Blog log from R17 of 2020: Western Sydney vs Melbourne

Pickett gives outside to Langdon who snaps wide from 35m on a slight angle. (Q1 0:35)
Hopper kicks OOTF 35m out in Melbourne’s FP, Baker screws through the first goal of the evening with a lovely finish! (Q1 2:40)
Weideman reefs the footy out of a pack at the hotspot,turns and grubbers wide. (Q1 5:15)
Hunt misses a flying snap from half forward. (Q1 5:15)
Hopper marks 40m out on a slight angle and hoofs it wide left. (Q1 6:48)
Oliver props in midfield and passes to Neal-Bullen 45m out on a slight angle who goals. (Q1 10:16)
Viney gets caught HTB by Greene 20m out in the pocket, who screws it just wide right. (Q1 12:19)
Pickett starts a rebound with a scoot from half back, Spargo snaps the goal from 40m on a slight angle. (Q1 13:00)
Brown passes to Pickett 45m out on a slight angle who doesn’t score. (Q1 15:47)
Lever arrives late to give away 50 after Lloyd marks on the HFF to ensure the goal, after a bit of how’s your father. (Q1 19:27)
Perryman follows up his own smothered snap and volleys a goal from the top of the square after a stoppage, with a set up by Green. (Q1 22:32)
Petracca chases the crumb from a Fritsch inside 50 kick, two Giants trail him but the ball falls for Hunt who snaps truly off the right boot from the hotspot. (Q1 24:46)
Haynes drops an intercept mark on the HBF, Petracca zooms onto the crumb and snaps a sensational finish from 35m! (Q1 27:03)
Greene marks 50m out on the flank just before the QT siren but just misses. (Q1 29:18)
Kelly glides onto a crumb from a pack 30m out on the flank and just misses. (Q2 0:18)
Daniels roves and tries a Daicos special from the boundary 40m, it skids then turns in the square like a Muralitharan off break, sensational goal! (Q2 1:56)
Taranto is pinged for abuse to bring Pickett from wing to 40m on a slight angle, who misses. (Q2 5:11)
Pickett gathers a bouncing Salem ball and snaps wide from the hotspot. (Q2 6:25)
Fritsch gives from the pocket inside to Baker who snaps off a step from 35m on the flank… that one screws through for another fine finish! (Q2 9:41)
Williams converts a set shot from the hotspot. (Q2 15:58)
Cameron has a moment with ball in hand at the GWS hotspot but chooses a handball that goes to ground, Langdon starts the rebound that ends with Pickett running into the open goal. (Q2 18:32)
Lloyd sails through a long-range snap for his second goal. (Q2 20:10)
Finlayson runs to 20m to snap another goal after a terrible handball clanger by Lever in a pack on the wing. (Q2 21:52)
Melksham is pinged for throwing de Boer off a ground ball in a pack 40m out on a slight angle. MDB kicks truly, GWS have taken the lead! (Q2 24:37)
Gawn runs to CHF and chooses to pass to Fritsch 45m out on a slight angle, who misses. (Q2 27:22)
Greene misses a set shot from 35m on a slight angle to kick off second half scoring. (Q3 1:25)
Mumford is pinged for a high shepherd on Rivers 40m out in front of the Melbourne goals, the kid boots his first senior goal. (Q3 2:47)
Daniels boots his second goal and it’s another corker, snapping while being tackled from 35m on the flank. (Q3 7:46)
Spargo roves in the pocket and gives to Petracca who tries a Daicos special from 25m but it skids across the face. (Q3 14:38)
Daniels fumbles in the pocket but has time to butter up and give Williams a Joe the Goose special on the end of a coast to coast rebound around outer wing. (Q3 15:13)
Cameron, who has been quiet tonight as he usually has been all season, snaps across his body on the left for a goal from the hotspot. (Q3 17:21)
Petracca roves at half forward and gives to Salem who sails through a nice snap from 50m on a slight angle. (Q3 20:11)
de Boer roves a Cameron contest and gives to Finlayson who snaps on the turn from 25m on the flank but it screws wide. (Q3 22:38)
Spargo marks a Salem pass 40m out on a slight angle and kicks the first goal of Q4. (Q4 3:58)
Gawn catches Taranto HTB at CHF, he goes back for the set shot (fooling nobody) then passes but that doesn’t work. (Q4 6:10)
Repeat inside 50s pile up for Melbourne, eventually Fritsch wins a marking contest with Haynes 25m out on a slight angle from a Vandenberg pass… he goals. (Q4 10:28)
Hopper passes to Daniels on the boundary 25m out, his drop punt is OOTF. (Q4 13:13)
Smith halves a contest with Cameron in the GWS goalsquare and the Demons rebound. (Q4 15:11)
Spargo breaks a tackle at half forward and hits the lead of Pickett 30m out on the boundary, whose drop punt is narrow. (Q4 16:33)
Shaw spoils over a pack in the pocket but straight to Rivers who snaps off a step from 35m… it is a wobbler but it falls over the goal line for a massive goal! (Q4 19:04)
Reid bombs to the GWS hotspot but it’s spoiled and over for a throw in in the pocket, 1:01. Secondary stoppage, 53 seconds. Too late, you’d think… (Q4 22:43)
You can throw a blanket over 30 blokes but Daniels spins and goals from 20m, 33 seconds left, Giants back within a kick! (Q4 23:14)
Gawn smacks it forward, Perryman rebounds, Whitfield marks on the wing and kicks forward, Rivers spoils out for a throw in on the Giants HFF, 17 seconds… (Q4 24:32)
Green roves and handballs to traffic but Petracca cuts it off, siren sounds, Demons win! (Full Time)

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