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Blog log from QF of 2014: Hawthorn vs Geelong

Blog log for Hawthorn vs Geelong, QF of 2014

Blicavs marks a Varcoe ball just inside 50m on a slight angle after a big pack forms in the centre. His set shot is off hands for a behind. (Q1 5:00)
Both sides nervous in this massive game. (Q1 5:00)
Selwood intercepts a Hodge kick to Hill 65m out in the centre square, he runs to 50m and sails through the first goal! (Q1 5:53)
A big mark over a pack by Walker on the wing plus a quick handball allows a quick forward 50 entry, Selwood finds Bartel behind Gibson at 25m on a slight angle. Jimmy goals. (Q1 13:39)
Lewis gets a free on Johnson for a block at a stoppage in the centre, his quick kick is marked by Breust at 45m on the flank. Breust misses. (Q1 15:58)
Hodge’s kick to the top of the square is touched, Breust is spoiled bu the crumb goes to the front where Roughead roves and goals off the right boot. (Q1 20:09)
Guthries runs through CHB but shanks a terrible rebound kick to Duryea, who gives to Mitchell and the pass finds Lewis on his own 35m out on a slight angle. Lewis goals. (Q1 22:09)
Birchall delivers a lovely long ball on a fast break down members wing for Puopolo to turn and mark unopposed, 40m out on a slight angle. Poppy goals. (Q1 24:54)
The Hawks are giving up an equal amount of inside 50s to the Cats but the Cat forwards have, apart from two Walker clunks, dropped them or been spoiled. (Q1 25:39)
Meanwhile, the Hawthorn forward line is starting to show its quality with conversion rate. There will be no jump as the Cats got in this game two weeks ago. (Q1 26:24)
THe Hawks run in a convoy down members wing, Burgoyne kicks to 45m on the flank where Smith leaps and marks going back with the flight. Bartel rushes the set shot. (Q1 27:09)
Q1 was this game two weeks ago in microcosm: Geelong started brightly with Selwood and Johnson racking it up, but the Hawks turned it on halfway through and didn’t get tackled. (Qtr Time)
Birchall has time on the HFF to measure a pass through heavy traffic, he tries for Langford 35m out on a slight angle, he is spoiled but Hodge crumbs and checksides… wide. (Q2 5:03)
The Cats go coast to coast from the kick in, Murdoch kicks long to the flank 40m out, Bartel takes a big mark over Shiels and goals. (Q2 6:13)
Lake comes off and tries to mark over a Cat 60m out on a slight angle but the crumb goes over the back to Hawkins, he snaps quickly but it’s wide. (Q2 9:33)
Two Hawks spoil each other on the HBF, Hawkins accepts the crumb, the handball goes out to Selwood who has an acre to run down the flank to 25m and goal. (Q2 12:49)
Smith beats Duncan one on one to mark a long Mitchell ball from the HFF to the top of the square. He goals. (Q2 14:19)
Spangher sends a wobbly ball to the flank 25m out, Breust contests, the crumb is front and centre where Puopolo goals! (Q2 16:49)
Sewell marks on the lead on the HFF, knows he hasn’t got the leg 45m out so goes quickly to the square where Gunston marks and goals. (Q2 18:19)
Motlop runs away from a pack on the wing and passes to Hawkins who wins a battle of strength with Lake to mark 45m out on the flank, the first one he’s won. The Tomahawk misses. (Q2 24:49)
With a shepherd by Hawkins, Murdoch runs on to a loose ball in the pocket 20m out and goals in the last minute before HT. (Q2 26:50)
Walker marks a Stoke centre clearance kick over Gibson at 45m on the flank. The HT siren sounds as he walks in… he goals! (Q2 28:04)
Mitchell gets a free for a push at the first centre bounce of Q3, no one stands the mark so he trots on and finds Hale 40m out in front. Hale goals. (Q3 0:15)
Selwood it was with the FA. (Q3 1:07)
Lake has a ping from 55m on a slight angle, it drifts wide and Gunston can’t mark before it goes over for a point. (Q3 3:37)
Horlin-Smith roves a Duryea drop and gives to Duncan who snaps as he’s bumped 40m out on a slight angle, it’s well wide. (Q3 4:49)
Taylor is favoured by a good bounce on the wing on a fast break, he goes for Selwood running forward of the play in front of Langford, Selwood gathers, is tackled and goals. (Q3 7:52)
Smith bounces down the outer wing in space and pokes a pass to Roughead on the lead in front of Rivers at 45m on a slight angle. Roughie misses. (Q3 10:07)
Burgoyne roves a stoppage on the HFF, through hands via Hill to Breust but he chooses one handball too many, the moment is lost. (Q3 11:47)
Hawkins drops a mark 40m out on a slight angle, but the ump sees Lake’s left hand in the back and pays a free, much to the disgust of the Hawk fans seeing the replay. He goals. (Q3 13:09)
Mitchell gives to Hill who screws a snap from 35m on the flank, it drifts… Hodge marks on the left behind line. Hodge goals. (Q3 14:52)
Two Cats spoil each other on the HBF, Enright and Selwood, Gunston roves and has space to run to 50m and goal! (Q3 17:46)
Breust strips Mackie in a tackle on the wing starting a fast break, Sewell bombs long to the advantage of Gunston to mark over Lonergan at the hotspot. Gunston goals. (Q3 21:56)
The script suggests some late goals to Geelong to keep this one close at 3QT. (Q3 26:43)
Breust again strips Mackie as he’s kicking at halfback, from the ensuing chaos Lewis is legged. The long ball to the square is cleared. (Q3 30:31)
Rivers bumps Roughead off the contest 25m out on a slight angle, the ump pays a technical free for shepherding. Roughie misses. (Q3 31:08)
High ball to 35m on a slight angle, Gunston contests and the crumb falls perfectly for Breust who grubbers through the first goal of Q4. (Q4 2:46)
Hale juggles and is paid a mark in front of Blicavs and Enright 45m out on the flank, replay shows it hit the ground though. Hale’s set shot is rushed in the square by Blicavs. (Q4 6:31)
Bartel marks the kick in and gives to Horlin-Smith who pumps long… Spangher holds Lonergan to concede the obvious free 40m out in front. Lonergan shanks it way left. (Q4 7:46)
Selwood runs down the boundary in front of his tagger Langford and kicks to the square where Blicavs marks behind Ceglar and goals. (Q4 9:47)
Bartel’s tap to Selwood on the HFF set that goal up. (Q4 10:31)
Lonergan and Taylor both forward, underlining why the Cats are struggling as Murdoch and Walker aren’t supporting Hawkins enough. (Q4 13:33)
Shiels kicks to the flank 25m out, two Cats drop it but no Hawk can get a handle on it either, Hill fumbles it for a point. (Q4 15:02)
Clock ticks under 10:00 to go. (Q4 15:22)
Birchall goes to Langford 35m out on a slight angle, Selwood spoils, Breust roves and misses. (Q4 15:37)
Burgoyne speeds away from a stoppage on the wing with three bounces, then places a beautiful ball on the chest of Roughead near the boundary 35m out. Roughie goals! (Q4 18:22)
7:56 left, the Cats are on the ropes. (Q4 18:46)
Mackie picks up a loose ball deep in defence but loops a strange handball to a contest at the hotspot, Mitchell taps to Lewis who baulks and shoots… that’s the sealer! (Q4 23:02)
Langford misses under a tackle from a stoppage in the pocket 20m outt. Clock at 4:20. (Q4 24:55)
The Cats can’t clear past half back from the kick in, Mitchell passes to Gunston at 45m on the flank. Gunston misses. (Q4 25:17)
Taylor marks just inside CHF and misses. (Q4 26:32)
Langford releases Lewis in an acre of space on the HFF, he trots to 40m and delights the Hawk cheer squad with his third goal. (Q4 27:46)
Selwood taps to Johnson from the next centre bounce to get a junk time goal from 45m on a slight angle. (Q4 29:02)
Gunston fumbles a Lewis kick to the square into the goalpost. (Q4 29:17)
Langford beats Varcoe to a loose ball at a stoppage in the pocket and kicks another garbage time special. (Q4 31:02)

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