Right on... Your second attempt is goal, but the 1st and 3rd show how out of whack you can get following that pattern and still fall on the subsequent shots naturally.Here is a video link in support of the "E" option. I'm in day 4 of COVID and feeling good enough to get up and around so decided to play around with this since I can't do anything else. Everything is reversed in the video just because I have a car in the garage that I didn't feel like moving to clear the other side of the table.
Your 1st attempt was literally a carbon copy of my one try at this pattern back when this thread started.