Blog log from R5 of 2017: Essendon vs Collingwood

Rain falling to begin proceedings on Anzac Day.
McDonand-Tipungwuti marks 40m out on the flank and has Daniher near the boundary 20m out, Pies asleep there. Daniher screws through the first goal. (Q1 1:49)
Howe burns the ball on the rebound to Hurley on the wing, he goes to Heppell, thence to Francis 40m out on a slight angle. Francis kicks an impressive goal. (Q1 5:10)
Fasolo sets up Elliott to run into the open goal, on the end of a rebound around the outer wing started by Reid. (Q1 6:43)
Daniher misses a snap from heavy traffic 40m out on a slight angle. (Q1 10:12)
Watson receives from McGrath and shoots from CHF, it’s wide… Hooker marks over Goldsack on the behind line and goals. (Q1 11:11)
Fasolo dives to mark a Broomhead ball in front of Hurley 30m out on a slight angle. He misses. (Q1 14:40)
Daniher baulks Cox on the mark with a lovely step for a 200cm player, but misses 40m out on the flank. (Q1 17:15)
Kelly is pinged for deliberate OOB 35m out, he puts his hand up to take responsibility. Broomhead misses. (Q1 18:53)
McDonand-Tipungwuti volleys the crumb from a Green contest at half forward, it lands in the breadbasket of Fantasia at the hotspot. He meant it that way! Orazio goals. (Q1 20:55)
Kelly bullets a pass down the wing to the flank 50m out where Daniher gets in front of Schade to juggle the mark. He misses again. (Q1 23:56)
Francis runs down the wing and passes to Colyer running back with the flight to the boundary 20m out. He misses. (Q1 26:10)
The sun is now out. Yay Melbourne! (Q1 30:11)
Varcoe passes from outside CHF to Elliott to mark in front of Baguley 40m out on a slight angle. Elliott kicks his second goal. (Q2 1:17)
Cox roves a pack 20m out on a slight angle and kicks a very impressive goal, but was it touched off the boot by Merrett? Video review… ruled a behind. (Q2 4:32)
Mad scramble near the Pie hotspot with a greasy ball, Adams gets a toe to it 15m out but Brown rushes it on the line. (Q2 6:35)
Fantasia misses on the run from 50m on a slight angle, running ahead of Crisp. (Q2 8:35)
McDonand-Tipungwuti mows down a fumbling Ramsay near the boundary 30m after a stoppage. He misses everything with the HTB free, though. (Q2 10:17)
Fantasia locks the ball in by tackling Schade on the HFF, after the ensuing stoppage in the pocket it’s Fantasia himself who bobs up to snap the goal. (Q2 11:18)
Credit to Watson for the goal assist give. (Q2 11:47)
Daniher marks on the boundary 25m out over an outmatched Schade. He misses. (Q2 14:32)
Sidebottom picks up a loose footy in a pack 35m out on a slight angle and sends a screwing ball very high and right… but it curves in! (Q2 17:02)
Heppell gets a free on Treloar 30m out on the flank and delivers a professional finish. (Q2 19:51)
Adams grubbers a ball from the pocket to the top of the square, Fasolo throws a boot at it, but did it touch Hurley on the way through? Video review, confirmed goal. (Q2 23:17)
Hoskin-Elliott bounces around the outer wing and hits Adams on the lead 40m out near the boundary. Adams misses. (Q2 25:02)
Howe gets a 50m penalty at half back to put him outside CHF, his long ball to the square is off hands for a behind. (Q2 26:58)
Adams receives from Sidebottom and pokes a pass from the pocket to Crisp 30m out on the flank. Crisp misses. (Q2 28:03)
Ramsay feeds Elliott for a mid-range snap, but he hits the post. (Q2 28:18)
Fasolo leaps in front of a big pack on the flank 40m out and marks a very high ball on his chest. But he misses as well. (Q2 29:20)
Treloar roves an Elliott contest at 40m on the flank and gets rid of McGrath with a Pendlebury-like baulk that slows down time… then snaps the goal! (Q2 31:03)
Hooker bashes the ball to the HFF after the next bounce, McDonald-Tipungwuti gathers an pokes a cute pass to Fantasia 30m out on the flank. Fantasia misses everything, HT siren. (Q2 32:18)
Goddard passes to Merrett 40m out on a slight angle, who shanks it right. (Q3 1:04)
Daniher uses his height to stand over Schade and marks 30m out on a slight angle. He misses again, just poor kicking technique. (Q3 3:52)
Hooker marks on the HFF, his set shot drops to the line but Daniher shepherds it through for a goal! Bit too easy that, Pie defenders caught short. (Q3 5:04)
Fasolo marks in the pocket, plays on and misses. (Q3 7:09)
Parish sends a grubbing shanked chaos ball from the wing to the HFF, Reid is first to it but fumbles, Green cheats out the back and gratefully accepts the easy goal. (Q3 8:07)
Greenwood can’t get a handle on the crumb from a Cox contest to a Pendlebury centre clearance, the ball sits up for Elliott to volley home from 15m! (Q3 9:07)
Wells steers through a snap on the run from 40m on the flank after a feed from Elliott. (Q3 12:02)
Adams marks in the pocket, is called to play on and has Moore in the square for the go-ahead goal! The Pie fans are up and about after being quiet early. (Q3 14:04)
Heppell gives to Daniher after the next centre bounce, empty square so Daniher shoots for it from 70m… skids through! Dons back in the lead. Now we have a game. (Q3 15:22)
Fast break by the Dons around the outer wing, Stanton chips to the pocket where Fantasia gets a rather lucky bounce on Varcoe to allow him to gather and run into the open goal. (Q3 19:07)
Green outjudges Ramsay to mark a Daniher ball 40m out on a slight angle, after Daniher had taken two bounces down member’s wing. Green kicks truly. (Q3 23:08)
Phillips catches Kelly HTB on the boundary 25m out, but misses. (Q3 25:37)
Long ball to a huge pack near the hotspot, Wells is front and centre, he throws the ball on the boot, it wobbles near the goalpost, did it touch? Video inconclusive, goal. (Q3 27:08)
After good ground work by Broomhead on the wing, Sidebottom passes to Wells on the boundary 40m out, who centres to Adams 25m out on the flank. Adams misses. (Q3 29:18)
Grundy misses from a stoppage 20m out. (Q4 1:14)
Fantasia beats Ramsay one on one to mark a long Daniher ball from midfield near the hotspot. He goals, four for him now. (Q4 2:29)
Grundy passes to Elliott from midfield, Baguley spoils but the crumb sits up for Elliott, his snap is wide from 30m on the flank. (Q4 4:00)
The Dons rebound quickly from the kick in, Fantasia contests 20m out, the crumb falls at his feet but it’s Green who pounces for his third goal! (Q4 4:00)
McDonald-Tipungwuti misses a running snap from CHF. (Q4 5:05)
Merrett gives to Zaharakis who balzes away from 50m on a slight angle, OOTF with Hooker filthy at Zaka for not passing to him. (Q4 6:55)
Daniher goes long from outside CHF, Hooker stands tall and marks over Goldsack to goal from the square, three for him. Bombers look good for the win now. (Q4 8:14)
Moore uses his height to leap and clunk a Pendlebury ball over Ambrose 20m out in front. THe kid boots goal number two from limited opportunities. (Q4 10:29)
After McDonald-Tipungwuti mows down Hoskin-Elliott trying to make something happen through the centre, Daniher rams through his third goal from CHF to seal the deal. (Q4 19:06)
Phillips passes to Wells on his own on the HFF, he runs down the line to 35m but misses. (Q4 20:21)
Crisp roves an Elliott ball to Cox and snaps on the spin from the hotspot, it wobbles and lands over the goal line. 4:06 left, technically still a game, but probably not. (Q4 22:38)

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