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Blog log from R16 of 2020: Melbourne vs Fremantle

Blog log for Melbourne vs Fremantle, R16 of 2020

Rain has started falling early in Q1, no scoring attempts yet. (Q1 3:35)
Freo rebound up the guts through Wilson, Lobb marks in space 35m out on the flank but misses. (Q1 4:00)
Walters gets a downfield free 40m out in the corridor but misses. (Q1 8:14)
Along with the rain which is heavy now, the wind has picked up and is blowing strongly towards Fremantle’s end in Q1. (Q1 9:32)
The ball is living in Freo’s front third but no easy shots in the driving rain, eventually Darcy snaps wide from 30m on the flank. (Q1 14:46)
Fyfe roves a Smith fumble and snaps across his body from 40m in front, the ball bounces high, Baker just manages to touch it through in time. (Q1 18:04)
Schulz hits Walters on the lead 40m out on the flank. The rain and wind have died down somewhat… Sonny finally boots the first goal of the game! (Q1 19:46)
Hunt gets the first score for Melbourne, a point from a stoppage at the hotspot. (Q1 22:27)
Petracca misses from a stoppage deep in the pocket. (Q2 2:18)
Taberner is one out with Hibberd at the hotspot to a long Crowden ball, Hibberd falls over, Tabs gathers and shoots wide, disappointingly. (Q2 10:02)
Frederick has two or three Demons to contest against 40m out on a slight angle but gets a front-on contact free on Salem, after a period of Freo pressure. He misses. (Q2 15:18)
Hunt also gets a front-on contact free at the hotspot up the other end, this one on Cerra. He kicks truly. (Q2 16:19)
Rain coming down hard again, as it often does in Cairns. (Q2 17:22)
Taberner misses a long set shot. (Q2 20:03)
Rivers gets caught high by Mundy 45m out in front just before the HT siren, he misses. (Q2 22:27)
Darcy snaps a big goal from a stoppage 20m out on a slight angle, Gawn fell over after starting in front. (Q3 5:07)
Fritsch passes from CHF to Weideman who takes a contested grab 20m out on a slight angle for the quick replying goal. (Q3 6:52)
No rain as yet in Q3, and we’re getting a few scores! (Q3 7:22)
Gawn bends over and fumbles a crumb at defensive hotspot, Walters pounces and snaps the big goal! (Q3 16:35)
Pickett runs behind two Dockers to gather a long Fritsch ball to grass near the hotspot, but snaps wide. (Q3 20:06)
Walters turns thief again, this time to mop up a Hibberd fumble in the pocket for his third goal from 10m! (Q3 24:08)
Wilson bombs from half forward with a torpedo that goes just wide left. (Q4 2:17)
Fritsch marks over Wilson and Duman near the boundary 35m out but misses. (Q4 6:07)
Rivers misses a flying snap from the HFF. (Q4 7:54)
Cerra intercepts a dump kick to the HFF, he starts a chain of pressured handballs through big traffic towards the pocket, Mundy gives back to Cerra who checksides a fabulous goal! (Q4 9:43)
That is a strong contender for goal of the year, repeat efforts capped by a moment of supreme skill in terrible conditions to ice a game. (Q4 10:09)
Vandenberg marks at the hotspot from the next centre bounce clearance by Viney and goals. (Q4 10:43)
Rain falling again, Bedford snaps wide from a stoppage on the HFF. (Q4 12:26)
Schulz goes long to the pocket for Taberner 20m out, who misses. (Q4 15:24)
Conca is pinged for deliberate OOB 20m out, Hunt kicks very high to the square but it’s rushed by Darcy. (Q4 17:23)
Fritsch snaps across his body for a nice goal from 25m on the flank with a set up by Langdon after he worried Brayshaw off a ground ball and mopped up for the goal assist give. (Q4 18:43)
Petracca snaps a touches ball wide from a pack 20m out in the pocket after a May contest brings the ball to ground. (Q4 20:24)
Ball living in Melbourne’s front half but no clear shots as yet, 2:30 to go. (Q4 21:43)
Acres is the last man to cut off a Melksham snap and prevent a score. (Q4 21:43)
Hill rebounds from a stoppage in the Demons FP, out of play for a throw in on the wing, 1:21. (Q4 22:53)
Secondary ball in, 1:14. (Q4 23:55)
Gawn clears to half forward but it’s another thrown in, 1:00 to go and two kicks still in it. (Q4 23:55)
Cerra clears to the wing, another throw in, 44 seconds left, that’s the ball game. (Q4 25:08)
Freederick volleys home some junk in the very last second from 10m just before the final siren. (Q4 25:08)

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