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Blog log from R16 of 2015: Gold Coast vs Western Sydney

Blog log for Gold Coast vs Western Sydney, R16 of 2015

The Giants rebounded at speed, with Griffen taking the ball off the half back flank and moving it through to Ward.It ended with Downie finishing truly from outside 50 on the flank! (Q1 1:15)
Miller bullets in the pass to Nicholls who marks on the lead 45 out. Thomas appears to have injured himself in the mark attempt and Ablett is given the kick. From 45, he goals! (Q1 2:37)
The Suns win another clearance and this time Lynch belts it out the back with the clenched fist to the speeding Matera, who gathers, spins and snaps truly from 25! (Q1 2:37)
Long bomb in by Greene and Cameron gets a free path to the ball, taking the grab out in front of the pack. Jeremy trots back and nabs it from 35 on the slight! (Q1 10:24)
Lynch, running back inside 50, receives the quick flick pass, but misses the shot from 45 on the slight to the right hand side. (Q1 11:43)
Devon Smith nails the snap from 25 after Steele’s defensive pressure forced the turn over, and Lobb flicks it out the back to the eager Devon. He spins and snaps truly! (Q1 14:44)
Treloar gets the quick clearance out of the pack and Lobb takes the mark out ahead of Thompson with pure body strength. Rory trots in and goals from 20! (Q1 15:41)
Ward takes the pill out of the forward stoppage and has a quick shot at goal from 35, but misses to the right hand side. (Q1 18:44)
Shaw hits McCarthy on the diagonal lead ahead of Malceski, and takes the simple chest mark. From 45 on the slight angle, Cam makes no mistake! (Q1 22:27)
Ward takes it straight out of the centre clearance, runs through to the arc unopposed, and slams it through from the paint of 50! Excellent play from Ward! (Q1 23:27)
Malceski drills it from the half forward flank onto the chest of leading ruckmen Zac Smith. From 30 on the slight angle, he sends it through! (Q1 24:42)
Miller wraps up the ex-Dogs skipper, Ryan Griffen, in the tackle on the edge of the 50 metre line and the decision is paid. From the resulting set shot, he goals! (Q1 26:57)
Corr bullets in the pass to Cameron who takes the mark on the speeding lead. From the boundary, deep in the pocket, he misses to the far side. (Q1 29:43)
Whitfield flicks it off to Palmer who slams in the low pass to the leading Cameron who marks ahead of May. From 45 on the slight, he misses to the near side. (Q2 0:45)
Griffen hits the hot spot and Cameron gets to the drop zone, grabbing the pill and snapping across the shoulder in one swift movement, but missing to the left hand side. (Q2 3:46)
Matera towels up Williams in the tackle and he receives the holding the ball decision, after some great Suns pressure. From 25 on the slight, he sends it home with the left peg! (Q2 7:20)
Lonergan goes to the hot spot and Miller reads it off the hands of the Corr/Matera contest. Touk continues on his run to 35 and slams it home! (Q2 10:11)
Haynes, running out of defence, gets smothered by Ablett from the rebound 50 attempt. Gary taps it straight down ahead of him and bounces it home from deep in the pocket! (Q2 15:12)
Lynch marks out on the lead ahead of Tomlinson, 40 metres out on the flank. Tom trots in, but misses to the far side from the sharp angle shot. (Q2 16:12)
Treloar takes it out of the stoppage and has a quick shot at goal from 25, but misses to the left hand side. (Q2 22:22)
Palmer gets to the drop zone after Lobb flies high, and has all the time in the world to gather, turn and snap truly from 25! (Q2 22:22)
Miller to Ablett to Smith all by foot, right down the boundary line and the crisp ball movement will allow Smith to line up from 45 on the sharp angle. He trots in and misses. (Q2 28:53)
Ablett to Sexton to Wright and Peter goes for home from outside 50. It drops short, but Wright marks it on the line just before the siren… (Q2 30:11)
From deep in the pocket, Tom misses his shot from deep in the pocket. (Half Time)
Palmer takes the strong mark opposed to McKenzie and then darts in the pass to Cameron who marks out ahead of Thompson. From 35, boundary side, Jeremy misses everything. (Q3 1:18)
Ward to McCarthy who goes long to the top of the square. Off hands, it drops to Cameron who snaps quickly, but misses once more from the slight angle. (Q3 7:23)
Greene takes it out of congestion and then snaps from the boundary line, but it bounces through for a minor score to the far side. (Q3 9:14)
Kelly comes speeding through the congestion, taking it after much deliberation, including a chip to himself. He flicks it off to Whitfield, who misses the attempted snap. (Q3 10:58)
Palmer flicks it off out of the thick of the action to Lobb, who runs through from 45 and whacks it through with a quality drop punt! Rory’s second of the game! (Q3 14:05)
Ablett and Sexton link up through the middle of the ground and Alex eventually launches for home from the best part of 60 metres. It appears to have bounced home, but its reviewed. (Q3 17:47)
Hard to tell from the vision, but the major to Sexton has been paid! (Q3 18:20)
Ward takes it out of stoppage and has a quick shot at goal running at pace, but he misses to the right hand side from 30. (Q3 24:20)
Miller flicks it out to the hard working Ablett, who stood a few steps up on the play. Gary runs through to 40 and of course, he finishes the business! (Q4 0:56)
Malceski forced the turn over and it ends with Lynch darting in a pass to Hallahan who marks ahead of Haynes. Mitch nabs the massive major from outside 50! (Q4 9:57)
Coniglio to Treloar to Smith out of the middle, before Devon bullocks past Malceski and runs through on goal. 40 out, Devon sends it through post high! (Q4 10:57)
Smith chips in a short pass to Greene who marks out on the short lead. Toby lines up the set shot from 25 on the flank, but he misses to the far side. (Q4 12:25)
Lynch to Miller who goes bang and finds Sexton out the back with a raking delivery off the right boot. Alex continues on and dribbles it home from point blank range! (Q4 13:27)
DEVON SMITH! Treloar flicks it wide out of congestion to the man of the moment in Smith. Composed, Devon sums up the option and then threads the needle from 45! (Q4 15:42)
Ward takes the strong contested mark in the one on one contest opposed to Malceski, boundary side. He goes back and sends through the exquisite major from 50! (Q4 18:58)
McKenzie flicks it over the boundary line deliberately, and guess who receives the free. From boundary side, 35 out, Devon Smith snaps it home for his third of the term! (Q4 23:18)
Matera goes to the top of the square and Lynch takes the strong contested grab opposed to Tomlinson in the one on one. He nabs the simple major! (Q4 24:58)
Kelly slips it over to Smith from the forward stoppage and Devon centres to Cameron who marks in the one on one opposed to Thompson. He goes back and nails it! (Q4 26:28)
Tom Lynch stands strong again, taking a strong contested grab opposed to Tomlinson once more, this time from 35 on the flank. He misses to the far side. (Q4 28:23)
Hall runs through to 55 after a chain of handballs through the stoppage from the Suns. He hits it well, but it travels to the wrong side of the post. (Q4 30:00)
The Suns move it through the centre of the ground once more, this time Ablett finds Lynch on the hard lead. From a step inside 50 on the slight angle, he misses to the right. (Q4 31:59)

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