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Blog log from GF of 2016: Brisbane vs Western Sydney

Blog log for Brisbane vs Western Sydney, GF of 2016

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Zorko gets a free at 40m on the flank but his kick is off hands for a behind. (Q1 0:49)
Ward gets one high from Robinson after a stoppage at 40m on a slight angle. He kicks the first goal of the afternoon. (Q1 3:34)
Heavy rain in the morning has made conditions very slippery, even though it’s fine now. Not a whole lot of clean footy to be had. (Q1 11:36)
Schache misses a snap from 45m on a slight angle after roving his own contest. (Q1 13:19)
Lester shows him how it’s done with a snap from much the same spot, after Rich gave out a hard won footy in the centre. (Q1 13:44)
Robinson gives away a free and then 50m for consecutive high tackles in the centre, giving Johnson a free from the hotspot which he duly converts. (Q1 18:11)
Johnson drops a mark at CHB, his man Cutler receives and runs to 40m for the easy turnover goal. (Q1 20:20)
Shaw misses a quick snap from 35m wide on the flank after the Lions stuff up a rebound. (Q1 22:37)
Buntine gets pinged for encroachment under the new 10-metre zone rule after Hanley marks in the centre. Hanley misses horribly from 20m in front. (Q1 25:00)
Rain now coming down again. (Q1 25:00)
Robertson pops through a goal running to space at the hotspot after receiving from Taylor at CHF. (Q1 25:43)
Schache draws a free on Corr for front-on contact 40m out on a slight angle on the end of a fast break up the guts from halfback. He doesn’t score, though. (Q1 28:21)
Andrews marks, plays on and kicks a supergoal from just outside CHF a few seconds before the QT siren. (Qtr Time)
Shiel sharks a loose handball near the behind post after a stoppage and centres to Stewart in the opposite pocket 20m out. Stewart hits the post. (Q2 1:46)
Lobb gets a downfield free 20m out wide on the flank for a contest by Paparone on Wilson, and steers through a nice set shot for his first goal. (Q2 7:01)
Steele gets free at 35m on a slight angle and marks unopposed on a switch play from the opposite wing. He kicks truly. (Q2 9:49)
Buntine goes to ground in the centre to let a wave of Lions run by with the ball, but Taylor’s snap from 45m on a slight angle skids wide. (Q2 13:12)
Whitfield burns the ball horribly at halfback, straight to Bell 40m out on a slight angle. Bell goals. (Q2 13:49)
Palmer forces a turnover with harrying work at halfback, Stewart mops up and gives to Johnson who does the rest off the left from 40m on the flank. (Q2 16:34)
Griffen to Johnson in a big pack on the HFF after a stoppage, Stevie J gives the small and moist crowd something to yell about with his third goal! (Q2 20:50)
Shiel runs around the arc of 50m on the HFF and gives to a flatfooted Mumford, who baulks a man and snaps off a step for a supergoal from 55m on a slight angle! (Q2 25:35)
Walker gets a free for high contact by Corr chasing a bouncing ball at 30m on the boundary. He misses. (Q2 26:20)
Wilson turns the ball over in defence with a shank straight to Schache at 35m on the flank. Schache makes no mistake. (Q2 28:50)
Smith roves Kelly’s long bouncing ball to the HFF, screws it to bounce in the square and it curls late and inside the far goalpost. (Q2 31:15)
Griffen kicks long from the HFF to the top of the square, Stewart flies and drops it but it falls into the lap of Tomlinson who turns and goals. (Q3 2:44)
Kennedy gives away a free by getting in Taylor’s back in a tackle at 35m on the flank. Taylor misses. (Q3 3:56)
Robinson kicks from the HFF to the square to the advantage of Lester to mark over Wilson and goal. (Q3 5:15)
Scully passes to Stewart at 45m on a slight angle, who misses. (Q3 9:39)
Merrett punches from a long ball to a pack at the hotspot but straight up the corridor to CHF where Scully can gather, settle and goal from 45m. (Q3 10:46)
Palmer soccers wide from the pocket 20m out. (Q3 13:16)
Hoskin-Elliott has Cameron over the back to run into the open goal on a coast to coast rebound. (Q3 18:02)
Cameron goals again with a set shot from 45m on a slight angle after getting a free for a push by Andrews. (Q3 20:02)
Marchbank sets up Cameron to kick his third goal in five minutes with another mid range set shot from near the hotspot. (Q3 21:47)
Kelly misses a snap from the pocket. (Q3 23:02)
Hanley roves a pack at the hotspot, evades Scully and misses off his left boot around the corner. (Q3 26:47)
Bewick has Rich outside for a give and shot off a step from just outside 50m on a slight angle, it’s set up for the supergoal and Forkie duly delivers. (Q3 28:32)
Greene runs free from the centre ahead of congestion, and has Smith outside for the give and goal from 25m on the flank. (Q4 2:06)
Whitfield gives to Kelly who misses from traffic 40m out in front. (Q4 5:01)
Merrett dives on the line but can’t prevent Whitfield’s left foot snap from a stoppage in the pocket bouncing through. (Q4 6:19)
Martin snaps from a throw-in to 20m on the flank but it’s touched off the boot for a behind. (Q4 7:33)
Palmer passes to Cameron to mark unopposed, a failure in the Lions defence 35m out on a slight angle. Cameron misses. (Q4 11:00)
Palmer snaps truly off his right boot from close range after roving a drop by Mayes. (Q4 12:18)
Bell marks a long Walker centre clearance next to the hotspot and just manages to avoid the goalpost for his second major. (Q4 14:00)
Taylor snaps a nice goal over his shoulder to an empty square from 40m on a slight angle after baulking and bobbing like a cork in the ocean after a stoppage in the pocket. (Q4 16:05)
Paparone gets caught HTB in the centre by Griffen and concedes 50m for being too slow in returning the ball. Griffen goals from the hotspot. (Q4 18:44)
Correction, it was another Lion, not Paparone, who gave away 50. (Q4 20:01)
Hoskin-Elliott mops up a loose ball in the pocket and gives Cameron his fourth goal with a Joe the Goose special. (Q4 23:31)
Lobb gets pinged for a hold on Walker at 20m on a slight angle. Walker kicks truly. (Q4 24:14)
Greene runs from the next centre bounce and passes to the lead and leap of Cameron at the hotspot. Jezza misses. (Q4 25:16)
Smith misses a pressured snap from 35m on the flank. (Q4 25:16)
Hanley passes to the hard forward run of Bewick at 45m on a slight angle. Bewick misses. (Q4 25:16)
Zorko goes short to Rich at 35m on the flank in the last minute, who shanks it OOTF. (Q4 25:16)

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