Blog log from R10 of 2020: Essendon vs Western Sydney

Keeffe gets back to rush a long Saad ball that bounces in the pocket near McDonald-Tipungwuti. (Q1 15:47)
Perryman roves and shoots off a step from 45m on the flank but it’s just wide. (Q1 16:54)
Coniglio gets our first set shot of the evening and converts from 40m on the flank, much to everyone’s relief as it has been an extremely turgid affair so far. (Q2 1:04)
And of course the Bombers kick the instant replying goal, this one from Zaharakis on the HFF on the run. (Q2 2:37)
Langford leaps in front of Corr and marks 20m out on a slight angle after an extremely lugubrious rebound around members wing, he kicks straight. (Q2 8:14)
Langford dives and marks a Guelfi pass 30m out near the boundary in front of Davis, he slots his second goal with a laser of a drop punt. (Q2 12:54)
Kelly gets a rather soft free for a hold by Ridley at the hotspot as they wait for a ball that cleared their heads anyway, he hits the post, footy gods smile. (Q2 15:05)
Shaw is pinged for a hold on McDonald-Tipungwuti after a stoppage next to the hotspot, who goals as well. Belatedly, the Bombers have the jump! (Q2 17:40)
The Dons win the next centre bounce and a free at half forward too, Shiel receives from Draper and launches from true CHF, it’s a long strong diamond! (Q2 20:05)
Parish misses a quick snap under pressure from near the hotspot. (Q2 22:39)
Daniels misses a flying snap from the HFF after a stoppage. (Q2 23:53)
Cameron kicks high from the wing to the fat side where Shaw is zoning up from defence to mark over Parish 35m out on a slight angle. Heater kicks truly. (Q2 26:01)
McKenna proves his doubters wrong in his new forward role with a quality bouncing finish from 35m out in the corridor after roving his own contest. (Q2 28:21)
Snelling passes to Draper to mark in front of Mumford 30m out on the flank after the first centre bounce of Q3, he stutters in and kicks straight, much to his teammates’ delight. (Q3 1:01)
Langford passes to McKernan 50m out on a slight angle, his set shot falls in the square, Langford gets a pressured snap off from 10m that flies wide. (Q3 3:14)
Davis marks a Caldwell kick on the GWS goal line and gives off to Finlayson who goals from 15m on the boundary. (Q3 6:19)
A loose ball comes off the boot of Shaw and OOTF in the pocket 25m out, Langford takes the free but kicks OOTF on the other side. (Q3 16:01)
Hopper roves a Francis spoil of a Cameron contest at the hotspot but shoots wide under pressure. (Q3 17:17)
Himmelberg marks on the boundary 30m out and screws through a professional set shot. (Q3 18:15)
Williams gives to Perryman for a snap off a step from 35m on a slight angle… just wide. (Q3 21:43)
Draper just misses a screwing snap from half forward, the crowd went up then subsided. (Q3 23:45)
Hopper clears from the first centre bounce of Q4, Daniels provides a key link play, Whitfield kicks to the square where Cameron rises above Francis to mark and goal. (Q4 0:52)
McDonald-Tipungwuti receives outside a pack at CHF and misses off his left. (Q4 2:37)
Shaw marks 70m out out from goal on the boundary and gets smashed late by McKenna, obvious 50m penalty and Heater kicks his second goal! Giants back in it. (Q4 5:22)
Cutler delivers a pass from midfield with nice vision to McDonald-Tipungwuti 40m out on a slight angle, he chooses a pass to McKernan 25m out on the flank who misses. (Q4 10:18)
Daniels jinks through Saad and Ridley on the wing and passes to Whitfield 40m out on a slight angle who misses. (Q4 10:52)
Rain falling, the ground was slippery to start with but much worse now. (Q4 14:09)
Hurley kicks on the turn from the last line after roving but it sails OOTF 25m out, Coniglio plays on and doesn’t make the distance. (Q4 16:51)
Francis is pinged for deliberate OOB 10m out, Cameron can’t get the ball to swerve and misses. (Q4 17:21)
The Giants work the ball around the boundary from a stoppage on the HBF, Davis taps to Himmelberg who bombs to the square for Cameron to gather and goal! GWS in front. (Q4 18:53)
There were Bombers matching up man on man with every Giant on that play but every Giant won their contest, great goal. (Q4 19:18)
Essendon can’t clear the footy, a series of stoppages in the GWS forward 50, eventually McKernan gives away a high contact free to Ward 40m out on a slight angle who goals! (Q4 25:38)
1:25 to go, two kicks in it, that’s the ball game unless something insane happens. (Q4 25:59)
Saad rams through a goal from half forward but the clock stops at two seconds to go. (Q4 28:21)

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