Blog log from R22 of 2017: Gold Coast vs Essendon

Brooksby gets a contact free in a marking contest 45m out on the flank, his set shot falls short, Swallow roves and misses. (Q1 1:01)
Wright marks 50m out on the flank and roosts a fantastic set shot straight over the goal umpire’s hat for the first of the evening. (Q1 5:05)
Ainsworth is over the back of a Wright contest to mark a long Hall ball from the wing 25m out, turn and run into the open goal. (Q1 10:34)
Zaharakis intercepts May at half forward and goes quickly to Begley 40m out on a slight angle. Begley’s first kick in the seniors is a goal. (Q1 13:11)
Begley runs free and passes long from the wing to Stewart at the hotspot for the second Essendon goal. (Q1 16:14)
Begley passes from outside CHF after the next centre bounce, Stewart dives and marks again 15m out on a slight angle to repeat the dose. (Q1 17:31)
Laverde roves a Stewart contest to another Begley inside 50 kick, he hits the post from 20m. (Q1 19:34)
Green goes short to Begley just inside 50m on a slight angle, teammates tell him to take the shot so he does… and kicks goal number two! (Q1 21:34)
Martin ducks the head for a ground ball at the hotspot but is paid a free on Ambrose just before the QT siren. He kicks truly. (Qtr Time)
Merrett catches Rosa HTB in the centre and goes to Hooker to mark in front of Leslie 40m out on the flank. Hooker hoofs it left. (Q2 14:00)
Hallahan roves at half forward and passes to Schoenfeld 35m out on the flank who delivers a nice set shot for a goal. (Q2 17:01)
Hanley runs through midfield after the next centre bounce and passes short to Ainsworth 40m out in the corridor. Ainsworth doesn’t make the distance, Bombers clear. (Q2 18:16)
Swallow is front and centre for a Hall ball to Martin 40m out on the flank, he screws through a quality snap to put the Suns in front, all of a sudden! (Q2 19:16)
Laverde gives to Green who misses a very easy snap from 20m under no pressure, after McKenna had smothered Harbrow at half back to start a fast break. (Q2 20:48)
The Suns rebound coast to coast from the kick in around the outer wing, MacPherson is over the back to mark 20m out on the flank, has to go back for the set shot but goals. (Q2 21:31)
Green gets a handball at the hotspot, stumbles but manages to get the snap off before falling over into a Saad tackle… it’s good. (Q2 23:37)
McKenna has space to run from the wing, he takes four bounces across about 50m of running then kicks a dirty old mongrel from 25m on the flank that goes through! (Q2 25:45)
Parish roves a long Hartley ball to the hotspot and gives to McDonald-Tipungwuti but the HT siren sounds just before he runs into the open goal! (Q2 29:29)
Daniher tries a volley from 15m out but kicks OOTF. Bit lairish, that. (Q3 3:00)
Heppell roves a very high panic kick from half back by Leslie, runs to 45m on a slight angle and pops through a classy finish. (Q3 4:58)
Laverde gets a HTB free on Spencer in the pocket and centres to the hotspot where Hooker marks and goals. (Q3 6:14)
Ainsworth marks a Miller ball from the wing to 30m out on the flank, running behind Merrett. He kicks the goal to stop the rot. (Q3 9:55)
Begley marks a McDonald-Tipungwuti ball on the lead in front of May 40m out on the flank. He flushes the right goalpost. (Q3 15:44)
Goddard passes to Green 40m out on the flank, who runs in right and shoots right. (Q3 21:22)
Baguley clatters into Ainsworth after marking in the centre to give away an obvious 50m penalty. Ainsworth lines up from near the hotspot and kicks his third goal. (Q3 25:06)
McDonald-Tipungwuti has Hooker all on his own over the back on a fast break to waltz into the open goal for the first of Q4. (Q4 1:52)
Stewart marks a ball meant for Daniher 45m out on a slight angle, but misses. (Q4 3:15)
Daniher draws a holding free on May in the square for his first goal. (Q4 4:30)
Hooker marks a Zaharakis ball from the wing to 25m out in the pocket, but hits the post again. (Q4 6:45)
Parish grubbers a snap from 35m on the flank, it rolls past Spencer, did he get a touch before it went through? Video review inconclusive, ruled a goal. (Q4 15:45)
Hallahan gets a garbage time goal from a stoppage from the hotspot. (Q4 17:28)
Miller gives to May who misses from CHF after baulking. (Q4 18:47)
Martin misses a snap from the hotspot after a stoppage. (Q4 20:42)
McDonald-Tipungwuti marks a Heppell ball over the back and plays on to goal from 20m on a fast break. Suns are out of petrol tickets. (Q4 23:20)
Bellchambers misses a set shot from near CHF. (Q4 25:45)
Bellchambers misses from a stoppage near the hotspot. (Q4 27:32)
McDonald-Tipungwuti passes to Laverde who misses from 40m on a slight angle in the last minute. (Q4 29:46)

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