Blog log from R15 of 2019: Essendon vs Western Sydney

Apologies for outages during Q1, we are back. (Q2 2:43)
Daniels kicks over the Essendon defence from the HFF to the top of the square where Himmelberg runs back with the flight to mark with skill and boot his first goal. (Q2 3:21)
Cameron marks a Giles-Langdon pass from half forward in front of Hurley at the top of the square to level the scores. (Q2 8:00)
Perryman roves and misses from the pocket, the Giants lead by that point. (Q2 10:31)
Kelly moves smoothly in trademark fashion through half forward, receives from Himmelberg and extends the GWS lead further with his first goal of the evening from the hotspot. (Q2 11:43)
Laverde gets the crowd off their feet with a move to get clear on the HFF, he runs to 40m and hits the post. Aww. (Q2 12:45)
After it looked like Essendon might get run over by the Giants who had clicked up a few gears, Laverde snaps truly from a pack at the hotspot to level the scores again. (Q2 17:58)
Himmelberg roves at half forward, shimmies clear of a chaser and passes to Daniels 20m out on a slight angle for the go-ahead goal. (Q2 22:44)
Parish sets Redman off to run away from the next centre bounce and pass to Laverde 45m out on the flank, who sprays the set shot OOTF. (Q2 24:24)
Saad roves, runs through traffic in the centre and gives to Clarke who passes up the guts to McKernan at the hotspot for an impressive goal, scores even once more. (Q2 26:29)
Cameron has not much on running towards the boundary ahead of Hurley 30m out, he tries a screwing snap but it doesn’t come around enough. (Q2 29:29)
Cameron leads out of the square to mark a quick kick from Himmelberg for the first goal of Q3. (Q3 2:17)
Giles-Langdon has a set shot on the flank 40m out, he chooses a set up pass to Cameron at the top of the square that looks good but Jezza drops a pud and the ball is rushed. (Q3 6:32)
Giles-Langdon gets another set shot from the same spot, this time he goes himself and misses as well. (Q3 9:02)
Brown catches Taylor HTB 15m out, Fantasia roves and misses but the ump rather astoundingly doesn’t pay advantage, Brown converts. (Q3 11:00)
Cameron is involved in a rebound around the outer wing with a contested possession then runs to receive from Coniglio and snap a fine goal from the pocket. Class showing there. (Q3 16:08)
Cameron draws a holding free on Gleeson 35m out near the boundary and misses. (Q3 21:55)
Greene snaps wide from the HFF. (Q3 23:48)
Greene coughs the ball up in the BP, Begley chases, Hopper falls on it and Begley claims him at the hotspot. But Begley sprays the HTB free for a point just before the 3QT siren. (Q3 27:18)
Finlayson marks 45m out near the boundary, his set shot drops in the square and is rebounded but Haynes intercepts the Francis kick 45m out on a slight angle… he misses. (Q4 1:02)
Finlayson roves a Cameron contest on the HFF and has space to run to the hotspot and bounce through the goal off his right boot. (Q4 2:53)
Deledio passes to Kelly who misses from 35m on a slight angle. (Q4 5:06)
Begley marks a McDonald-Tipungwuti pass to the top of the square and gives off to Langford to finish it off. That gets the hopeful Bomber fans cheering. (Q4 8:45)
Daniels passes to Greene 40m out on a slight angle, who kicks truly. (Q4 9:51)
Laverde roves a stoppage at the top of the square after a McKenna inside 50 kick, Shaw is pinged for high contact and Laverde kicks the goal. (Q4 12:34)
Hooker marks in front of Davis 40m out on the flank and steers through his first goal of the season after switching forward at 3QT. (Q4 14:25)
Broken play in the Bombers forward line, Parish catches a smothered kick and gets slung around the neck by Hately. He lines up from 35m on a slight angle, goal levels the scores! (Q4 20:55)
Daniels passes to Finlayson to mark over Francis 40m out on the flank, he plays on and makes that dodgy decision look good with a fine finish! Giants lead again. (Q4 22:39)
Langford feeds Zaharakis to run away from a stoppage on the HFF and let fly from 45m on a slight angle… skews OOTF. (Q4 25:34)
McKernan lopes through half forward and shoots from 45m on a slight angle, this to tie the scores again with two minutes to play, it sails through! (Q4 28:40)
Big credit to Hooker for the contested mark at half forward and feed wide for Smack. (Q4 29:16)
Secondary stoppage on the wing after the next bounce, 1:40 to go, next score probably wins. (Q4 30:13)
Throw in on the wing, 1:25. (Q4 30:13)
Merrett to Parish for the kick to half forward, Hooker gathers and gives back to Langford who feeds McKenna, long ball to the square, Hooker marks! (Q4 31:17)
Hooker is ten metres out on the flank, Hooker goals, 19 seconds left at the next centre bounce! (Q4 31:31)
Williams to Kennedy for the next centre clearance, the crumb falls to Kelly who has a tough chance across the body from 40m on a slight angle… OOTF, Bombers win! (Full Time)

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