Blog log from R18 of 2022: Essendon vs Gold Coast

Chol misses from the pocket with Ellis asking for a give in a better position. (Q1 0:51)
Redman just gets a kick away from midfield despite a chase by Rankine, Martin marks 35m out and gets smashed late by Lemmens, 50m penalty ensures the first goal from the line. (Q1 2:25)
McGrath kicks long from the wing across CHF to the fat side for Durham to mark unopposed 40m out on a slight angle, he kicks truly. (Q1 5:10)
Chaos ball towards CHF for Essendon by Hobbs and the bounce favours Langford who feeds Wright to run into the open goal! (Q1 7:25)
Redman kicks long from the next centre bounce to the flank 40m out where Wright gets an arm chop free on Collins and boots another one for the Bombers! (Q1 8:55)
Martin checksides across the face from 25m on the flank after a feed by Caldwell. (Q1 11:54)
Chol roves a Casboult contest and runs into the open goal for the first got Gold Coast, who needed it after a hot start by the Bombers. (Q1 13:24)
Swallow passes to the lead of Casboult 30m out on the flank, Levi levers that one through with some class. (Q1 14:40)
Oea speeds up outer wing and feeds Miller for the pass to Chol at the hotspot, he chips the set shot and it just clears the right goalpost for his second. (Q1 17:16)
Casboult gets a high contact free on Laverde 30m out on the flank and goals again, Suns have leveled the scores after conceding the first four goals! (Q1 19:11)
Wright stands tall in front of Collins to take a contested grab 25m out on the flank, and when 2MP stands tall it’s two metres tall. But he misses. (Q1 22:21)
Merrett kicks quickly from inside the centre, Guelfi watches the ball sails over his head and roll for a point. (Q1 26:06)
Draper soccers a pass to Durham who gives off to Redman for a flying snap from outside CHF… skews wide left. (Q1 26:48)
Anderson bombs a centre clearance to the hotspot, Chol roves over the back as he often does but gets corralled and snaps wide. (Q2 0:26)
Jones leaps in a pack 20m out in front to clunk a mark for his first goal. (Q2 1:26)
Jones marks at half forward and goes short to the flank for Martin 40m out on the flank, whose set shot is short and rebounded. (Q2 4:21)
Repeat inside 50 for the Dons but Stringer tumbles a punt wide from half forward. (Q2 4:45)
Phillips takes a skilful mark running back with the flight ahead of Witts 20m out in front, he converts. (Q2 8:27)
Snelling gets a pushing free on Markov 45m out in front, he tries a pass to the pocket but it doesn’t work. (Q2 10:49)
Stringer receives behind a stoppage from Caldwell 40m out on a slight angle and snaps the goal off a step. (Q2 12:07)
Draper hits the post from a throw in near the hotspot. (Q2 13:39)
Day intercepts a Snelling kick across half back just inside 50m out on a slight angle, his set shot lands just over the goal line for a nice finish. (Q2 15:11)
Langford gives to Hind who misses off a step from 45m on a slight angle. (Q2 17:18)
Wright marks on the lead 35m out on a slight angle but misses. (Q2 20:11)
Hind baulks past Miller running across the 50m paint and passes to Draper 30m out for another one for the Dons. (Q2 21:27)
Fiorini roves a Day contest and snaps wide from hear the hotspot. (Q2 23:15)
Repeat inside 50s mounting for Essendon, Langford dives in front of Bowes to mark a Redman kick to the hotspot but misses. (Q2 24:42)
Lukokius runs too far on the kick in, Stringer gets the free 30m out on the flank and pops it through. (Q2 25:42)
Hobbs hits the crumb from a Wright contest 40m out on the flank at full pace but misses from the pocket. (Q2 27:52)
Jones marks a Guelfi pass 45m out on the flank after good work on the wing by Hobbs, HT siren sounds as he kicks and it’s wide and ruled no score. (Q2 31:12)
Lukosius is on the goal line to touch through a Daicos special attempt by Langford. (Q3 0:58)
Langford centres to Stringer 35m out in front who kicks another one for Essendon, who are well in control of this game. (Q3 6:33)
Redman intercepts a dump kick by Bowes 50m out on a slight angle but tries a set up kick that doesn’t work. (Q3 11:29)
Rankine marks 45m out on the flank on a fast rebound, decides to go back for the set shot and misses. (Q3 13:58)
Markov gets back to rush a grubber from Hobbs from the pocket. (Q3 15:45)
Jones snaps a goal from half forward after beating Ballard to a loose ball. The ball is living forward for centre for Essendon and it’s only a matter of time before the score. (Q3 19:19)
Guelfi roves a Caldwell kick to the pocket and centres for Stringer 20m out on a slight angle, who misses. (Q3 20:59)
Hobbs snaps wide from a stoppage near the hotspot. (Q3 23:09)
Miller snaps wide from half forward. (Q4 1:51)
Ellis gets pinged for contact on Snelling, who had ducked into a tackle 35m out on the flank. Snelling’s set shot is poor, short and rushed. (Q4 5:51)
Wright misses from the HFF. (Q4 8:37)
Caldwell feeds Langford who misses from 40m on the flank. (Q4 9:06)
Lukosius gets some junk from 35m in front after a pass by Flanders. (Q4 11:54)
Day gets some more garbage, but it doesn’t matter. (Q4 13:28)
Draper runs through CHF after a one-two with Guelfi running from the next bounce, then brushes off a tackle to checkside an extremely popular goal. (Q4 15:08)
Rankine soccers some garbage from the square, and barely celebrates. (Q4 16:55)
Hobbs passes to Martin 30m out on a slight angle for some more junk. (Q4 25:24)
Hobbs passes to Stringer at much the same spot on the other side, he repeats the dose. (Q4 27:57)

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