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Blog log from QF of 2014: Sydney vs Fremantle

Blog log for Sydney vs Fremantle, QF of 2014

Franklin marks the first centre clearance at 50m on the flank but misses. (Q1 0:19)
Hannebery gives to Jack who misses after a stoppage in the pocket 25m out. (Q1 2:23)
Malceski gets a handball at 45m on a slight angle and kicks blind on his left boot, reminiscent of 2012… but it bounces into the post. (Q1 3:32)
Rohan tries to run out of defence but has to baulk two Dockers on the way out, the ump judges he runs too far before bouncing. Ballantyne shoots from 50m on a slight angle: goal! (Q1 7:04)
Franklin gets a rather soft free on Silvagni for a spoil 35m out wide on the flank. Franklin goals. (Q1 10:19)
Sandilands catches Parker high 45m out on the flank. Parker squeezes an excellent set shot just inside the near goalpost and just over the pack on the line for a goal. (Q1 12:34)
Rohan burns the ball terribly with a kick from CHB that goes straight to Pearce, he finds Pavlich whose two Swan opponents fall over each other allowing him to stroll into goal. (Q1 15:04)
Parker marks over Fyfe on the wing and plays on, eventually McVeigh marks just inside CHF and gives to McGlynn who goals on the run from the hotspot. (Q1 16:35)
Hill roves the next centre bounce and finds Pavlich at 45m on a slight angle. Pav misses. (Q1 17:35)
Dawson collects Franklin high as they chase a bouncing ball just inside CHF. Buddy’s set shot starts straight but slices the wrong side of the goalpost. (Q1 21:41)
Walters runs away from a stoppage on the wing and kicks long to Fyfe who marks over Parker at the hotspot with characteristic aerial prowess. He goals. (Q1 22:49)
Weather radar shows showers that had been looming off the coast dissipating as they head for Homebush. (Qtr Time)
Tippett gives to Goodes who runs his full measure from CHF to 35m but dithers and decides to handball, the give to Franklin doesn’t work, Freo rushes. (Q2 0:49)
Fremantle go coast to coast from the kick in, Mayne gives to Pavlich who goals from mid range! Five points of that goes to Dawson who spoiled the Franklin chance at FB! (Q2 1:23)
A light shower started a few minutes ago, won’t last too long though. (Q2 3:07)
Hannebery wins a ground battle with Clarke on the HFF and passes to McGlynn on the boundary 25m out. McGlynn goals! (Q2 3:23)
Lloyd gives to Rohan who runs to 45m on a slight angle but shanks the snap, no score. (Q2 10:08)
Not much goalmouth action in Q2, the rain has dampened the play. (Q2 12:47)
Pavlich roves a contest 25m out on a slight angle and gives to Taberner whose hurried snap is well wide. (Q2 14:08)
The game has descended into the sort of defensive rugby style game that both of these sides specialise in. (Q2 14:52)
Rohan has another snap off a step from 50m on a slight angle, he bombs it OOTF. (Q2 15:21)
Kennedy marks a Mundy clearance kick to 50m on the flank, but slips over as he kicks and it bounces for a behind. (Q2 16:24)
Parker picks up a bouncing Kennedy handball and misses on the run from 35m on the flank. (Q2 17:37)
Mayne marks a Ballantyne pass on the lead at 45m on the flank, nothing Richards could do about that quality inside 50. He misses. (Q2 18:11)
Rohan beats Mayne to a ground ball on the HFF and centres, Mzungu spoils but Tippett roves 20m out on a slight angle… the quick snap off the right boot goes wide. (Q2 19:51)
Rampe passes to Tippett at 40m wide on the flank. Tippett misses near side. (Q2 22:24)
Lloyd switches to the fat side where McVeigh is on his own, he shoots from 45m on the flank… Tippett marks in the square in front of Dawson and goals. (Q2 24:38)
Long Fyfe ball to the Freo square, it clears Pavlich and Richards but stops 10m out in the wet, three Swans converge but it’s Pavlich first back to soccer it home! (Q2 28:09)
Big goal in the last minute before HT, that one. (Q2 28:53)
In greasy conditions you would think it would be set up for the likes of Goodes and Mayne. Both have 4 touches to HT, though Mayne has a crucial goal assist. (Half Time)
Freo’s lack of quality talls has not hurt them as much as advertised, albeit Silvagni is clearly outmatched on Franklin. Dawson is playing very well to compensate. (Half Time)
The Swans were always going to have trouble with Ballantyne and Walters, and Malceski’s injury doesn’t help. Walters has done very little though. (Half Time)
At the top of the Docker stat sheet are two back pocket players in Duffield and Ibbotson, underlining how much ball has been pinging into the Swan forward line. (Half Time)
It’s the Miami Heat versus the San Antonio Spurs, with Pavlich in the role of Tim Duncan and Franklin as LeBron James. Who takes the ring? (Half Time)
Mayne clears from the first centre bounce of Q3 to Ballantyne who drops a mark 35m out on a slight angle but Smith falls into his back. Balla misses. (Q3 0:15)
More rain falling at the start of Q3. (Q3 1:41)
Pavlich bombs to the square, Taberner drops a sitter, Swans clear. Opportunity lost. (Q3 7:12)
McGlynn ducks to win a free after a stoppage 35m out on a slight angle and wins it on Neale. He goals. (Q3 11:02)
Ballantyne tackles Grundy 20m out on the flank, Walters intercepts the handball and snaps quickly… rolls wide. (Q3 12:31)
Kennedy marks at defensive hotspot but kicks into Ballantyne on the mark, Mzungu roves and goals! (Q3 13:03)
Rampe tackles Ballantyne over the behind line for a rushed point. (Q3 14:42)
Jetta marks a Jack ball in front of Pearce 30m out on the flank. He goals. (Q3 15:29)
Franklin chases a wayward inside 50 kick and taps to Hannebery who gets legged by the hapless Silvagni at 40m wide on the flank. Hanners misses. (Q3 17:36)
Goodes gives to McGlynn for a snap across the body from 25m on the flank, but it’s well wide. (Q3 23:55)
Goodes stands in front of Franklin’s lead and marks 35m out on a slight angle. He goals to blow the lead out to double figures. (Q3 24:30)
Goodes contests, Jack snaps across the body from outside the hotspot but it’s just wide. (Q3 26:38)
Jack gets a free 50m out just next to CHF for being legged by Spurr. He goals, the Swans are pulling away now. (Q3 28:00)
Silvagni tackles Franklin 45m out on the flank to prevent another score just before the 3QT siren. (Q3 29:39)
Ballantyne taps to Walters who gives to Sutcliffe, he has time to measure a snap off a step from 35m on the flank… he goals! That keeps it interesting at the start of Q4. (Q4 1:03)
Kennedy’s handball across half back goes to ground, Walters taps to Pavlich who snaps off the left from hard on the boundary 20m out… it creeps through! Huge goal! (Q4 2:26)
Hannebery gathers a ground ball on the wing, baulks Fyfe off the chase and gives to Franklin who has a running shot from 65m on the flank… it clears everyone for a classic goal! (Q4 3:34)
Goodes kicks to Parker at the hotspot, Pyke of all people is front and centre for the crumb, he snaps a bouncing ball… does Dawson get back to touch it through? Video says yes. (Q4 5:03)
Franklin gets a handball from Jetta on the boundary 40m out, he turns and snaps in the one motion… the Homebush crowd goes wild because it’s another Buddy special! (Q4 6:19)
Pyke holds Sandilands at a throw in 30m out on the flank. 211 misses. (Q4 7:50)
Throw in in the pocket, Sandilands taps it over his shoulder straight to Mundy who has no one on him and can measure the left foot snap for a simple goal. (Q4 10:19)
Over 15 minutes of play left, it’s opening up so it’s still up for grabs. (Q4 10:34)
Goodes kicks high and blind to the hotspot, it bounces, three Dockers converge but Pyke is first back to gather and goal! (Q4 13:30)
Pyke was the one who gave it to Goodes and ran hard, he did get a lovely bounce but deserved it. (Q4 14:04)
Duffield dives and marks a hurried Parker rebound kick at 45m on the flank. He misses. (Q4 15:49)
Hill roves in the centre and sends a quick long ball up the guts, Walters rises and marks 20m out, plays on and goals. (Q4 18:07)
10:02 left, a lot needs to go right for the Dockers to pinch this one. (Q4 18:34)
Sandilands wins yet another throw-in in the pocket, Neale roves and misses from 25m. (Q4 19:47)
Goodes pressures Silvagni to kick OOTF 30m out. Goodes takes the set shot, and misses near side. (Q4 21:30)
Rohan leaves his man and spoils on the HFF, butters up and finds Franklin with a short kick to 40m on the flank. Buddy misses. (Q4 24:24)
Jack gives to Jetta who tries the impossible checkside off balance from the boundary 35m out… narrow. (Q4 26:05)
Clock well under 5:00 now, the game is Sydney’s. (Q4 26:29)
Shaw provides some run through the centre, does a one-two with Franklin then hits Hannebery to mark 30m out on a slight angle. No sealer needed, but he kicks it anyway. (Q4 30:19)
Cunningham passes to Jetta at 45m on the flank. Jetta misses after the FT siren. (Q4 32:19)

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