Blog log from R1 of 2016: Geelong vs Hawthorn

Hawk loose man in defence is working, they haven’t allowed a one on one yet, about half a dozen third man across spoils. (Q1 8:11)
Ball hasn’t been up Hawthorn’s end much so far. (Q1 8:11)
Puopolo roves a Schoenmakers contest outside the contest and gives to Breust who snaps across the body for the first goal! (Q1 8:45)
Smith performs a magnificent acting dive to draw a free on Stratton at the top of the square for the first Cat goal. (Q1 10:34)
McCarthy marks 55m out on the flank, wheels quickly and bombs long to Hawkins in the square… bounces behind the contest with Frawley for a goal! (Q1 12:39)
Smith tackles Stratton at exactly the same spot, the ball jars loose, the ump pays HTB, another easy goal for Geelong. (Q1 14:11)
O’Rourke gives to Mitchell outside a pack at the hotspot but his snap drops in the square and is rushed off hands of Kolodjashnij. (Q1 15:39)
Blicavs shrugs off a Hodge tackle at 45m on a slight angle and gives to Enright who misses. (Q1 16:41)
Caddy marks unopposed from a Smith ball 25m out with two Cats holding their opponents away from the fall. He goals with ease. (Q1 19:40)
Stanley feeds Motlop with a Joe the Goose special for the first goal of Q2. (Q2 2:41)
Q1 was like Hawks v Demons a few years ago, so many repeat inside 50s because Hawthorn’s forward structure fell apart and there was no way to exit. (Q2 2:41)
Motlop gives to McCarthy to run into goal, Hartung tackles him but he manages to get boot to ball as he’s falling, it bounces through. (Q2 5:07)
Langford marks a Frawley ball in front of Gregson at 30m on the flank. He steers through a rare goal for Hawthorn. (Q2 6:37)
Zac Smith, who is having the game of his life, catches Duryea HTB on the flank 40m out with a tackle that the ump didn’t see started high. He kicks goal number three. (Q2 9:57)
Zac Smith to McCarthy after a stoppage for a snap across the body from 40m on a slight angle… drops in the square and is rushed. (Q2 12:43)
Throw in in the Hawks FP, Pittonet toepokes the ball away from the pack for Puopolo to run onto like it’s a Messi through ball and sidefoot home from 10m. (Q2 13:53)
Rioli torpedoes from CHB to CHF, Gunston taps down to Breust who grubbers into the goalpost from 25m. (Q2 15:00)
Chaos ball to the Hawk forward 50, the ball ricochets the Hawks way with Gunston giving to Langford for a screwing goal from 35m on a slight angle. (Q2 16:00)
Hawkins marks on his chest in front of Frawley 25m out on the flank, and restores the Cat lead with his first of the afternoon. (Q2 17:43)
Burgoyne is pinged for hands in the back on Caddy at much the same spot, and Caddy repeats the dose. (Q2 19:28)
O’Rourke passes short to Gunston near the boundary 40m out, who misses. (Q2 21:01)
Mitchell passes very short to McEvoy at 40m near the boundary, who also misses. (Q2 23:00)
Hartung passes to Gunston on a short lead to 40m on the flank, who marks despite a spoil by Guthrie. Gunston starts it left but swings it straight! (Q2 25:59)
Gibson tries to mark a Selwood ball to the square but Hawkins spoils and volleys the crumb home! (Q2 29:17)
Selwood has Blicavs on his own at 45m on a slight angle to slam through another one in red time just before HT. (Q2 30:31)
Lang is pinged for a 50m penalty for encroachment to take Lewis from the centre to just outside the hotspot. Lewis misses badly. (Q2 31:59)
Motlop passes short to Stanley near the boundary 40m after good work around the outer wing by Dangerfield. Stanley kicks OOTF. (Q3 4:17)
O’Rourke kicks long to a four man pack on the flank 30m out, but it pitches and rolls behind for Puopolo to run onto and goal. (Q3 5:33)
Langford to Hartung outside a stoppage at the hotspot, two Cats dive and pressure the snap wide. (Q3 7:36)
Murdoch’s handball at halfback is intercepted by Gibson who has Isaac Smith for a snap from inside CHF… also wide. (Q3 8:51)
Motlop turns the ball over on the wing by hand to Gibson, who releases Hartung to speed away and kicks to Gunston at 35m on the flank. Gunstall kicks truly. (Q3 9:39)
Sicily roves a Gunston contest to a long Langford centre clearance but misses from the pocket 20m out. (Q3 11:18)
Langford to Pittonet to Lewis to Burgoyne at a stoppage on the HFF, Junior sails through a beautiful snap from 50m! (Q3 12:13)
Blicavs releases Mackie to stream from the next centre bounce but his snap from CHF hits the post. (Q3 13:17)
Hodge wins a hard footy on the wing to start a hawk attack, Langford gives to hartung who steers through another one from 40m on a slight angle. (Q3 17:14)
Motlop runs down the HFF and centres to Gregson at 40m on a slight angle running back with the flight. The kid misses. (Q3 19:12)
Burgoyne plays on to advantage from a downfield free to Lewis but misses from 40m on a slight angle. (Q3 23:14)
O’Rourke turns his man on the wing and speeds away in front of the Great Southern Stand, Puopolo is over the back for his long kick down the flank to gather and goal! Hawks lead! (Q3 25:05)
Correction, it was Sicily with the goal assist. (Q3 26:17)
Hawkins gets a free for a jumper hold at 50m on the flank by Frawley. The Hawk fanbase hoots and then hoorays as the Tomahawk kicks OOTF. (Q3 29:00)
Gregson kicks to a one on one between Selwood and Hodge 20m out on the flank, the ball spills, Selwood regathers but snaps wide. (Q3 30:56)
Lang roves a stoppage at the hotspot and restores the Cat lead with a snap across the body off the left boot. (Q4 0:31)
Langford clears from the next centre bounce, Taylor catches Gunston high at 35m on the flank. Gunston makes no mistake, Hawks lead again. (Q4 1:59)
Dangerfield gives the ump a spray after a hard tackle by Burgoyne on the flank 40m out and gives away a very silly free. Langford takes it, rushed from the square. (Q4 4:29)
Enright rushes a Burgoyne kick from just outside 50m on a slight angle. (Q4 5:15)
Birchall kicks straight to Bartel on the wing who has Selwood on the HFF, he gives off to Guthrie who sails through a goal from 55m to give Geelong the lead back again! (Q4 6:59)
Dangerfield beats Stratton one on one with strength and marks a high ball 30m out on the flank. But the crowd goes aww as he shanks it left. (Q4 8:59)
Duryea’s kick in is to Bartel who sails it back to the square where Dangerfield takes a screamer over Stratton and… misses another sitter! Oh dear! (Q4 9:43)
Blicavs gets a free for a hold by Langford plus 50m on Lewis for playing on to take him to half forward where he has Duncan 45m out on a slight angle… who hits the post. (Q4 12:45)
Lewis turns the ball over on the HBF with a shanked centring ball, Henderson marks at 35m on the flank on the counter. He makes no mistake. (Q4 13:45)
Mitchell takes another risk with a kick to the centre for Rioli but it comes off, he has Breust over the back at the hotspot to mark and goal. (Q4 15:45)
Dangerfield roves a contest on the boundary 35m out and snaps off a step… another poster. (Q4 20:44)
Two Cats go up in ruck on the wing, down to Caddy who snaps from 50m near the boundary… starts left but swings inside the post for a huge goal! (Q4 22:45)
5:57 left at the next bounce. (Q4 22:45)
Murdoch catches Mitchell HTB on the wing to prevent a Hawk attack. (Q4 25:46)
Selwood has Lang on the outside to gather in space on the flank 35m out and measure a snap across the body… bounces through! That’s the sealer. (Q4 26:45)
Gregson intercepts on the HFF and has Lang at the top of the square for a champagne footy goal. (Q4 29:38)
Murdoch forces a spillage at half forward, Kersten marks at the hotspot and extends the margin with his first goal. (Q4 31:28)

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