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Blog log from R20 of 2015: Geelong vs Hawthorn

Blog log for Geelong vs Hawthorn, R20 of 2015

Lewis draws a free on Bartel for a hold 40m out on a slight angle. Lewis’ set shot is short and off hands for a behind. (Q1 0:37)
Roughead intercepts on the HFF and finds Hodge at 40m on a slight angle. Hodge kicks truly. (Q1 2:04)
Lang passes to Johnson on the boundary 30m out. Stevie J plays on and screws through a quality finish! (Q1 3:49)
Gunston kicks from the HFF to the square, Rioli flies but it’s Shiels who marks in front of Enright, with Bartel waiting down instead of contesting. Shiels goals. (Q1 5:37)
Puopolo gives to Shiels for a flying snap from the hotspot but it’s OOTF. (Q1 8:48)
Guthrie marks a Horlin-Smith short pass deep in the pocket 25m out. He steers through the goal. (Q1 10:54)
Most of the play in the Hawk forward line so far, but the Cats have managed two quality finishes from the pocket in their rare entries. (Q1 11:19)
The Hawks go coast to coast from a kick in down members wing with Hill passing to Breust next to the goalsquare. Breust kicks into the man on the mark but Gunston roves and goals! (Q1 15:20)
McEvoy smothers at the next centre bounce, the Hawks pounce, Roughead releases Breust to run through CHF and goal from 45m! (Q1 16:43)
Roughead spoils Bartel on the HFF, b utters up and gives to Puopolo who has Hodge running down the boundary, Hodge tries a snap from 25m and threads the needle! (Q1 17:47)
Frawley bombs long down the flank, Hale contests against two Cats 25m out, Rioli crumbs, baulks clear and goals in typically delicious fashion! (Q1 20:55)
Birchall picks up a loose ball on the HFF and goes short to Hodge, Selwood comes front on to spoil and gives away a free for contact on the arm. Hodge boots his third goal! (Q1 23:20)
Gibson and Lake both fail to kill a loose ball at the Cat hotspot, Hawkins comes in to mop up and give to Guthrie for a grubbered goal. (Q1 25:00)
Lang marks in front of Suckling at 45m on a slight angle but misses. (Q1 27:01)
Gunston keeps a ground ball alive in the pocket, dodges Enright and goes back to Hodge who centres to Breust at 30m on a slight angle. Breust goals. (Q2 1:34)
Mitchell turns the ball over in the back pocket, the Cats swarm, Johnson misses the eventual snap from the hotspot. (Q2 3:50)
Hawkins bumps Lake off the fall of a Johnson ball 40m out on the flank to dive and mark. The Tomahawk hits the post. (Q2 6:44)
Puopolo marks on the HFF, his man Thurlow overcommits and slides past, Poppy plays on to the square where Rioli is over the back of Kolodjashnij to mark unopposed and goal. (Q2 12:21)
THe Hawks are being allowed by the Cats to play bruise free footy, using their superior foot skills to carve open the Geelong defence. (Q2 13:29)
Shiels is caught HTB on the Cat HFF on the 50m paint, Selwood takes the free but his ball to the hotspot is spoiled and cleared. (Q2 14:29)
Johnson chases a loose ball on the HFF with Stratton right on his ginger, he gathers and baulks clear for a left foot snap from 35m… it’s good! Stevie J in his 250th, what a man. (Q2 16:18)
Roughead roves a Rioli contest and shoots on the lope from 40m on the flank… OOTF across the face. (Q2 17:42)
Kelly passes to Hawkins who marks in front of Lake at 25m on the flank. Hawkins steers through his first major. (Q2 19:33)
Gunston rushes a Thurlow snap from the HFF. (Q2 22:13)
Caddy hits the goalpost with an unlikely snap off a step from near the behind post. (Q2 23:15)
Guthrie roves a Lake fumble in the pocket and tries a snap off a step from 30m, does Gibson touch it on the line? Video review confirms it’s a goal! (Q2 24:55)
Lewis roves a long ball to a pack 25m out on a slight angle but his left foot snap is wide. (Q2 28:12)
Smith passes to the lead of Gunston at 40m wide on the flank. He misses. (Q3 0:47)
Selwood ducks as he and Hodge go for a ground ball 30m out near the boundary, the ump gets sucked in to paying a free. Selwood goals. (Q3 5:27)
Murdoch’s handball at CHF for Geelong goes to ground, the Hawks swarm, Puopolo has Rioli one on one with Enright at the hotspot, Corey falls over, Rioli gathers and goals! (Q3 7:27)
Enright starts a rebound with an intercept at halfback, classic up the guts… Selwood, Johnson then the pass to Stokes at 35m on the flank. Stokes’ set shot is rushed. (Q3 9:28)
Birchall roves a long ball to the Cat square but runs into trouble and is stripped in a tackle, Lang roves and goals! (Q3 10:15)
Rioli catches Guthrie HTB at the next centre bounce, he goes to Mitchell who passes to Smith 40m out in the corridor. Smith sails the ball over the goal umpire’s peaked cap. (Q3 11:30)
Murdoch drops a mark on the wing and there are a heap of Hawk numbers, the centring ball goes to Suckling who has a ping from outside CHF, but it’s wide. (Q3 14:11)
Mitchell evades a tackle but hits more traffic and his kick is a chaos ball that falls for Hale, he gives to Rioli who baulks and runs to 40m on a slight angle, goal! (Q3 15:18)
Lang goes long to Hawkins one on one with Lake, Lake spoils but the ball falls over the back for Hawkins to butter up and goal with ease. (Q3 17:58)
Puopolo marks a quick, long, low ball 20m out for the immediate answering goal. (Q3 20:13)
Birchall picks up an errant Taylor kick on the wing and goes long to the hotspot where Roughead marks over Kolodjashnij and goals. (Q3 21:15)
Gunston contests a Hartung ball to the hotspot, Breust is front and centre for the crumb and snap off the right boot across the body… another one for the Hawks! (Q3 24:29)
McEvoy taps a loose ball to Hill for a pressured snap around the body from 20m in front… just wide. (Q3 25:18)
The Cats run through heavy Hawk traffic with handball from the last line of defence, Cockatoo baulks Lake at half forward and goals from 40m on a slight angle! (Q3 29:54)
Hawkins forces a crumb to fall in a battle with two Hawks at 40m on the flank, it flips out to Gregson who misses. (Q4 0:36)
Cockatoo marks and misses from near CHF. (Q4 5:39)
Walker marks a centring ball by Hawkins at 35m on a slight angle but he also misses. (Q4 8:58)
Walker marks again from a Kolodjashnij pass to the flank 30m out. But he misses again. (Q4 9:40)
Rioli and Puopolo lay tackle after tackle to force a turnover on the last line, Smith gives to Hodge who goals from 30m on a slight angle. Game over. (Q4 15:13)
Long ball to Hodge near the hotspot, the crumb falls perfectly for Roughead who snaps across the body and signals the start of junk time with a goal. (Q4 16:40)
The Hawks completely stuff up a rebound in the back pocket with too many handballs, Stratton goes to ground to allow Lang to volley home from the square. (Q4 18:40)
Rioli roves a thrown in 25m out and screw through his fifth major. (Q4 25:28)
Long ball from the next centre bounce, Roughead contests but the ball falls perfectly for Rioli to rove and run into the open goal! (Q4 26:31)
Walker marks a Johnson ball in the square just before the final siren and goals. (Q4 27:54)

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