Blog log from R20 of 2018: Hawthorn vs Essendon

Hardwick misses a target by foot on the wing, eventually Parish passes to McDonald-Tipungwuti 25m out on the flank and Walla boots the first goal of the afternoon. (Q1 0:48)
Stringer beats Brand to mark a Fantasia pass from half forward to the hotspot for his first goal. (Q1 4:59)
Merrett intercepts Shiels in midfield and goes quickly to Fantasia 30m out on the flank, who misses. (Q1 8:12)
Fantasia marks outside CHF and gives to McKenna to stream up the guts and let fly from 45m… wobbles through! Essendon officially has the jump. (Q1 11:17)
Zaharakis drops a Goddard pass to the HBF, Henderson mops up and gives to Gunston who misses from 45m. (Q1 13:02)
Gunston is in traffic on the HFF and performs a party trick blind kick over the shoulder for Henderson 40m out on the flank who slots the first Hawker goal. (Q1 16:13)
Burgoyne bombs long from the wing to a four-man pack on the HFF, the crumb falls over the back where Isaac Smith beats Goddard to run into the open goal. (Q1 18:07)
After a rushed behind the Hawks go coast to coast, Gunston gets a free on Hooker in the square and marked anyway, he plays on for the goal. (Q1 22:10)
Frawley is pinged for deliberate OOB under a Brown tackle, Baguley takes the free 25m out but misses. (Q1 23:41)
Morrison passes from the HFF to the pocket where Puopolo marks behind Goddard 20m out, he plays on but his screwing shot is too short and rebounded. (Q1 27:45)
Stringer feeds Baguley for a Joe the Goose special after marking a McDonald-Tipungwuti pass for the first goal of Q2. (Q2 2:27)
McDonald-Tipungwuti taps a crumb to McKenna for a snap from the HFF that sails through for his second goal. (Q2 3:45)
Stringer marks on the lead in front of Frawley 45m out near the boundary and splits the middle with a fabulous set shot. Dons are on! (Q2 5:43)
Gunston crumbs a Burgyone speculator from the HFF to a big pack at the hotspot, baulks out of the phonebox and snaps truly. (Q2 8:08)
Morrison spoils a kick across half back to Goddard then butters up and gives to Breust who grubbers the goal from 45m on the flank. (Q2 10:33)
Breust marks a Burgoyne pass next to the goalsquare for a second goal in two minutes after the Hawks force a turnover in midfield. (Q2 12:28)
McDonald-Tipungwuti clears from the next centre bounce to Brown 50m out in the corridor, who misses the lot. (Q2 13:10)
Stratton marks at CHB at get 50m for late contact by Fantasia, he bombs up the guts to the hotspot, the ball pitches behind, Henderson shins it through! (Q2 15:48)
Worpel roves a Schoenmakers contest on the wing and sets Impey off on a dash around the outer wing, he bombs long to the pocket but the ball rolls for a behind. (Q2 18:06)
Heppell burns the footy by foot in midfield straight to Morrison, Hawks everywhere on the counter, Breust contests the long bomb by Puopolo in the square, Isaac Smith roves, goals! (Q2 20:24)
Stringer hits the square but McDonald-Tipungwuti has two on him and eventually Impey rushes it. (Q2 21:54)
Saad spoils a Morrison kick to O’Meara at the top of the square and rebounds to prevent what looked like a certain goal. (Q2 23:22)
Stringer has two on him on the HFF but handballs to space, Fantasia and Impey chase, Fantasia gets a toe to it and it rolls through just inside the right goalpost! (Q2 24:06)
Hooker marks in relief in the square from a Bruest snap from the hotspot across the body. (Q2 26:10)
Devon Smith misses everything with a pressured snap from 40m on the flank with several teammates screaming for a pass inside. (Q2 26:34)
Henderson spoils a Zaharakis rebound kick to McGrath down to Gunston who lets fly from 50m near the boundary, but it’s well wide. (Q2 28:54)
Mitchell has a bounce through midfield and passes to the lead and dive of Roughead 45m out on a slight angle, who kicks his first goal. (Q2 29:54)
Stringer roves and gives to Baguley who snaps the first goal of Q3 across the body from the hotspot. (Q3 3:57)
Stringer marks at half forward, plays on and goes long to the square over two Hawks to Brown who plays on into the open goal! (Q3 5:22)
Ceglar marks in front of Bellchambers 40m out on the flank, his set shot looks leftish but it swerves right and inside the goalpost! (Q3 8:14)
Hooker faces about 30 blokes inside the Essendon forward line on a repeat inside 50, he bombs very long from 60m on a slight angle and it falls in! (Q3 10:28)
Bellchambers marks 15m out in front from a speculator from the HFF by Baguley, he converts to extend the Bomber lead. (Q3 12:02)
Centre clearance to Essendon via Fantasia, McDonald-Tipungwuti taps the crumb from the HFF towards the square, Baguley is first back to gather and goal from 15m! (Q3 13:32)
Breust takes a pack mark on the wing and passes to Gunston 25m out on the boundary, who tries a screwing set shot and curls it in. (Q3 15:44)
Stringer roves his own crumb and gives to Devon Smith who tries a low-percentage snap off the left from the boundary 20m out under pressure… bounces into the post. (Q3 20:33)
Puopolo kicks to the HFF, the crumb comes out to Henderson who baulks clear and tries a checkside off a step from 40m… falls in but reversed as Myers got a finger on it. (Q3 21:58)
Burgoyne catches Merrett HTB on the HFF, long ball to the square but the Dons rebound. (Q3 23:18)
Breust marks leading back behind Saad 40m out on the flank and steers through his third goal. (Q3 25:17)
Morrison marks a Gunston pass 50m out on a slight angle and gives off to Henderson who snaps OOTF. (Q3 27:03)
Hurley spoils a long Burgoyne clearance to the square but the ball falls for Morrison who gives to Roughead who has Whitecross… who dropkicks the goal from 20m on the flank! (Q3 29:18)
Roughead centres from the pocket to the square, McKenna spoils Schoenmakers but the ball sits up for the volley… Schoenmakers into the post from point blank range. (Q3 31:31)
Worpel passes from congestion at the hotspot to Breust 40m out on a slight angle after a calamitous kick across half back by Heppell. But Breust misses. (Q4 2:43)
Breust zips through a pack in the pocket but can’t get a dribbling shot away under Saad pressure, eventually Puopolo stumbles and toepokes wide. (Q4 4:09)
Brown gives to Stringer in a phonebox on the boundary 25m out, he tries the impossible snap and it’s narrow. (Q4 5:37)
Schoenmakers catches Francis HTB on the boundary 35m out, he takes the set shot and just misses. (Q4 8:26)
Goddard steps on the line on the kick out, the ruck tap falls to the goal line where Gunston beats Francis to volley home! (Q4 10:40)
Hardwick spoils Fantasia on the wing and gives to Frawley for the pass to Worpel, he hits Gunston leading up to 40m on a slight angle who misses. (Q4 12:40)
Gunston marks a Worpel pass over the hapless Francis 40m out on the flank. This one sails over the goal umpire’s peaked cap. (Q4 15:51)
McNiece bombs long from the HFF, McGrath is favoured by the crumb and snaps the goal off the left boot. (Q4 17:55)
McDonald-Tipungwuti catches Burgoyne high at the next centre bounce, the inside 50 to Breust on the HFF is crumbed by Morrison who grubbers home… but Colyer touched it. (Q4 19:21)
Francis misses a wide open Hooker with an inside 50 clanger, Hawks rebound. (Q4 21:01)
Roughead marks a Breust pass on the lead near the hotspot, who misses. 5:49 left, still three kicks in it. (Q4 21:51)
Worpel is called on to advantage on the HBF even though he stopped, Bombers pounce, McDonald-Tipungwuti bombs to Brown, two Hawks spoil but Stringer roves and goals! (Q4 23:26)
Merrett catches Burgoyne HTB and bombs to Hooker but he drops it and the Hawks rebound through Morrison. (Q4 24:27)
Shiels misses Roughead’s lead in space at half forward, Dons rebound around the other wing but Stratton beats Fantasia to intercept on the wing. (Q4 24:44)
Stoppages on the Hawk HFF at the clock ticks under 3:30, two kicks in it. (Q4 25:54)
Hooker drops a mark on the wing, another stoppage, 3:09. (Q4 26:08)
McDonald-Tipungwuti gives to Merrett for a snap outside a stoppage 45m out on the flank… across the face. (Q4 28:09)
2:05 left at the kick in, goes to the wing but comes back in, Colyer bombs to the square, Hooker marks and goals! 1:41 left and a kick in it now, anyone’s game. (Q4 28:41)
Clearance goes to the Hawk HFF, ball in, 1:23. (Q4 30:06)
Hardwick wins the clearance and the Hawks go backwards to retain possession, clock ticks under 1:00… (Q4 30:25)
Eventually Breust gives to Burgoyne for the long ball, Hurley one out with Worpel but the ball goes to ground as does Hurley, Worpel gathers and goals from 15m! Ball game! (Q4 30:59)
Colyer runs from the next centre bounce and bombs from CHF, the goal brings the margin back to four points with 13 seconds left! (Q4 32:15)
Ceglar eventually wins the centre clearance after a mad scramble, siren, Hawks win! (Q4 32:56)

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