Blog log from R9 of 2018: Carlton vs Melbourne

Kreuzer marks 40m out on the flank and misses. (Q1 3:42)
Lamb dithers on the wing and is claimed, Gawn sharks his handball and gives to Hannan who hits Hogan on the flank 40m out, he misses. (Q1 6:15)
Melksham draws a contact free playing in front of O’Shea 25m out on a slight angle going for a Jones ball, he punches through the first goal of the afternoon. (Q1 10:12)
Kreuzedr grabs the ball out of ruck on the HFF and pumps it forward, Hibberd fumbles the crumb and his man Lamb pounces to volley home from the square! (Q1 13:13)
O’Shea gets pinged for an arm hold on Fritsch at the hotspot as they go for a Viney centre clearance kick. Fritsch kicks the goal as the Blue fans boo lustily. (Q1 14:58)
Spargo misses a set shot from 30m on the flank. (Q1 16:38)
Petracca marks a short Vince ball in front of Fisher at the hotspot, after Thomas gets in trouble trying to run out of defence. But Trac shanks it OOTF. (Q1 18:00)
McKay marks a Wright ball to the top of the square, a 50m penalty for late contact by Hibberd ensures the goal. (Q1 25:28)
Neal-Bullen clears from the next centre bounce to the square where Tom McDonald marks over Jones for the instant reply. (Q1 25:59)
Salem roves a Hogan contest near the hotspot but screws his snap wide. (Q1 29:02)
McKay catches Smith HTB 40m out in front just before the QT siren, he kicks into Gawn on the mark but the ump says it’s encroachment, 50m penalty and easy goal! (Q1 30:44)
Smith sets up Viney for a set shot from 35m out on a slight angle, he steers through the first goal of Q2. (Q2 3:07)
Melksham gallops through the centre circle and gives to Tom McDonald who has Petracca over the back to mark 15m out in front for another one for Melbourne. (Q2 5:56)
Cripps flies in front of Lever and holds the mark with the Demon deciding not to punch, to his detriment. The Blue lines up from 35m on a slight angle, but misses. (Q2 9:22)
Tom McDonald spoils a Zac Fisher kick across midfield, then sprints forward to mark a pass by Melksham 30m out on the flank for another goal for the Demons. (Q2 11:52)
Tom McDonald runs onto a loose ball and into the open goal on the end of another fast rebound play by the red and the blue, Melksham it was with the long ball over the top. (Q2 17:37)
Fisher runs down the wing, reaches 45m on the flank and lets fly, it’s not the prettiest kick but it swerves through for a much-needed goal for Carlton. (Q2 19:37)
Neal-Bullen restarts the Demon party with a snap goal after Gawn gives outside of a pack at the hotspot. (Q2 21:07)
Hogan gives over the top of congestion for Melksham to run into the open goal after another centre clearance win to Melbourne. (Q2 22:03)
Cripps chips in front of Lewis to mark a calamitous kick across the backline from Vince, he goals from near the hotspot. (Q2 24:03)
Tom McDonald stays behind a pack going for a Hogan ball to the hotspot, the crumb falls perfectly for him to turn and boot his third goal of the quarter! (Q2 26:18)
Melksham mops up a smothered inside 50 kick by Lewis, snaps on the turn off a step from 40m on a slight angle and sails through the first goal of Q3, ominously. (Q3 0:44)
Fritsch marks on the line in front of Simpson and boots his second goal. (Q3 2:14)
Spargo kicks to bare turf in the pocket on a fast break, Petracca taps to Melksham who does the rest off the left boot from 20m in front. (Q3 5:44)
This is such a procession that the crowd have started waving tiny Union Jack flags. (Q3 5:59)
Viney kicks long from the wing on a slow play, Smith flies in front of the big pack to mark 30m out on a slight angle but misses. (Q3 7:59)
Neal-Bullen roves a pack at the hotspot and grubbers through another one for the rampant Dees. (Q3 9:05)
Gawn gets rid of Kreuzer and marks a Fritsch ball from the HFF to the square for another one. And the court of King Caractacus was just passing by. (Q3 10:59)
Another Demon centre clearance, Neal-Bullen snaps another one after a feed by Hogan from CHF to 40m on a slight angle. (Q3 12:29)
Dow snaps OOTF from half forward, drawing some Bronx cheers from the merry Melbourne crew. (Q3 14:03)
Lamb converts a set shot from 50m on a slight angle. (Q3 16:05)
Hogan gathers a loose ball in the pocket and centres to the hotspot for Harmes to dive and mark at the hotspot, he joins the party with a goal. (Q3 18:00)
Hannan misses a long snap after the next centre bounce. (Q3 19:49)
Kreuzer gets a blocking free on Gawn but misses from 25m on a slight angle. (Q3 27:42)
Hogan gives to Nathan Jones for a snap on the run from 45m on a slight angle, that one bounces through. (Q3 29:05)
Mad scramble in the Blues FP, Murphy soccers through a goal from 10m. (Q3 31:57)
Melksham wheels onto the left at half forward and kicks over the hotspot to Hannan on the opposite flank, who goals from 20m. (Q4 4:15)
Salem runs through midfield and kicks to the hotspot, the ball bounces past Thomas to Melksham to snap goal number five from the top of the square. (Q4 6:04)
Gawn gets a free on O’Shea for contact as he leads to 40m on a slight angle. This sort of range is not normally big Maxy’s go… but he swerves this one through. (Q4 8:21)
Tom McDonald marks a long Brayshaw ball from the wing to the hotspot and gives to Hannan to run into the open goal. (Q4 11:21)
Neal-Bullen boots his fourth goal, it’s very easy stuff now. (Q4 15:07)
Nathan Jones roves on the HFF and passes to Spargo 25m out on a slight angle, who misses. (Q4 17:31)
Oliver plays on into the open goal after a free in the pocket for Hannan mowing down a dithering Rowe. (Q4 19:01)
Murphy passes short to O’Brien 45m out on the flank, who hits the post. (Q4 23:22)
Hogan draws a free on Kerridge for a goal from the hotspot, his first in the last minute of the game. (Q4 27:22)
Tom McDonald marks 45m out on the flank just before the full time siren, he misses. (Q4 28:46)

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