Blog log from P2 of 2022: Carlton vs Melbourne

Brayshaw starts the first rebound of the game which goes to Jordon on the HFF, he hits the square but Brown is spoiled and no score results. (Q1 1:04)
Viney bounces off Cripps to rove a stoppage in the pocket and gives off to Petracca who snaps across the face from 25m. (Q1 2:11)
McGovern burns the ball on rebound, Petracca ends up being the provider for the first goal of the evening which goes to Brown for a snap across the body from the hotspot. (Q1 2:41)
Kennedy snaps the first Carlton goal on the run from 40m on a slight angle after a release handball from a pack by Williams, excellent work in tight by the ex-Giant. (Q1 5:58)
Oliver tumbles the next centre clearance towards CHF where it mongrels into the arms of Tom McDonald playing in front of McGovern, who goals from 45m. (Q1 7:28)
Boyd coughs the ball up by hand at defensive hotspot, Petracca gets a contact free on Pittonet but sprays the easy free kick. (Q1 11:01)
The Blues rebound quickly with Durdin rolling through a nice finish from half forward after roving a chaos ball. (Q1 11:42)
The new timewasting rule gets its first outing with a 100m penalty against Jordon to bring O’Brien to 30m on a slight angle, he takes the charity goal. (Q1 18:47)
Oliver gets swamped at the centre bounce, Kennedy runs through CHF and receives for a snap from 40m but just misses. (Q1 20:04)
McKay sends a hopeful bomb to the pocket but it comes off as Gawn can only spoil, Durdin pokes a pass inside to Fisher who goals after a 50m penalty against Gawn for abuse. (Q1 21:27)
Credit to De Koning for drawing a crowd in that contest. (Q1 21:51)
Owies bounces a scrubber towards the hotspot from the HFF, Silvagni shepherds to allow Durdin to mop up and goal from 15m. (Q1 24:31)
Oliver gets pinged for holding Cripps at a ball up on the HFF, Cripps runs around Petracca on the mark and pleases the crowd with a goal from 50m! (Q2 4:33)
Kennedy leaps over Hunt to mark 40m out on a slight angle after a lovely long rebound kick by McGovern, he hits the post. (Q2 7:18)
Some more help from the umpires for Carlton as Tomlinson is pinged for dissent to bring McKay from the pocket to the goal line after a pushing free. (Q2 10:33)
McKay takes a strong mark in a Demon sandwich from a Cerra pass to 30m on the flank, big boy with big dukes. But he also hits the post. (Q2 13:33)
McGovern intercepts Lever’s kick in on the wing and goes straight back to the hotspot where Owies holds off Baker to juggle the mark and goal. (Q2 14:33)
Three Blues fly for a Petracca speculator to the hotspot which means there’s a lot of Demons on the ground, Brown flips it out to Fritsch for the goal. (Q2 16:42)
Williams dithers and is lost at half back, Petracca strips McGovern but bounces the snap from 35m into the post. (Q2 18:19)
Cripps is at the feet of Jackson to rove 20m out, tackled but uses brute strength to stand up and throw the ball on the boot, classic Crippa goal! (Q2 19:46)
Durdin spoils Lever’s attempted intercept mark 20m out, Owies mops up and gives to Curnow for another one for the Blues! (Q2 21:33)
Martin drops a mark on the wing, Petracca roves and feeds Oliver for a quick kick over two Blue defenders to Fritsch 20m out in the opposite pocket for his second goal. (Q2 22:46)
Martin turns the ball over by foot at half back but makes up for it with a chase and lunge that puts Langdon off his snap from 30m, just wide. (Q2 32:24)
Neal-Bullen roves at full tilt and wobbles a snap wide from 35m on a slight angle. (Q2 32:53)
Fritsch pops through his third goal from 45m in front after a sloppy high contact free on Newman. (Q3 2:40)
Carlton surges away from the next centre bounce through Hewett, Cripps runs about 25m without bouncing as he shrugs off Gawn, ump lets him go and he snaps truly from 40m. (Q3 4:10)
Oliver is pinged for timewasting after a free to Kennedy in the centre, Kennedy rams through his second goal from the top of the goalsquare. (Q3 5:23)
Parks marks on the lead and sparks the Blues up yet again with a lovely finish from 45m on a slight angle. (Q3 7:00)
Fritsch feeds Sparrow to flit away from a pack on the HFF and kick the goal from 40m. (Q3 13:42)
Brown puts his body on the line to tap a loose ball to Neal-Bullen at half forward, his punt tumbles to the square where Gawn marks and goals. (Q3 16:10)
Harmes stays down to rove as Fritsch draws a crowd at the hotsspot, he grubbers home a goal. (Q3 18:50)
Langdon is front and centre to rove a Pittonet ruck tap and tumble through another one from 15m in the pocket. (Q3 30:01)
Cripps gets a free plus another 50m penalty on Petracca for umpire abuse, 3QT siren sounds and Cripps lines up from 25m on a slight angle… goal number four. (Q3 34:41)
Saad spills a give from McGovern and the crumb falls nicely for Fritsch who snaps truly from 25m. (Q4 0:26)
Fritsch gets a high contact free leading in front of Williams to the pocket 30m out, he slots his fifth goal. (Q4 4:44)
Plowman feeds Williamson who gives to Fisher for a running goal from 40m on the flank on the end of a rebound around outer wing. (Q4 7:26)
Kennedy dives in front of Brayshaw to mark on the boundary 35m out after De Koning mows down the zippy Hunt on the wing. His set shot doesn’t score. (Q4 10:19)
Owies dives and is paid a questionable mark 40m out on a slight angle, looked to have bounced on replay. Regardless, he hits the post. (Q4 15:04)
Fisher claims Harmes HTB 45m out on the flank, Blue fans are in raptures at this point. The little bloke roosts it… still short, off hands for a behind. (Q4 16:59)
Neal-Bullen has space and time to steady over a running shot from 40m on the flank, he pops that one through. (Q4 19:09)
Fritsch roves a Weideman contest 30m out on a slight angle but misses off the left, probably could have steadied there. (Q4 21:00)
Fritsch fumbles a ground ball and tries a volley from 25m, it wobbles and skids the wrong side of the goalpost. (Q4 22:05)
Tom McDonald draws two defenders for a low, long ball to the square, the crumb falls for Sparrow who snaps the goal from 10m. (Q4 23:17)
Kennedy takes a pack mark 35m out on a slight angle after a 6-6-6 infringement by Melbourne, but his set shot skews OOTF. (Q4 25:25)
Williamson is pinged for a block on Tom McDonald, wasn’t looking at the ball so it was there. TMac goals from the hotspot. 2:00 to go, four points in it! (Q4 26:20)
Bit of kick to kick on the outer wing to wind the clock down. (Q4 29:06)
Fisher dumps a kick from a stoppage on the HFF to the hotspot where Plowman, of all people, is on his own to mark and ice the game with a rare score, a miss, siren sounds. (Q4 30:12)

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