Blog log from R23 of 2017: Essendon vs Fremantle

McDonald-Tipungwuti juggles a Merrett ball in front of a pack in the pocket 20m out for the first goal. (Q1 2:27)
Stewart snaps the second Bomber goal from CHF after fending off. (Q1 3:14)
Bellchambers marks a Heppell ball over Collins at the hotspot for the next goal. It’s already a bit of a procession. (Q1 5:37)
Fyfe gets a free on Goddard near the hotspot and kicks the first Docker goal. (Q1 10:07)
Watson gets a free just outside the hotspot, the Don fans applaud lustily but then go aww when their hero Jobe misses. (Q1 13:07)
Tucker gives to Sheridan outside the pack following a stoppage at the hotspot, he screws through the goal. (Q1 18:38)
Mundy is pinged for a hold on Daniher as they wait for a McDonald-Tipungwuti ball to the corridor 40m out, bit red hot as they were both doing it. Daniher misses, footy gods smile. (Q1 21:08)
Daniher gets another soft contact free on the lead at the hotspot, this one on Hamling, and gets that one on line. His first of what is likely to be a bag today. (Q1 22:53)
Heppell is pinged for encroachment to bring Griffin from the centre circle to the hotspot after a mark, he goals. (Q1 28:33)
Myers prevents what looked like an easy fast break goal by tackling Tucker as he tries to mop up a long Kersten ball to space in an empty 50, just before the QT siren. (Qtr Time)
Watson roves Bellchambers at the hotspot but his snap is smothered, the ricochet goes straight to Merrett who screws through the goal. (Q2 1:22)
Daniher taps down to Merrett at the hotspot who repeats the dose. (Q2 2:27)
Taberner converts a set shot from near the hotspot to stop the rot, after marking in front of Hartley. (Q2 6:50)
Griffin is the rover for a long ball up the guts to Kersten at the hotspot, he runs like a treant into the open goal. (Q2 8:30)
Daniher marks a Parish ball 40m out on the flank after Begley intercepts on the wing. He misses. (Q2 14:16)
Daniher gets another shot from 40m on a slight angle after a Merrett pass, this time he boots goal number two. (Q2 15:40)
Taberner beats Hartley one out to mark with his left arm at the hotspot, but hits the post. (Q2 16:52)
Crozier goes low to win a footy in a pack 40m out on a slight angle, he gets the free for Colyer catching him high, but misses. (Q2 20:06)
Begley marks near the hotspot and boots his first goal. (Q2 25:21)
Daniher fumbles a long ball to space in the pocket, Ryan mops up but Daniher catches him HTB 20m out… then hits the post. (Q3 0:54)
Fyfe bounces through a lovely snap from a pack 35m out on the flank after a ball in. (Q3 3:58)
Hocking roves a Daniher contest and gives to Stewart who snaps across the body from 25m on the flank for the goal. (Q3 6:25)
Ballantyne marks 35m out on the flank and hits the post. (Q3 7:38)
Bennell marks over Baguley in the pocket but tries an inboard pass that doesn’t work, Dons clear. (Q3 9:18)
Sheridan sharks a highly pressured Kelly handball and gives to Cox in the pocket to run into the open goal. (Q3 10:53)
Griffin kicks from outside CHF to the hotspot, Sheridan is front and centre to crumb and goal! Dockers cut the lead to single figures. (Q3 12:08)
Laverde beats Weller to mark a Hocking ball from the HFF to near the top of the square for a settler for the Bombers. (Q3 14:33)
Merrett bombs long from outside CHF after the next centre bounce, gets dumped but the ball sails through for a goal anyway. (Q3 16:38)
Stewart bounces through a Daicos special from near the behind post after bumping Collins and roving a long Bellchambers ball. (Q3 18:24)
Watson feeds Merrett for a snap from the HFF that also sails through. Bomber fans have found their voices once again! (Q3 19:25)
Myers hits the post from a set shot from 45m near the boundary. (Q3 22:08)
Zaharakis passes to Hocking who goals from near CHF. (Q3 22:24)
Ballantyne roves a Taberner contest and bounces through a goal from the pocket from 20m, to scattered boos from the Home fans. (Q3 25:01)
Bennell roves and misses from a pack 35m out on a slight angle. (Q3 26:11)
Heppell misses a screwing set shot from 30m near the boundary. (Q3 29:43)
Laverde marks 45m out on a slight angle but shoots OOTF after the 3QT siren. (Q3 31:24)
Taberner marks a Bennell ball on the flank 35m out and kicks the first goal of Q4. (Q4 1:15)
Bennell baulks out of a tackle at a stoppage on the HFF and kicks a torpedo from 40m that sails through! (Q4 4:30)
Collins marks 45m out in the corridor, his set shot is a horrible shank hook but Crozier marks near the behind line and goal! (Q4 6:45)
Cox marks a Fyfe ball up the guts to 40m, decides to give off to Ballantyne under pressure but Balla is good enough to get the snap off for another one for Freo. They are coming! (Q4 11:08)
Begley marks near the point of the centre square, baulks around Collins and shoots from 45m on a slight angle… just wide. (Q4 12:59)
Merrett has a ping from 55 in front to an empty square… also wide. (Q4 13:09)
Bellchambers takes a pack mark on the wing and goes long to Daniher in a big pack at the hotspot, the crumb falls behind where Hocking roves and goals. (Q4 14:14)
Cox marks in the pocket 20m out and kicks OOTF, disappointingly. (Q4 15:45)
Stephen Hill centres from the pocket to a big pack 20m out in front, Cox takes a big grab and kicks truly. 7:51 left, two kicks in it. (Q4 17:14)
Stewart beats Johnson in a ground battle at half forward after McGrath clears from a stoppage on the wing, he fends and bounces through a big goal from 45m on a slight angle. (Q4 19:48)
Ryan just gets back to touch through a McDonald-Tipungwuti snap after a stoppage on the HFF. (Q4 21:17)
Stewart beats Hamling one on one to mark 45m out on the flank, but doesn’t score. (Q4 22:45)
Gleeson intercepts on the HBF to start an attack as the clock ticks towards 4:00. (Q4 24:01)
Taberner marks 35m out on the flank on a fast break, has options but goes back for the set shot himself… and misses badly. (Q4 25:16)
2:36 from the kick in, that might have been the last chance. (Q4 26:00)
Series of stoppages in midfield, Dockers running out of time. (Q4 27:19)
Stephen Hill beats Kelly in a ground battle at the hotspot but bounces a laconic snap into the goalpost. (Q4 29:13)

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