Blog log from R20 of 2017: Essendon vs Carlton

Stewart misses with a set shot from 40m in the corridor, after Hooker also misses a set shot in the first minute. (Q1 2:07)
Kerridge passes to Thomas on the HFF, who tries a pass that doesn’t work. (Q1 7:11)
Daniher draws a holding free on Jones as they chase a loose footy at true CHF, he gets on with the set shot quickly and booms through the first goal. (Q1 8:46)
Daniher stays down to rove Hooker’s contest against two on the wing, he bounces twice to 35m on the flank for a Rolls Royce goal. (Q1 10:37)
Lamb baulks clear outside CHF and passes short to Boekhorst 35m out in the corridor. Blaine kicks the first Carlton goal for the afternoon. (Q1 13:12)
Hooker roves a Stewart contest at the hotspot and gives to Green streaming down the flank to 15m for the goal. (Q1 15:07)
Daniher gives away a ruck free in the centre, Kreuzer goes long to Curnow to mark 40m out on a slight angle and miss. (Q1 16:47)
Daniher goes long from the centre on a fast break to the pocket, McDonald-Tipungwuti does a one-two with Howlett and fumbles his way to the square for a volleyed goal. (Q1 19:07)
Hooker marks a Zaharakis ball after the next centre bounce in front of Weitering at the hotspot and continues the Bomber jump with his first goal. (Q1 20:22)
McDonald-Tipungwuti misses a snap from a stoppage in the pocket 20m out. (Q1 22:33)
Zaharakis is Johnny on the spot for a pressured kick that skews off the side of the boot of Armfield to 45m out on a slight angle. But he just misses. (Q1 26:20)
Petrevski-Seton roves a pack 35m out on a slight angle then gets caught high by Gleeson. He goals as the QT siren sounds. (Q1 28:07)
Casboult marks on the lead 35m out on a slight angle, with Hartley well behind. But he sprays it well right. (Q2 5:16)
After a succession of turnovers by both sides, Wright marks a short Pickett ball 35m out on the flank and just manages to avoid the near goalpost for the first of Q2, belatedly. (Q2 12:06)
That was 12 minutes of very dire football leading up to that goal. Hopefully the skills will improve from here. Couldn’t get much worse! (Q2 12:36)
Curnow marks a long Casboult ball down the wing to 45m out on the flank, too big for McKenna. He starts the set shot right and it stays mostly right. (Q2 14:51)
Wright gets a slightly lucky high contact free on Myers dropping to his knees while handballing 40m out on a slight angle. He misses right. (Q2 16:21)
Baguley coughs the ball up by hand at the hotspot, Gibbs snaps to the square where Wright marks and plays on into the open goal! Carlton is coming! (Q2 17:36)
The flow of this game is reminiscent of round 15 when the Blues almost beat Adelaide: blown away in Q1, then put the clamps on to give them a chance. (Q2 18:23)
Green marks 30m out on the flank and pokes the set shot wide. (Q2 19:01)
Green gives to Watson who checksides wide from the hotspot. (Q2 19:49)
McDonald-Tipungwuti kicks to space at half forward for Green to run onto, but he misses a dribbler from 40m on a slight angle. (Q2 22:02)
McDonald-Tipungwuti passes to Daniher 45m out on a slight angle, who sprays it OOTF. (Q2 22:37)
Hooker misses a set shot from the boundary 20m out after a rather red hot deliberate OOB free against Boekhorst. (Q3 2:02)
Petrevski-Seton gives to Gibbs for a snap from a standing start from 40m on a slight angle… OOTF. (Q3 3:07)
Bellchambers is pinged for a hold on Wright off the ball at the Blue hotspot. Wright kicks his third goal, only a kick in it now. (Q3 4:27)
Jones drops a defensive mark 40m out, the ball squirts to flank where his man Daniher roves and misses. (Q3 5:28)
Lamb pushes off a man for a snap from the hotspot off the left boot across the body… gets it over the man on the line for another one! (Q3 10:03)
Parish roves a pack at the hotspot and gives outside to Green who snaps awkwardly… well wide. (Q3 12:32)
Daniher marks at CHF, wheels and goes as usual… another miss. (Q3 13:53)
The Blues go coast to coast from the kick in, Lamb props on the HFF and goes inside to Kreuzer 35m out on a slight angle. Krooze goals, Carlton hits the lead with six unanswered! (Q3 14:53)
Marchbank drops a defensive mark in the BP, Green roves, thence to Watson and Howlett for the first Bomber goal for a long while, they lead again. (Q3 17:18)
Zaharakis passes to Heppell just inside 50m on a slight angle who roosts a big goal to extend the lead back out. (Q3 20:48)
Silvagni marks 45m out wide on the flank in front of McKenna, and kicks OOTF. (Q3 22:56)
Boekhorst runs free of congestion at half forward and gives to Gibbs who hits the post from 20m on a slight angle. (Q3 24:09)
Docherty bursts from CHB and somehow has Silvagni all on his own forward of the centre, he is able to stroll to the hotspot and goal with ease. (Q3 28:08)
Curnow draws a contact free on Baguley in a marking contest 35m out on a slight angle, he puts the Blues back in the lead with his first goal. (Q3 30:19)
Plowman is caught HTB by Hooker at true CHF, who misses. (Q3 31:12)
Pickett mows down McDonald-Tipungwuti on the wing, Lamb goes to Kreuzer 40m out on the flank but he tries a pass that doesn’t work. (Q4 2:29)
Casboult marks 20m out in front over Hartley and makes no mistake with the set shot, his first of the game. (Q4 3:58)
Daniher strokes through a set shot from 50m on a slight angle to bring the Bombers back within a kick. (Q4 5:59)
Pickett wins a hard footy in a pack at the hotspot and baulks clear for a give to Boekhorst for a snap off a step from 50m on a slight angle… just wide. (Q4 8:44)
Gibbs has a similar chance from much the same spot, his kick starts left but slices right and through! (Q4 8:53)
Hooker has a set shot from 45m on the flank rushed in the square. (Q4 9:57)
Marchbank intercepts at CHB and starts a quick rebound up the guts, Petrevski-Seton passes to Silvagni 40m out on a slight angle who misses. (Q4 12:38)
Petrevski-Seton misses a mid-range snap after the Blues lock in the kick in. (Q4 12:58)
Colyer gives to Green for a pressured snap fro the boundary 30m out that bounces into the goalpost. (Q4 16:09)
McKenna taps a loose ball in the centre to Zaharakis who hits Hooker leading to 40m on a slight angle. Hooker shoots low and into the goalpost. (Q4 18:48)
Green sharks a Weitering handball at the hotspot and shoots, the ball drops to the square where Stewart brings the ball to ground for McDonald-Tipungwuti to rove and goal! (Q4 20:08)
McDonald-Tipungwuti has Hooker to mark untouched 40m out on a slight angle with Weitering out of position, but Hooker misses again. (Q4 21:09)
Hooker marks again at much the same distance as his last two misses, this time he gets it on line for the go-ahead goal. (Q4 24:39)
3:03 left at the next centre bounce. (Q4 24:39)
2:32, ball in on the wing. (Q4 25:39)
Gibbs to Simpson for the kick inside 50m, Casboult beats Hartley to mark 20m out on the flank. This is the sort of set shot that tests Levi’s technique… he misses badly. (Q4 26:09)
Ball in on the Blue HFF, 1:24. (Q4 27:13)
Heppell clears, Stewart beats Marchbank and has McDonald-Tipungwuti running back to the hotspot to bang through the sealer! (Q4 27:47)
1:01 left and it’s 2017 so anything can still happen. (Q4 28:14)
Stewart is caught HTB o the wing, Murphy plays on to Lamb at half forward, he tries a pass but Simpson can’t mark, ball up, 30 seconds left. (Q4 29:15)
Kerridge kicks blind inside 50 but Hurley is the rock as usual, he marks in relief to ice it. (Q4 29:15)

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