Blog log from R3 of 2021: Essendon vs St Kilda

Stringer marks an intelligent Merrett kick from the wing to 45m out in front, he sails through the opening goal. (Q1 0:08)
Hooker misses from a stoppage at the hotspot. (Q1 2:27)
The Saints rebound up the guts and go coast to coast with King marking a Ross kick over Francis 40m out on a slight angle, but he misses. (Q1 3:04)
Stringer gives to Cox for a snap off a step from 35m on a slight angle, that one topples through as well! (Q1 5:06)
Jones gives to Ham thence to Snelling who gets swamped by Steele to earn a contact free 40m out in front. Snelling converts, Essendon has the jump! (Q1 8:19)
Membrey takes a strong contested grab in front of Laverde from a Gresham long ball to 20m on a slight angle, he goals. (Q1 10:19)
Frees to McGrath for a hold by Crouch in the centre then Hooker for a hold by Coffield sets up a set shot from the hotspot, but the kick goes wide left. (Q1 12:19)
Membrey to Higgins to Carlisle 30m out on the flank from the kick in, another coast to coast score and this one is also a behind. (Q1 13:47)
Carlisle roves a Parish smother on a Gresham kick from the HFF, but he misses again from 45m on the boundary. (Q1 15:06)
McKenzie passes short to Billings 40m out on a slight angle as the Saints pile up the repeat inside 50s. Billings makes no mistake. (Q1 15:44)
McDonald-Tipungwuti marks a Cox pass 45m out, he turns and goes to the lead of Hooker 30m out on a slight angle for his first goal. (Q1 19:20)
Gresham holds Stringer at the next centre bounce, pass goes up the corridor to McDonald-Tipungwuti leading to 40m. Walla just misses. (Q1 21:19)
Short kick in to a contest at the hotspot by Howard, Hooker roves and snaps the big goal! Credit to Jones for the spoil. (Q1 21:56)
Big pack forms 20m out in front for a Zak Jones ball from the HFF, the crumb falls over the back for Billings who goals off the left. (Q1 25:10)
Redman runs forward for a rare snap in a bit of space 50m out on a slight angle, the kick flirts with the left goalpost but falls in for another one of the Dons! (Q1 28:05)
Stringer leaps over Howard to juggle a long Hooker ball from outside CHF to the behind line. He goals with no problem. (Q2 1:35)
Howard falls over to allow Stringer to mark a Waterman pass untouched 40m out on a slight angle, he boots goal number three. (Q2 4:36)
Perkins breaks a tackle on the HFF and hits the post from 45m on the end of a handball chain around the outer wing. (Q2 8:32)
Stringer draws a contact free on Wilkie on the boundary 40m out, he cribs inside and boots his fourth goal! (Q2 8:49)
Higgins gets a free for a push by Ridley in a pack 35m out on the flank, he plays on for his first goal after a quiet start. (Q2 13:18)
Battle gathers a bouncing Butler ball on the HFF, turns and shoots from 40m but it dribbles across the face. (Q2 17:11)
Harrison Jones marks a Hind pass in front of Sinclair 45m out in front, he boots his first senior goal. (Q2 19:06)
Cox catches Hill HTB 40m out on a slight angle, bit red hot as Hill had roved a stoppage and was immediately claimed. Cox misses. (Q2 22:03)
Hooker marks a Waterman ball over Coffield 20m out in front for his third goal. (Q2 23:32)
Perkins passes to Harrison Jones deep in the pocket 30m out after a hardfought rebound through traffic around the outer wing. Jones kicks OOTF. (Q2 25:37)
McDonald-Tipungwuti roves a chaos ball by Hind to the hotspot and snaps high off the right for another one! Essendon are on FIYAH! (Q2 27:09)
Ridley turns the ball over by foot on the wing, Steele kicks to space, Billings there first and gets a rather lucky contact free on Hind in the pocket 20m out… then misses. (Q2 30:25)
Carlisle spoils a Hooker kick to Wright but then falls into his back. Wright lines up from 40m on a slight angle but misses left. (Q3 1:45)
Smith receives outside a pack in the centre, turns and passes to Waterman 45m out on a slight angle who roosts a lovely set shot for his first goal in the bad sash. (Q3 2:45)
Zak Jones passes short to Crouch 40m out in the corridor who kicks truly. (Q3 6:40)
Crouch misses a set shot from the boundary 20m out. (Q3 13:17)
McGrath joins the party with a snap from 40m on the flank after Billings kicks OOTF. (Q3 14:56)
Crouch roves a Francis drop on the HFF but misses on the run from 30m with a checkside. (Q3 18:02)
Steele turns the ball over by foot in the centre, Dons everywhere on the counter, Snelling goes to McDonald-Tipungwuti 35m out of the flank for another one. (Q3 20:01)
Smith snaps just wide on the turn from 35m. (Q3 21:29)
King passes to Membrey who misses from the HFF. (Q3 26:17)
Lonie feeds Steele for a junk time goal on he run from 45m on a slight angle. (Q3 27:12)
Waterman gives to Smith for another Bomber goal from 20m after Parish gets the next centre clearance kick. (Q3 28:42)
Waterman rams a snap into the post from 25m in the pocket. (Q3 29:36)
Membrey passes to Steele near the boundary 30m out who screws his set shot too fora for a behind. (Q4 0:36)
Essendon handballs through traffic down the traffic, bit of training drill stuff ending with a Joe the Goose by Smith to Snelling. (Q4 2:54)
Parish sprints away from the next centre bounce and goes to Waterman who leaps over two Saints who collide with each other to mark 30m out on the flank and goal. (Q4 4:21)
McGrath kicks from the next centre bounce to the hotspot, Harrison Jones turns rover for a Hooker contest for another one from 20m. (Q4 5:55)
Lonie passes to King 40m out on a slight angle after Langford is caught HTB on the wing, but the set shot is wide. (Q4 7:38)
Merrett passes to the lead of Hooker at the hotspot for another one, his fourth. (Q4 9:11)
Higgins marks a short ball by Lonie to 40m on a slight angle and converts. (Q4 10:49)
Merrett pumps another long centre clearance up the guts, Howard is placed well but drops it and it’s McDonald-Tipungwuti who roves and goals. (Q4 12:27)
Membrey marks a Steele ball in front of Zerk-Thatcher 40m out near the boundary, but misses. (Q4 14:43)
Sinclair passes to King 40m out on a slight angle for some garbage. (Q4 19:32)
Higgins marks a high ball by Lonie 40m out on the flank over two chasing Dons, he curls in some refuse. (Q4 20:53)
Lonie tries a Daicos special from next to the behind post but it rolls into the far goalpost. (Q4 22:56)
Snelling misses a snap from the hotspot after some desultory play deep in garbage time. (Q4 25:54)
Membrey tries to give Ross a Joe the Goose but Parish mows him down to force a dribbled behind and stamp his three Brownlow votes. (Q4 27:42)
Cutler sets up Hooker for a goal from 20m in the pocket, very much champagne football in the last minute. (Q4 29:15)

Source: fanfooty.com.au

Blog log from R3 of 2021: Essendon vs St Kilda