Blog log from R7 of 2019: Geelong vs Essendon

The Cats get the opening centre break, Dahlhaus at CHF hands to Cam Guthrie who runs to 40m and kicks the first goal of the game. (Q1 1:11)
Parish kicks inside 50 and Francis marks well overhead 40m from goal. His set shot misses to the right. (Q1 3:07)
Parish’s handball releases Smith to run, take a bounce and kick for goal from 45m but he misses to the near side. (Q1 5:23)
Harry Taylor kicks inside 50, is knocked on his kick and it falls fortuitously in the arms of Kelly 35m out directly in front. Kelly goals. (Q1 9:02)
Menegola hands backwards to Duncan out of the F50 stoppage and Duncan does well to snap a goal from 40m out. (Q1 10:16)
Guelfi does well to smother Stewart’s kick out of defence and the ball falls to Baguley who goals. (Q1 17:12)
Guelfi catches Parfitt holding the ball in the middle of the ground as Merrett takes the advantage and hands to Stringer who launches a goal from 65m out! (Q1 20:57)
Short boundary throw-in is caught by Bellchambers and he quickly snaps a goal! (Q1 22:32)
Guthrie marks 30m from goal and opts to kick to Duncan 35m out on an improved angle. Duncan goals. (Q1 27:02)
Dahlhaus pumps an inside 50 kick long to Rohan who collects at ground level and completes a simple kick from the goal line. (Q2 0:44)
Stringer surrounded by Cats shows good composure on the left to find Langford on his own 40m from goal, directly in front. Langford misses to the left. (Q2 4:19)
Dangerfield marks at the top of the goal square and tries to hand over the top to Clark who slips! Simple goal gone to waste. (Q2 8:36)
Stringer in the pocket, sells some candy, snaps on his left and slots the goal. Felt as though it was in slow motion but he was in complete control. (Q2 10:00)
Stanley wins a free kick for high contact in the marking contest on Bellchambers. His kick from 40m out misses to the right. (Q2 13:12)
Very little pressure on the Cats in this instance as Dahlhaus marks uncontested 20m out, plays on and goals. (Q2 22:22)
Henry kicks long inside 50 and Hawkins takes a contested mark 25m from goal. Hawkins goals. (Q3 4:24)
Hawkins marks outside 50, plays on quickly and kicks low inside 50 for Clark to mark on his chest 30m from goal. Clark misses to the right on the set shot. (Q3 6:49)
Ablett gathers, weaves around a couple of Bombers, snaps for goal on his right from 35m out and it’s through! Great goal. (Q3 12:20)
Hawkins 75m from goal chips inside 50 and hits Kelly on a hard lead 40m from goal. Kelly’s set shot is through for another Cats goal. (Q3 13:50)
Stringer crumbs the footy 40m from goal, snaps powerfully on his right and kicks his third goal for the afternoon. (Q3 17:24)
Ablett on his own at half forward and hits Dangerfield on the lead 40m from goal. Dangerfield’s set shot misses to the left. (Q4 4:12)
Kelly scraps a kick forward and Ablett marks 45m from goal, in front of Redman. Ablett goals. (Q4 5:56)
Duncan strolls inside 50 and kicks low to Hawkins 25m out on a slight angle. Hawkins goals. (Q4 7:40)
Menegola intercepts and hands to Kelly who delivers a low ball 20m from goal to Duncan for an easy finish at the goal line. (Q4 21:07)
Langford marks uncontested 35m out, directly in front. His set shot misses to the left. (Q4 24:59)
Guelfi chips inside 50 and Parish holds his ground to mark overhead 40m from goal. Parish goes back and kicks truly. (Q4 26:23)

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