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Blog log from R12 of 2017: Essendon vs Port Adelaide

Blog log for Essendon vs Port Adelaide, R12 of 2017

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Green volleys the crumb from a Daniher contest on the HFF wide.
Hooker marks and kicks the first goal from close range after a quick move from a pack at half back. (Q1 3:59)
Hooker gathers at half forward and gives to Green who has Stewart running down the flank, he checksides his first goal from 20m. (Q1 4:52)
Stewart gives to McDonald-Tipungwuti who screws a snap over the shoulder from deep on the pocket 20m out, but it’s just wide. (Q1 8:30)
Trengove beats Hurley to mark on the HFF, keeps his feet and plays on for a snap from just inside 50m… across the face. (Q1 9:00)
Robbie Gray gets a free for arms in the back by Baguley and passes to Ebert 45m out on the flank on a fast break. Ebert’s kick doesn’t score. (Q1 12:15)
McDonald-Tipungwuti stays down after a contest with Pittard at half forward and chases the crumb over the back, he scoots away with two bounces and goals from the hotspot. (Q1 13:30)
Fantasia breaks lines with a run through midfield and goes long after the next centre bounce and bombs long, the crumb off the pack at the top of the square falls for Stewart, goal! (Q1 14:30)
Hooker keeps his feet after competing with two Port defenders, gathers and throws the ball on his left boot from 20m… that one wobbles through as well! Bombers on FIYAH! (Q1 15:26)
Greene centres after roving in the pocket, Daniher roves the Zaharakis contest, gets tackled but rolls through another one from 15m! (Q1 16:59)
Essendon can do no wrong! (Q1 17:25)
Robbie Gray gets a holding free at a stoppage at the top of the square on Hartley, he goals. (Q1 21:57)
Sam Gray misses a long range snap. (Q1 21:57)
Hooker misses under a tackle from deep in the pocket 15m out. (Q1 22:16)
Trengove taps a ground ball to Westhoff who bounces wide from 40m on a slight angle. (Q1 23:16)
Wingard misses a target on the HFF, the Dons are off to the races again, McKenna goes long from the HFF to the top of the square, Hooker marks over Hombsch for goal three! (Q1 27:51)
Howlett gives to Merrett who misses on the turn from CHF. (Q1 28:56)
Trengove roves in the pocket for the first goal of Q2 inside the first 15 seconds! (Q2 3:23)
Robbie Gray marks a Wingard ball to the hotspot for the first goal of Q2. (Q2 2:38)
Dixon gets a free for a hold even though Wingard had marked 20m out on a slight angle, but he hits the post. (Q2 5:40)
Heppell kicks straight to Impey in the centre who has Wingard on the quick turnover with the Don defenders out of position, he gives to Robbie Gray for goal number three. (Q2 10:38)
Green is front and centre for the crumb from a pack 20m out on a slight angle but he snaps across the face. (Q2 12:40)
Hooker busts a big pack at the hotspot to mark in front of the hapless Hombsch for his fourth major. (Q2 13:53)
Merrett marks in front of Ebert 35m out on the flank and converts to restart the Bomber procession. (Q2 18:55)
Hooker roves his own contest and tries his luck with a bouncing ball from 30m on the flank… Hartlett is there but manages to flail and miss, five goals for Cale! (Q2 19:54)
Zaharakis runs away from a doddering Polec down members wing and goes long to the fat side pocket for Daniher to mark and goal from 20m. Too easy! (Q2 21:39)
McKenna intercepts a Polec rebound kick onthe wing and goes to Daniher who beats two Port defenders in a sandwich to mark 30m out on the flank. He goals again, Dons in a cakewalk! (Q2 26:26)
Wines is Johnny on the spot for a Daniher volley from defence to 45m on a slight angle from the Port goal. He misses. (Q2 31:39)
Sam Gray marks, plays on and goals from the pocket, not much reaction from the crowd and it’s most likely junk time at this point. (Q3 6:53)
Powell-Pepper, who had a single touch in the first half, bursts his way clear for a snap from CHF to lift his team after the next centre bounce. (Q3 8:13)
Toumpas gets in the back of McDonald-Tipungwuti after Tippa slips in the pocket 15m out. McDonald-Tipungwuti kicks his second goal. (Q3 9:41)
Wingard marks in the same position up the other end, in front of McGrath, but can’t emulate Tippa with the set shot. (Q3 11:44)
Goddard claims a goal with a gather and kick under Hombsch pressure on the line, video review confirms it. (Q3 13:12)
Another flowing move from defence by Essendon, Greene marks a Fantasia ball on the behind line but misses. (Q3 15:28)
Zaharakis misses on the run from CHF. (Q3 23:29)
Robbie Gray passes to Ah Chee 25m out on a slight angle for a garbage time goal. (Q3 27:42)
Watson gets the crowd cheering with a snap goal from near CHF to kick off Q4 junk time. (Q4 0:47)
Colyer misses a snap off a step from 30m on the flank. (Q4 3:05)
McDonald-Tipungwuti chases a ground ball in the pocket with Hartlett on his hammer, gathers and handballs for himself, gets around Hamish and goals from 15m! Crowd goes wild! (Q4 7:06)
Westhoff gets some junk from near CHF to scattered boos from the Don faithful. (Q4 7:36)
Hooker passes to Daniher leading near the boundary 40m out who hoofs through his fourth major. Plenty for the Bomber supporters to cheer late in this game. (Q4 10:16)
Impey misses on the run from 40m on the flank. (Q4 11:19)
Stewart outmarks Hombsch, who has had a mare, in the pocket 20m out but misses. (Q4 15:59)
Merrett passes short to Heppell at the hotspot to mark in front of Jonas for a garbage time special. (Q4 22:31)
Hooker marks a Heppell ball on the boundary 40m out and misses. (Q4 24:16)
McDonald-Tipungwuti roves a long ball to the hotspot and wobbles through his fourth goal. (Q4 24:38)
Westhoff hits the post from 30m out on a slight angle. (Q4 27:16)
Baguley catches Sam Gray high at exactly the same patch of grass as the Westhoff shot, he misses the other side. (Q4 28:47)
Sam Gray roves and misses from the hotspot. (Q4 30:20)

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