Blog log from R20 of 2022: Fremantle vs Melbourne

Neal-Bullen gives to Hunt who jinks onto his right boot and misses off a step from 40m in front. (Q1 2:09)
Gawn gives to Pickett who snaps flat-footed from the pocket 20m out, it’s narrow. (Q1 4:20)
Gawn draws three Dockers going for a Hibberd dump kick at half back and gets a free, play on to advantage, the Dees have a convoy, Petracca hits Pickett at the hotspot, first goal. (Q1 9:28)
Fritsch leads his man Chapman to a crumb near the hotspot, swerves onto his left and strokes through a fantastic finish. (Q1 10:53)
Spargo snaps the third goal for Melbourne out of a stoppage at the hotspot! (Q1 12:14)
A review shows Chapman’s hand was near the boot of Spargo but the goal is not overturned. (Q1 13:13)
Pearce roves his own spoil on the HBF but gets caught HTB by Gawn 40m out, whose set shot is OOTF. (Q1 15:46)
Walker scoots up the outer wing and kicks long from the HFF but it skids past his target for a behind. (Q1 20:27)
Darcy catches out of ruck in the pocket and feeds Walters who blazes OOTF from 20m. (Q1 23:13)
May pushes Logue in the back on the HBF to concede a free, Logue plays on to Andrew Brayshaw 40m out on a slight angle who misses. (Q1 25:08)
Viney’s mistake near goal gifts Frederick the first goal for Fremantle from the top of the square. (Q1 26:37)
Taberner is one out with Hibberd for the next centre clearance kick, Hibberd gets first touch but Taberner pilfers it and toepokes wide to Walters who goals from 20m. (Q1 28:48)
Fritsch is over the back of Ryan for a long ball to the pocket, Ryan is good enough to spoil without infringing but Fritsch keeps his feet to snap his second goal. (Q1 30:50)
Melksham marks behind Cox on the HFF, has options after playing on but chooses a poor one as he goes himself and misses. (Q2 1:06)
Pickett passes to Petracca 45m out on a slight angle who shanks OOTF. (Q2 2:55)
Viney spins out of a tackle on the wing in flashy style to set up Langdon to kick towards Fritsch, the ball flips over the back where Jordon is waiting for the goal. (Q2 4:37)
Gawn stands tall in front of Pearce to mark a high clearance kick by Angus Brayshaw to the pocket, he centres to Langdon 45m out on the flank who converts. (Q2 7:36)
Frederick passes to Logue to mark over Salem 40m out on the flank, he centres to Frederick running on to 30m on a slight angle, who misses. (Q2 11:27)
Schultz’s clanger kick at half back goes to Viney who runs inside 50 and drops his head to draw a dodgy free on Pearce 40m out on a slight angle… then misses. (Q2 13:16)
Spargo passes wide to Melksham 45m out near the boundary, who kicks across the face. (Q2 17:06)
Pickett volleys a fumble by Ryan for a point from the pocket 20m out. (Q2 22:04)
Melksham curls in a nice finish after receiving at a stoppage near the hotspot. (Q2 22:43)
Taberner punches a loose ball inside 50, Walters does a one-two with Colyer and bounces through a much-needed gaol from the hotspot off the left. (Q2 26:52)
Melksham misses from the pocket. (Q3 1:17)
Mundy snaps OOTF from a stoppage in the pocket. (Q3 7:46)
Aish intercepts a kick in over Oliver on the HFF, he goes low and hard towards the top of the square, Logue keeps his feet after contesting to gather and goal. (Q3 8:26)
Angus Brayshaw kicks from a stoppage on the wing to Fritsch to mark in front of Chapman 45m out near the boundary, he kicks a beauty! (Q3 11:57)
Gawn kicks from the next bounce, Jackson roves and gives to Spargo whose snap lands in the square for Weideman to mark in a wrestle with Pearce, he goals. (Q3 13:45)
Oliver runs away from the next centre bounce, baulks past Mundy and shoots wide from outside CHF. (Q3 14:33)
Walters roves at half forward and kicks over Lever to Schultz, who misses from the hotspot. Oh dear. (Q3 17:05)
Repeat inside 50s for Fremantle, eventually Logue marks an Aish ball that lands behind a pack 25m out in the pocket but his set shot is touched off the boot for no score. (Q3 21:05)
Petracca passes to the pocket where Fritsch marks in a Docker sandwich 25m out but kicks poorly for no score. (Q3 26:05)
Spargo converts an OOTF free next to the behind post, that’s the official sealer if any was needed as rain starts falling. (Q3 27:05)
Walters passes short to Brodie in the pocket 25m out, who shanks a drop punt OOTF. (Q3 28:12)
Gawns beats a bunch of midgets to mark an Angus Brayshaw kick to a pack 35m out on the flank, looking like that giant cow in the herd. His set shot is terrible though, come on Max. (Q3 31:55)
Aish soccers to Colyer at half forward after the first bounce of Q4, he wheels and goes from 55m on a slight angle but it skids wide. (Q4 0:20)
Darcy volleys a loose ball in a pack on the HFF for Frederick to mark 30m out and kicks his second goal. We are deep in junk time now. (Q4 9:38)
Logue feeds Frederick for a pressured snap from near the hotspot that flies wide left. (Q4 10:48)
Walters gives behind a stoppage to Mundy who shoots OOTF from 45m on the flank. (Q4 15:13)
Pickett walks into the open goal after Freo had tried and failed for many minutes to score. (Q4 16:50)
Schultz fumbles a crumb on the HFF to put himself under pressure and force a miss from 35m. (Q4 18:15)
Fritsch passes to Pickett near the behind post to play on and boot his third goal. (Q4 22:53)
Oliver gets a HTB free on Young 45m out on the flank but his set shot is short and off hands for a point. (Q4 27:53)
Taberner marks 45m out on a slight angle and gets Bronx cheers from his home fans, albeit his supply has been terrible tonight. Final siren sounds, Tabs misses. (Q4 30:15)

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