Blog log from R11 of 2017: Western Sydney vs Essendon

Kelly is in an acre of space on the fat side wing for a long Cameron ball across the centre, he has Taranto over the back to mark 20m out for the first goal. (Q1 2:33)
Greene draws a holding free on Baguley 35m out near the boundary. He doesn’t score. (Q1 4:17)
Daniher receives on a fast break through midfield and kicks OOTF from outside CHF. (Q1 5:18)
Stewart marks a Zaharakis ball 45m out on a slight angle, plays on and shanks a miss under less pressure than it looked like he was under. (Q1 7:20)
Scully bounces around the boundary with McDonald-Tipungwuti in hot pursuit, he reaches 30m out and threads the needle with his snap. (Q1 10:09)
Hooker beats Davis in the air to mark 35m out on a slight angle, his set shot is a bit ugly but straight. (Q1 11:04)
Williams receives from Greene and snaps a nice goal from the HFF after a Shiel clearance from a stoppage on the wing to a pack. (Q1 17:05)
McKenna receives from Watson and goals on the run from 45m in front after a stoppage on the wing. (Q1 23:04)
Corr tackles Daniher as he snaps in the pocket, the ball skews wide but luckily falls into the arms of Green who marks and goals from 15m on the opposite flank. (Q1 24:33)
Zaharakis receives from Colyer and misses from the pocket. (Q1 26:26)
Heppell has another long chance but hits the post. (Q1 26:48)
Howlett baulks clear in midfield and hits Fantasia leading up to 45m on a slight angle. Orazio sails through the goal to put Essendon into a well-deserved lead. (Q1 28:04)
Hooker marks on the wing, wheels and goes to the top of the square where Daniher marks over Davis, plays on and goals. (Q1 29:39)
Shiel plays on after a Greene free on the HBF, the Dons all stopped, he does a one-two with Cameron and has Williams over the back to run into the open goal. (Q2 2:30)
Williams misses a snap from the HFF. (Q2 4:31)
Scully is on his own at CHF to mark a beautiful long Kelly ball from the wing, he runs to 40m and slots a typically class finish. (Q2 8:30)
Greene marks strongly in front of Merrett from a high Lloyd ball from the pocket to the top of the square. He goals, GWS back in front. (Q2 10:29)
Kelly baulks Heppell and Green on the wing and goes long to Greene on the HFF, who gives over three chasing Dons to Scully for the goal from 25m. Pretty to watch. (Q2 14:25)
Zaharakis passes to Watson 45m out in front after the next centre bounce. Jobe runs in right and shoots right. (Q2 15:30)
Myers, who has had a quiet one, screws through a fabulous finish after Shaw kicks OOTF from the kick in 25m out. (Q2 18:00)
Green marks a Heppell ball in front of Reid, who lost his feet. He lines up 40m out on a slight angle, but misses. (Q2 19:45)
Greene takes another impressive contested grab over Baguley 35m out on the flank. His set shot starts right and swings left to sail straight through. (Q2 22:48)
Bellchambers marks a centring Hooker ball just inside CHF and gets his set shot to fall over the goal line. (Q2 24:44)
Greene receives from Taranto on a turnover play but misses a relatively easy snap from 20m on a slight angle. (Q2 26:19)
Whitfield marks on the HFF and bangs through a fabulous set shot that sails straight as a die. (Q2 27:16)
Kelly mows down Hurley to win a HTB free 40m out on a slight angle, his set shot is a bit wobbly but it’s straight enough. (Q2 30:40)
Heppell has Fantasia zooming past at half forward to goal on the run from the hotspot to begin Q3. (Q3 2:32)
Patton stands in a two-man tackle near the hotspot and gives to Greene who baulks away from two Don defenders and kicks truly. (Q3 3:30)
Stewart marks at half forward, wheels and hits Hooker on the lead, he draws a free for contact over the shoulder by Corr 25m out on the flank. But he misses. (Q3 5:32)
Perryman receives from Whitfield and snaps his first goal of the evening from 35m. (Q3 7:27)
Shiel snaps a goal from 20m after a give by Kelly, who had sharked a highly pressured Myers handball from a big pack in the pocket. (Q3 11:47)
Green marks and plays on from midfield on a fast break, he has Hooker inside but also an empty goalface to aim at, he skids through the goal from 40m on a slight angle. (Q3 14:32)
Green marks again at the same spot as his last snap, but this time misses from the set shot. (Q3 16:57)
Lloyd, who has had an extremely quiet one, marks at 30m on the flank and kicks truly. (Q3 20:31)
Hooker marks a centring Green ball over Tomlinson at the top of the square for his second goal. Essendon still theoretically in touch if the Giants wilt late. (Q3 24:55)
de Boer gets a free on Stanton on the boundary 35m out just before the 3QT siren, the goal umpire arches his back as it sails straight over his head! (Q3 30:30)
Fantasia forces a spillage by tackling Matthew Kennedy in a pack 30m out on the flank, Green roves and rolls through the first goal of Q4. Hope floats! (Q4 1:16)
Shaw fumbles a Green ball to the square, the crumb falls for Hooker in the pocket who gives inside for Colyer to snap another big goal! Game is definitely on. (Q4 1:16)
Cameron steadies the Giants with a snap from 20m after tapping a long ball to the hotspot to space for himself. (Q4 5:57)
Cameron draws a free on Hurley for hands in the back going for a Himmelberg ball 30m out near the boundary. Jezza just misses. (Q4 6:57)
Kelly misses a long range snap that might have sealed it. (Q4 8:12)
Stewart gets a hands in the back free kick on Shaw 45m out wide on the flank, he tries a torpedo but it’s wide. (Q4 10:10)
Patton passes to Greene 45m out on the flank, pretty much the same area as Stewart’s up the other end… he also misses. (Q4 11:12)
McDonald-Tipungwuti marks a long Zaharakis ball 15m out on a slight angle, he makes no mistake with the set shot. (Q4 14:27)
Daniher marks a Merrett ball in front of Davis just outside 50m on the flank. He goes back for the set shot… but hits the square, McDonald-Tipungwuti marks and goals again! (Q4 15:42)
8:58 left at the next bounce, it’s anyone’s game given the Giants’ recent travel. (Q4 16:24)
Williams receives from de Boer near CHF, beats a Myers tackle and rolls through his third goal from the hotspot. (Q4 18:27)
Cameron runs through CHF on a fast break with no one ahead of him, he reaches the hotspot but hits the post. Less than 6:00 to go, that would have finished it. (Q4 21:58)
Gleeson is pinged for a push on Greene 45m out on the flank. Greene takes his full allotment of time and hits the square, no score. (Q4 23:28)
Cameron marks on the wing and starts some tempo with 3:30 to go. (Q4 24:27)
Greene centres with a very high wobbler from a stoppage on the HFF to the hotspot, Matthew Kennedy marks strongly on his chest and ices the game with a goal. (Q4 25:30)
Bellchambers marks at CHF and goals even though he rushed the set shot. 1:36 to go, too late anyway. (Q4 27:28)
Whitfield gives to Kelly who hits the behind post on the full with a snap from 55m on a slight angle. (Q4 28:28)

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