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Blog log from R2 of 2016: Fremantle vs Gold Coast

Blog log for Fremantle vs Gold Coast, R2 of 2016

Prestia roves a Lynch contest on the HFF and goes inside to Balett who snaps blind, it’s a wobbler… but straight through from 45m! (Q1 1:03)
Sheridan runs away from the next centre bounce and passes to Pavlich 25m out wide on the flank. Pav misses. (Q1 1:35)
May spoils in a contest with Pavlich outside the hotspot but the ump sees a hold and pays the free, much to the astonishment of May. Pav misses again. (Q1 6:59)
Johnson passes to the lead of Walters at 35m on a slight angle. Son-Son pleases the home crowd with his first goal of the evening. (Q1 8:08)
Weller picks up the crumb from a stuffed up rebound 40m out in front but he screws the snap too far, just wide. (Q1 10:18)
Hill passes to the lead of Mayne in front of McKenzie at 40m on the flank. Mayne just manages to avoid the far goalpost for his first goal. (Q1 11:34)
Matera gathers a bouncing Hall ball to the pocket 30m out, Ibbotson corrals, he tries a low percentage snap… narrow. (Q1 14:48)
Lonergan gets a free 50m out on a slight angle but misses. (Q1 16:46)
Ah Chee wins a HTB free on Neale 40m out on a slight angle, could have easily been paid the other way for in the back. Ah Chee misses anyway. (Q1 18:01)
Walters has Barlow over the back on a fast break to run into the open goal, after Saad fumbles on the wing to let the purple cavalry run away with it. (Q1 20:00)
Mundy bounces through a behind from a stoppage on the HFF. (Q1 20:47)
Davis marks a short Malceski ball and converts a set shot from the hotspot to correct a run of misses from the Suns. (Q1 22:36)
Alex Pearce stands up in a tackle in the pocket and gives to Pavlich who wows the crowd with a grubber goal from the vortex pocket 25m out! (Q1 24:42)
Ablett marks and bursts away on the outer wing, has two bounces and goes long to Ah Chee in the pocket 20m out. Ah Chee pops it through with no problem. (Q1 26:31)
Sexton bombs long from the HFF to a big pack at the hotspot, Lynch flies in the middle of it and clunks it between four Dockers. He kicks truly. (Q1 28:30)
Weller bounces a snap from the HFF 40m out into the far goalpost. (Q2 0:48)
May is pinged again for a hold on Mayne 40m out on the flank, again he acts dumbfounded. Mayne doesn’t score, Nicholls marks in relief on the behind line. (Q2 4:07)
Prestia to Sexton for a classic Joe the Goose special after Sutcliffe turns the ball over behind the centre with a hospital handball. (Q2 5:18)
Martin marks a quick Sexton ball from the wing to the hotspot behind Ibbotson, and steers through another one for the Gold Coast! (Q2 6:54)
Thompson marks in the BP but Walters gets a free for a push by Lemmens off the contest. Son-Son goals from 20m. (Q2 9:18)
Lonergan gives forward of the next centre bounce to Matera who hasn’t got control of it but throws it on the boot… it’s an ugly mongrel but it clears Hall and goes through! (Q2 10:52)
Barlow gets a free 40m out on a slight angle, but misses. (Q2 13:28)
Johnson handballs behind Mundy at defensive hotspot, Hall roves and gives to Prestia who snaps wide. (Q2 16:55)
Malceski gives to Prestia running up the guts to the hotspot, this time Dion makes no mistake! (Q2 17:38)
Lynch draws a free on Clancee Pearce for a push at the hotspot, but hits the post. (Q2 20:09)
Cameron roves a Dawson spoil, rides a tackle and gives to Lynch for a snap around the corner from near the hotspot… this time it screws through! (Q2 21:38)
Lynch marks on the lead in front of Dawson at 35m in the vortex pocket. He kicks truly, the Suns have kicked well away! (Q2 23:24)
Weller goes long from outside CHF, Thompson spoils Pavlich to the pocket, Ballantyne roves and is tackled but screws through a quality finish under heavy Harbrow pressure. (Q2 26:08)
Cameron marks a centring Lonergan ball 20m out in front, behind Ibbotson, and answers that Balla goal with one of his own. (Q2 28:34)
Day gives to Malceski for a snap off a step from 45m on a slight angle… swerves into the post. (Q2 29:54)
Dawson gives away a free to Lynch at 50m on the flank. Lynch shanks the set shot, the HT siren goes. Ross Lyon has a lot of work to do. (Q2 31:55)
Hill kicks long to the square, pavlich and May wrestle each other to the ground, Alex Pearce has the ground ball 5m out but soccers into the goalpost! (Q3 1:01)
Ah Chee marks at the hotspot after another Docker turnover in midfield. He goals to continue the second half where the Suns left off. (Q3 3:30)
Fyfe beats Harbrow one on one to mark a long ball 25m out on a slight angle. The reigning Charlie winner makes no mistake. (Q3 6:07)
Mundy bounces a centre clearance kick to the hotspot, Ballantyne mops up and the ump pays a rather soft free against Harbrow for a tackle. Balla kicks truly. (Q3 7:34)
Ah Chee passes to Day in the pocket 20m out. Tough set shot… and he sprays it. (Q3 9:38)
Matera tries to go long to Lynch in the square on a fast break, but shanks it and the ball dribbles for a behind. (Q3 12:57)
Prestia snaps off a couple of steps from 50m on a slight angle, also wide. (Q3 13:31)
Day roves a Lynch contest in a four man pack at the hotspot and has Matera outside to snap off his left… another goal for Gold Coast! (Q3 14:54)
May gets back to touch a Danyle Pearce snap from HFF on the line for a behind. (Q3 16:08)
Langdon mows down Sexton running out of defence to win the HTB free, he sends it straight up the guts where Fyfe flies across the pack 20m out to mark and goal in trademark style. (Q3 17:29)
Malceski hits Lynch on the lead 50m out on a slight angle, again nothing Dawson could do there. Lynch clunks the set shot, goal umpire does not move! (Q3 21:26)
Harbrow baulks traffic and goes low and hard to Martin at 40m on the flank. Again the goal ump is immobile, Martin goals! (Q3 22:40)
Mayne gathers a bouncing Suban handball in the vortex pocket, gets tackled and goes himself from 35m… hits the post. (Q3 24:50)
Barlow roves a long Clancee Pearce ball to Pavlich in the pocket, rides a tackle by McKenzie and gives outside to Fyfe who does the rest off the right peg from 30m. (Q3 25:14)
McKenzie goes long to a a six man pack 40m out on a slight angle, Johnson marks but the ump saw a push on Martin by Ibbotson. Martin kicks truly for his third! (Q3 27:09)
Walters marks a quick Hill ball on the lead at the hotspot and boots his third goal. Bit of a shoot out now, but the Suns are more than holding their own. (Q3 29:07)
Walters marks a short Mundy ball to 40m on the flank on the end of a switch from the opposite wing. He misses, the crowd goes aww. (Q4 0:45)
Mayne passes to Ballantyne at the hotspot, had a man going to the square but goes back for the set shot… and steers it through, barely. Freo making a stand! (Q4 2:50)
Neale gives to Pavlich who snaps off a step from just outside CHF… Harbrow just gets back in time to touch it for a behind. (Q4 3:41)
Lynch stands tall in front of Dawson to mark a long ball to the top of the square and bang through goal number five. (Q4 5:56)
Martin it was with the goal assist pass. (Q4 5:56)
Pavlich catches Prestia HTB at a stoppage 30m out on a slight angle. He goals, still time but serious doubts as to whether Fremantle is good enough. (Q4 8:01)
Walters snaps across his body from 45m on a slight angle but it takes an off break and rolls the wrong side of the goalpost. (Q4 9:28)
Excuse me, a leg break. (Q4 9:28)
Martin centres from the HFF to Davis at 40m on a slight angle, with most Freo defenders more worried about Lynch in the square. But it’s reversed off the ball! No score. (Q4 12:05)
Walters passes to Danyle Pearce at 30m on the flank on the counter, Danyle plays on and misses! (Q4 12:49)
Lemmens kicks OOTF 50m out, Danyle Pearce hits the square, mad scramble, no score. (Q4 13:32)
Fyfe misses from a stoppage next to the hotspot. (Q4 14:04)
The Suns go coast to coast from the kick in, Martin has Davis over the back of the Freo zone to run into the open goal! (Q4 14:57)
Sexton has time and space on the HFF after the next centre bounce and hits the lead of Martin at 40m on the flank. Martin shanks it wide. (Q4 16:17)
Ablett receives from Prestia and misses from 50m on a slight angle. (Q4 16:55)
Lonergan gives to Lemmens who misses from CHF. (Q4 17:35)
Suban feeds Ballantyne for a grubbered goal from the hotspot. 6:35 to go but Gold Coast have had all the answers so far. (Q4 20:05)
Martin flies unopposed and marks a long Day ball to the hotspot on his chest in the middle of a pack. He kicks goal number four to put a stop to talk of a Freo comeback. (Q4 21:28)
Fyfe is over the back to run into an open goal but stubs his toe from 10m out and it dribbles for a behind! Oh dear. (Q4 25:12)
Cameron catches Mayne HTB as he tries to snap from the pocket to prevent another score just before the FT siren. (Q4 29:03)

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