Blog log from P1 of 2021: Geelong vs Essendon

Hawkins roves on the HFF and gives to Cameron who spins and feeds Rohan for the first goal on the burst from 20m on the flank. (Q1 0:00)
Hooker dives to mark 40m out on the flank and tugs his set shot left. (Q1 1:04)
Cameron kicks long from the wing to Hawkins by himself who sets Rohan off into the open goal. (Q1 4:49)
Shiel bounces a snap wide from a stoppage 25m out on the flank. (Q1 8:04)
Hind passes to Parish 40m out on the flank who shanks the set shot for no score. (Q1 14:05)
Jones marks 45m out on a slight angle after the Dons manage to prevent the Cats rebounding. He chips it wide. (Q1 16:05)
Smith gives to Merrett who just snaps wide off the left from 35m on a slight angle. (Q1 16:50)
Again the Cats can’t rebound past half way, this time McDonald-Tipungwuti finds Smith on his own 20m out who plays on and goals. (Q1 16:50)
Hooker leaps over Bews to mark a Shiel pass 45m out on the flank but doesn’t score with a limp set shot. (Q1 20:02)
Bews misses a snap from the pocket. (Q1 23:49)
Clark marks a high De Koning speculator in traffic at the hotspot but misses. (Q1 24:21)
Higgins gets a goal from the pocket that looked to maybe have been marked on the line by Francis. (Q1 27:02)
Guthrie kicks his first goal with a set shot after the QT siren from 45m on a slight angle. (Q1 27:02)
Hooker bounces through the first goal of Q2 after roving a Parish inside 50 kick and bullocking his way out of a tackle. (Q2 0:26)
Wright outmarks Blicavs 25m out on a slight angle but misses. (Q2 0:26)
McGrath sails a long kick for a goal from 50m on a slight angle after the Dons swarm the ball carrier to force a turnover outside CHF. (Q2 0:26)
Ridley is pinged for a block on Cameron going for a Parfitt ball 25m out on the flank, Jezza screws through the goal. (Q2 3:37)
Cameron converts another set shot from 40m on a slight angle. (Q2 6:07)
Cox snaps across the face from a pack near the hotspot. (Q2 16:23)
Langford marks a Francis pass 40m out on a slight angle and steers through the set shot. (Q2 18:58)
Wright juggles a mark over Blicavs 40m out near the boundary and draws his set shot left to right and inside the post for a quality goal. (Q2 20:08)
Draper takes an uncontested grab 40m out on a slight angle, crabs in and shoots wide right. (Q2 24:06)
Essendon keep locking the ball in, Cox has the next try but just misses from near the hotspot. (Q2 28:09)
Parish roves a stoppage in the pocket but misses off the left boot from near the hotspot. (3 Qtr Time)
Hooker marks in front of a pack at the top of the square for the first goal of Q3. (Q3 1:20)
Zach Guthrie passes to Hawkins 45m out on the flank after Cameron keeps a ground ball alive. The Tomahawk’s set shot is a peach. (Q3 5:46)
Higgins marks 45m out on the flank, his set shot is short and rushed. (Q3 10:51)
Zach Guthrie marks a Dangerfield pass over Cox 25m out on a slight angle for a goal. (Q3 10:51)
Wright clunks a Parish ball in front of Blicavs 30m out on the flank, but misses. (Q3 17:56)
Heppell roves a Cameron contest at half back but Cameron had kept his feet and mows him down for the HTB free. Then misses with a shank from 40m on the flank. (Q3 23:42)
Bews marks a Menegola pass on the HFF, plays on around Ham and goals from 45m. And he loved it too! (Q3 23:42)
Langford catches a fumbling Menegola HTB on the boundary 25m out but misses. (Q3 25:19)
Hooker marks in front of Kolodjashnij 40m out on a slight angle but sprays it badly. (3 Qtr Time)
Hawkins takes a contested mark 35m out and gives Blicavs a Joe the Goose special. (Q4 1:36)
Clark misses a set shot from 45m near the boundary. (Q4 4:09)
Hooker marks in the pocket 15m out and screws through the snap set shot. (Q4 5:17)
Cameron leaps in front of Francis to marks a Selwood ball 50m out on a slight angle, he gives off to Jenkins who misses. (Q4 6:58)
Jones gives to Devon Smith who curls in a flying snap from 40m on the flank in pretty style. (Q4 8:45)
=McDonald-Tipungwuti catches Bews HTB in the centre, passes off to Devon Smith then runs to mark 45m out in front. This for the lead… drifts left. (Q4 11:40)
Devon Smith kicks high to the square from CHF where Hooker beats Kolodjashnij with bulk to mark and goal. (Q4 13:15)
Ham roves a big pack in the pocket but misses from 20m. (Q4 20:57)
Clark roves a Hawkins kick to Cameron at the top of the square and goals to restore Geelong’s lead. (Q4 20:57)
Evans marks 45m out on the flank and goals to ice the contest. (Q4 25:19)

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