Blog log from R7 of 2017: Fremantle vs Essendon

Hurley passes from the wing to Francis 45m out on a slight angle, who misses. (Q1 2:36)
Goddard passes to Heppell just inside CHF, he hurries the set shot but sails it through anyway for the first goal. (Q1 3:01)
Taberner marks a long Mundy ball to the square over the outmatched Parish, turns and runs into the open goal. (Q1 6:37)
Similar play up the other end, Fantasia has Daniher to mark in the square, play on and goal after a turnover in midfield. (Q1 8:13)
Fantasia catches Ibbotson HTB 25m out on the flank, but misses from the vortex pocket. (Q1 11:07)
Neale converts a set shot from the hotspot after Merrett falls into his back after a stoppage. (Q1 16:52)
Hooker stands tall at the top of the square to mark a Fantasia ball behind the Freo defence for his first goal. (Q1 18:49)
Merrett makes amends for that Neale goal up the other end by snapping a lovely finish after a stoppage 35m out on the flank. (Q1 21:17)
Crozier marks at the hotspot but misses, disappointingly. (Q1 23:15)
Kersten does exactly the same thing, even more disappointingly. (Q1 27:22)
Heppell starts a rebound around the outer wing that ends with Hooker marking deep in the pocket 20m out. Hooker misses. (Q2 1:04)
Taberner puts a speculator up to the square from outside CHF, Kersten buffets out Dea from behind to mark and goal without pushing in the back. (Q2 6:15)
After a Langdon clanger on the HBF, Green passes to Daniher 25m out on the right flank. Daniher swings his set shot from left to right and through. (Q2 7:43)
McDonald-Tipungwuti misses a snap from 30m on the flank. (Q2 11:53)
Hooker beats Hamling to mark a quick Merrett ball from a stoppage on the HFF to the top of the square. He kicks goal number two for him. (Q2 14:35)
Kersten marks a Mundy ball on the lead 45m out near the boundary in the vortex pocket. He misses. (Q2 16:05)
Merrett strips Neale in a tacke at half forward, Stanton roves and gives to Gleeson for snap goal from the hotspot. Essendon kicking away now, making good on general play wins. (Q2 17:35)
Tucker misses from the HFF after Myers gets caught HTB. (Q2 18:09)
Crozier gets a free on Myers in a marking contest 25m out on the flank. He steers through a settling goal for Fremantle. (Q2 21:03)
Green hits the post with a mid range snap under heavy pressure from Spurr. (Q2 22:15)
Bradley Hill passes to Kersten just inside CHF, who misses again. (Q2 25:05)
Walters sharks on the wing and gives to Bradley Hill for the pass to Taberner 40m out on the flank. Taberner goes back for the set shot… and misses. (Q2 27:02)
Taberner takes a contested grab from a Blakely ball to a pack in the vortex pocket 20m out. This time he gets the set shot on target, with a screwing ball. (Q2 28:31)
Merrett is pinged for high contact on Fyfe in a pack 40m out in front. Fyfe sails through the first goal of Q3. (Q3 0:45)
Hurely bombs through a big snap for a goal from 55m on the flank, despite Johnson jumping on the line. (Q3 4:16)
Daniher sails through another long snap from 40m in front with a checkside off the left after breaking a tackle. (Q3 5:46)
Taberner contests at the top of the square to allow Kersten to rove and run into the open goal. (Q3 7:31)
Hooker misses from a free deep in the pocket 15m out. (Q3 8:48)
Bradley Hill plays on to advantage into the open goal after a free against Hurley at half back for a throw. (Q3 9:34)
Colyer misses a snap from the HFF. (Q3 11:02)
Stanton also misses a snap from half forward. (Q3 12:27)
Kersten gathers on the HFF and sends a floating speculator to the flank 25m out, Grey marks and gets a 50m penalty for Gleeson arriving late, another Freo goal from the square. (Q3 14:11)
Balic misses a snap from 20m in the pocket with Kersten running to the square for a give. (Q3 17:46)
McDonald-Tipungwuti can’t mark a Green ball near the point of the centre square, fumbles, gathers, ducks a tackle and shoots from 55m on a slight angle… bounces through! (Q3 20:17)
Mundy marks on the lead in front of Dea 45m out on the flank. He hobbles in with that dud ankle, but misses. (Q3 21:18)
Balic sends a high, hopeful ball from the HFF to a huge pack at the top of the square, but the Dons defence is disorganised and allows Taberner to mark and goal. (Q3 22:32)
Green bounces through his first goal of the evening from the hotspot after roving front and centre from a contest at half forward and sprinting clear in trademark fashion. (Q3 24:55)
McCarthy marks but misses from 40m in the corridor. (Q3 26:16)
Francis has the height and position to mark a high ball to the flank 40m out in front of Weller. But he just misses. (Q3 29:02)
Hurley drops a sitter on the wing, the crumb falls for Kersten who has Mundy running behind the Dons defence to mark at the hotspot and stroll into the open goal. (Q3 30:07)
Myers does just enough to prevent Crozier volleying home from the square, rushed behind. (Q4 2:05)
McCarthy marks a short Neale ball on the flank 40m out leading up. He goals, Fremantle hits the lead! (Q4 6:03)
Walters goes long to the top of the square from outside CHF, Taberner stands tall to juggle the mark in a four-man pack. He boots goal number four from 15m. (Q4 8:03)
Goddard passes short to Green who draws a contact free on Ibbotson on the boundary 30m out. Tough shot… just misses. (Q4 10:32)
Mundy passes to Bradley Hill 40m out on a slight angle, who misses. (Q4 12:43)
Merrett catches Weller HTB 50m out on a slight angle from the Essendon goal. Zach goes back for the set shot…. falls short and wide, Taberner marks in relief. (Q4 14:33)
Ibbotson passes to Neale just outside the hotspot, who misses. Clock under 10:00 now. (Q4 16:18)
McCarthy marks in a four-man pack in the vortex pocket 20m out. He kicks his second goal, both in Q4. (Q4 19:26)
Intercept marks at half back by Spurr and then Blakely stop Essendon attacks. Clock under 6:00. (Q4 21:37)
Walters passes to Bradley Hill 40m out wide on the flank, another example of the gut running that the Dons aren’t doing late in this game. Hill misses, 4:37 left, four kicks in it. (Q4 23:10)
Blakely gives to Fyfe who bounces through the sealer from 50m on a slight angle. (Q4 23:38)
Balic kicks off junk time with a goal from a set shot 20m out on a slight angle. (Q4 25:19)
Grey marks a McCarthy ball at the hotspot for some more junk. (Q4 28:49)
McCarthy marks 45m out on a slight angle and shoots after the final siren… OOTF. (Q4 30:47)

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