Blog log from R2 of 2018: Fremantle vs Essendon

Banfiled clears from the first centre bounce, the crumb falls to the pocket for Taberner who tries his luck from 25m on the boundary… home crowd goes wild, first goal! (Q1 0:16)
Mundy roves a Taberner contest to a Fyfe centre clearance to the hotspot, he gives wide to Cerra who rolls a snap wide. (Q1 1:47)
Cerra marks in the pocket 25m out but misses. (Q1 2:52)
Neale kicks high and aimless towards CHF but Hurley drops the mark, Mundy roves and snaps on the turn for another one! (Q1 3:49)
Parish feeds Smith who has an acre to run down the wing, he reaches 45m on the flank and sails through the first Bomber goal. (Q1 6:12)
Fyfe marks a long Wilson ball from the wing behind a pack 40m out on a slight angle, Langford failing to spoil. Fyfe goals. (Q1 12:16)
Green roves a Daniher contest on the HFF and goes inboard to Begley 35m out on a slight angle. Begley’s set shot is a little rightish but sneaks in for a goal. (Q1 18:15)
Bellchambers roves and goals from near the behind line. (Q1 20:25)
Hooker gives inside to Green in some space 20m out, he snaps across the body for another one for Essendon. (Q1 22:56)
Ballantyne passes to McCarthy 40m out near the boundary on the end of a rebound around the outer wing. McCarthy kicks truly, Dockers hit the lead. (Q1 28:13)
Wilson streams up the guts and delivers a nice pass to Walters 35m out on a slight angle. Son-Son goals. (Q2 1:18)
Smith catches Bradley Hill HTB at half forward and pokes a pass to Heppell 40m out on a slight angle. Hep-D kicks truly. (Q2 3:03)
Hooker strips Hamling in a tackle at the top of the Don goalsquare, Green is there to hoover and snap his second goal. (Q2 6:32)
Daniher marks outside CHF, plays on and kicks OOTF much to the delight of the purple-clad fans. (Q2 8:06)
Mundy smothers a Brown handball and the ball ricochets for Taberner who immediately snaps around the corner from 30m on the flank… it’s good! (Q2 12:33)
Brayshaw feeds Langdon for a run around the boundary to the pocket, he centres to Ballantyne who marks over Saad at the hotspot and goals. (Q2 14:18)
Langdon snaps off a step from near CHF and it’s another one for the Dockers. (Q2 20:21)
Green has Stewart one out with Ryan in the square on a fast break, Ryan spoils but the crumb falls over the back for Stewart to volley home. (Q2 23:25)
Ballantyne goes back with the flight to clunk a McCarthy ball to the pocket 30m out, despite a strong challenge by Brown. Balla goes with the J curve set shot, but doesn’t score. (Q2 25:19)
Goddard’s clearance to the HBF is broken up, Brayshaw gives to Mundy for a snap off a step from 40m that goes across the face. (Q2 25:49)
Ballantyne roves a Sandilands contest to a Brayshaw ball to the hotspot, he gives to Walters who snaps wide. (Q2 26:21)
An encroachment 50m penalty against Sandilands brings Stewart from wing to 45m on a slight angle, he misses. (Q2 28:34)
Mundy draws a holding free on Hartley 40m out on a slight angle to boot the first goal of Q3. (Q3 1:06)
Hooker misses off a step from 50m on a slight angle. (Q3 2:09)
Ballantyne marks at half forward, plays on and finds Cerra to mark untouched 20m in front on the end of a rebound up the guts. Cerra kicks his first goal in senior footy. (Q3 3:36)
Walters is droppage by Bellchambers after kicking inside 50, downfield free to Taberner 45m out on a slight angle, he kicks his third goal. (Q3 5:32)
Heppell turns the ball over by hand on the last line to Taberner his blind handball to the top of the square goes eventually to Matera who hits the post under pressure. (Q3 9:06)
Fyfe has a chance off a step from just outside CHF but shoots OOTF. (Q3 11:52)
McDonald-Tipungwuti roves a Begley contest in the pocket and gives back to Begly for a poke kick to the top of the square where Stewart marks and goals. (Q3 16:06)
Neale’s pressured handball near defensive hotspot goes to ground, Green misses on the turn. (Q3 17:38)
McDonald-Tipungwuti smothers the Stephen Hill kick in, mops up and goals! Oh dear! (Q3 18:21)
Crowden marks a Blakely ball 55m out in front, plays on and misses. (Q3 20:04)
Bradley Hill runs free towards CHF, Dockers everywhere inside 50 but his kick goes wide, then Matera gets smothered and Ballantyne shoots wide from 15m. Wasted opportunity. (Q3 22:06)
Wilson kicks high inside 50, Heppell drops the mark then catches Matera around the neck. Matera lines up from 40m on a slight angle, and makes no mistake with the set shot. (Q3 23:36)
Hurley passes to the lead of Hooker 45m out on the flank on a switch play. Hooker gives off to Hurley who shoots OOTF. (Q3 25:37)
Wilson misses a long set shot from the HFF. (Q3 27:58)
Smith scoots through central midfield with two bounces and passes short to Daniher just right of true CHF. Daniher, who has been very quiet, misses this one. (Q4 1:32)
Ryan starts a rebound from the BP, the ball goes through the hands of Fyfe, Mundy, then a give by Bradley Hill for Langdon to run over half forward and goal from 40m in front. (Q4 3:48)
Cerra marks a short Bradley Hill ball from midfield to 40m out on a slight angle. He kicks truly, that heralds the start of junk time. (Q4 4:48)
Daniher strips Langdon in a tackle at the Bomber hotspot, Langford plays on to advantage and rolls through a goal to little reaction. (Q4 6:22)
Begley roves a Hooker contest at the hotspot but misses on the turn under a tackle. (Q4 7:17)
Heppell marks strongly in front of Walters 45m out on a slight angle, but doesn’t score. (Q4 10:29)
Zaharakis passes to Begley 30m out on the flank, his set shot is a pretty picture. Four kicks in it, still over 12 minutes to go. (Q4 11:49)
After a series of repeat inside 50s, finally Fremantle delivers the killer blow with Stephen Hill sailing through a mid-range snap. (Q4 17:28)
Taberner reaches over Brown to mark a Bradley Hill ball to the top of the square, four goals for him. (Q4 20:08)
Mundy snaps wide from the pocket. (Q4 22:31)
Hooker kicks a junk time goal from a set shot. (Q4 23:02)
Stringer uses his strength to break a tackle on the wing and gives to McKenna who lets fly from 55m on a slight angle for a nice goal. (Q4 26:29)
Bellchambers goals from near CHF. Three kicks in it, 1:41 left. (Q4 28:32)
Fyfe marks a centring Ballantyne ball over Heppell 20m out in front for a miss in the last minute. (Q4 30:03)

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