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Blog log from R22 of 2019: Melbourne vs Sydney

Blog log for Melbourne vs Sydney, R22 of 2019

Aliir gets a HTB free for the first centre clearance, Reid contests 45m out on a slight angle, Kennedy roves and feeds Reid who turns for the first goal with surprising ease. (Q1 0:34)
Brayshaw gives to Melksham for a quick snap from 50m on a slight angle that bounces wide. (Q1 4:32)
Papley snaps truly from the pocket after the Swans rebound around the outer wing from that kick in, Aliir involved in the build up. (Q1 5:25)
Heeney outmarks Hibberd outside CHF and goes quick and long to the pocket, Frost is in front but he drops the intercept and the crumb falls to his man Reid who goals from 20m. (Q1 6:35)
Melksham marks near the behind post and converts for the first Melbourne goal after Gawn strips Parker in a tackle to start a fast attack. (Q1 9:26)
Long speculator to Melksham with two on him 30m out on a slight angle draws a free for a hold by Clarke, Melksham pops through his second goal. (Q1 12:22)
Lloyd props on the wing in traffic and passes inboard to a phonebox where Rowbottom marks 40m out on a slight angle, who kicks truly. (Q1 15:41)
Lever intercepts a handball at half back and starts an attack through a congested midfield, not pretty but eventually Fritsch beats Lloyd in a ground battle to goal from 10m. (Q1 21:00)
Papley gives to Parker who hits the post from the hotspot after the Demon defenders conspire to stuff up what looked a simple rebound. (Q1 28:33)
Frost is pinged for some fairly soft contact on Reid after the first centre bounce of Q3, Reid converts from the hotspot for his third goal. (Q2 0:17)
Salem kicks from the last line under pressure but straight to Florent 40m out on a slight angle, who misses. (Q2 4:22)
Kennedy intercepts a pressured Oliver kick near CHF and passes short to Dawson 45m out in front. Dawson delivers a quality finish off his left boot. (Q2 5:33)
Fritsch fends off at half forward and uses excellent vision to pass over heavy traffic to Neal-Bullen 40m out on a slight angle, who misses. (Q2 8:16)
Papley marks a Heeney pass on the HFF and plays on for a snap from 45m that slides across the face. (Q2 9:45)
Brayshaw passes to Melksham just inside 50m on a slight angle, he runs in right and shoots just right. (Q2 21:17)
Florent finds McCartin over the back of the Demon defence 20m out, Hibberd clocks him to give away 50m but McCartin gets up and plays on for the goal anyway. (Q2 27:17)
Melksham gets a high contact free near the hotspot but shanks it wide. (Q3 5:16)
Stretch gets a set shot from 50m on a slight angle, he gives off to Melksham who shoots wide again. (Q3 8:15)
Blakey rolls through a goal from near the goalsquare and then starts a melee which results in a free against the Swans from the next centre bounce. (Q3 9:46)
Menzel marks near the boundary 15m out and screws through the regulation set shot, Swans well in control now. (Q3 11:00)
Heeney marks 45m out on a slight angle but shanks it… into the arms of Rowbottom 25m out on the opposite flank. Even Isaac is laughing. Rowbottom gets the last laugh, goal. (Q3 13:42)
Melksham misses another set shot from 45m on a slight angle. (Q3 26:17)
Brayshaw gets a set shot after the 3QT siren from just to the right of true CHF, he misses. (Q3 28:12)
Blakey passes to Bell 30m out on a slight angle to kick off Q4 with some junk. (Q4 1:44)
Frost misses a set shot from the hotspot after an Oliver centre clearance. (Q4 3:25)
Mills is pinged for deliberately rushing, gift goal to Melksham. (Q4 5:41)
Neal-Bullen gets a set shot from the pocket 25m out, he gets some garbage. (Q4 7:33)
Blakey plays on after marking 45m out in front but gets challenged and misses under pressure off the left. (Q4 8:43)
Dawson roves a Florent speculator to a pack that flips to the square, too easy that goal. (Q4 9:42)
Oliver misses a free kick from 45m out on a slight angle after the umpire overinterpreted a push to the sternum by Melican. (Q4 11:27)
Heeney marks a McCartin pass over Stretch near the behind post 15m out, but shanks the set shot for no score. (Q4 13:45)
McCartin marks 20m out on the flank and punches through his second. (Q4 14:45)
Menzel gets a downfield free for a late push on Jack, but he hits the post from 45m on a slight angle. (Q4 16:45)
Fritsch misses a set shot from 35m on a slight angle. (Q4 22:15)
Menzel harvests some junk, to muted reaction from the few remaining fans. (Q4 23:16)
Neal-Bullen misses a set shot from 30m near the boundary. (Q4 26:06)
After a contact free against Fritsch on Rampe that negates a Neal-Bullen goal, the Swans go coast to coast with Papley running into the open goal. (Q4 28:28)

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