Blog log from R5 of 2022: Melbourne vs Western Sydney

Ward volleys a loose ball in a pack in the goalsquare but it’s touched off the boot for a point. (Q1 2:10)
Melbourne goes coast to coast from the kick in, Fritsch kicks to the square for Petracca to zoom onto and kick the first goal of the night from the square. (Q1 3:30)
Kennedy kicks straight to Petracca on the wing and the Demons stream forward again, Oliver passes to Pickett 40m out wide on the flank who kicks truly. (Q1 5:50)
Hogan gets a holding free on May going for an Ash kick to 25m on the flank, but hits the post to the cheers of the Melbourne faithful. (Q1 9:47)
O’Halloran roves a Bruhn kick to the square but his snap ricochets off hands for a point. (Q1 17:48)
Fritsch is all on his own forward of a stoppage to receive from Petracca and pass inboard from the HFF to Pickett 30m out on a slight angle for his second goal. (Q1 19:20)
Idun is pinged for an arm chop on Fritsch on the boundary 40m out, the members are right behind this kick and applaud warmly for number 31 as he slots it. (Q1 21:47)
Petracca is pinged for a throw under a Green tackle 45m out in front of the GWS goalface. The Dee fans boo then cheers as the lad misses. (Q1 23:40)
Gawn takes a pack mark on the wing and kicks to the boundary 45m out for McDonald to mark on the lead, who doesn’t score. (Q1 27:06)
After Hill misses a target by foot at half forward, Bowey passes to Gawn 45m out on a slight angle who hoofs through a big goal. (Q2 1:58)
Hogan marks an Ash pass on the boundary 40m out, he tries a pass to the pocket that doesn’t work. (Q2 7:36)
Himmelberg roves after a stoppage at half forward and snaps on the spin from 25m on a slight angle, that one sails through. (Q2 8:28)
Keeffe is pinged for a slam tackle on Langdon 40m out on the flank, who misses. (Q2 10:13)
Keeffe turns the ball over by foot kicking to CHB, Brayshaw passes short to Langdon 40m out in front who shanks for no score. (Q2 11:58)
Harmes catches Coniglio high on the wing, plus 50m for timewasting by the Dees to take him to 45m on a slight angle for a nice conversion. (Q2 14:18)
Swallow flies too early to give away a free to Green 40m out on a slight angle from the GWS goals, Green shoots to the left. (Q2 16:17)
Petracca roves and shoots 45m out on a slight angle, it’s a lovely curling snap that lands over the goal line but the ump spots a push on the goal line, score nullified! (Q2 19:33)
The free was on Langdon for pushing Ash, technical but it was there… though it is very rarely paid. (Q2 21:03)
McDonald feeds a Joe the Goose special for the goal on the end of a rebound started by the typically hard-working Langdon at half back. (Q2 22:04)
Pickett roves on the HFF, has Fritsch inside for a give but goes himself with a checkside from 40m… hits the post. (Q2 26:26)
Petty spoils Hogan near the hotspot running back with the flight but is pinged for an arm chop, Hogan converts. (Q2 27:54)
Neal-Bullen gives to a flat-footed Jordon near the boundary 45m out, he has time to measure the snap and sails it through. (Q3 1:01)
Flynn gives to Ward who snaps from 20m on a slight angle but it’s touched off the boot for a behind. (Q3 3:01)
May intercepts a Coniglio inside 50 kick towards Keeffe and sets the Demons away on rebound, Hunt involved twice, Petracca roves Harmes’ contest and goals from 20m. (Q3 7:30)
Hill ducks to get a high contact free on Lever 45m out, ump pays 50m for umpire abuse against Oliver to ensure the goal. (Q3 9:21)
Pickett snaps his third goal after running up the wing, kicking to the HFF and receiving back to kick on the run from 45m. (Q3 12:09)
After a 6-6-6 violation by the Giants, Spargo roves the next centre clearance and gives to Neal-Bullen who does the rest off the right boot from 20m. (Q3 12:48)
The party continues in the Demon forward line as a crumb falls nicely for McDonald to snap his first goal from close range. (Q3 14:29)
Gawn catches a throw in to 20m and spins to snap another one for the rampaging Demons! (Q3 16:22)
Flynn marks 40m out in the corridor and slots a decent finish. (Q3 17:54)
Fritsch marks a Spargo pass 45m out in the corridor and steers through his second goal. (Q3 20:09)
Neal-Bullen roves a Weideman contest 15m out and gives to Viney who grubbers another one. (Q3 23:05)
Petracca snaps wide from a stoppage at half forward. (Q3 28:29)
Weideman shoots wide from 50m on a slight angle after Keeffe turns the ball over by hand in midfield. (Q3 31:36)
Bowey shoots on the run from exactly the same spot and gets this one on line. It’s like the shooting gallery at the Show in this quarter, potshots from everywhere. (Q3 32:03)
Taranto clears from the centre, Himmelberg toepokes to Conilgio who snaps wide from the hotspot. (Q3 33:08)
Weideman marks a Harmes kick to 20m on a slight angle in front of Keeffe. He boots the tenth Demon goal of the quarter as the 3QT siren sounds. (Q3 34:55)
Neal-Bullen marks 20m out in the pocket but misses off the left. (Q4 6:56)
Green marks an Ash pass 40m out on a slight angle on the end of a slow play, but tugs the set shot left. (Q4 8:41)
Sparrow kicks to grass at the hotspot on a fast break rebound, Spargo taps to Fritsch for the goal from the square. (Q4 10:12)
Green passes to de Boer near the boundary 30m out who kicks across the face. (Q4 14:56)
McDonald passes to Fritsch at the hotspot who bags his fourth goal. (Q4 17:56)
Neal-Bullen feeds Spargo for a well-deserved snap goal from near the hotspot. (Q4 19:33)
Green gives to Hill who checksides off a step with a fabulous finish from 40m on a slight angle. (Q4 24:12)
Coniglio gives to Callaghan for a junk time special from the pocket 20m out, after the Demons fight like demons for a ground ball but the Giants win a rare scrum. (Q4 26:41)
Langdon lopes around the outer wing and goes long to McDonald 40m out on the flank, Keeffe missing the spoil. McDonald misses seconds before the final siren. (Q4 28:56)

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