Blog log from R3 of 2016: Geelong vs Brisbane

Hawkins marks a Motlop ball at 35m on the flank, the goal umpire does not move. First blood to Geelong. (Q1 1:27)
Green passes to Bewick 45m out near the boundary, who misses. (Q1 6:15)
Menzel gives to McCarthy for a screwing snap off the left boot from 45m on the flank, which sails through to polite applause from the home Cat crowd. (Q1 6:15)
Hawkins marks a short Motlop pass 45m out on the flank. He starts it left but the breeze pushes it right, indicating how strong it is going the Cats’ way. (Q1 10:17)
Mayes runs through the centre and passes to Bell 45m out in front, a 50m penalty for encroachment ensues the goal. (Q1 10:17)
Correction, it was Zorko not Mayes. (Q1 11:41)
Bell marks the next centre clearance in front of Kolodjashnij at CHF, plays on but hits the post off his left boot. (Q1 11:41)
Hawkins runs into the open goal after roving a Stanley contest in the pocket, after getting a rather lucky bounce. (Q1 17:33)
Bell volleys wide from a pack at the hotspot. (Q1 19:16)
Andrews turns the ball over after intercepting at halfback, straight to Menzel 45m out on a slight angle. Menzel makes him pay with a nice finish. (Q1 20:38)
Duncan passes over McStay to Menzel at 35m on the flank. This time Menzel shanks it OOTF. (Q1 21:56)
Lester marks a floater with three Cats nearby at 35m on a slight angle. He misses badly. (Q1 23:15)
Dangerfield bounces through his first goal of the evening from 20m on the flank after receiving from Blicavs. (Q1 26:20)
Caddy misses a hurried snap around the corner off his left boot from near the hotspot. (Q1 30:44)
Dangerfield marks the kick in 55m out on the slight angle just before the QT siren sounds. Danger sails through a lovely set shot for his second! (Q1 32:09)
Selwood roves a Stanley contest at the hotspot and has Hawkins over the back to run into the open goal. (Q2 2:30)
Lewis Taylor misses a set shot from near CHF. (Q2 2:30)
Hanley misses a very tough set shot from 50m near the boundary. (Q2 5:12)
Bastinac passes to a short lead by Walker to 40m on a slight angle, after Martin intercepts on the HFF. Walker shanks it for a behind. (Q2 8:11)
Walker leaps in between two Cats and marks again at 25m on the flank. This time he shanks it even worse, OOTF. (Q2 9:36)
Menzel has three bounces down member’s wing on a fast break but misses from 30m on the flank. (Q2 10:55)
McStay spoils a long Bartel ball to the square for a behind to deny Kersten. (Q2 11:56)
Selwood roves a long ball to the top of the square and has Blicavs outside for the snap goal across the body. (Q2 16:43)
Green passes to Lewis Taylor 40m out on a slight angle. Not much luck from here so far for the Lions… but he uses the breeze nicely to steer it through. (Q2 19:10)
McCarthy goals from the pocket to continue the pain for the travelling Lions. (Q2 20:00)
Bell goals from the pocket after a stoppage after receiving outside from Martin.
Menzel marks a Mackie ball near the hotspot but misses.
Motlop kicks his first goal from a free on the flank 30m out, putting his head over the footy and drawing high contact by Robinson.
Martin misses a free from 45m on a slight angle.
Blicavs down to Smith at a stoppage 20m out but his quick snap is wide. (Q3 1:37)
Harry Taylor intercepts on the wing, Lester gives away 50m for encroachment to bring him to just outside the hotspot. H misses. (Q3 1:37)
Hawkins marks a Menzel ball 30m out wide on the flank, he misses too. (Q3 5:22)
Kolodjashnij reaches up on the line and touches a long Green snap for a behind. (Q3 5:22)
The kick in to CHB doesn’t clear the lines with Andrews spoiling back to the corridor, Bastinac receives from Zorko to kick the goal. (Q3 6:33)
Motlop follows up a crumb to a Blicavs contest at the hotspot to gather and goal from 20m. (Q3 7:24)
Dangerfield sets up Hawkins with a set shot from 35m on a slight angle, the Tomahawk makes no mistake, the Geelong crowd applaud like it’s a violin concerto. (Q3 10:19)
Lewis Taylor misses from near CHF with a snap after a turnover by Guthrie on the wing. (Q3 12:53)
Green avoid three Cats to kick to the square where Brisbane somehow have two on one, McStay is the one who roves Walker to goal. (Q3 12:53)
Duncan gives to Caddy who misses off a step from 45m on a slight angle. (Q3 13:55)
Motlop passes to Duncan on the HFF, who goes inboard to Lang at 40m on a slight angle. Lang sprays it badly. (Q3 16:38)
Hawkins misses another long range set shot. Very much junk time now. (Q3 17:51)
Menzel goes long over the hotspot to Dangerfield to mark behind Merrett at 20m in the opposite pocket. Danger misses near side. (Q3 20:05)
Lewis Taylor marks in the centre but gets 50m on Ruggles for encroachment to put him 20m out for an easy goal. (Q3 23:49)
Enright gives to Stanley who snaps off a step over his left shoulder from 45m in front… well wide. (Q4 2:11)
McCarthy centres to Kersten at 30m on the flank, who kicks OOTF. (Q4 3:26)
Kersten gets a free on the hapless Merrett in a pack 40m out in front. He finally gets one on target. (Q4 6:43)
Kersten gets another free at the hotspot for holding the man, but misses. (Q4 10:08)
Kersten gets yet another free, this time for HTB on Robinson despite IQ not actually having the ball. He goals from 35m on a slight angle. (Q4 12:57)
McCarthy wins a hard footy at half forward and goes quickly to the square where Dangerfield draws a holding free on Gardiner for another goal. (Q4 14:12)
Cockatoo baulks out of trouble on the wing and gives to Duncan who strokes through another one from 45m. (Q4 16:11)
Enright passes to Kersten in the pocket 15m out, who boots his third goal of Q4 garbage time. (Q4 19:58)
Selwood passed to the lead of Hawkins at 40m on the flank after he and Robinson clash on the opposite side of the ground causing a melee. Hawkins misses. (Q4 22:50)
Lewis Taylor passes ot Walker 40m out on the flank, the Cat crowd boos their former player, then cheers as he misses badly. (Q4 24:14)
Martin gets the benefit of two 50m penalties to take the ball from behind the wing to the goal line for a charity score. (Q4 26:28)
McCarthy roves a poor Andrews handball at the top of the square, rides two tackles and gives outside for Bartel to do the rest. (Q4 29:12)

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