AFL 2022 round 21 LIVE updates: Hawks grab early ascendancy, Giants jump Bombers
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The Hawks have opened up a nice 14-point buffer early in the second quarter, 4.5.29 to 2.3.15, after Koschitzke splits the big sticks.
The Bombers have settled after that quick GWS start, but the visitors haven’t been able to find the goals.
After 10 minutes, the Giants lead by 10 points, 2.1.13 to 0.3.3.
Coniglio kicks the first goal of the game inside the first minute, and then an off-the-ball free kick given away by Stringer immediately afterwards gifts Himmelberg a long-range set shot goal.
It’s the dream start for the Giants who lead by 12 points, 2.0.12 to 0.0.0 after just 44 seconds of playing time.
Perryman looks like he is tagging Merrett, while Jake Kelly has lined up on Greene.
Gunston kicked the first two goals of the game, but Sharp has finally got the Suns going with a lovely long-range goal from a tough angle.
After 21 minutes, the Hawks lead by seven points, 2.4.16 to 1.3.9.
The Hawks have started stronger, and are dominating the clearances early 6-2, but they still only have a five-point lead after 13 minutes, 1.2.8 to 0.3.3.
Some very familiar Essendon faces will be working tirelessly to bring about their old club’s downfall today.
Gunston opens the game’s account with a lovely snap shot from 30m out after baulking Collins intelligently.
After five minutes, the Hawks lead by four points, 1.0.6 to 0.2.2.
Maginness is tagging Miller, Jeka has the big job on Chol, Lemmens has started on Breust while Witts and McEvoy go head-to-head in the ruck.
Essendon legend, and GWS assistant, James Hird having a chat to son Tom who was playing for the Bombers in the VFL curtain raiser.