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Blog log from P2 of 2019: Geelong vs Essendon

Blog log for Geelong vs Essendon, P2 of 2019

Atkins baulks away from Saad at half forward and hits the lead of Ratugolea coming out of the square to 35m on a slight angle for the first goal. (Q1 0:56)
Shiel roves a throw-in to the pocket but misses from 20m. (Q1 2:23)
Stringer shoots wide with a snap from near CHF. (Q1 3:41)
Miers catches a fumbly Guelfi HTB 45m out on a slight angle, he tries a pass that doesn’t work, Francis intercepts. (Q1 8:07)
Parfitt hits the post on the burst from half forward. (Q1 8:36)
Rohan outmuscles Hurley to mark a long Constable bomb one out at the top of the goalsquare for his first major. Yes, that’s not a typo. (Q1 9:56)
Menegola outmarks McKenna 45m out on the flank for his first goal, Hurley thereabouts but didn’t fly in. (Q1 11:11)
Three Cats go up to spoil a Heppell bomb to Stringer 20m out, McDonald-Tipungwuti is on his own at the front for the easy crumb and goal. (Q1 19:22)
Essendon gets a fast break through an open centre square, Stringer has multiple options running to CHF and chooses Myers 20m out on a slight angle, another goal. (Q1 21:02)
Brown sprays OOTF with a running snap from the HFF. (Q1 22:56)
McDonald-Tipungwuti rides a tackle near CHB to start another rebound up the guts, McGrath kicks to an empty square from 60m in front but it dribbles into the goalpost. (Q1 27:41)
Ridley intercepts the kick in on the HFF and gets a 50m penalty for encroachment to put him at the top of the square for an easy goal. (Q1 28:38)
Ablett catches McKenna HTB dashing through the centre and hits Kelly 45m out on the flank just before the QT siren, but the set shot is short and doesn’t score. (Q1 30:26)
Dahlhaus feeds Kelly for a running goal from 20m on the flank after Hawkins strips Francis after what looked like a perfectly good mark on the HBF. (Q2 1:37)
Hawkins marks an Ablett pass in front of Hurley 35m out near the boundary and steers through his first goal, to the delight of the home crowd in the Hickey Stand. (Q2 4:00)
Brown stays down as two Cats go up to spoil Daniher near the hotspot, the ball flips off Blicavs’ fist back to the square where Brown waltzes into the open goal. (Q2 5:37)
Atkins catches McDonald-Tipungwuti HTB in a pack 20m out in the pocket, but misses. (Q2 7:52)
Atkins roves a Hawkins contest and gives out to Constable who misses across the body off the right from the hotspot. (Q2 9:56)
McKenna is pinged for deliberate rushing, missing Hurley by five metres though really it was Hurley’s fault for not reaching for it. Rohan gets the charity goal. (Q2 11:38)
Miers tries an outrageous volley to the crumb from a Hawkins contest 25m out on the flank, but it’s wide. (Q2 16:55)
Henderson is pinged for deliberate OOB 25m out, that one was inarguable. Stringer screws through the goal. (Q2 17:35)
Zaharakis is pinged for encroachment to bring Dangerfield from wing to 40m on the flank, but the set shot sails wide. (Q2 21:38)
Ratugolea rises in the middle of a big pack at the hotspot to clunk a long Cam Guthrie kick from the HFF. He goals. (Q2 23:03)
Ratugolea has another chance running sideways at speed from 20m on the flank but can’t curl it back enough. (Q2 24:14)
Duncan hits the lead of Hawkins 30m out on a slight angle, who had ten metres on Hurley. The Tomahawk kicks truly. (Q2 27:38)
Rohan gives to Ablett who spins away from the chasing defender and snaps the goal from 20m off his right. (Q2 31:43)
McDonald-Tipungwuti is front and centre to rove and snap off the left for another one from 20m. (Q3 1:31)
Centre clearance to the Cats, Dahlhaus roves and handballs over his head to the run of Rohan who finishes it off from 15m. (Q3 1:45)
Ablett receives from Menegola in traffic and passes around the key to Dangerfield 45m out on a slight angle. Danger kicks as straight as a die. (Q3 3:31)
More centre dominance by Geelong, Dangerfield sets up Narkle for a running shot from CHF but that’s off hands for a behind. (Q3 5:13)
Dahlhaus feeds Rohan running down the flank but Ridley mows him down to prevent a score and win the HTB free. (Q3 8:14)
Hurely, who has had a stinker, is pinged for high contact when tackling Dahlhaus near the goalsquare. Wasn’t there. Dahlhaus goals. (Q3 8:54)
Stringer chases a loose footy and fends off Kelly for a gallop, he kicks to space where Baguley beats Clark and snaps a nice goal from 35m on a slight angle. (Q3 11:16)
Finally the Dons get a score from a centre clearance, Brown roves the Myers bomb and snaps truly from a pack at the hotspot. (Q3 12:16)
Parfitt marks 35m out on the flank and just misses. (Q3 14:01)
Cam Guthrie kicks a rare goal on the run from the HFF. (Q3 14:46)
O’Connor rushes an unlikely snap from the boundary by Stringer who had Blicavs on his hammer. (Q3 21:00)
Kelly misses a long snap from CHF. (Q3 22:20)
Fantasia snaps wide after a stoppage on the HFF. (Q3 24:31)
Smith rams through a snap from 40m on a slight angle on the burst after a stoppage on the HFF, assist give by Daniher. (Q3 26:17)
Ablett has time to measure a pass from outside CHF, he puts it on the head of Ridley to give Rohan the sit for a nice speccy 20m out on a slight angle. Rohan goals. (Q3 30:17)
Saad is pinged for encroachment to bring Hawkins from wing to near the hotspot, but the Tomahawk sprays it. (Q4 1:56)
Heppell snaps a lovely goal from just outside true CHF after receiving from Saad. (Q4 3:36)
Daniher launches majestically over Blicavs to clunk a big pack mark at the hotspot, but shanks the set shot. (Q4 5:41)
Atkins runs into the open goal after roving a long Menegola kick to Blicavs. (Q4 13:11)
McGrath feeds Stringer who misses from near the hotspot. (Q4 19:07)
Merrett feeds Langford who snaps off a step from 40m on the flank for a junk time goal. (Q4 19:40)
Cam Guthrie runs around the boundary and misses from 30m. (Q4 21:30)

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