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Blog log from R11 of 2020: Gold Coast vs Essendon

Blog log for Gold Coast vs Essendon, R11 of 2020

Lukosius bombs long from outside CHF to the square but the ball comes off hands for a point, the first score of the evening. (Q1 1:34)
Bowes mops up a poor Parish kick from defence on the HFF and passes to Fiorini deep in the pocket 35m out, who kicks the first goal. (Q1 3:02)
Stewart marks a long Cutler kick over Ballard next to the behind post but hits the goal post with his attempt. (Q1 6:47)
Stewart leaps in front of Collins to juggle a nice pass by McKernan to a hole 40m out on a slight angle.The goal umpire doesn’t have to move as the ball sails over his peaked cap. (Q1 8:42)
King contests a quick Anderson ball from a stoppage on the HFF at the top of the square and keeps his feet to chase the crumb, fumble and volley it home. (Q1 13:05)
Harbrow roves on the wing and shanks a kick inside 50 that luckily lands in the lap of Swallow just inside CHF, who gives off to Weller for the goal. (Q1 21:17)
Parish roves a bouncing ball by Langford to the top of the square but snaps wide under pressure. (Q1 22:43)
Rankine pumps his arms in triumph after snapping the first goal of Q2 from 50m on a slight angle following the centre bounce, Day with the goal assist give. (Q2 1:08)
McKenna delivers a lovely pass from the wing to the lead of Stewart 35m out on a slight angle, nothing Collins could do there. Stewart kicks his second goal. (Q2 4:08)
Rankine marks a long Weller ball near the behind post and goes quickly to Ainsworth 20m out on a slight angle for the goal. (Q2 7:55)
Greenwood flies in a big pack 40m out in the corridor to pluck a Witts speculator up the guts, he kicks truly as well! (Q2 10:04)
Bellchambers beats Day to mark 20m out on a slight angle and pull one back for the Bombers. (Q2 13:13)
After a stoppage on the wing, McDonald-Tipungwuti feeds Zaharakis for a running snap from 40m on a slight angle that sails through. (Q2 15:57)
Weller roves and snaps wide from 25m on the flank. (Q2 17:07)
Rankine snaps wide from a stoppage 20m out in the pocket. (Q2 19:48)
Rankine again, this time he has a moment to measure a snap across the body after a stoppage near the hotspot but just misses. (Q2 21:07)
McGrath passes across half forward to Guelfi 45m out on a slight angle, who shanks it OOTF. (Q2 25:34)
Langford is pinged for encroachment to bring Bowes from wing to 40m on a slight angle, Bowes makes him pay with a nice set shot. (Q2 27:21)
Ellis marks a dump kick from a stoppage to 50m on a slight angle, he points at the goals and then kicks it wide. (Q3 3:49)
Shiel passes to Langford 20m out in the pocket after a Bomber rebound up members wing, who kicks truly. (Q3 4:41)
Lemmens passes to King on the boundary 40m out after a rebound around the outer wing, King hits the square where Day marks over Zerk-Thatcher and goals. (Q3 7:36)
Essendon get a mountain of repeat inside 50s on the outer HFF, eventually Snelling roves a Ballard spoil and snaps the goal from 20m in the pocket. (Q3 12:38)
McKernan flies over Powell to mark a Bellchambers pass 30m out on the boundary, but misses near side. (Q3 15:21)
Stewart marks a Smith kick from the HFF to near the behind line, he boots goal number three. (Q3 16:36)
Cutler drops a mark at half forward but then catches Day HTB 45m out on a slight angle, he misses. (Q3 22:03)
Day marks on the lead 50m out on a slight angle from a long Weller ball from midfield. His set shot is a peach, it sails through as the 3QT siren sounds. (Q3 23:53)
Day marks at the hotspot and gives Corbett a Joe the Goose special but Clarke runs him down to prevent a certain goal! (Q4 1:34)
Clarke catches Weller high 40m out on a slight angle, who gets up ruefully and kicks it over his head for the goal. (Q4 2:03)
Cutler roves at the hotspot, no one comes at him for a moment so he snaps off a step off the left and wobbles it inside the left goalpost. (Q4 4:29)
Day roves on the HFF and gives to Corbett who snaps off a step from just inside 50m… into the right goalpost. (Q4 5:48)
McKenna bounces twice up the wing and passes to Zaharakis 40m out on a slight angle, who kicks a big goal after a lot of broken play. (Q4 14:03)
McKernan marks on the HFF and centres for Zaharakis 45m out on a slight angle, just a bit further out than his last set shot, and Zaka repeats the dose to level the scores! (Q4 18:01)
Parish runs from congestion on the wing and passes to Langford 35m out on a slight angle, who goals as well! Dons take the lead. (Q4 20:56)
King roves his own contest at the hotspot, baulks out of a tackle and kicks the levelling goal with some panache! (Q4 23:06)
Lagford roves Witts and gives to Shiel for a quick snap from a stoppage at the hotspot… wide off the left boot. (Q4 24:48)
Gold Coast rebounds at pace around members wing, Ainsworth sends a speculator to a pack 35m out on a slight angle where King rises majestically to mark and… miss. (Q4 25:21)
1:24 at the sSaad kick in, up the guts, Shiel kicks it to the HBF for Essendon, throw in,1:04 to go, scores level. (Q4 26:18)
Anderson clears, Rankine takes a contested grab 50m out on the flank against Guelfi! Lines up with 30 seconds to go… short, Lemmens roves but gets stripped by McGrath, stoppage. (Q4 27:36)
Siren goes as the ball lands, it’s a draw! (Q4 27:36)

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