Blog log from R7 of 2018: Essendon vs Hawthorn

Bellchambers marks in front of a pack 35m out on the flank, reminiscent of Leo Barry in the same spot all those year ago. But he doesn’t score, eventually McEvoy rushes. (Q1 0:50)
Gunston roves an O’Meara ball to the hotspot but shoots wide off the right boot. (Q1 2:02)
Breust sharks a pressured Hurley handball in the pocket and goes quickly to the square where O’Meara marks over Goddard for the first goal. (Q1 6:00)
Gunston marks 40m out on the flank in front of Ambrose, his set shot slices wide right. (Q1 7:31)
Smith roves Bellchambers at a ball up near the hotspot but shoots wide. (Q1 9:24)
McDonald-Tipungwuti gathers a Daniher kick to grass on the HFF, gets corralled and finds Baguley 35m out on a slight angle for the first Bomber goal. (Q1 12:45)
Howe passes to Whitecross just inside 50 on a slight angle after the Hawks boss a stoppage on the opposite wing. Goddard rushes it on the line. (Q1 15:45)
Zaharakis goes long from outside CHF to Stewart deep in the pocket 15m out. Stewart tippytoes in and then shoots straight. (Q1 16:45)
Bruest wrestles with Goddard and then performs a party trick to mark with his right hand in the pocket 20m out. He has to go off with blood from his ear, Impey takes it and misses. (Q1 18:56)
Laverde roves a long Hooker ball to the pocket and gives to Praish who bounces through a goal from 25m off his left boot. (Q1 20:59)
Ambrose runs from the centre, breaks a Duryea arm tackle and launches from 55m on a slight angle… lands over the line and through! (Q1 22:15)
Hardwick intercepts on the wing and pumps the ball in just before the QT siren, Roughead brings the ball to ground for Isaac Smith to rove and bounce through the goal. (Qtr Time)
Bruest strips McKenna in a tackle, the crumb falls to the pocket where Roughead tries a skidding snap that rolls through from 20m! (Q2 1:54)
Stewart marks over Impey from a highly pressured dump kick from CHB by Hardwick, but misses. (Q2 9:40)
Whitecross mops up a touched snap from a stoppage in the pocket by Breust, swings onto the left boot and goals over the chasing Mutch. (Q2 16:06)
Chaos ball from the HFF for Essendon pitches near two contests in the square, Mutch gets there first to volley it home with a shepherd by Daniher. (Q2 18:41)
Laverde marks in a big pack near the hotspot, assisted by Stewart jumping all over Sicily. He shanks a behind, footy gods smile. (Q2 22:11)
Burgoyne passes from outside CHF to Whitecross 40m out on the flank, who kicks straight but too short, Goddard marks in relief. (Q3 5:28)
The Dons get in trouble trying to run out of defence through too many Hawks, Gunston eventually gets the HTB free on Goddard 40m out on the flank for the goal. (Q3 6:28)
O’Meara goes long to the top of the square where McKenna is out of position and gives away a soft free for front-on contact to Breust who kicks the go-ahead goal. (Q3 8:28)
Worpel catches Saad HTB on the HFF, he floats one to the pocket where Roughead drifts across the pack to mark 15m out and goal. (Q3 17:43)
Daniher encroaches to bring Sicily from behind the centre after marking to near CHF. Sicily roosts another one for the Hawks! (Q3 18:48)
Roughead releases Isaac Smith for a gallop down member’s wing, he is within range on the HFF but goes short to Impey 20m out on a slight angle. Impey makes no mistake. (Q3 21:57)
Whitecross catches Saad HTB 40m out on a slight angle, but misses. (Q3 24:00)
Morrison is not paid a mark over McGrath from a Whitecross kick from the HFF to the hotspot, plays on and hits the post. (Q3 27:11)
Hardwick bombs long to a pack at the hotspot from the HFF, Mitchell roves and goals just as the 3QT siren sounds… umps pay it! (Q3 29:54)
Breust marks an O’Meara ball to the pocket 30m out in front of Saad, after Burgoyne started the rebound around members wing. He misses. (Q4 0:17)
Sicily gathers a Bellchambers handball to green grass on the HFF, rides a tackle and goes short to Roughead 25m out on the flank. But Roughie misses. (Q4 3:13)
Burgoyne releases Shiels for a scoot up the guts from CHB, Goddard holds Breust off the play, long ball from CHF to Roughead who marks in the square and kicks off garbage time. (Q4 5:38)
Daniher wins a wrestle with Frawley to mark a long McGrath ball with his right hand in front of a pack 20m out in the corridor. He goals, belatedly. (Q4 7:33)
Roughead marks a Worpel ball in front of Hooker 35m out on the flank, but shoots across the face. (Q4 8:58)
O’Meara gives away a free for a push on Bellchambers, plus 50m for encroachment to ensure the garbage time goal. (Q4 11:13)
Hooker snaps another one for the Dons from a pack 40m out on a slight angle. (Q4 14:14)
McEvoy clunks a mark in a big pack 30m out on a slight angle and misses. (Q4 16:27)
McEvoy taps the kick in from CHF back inside 50, Worpel gives a lovely inside handball to Isaac Smith to ram through the sealer from 20m. (Q4 17:17)
Isaac Smith passes to Shiels near the hotspot, he kicks the junk time goal. (Q4 20:09)
Stewart marks a very short pass 45m out on the flank, but misses. (Q4 23:33)
Heppell receives from Ambrose on the HFF and goals off a step to polite applause from the few remaining Don supporters. (Q4 27:32)
Stewart passes to McDonald-Tipungwuti 40m out on a slight angle, who goals in the last minute. (Q4 29:33)
Daniher gets a set shot after the siren from 40m on the flank, but doesn’t score. (Q4 31:34)

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