Blog log from W3 of 2016: Sydney vs Western Sydney

The start of this game is delayed because… the lights at Drummoyne aren’t working. Hmm. (Q1 0:00)
Josh Kennedy snaps from a stoppage 35m out on the flank across the body for the first goal. (Q1 0:55)
Palmer leaps and marks a Ward ball 20m out on the flank to answer the JPK goal with one of his own. (Q1 3:51)
Mumford gets a rather soft free on Tippett in a ruck contest 45m out near the boundary, but threads the needle with a fine set shot. (Q1 8:05)
Griffen is playing in front and has a mongrel kick by Williams fall in his lap 40m out on a slight angle. He goals, just. (Q1 11:35)
Greene marks a short Scully ball 35m out on a slight angle and misses. (Q1 13:17)
Shaw speeds off halfback and goes long up the guts with a lovely kick to Johnson at the hotspot who is behind his man, Stevie J strolls into the open goal. (Q1 19:34)
Sinclair snaps another stoppage goal from the Swans from the pocket, after Heeney’s long ball to the square dribbled into the behind post. (Q1 21:31)
Corr catches Heeney high as they chase a ground ball 45m out on the flank. The goal umpire does not move, Heeney goal. (Q1 22:46)
Stewart flies between two Swans and clunks a long ball to the top of the square to produce his first goal of the evening. (Q2 0:56)
Franklin backs out of a pack at the hotspot but doesn’t regain his balance and screws a snap OOTF. (Q2 2:42)
Hoskin-Elliott roves his own contest to a long ball to the Giant square, plenty of traffic around but he gives to Greene who goals under a tackle. (Q2 10:46)
Franklin marks 40m out on a slight angle and boots his first major of the night. (Q2 14:12)
Hannebery has space on the flank 30m out after roving a bouncing Franklin ball, steadies and steers through a goal. (Q2 19:43)
Greene gives to Kelly on the end of a chain of handballs through half forward, Kelly makes no mistake on the run from 30m on the flank. (Q2 22:13)
Johnson misses from half forward but the kick in lands in his area and he gets another chance from 30m on the flank… this time he threads it. (Q2 24:58)
Tomlinson marks standing tall between three Swan backmen at 40m on the flank and steers through a goal. (Q3 1:55)
Cameron passes to Griffen running back ahead of Smith on a fast break to the 35m mark on the flank. He doesn’t score. (Q3 6:50)
A rare fast break for Sydney results in a supergoal from 55m to an empty square by Dawson. (Q3 9:29)
Devon Smith snaps truly from the flank 35m out after Hoskin-Elliott releases Greene over the back of a pack on the wing to start a fast break. (Q3 11:21)
Oops, that was Dylan Shiel not Devon Smith. (Q3 15:26)
Shiel gets another chance from a long range set shot from the HFF but misses. (Q3 15:26)
Shiel gets involved again with a nice give from congestion at half forward to Hoskin-Elliott on his own at the hotspot for another Giant major. (Q3 16:40)
Newman catches Greene around the neck on the boundary 40m out. Greene misses far side. (Q3 19:16)
Griffen catches Hannebery HTB in the pocket 30m out, tries a set foot shot across the body but it bounces and is cleared. (Q3 21:32)
Hoskin-Elliott streams through half forward and does a one-two with Palmer, but skids through a behind from 40m on a slight angle. (Q3 22:55)
Tomlinson flies and takes another contested mark over Grundy and Laidler at the hotspot, and kicks the first goal of Q4. (Q4 1:47)
Towers gives to Heeney for a snap goal from half forward, another Swan goal after a stoppage. (Q4 4:48)
Shaw misses a hurried snap across the body from 40m on a slight angle. (Q4 6:40)
Johnson scores again with a snap while being tackled by Xavier Richards from the flank 30m out off his left boot, three big ones for him. (Q4 8:25)
Papley snaps truly from the hotspot after roving a Tippett contest and shaking his hips to baulk clear of a man. (Q4 11:47)
Marchbank spoils Franklin on the flank 40m out but goes to ground, Buddy butters up but the cavalry arrives to pressure his snap OOTF. (Q4 17:18)
Parker roves a Franklin contest at the top of the square and gives to Papley who has a fresh air shot from 15m, but has time to recover and goal. (Q4 19:56)
Stewart sails through a nice set shot from the HFF to cap off a useful night for him with his second goal. (Q4 23:50)

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