Blog log from R3 of 2021: Western Sydney vs Melbourne

Neal-Bullen roves deep in the pocket and rolls through the first goal from 20m. (Q1 1:06)
Credit to McDonald on that goal for essentially tapping it into the path of his man. (Q1 1:37)
Brayshaw catches Greene high as they go for a ground ball near the GWS behind line, Greene goals. (Q1 3:27)
Daniels strips Petracca at the next centre bounce to set up Coniglio to kick inside 50, Salem roves but his handball goes astray, Hopper goals from 20m. (Q1 5:22)
Daniels speeds away from congestion on the wing and goes long to Greene to run back with the flight and mark behind Lever in the pocket 30m out, he goals again. (Q1 9:38)
Taranto passes long to the pocket for Himmelberg to mark 20m out and goal. (Q1 12:59)
Gawn marks a Langdon kick from the HFF over Keeffe 20m out in front but hits the post. (Q1 15:58)
Salem passes to Petracca at the hotspot who plays on and screws through his first goal. (Q1 17:51)
Oliver gets a contact free on his tagger de Boer at a stoppage 40m out on the flank, but shanks the kick for no score. (Q1 21:04)
Oliver gets another free at a stoppage, this time against Hopper 30m out on a slight angle, this is another bad kick fora behind. (Q1 24:40)
Taylor intercepts in front of Fritsch at half forward and pumps it back in, Greene gets a free but Kelly plays on to advantage into the open goal. (Q1 25:58)
Pickett misses a snap after roving a stoppage near the hotspot. (Q1 29:32)
On a switch play, Greene dives to mark a Haynes pass after wrestling with Jetta in the pocket 30m out then misses with a drop punt. (Q1 31:02)
Jones passes to Jackson after the first centre bounce of Q2, he goals from 30m on the flank. (Q2 0:45)
Fritsch marks a Jordon pass 35m out near the boundary, he threads the needle for a fine finish. (Q2 5:15)
Kelly snaps his second goal from a stoppage near the hotspot. (Q2 11:36)
Buntine is pinged for deliberate OOB under Spargo pressure next to the behind post, Spargo converts. (Q2 21:05)
Brayshaw passes to Pickett 40m out on the flank who kicks truly. (Q2 23:15)
Himmelberg flies against two in the pocket, keeps his feet to gather, dodge clear and feed O’Halloran to checkside the goal from 20m. (Q2 26:06)
Jones catches Hill high in a ground battle 40m out on the flank, who doesn’t score. (Q2 31:30)
Fritsch roves the first centre clearance of Q3 at half forward and snaps a nice goal! (Q3 0:18)
Viney it was with the centre clearance kick and goal assist. (Q3 0:56)
Pickett snaps a fabulous goal from a pack in the pocket 25m out after spoiling a Flynn kick. (Q3 5:03)
Salem runs through midfield from defence and goes long up the guts, Oliver takes a pack mark at the hotspot but shoots left. (Q3 6:34)
Lever kicks across half back but O’Halloran anticipates it to chip in front of May and set up Greene to run into the open goal. (Q3 11:02)
Gawn marks in a big pack 25m out on a slight angle, this is the hard bit for Maxy but he pops it through. (Q3 14:17)
Hill gathers on the HFF, jinks and passes inboard to Himmelberg 45m out on a slight angle who shanks it OOTF. (Q3 18:04)
Fritsch shows strong hands to clunk a contested grab in front of Haynes near the hotspot, his third kick is his third goal. (Q3 22:02)
Fritsch turns provider with a pass to Viney 45m out on a slight angle, who misses. (Q3 24:18)
Hopper with the centre clearance to start Q3, Himmelberg can’t mark but butters up and feeds Greene to roll through the goal. (Full Time)
Himmelberg passes to Greene in the pocket, two Demons fly in front of him but spoil each other, Greene roves and snaps his fifth goal! (Q4 1:59)
Pickett passes to Fritsch who marks over Ash on the boundary 20m out but misses. (Q4 4:12)
Buntine spoils a long Petracca ball to the top of the square but doesn’t kill it and goes to ground, Pickett is there to rove and goal. (Q4 7:12)
Hunt picks up a loose ball and gives to Gawn who shoots off a step from 40m for his second goal! (Q4 10:13)
Fritsch forces Taylor to cough up a handball to Pickett who does the rest off the right from 20m. That’s the ball game, if it wasn’t already. (Q4 13:19)
Taranto passes to Hill 35m out on the flank after O’Halloran starts a surge play from the next centre bounce. Bobby kicks OOTF. (Q4 14:42)
Hopper runs to the paint of 50m on the flank and also shoots OOTF. (Q4 15:21)
Brayshaw kicks off junk time with a nice snap off a step from 30m on the flank. (Q4 16:44)
Haynes is pinged for deliberate OOB near the behind post, McDonald misses. (Q4 21:39)
Jones receives from Petracca and misses on the run from 45m on a slight angle. (Q4 24:10)
Gawn passes from the centre to Jordon 40m out in the corridor who goals. (Q4 24:52)
Greene gets smashed to earn a contact free 45m out on a slight angle but misses. (Q4 26:41)
Greene marks a Daniels pass 45m out in front for some junk. (Q4 27:42)
Spargo spurns a golden opportunity from 10m after being given a Joe the Goose special by Jones. (Q4 30:13)
Gawn marks an Oliver ball in front of a pack 30m out on a slight angle, but misses left. (Q4 31:13)

Source: fanfooty.com.au

Blog log from R3 of 2021: Western Sydney vs Melbourne