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Blog log from W1 of 2015: Gold Coast vs Geelong

Suns win late against strong Cats in Townsville

Bartel goes short from 40m to Hawkins on a short lead to 25m on the flank. The Tomahawk goals. (Q1 0:54)
Rischitelli opens the scoring for the Suns with a goal. (Q1 6:18)
Hawkins takes another grab in front of Leslie near CHF, and misses. (Q1 7:09)
Smith is the next Sun to get on the scoresheet with a goal. (Q1 12:44)
Hall marks in front of Taylor near the boundary 40m out. He misses. (Q1 14:31)
Josh Hall catches Stokes high near the hotspot, and the Cat makes no mistake with the free. (Q1 16:45)
Lang passes to Gore at 45m on a slight angle. Zac Smith marks the set shot in the square, no score. (Q1 20:10)
Rischitelli gets another chance with a free in a pack 40m out on the flank, but misses. (Q1 22:31)
Two Suns spoil each other trying to kill a long ball to the hotspot, who is front and square? Tom Hawkins, who goals with ease. (Q1 23:26)
Blicavs’ spoil from a centre clearance kick near CHF goes to the corridor where it falls for Garlett to goal from near the hotspot. (Q1 24:51)
Motlop’s pressured kick from the BP is straight to Rischitelli at 25m on a slight angle. Riska accepts it gleefully… but misses. (Q2 1:12)
Lonergan misses a set shot from 40m on the flank. (Q2 7:35)
Hall marks a long Stanley ball over his smaller opponent Guthrie at 30m on the flank. He doesn’t score. (Q2 10:38)
Swallow misses under heavy tackle pressure from 20m. (Q2 11:17)
Garlett threads a set shot from near the boundary 40m out with a well measured drop punt. (Q2 13:38)
A big scrum just outside the Sun goalsquare ends with Lynch getting the goal from 10m after a give by Swallow. (Q2 17:29)
Gregson receives from Clark in the pocket to run into an open goal, a scrappy one that was manufactured with solid ground work by the Cat forwards. (Q3 4:49)
Guthrie gets a loose ball 35m out, baulks two Suns, encounters a tackler and tries a right foot checkside… and screws it through for a nice goal! (Q3 10:23)
Lynch drops a mark at 45m near the boundary but is paid a free for a push. He misses. (Q3 11:59)
Lang puts the Cats back within a point with a goal from close range. (Q3 13:49)
Lynch misses from a stoppage 15m out in the pocket. (Q3 18:01)
Kersten picks up a loose ball on the HFF, turns his man Tape and finds Guthrie at 30m on a slight angle. Guthrie misses. (Q3 19:40)
Kolodjashnij drops a mark at the top of the square but gets a free on Gore for holding the man. He goals. (Q3 21:45)
Motlop pokes a very clever pass over heavy traffic in the pocket to the hotspot where Lang marks and goals. (Q4 0:00)
Rischitelli snaps a goal from a stoppage in the pocket to kick the Suns clear halfway through Q4. (Q4 0:00)
Clark converts a mid range set shot after marking a short pass by Stokes, the Cats all get around the new recruit to give him a rev up. (Q4 10:54)
Clark puts the Cats in front with a snap from a pack 35m out on a slight angle! (Q4 11:29)
Matera misses a soccer from 10m under a tackle. (Q4 13:13)
Hall gets a free on Lonergan for a rather soft hold 15m out in front and puts the Suns back in front with a goal. (Q4 16:40)
Mackie spoils in the pocket 25m out it and it flips over the back, Matera chases and tries a speculative soccer kick from the boundary… it skids right through! (Q4 22:57)
Stanley gives to Miller who slams through another goal from 30m on a slight angle, two minutes left so that’s the ball game. (Q4 23:54)
Lonergan was the player who got the centre clearance kick to set that goal up. (Q4 24:09)
Lang baulks a man but misses a snap from 25m on a slight angle. (Q4 24:47)
Motlop receives a handball outside a pack and snaps off a step from outside 50m on the flank… awarded rightly as a supergoal after review. (Q4 26:28)
Cats now within touch with 52 seconds left! (Q4 26:28)
The Suns win the clearance, Harbrow’s pass is fumbled over the boundary by Smith 40m out. Tape clears up the stoppage and bangs inside 50… Garlett gathers and misses from 35m. (Q4 27:47)
Siren sounds, Suns win. (Q4 28:15)

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