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Blog log from R16 of 2018: Melbourne vs Fremantle

Blog log for Melbourne vs Fremantle, R16 of 2018

Hogan marks a Lewis kick 40m out on the flank in front of Hamling, but misses. (Q1 1:29)
Viney roves a Tom McDonald contest 20m out and gives to Spargo who shoots OOTF. (Q1 3:08)
Hogan misses from the pocket after a turnover by foot by Banfield at half back. (Q1 3:51)
Hibberd runs down the wing and hits Hogan 45m out on a slight angle in front of Cerra, already his fourth mark but again he misses. (Q1 4:56)
Langdon gives to Sheridan who has time to steady over a snap from 45m on the flank, that’s the first goal to the Dockers after Melbourne owned the first five minutes! (Q1 6:50)
Petracca misses with a highly pressured snap from 20m. (Q1 8:05)
Hogan gets a free for a block by Kersten 20m out on a slight angle, he finally boots his first goal of the evening. (Q1 9:06)
Stretch catches Sheridan HTB 45m out on a slight angle but misses. (Q1 15:35)
Oilver drops a mark near CHF, Bradley Hill roves but Petracca claims him HTB 45m out. The set shot drifts right. (Q1 18:35)
Mundy intercepts a Jetta kick across half back, he has time and space to waltz to 35m in front and steer through the goal to level the scores. (Q1 20:05)
Melksham roves a loose ball at the top of the goalsquare and uses the momentum from a slinging tackle by Ryan to kick his first goal. (Q1 22:45)
Gawn down to Angus Brayshaw at the next centre bounce, he lets fly from near the point of the centre square but it’s just wide. (Q1 23:22)
The kick in doesn’t clear the HBF but Hibberd misses a long snap. (Q1 23:53)
Tom McDonald flies over Hamling and marks a Melksham pass from midfield next to the hotspot, but he shanks it wide. (Q1 26:20)
Neal-Bullen gets a free on the wing plus 50m on Bradley Hill for timewasting, but hits the post from near the hotspot. (Q2 2:37)
Oliver roves at the hotspot but snaps wide. (Q2 11:01)
Walters brings some bright finishing quality to a rather dour affair with a gather and snap at full tilt off the left boot running to the pocket to goal from 20m. (Q2 14:18)
Hogan gathers in the pocket and gives to Petracca who chooses to handball to Jones at the hotspot, not the cleanest give but Jones makes it look good with the goal. (Q2 16:08)
Garlett says anything Sonny can do I can do better as he roves a Hogan contest at the hotspot and checksides a trademark flashy finish. Go Jeffie! (Q2 17:23)
Salem misses a snap from the HFF. (Q2 18:22)
Petracca bounces off the goalpost, his snap is smothered but Garlett toepokes the crumb home… but after video review it is ruled that the ball touched the post in Trac’s hands. (Q2 20:04)
Spargo passes to Tom McDonald deep in the pocket 25m out who plays on for his first goal. (Q2 23:08)
Gawn takes a big pack mark 20m out on a slight angle but sprays it, not unusually for big Maxy. (Q2 24:41)
Cox marks on the boundary 25m out and threads the needle to give the Dockers some hope. (Q2 30:11)
Angus Brayshaw misses a mid-range snap after a stoppage. (Q3 2:47)
Lewis misses a long-range snap. (Q3 9:38)
Langdon roves a Bradley Hill contest with Jetta at the hotspot and snaps a grubber, but Jetta gets back to the square to rush it. (Q3 10:32)
Cerra gives away a 50m penalty to bring Oliver from wing to the top of the square for an easy goal. (Q3 12:55)
Salem and Neale spoil each other at CHF for Melbourne, Salem keeps his feet to crumb and shoot from 40m for a nice goal. (Q3 18:58)
Tom McDonald passes to Oliver 25m out on the flank on a fast break rebound around members wing, Oliver eventually plays on and kicks the goal. (Q3 21:00)
Stephen Hill passes from the HFF to 20m out on a slight angle. Cox draws a free for a block by Hibberd and steers through his second goal. (Q3 26:07)
Lewis gives away a 50m penalty to Sheridan for elbowing Walters in the guts after Sheridan had marked, Sheridan goals from 40m on a slight angle. (Q3 29:01)
Gawn gets a ruck free on Darcy for a slight push just before the 3QT siren. Max lines up from 30m on the flank, runs in right and shoots straight, much to his relief. (Q3 33:16)
Fritsch misses a mid-range snap. (Q4 1:26)
Stretch hits the lead up from the square of Neal-Bullen with a kick from half forward to the hotspot. But ANB hits the left goalpost. (Q4 2:27)
Darcy bounces a snap from CHF wide. (Q4 5:04)
Neal-Bullen gives to Spargo for a goal from the square, a bit more pressured than would qualify for a Joe the Goose, but the Demons worked well by hand through the Freo defence. (Q4 6:03)
Gawn sets up Harmes for a snap from 45m in front, that one sails through as well. We are now well into junk time. (Q4 8:16)
Stretch baulks clear and shoots from 50m on a slight angle, that one skis across the face. (Q4 9:14)
Neal-Bullen pilfers the footy from Giro near CHF, baulks clear and goals from 40m. (Q4 11:44)
Garlett gives to Melksham who misses with a snap across the body off the left boot from 40m on a slight angle. (Q4 13:15)
Oliver passes to Hogan leading from the square to the hotspot for a regulation goal, that combination is going to be very lucrative for Melbourne in years to come. (Q4 16:42)
Walters leaps over Hibberd to mark near the hotspot for some smelly junk. (Q4 22:50)
Spargo marks at half forward on a fast play, dithers and then goes to Petracca 30m out on the flank. Trac misses. (Q4 27:52)

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