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Blog log from R23 of 2018: Melbourne vs Western Sydney

Blog log for Melbourne vs Western Sydney, R23 of 2018

The Dees take first blood as McDonald marks 25m from goal, and kicks truly from the set shot. (Q1 1:26)
Lobb pumps the ball in long and it gets out the back to Coniglio who runs into an open goal. (Q1 4:15)
Tomlinson marks on a hard lead 45m from goal. He goes back and kicks truly to put GWS in front. Busy start to this game. (Q1 5:57)
Coniglio running parallel to goal kicks nicely on his left to find Lobb 30m from goal directly in front. Lobb goals. (Q1 10:47)
McDonald does well to impact Davis’ kick out of defence which comes to Jetta who hits up Harmes 45m from goal. Harmes goals. (Q1 17:02)
Spargo shows good composure running forward to pick out Vandenberg 20m from goal. Vandenberg goes back and converts the simple set shot. (Q1 18:17)
Shiel running towards goal under pressure lowers his eyes and hits Cameron in the pocket. Cameron runs around and goals. (Q1 25:42)
Gawn hacks a kick forward, Brayshaw gathers and kicks a nice running goal from 40m out. (Q2 1:20)
Melbourne push the ball forward inside 50 and Petracca manages to handball ahead of McDonald who runs into an open goal. (Q2 12:35)
Melbourne fight to get the ball forward again and this time McDonald hands to Petracca who snaps a goal from the top of the square. (Q2 26:06)
Ward wins a free kick for a high tackle from Oliver 35m from goal, directly in front. With seconds left in the half, Ward misses to the right. (Q2 27:51)
Gawn pushes forward and marks well overhead 35m from goal. In a similar spot to where he’s had trouble, he kicks the goal. (Q3 1:59)
Petracca gathers 40m from goal, ducks and weaves, and slots a nice goal. (Q3 3:23)
McDonald and Petracca combine again as McDonald gathers and hands backwards to Petracca who snaps a goal. (Q3 8:38)
Ball rolls towards the boundary, Coniglio gathers, snaps at goal and it bounces through! Great goal. (Q4 1:20)
Tomlinson runs through the middle of the ground and hits up Langdon 40m from goal on a slight angle. Langdon goals. (Q4 8:06)
Salem under minimal pressure picks out Weideman 35m from goal on a 45 degree angle. Weideman goes back and goals. (Q4 10:51)
Gawn marks 60m from goal and hits up Melksham 45m out directly in front. Melksham goals. (Q4 17:20)
Ward intercepts a handball and hits up Finlayson on a hard lead 40m out directly in front. Finlayson goals. (Q4 21:45)

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