Blog log from P2 of 2020: Geelong vs Essendon

Steven gives to Miers who kicks forward from 40m on a slight angle, the ball clears Hawkins and rolls through for the first goal. (Q1 0:27)
Hawkins marks on the HFF and passes short to Steven at much the same spot 45m out, Stuv misses. (Q1 2:08)
Hawkins marks again 45m out on the boundary, this time he takes the set shot himself and misses. (Q1 3:45)
McGrath passes to McKernan in the pocket 30m out after Redman catches Ablett HTB at half forward to force a turnover. Smack kicks truly. (Q1 10:23)
Laverde roves a Dangerfield drop at the Bomber hotspot and feeds Smith who snaps wide under heavy pressure. (Q1 13:35)
Zaharakis beats Steven to an errant Dangerfield handball in the Dons FP and gives to Townsend for a goal from 20m. (Q1 17:25)
Narkle passes to the lead of Ratugolea 45m out on a slight angle after the next centre bounce, whose set shot doesn’t score. (Q1 18:34)
Rohan marks on the HFF, turns and goes quickly to Hawkins who marks over Redman 20m out on a slight angle for his first goal. (Q1 24:34)
Zaharakis marks at the hotspot but misses. (Q2 2:50)
Cutler starts a rebound from defence up the guts that ends with Smith marking 30m out on a slight angle, who misses. (Q2 7:31)
Miers marks a short Dangerfield kick 45m out near the boundary and kicks a nice goal. (Q2 12:16)
Laverde marks in a big pack 30m out on the flank but kicks OOTF. (Q2 16:21)
Townsend marks 35m out on a slight angle and shows them how it’s done with a fine set shot. (Q2 19:08)
Merrett misses a snap from half forward. (Q2 25:01)
Parish misses a flying snap from half forward. (Q3 0:49)
Snelling passes to Parish at half forward, he shapes to play on and draws a 50m penalty for encroachment on Parsons to ensure the goal. (Q3 2:50)
Tuohy sails through a typically classy finish with a snap from the HFF after roving a Francis spoil. (Q3 5:13)
After the next centre bounce Parish receives from Smith, turns and shoots from 40m in the corridor for another one. (Q3 6:20)
Henry touches through a Guelfi snap from the HFF for a behind. (Q3 8:22)
Smith intercepts a rebound kick by Bews on the Dons HFF and is dropped after disposals by Guthrie, downfield free to Parish who goals. (Q3 9:20)
Phillips sprays a set shot for a point from 30m on a slight angle. (Q3 12:10)
Townsend marks 20m out on a slight angle and boots his third goal after Fantasia forces a turnover by hand by Taylor on the wing. (Q3 14:46)
Ratugolea marks on the flank 30m out but misses to the right. (Q3 22:30)
Parish misses from heavy traffic in the pocket. (Q3 23:37)
Atkins rolls through a goal into the wind from the top of the goalsquare after a gather and feed from Dangerfield. (Q3 29:06)
Narkle feeds Dangerfield at the first bounce of Q4, Danger runs to 60m and uses the wind to land the footy behind the goal umpire for the first goal of the quarter. (Q4 0:23)
Kennerley manages to miss a left foot snap from the square, albeit he was under some pressure. (Q4 7:07)
Jenkins marks an Ablett pass 45m out on a slight angle, well within his range with the wind and he converts. (Q4 7:38)
Merrett runs free through midfield and hits a diagonal lead by Laverde 30m out on a slight angle, who goals. (Q4 11:54)
Fantasia snaps a long goal after a chain of handballs from a pack behind the wing, just the sort of goal that the Dons are now trying to build in every play. (Q4 20:54)
Dangerfield runs around Francis on the wing and kicks long to Ratugolea who marks over Zerk-Thatcher 40m out on the flank and misses. (Q4 24:39)
Tuohy passes to Miers 40m out on a slight angle, Miers hurries the set shot but kicks straight and long enough. (Q4 25:07)
Dahlhaus snaps wide from 40m on a slight angle. (Q4 26:49)
Henry marks a centring ball by Ablett to the hotspot and goals, but it’s too late. (Q4 29:24)

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