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Blog log from R4 of 2017: Melbourne vs Fremantle

Blog log for Melbourne vs Fremantle, R4 of 2017

Bugg beats Bradley Hill to a long ball to the square but hits the post with an unlikely snap from the behind lone. (Q1 1:29)
Hannan intercepts 45m out near the boundary, he also misses. (Q1 1:59)
McCarthy passes to Kersten deep in the pocket 20m out on the end of a nice switch play rebounding through the centre. Kersten screws through the first goal. (Q1 2:46)
Spencer marks in front of Sandilands at the top of the square for the first Melbourne goal. (Q1 4:44)
McCarthy is pinged for encroachment after Tyson marks behind the centre, bringing him just inside CHF. Tyson misses the lot. (Q1 8:16)
Hannan passes to Kent 40m out on the flank, on the end of a rebound started by Frost around member’s wing with quality disposals. Kent misses. (Q1 12:00)
Watts is smothered in the centre by Grey, he chases Grey and almost catches him HTB, eventually Mundy mops up and releases McCarthy to goal from the hotspot. (Q1 15:30)
Fyfe takes an impressive juggling mark at the hotspot despite getting smashed by Kent. But he shanks a behind. (Q1 17:45)
McDonald gives away a free trying to spoil Mundy going for a Balic 45m out in the corridor. He kicks another one for Freo. (Q1 19:39)
Spencer to Oliver at the next centre bounce, quick kick to the hotspot where Watts marks in front of Hamling. Simple game sometimes. Watts kicks truly. (Q1 21:00)
Garlett feeds Watts outside a pack for a snap off a step around the corner from 30m on a slight angle… screws wide. (Q1 22:01)
Grey passes to McCarthy just left of true CHF. McCarthy goes back for a long run-up, and just misses. (Q1 24:12)
Fyfe is pinged for a throw under a heavy Harmes tackle in a pack 30m out on a slight angle. Harmes goals, just. (Q2 3:32)
Bradley Hill roves a pack in the square for the crumb near the behind post, he props and centres to Neale 20m out on a slight angle. Neale, who has been quiet, kicks truly. (Q2 5:23)
Kent screws through a set shot from the boundary 25m out after Hughes kicks OOTF spinning in a big pack. (Q2 9:08)
Mundy stands tall in front of two Demons to mark a centring Stephen Hill ball to the square for his second goal. Fremantle regains the lead. (Q2 12:29)
Petracca waits, waits and then sends a long, hopeful ball up the flank to 20m, no Demon flies but Garlett roves Spurr’s drop to turn and goal. (Q2 14:02)
Petracca wobbles through a snap from a stoppage from 20m on a slight angle off the right boot. (Q2 16:58)
Bradley Hill gives away consecutive 50m penalties with extra abuse to bring Viney from the HBF to 35m on a slight angle. Viney misses. (Q2 19:38)
Kent’s grubber from the BP goes straight to Ibbotson who has Bradley Hill 35m out on a slight angle. Hill misses. (Q2 21:38)
McCarthy roves his own contest and snaps around the corner at the hotspot, just wide. (Q2 23:30)
Garlett roves on the wing and races away, he sets up Kent to pass to Neal-Bullen 35m out on a slight angle. ANB makes no mistake with the set shot. (Q2 24:30)
Harmes outmarks Weller 30m out on the flank and goals as well, Melbourne on the march now. (Q2 25:49)
Hamling gives a hospital handball to Spurr 25m out on the flank, Garlett pounces like a leopard running down a gazelle on the Serengeti. HTB free, goal Jeffie. (Q2 28:12)
Bradley Hill passes to Neale 40m out on a slight angle. The HT siren sounds as he lines up, the crowd boos lustily… he silences them with his second goal of Q2. (Q2 30:49)
Fyfe rams through a snap from 40m on the flank after Kersten forces a turnover by Frost by hand. (Q3 5:03)
Mundy contests at the hotspot against two Demons, he roves his own crumb and snaps around the corner for his third goal. (Q3 5:35)
Jones misses Kent on a turnover from midfield, Kent mops up in the pocket but gets corralled by Spurr, he bounces a handball to Watts in the square but it goes over for a point. (Q3 10:03)
Freo makes a switch around the outer wing work with Mundy marking on the HFF then finding Neale 35m out on a slight angle. Neale goals, just, Freo back within a kick! (Q3 12:33)
Logue roves a Johnson contest at the hotspot with two on him and gives outside for Balic to screw through the go-ahead goal from 20m on the flank! (Q3 16:11)
Walters roves a Logue contets forward of the wing, has Jetta right on his hammer but stays a step ahead on a scoot to 40m on a slight angle and bounces through another Freo goal! (Q3 18:27)
Logue’s pressure on a blind kick by McDonald from the last line forces a turnover to Bradley Hill 45m out on a slight angle, who misses. (Q3 20:59)
Neale catches Spencer HTB 45m out in front after Spencer tries an ill-advised gallup out of defence. Neale runs right but kicks straight, four for him! (Q3 24:04)
Neale feeds Crozier from a stoppage outside CHF, Crozier runs to the 50m line and slams through another one! Fremantle are on FIYAH! (Q3 25:52)
Oliver gets a free at the next centre bounce, he sets up Harmes to pass to Watts leading up in front of Johnson 35m out wide on the flank. Watts kicks across the face. (Q3 27:04)
Neale misses a snap from 40m on the flank. (Q3 28:49)
Watts storms onto a Bugg ball ahead of Hamling at the hotspot, he boots the first goal of Q4 to stop a run of eight to the Dockers. (Q4 1:04)
Another big pack at the Demon hotspot for a long ball, this time it’s Spencer who clunks the mark and goals. Demons on the comeback already! (Q4 2:14)
McCarthy marks outside CHF on a fast break, has options streaming past but wheels and goes himself from 55m… hits the behind post on the full. Hmm. (Q4 6:44)
Stephen Hill marks a Walters ball over the back near the top of the square after a disjointed, pressured attack around the outer wing. Hill shanks it… for a goal! (Q4 9:47)
Petracca roves, parts the seas in heavy traffic at half forward and shoots from 50m on a slight angle… lovely goal! (Q4 11:46)
Hunt kicks OOTF under pressure from the BP to 45m out, McCarthy misses with the free. (Q4 13:57)
Oliver gives to Tyson for a snap off a step from 40m on a slight angle, that drifts wide. (Q4 13:57)
Garlett gives to Melksham who screws a snap from 35m on the flank into the goalpost. (Q4 13:57)
Mundy misses a tackle, Salem goes long from the wing to the hotspot where Weidemann draws a free on Hamling but misses. (Q4 20:01)
Weller marks near CHF, has options but goes himself, and shoots wide. (Q4 20:32)
The Demons go coast to coast from the kick in, Garlett beats an outpositioned Ibbotson to mark a Petracca ball and goal from the hotspot. (Q4 21:27)
Sandiland, Fyfe, Mundy, inside 50 after the next centre bounce, Bradley Hill gives to Grey to snap truly from 20m! (Q4 22:50)
Salem can’t mark a hard pass to 40m out on a slight angle but he has time to butter up, he grubbers past Weller in the square, Dees back within a kick! (Q4 24:46)
Neal-Bullen runs down the wing and kicks to Viney who uses his body to protect the fall and takes a strong grab despite getting smashed by Langdon. Viney goals, Dees in front! (Q4 26:47)
Langdon bombs long after an extremely frenetic passage of play on the wing, six Dockers on three Demons, McCarthy roves and goals from the square despite a Vince tackle! (Q4 29:47)
1:30 after the next bounce but Vince starts a rebound from the last line. (Q4 30:29)
Kersten spoils on the wing, stoppage, 58 seconds. (Q4 30:29)
Tyson, Vince inside 50 but Johnson marks in relief, 40 seconds. (Q4 30:29)
Grey kicsk OOTF on the wing, Garmes is released to run to 55m on a slight angle, he has a rush of blood and goes for gold, off hands for a behind. (Q4 30:54)
Kick in to the Dee HFF, stoppage, another stoppage, siren sounds, Dockers win! (Q4 30:54)

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