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Blog log from R23 of 2015: Geelong vs Adelaide

Blog log for Geelong vs Adelaide, R23 of 2015

Betts marks a Dangerfield pass behind Enright at 30m on the flank. Eddie misses. (Q1 2:50)
Johnson passes to Taylor in front of two Crows at 45m on a slight angle, a trademark no-looker across the body. Harry hits the post. (Q1 5:13)
Thurlow gives to Selwood who has a ping from 50m on the flank in the fluky wind, it’s also wide. (Q1 6:44)
Dangerfield takes the kick in but somehow kicks straight to Lonergan in front of Thompson at 30m on a slight angle. Lonergan misses. (Q1 7:21)
Cameron snaps off a step from 25m after marking a short ball he thought might not be paid a mark… the ump had blown the whistle, Cameron’s kick goes wide. (Q1 10:42)
Betts mops up his own crumb at the hotspot in heavy traffic and gives to Dangerfield who snaps off balance and OOTF. (Q1 12:21)
Smith intercepts a short rebound kick on the HFF 55m out, he sends a long ball down the flank, two Cats fall over trying to spoil Walker, the ball bounces past them all for a goal! (Q1 14:21)
After Selwood mows down Jenkins in the centre to force a turnover, Cowan receives from Bartel at half forward and snaps Geelong’s first goal from 45m. (Q1 16:22)
Lynch kicks from the HFF to the top of the square where Jenkins leaps in front of the much smaller Cowie and marks with ease 20m out. But he burns a golden chance! (Q1 18:07)
Bartel has a hectare to run down the outer wing, has two bounces, doesn’t like anything inside so goes himself from 45m… bounces off Sloane for a behind. (Q1 20:34)
Johnson roves a Jacobs contest at 35m on the flank but misses a screwing ball off the left boot. (Q1 22:06)
Johnson roves a stoppage 15m out, runs around two Crows and snaps the impossible goal from near the behind post off the left, the home crowd give him the business! (Q1 24:37)
A long Cockatoo ball from CHF to the square bounces past Menzel for a behind. (Q1 25:22)
Atkins roves a Bartel drop in the Cat goalsquare but his quick clearing kick is straight to Selwood at the hotspot, who goals. (Q1 26:22)
Lever catches Horlin-Smith high as GHS bends over a ground ball at 35m on the slight angle. Horlin-Smith navigates the breeze successfully for Geelong’s fourth major. (Q1 28:53)
Hawkins gets a free on Laird for high contact after a long Selwood clearance to the hotspot is locked in by the Cat forwards. The Tomahawk goals after the QT siren. (Q1 30:21)
Johnson drops a long Taylor ball to the square, tries a kick lying on his back but the ball hits the base of the goalpost. Pure Stevie J. (Q2 2:51)
Sloane converts a set shot from 50m to bring the Crows back within range. (Q2 4:25)
Motlop shows his skills with a weaving run but misses from half forward. (Q2 6:55)
Vardy marks near the goalsquare and just manages to score his first goal. (Q2 10:34)
Walker gets a free at 45m on the flank for an arm chop by Enright. Big Tex misses. (Q2 13:19)
Walker marks in front of Taylor at 25m on the flank, who makes short work of this opportunity for the third Crow major. (Q2 15:34)
Merrett leaves his man Redpath and spoils Crameri 30m out, but the crumb falls over the back for Redpath to chase and volley home from the square! (Q2 20:11)
Hawkins juggles and marks a Stokes ball to the top of the square for his second goal. (Q2 23:55)
Paparone’s kick from the last line is intercepted by Picken 35m out for another Doggie goal. (Q2 25:37)
Vardy runs into the open goal for his second on the end of more midfield dominance by the Cats. (Q2 26:33)
Betts hits the post with a close range snap. (Q2 27:40)
Johnson misses a set shot from 45m. (Q3 1:30)
Cockatoo misses a mid range snap. (Q3 2:23)
Betts snaps truly from the pocket after a turnover by Kolodjashnij. (Q3 4:03)
Jenkins passes to Betts who just shaves the post with a close range set shot, confirmed after video review. (Q3 6:23)
Enright burns the ball deep in defence straight to Lynch who goals with ease! (Q3 9:20)
Johnson marks at half forward and plays on, but Lever marks on the last line to disappoint the Cats crowd. (Q3 11:30)
Jenkins gives to Betts who baulks his way clear of chasing Cat defenders and snaps his second goal. (Q3 13:10)
Lynch converts a set shot for his second goal to bring the Crows’ deficit down to single figures. (Q3 15:03)
Adelaide are only a point behind now as Thompson goals from a stoppage at close range, with a key assist by Jacobs in ruck. (Q3 18:28)
Horlin-Smith gives to Guthrie at a stoppage for a goal to halt the rot. (Q3 19:48)
Josh Walker kicks the Cats back out with his first kick of the game after coming off the subs bench. (Q3 22:30)
Hawkins sets up Vardy to run into the open goal to blow the lead back out to three straight kicks. (Q3 24:51)
Cameron sails a snap from 45m on a slight angle wide under pressure. (Q3 27:27)
Betts marks a Thompson ball in front of Mackie near the boundary 40m out. Eddie threads the needle with a fabulous set shot! (Q3 29:14)
Stokes just misses a quick snap, fooling most of the crowd but not the goal umpire. (Q4 0:54)
Johnson juggles a mark behind Brown from a Bartel pass 35m out on a slight angle. He misses. (Q4 2:38)
Taylor intercepts a Dangerfield clearance at CHF and bombs to the square for Walker to mark in front and goal. (Q4 4:34)
Mackie intercepts a Hartigan kick to van Berlo on the HFF and goals to make it very difficult for the Crows to spoil the Cat party from here. (Q4 7:14)
Stokes marks and goals in his last game for Geelong, sending the crowd into an extended round of applause for his glittering career. (Q4 9:09)
Betts snaps his fourth goal from the pocket, to near complete indifference from the Cat crowd who are here to pay tribute to their retiring legends. (Q4 12:55)
Josh Walker runs into the open goal for his third, set up by Bartel. (Q4 13:26)
Kelly receives a handball but misses a running snap, not even a behind. (Q4 17:09)
Hawkins gets a junk time goal from a set shot. The only interest left in this one is by fantasy coaches and Cat faithful. (Q4 19:40)
Stokes passes to Johnson in the square, who orchestrates the crowd to give him a standing ovation as he kicks the goal. And, of course, the crowd is only too happy to oblige. (Q4 21:26)
Stokes to Kelly to Johnson for another junk time special from just inside CHF…. but the kick goes wide. (Q4 26:11)
Dangerfield walks in after the final siren to miss, but not before the Cat fans all applaud him as if he’s already signed on to join Geelong next year. (Q4 29:44)

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