Blog log from R16 of 2020: Geelong vs Essendon

McDonald-Tipungwuti marks 10m out but handballs to Mosquito, wrong decision as the Cat defence swarms and eventually Mosquito snaps wide. (Q1 0:22)
The Cats go coast to coast from the kick in, Blicavs marks over Guelfi and kicks the first goal from 25m on a slight angle. (Q1 1:16)
Bews is in space to mark a Menegola pass, run to CHF and let fly… just wide. (Q1 2:39)
O’Connor breaks a Guelfi tackle to pass to Rohan 25m out on the flank who kicks truly. (Q1 2:39)
McDonald-Tipungwuti passes to Hooker 20m out in the pocket after a stoppage on the HFF. Hooker stabs it right. (Q1 2:39)
Hawkins marks a long Menegola ball in front of Hurley 15m out in front for his first goal of the day. (Q1 2:39)
Hawkins marks again in front of Hurley from a Parfitt kick to the behind post, he screws through another one. A bit too easy for Geelong early. (Q1 2:39)
Duncan kicks from the next centre bounce to Dahlhaus 40m out on the flank, who runs in right but shoots straight. (Q1 2:39)
Dangerfield takes a pack mark 40m out near the boundary and steers through another one, Geelong is on FIYAH! (Q1 18:13)
Stewart gets a set shot 45m out on a slight angle and sprays it OOTF. (Q1 19:50)
Langford passes to James Stewart who marks again 30m out on the flank and this time kicks straight. (Q1 21:20)
Rohan misses a snap from the HFF. (Q1 23:40)
Rohan bounces a pass to Dangerfield in the pocket who fends off and centres for Menegola 20m out for the goal. (Q2 4:13)
Hawkins taps to his feet at a throw in, Miers is there to gather and checkside the goal from 25m on a slight angle. (Q2 6:30)
Menegola passes to Hawkins on the boundary 25m out who converts for his third. This is a procession that would impress Kim Jong Un. (Q2 8:21)
Close feeds Bews for another on. Donald Trump just called, he wants to appoint Chris Scott to organise his 2020 victory parade. (Q2 10:57)
Snelling passes to McDonald-Tipungwuti 45m out on a slight angle, who misses. (Q2 16:44)
Miers bounces through another one after Heppell gets in trouble at half back, following a period where Essendon had some ball but did nothing with it. (Q2 20:14)
Dahlhaus marks a Miers pass 40m out on the flank after Dangerfield sets up the next centre clearance. He doesn’t score. (Q2 21:14)
Merrett gets caught HTB on the wing and the Cats stream forward in classic fashion, Bews gets a running shot off from CHF that rolls through. (Q2 25:50)
Snelling passes to Stringer 30m out on the flank after the next centre bounce, HT siren sounds, Stringer steers through the goal. (Q2 27:29)
Duncan passes to Hawkins 45m out near the boundary who just misses. (Q3 4:59)
Snelling gives to Draper who checksides into the post from 30m on the flank after a stoppage. (Q3 7:11)
Miers gets a 50m penalty to put him at the hotspot for his third goal. (Q3 9:24)
Stringer marks 45m out on a slight angle and slices it right. (Q3 13:54)
Mosquito gives to Shiel for a goal from the hotspot, it is well into junk time now though. (Q3 15:09)
McDonald-Tipungwuti misses a long snap. (Q3 16:13)
Gleeson passes to Zerk-Thatcher 40m out on the flank who misses with a sack of a kick. (Q3 19:01)
Menegola snaps a goal just before the 3QT siren from 40m in front. (Q3 21:09)
Langford misses a set shot from 25m on a slight angle. (Q4 2:04)
Geelong goes coast to coast, Ridley is pinged for contact over the shoulder on Dangerfield 40m out on a slight angle who misses. (Q4 3:27)
Redman dumps a kick from a stoppage at FB but Stewart dives to intercept 45m out on a slight angle, he misses. (Q4 5:29)
Blicavs drops an intercept mark at defensive hotspot, Shiel roves and misses. (Q4 6:48)
Heppell misses a snap from half forward. (Q4 9:15)
Blicavs roosts a long goal that’s shepherded through by Hawkins in the square. (Q4 10:57)
Hawkins beats Hooker to mark a Cam Guthrie centre clearance kick to the square and plays on for the goal. (Q4 12:48)
Redman marks 40m out on a slight angle and gets some garbage. (Q4 16:42)
Townsend snaps some junk from 15m out. (Q4 19:16)
Dangerfield marks 40m out on a slight angle and just sneaks his set shot inside the right goalpost. (Q4 21:28)
Langford wins a HTB free in the pocket 20m out and misses in the last minute. (Q4 24:14)

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