Blog log from R2 of 2017: Brisbane vs Essendon

Kelly, Watson, Zaharakis link up through the middle of the Gabba before David lowers the eyes and finds Daniher on the lead. Joe marks and goals from 45 out, directly in front! (Q1 2:03)
Close surveys the options from the HF flank and pinpoints the pass to his captain in Beams. The former Pie works into the F50, takes the grab. He slots it from 45 on the boundary! (Q1 3:55)
Rockliff wins it at the coalface and sends it to the hot spot. Close has his arm held by Hurley and the free is paid. Michael finishes truly from 25 on the slight! (Q1 5:21)
Robinson attempts the tackle on livewire Tipungwuti, but takes Anthony across the shoulder in his attempt. From 50 on the flank, he pulls it to the near side. (Q1 8:32)
Howlett sends it to the hot spot with Hooker forcing the pill forward of the pack. Colyer receives front and centre, and sends it through from close range! (Q1 9:34)
Bastinac grabs it off the deck as the Lions power forward from the resultant stoppage. Ryan flicks it off to Rich, who sends it through with a snap effort from 35! (Q1 11:04)
McGrath floated the pill a little too long, allowing Zorko to come in ahead of Goddard. Dayne forces it forward but misses the shot from outside 50. (Q1 14:44)
Fantasia has his second of the night! The Bombers moved it forward via the wing, eventually moving it through the corridor to Orazio. Orazio finished from 45 out! (Q1 16:11)
Andrews kept the pill in and paid the consequences of the rule change. Hooker took him in the tackle and receives the free. He misses from 25 on the boundary. (Q1 20:23)
Essendon hunted the man through repeat efforts via Watson and then Merrett. Zach receives the decision and takes the set shot. He finishes truly from 45 on the flank! (Q1 20:39)
Bell slams the pill inside 50 and Hipwood is able to take the diving pill on the sharp angle. Eric loses his boot and delays proceedings… He misses to the near side from 40. (Q1 24:06)
Hooker attempts a dribble that thumps into the legs of Frost and Jack sends it out on the full. Cale takes the kick and snaps it in from deep in the pocket! (Qtr Time)
Hooker marks on the powerful lead through the middle of the Gabba. Cale flicks off to Watson who finds Daniher on the lead inside 50. Joe goals from directly in front! (Qtr Time)
Beams intercepts as the Bombers attempt to move it out of D50 by hand. Dayne has time to settle and shoot, but a lack of space makes him shoot with his right. Misses to the left. (Half Time)
Heppell sends it inside 50 as the Bombers continue to mount the pressure. Goddard ghosts ahead of the pack and takes the grab. He finishes from 45 on the sharp angle! (Half Time)
The Bombers take it out of the centre once more and Orazio gets out of the back of his matchup with Robertson. Fantasia powers through and finishes from 40! (Half Time)
Daniher thumps the pill to the top of the square and Hooker flies over Gardiner to take the grab. Cale goes back and kicks the rudimentary shot! Make that seven in a row for EFC! (Half Time)
Zorko has an opportunity to stop the Bombers run, but his chance from 20 on the run thumps into the post. Chance goes begging for the classy onballer. (Half Time)
Essendon make the Lions pay, streaming down the other end through Goddard. Brendon founds Fantasia on the lead and Orazio sends through his third from 50! (Q2 14:57)
McStay turns it over with the defensive 50, managing to pick out Heppell whilst attempting to find Robertson. Dyson lines up and misses from 45 to the right hand side. (Q2 17:05)
Merrett fails to take the mark as the Bombers again send it forward of centre. Howlett grabs the scraps, but misses the resulting shot from 40 to the left hand side. (Q2 18:40)
McKernan wins the pill at the coalface and flicks it off to his captain coasting past. Heppell smoothly rolls goalward and shoots from the sharp angle but misses to the far side. (Q2 22:15)
McGrath turns it over in the defensive 50 and the Lions attempt to pounce. Zorko drops the entry but Robinson receives shortly after and snaps truly from 45! (Q2 24:25)
Close wins the one on one opposed to Hartley, managing to hold out his opponent and take the grab shortly before the half time siren. Michael slots it from 35 on the slight! (Q2 29:24)
Zorko soccers the first stoppage of the second half to Taylor. Lewis takes the mark, spins on a dime and bounces it through from the centre square! Took all of ten seconds! (3 Qtr Time)
Ball, Mayes and finally Lester, who chips to the hard running Taylor. Lewis marks 40 metres out from goal on the flank and pulls it to the near side. (Q3 1:35)
Rockliff is the next to sends the Lions inside 50, finding Bell on the lead. Tom lines up from 45 out on the flank and misses poorly to the far side. (Q3 3:39)
Close misses the set shot from the sharp angle, 45 out. Michael drops it in short and Andrews takes the contested grab. The defender snaps truly for four in a row! (Q3 9:41)
Lester leads Baguley a merry dance on the lead and McStay picked out his teammate through the corridor. Ryan lines up from 40, directly in front, and he sends it straight through! (Q3 11:56)
Merrett starts the sequence from half back with an 80 metre play. Howlett and then Watson link through the middle before finding Daniher. Joe goals from 35 with ease! (Q3 14:46)
Cutler gifts the Bombers an opportunity after sending it out on the full with limited pressure on the kick. Goddard finds Hooker on the lead, but Cale misses from 40. (Q3 17:46)
Robinson flicks it off to Beams through the corridor as the Lions captain powers forward. Dayne slams it on the boot from the centre square and through it flies! (Q3 23:01)
The Lions have two in a minute! Hipwood grabs it after Goddard was forced into the turnover. Eric bounces off McStay and finishes from 35 on the sharp angle! (Q3 23:51)
Zaharakis grabs the quick reply for the red and black! The Bombers work it forward and David receives it at the hot spot. He sends it through from 35! (Q3 26:37)
Merrett misses the target moving through the corridor. Martin forces the turnover with the physical pressure and Zorko takes advantage, slamming it through before the siren! (Q3 31:55)
Lester darts the pill inside 50 and Hipwood leads Hartley a merry dance to take the mark out on the lead. Eric lines up from the sharp angle on the 50 and sends it through! (Q4 0:40)
Robinson takes the advantage after Barrett has his legs taken out. Mitch immediately sends the pill for Home but misses to the left hand side. (Q4 2:33)
Colyer, Tipungwuti and Anthony then picked out the leading Fantasia ahead of Gardiner. Orazio lines up for his fourth from 40 and sends it through for a Bombers lead! (Q4 8:23)
The Lions win the stoppage via the dominant Martin and Hipwood takes the contested grab opposed to Hartley. Eric’s reach won him that mark, but the kick misses from 55 out. (Q4 10:00)
Tipungwuti pounds away with that trademark electric pace. Anthony flicks off to Langford, but Kyle can’t find the finish from 45 on the run. (Q4 14:09)
Watson soccer proves decisive as a fifty-fifty ball works it the Bombers way and eventually the pill lands in Langford’s arms. Kyle slots it from 30 on the slight! (Q4 15:26)
The Rockliff turnover proves catastrophic. Kicking to the one on one, Tom’s misdirected kick is sent down the other end where Tipungwuti finishes classily from 25! (Q4 18:51)
Zaharakis sends it through to send the Bombers faithful into delirium! David receives after Watson’s second attempt to send it forward and the onballer makes no mistake! (Q4 27:01)
Kelly finds Fantasia on the lead and Orazio marks as the full time siren sounds! The quality medium sized forward sends through his fifth of the night as the Bombers start 2 & 0! (Q4 29:14)

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