Blog log from R2 of 2020: Carlton vs Melbourne

Neal-Bullen hits the lead of Fritsch 20m out on the flank for the first goal. (Q1 0:58)
Petracca marks a short pass to the hotspot over Curnow for his first goal of the afternoon. (Q1 5:08)
Gawn works to set up another clearance in the front half, Petracca’s kick in marked by Fritsch who misses from 25m in the pocket. (Q1 9:38)
Jones intercepts a rebound kick by Simpson and eventually Gawn passes to Neal-Bullen 30m out on the flank, who goals. (Q1 12:26)
Gawn bosses another stoppage to allow the Demons to attack at pace, Hunt marks on the lead 40m out on a slight angle and goals. (Q1 17:34)
Hunt goals from the top of the square on the run after McDonald strips Petrevski-Seton in a tackle in the pocket. (Q1 19:06)
Liam Jones is pinged for HTB under a double tackle, Fritsch plays on and misses from 25m in the pocket. (Q1 22:55)
A lull as Newman is stretchered off. (Q1 23:50)
McDonald passes to Brayshaw 45m out on a slight angle, who misses. (Q2 1:51)
McKay marks on the lead in front of Jetta from a McGovern pass 30m out on the flank, but misses with a pulled kick. (Q2 4:21)
Weitering gets a 50m penalty to put him 45m out on the flank, he hits the post. (Q2 9:51)
Tomlinson hits Hunt running straight up the guts behind the Carlton defence and into the open goal. (Q2 10:51)
Another inside 50 to Melbourne after a stoppage win, McDonald provides the crumb near goal and it’s Neal-Bullen who soccers it through. (Q2 12:02)
Lang sails through a high snap for a behind from half forward. (Q2 14:53)
Setterfield snaps truly from a stoppage 15m out but it’s touched off the boot, Carlton still searching for a major nearing HT. (Q2 18:52)
Fritsch roves and snaps wide from half forward. (Q2 20:05)
Cuningham belatedly gets the first major for the Blues after roving a dropped May screamer on the HFF. (Q2 21:37)
Lang roves a massive pack at the hotspot and snaps truly off the left boot. (Q2 23:52)
Setterfield burns a snap on the run from the HFF off a couple of steps, nowhere near scoring. (Q2 25:18)
Martin gives wide of congestion from one pocket to the other after a stoppage, Casboult shanks it OOTF. (Q3 3:48)
Simpson is out of position and gives away a contact free on Jackson 40m out on the flank, who misses. (Q3 6:42)
Martin roves, sprints, bounces and hits McGovern 20m out on the flank with a lovely long kick over Lever. Levi goals with a banana set shot. (Q3 8:27)
Smith is pinged for a push in a pack at the Carlton hotspot, Cripps is the man with the footy but he misses. (Q3 14:39)
Casboult leads up the guts and Walsh hits him on the left nipple with a bullet pass from midfield. Levi lines up from 40m, and kicks truly. (Q3 17:04)
Petracca takes a contested grab over Newnes on the HFF, runs to 50m and punches a low snap that skids through from the square. Trac is on fire! (Q3 19:19)
Betts roves and misses from a pack 30m out on a slight angle. (Q4 1:30)
Cuningham bounces a handball to Gibbons standing flat footed on the HFF, the VFL star turns and shoots from 40m for a big goal! (Q4 2:57)
Martin passes to Betts 35m out on a slight angle who misses, disappointingly. (Q4 4:27)
Three Demons fly against each other to spoil a long Murphy ball to 35m, Newnes stays down and feeds Betts to run into the open goal! (Q4 7:34)
Tomlinson feeds Fritsch who baulks and shoots from 20m in the pocket… across the face and OOTF. (Q4 9:29)
Betts strips May in a tackle deep the attack for Carlton, it’s Walsh who snaps off a step from 30m on a slight angle but it’s wide. (Q4 10:28)
Cripps stands tall in front of Rivers and marks a speculator by Murphy to the hotspot. This to bring the margin under a kick… poster! (Q4 12:27)
Cuningham speeds up members wing and goes long to the hotspot, again it’s a sea of bodies and Cripps comes up with the contested grab! And goals! (Q4 13:43)
Melbourne’s attacking channels have dried up and Carlton is piling on the pressure of possession and territory, if not always the finishing quality. (Q4 14:43)
Martin gets a soft contact free 45m out on the flank and hits the post flush on to level the scores. 5:16 to go. (Q4 15:43)
McDonald has a moment to pick out a pass from the pocket and chooses wisely as Fritsch marks in front of Jones 15m out on a slight angle. He misses, Dees in the lead. (Q4 19:13)
Docherty goes up the guts with the kick in but Gawn brings it to ground, Nathan Jones passes to Viney 45m out on a slight angle who doesn’t score, Pittonet in relief. (Q4 20:13)
The Carlton rebound breaks down on the wing, stoppage with 1:47 to go. (Q4 20:13)
Walsh gets two chances to kick inside 50 on the next Carlton attacks but chooses the wrong option both times. (Q4 21:44)
Melbourne attacks around the outer side and does enough to tick the clock down, siren, Melbourne wins by a point! (Q4 22:30)

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