Blog log from R8 of 2020: Adelaide vs Essendon

Hartigan is pinged for contact on Laverde in a marking contest 20m out on a slight angle, who steers through the first goal of the afternoon. (Q1 3:17)
Stengle is goal side of his man McKenna to rove a Himmelberg contest in the pocket and run into the open goal in classic opportunist style! (Q1 6:31)
Cahill rams a snap into the post from 20m on the boundary. (Q1 7:37)
Townsend roves in the pocket, Hartigan tackles but catches him high 25m out, Towna tries an inside pass that doesn’t work, no score. (Q1 10:36)
McKenna gives to Ham who has space and time for a snap on the lope from 45m in the corridor, which he sprays OOTF. (Q1 13:36)
Big pack forms after a stoppage 25m out on the flank from Adelaide’s goal, the umpy waits, the ball squirts out to Walker who snaps truly off the right! But it’s touched, point. (Q1 15:36)
McKernan contests against two Crows 20m out in front, the crumb goes over the back to the square, Mackay chases but Townsend’s flying boot gets the first for the volley goal! (Q1 22:22)
Murphy juggles a mark from a long Walker ball to 35m on a slight angle. He shoots after the QT siren to level the scores with his first goal. (Q1 27:32)
McKenna intercepts a Doedee kick to the Dons HFF, has options on the counter but goes himself from 45m… touched through by Talia. (Q2 0:55)
Brodie Smith brings the crowd to their feet with a snap goal from half forward which bounces in the square and gets a strong shepherd from Himmelberg. (Q2 4:27)
McDonald-Tipungwuti snaps high and wide from half forward, Cahill wins a ground contest in the pocket to keep it alive and gives inside to Parish to run into the opengoal! (Q2 7:22)
Essendon bosses the next centre clearance through Bellchambers, Laverde stands up in a tackle and gives to McDonald-Tipungwuti who snaps truly from 20m in front! (Q2 8:42)
Zaharakis just misses a snap from the HFF. Essendon has all the territory, helped by some clearance dominance. (Q2 14:41)
Devon Smith hits a crumb at half forward at full pace and has a flying snap from 45m on a slight angle… just wide. (Q2 16:23)
Murphy is dumped by Ridley after kicking long from the wing to the hotspot, downfield free to Walker who converts. (Q2 17:57)
Seedsman sends a high, hopeful ball inside 50, Himmelberg makes it look good with a contested grab in front of Ridley 30m out on a slight angle, but he misses. (Q2 19:25)
McKernan passes to McDonald-Tipungwuti 20mn out on the flank, who sneaks his set shot inside the right goalpost for his first goal. (Q2 21:37)
Zaharakis misses a snap from the HFF after a stoppage. (Q3 1:41)
Francis falls over to allow Walker to mark untouched at the hotspot for his second goal. (Q3 2:47)
Seedsman gallops through midfield, over the paint and snaps from 40m on a slight angle… well wide. (Q3 5:24)
The Dons go coast to coast from the kick in, McKenna repeats the efforts of Seedsman with a scamper up the guts but he passes to Langford 15m out in front for the goal. (Q3 5:48)
Cahill soccers a goal from near the behind line after Parish handballs forward from a pack. (Q3 11:48)
Langford converts a set shot from the hotspot to cement the Bombers’ domination in general play. (Q3 15:31)
Murphy marks a McAdam pass 20m out in front and kicks his second goal. (Q3 19:10)
Seedsman gets another chance after a weaving run to half forward, after swerving past Gleeson he shoots from 40m on a slight angle and goals!@ (Q3 23:33)
A desperate Snelling tackle skews a Keays snap from 10m wide. (Q4 2:45)
Murphy snaps wide off a step from a pack 30m out on the flank. (Q4 4:31)
Townsend roves and snaps wide from 15m under heavy pressure. (Q4 5:11)
Merrett passes to Cahill 40m out on a slight angle whose set shot is a bit wobbly but straight enough. (Q4 7:04)
Stengle misses a snap from heavy traffic near the hotspot. (Q4 10:38)
The kick in immediately turns over at half forward for Adelaide, Brown has a go and misses as well. (Q4 10:38)
Talia reaches up to touch through a McGrath snap, confirmed on video review as a behind. (Q4 11:56)
McKenna is first to a long ball to the Crow hotspot that hits grass but tries a volley and has a fresh airy, Murphy pounces and goals! (Q4 16:50)
Seedsman misses a running snap from the HFF. (Q4 19:51)
Stoppage on the Crows HFF, 2:15 to go. (Q4 20:52)
Brodie Smith bombs long to the square, Hurley marks over Himmelberg to stop that attack, Dons rebound to the wing, McPherson kicks OOTF, 1:23 to go. (Q4 21:40)
McGrath goes long down the line, ball to ground but the Bombers have numbers, Talia rebounds to the wing, McGrath OOTF on the wing, 43 seconds left! (Q4 22:06)
Matt Crouch kicks to centre wing, Jones tackles to provide a crumb, Walker gives to Brodie Smith who shoots from 35m on the flank… OOTF! 15 seconds left! (Q4 22:55)
Redman marks the rebound kick by Francis to ice the game. Essendon wins! (Q4 23:31)

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