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Blog log from SF of 2018: Hawthorn vs Melbourne

Blog log for Hawthorn vs Melbourne, SF of 2018

Schoenmakers beats Frost in a battle of strength to mark a hopeful ball by Henderson to 20m on the flank. He boots the first goal of the evening.
Smith gives to Roughead for an unlikely snap from the boundary 45m out… across the face. (Q1 6:59)
The Demons rebound up the guts from the torpedo kick in, Hannan hits Tom McDonald over the back of Burgoyne near the hotspot for the first Melbourne goal. (Q1 8:18)
Spargo feeds Tom McDonald a Joe the Goose special after the Demons have a loose man on an attack around the outer wing started by Oscar McDonald. (Q1 16:16)
Schoemaker beats Hibberd one out to mark a Mirra speculator to the flank 40m out. He crabs in and kicks OOTF. (Q1 18:30)
Puopolo breaks the lines with a dash around the outer wing, he hits traffic but has McEvoy who gives to Worpel, snap off a step from 40m on a slight angle is through! (Q1 22:55)
Petracca plays on to advantage from a free at a stoppage on the wing, he rams through his first goal from 40m on a slight angle. (Q1 24:32)
Jetta is pinged rather unluckily for HTB after Gunston pulls the ball under him in a tackle 35m out on the flank. Gunston goals, footy gods frown in disappointment. (Q1 26:20)
Viney gets a free on Mitchell at the first centre bounce of Q2, he goes to a pack at the hotspot where Gawn marks in front of McEvoy and puts Melbourne in front with a goal. (Q2 0:40)
Puopolo is playing in front of Hibberd and marks a short Mitchell kick from a stoppage at half forward to 30m on a slight angle, but he misses. (Q2 4:25)
Frawley kicks to a contest at half back, Neal-Bullen provides the contest, Weideman marks a Melksham pass 40m out and converts from about where Frawley kicked. (Q2 8:03)
Mitchell bumps Oliver over off the ball to reverse a free to Henderson on the HBF, Vandenberg takes the free but misses. (Q2 10:42)
Gunston beats Gawn to mark a Shiels ball in the pocket 20m out after Mirra delivers a lovely kick out of congestion on the wing to start an attack. Gunston misses. (Q2 11:56)
Morrison pickpockets Melksham and gives to Duryea who passes to Henderson 45m out on a slight angle, who just misses. (Q2 15:25)
Hibberd chases from behind and beats Gunston to a toepoke by Puopolo from half forward to near the behind line and rushes the behind. (Q2 19:58)
Burton misses a snap off a step from the HFF. (Q2 21:42)
Spargo passes short to Brayshaw 40m out on a slight angle after Vandenberg spoils on the wing to stop a rebound. Angus punches a low kick for a goal. (Q2 23:10)
Gunston marks near the boundary 35m out just before the HT siren, has to use the drop punt instead of his preferred snap set shot, and just misses. (Q2 27:26)
Oliver plays on from a holding free on Shiels at the first centre bounce of Q3, Weideman beats Mirra to mark his long ball to the hotspot and kick the Demons clear with his first. (Q3 0:36)
Neal-Bullen roves and misses from a pack 40m out on a slight angle. (Q3 2:51)
Breust is not paid a mark he clearly held inside forward 50, the Demons sweep forward and Melksham marks 30m out on the flank but he misses. (Q3 6:36)
Puopolo gives to Gunston who misses off a step from the HFF. (Q3 7:30)
Frost drops a sitter of an intercept mark, Puopolo beats Oscar McDonald to the crumb and rolls through a big goal from 20m. (Q3 8:16)
Salem passes across half forward to Vandenberg 40m out on a slight angle, who hits the right goalpost. (Q3 10:51)
Petracca runs from a pack on the HFF and passes over Hardwick to Tom McDonald near the behind line. TMac boots his third goal. (Q3 12:02)
Impey passes to Schoenmakers to mark in front of Gawn 35m out on a slight angle, who delivers a beautiful set shot for his second. (Q3 16:29)
Howe is pinged for high contact on Spargo 40m out on the flank, his set shot falls on the line for Roughead to touch, was it over the line? Video review confirms yes, goal. (Q3 18:49)
After a Shiels centre clearance, Henderson baulks on the wing and hits Gunston leading to 45m on the flank. Gunston boots his 50th goal of the season. (Q3 20:37)
Gunston stays down and gets a lucky crumb on the HFF, he turns and runs to 25m but rams a snap into the post under not much pressure! (Q3 23:52)
Shiels misses a one-two with Sicily running out of defence, Spargo mops up and feeds Neal-Bullen to run into the open goal. Eleven-point play! (Q3 24:34)
Hannan pushes Duryea out and marks a long ball 30m out on a slight angle. He goals, the Dees are just about home. (Q3 26:22)
Viney pinballs through a pack on the HFF and kicks to the hotspot where Brayshaw takes a fine contested mark in front of Hardwick. He steers that one home, just about the sealer. (Q3 30:03)
Howe gives to Smith streaming through the centre, he baulks and lets fly at full tilt from 55m for a stunning goal! Even the Demon fans applauded that one. (Q4 2:24)
Burgoyne gets a free on Brayshaw in the centre, Gunston marks 20m out on the flank and converts. Four kicks in it, very early, but very unlikely on the flow of play. (Q4 3:03)
Lewis dives on a loose footy on the HBF and the ump pays a free for taking out the feet of Gunston, who just misses. (Q4 6:47)
Henderson kicks across goal from the boundary to the opposite pocket 20m out where Morrison marks and misses. (Q4 8:34)
Roughead gets a free for a push in the back by Tyson after a ball up. He lines up from 25m on a slight angle, and kicks truly. Two kicks in it. Surely not? (Q4 10:51)
The Dees get the next centre clearance, Melksham roves at half forward and sails through a lovely roving goal? (Q4 12:39)
Petracca misses from 25m on the flank after a stoppage. (Q4 14:25)
Melksham pushes Sicily in the back to intercept on the wing, mark paid and he pumps it back to the hotspot where Tom McDonald beats Impey to mark and goal. (Q4 15:34)
Harmes misses on the run from 55m on a slight angle. (Q4 16:31)
Melksham marks 20m out in the pocket and starts official junk time with his second goal. (Q4 19:49)
Roughead goals playing on from advantage from the square after roving a Salem throw under a double Hawk tackle. (Q4 22:04)
Worpel marks a Roughead ball near the behind post but his quick centring ball is intercepted by Jones to prevent a score. (Q4 24:49)
Spargo roves and goals from the top of the square, that’s a champagne footy goal. (Q4 27:04)
Petracca misses a snap from 40m on a slight angle after breaking a tackle. (Q4 29:51)

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