Blog log from R19 of 2017: Western Bulldogs vs Essendon

Fantasia marks the first centre clearance at half forward, wheels and goes long to the square where Hooker brings the ball to ground for Parish to rove and goal. (Q1 0:46)
Dahlhaus bounces down the wing and goes short to Picken to mark in front of Baguley 50m out on a slight angle. Picken hits the post. (Q1 2:51)
Daniher marks a Zaharakis pass in front of Wood 45m out on the flank after a turnover in midfield. He misses. (Q1 4:06)
Suckling’s kick in to the HBF is a chaos ball, Zaharakis roves and misses from 40m. (Q1 4:36)
Laverde handballs wide of a pack at CHF to Zaharakis who has a moment to steady and shoot from 40m on a slight angle for the second Don goal. (Q1 5:51)
Daniher leaps over Young and marks at the top of the square for his first goal after Stewart provides link work on the HFF. (Q1 7:15)
Webb roves a Picken contest 20m out where the crumb falls to the back, he baulks clear for the first goal from the top of the square. (Q1 8:56)
Daniher has the sit on Bontempelli and gets another juggled mark 30m out on a slight angle for his second goal. It is largely one-way traffic so far. (Q1 11:36)
Bontempelli marks at CHF on a hook lead after a Dog fast rebound. He misses. (Q1 13:06)
McGrath turns the ball over by hand at half back in heavy traffic, Johannisen goes to a pack at the hotspot, Bontempelli shovels it out for Dickson to run into the open goal. (Q1 14:33)
Stewart misses a flying snap from the HFF. (Q1 16:14)
Johannisen marks a Macrae pass from the centre to the HFF just inside 50m, ahead of Kelly. JJ roosts a beautiful long set shot. (Q1 18:06)
Gleeson is out of position for a long Cloke ball from wing to the flank 30m out and gives away an obvious free for contact on Murphy. Bob just misses. (Q1 19:58)
Dickson chips in front of Parish and intercepts the kick in 20m out in the pocket, and screws through a trademark quality finish. (Q1 21:36)
The Dons rebound at full pace up the guts from CHB, McDonald-Tipungwuti puts the ball in front of Hooker at the hotspot but Wood closes and prevents what looked a certain score. (Q1 23:21)
The Dogs have their turn to burst from defence at lightning speed, Johannisen is the bullet out of the gun, he gives outside to Webb who goals from 45m on a slight angle. Dog lead! (Q1 25:21)
The Dogs go slow on a rebound, then fast around members wing with Dahlhaus passing to Bontempelli 40m out on the flank. The Bont misses again. (Q1 27:06)
Wallis goes long from the centre to Cloke who uses all his experience to nudge Hurley under the fall to mark 30m out on the flank, but he misses. (Q2 2:21)
Johannisen marks in front of mcKenna just inside 50m on a slight angle and bangs through his second long set shot for a goal! (Q2 5:17)
Liberatore is pinged 50m for encroachment to bring Merrett from wing to 35m on a slight angle, but Zerrett misses. (Q2 6:58)
Heppell misses a flying snap from 45m on the flank. (Q2 7:28)
Heppell gives to Merrett i much the same spot but his snap off the left falls in the square, Daniher drops it but butters up to goal. (Q2 8:31)
Bulldogs win the next centre clearance, the crumb falls to the pocket where Cloke gathers and squeezes through a highly unlikely snap from 20m off the right boot! (Q2 9:51)
Wallis sends McLean sprinting away from the next centre bounce, but he misses from 55m in front. (Q2 10:07)
Bellchambers goes long and fast to Daniher 20m out in front, Suckling is out of position and gives away the near-inevitable front on contact free for the goal. (Q2 11:06)
Suckling continues the trend of beautiful long set shots for goals after marking a short Wallis ball 50m out on the flank. (Q2 14:21)
Bontempelli just misses a snap from half forward. (Q2 15:56)
Dickson marks a Young pass 35m out on the flank after Bontempelli intercepts on the wing. He misses. (Q2 16:37)
Liberatore runs away from Merrett on the wing and goes long for Roughead to take a contested grab behind Bellchambers 20m out on a slight angle, but Roughead misses. (Q2 20:07)
McDonald-Tipungwuti roves a Bellchambers contest in the square with a thicket of Dogs nearby, and goals over his shoulder. (Q2 22:36)
Parish misses a flying snap from the HFF. (Q2 23:37)
Hooker has the sit on Young and puts his knee in the back to take a nice mark at the hotspot, but he sprays the set shot for a behind. (Q2 24:37)
Fantasia passes to Daniher 40m out on a slight angle, who misses. (Q2 27:02)
Daniher marks a low kick from near CHF by Myers in the square for his fifth goal to give Essendon the lead back early in Q3. (Q3 2:18)
Bontempelli marks at half forward, wheels and kicks long over Hurley to Dickson who runs into the open goal. (Q3 4:55)
Daniher marks a Myers ball behind Wood on the behind line but misses. (Q3 6:36)
Gleeson is pinged for deliberate OOB 20m out. Hunter takes the free and screws it through! (Q3 8:26)
Stewart gives wide of a stoppage near the hotspot to Colyer who snaps wide. (Q3 10:49)
Murphy intercepts a Baguley switch kick across half back to 35m out on a slight angle, leaping over Hartley. He makes the Bombers pay with a goal. (Q3 12:19)
Zaharakis centres from the pocket to Hooker in the square but he plays on and doesn’t realise Young is closing, the ball hits the shin of Young before going over the line! (Q3 14:57)
The Dogs go coast to coast from the kick in around the outer wing, Webb finds Hunter 25m out on the flank who misses. (Q3 15:24)
McDonald-Tipungwuti passes to Fantasia 40m out in front, who also misses. (Q3 16:57)
Another rebound up the guts by Essendon, this time McKenna bombs long to the square with Fantasia first back to volley it home. (Q3 18:42)
Colyer does a one-two with McDonald-Tipungwuti on the HFF and shoots on the burst from 40m near the boundary for a fine goal! (Q3 19:39)
Johannisen marks over McDonald-Tipungwuti 45m out on a slight angle and slams through his third long set shot for a goal for the afternoon. (Q3 23:22)
Hooker roves a long Merrett centre clearance to the hotspot, breaks a Biggs tackle and snaps truly. (Q3 25:27)
Liberatore snaps off a step from a stoppage near the hotspot for a classic rover’s goal. It’s officially a shoot out! (Q3 27:12)
Two Dons compete with Bontempelli in the square for a centring ball by Picken, the crumb falls behind the pack for the Bont to volley the goal! (Q3 29:29)
Roughead gets a ruck free on Bellchambers for high contact 25m out on the flank and steers through the goal. (Q3 31:57)
Hooker beats Young to mark a long Fantasia ball from the wing to near the hotspot. But he sprays the set shot, the Don fans go aww. (Q4 0:50)
Daniher marks 55m out on the flank, plays on and misses. (Q4 6:10)
Stewart marks at half forward and goes long and very deep to the goal line… Daniher clunks it in a big pack for his sixth goal! (Q4 7:11)
Dahlhaus passes to Dickson 45m out on the flank, whose set shot is straight but falls on the line to be rushed. (Q4 9:24)
Webb misses a snap on the run from 30m on the flank. (Q4 11:43)
McDonald-Tipungwuti passes to Daniher 40m out on the flank on the end of a rebound around the outer wing. Joe doesn’t even score with a shank. (Q4 13:09)
Webb passes short to Liberatore to mark in front of Baguley 45m out on the flank, he plays on and eventually misses. (Q4 14:54)
Myers bounces a kick from a stoppage at half forward, Cordy spoils it down, does Daniher get a boot to it before it crosses the line? Video review… ruled a behind. (Q4 17:24)
Parish snaps OOTF under heavy pressure from 40m on a slight angle. (Q4 18:27)
Colyer baulks past Johannisen at CHF but runs into further trouble 45m out, his handball bounces to Fantasia who shoots… bounces through with a leg break! (Q4 20:09)
A kick in it, 4:10 to go. (Q4 20:09)
Stewart pushes Cordy to stop a Don attack after the next centre bounce. (Q4 20:58)
Macrae catches a dithering Baguley HTB on the wing and goes inside 50, free in the pack 40m out on a slight angle to Bontempelli! (Q4 22:00)
That free was for contact over the shoulder by McKenna, it was there albeit soft. The Bont steers through the massive goal! 2:24 left, two goals the difference. (Q4 22:24)
Daniel snaps the sealing goal from a stoppage in the pocket 15m out! (Q4 24:16)
Bontempelli kicks to space at the hotspot where Johannisen runs onto it, plays on and goals from 20m! (Q4 25:59)
A 50m penalty against a petulant Goddard for going on with a tackle bring McLean from the centre to the hotspot for another one. (Q4 26:59)

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