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Blog log from R18 of 2019: Melbourne vs West Coast

Blog log for Melbourne vs West Coast, R18 of 2019

Jayden Hunt launches out the back after the Dees blister down the wing with a handball chain. Wagner, of the Corey variety, marks out the back and goals! (Q1 3:41)
An error coming out of defence by Nelson, allows Viney to fly and take the intercept grab. Jack lines up from 35 on the flank, missing to the near side. (Q1 5:55)
Hickey, of all, roves the pack and flicks it forward. A chain follows before Ryan gathers off the deck, 30 from goal. Liam settles and finishes true from the slight! (Q1 8:14)
Make that another for the Eagles speedsters. Petruccelle roves the long bomb, forcing it forward to the goalface. Jack gathers and goals from point blank! (Q1 10:09)
Three in the blink of an eye for the rampant Eagles! Waterman receives out the back via the Ryan bounce pass. Jake turns and finishes true from the pocket! (Q1 11:56)
Harmes, Salem and Fritsch link from midfield to half forward. Bailey spins on a dime and finds Lewis running into space. Jordan shoots from 40 on the flank, pulling it harshly. (Q1 14:13)
Rioli makes the error deep in defence, coughing up possession with an errant kick. The ball is worked back inside where Lewis marks once more. He misses from a similar spot. (Q1 16:26)
The Dees propel the ball through Corey Wagner, darting his effort into the hard leading Fritsch. Bailey takes the grab and thuds his effort into the post from outside 50. (Q1 18:24)
Kennedy leads out of his direct opponent in May. The former Sun cannons into his back and gifts the free to the veteran. From deep in the pocket, Josh bananas it true! (Q1 22:12)
Masten runs his full measure through the corridor and launches long to the isolated Allen/Hibberd contest. Allen receives the free for holding and goals from close range! (Q1 26:42)
Hunt launches to an unmarked Petty and Jetta gives the free for contact without eyes for the ball. After a breakout performance last week, Harrison misses from 45. (Q1 28:57)
Darling sends through the first of the second within a minute! The Eagles move it forward from the opening bounce and Jack took the strong grab, 35 from goal. (Q2 1:20)
Allen throws boot to ball from 45 on the flank and it appears to be heading through. Rioli is unsure, so he marks and whacks it through from point blank range! (Q2 3:10)
Jetta makes a horrible dab pass in the heart of defence. Harmes takes the intercept grab, flicks to Fritsch and Bailey makes them pay with a maximum from the arc! (Q2 4:35)
Harmes, Hunt and Petty combine with Jayden finding the tall with a long kick to the hot spot. Harrison takes the chest mark, but misses horribly from 30 on the slight. (Q2 7:24)
The Dees gain possession from the stoppage with Neal-Bullen and Oliver combining. Clayton throws boot to ball and Fritsch flies for a strong grab. He splits the middle from 30! (Q2 10:13)
Harmes is caught with ball in hand by Darling. The ball is turned over and McGovern is the recipient, finding Kennedy on the short lead. Josh goals from 35 on the slight! (Q2 16:12)
Neal-Bullen kicks to the leading Lewis after receiving via the Viney soccer. Jordan pushes off McGovern and takes the mark. He finishes truly from 30 on the slight! (Q2 18:21)
Hunt sends to the hot spot where Barrass and Gawn battle. Max uses his height and pulls down the contested grab. Known for his difficulties with set shots, Max misses from 35. (Q2 20:54)
Gawn hooks across his body, pulling the kick in scoring range. Petracca throws himself toward the pill, taking the chest mark. His shot from 50 on the flank misses. (Q2 23:07)
Petracca launches to the Lewis/McGovern contest and the former Hawk moves his opponent under the ball and waltzes out the back. He receives a free for late contact… (Q2 29:07)
Contact coming from Yeo, Jordan finishes true from point blank range! (Q2 29:35)
The Dees continue their onslaught, this time Lever sending the pill to the hot spot. Fritsch flies in a five strong pack and pulls down the grab… (Q2 32:39)
Bailey lines up post the HT siren and sends it through for his third of the term from 40! (Half Time)
Neal-Bullen sends the pass to the leading Fritsch, who pulled Sheppard away from the drop zone. Bailey’s lead patterns allow for an easy mark and he kicks his fourth from 25! (Q3 3:46)
After trailing by as much as 32 points, the Dees have hit the lead! (Q3 5:16)
Lever gifts a goal to the Eagles after abusing the umpire. Darling, took full advantage of the penalty to convert from close range! (Q3 11:01)
Fritsch receives a free within scoring range and has the opportunity to kick his fifth. He lines up from 40 out, directly in front, and thuds his effort into the post. (Q3 12:31)
Sheed and Petruccelle link by hand after the Dees turned it over in the defensive half. The youngster runs his full measure and finishes from close range! (Q3 14:32)
Fritsch, Hunt and Corey Wagner combine as the Dees seek to steady the Eagles tide. Bailey takes the lead grab, launches to Hunt. Jayden flicks to Corey and he kicks his second! (Q3 21:32)
Rioli receives on the outside of the stoppage, hemmed up deep in the pocket. Willie throws ball to boot ahead of the Harmes tackle, his shot missing to the near side. (Q3 25:17)
Lewis leads McGovern a merry dance and looks further afield in a flash. Jordan darts the pass and finds the hard running Oliver. Clayton marks and converts from the sharp angle! (Q3 27:56)
The Eagles work it wide via the Rioli handball. Gaff is the recipient, moving it to the wing with a dab pass to Yeo. Elliot marks, rounds Frost and goals from the arc! (Q4 3:31)
Melbourne fly from the resultant stoppage through Corey Wagner. Corey runs his full measure and thumps his effort from the arc goalward. His shot misses to the right hand side. (Q4 4:46)
It may prove a handy point, the Dees taking the lead with that score. (Q4 5:21)
Darling takes the grab from close range and converts, regaining the lead for the reigning premiers! (Q4 8:14)
The league’s premier big man pulls the ball in and is wrapped up by Darling, the free rewarded to the tackler. Jack kicks his second in as many minutes from 25! (Q4 10:32)
The ball is launched long by Redden, appearing to go to an unmarked May. However, the ball has a mind of its own, bouncing back into the path of Kennedy. Josh misses on the fly. (Q4 12:50)
May turns the ball over from the kick-in, his short pass failing to hit the intended target. Sheed gathers the loose pill, failing to make it count with a snap from 35. (Q4 16:07)
After Preuss drops an uncontested attempt in scoring range, Petty butters up catching Barrass in the stranglehold. He receives the free and Harrison duly converts from 30! (Q4 21:33)
The Eagles are home through another clutch Dom Sheed goal! Fritsch misses the central target, Dom gets released and bounces it through from 45! (Q4 25:46)

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