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Blog log from R4 of 2016: Brisbane vs Gold Coast

Blog log for Brisbane vs Gold Coast, R4 of 2016

Martin takes it out of the opening centre bounce, finding it on the turf and speeding it onto the chest of Walker ahead of May. Josh kicks a minor from 50.
Lynch takes a brilliant contested grab, managing to get a step on Merrett and bursting open the pack with his flight. From 50 on the sharp angle, Tom sends home another!
Bewick drills it onto the leading Schache who takes the mark ahead of Brooksby. Josh trots in and misses the attempt from 50.
Beams takes the intercept mark from the kick in and directs the ball quickly into the unopposed Bell. Tom goes back and slams it through from 45 on the flank!
May finds Davis unattended inside 50, and the former Eagle takes the uncontested mark with ease, before spotting up Day about 10 metres ahead. From 35, Sam slots the set shot!
Dawson turns it over coming out of defence, with his options very limited. Rischitelli is the recipient and hammers it to the hot spot where Lynch takes the pack mark. He goals! (Q1 14:21)
Prestia to Davis who has options a plenty, spotting Malceski running unopposed and hitting it to him with ease. From 45 on the flank, Nick misses to the far side. (Q1 15:03)
Lynch has his third of the contest already! Tom takes the big contested mark on the wing and Walker gives away a 50 for encroaching in the protected zone. He goals from 30! (Q1 16:35)
The Lions turn it over with frenetic forward pressure, this time applied by Christensen. Robinson found it from the spillage and fed it out to Martin, who snapped truly from 25! (Q1 16:35)
Hanley takes a mark out the back, as the Lions stream forward off half back under limited pressure. Pearce trots in from the set shot, but misses the attempt to the near side. (Q1 20:21)
Robinson takes the mark through the corridor and sent it long to the Lions forwards running back to goal.Mitch’s kick was a tumbler, but it bounced to Schache who finished from 20! (Q1 25:36)
Martin takes the strong intercept mark from the Sun’s kick in, and Stefan wastes little time by finding Lester unmarked in the pocket. His snap from the acute angle misses. (Q1 28:07)
Ablett goes long to Lynch who marks just milliseconds before the siren, ahead of his direct opponent in Merrett. Tom strolls in and misses to the near side from 50. (Q1 29:20)
Lynch receives by hand from Day, who copped a fair amount of physical heat from Merrett. Tom steadies and shoots from 40 on the flank, but wobbles it through for a minor. (Q2 4:57)
Sexton kicks a very classy goal as the Suns extend their lead. The Lions hack it forward through Bastinac from the defensive option. Alex pushes away Taylor and slots it from 40! (Q2 5:39)
Rischitelli makes it two in a minute from the Suns. Dawson brings it to ground and Martin pressures it forward into the path of the former Lion. Michael finished from 25! (Q2 7:09)
Cameron knocks it down to Hall out of the pressured congregation on the half forward flank. Aaron speedily throws it on the boot but his effort misses to the right. (Q2 8:42)
Miller to Hall, who finds himself in acres of space. Aaron picks the perfect option, finding Lynch unopposed in the pocket. Tom misses everything! (Q2 10:09)
Taylor darts a delivery out the back to Bell as the Lions break the Suns forward press. Tom misses the first attempt but gets a second chance, missing it from the pocket! (Q2 13:07)
Gardiner to Bastinac to Christensen, with the former Cat streaming into goal with time on his side. He pulls it poorly and another chance goes begging for the Lions. (Q2 17:58)
Ah Chee to Davis who snaps it forward quickly and Cameron takes an exquisite diving mark. From 35 on the slight, Cameron hammers it home! (Q2 18:55)
Rich wins the clearance and manages to find Bell, smartly playing ahead of his opponent. From a step outside 50, Tom sends it home with ease! (Q2 20:47)
Green grabs it at ground level, pressed up on the boundary. Josh heads for home with options aplenty, and can only dribble it through to the near side. (Q2 25:02)
Rich moves it forward from the stoppage, and again it falls the way of Green. Again Green heads for goal when he perhaps had better options, missing to the near side from 40. (Q2 25:53)
Kolodjashnij gives away a 50 metre penalty for encroaching on the mark, allowing Hanley to line up from 45 on the flank. Pearce misses another set shot opportunity to let them off. (Q2 27:50)
After a long delay as Stefan Martin is carried from the ground due to a big hit via May. Rich receives the down the ground free, but misses the shot from 50 on the flank. (Q2 34:58)
Hanley kicks a stunning goal, running the best part of 50 metres, from wing to the flank and he finished with no issues from 50 metre range! What a way to start the half! (Q3 0:49)
Malceski with the quick reply for the Suns! Harbrow moved it well out of congestion from the half back flank and Nick finished the move from 40! (Q3 2:19)
Mayes receives at speed and pushes through the corridor, lining up from 40 but hooking to the right hand side. (Q3 3:36)
Hanley chips in short to the hard working Bewick, who marks a step inside 50 ahead of the sign. Rohan goes back and nails the excellent set shot attempt! (Q3 4:23)
Rischitelli flicks it out of the forward stoppage, with forensic accuracy. Malceski receives, but misses the attempt to the left hand side from the slightest of angles. (Q3 7:09)
The Lions move it quickly out of the forward half stoppage through Christensen. Schache brings it to ground, where Rich crumbs and flicks it off to Cutler, who finishes to aplomb! (Q3 8:40)
Ablett finds it at the coalface and manages to work it out into space with brilliant evasiveness. He handballed off to Rosa, who steadied and finished from 40! (Q3 10:05)
Bastinac finds Taylor ahead of Sexton with a short dab of a pass, with lewis positioning his body in such a way to maintain the drop zone. Lewis goes back and goals from 40! (Q3 11:20)
Cameron gives away a free kick for hands in the back against Gardiner, and Pearce finds Lester on the stretch, taking a strong mark. From 40 on the flank, he hits the post. (Q3 14:12)
Prestia finds Hall on the short lead, and Aaron marks with ease, pushing out of the forward 50. He wastes little time, kicking for goal from a sharp angle and missing to the right. (Q3 14:52)
Martin receives the free kick for high contact in the marking contest opposed to Gardiner. Jack goes back and slots the major from 35! (Q3 21:53)
Zorko has a flying snap at goal from 20, after the ball popped his way out of the pack. Dayne’s attempted pull back was not enough, missing to the near side. (Q3 23:23)
Aaron Hall streams out of defence but Dayne Zorko manages to catch him, producing a brilliant tackle. The magician goes back and slots it from 45 to make up for the earlier miss! (Q3 24:06)
Tom Lynch takes another ripping mark in the one on one opposed to Merrett, using his body positioning to allow for front position and a simple grab. He finishes from 20! (Q3 25:51)
Zorko turns it over coming out of the defensive 50 into the arms of May. Met by boos, Steven goes long and Lynch receives the free for illegal contact opposed to Merrett… (Q3 28:52)
Deep in the pocket, Tom goes back and makes it 5 for the day, giving the Suns the lead once more! (Q3 29:22)
Green takes the mark in the contest, drifting ahead of the pack from the Rich kick and he gives the Lions a quick reply. Lining up from 30 on the slight, Josh pokes it home! (Q3 31:37)
Zorko to Christensen to Rich through the middle of the ground as the Lions push forward once more. Daniel sets sail for home from 45, but he manages to pick out the post. (Q3 33:09)
Saad to Hall who runs through the middle, but Merrett manages to just slow him down for that split second, clipping his heel with a dramatic drive. Aaron misses from 50. (Q4 2:44)
The Lions go coast to coast, ending with Walker finding Christensen out the back. The former Cat runs through to point blank range and hammers home the fantastic play! (Q4 3:58)
It starts off half back with Christensen moving it forward at pace, and the play ends with Walker taking the simple lead up mark. From the set shot, he misses to the near side. (Q4 6:55)
Lynch to Malceski, who takes a couple of bounces down the wing as he accesses the options before finding Sexton with a quality delivery. Alex finishes from 25 on the slight! (Q4 7:45)
Sexton forces the turn over with a terrific tackle on the half forward flank.He kicks it to the hot spot from the free, and Hall is the one reading it off hands and snapping truly! (Q4 12:29)
Taylor weights a perfect delivery, allowing Ryan Lester to mark it ahead of Gardiner. From the acute angle, 35 out, Ryan misses to the near side. (Q4 13:59)
Cutler has his second of the game as the Lions hit the lead once more. Tom began his run from half back, Lester forced the turn over with a tackle on May and Tom was the recipient! (Q4 18:19)
Hanley manages a massive goal to give the Lions the lead once more. Out of the forward stoppage, Walker taps it down to Hanley, who takes one step and whacks it home from 45! (Q4 20:07)
Zorko won the free kick for high contact, and found Bastinac with a short dab pass, allowing the former Roo to line up just inside the arc on the flank. Ryan goes back and goals! (Q4 26:45)
The Lions hold on for a fantastic win in a classic Q Clash! (Full Time)

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