Blog log from R16 of 2018: Sydney vs Geelong

Dangerfield shoots wide from a stoppage in the pocket to kick us off. (Q1 0:58)
Taylor tries a left-foot snap deep in the pocket 20m out but if falls in the square where Rampe rushes with ease. (Q1 2:40)
Aliir gives to Kennedy on the behind line, he’s under heavy pressure and kicks blind down the flank but straight to Murdoch 25m out who misses badly. (Q1 7:48)
Joel Selwood turns the ball over by hand on a HBF, Fox roves the inside 50 kick but just misses with a snap across the body from 40m in front. (Q1 11:28)
Cunningham passes to Franklin 45m out near the right boundary, his 2018 kicking technique is suited here and he uses his natural arc to perfection to bang through the first goal. (Q1 13:15)
Franklin marks at much the same spot as his last shot, bit longer and wider, this time he centres but no score results. (Q1 17:00)
Robinson screws through a lovely finish with a snap from a stoppage 40m out on the flank. (Q1 19:30)
Kelly sails through the first Geelong goal from 45m on the flank after a rove and give by Tuohy. (Q1 26:01)
Duncan runs from the first centre bounce of Q2 and goes long to the square, the ball pitches near Taylor and Aliir and rolls past them for a behind. (Q2 0:14)
Fogarty passes to Hawkins in front of Aliir 30m out on the flank who boots his first goal of the evening with a set shot that starts left but swings through. (Q2 1:18)
Guthrie picks up a loose ball on the HFF after following up his own possession, and passes to Kelly 30m out on a slight angle who misses. (Q2 4:03)
Smith fumbles a loose footy at defensive hotspot, Parfitt roves but his snap over the left shoulder is wide. (Q2 5:49)
Kelly gives outside a stoppage at the Cats hotspot to Narkle who snaps across his body for a nice goal. (Q2 7:14)
Dangerfield sprints away from a stoppage on the outer wing in classic style and hits Hawkins leading to 45m in the corridor. The Tomahawk misses. (Q2 10:03)
Duncan passes short from true CHF to Fogarty at the hotspot, that’s another goal to the Cats who are winning the arm wrestle so far. (Q2 13:58)
Towers is pinged for holding the man45m out on the boundary from the Geelong goals, the man is Joel Selwood who misses. (Q2 16:33)
Scott Selwood corrals Franklin on the HFF, Buddy jinks then tries a pass, but it’s Bud himself who runs on to rove in the pocket and run around to goal from 10m! (Q2 22:33)
Excellent frontal pressure by Sydney ends with Robinson catching Fogarty HTB 45m out on a slight angle, but his set shot doesn’t score. (Q2 25:06)
Hewett feeds Ronke for a snap from half forward after the first centre bounce of Q3, but the ball takes a wicked off break the wrong side of the right goalpost. (Q3 0:22)
Fox baulks past Stewart on the wing with a nice right foot step and goes long to Franklin one out with Blicavs, Buddy wins the wrestle to mark 40m out on the flank and goal. (Q3 3:21)
Hayward marks in the pocket and gives to Buddy running past and into the open goal after an attack around the outer wing. Swans back within a goal now. (Q3 8:36)
Joel Selwood passes across half forward to Stanley just inside true CHF after the next centre bounce. The ruckman shanks it OOTF. (Q3 9:36)
McCartin gets a 50m penalty to bring him 35m out on a slight angle, but he misses. (Q3 11:06)
McCartin clunks a big pack grab between Blicavs and Guthrie at the hotspot, this one goes straight through with no problem, Sydney hits the lead. (Q3 12:37)
Joel Selwood leads McVeigh to a loose footy on the wing and passes to the lead of Hawkins 40m out on the flank, who just misses. (Q3 18:22)
Hawkins is behind the Swans defence on the HFF for a give by Parfitt, the big fella just manages to avoid the cavalry descending to goal from 15m. (Q3 19:26)
Smith spoils a Joel Selwood pass to Dangerfield on the HFF, Danger gets to the crumb first, Smith closes but Danger shoots from 40m… just narrow. (Q3 21:45)
Parker, who has had a pretty dirty night so far with plenty of clangers, sails through a long goal from 45m on the flank after intercepting Henry and playing on. (Q3 23:37)
Hawkins crumbs his own contest to a Duncan pass 40m out on the flank and gives while sitting on his rump to Fogarty who shoots wide. (Q3 26:37)
Menegola marks a Parfitt pass from the wing to 40m out on the flank in the last minute before 3QT. He hits the left goalpost. (Q3 28:37)
Tuohy is pinged HTB under a Fox tackle deep in the pocket 25m out, but Fox doesn’t score. (Q4 0:48)
The Cats go coast to coast from the last line, Dangerfield gets a rather soft free on Rampe in a pack at the hotspot and kicks the first goal of Q4 to give his club the lead. (Q4 2:07)
Hawkins baulks two onrushing Swans on the HFF and tries a checkside from 40m… just wide. (Q4 6:34)
Hawkins gets a HTB free on a dithering Lloyd at much the same spot, but misses again to the left side with a drop punt. (Q4 7:44)
Cunningham passes to Florent 40m out on the flank after a rebound around the outer wing, the goal umpire arches his back and watches the ball sail straight over his peaked cap. (Q4 9:03)
Parfitt roves an Ablett inside 50 kick to a pack 25m out on the boundary, he chooses to pass to Jones 20m out on a slight angle but the kid misses a soda. (Q4 12:15)
Duncan passes short from outside CHF up the gut to 40m, but the Tomahawk sprays that one wide. (Q4 20:49)
Kelly gets a set shot 45m out on the flank, he hoofs that wide as well. (Q4 22:36)
Parfitt feeds Kelly running towards the pocket, he measures a screwing snap from 25m and curls it home for a huge goal! (Q4 23:20)
Kennedy clears from a stoppage on the HFF to th esquare, Blicavs is first back but gets a horror bounce, Franklin collects but his handball to the top of the square is rushed. (Q4 25:15)
Duncan roves the next aimless inside 50 kick by Syndey and starts a rebound, Selwood gets a 50m penalty to release the pressure, clock under 2:30 now. (Q4 26:04)
Taylor gives to Narkle who tries an outrageous snap from near the behind post, across the face, two kicks in it, two minutes left. (Q4 26:28)
Jones marks 50m out on the flank and hits the top of the square, Taylor roves and throws the ball on his left boot, that’s the sealing goal, monkey’s off the back Harry! (Q4 27:27)
Parker snaps a consolation goal just before the final siren. (Q4 29:34)

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