Blog log from R22 of 2017: Melbourne vs Brisbane

Walker marks a Zorko ball 30m out on the flank and misses, after a quiet start by both teams. (Q1 2:12)
Hogan marks a Jones ball on a fast break and gives a Joe the Goose special to Pedersen to goal from the square, just evading two Lions. (Q1 6:31)
Witherden is pinged for holding Hannan after disposal in a pack 40m out on a slight angle. Hannan misses. (Q1 8:29)
Rockliff passes to Hipwood near the boundary within range, he plays on and centres to Gardiner on the opposite side 30m out on a slight angle. Gardiner kicks the first Lion goal. (Q1 16:02)
Hogan marks a long Petracca ball from the HFF to the corridor 20m out untouched, with Andrews outpositioned on a fast play. He kicks his first goal of the afternoon. (Q1 22:52)
Bastinac marks 35m out on the flank and kicks OOTF. (Q1 24:11)
Pedersen has a moment to snap from 35m on the flank but his snap is too low and marked on the line by Rich. (Q1 26:06)
Dayne Beams marks 45m out on the flank from the resultant rebound, assisted by a 50m penalty against Hannan. The Brisbane captain kicks long, straight and true. (Q1 27:03)
Garlett plays on to advantage after a free to Hogan, he runs down the flank and misses badly from 25m. (Q1 28:20)
After the shot, Dayne Beams starts a wrestle and melee which gifts Garlett a free and 50m penalty for a certain goal. (Q1 28:51)
After another vlearance by Zorko, Hipwood marks on the HFF and goes towards the boundary for Rockliff to mark 35m out. Rocky threads the needle, scores level again. (Q2 1:39)
Zorko zooms onto the Martin ruck tap wide of a stoppage at the top of the square, Melksham tackles but he gets the snap off from 15m to wobble through! (Q2 6:14)
Hogan dives to mark a quick Melksham ball from outside CHF to 40m on a slight angle for his second goal. (Q2 9:22)
Bastinac passes to Hipwood on the HFF after the next centre bounce, Wagner encroaches to give away 50m and the easy goal from the square. (Q2 10:40)
Pedersen marks at the hotspot on the end of a flowing Melbourne move, but hooks it left. (Q2 12:40)
Hogan juggles and marks a Garlett ball from the HFF to the square over Andrews for goal number three, after the Demons clear from a stoppage in the centre. (Q2 15:55)
Pedersen handballs to space in front of Garlett on a fast break down the flank, Jeffie gathers but Gardiner mows him down, rushed behind. (Q2 18:26)
Harmes sticks out the left mitt and marks an errant Brayshaw snap near the behind post and centres to Melksham 40m out on the flank. Melksham hits the post. (Q2 21:10)
Petracca stands up in a tackle at a ball up 20m out and gives to Melksham who throws the ball on the boot for the goal. (Q2 22:36)
After about five minutes of repeat inside 50s for the Demons, the Lions finally make the great escape and bumble their way forward, Hipwood gives a Joe the Goose to Barrett, goal! (Half Time)
That goal came just before the HT siren. (Half Time)
Jones centres from the pocket to Vince to mark in front of Taylor 40m out on a slight angle. Vince kicks the first goal of Q3. (Q3 1:38)
Pedersen flies in front of a pack and marks a Gawn ball 25m out on a slight angle for his second miss. (Q3 4:55)
Dayne Beams intercepts a Vince kick in 40m out on the flank and makes him pay with a goal. (Q3 7:55)
After Rich gets caught in possession, Garlett marks a short Neal-Bullen ball near the hotspot and makes no mistake with the set shot. (Q3 10:26)
Pedersen again flies sideways across a pack and marks 20m out on a slight angle, and this time gets his second goal. (Q3 15:26)
Harmes runs up the wing and passes to Hogan at the hotspot for another one. It’s one way traffic at this point, Brisbane under the pump. (Q3 16:53)
Wagner marks 45m out on a slight angle but misses the lot. (Q3 20:56)
Bastinac marks an errant Walker snap from the HFF on the behind line and kicks the goal to stop the rot. (Q3 21:57)
McStay takes a pack screamer on the wing and goes quickly to Dayne Beams 40m out on a slight angle. Beams just squeezes the set shot inside the left goalpost. Lions still in it! (Q3 25:11)
Hannan kicks OOTF with a tough set shot from the HFF. (Q3 27:26)
Hibberd gathers a loose ball at half forward, holds off a tackler with the left hand and pokes a pass to Hogan 20m out on the flank. Hogan boots his fifth goal. (Q3 29:26)
Taylor baulks away from Vince on the wing on a fast break, has Walker over the back but misses him with the long ball that dribbles for a point. (Q4 1:29)
Melksham gives to Petracca who turns and shoots from near the point of the centre square… sails through for the first goal of Q4! (Q4 2:48)
The Demons boss the next centre bounce, the long Hannan ball favours Hogan to mark behind McStay 10m out and boot goal number six. (Q4 3:33)
Jones gives to Harmes who rolls through another one from mid range, Demons are in control now! (Q4 5:34)
Rich misses a quick snap from distance. (Q4 7:01)
Allison marks 50m out on a slight angle, gets on with the set shot and kicks his first goal in senior footy with a big help from a Walker shepherd on the line. (Q4 9:13)
Rockliff mops up a long Zorko ball and gives to McCluggage for a goal from 20m on a fast break. (Q4 12:22)
Rockliff uses his strength to bullock Hunt out of the fall of a Barrett ball near the hotspot to mark and goal. (Q4 15:33)
McCLuggage gives a Joe the Goose to Close for another one after a rebound up the guts from half back, Brisbane are back within a couple of kicks now! (Q4 18:39)
Crumb from a pack on the wing falls towards the Melbourne goals, Pedersen is first to it, he runs down the flank ahead of Close to 40m and swings through the big goal! (Q4 22:39)
Walker gathers and just gets the boot to ball to kick a goal from the square to leave the difference at seven points with 1:51 left. (Q4 26:48)
Secondary ball up in the centre, 1:44. (Q4 27:19)
Jones clears, Brayshaw kicks inside 50 but the Lions converge, ball up 35m out, 1:15. (Q4 27:51)
Witherden holds the jumper of Hannan chasing the crumb, Hannan lines up from 35m on a slight angle and passes instead of shooting. That’ll do, Demons will win. (Q4 28:49)
The pass went to Brayshaw 40m out on the flank, who does take the shot and goals. (Q4 29:34)

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