Blog log from R9 of 2018: Essendon vs Geelong

Blicavs is pinged for a throw on the wing. This results in Goddard spotting up McKernan who leads well into space. From 50 he kicks the first! (Q1 5:36)
GHawkins shrugs off a Goddard tackle and rolls one toward goal from 40. He misses. (Q1 9:03)
McKernan comes from the side but just can’t grab Heppell’s quick kick inside 50. He gathers and tries a snap but misses. (Q1 10:01)
Essendon send it back inside 50 after the kick in. It goes to Stringer who brings it to ground against 2 Cats. McKernan soccers it off the ground for his second! (Q1 10:34)
Duncan receives a free kick in the centre and goes long. Selwood gathers the ground ball and his quick snap misses. (Q1 12:18)
Blicavs is pinged HTB after a strong tackle by Baguley. Then he gives away a 50 metre penalty for throwing the ball away! Baguley slots a gimme. (Q1 14:53)
McKernan receives a free kick after being caught high by Dangerfield in a ruck contest. From 50 out on the flank he kicks his third! (Q1 18:36)
Baguley receives a free kick for a high tackle. He goes long from 50 out and it gets fisted over for a behind. (Q1 20:36)
Saad sends a long kick inside 50 where Tipungwuti does well to contest with Blicavs. Clarke receives and gives to Heppell who snaps one through from 30! (Q1 23:33)
Stewart puts it inside 50 where Hooker is pushed under the flight of the ball. Hawkins gives off to Crameri who goals from 30. (Q1 25:50)
Geelong works it well by foot down the wing. The long kick inside 50 draws a free kick for a hold on Dangerfield. From 30 out he slots it. (Q1 31:05)
Fantasia roves a contest on the wing to win possession. The Dons go forward and with an open forward line, find Stringer with no opponent. He goes over the top and Stewart taps in. (Q2 2:55)
McDonald-Tipungwuti roves a 2 on 1 contest on the wing and spots up Fantasia on the lead. From 50 out he goals! (Q2 5:04)
Some great pressure causes Selwood to give the ball up to Heppell. He gives to Merrett who finds McKernan 20 out. He kicks his fourth! (Q2 6:24)
Goddard spoils Selwood at half forward and McDonald-Tipungwuti roves. He gives to McKenna and his shot from 50 just misses. (Q2 8:24)
The Dons go right down the guts and with a couple of kicks, find Bellchambers between 2 Cats! From 30 out he misses. (Q2 9:53)
Guelfi receives a free kick for a hold against Kolodjashnij. From 45 out he kicks the first of his career! (Q2 13:53)
A Gregson on Ridley contest in the Geelong 50 results in Ablett receiving a handball 30 out. He snaps on the run but misses. (Q2 19:42)
Stewart is spotted with a precise kick on the flank. He centres to McDonald-Tipungwuti who marks strongly with a Cat closing him down. His shot from 40 misses. (Q2 23:41)
The Cats get the centre clearance following the first bounce. Selwood advances from the stoppage and receives the handball. He shoots from 30 but hits the base of the post. (Q3 1:21)
Stewart is pinged for deliberate with the free kick going to Smith. His banana from 40 misses. (Q3 2:44)
Ambrose finds McKernan who marks on the lead in front of Henry. From 40 out on the flank he misses. (Q3 3:50)
Henry and McKernan are the only 2 in the Essendon 50 and Baguley finds McKernan with a great kick to his advantage. His shot from a tight angle is a behind. (Q3 6:08)
Fantasia finds Ridley with a fantastic tap and his quick kick inside 50 finds Stewart. From 45 out his set shot is a behind. (Q3 9:17)
McKenna breaks from a stoppage in the middle of the ground. He runs to 50 and has a ping but it rolls through for a point. (Q3 12:01)
Murdoch receives a free kick for a hold against McKenna. He misses the resulting set shot from 30 out. (Q3 13:06)
Crameri marks on the flank and gives off to Dangerfield. He takes a long bomb from 55 and slots it! (Q3 14:22)
Laverde finds Fantasia on the flank with a beauty. He goes long where it comes off hands to Smith. He rolls one towards goal but it stops on the line! Rushed through. (Q3 17:52)
Stewart gives it up to McDonald-Tipungwuti at half back and he finds Fantasia in space 40 out. He goes back and slots the goal. (Q3 24:46)
Gregson receives a free kick for a push in the back against Ambrose. His snap from the boundary misses. (Q4 5:32)
Baguley puts one around the body to the hot spot. Stringer gets up high and marks over Gregson. From 30 out he slots the goal. (Q4 9:30)
Laverde goes long to the flank where Stringer takes a strong contested mark. He goes back and feigns a shot but goes to McKernan in the pocket. From 30 McKernan misses. (Q4 13:15)
Taylor puts it inside 50 towards Blicavs. Ablett and Blicavs share it. Blicavs gets it back and wheels around to take a shot from 45. He misses. (Q4 14:02)
Ridley goes backwards but misses the target. Parsons collects the loose ball and gives to Hawkins. From 40 out Hawkins rolls it through for a goal. (Q4 16:36)
Saad bursts through the middle and passes to Baguley. He gives off to a passing McKenna who runs to 60 and shoots toward an open goal. It rolls through! (Q4 18:08)
Hawkins gets acres of space on Hooker and marks 40 out. He goes short to Selwood. From 40 out on the flank he slots a consolation goal. (Q4 18:18)
Parsons marks 55 out running back with the flight. With nothing ahead of him he gives to Gregson. He runs to 40 and shoots but only manages a behind. (Q4 22:38)
Stewart spears one in to Hawkins who juggles the mark against Hooker. From 35 out he kicks the goal. (Q4 25:26)
Dangerfield spots up Hawkins after the Dons turn it over coming out of defence. From 40 out on the flank he kicks his third of the quarter. (Q4 26:56)

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