Blog log from R14 of 2020: Hawthorn vs Essendon

Gunston marks over Gleeson but misses from 25m on a slight angle. (Q1 1:25)
Saad gives away 50m with a bit of late contact to bring Worpel from wing to 25m on a slight angle, he also misses. (Q1 2:29)
Howe intercepts the kick in to the Hawks HFF and centres to Worpel 45m out in front, he looks but then goes back for the set shot… and sails through for the first goal! (Q1 3:59)
Langford misses a snap from traffic 45m out on a slight angle. (Q1 5:31)
After Daniher delivers a long kick from the HBF to the centre to open the game up, Merrett pokes a pass to Parish 35m out on a slight angle who misses wide right. (Q1 8:34)
Gunston gathers a ground ball on the HFF, baulks away from Zerk-Thatcher and delivers a dart to O’Brien who marks over Saad at the hotspot and hits the post. (Q1 11:45)
McEvoy spoils the kick in towards the 50 line, Wingard gives to Breust who misses on the run from 45m on a slight angle. (Q1 12:47)
Repeat inside 50s eventually tell for Hawthorn, Scully roves and bounces through a goal from 20m in the pocket. (Q1 12:47)
McDonald-Tipungwuti marks on the HFF, fakes the pass and runs past the man on the mark for a fine finish from 45m! (Q1 18:45)
Cousins gets a contact free for Phillips catching him across the chops, he converts from 30m on the flank. (Q1 22:31)
Snelling roves a Daniher contest and gives to Mosquito for a left foot snap across the body from 25m on a slight angle that goes across the face. (Qtr Time)
Cousins has a flying snap on the run from 45m in the corridor but it skews well wide, on the end of a fast break through midfield. (Q2 1:18)
Worpel misses a pass to the pocket from the HFF and the ball bounces for a behind. (Q2 2:27)
Hanrahan worries Ham off a loose ball at half forward, gathers and turns for a spot up kick to Worpel 40m out on a slight angle, who hits the post. (Q2 3:24)
Phillips gives to Stringer who just gets a snap off before being swamped 25m out on the flank, that’s his first goal of the afternoon from his first kick. (Q2 5:58)
Wingard passes to Breust 30m out on a slight angle who tugs his set shot left. (Q2 7:57)
Worpel has a huge channel to run out of a stoppage on the wing with McEvoy’s tap, big pack at the hotspot, Breust gives to Gunston for the goal from 15m. (Q2 9:09)
Breust gives to Minchington on the wing who has green grass ahead, he bounces twice and rams through another one from 40m! (Q2 10:54)
Redman is pinged for a push in the back, has a spray but the ump holds firm as they always do, Hanrahan misses from 45m near the boundary. (Q2 15:27)
Cousins clears from a stoppage inside 50, Worpel centres for Hanrahan 40m out in the corridor, he tugs this one left. (Q2 16:25)
Howe receives from Ceglar and roosts a massive snap from the HFF that lands in the hands of Redman over the goal line, nice finish. (Q2 18:40)
McDonald-Tipungwuti gives to Merrett after a stoppage at half forward, he has no time for anything else except a very low-percentage snap from 30m on the boundary that misses. (Q2 19:56)
The Hawks rebound at pace as they have done a lot today, Hooker is out of position and gives away a frontal contact free to O’Brien 45m out in front who kicks truly. (Q2 21:01)
Hooker gets a pushing free on Hartley 40m out in front and converts. (Q3 4:30)
Essendon rebounds up the guts and it comes off with a Stewart pass to Stringer 35m out on a slight angle, who punches the set shot low and straight. (Q3 9:29)
Parish bombs long from the next centre bounce, Daniher dives in front of Frost to mark, play on and goal off his left from 30m on a slight angle. Dons hitting back! (Q3 9:13)
Phillips gets a ruck free on the wing and goes long to the pocket where Daniher leaps over Hartley to mark 25m out and… tug it right. (Q3 14:13)
Daniher marks in the centre, wheels and goals long to McDonald-Tipungwuti who falls over but still marks in a contest with Hardwick 20m out in front, he goals too! (Q3 15:58)
Shiel in the next in the procession of centre clearances by the Bombers, Daniher marks 45m out in front and misses to the left. (Q3 17:43)
Langford catches Howe high at the Hawk hotspot on a rare Hawthorn attack in Q3, Howe makes no mistake with the set shot to give his team a breather. (Q3 21:27)
Shiel passes to Stewart to mark in front of Jiath 50m out in the corridor after another centre clearance win to the Bombers, Stewart rams through a nice set shot! (Q3 21:27)
Daniher marks 45m out on a slight angle, plays on as usual and misses as usual. (Q3 21:27)
Saad weaves to the HFF and kicks to the hotspot where Hooker marks on his chest in front of Hartley and goals, Essendon back within a kick! (Q3 21:27)
Hartley rushes a Stewart snap from half forward after another Saad speculator. (Q3 21:27)
Repeat inside 50s for the Bombers, Shiel pokes a high ball down the flank, Clarke marks in front of two Hawks 35m out and gives his team the lead with a rare goal! (Q3 21:27)
Long ball to the Bomber hotspot, Snelling roves and gives to Langford who skids through another one! (Q4 14:34)
Wingard contests at half forward to a Day speculator, Gunston gives to Scully who skids through a snap from true CHF to bring the Hawks back within a kick. (Q4 17:04)
4:57 to go, Hawks have more than enough time if they can win some contests. (Q4 17:34)
Merrett kicks from a stoppage on the HFF, the ball lands on the behind line where Daniher marks behind Hartley and goals! (Q4 18:46)
Breust has time at CHF to pick out a pass and hits Gunston 25m out on a slight angle, no mark but an obvious holding free on Ridley, Gunston plays on and goals. (Q4 22:04)
2:45 to go and still anyone’s. (Q4 22:04)
The Hawks overuse the handball on the wing and get into trouble, McGrath kicks inside 50, Hooker almost stuffs it up but eventually Stringer has Clarke for the easy goal! (Q4 24:04)
Centre clearance to Essendon yet again, McEvoy spoils but Daniher roves and goals from 40m in front! (Q4 24:52)

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