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Blog log from P1 of 2024: Geelong vs Essendon

Blog log for Geelong vs Essendon, P1 of 2024

Parish passes to Guelfi 20m out on a slight angle, he tries a checkside that is poor. (Q1 0:52)
Holmes starts a rebound from half back ending with a Cameron kick marked by Close 40m out on a slight angle, but the set shot is OOTF. (Q1 2:38)
Hawkins wins a wrestle with Martin in the pocket 25m out to mark a Stengle pass and screws in the first goal of the evening. (Q1 7:44)
Stringer roves deep in the pocket, baulks away from Kolodjashnij but snaps OOTF from 25m. (Q1 8:57)
Stengle shows good vision again to pass inboard from the HFF to Tuohy’s diving catch 40m out on a slight angle. The Irishman’s kick hangs to the right. (Q1 11:09)
Martin passes nicely from a pack on outer wing over De Koning to the lead of Langford 40m out on a slight angle. Again the set shot drifts to the right. (Q1 12:54)
Duursma kicks across the back line but is intercepted by the zippy Stengle 25m out in the pocket. The set shot is true. (Q1 14:25)
Merrett mows down Dangerfield at half back to start a rebound that ends with Martin 45m out on a slight angle, the kick flirts with the left goalpost and falls in. (Q1 16:24)
Jones catches O’Connor HTB in the pocket and pokes a pass inboard to Langford at the top of the square, this set shot goes through, Dons hit the front. (Q1 18:45)
Gresham uses his goal smarts to curl in a lovely snap from 40m in front after accepting a give from Martin with his back to goals and kicking blind on the turn. (Q1 21:24)
Stringer pops through another one from the pocket 20m out with an assist give under pressure by Gresham. (Q1 23:09)
Neale misses a set shot from 40m near the boundary. (Q1 24:49)
Cameron wobbles a point from heavy traffic on the flank 35m out. (Q1 25:49)
Merrett shows excellent vision to pass across half forward to Stringer in space, he has time to settle over a running snap from 40m on a slight angle but fluffs it, barely a point. (Q1 28:40)
Duursma kicks blind from a stoppage deep in defence but it bounces straight to Stewart who goals over his head from 40m. (Q1 31:02)
Merrett to Caldwell to Guelfi for a snap in the pocket from 25m… just snicks the post. (Q2 2:10)
Stewart starts a rebound from the last line that goes the length of the ground, ending with a Dempsey pass to Cameron in the pocket and a miss from 20m. (Q2 4:59)
Close roves and drops the knees to draw a high contact free on McKay, but misses from the hotspot. Footy gods smile. (Q2 6:54)
Duncan finishes a surge play by Geelong with a pass from members side to Tuohy 40m out on the fat side outer flank. Tuohy leaves it right. (Q2 10:14)
POarish gets caught in possession at a stoppage on the wing and coughs it up to Miers, ends up with Neale in the pocket 20m out who converts. (Q2 11:39)
Langford and Henry wrestle at the top of the square, no mark but the ump pays a high contact free to Langford for an easy goal. (Q2 13:29)
Durham feeds Martin on the end of a handball chain deep in attack to the outside, snap with two Cats closing off the right across the body from 30m is good. (Q2 15:01)
Hawkins plays on to advantage from a holding free to Neale and feeds Holmes to snap a goal spitting off half back following the next centre bounce. (Q2 17:00)
Ridley intercepts at half back and attacks the corridor, Gresham beats Kolodjashnij outside CHF and passes to Langford in the pocket 20m out for the goal. (Q2 24:16)
Dempsey passes to Cameron who beats Cox all ends up to mark unopposed 40m out on the flank, but the set shot is wide right. (Q2 26:09)
Cameron’s high snap from the HFF lands near the behind line, McKay is out of position and gives away a contact free to Stengle for the easy goal. (Q2 27:24)
Cameron passes to Stanley at true CHF following the next bounce, he misses. (Q2 29:01)
Redman passes over Stewart to Gresham 20m out on a slight angle on the end of a rebound around outer wing. Gresham punches low and to the left. (Q3 2:58)
Gresham plays on into the open goal from a holding free on Bruhn. (Q3 5:35)
Dangerfield bounces off Setterfield after he gets first to a crumb at the hotspot but snaps high and just wide right off the left. (Q3 7:31)
Hind spoils Cameron at half back to start a counter, Stringer marks in the pocket 35m out but his centring ball is broken up, no score results. (Q3 9:21)
Parish marks a Hind pass 30m out on a slight angle and wobbles through a goal. (Q3 17:58)
Clark clears long from the next bounce, Hawkins has a rare one=on-one with Reid and uses front position to mark on his chest… but misses from 45m. (Q3 20:01)
The first half of this game was pretty much non-contact and it has become even less contested than that in Q3. (Q3 20:33)
Miers marks 35m out near the boundary and hits the post. (Q3 20:34)
Hawkins marks on the boundary in the pocket and centres quickly to Mannagh 35m out on the flank. Mannagh misses near side right. (Q3 23:21)
Dangerfield misses a set shot from the boundary 40m out. (Q4 2:47)
Stringer marks a Parish set up 50m out on a slight angle but tugs it left and OOB. (Q4 4:32)
Perkins hits the post from a running shot from 40m on the flank. (Q4 5:19)
Mannagh roves a falcon off the scone of Caldwell in the pocket and goals on the turn from 20m. (Q4 6:17)
Close centres to Hawkins near the hotspot for an easy shot… which he sprays horribly. (Q4 8:42)
Miers runs free over the paint of 50 on a counter and slots a snap under little pressure from 40m on a slight angle to an empty square. (Q4 11:11)
Jones misses a set shot from the HFF. (Q4 13:28)
O’Connor has a lash from half forward, straight to Laverde who drops a sitter to gift Stengle a goal from 15m. (Q4 15:30)
Stengle roves on the HFF and pokes a pass to Dempsey near the boundary 35m out. Dempsey curls it in. (Q4 17:33)
Gresham plays on after marking 40m out on the flank but snaps wide. (Q4 21:48)
Close flies on the back of Laverde to take a screamer at the top of the square from a centring ball by Miers. He converts with no problem. (Q4 24:29)
Hind roves Jones for a junk time special inside the last two minutes. (Q4 28:21)

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