Blog log from R23 of 2018: Melbourne vs Western Sydney

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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