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Blog log from R19 of 2015: Geelong vs Sydney

Blog log for Geelong vs Sydney, R19 of 2015

Selwood hands to Mackie in space just outside 50, he loads up and goals! (Q1 0:00)
Murdoch stabs a ball to Lang wide in the pocket 30m out. He goes back, improves the angle and slots a classy goal. (Q1 8:33)
Reid fends off a couple 20m out directly in front, hands off to Brandon Jack whose quick shot misses to the right. (Q1 9:57)
Brandon Jack roves a Nankervis set shot, hands to Mitchell who snaps a goal from the pocket on his left. Important to get a goal on Selwood early. (Q1 14:03)
Hannebery kicks long to Heeney vs Cockatoo in the goal square. Heeney wins the marking contest comprehensively and converts the set shot. (Q1 19:57)
Goodes intercepts a short Guthrie pass inside 50 and snaps the goal from 35m out. (Q1 23:35)
Mitchell caught holding the ball by Caddy who finds Hawkins on a strong lead 30m out on a 45 degree angle. His set shot misses to the right. (Q1 24:45)
Free to Lang in the goal square for holding on by Lloyd, he quickly takes the advantage and goals from point blank range. (Q1 27:35)
Blicavs gets away from a couple of Swans and finds Duncan on his own 15m out from goal. Duncan’s set shot is good and the Cats are in front. (Q2 1:40)
Stokes tries to hit up Hawkins on the lead, McVeigh gets into his back after the kick and the free is paid downfield. Hawkins has the set shot from 25m out and kicks truly. (Q2 6:41)
Goodes bursts through the middle, kicks from 50 and it’s just stopped from rolling through for a goal by Taylor who knocks it through for a behind. (Q2 10:43)
Tippett taps cleverly to Jetta who was waiting in front. Jetta gets past Taylor easily and snaps a straight forward goal from 25m out on a slight angle. (Q2 12:22)
Taylor gives away a holding free on Tippett 45m out directly in front. Tippett goes back and kicks truly. (Q2 15:46)
Sydney’s forward line breaking down too often with the absence of Franklin and Tippett playing as the main ruckman. Taylor and Kolodjashnij having an impact with intercept marks. (Q2 18:01)
Long ball from Rampe to the goal square falls to Parker who scrubs a kick off the ground for a goal. (Q2 19:22)
Taylor sneaks up the ground, delivers to the top of the square where Hawkins judges it best and takes a chest mark. His set shot is good. (Q2 20:12)
Heeney gets away from Thurlow at the top of the square, traps a difficult ball, snaps on his left but misses badly to the left. (Q2 24:30)
Goodes from outside 50 puts a perfectly weighted kick in front of Reid who marks 30m out on a 45m angle. His set shot misses narrowly to the right. (Q2 26:45)
Parker causes a turner, Jack hands to Jetta who kicks off one step from 55m out and it’s just long enough to evade Enright and go through for a goal. (Q2 27:59)
Caddy bursts through a tackle at the inside 50 stoppage. Has a quick shot on goal but it was never a chance and just sneaks in for a behind. (Q3 2:50)
Duncan draws a high contact free kick from Parker 40m on the flank. He goes back and kicks truly. (Q3 6:57)
Laidler wins a free kick in the middle, Selwood knocks him down and gives away a silly 50. Laidler’s set shot from 45m out fades to the right. (Q3 8:27)
Hannebery’s kick into the middle of the ground goes straight to Guthrie who quickly plays on to find Caddy 35m out directly in front. His set shot is good and scores are level. (Q3 9:42)
Goodes roves the Heeney marking contest, breaks a Thurlow tackle and his left foot snap just misses. Noticeably loud cheers from the crowd after that one. (Q3 12:03)
Quick kick out of the stoppage from Murdoch is out in front of Gregson and Shaw and Gregson gets good separation to take the mark 40m out on a slight angle. He kicks truly. (Q3 13:59)
Blicavs wins the free in the middle, kicks to Hawkins who is too good for Richards in the contest. His set shot from 45 on a slight angle misses badly and is lucky to score. (Q3 15:13)
Caddy bursts from the stoppage, sells some candy to Hannebery but misses the running shot from 40 to the right. (Q3 17:31)
Guthrie marks at high half forward on the lead, Rampe fails to get back to the mark and gives away 50. Guthrie’s set shot from 30m out on a slight angle misses to the left. (Q3 22:04)
Selwood marks outside 50, wheels around and hits Hawkins on the chest 30m out almost directly in front. He goals. (Q4 0:54)
Selwood raises the arm and gets a very soft free against Kennedy. Despite being within range, he hits up Hawkins 35m out on a 45 degree angle. Hawkins converts, Geelong up by 20. (Q4 4:06)
Lang attempts a very ambitious banana on the run from the pocket. It misses and Motlop’s unhappy it didn’t go to him at the top of the square. (Q4 5:53)
Lloyd gets away from Stokes far too easily on the wing. He marks, takes a bounce, has the shot from 45 but it bounces through for a behind. (Q4 6:10)
Hannebery marks strongly on 50, plays on and kicks the running goal from 45. (Q4 7:59)
Motlop speeds down the wing, kicks for goal but it’s offline and Caddy just hangs onto the mark. He’s put on the angle for the shot but arcs around and extends the lead to 20. (Q4 17:41)
Blicavs with composure chips to Stokes 40m out on a 45 degree angle. He puts it through and the Cats are home! (Q4 18:56)
Duncan marks a Caddy shanked kick for goal in the pocket, improves the angle with a barely 15m kick to Motlop who goes back and goals. Too easy for Geelong. (Q4 22:50)
Sydney get the ball forward from a long kickout but have no one to kick to inside 50. Kennedy has to bomb long from 55 but misses to the right. (Q4 26:18)

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