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Blog log from R2 of 2018: Brisbane vs Melbourne

Blog log for Brisbane vs Melbourne, R2 of 2018

Christensen receives in the forward 30 stoppage. The former Cat spins on a dime and bounces his snap into the post. (Q1 1:51)
Petracca launches long to the hot spot with an up and under. Gawn drops a mark reminiscent of last weeks late grab. Jones grabs the scraps and misses from 25. (Q1 6:14)
Hogan continues to run amok, this time launching himself at the contest unimpeded. Jesse takes the contested grab and nails the first from 25 on the slight via the set shot! (Q1 7:38)
Concerning for the Lions, Jesse was not picked up at that contest. Brisbane appear undermanned to deal with his physical presence. (Q1 8:50)
For those wondering, it is a traditional dewy night at the Gabba. (Q1 10:10)
Hodge produces the pressured turnover, hacking an effort that Garlett leaps to cut off. Jeff takes the mark and finishes truly from 45 on the flank! (Q1 12:10)
Walker takes it out of the contest and finds Mathieson on the lead with a wobbly punt. Rhys chips to Beams in scoring range, but Dayne misses the set shot from 45. (Q1 19:10)
Robertson is hunted with ball in hand and produces the turnover to Melksham. Jake grabs the handball and snaps his effort into the woodwork from 25. (Q1 23:24)
Jetta considers his options with ample time available, eventually chipping to the Hunt run. Jayden lines up from a step outside 50 and misses to the right hand side. (Q1 24:09)
Witherden produces the turnover from the kick in with an out on the full. Tyson is the recipient and darts it onto Neal-Bullen’s chest. Alex makes no mistake from 35 on the slight! (Q1 25:25)
Lewis flicks it off the deck and launches the scoring chain. Hibberd and Melksham link by foot before Hogan takes the easy grab outside the back of Andrews. Jesse goals from 25! (Q1 28:10)
Witherden makes the error through the corridor and Hunt gathers the ground ball. Jayden finds Fritsch with a dart and the second gamer nails it from the arc after the QT siren! (Qtr Time)
The Lions have their first of the night through Christensen! Allen wraps up Wagner and halts the pacy half back. He receives the free and makes no mistake from 35! (Q2 3:32)
Lewis gives away the deliberate out of bounds with a desperate fist under pressure. Walker takes the shot, but misses the snap from deep in the pocket. (Q2 6:16)
The Demons waltz from one end to the other. Taylor’s inside 50 error catches the Lions out and Hogan is the winner, kicking a simple major from point blank range unmarked! (Q2 8:29)
Garlett continues with remarkable efficiency, this time darting a pass to the hard running Jones inside 30. Nathan takes the chest mark unattended and finishes with ease! (Q2 15:12)
Beams and Bewick link by hand through the corridor. Rohan settles on the pass and finds Rayner out the back. Cameron shoots from 25 and snaps to the far side from the slight angle. (Q2 17:16)
The red and blue win it through an Oliver tackle and hits it boundary side. Garlett gathers in congestion and kicks a beauty from 35 with the right foot snap! (Q2 19:16)
Petracca and Pedersen put together two outstanding kicks with Cam hitting Hogan’s chest. Jesse lines up for his fourth but has his first blemish from 40 on the slight.
(Q2 23:29)
Brisbane enjoy their best passage tonight with four darts involved in the chain before Walker is found on the lead. Josh shoots from 50 on the flank and hits the woodwork. (Q2 27:02)
Hogan produces a terrific tackle to take down a pacing Cox. Jesse chips short and Bugg wins the free for tunneling. Tomas shoots from 45 on the flank and misses to the far side. (Q2 30:31)
Lester has the first shot of the second half as the Lions surge from the opening bounce. Ryan shoots from 40 on the flank and misses to the far side. (Q3 1:54)
Petracca marks out on the lead as the Demons have their first look at goal this half. Christian misses the opportunity to the left hand side from 40. (Q3 6:55)
The Dees continue to contain the ball inside the attacking arc and the ball is centralized to the hot spot. Jones gains the ground ball and sends it through from 25! (Q3 7:50)
Bewick throws the ball on the boot as the Lions win the half forward stoppage. The ball takes an unexpected bounce, evading the pack and bouncing through for a minor score. (Q3 11:36)
Zorko starts the play with a strong tackle off half back. The Lions pace off half back and Christensen receives a free against Jetta inside 50. Allen nails it from 35! (Q3 16:08)
Martin receives the free in the ruck contest against Pedersen for holding. Stefan is in shooting range but pulls it poorly to the near side from 35 on the flank. (Q3 18:07)
Zorko wins it at the coalface and feeds it wide to the unmarked Cox. Cedric receives, lines up and whacks it through post high from a step inside the arc! (Q3 20:07)
The Lions win it at the stoppage through Zorko once more. This time Dayne throws it on the boot at the open goal face. It bounces through for a minor. (Q3 23:50)
Cameron receives the free for high contact against Hunt in the marking contest. The former Crow shoots from 35 on the sharp angle and splits the middle! (Q3 25:20)
Wagner dabs the pass inside the arc and Oliver ghosts unattended to take the simple mark. He shoots from 35 on the flank and misses to the far side. (Q3 29:22)
Andrews forces it forward from the congestion but the handball falls to Jetta. In a rare chance for Neville to hit the scoreboard, the defender hits his effort to the wrong side. (Q3 31:48)
Taylor and Lever pace it out on the wing and Lewis wins the speed battle. He gathers off the deck and finds Cameron on the lead. Charlie goals from 35 on the flank! (Q4 4:23)
Walker brings the ball to ground in a three on one, allowing McCluggage to mop up at ground level. Hugh finds Cameron on the lead and Charlie kicks his second in a minute from 40! (Q4 6:38)
Zorko takes it out of the half forward stoppage and paces away with ball in hand. Dayne sets himself on the big sticks and nails it from 45! (Q4 9:41)
The Lions have got this one within one straight kick! (Q4 10:11)
Long ball to the top of the square and Christensen wins a free for holding against Lewis. Allen nails the shot in his milestone game to level the scores! (Q4 10:38)
The Demons led by as much as 7 goals midway through the third term! (Q4 11:40)
Jones wins it at the stoppage and sends it inside the arc. Hogan brings the ball to ground and Garlett roves superbly. He gathers and whacks it through from 25! (Q4 18:24)
Jetta gains the ball inside the stoppage and is wrapped up by the relentless Zorko. Dayne wins the free but misses the shot from 30 on the slight. (Q4 20:12)
Make that two in a row for the Dees as the Zorko miss proves vital. Melksham chips out the back and Garlett has his fourth! (Q4 21:11)
Gardiner knocks the pill into the path of Melksham as the Lions defend a stoppage. Jake gathers but misses the gilt edge opportunity from 25. (Q4 22:39)
Taylor flicks it off to Beams as the Lions surge forward from the kick in. Dayne settles on the shot but he misses the chance from 45 out, directly in front on the run. (Q4 23:39)
The Lions kick a much needed major to keep the contest alive. Lester wins it at ground level and flicks off to the hard run of Hipwood. Eric receives and kicks truly from 45! (Q4 24:52)
One straight kick the difference with just over 6 minutes to play! (Q4 25:39)
Garlett forces the turnover with a terrific spoil on the mark and delivers the ball into the gleeful arms of Hogan. Jesse turns and snaps it through from 20! (Q4 26:24)
McStay makes a poor error with a one handed attempted mark that leads to the turnover. Garlett is the recipient, but misses from 35 on the slight. (Q4 27:38)
Bewick dabs the pass to Hipwood who apparently did not hear the clear play on call.He eventually snapped it through from a minor score as another chance goes begging for the Lions! (Q4 29:10)
Hogan marks out the back and will have the opportunity to ice the game from deep in the pocket. He nails his fifth and the four points will be going to the travelling side! (Q4 29:39)
Petracca wins the hard ball and flicks wide to the hard running Melksham, deep in the forward pocket. The former Bomber shoots, missing to the near side. (Q4 30:54)
Fritsch produces a brilliant grab off the deck at full pace as the teams play out the final two minutes. Bailey immediately snapped from 25, just missing to the right. (Q4 33:27)
Oliver throws it on the boot and finds the chest of Fritsch prior to the final siren. Bailey kicks from 35 on the flank and goals as the Dees celebrate a hard fought victory! (Q4 34:41)

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