)
McCarthy tgakes a contested grab from a Blicavs ball to the hotspot, again it’s the hapless Baguley who is beaten. He goals. (Q4 21:32)
Cockatoo marks and goals from close range to add some cherries on top. (Q4 23:43)
Daniher hits the post from a set shot on the HFF. (Q4 25:55)

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