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Blog log from R2 of 2019: Geelong vs Melbourne

Blog log for Geelong vs Melbourne, R2 of 2019

May turns it over to Selwood with a quick kick from defence. Selwood, Dangerfield and Ablett link up and find Hawkins leading back toward goal. From 20 out he kicks the first. (Q1 4:48)
Tom McDonald roves a throw in inside the Dees’ attacking pocket. His quick snap rolls through for a behind. (Q1 7:33)
Petracca outbodies Duncan to mark on his forward flank. He centres with a sketchy kick to a 2 on 1 contest. Weideman has time to collect the ground ball and bend it through from 30 (Q1 11:03)
The kick goes to a 2 on 2 contest on Melbourne’s 50 arc. Lockhart is the only one to contest and marks. He evades his direct opponent and has a ping from 40 for a tidy goal! (Q1 16:57)
Miers busts through traffic nicely following a stoppage in the Geelong attacking 50. He steadies and slots it from 30. (Q1 16:57)
Hawkins is spoiled by Hibberd 40 out from goal. Hawkins tries to collect the crumbs but instead taps it to Kelly. Kelly runs into an open goal. (Q1 19:33)
Fritsch takes a flying snap from 40 after Melbourne secure the centre clearance. He misses. (Q1 20:11)
Rohan finds it on the wing and May sags off, allowing him to stroll to the 50. Rohan sends it toward goal but it just drops short and comes off hands for a point. (Q1 21:31)
Fritsch puts it OOTF after trying to switch from his defensive pocket. Selwood takes the free and bends through a lovely banana from 30! (Q1 23:03)
Parfitt is tackled by Brayshaw 40 out from goal. The ball spills out to Miers who gives to a passing O’Connor. O’Connor slots it through for a goal. (Q1 27:34)
The Cats pressure Melbourne into the turnover inside their attacking 50. The balls spills to Hawkins who gives to Dahlhaus. His quick snap floats through! (Q1 32:03)
Ablett has a ping from outside 50 with an open goal square ahead. It just makes it over the line for a behind. (Q2 0:18)
A hurried kick out of the Melbourne defensive 50 goes out on the full. Stewart brings it in and spots up Ablett in plenty of space in the pocket. His snap misses. (Q2 3:19)
Geelong keeps the ball rolling forward deep into their attacking 50 with a chain of taps and handballs. Kelly tries a snap from 20 and misses. (Q2 10:48)
Sparrow has a flying shot at goal deep in the pocket. The heavy pressure coming from behind means he can only scrape it through for a behind. (Q2 13:35)
Duncan dashes down the wing and shares the one-two with O’Connor. He evades an opponent and shoots from 40 for a nice running goal! (Q2 16:31)
Kelly is stripped by Brayshaw following a throw in inside the Dee’s attacking 50. It spills to Melksham who snaps it through. (Q2 20:45)
Fritsch launches at goal from outside 50 but he pulls the kick and it just makes it through for a behind. (Q2 26:32)
Jetta collects the loose ball after Ablett’s handball is smothered just outside Melbourne’s attacking 50. He pops it up to Weideman who marks on his own 40 out from goal. He misses (Q3 7:01)
The Dees struggle to hit a target with a few dinky kicks inside 50. McDonald finds space to gather and compose for a shot from 30. He hits the wood work. (Q3 8:31)
Ablett infringes on Viney in a marking contest in the pocket with the umpire calling a push out. From 30 out Viney hits the banana but only manages a behind. (Q3 10:17)
May catches Rohan high while a pack forms under a high ball in Geelong’s hotspot. Rohan takes the free kick and slots it from 20 out. (Q3 11:17)
Hawkins outbodies Gawn to grab it out of the ruck. He feeds it out the back and the footy ends with Dahlhaus. He snaps a high ball from 40 and it floats through for a goal! (Q3 13:14)
Miers does well to beat 2 opponents on the wing and receive a free kick for a hold. Geelong play on and have an extra man down the ground in Ratugolea. He runs into an open goal. (Q3 14:40)
Sparrow has a flying shot at goal from 30 out the pocket. He just misses. (Q3 16:49)
The Cats lock it in at the goal face and Melbourne can only feed it backwards by hand. Hibberd fumbles in the square and allows Selwood to pounce and soccer it through for a goal. (Q3 18:18)
A tidy tap by Hawkins allows a kick into the leading Dangerfield. He is spoiled but Lockhart is caught HTB trying to fend of Parfitt. Parfitt goals from 30. (Q3 21:33)
Harmes rolls a hopeful kick toward goal from 40. It was never on line and goes through for a behind. (Q3 23:03)
The Cats receive a free kick for a hold after Jetta restricted Dangerfield’s run at the ball from the goal square. From 15 out Danger pops it through. (Q3 26:33)
Viney roves a contest 40 out from goal where Gawn levelled the ball against 3 Cats defenders. He snaps in traffic and pegs one back for the Dees. (Q4 1:22)
Dangerfield finds Ablett with a precision kick while being pressure over the wing boundary line. He gives to Miers who hits up Hawkins 30 out in the pocket. Tom slots the set shot. (Q4 6:50)
Rohan is fed the hands from Miers and stands up and shrugs off a tackler. He snaps from 30 and it bounces through for a goal. (Q4 9:40)
Jetta is pinged for a block on Ablett as he took his eyes off the footy in the marking contest. From 40 out on the flank Gaz hits the post. (Q4 12:24)
Ablett and Kolodjashnij battle at half forward to gather a ground ball. Ablett outbodies Kolodjashnij to gather and turn and then deliver to Dangerfield in the square. He goals. (Q4 15:11)
Geelong goes inside 50 and the Dees defenders can’t get a handle on it. Hawkins taps to Kelly and his quick snap scrapes through for a behind. (Q4 17:23)
Melbourne turn it over coming out of defence with Dangerfield marking 50 out from goal. He spots up Menegola 10 metres closer. Menegola slots the set shot. (Q4 18:32)
Melksham has front position and marks a quick clearance from the centre deep in the forward pocket. Melksham goes back from 30 out and hits the wood work. (Q4 20:20)
Kolodjashnij gives away a stiff 50 metre penalty after entering within 5 metres of the protected area following a mark. This brings Rohan to point blank range. He goals. (Q4 21:53)
The Dees get the centre clearance and the long kick goes over the back of the pack where Melksham receives a free kick for a hold. Brayshaw plays on and runs into an open goal. (Q4 23:53)
Clarke intercepts a Melbourne kick in the middle of the ground. He gives to Hawkins to run into an open goal but Hawkins generously hands it back for Clarke to finish! (Q4 28:57)
Rohan gathers after the Dees miss another target coming out of defence. He chips a short kick onto the chest of Constable. From 50 out on the flank Constable bangs it through. (Q4 30:42)

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