Blog log from R6 of 2016: Brisbane vs Sydney

Zorko skids through a behind from near CHF with Hannebery trailing behind.
McStay marks a Mayes ball on the lead at 35m on the flank and kicks the first goal. (Q1 1:31)
McStay gives to Keays at half forward, he kicks intelligently to Hanley to mark 20m out on a slight angle. Hanley goals as well, Brisbane have the jump! (Q1 2:37)
Heavy conditions at the Gabba means this is likely to be a low-scoring slog, meaning this start is even more valuable. (Q1 2:37)
Rich misses a quick snap from mid range as the Lions get some repeat inside 50s. (Q1 5:23)
McStay mArks on another lead at much the same spot as last time, a little closer to the boundary. This time his set shot is narrow. (Q1 6:06)
The Swans finally get the ball over the centre line, Franklin has the whole 50m arc open as he runs ahead of Merrett to the HFF but his skidding snap is narrow. (Q1 7:06)
Cunningham rides a tackle at the hotspot and gives outside to McGlynn who pops through the first Swans goal off the right boot. (Q1 12:07)
Franklin marks a Papley ball behind Merrett in the square for the second goal for Sydney. (Q1 14:07)
Hewett drops the knees to draw a free on Rockliff for high contact in a scrum at the top of the Sydney goalsquare. He goals after Rocky gives him a spray. (Q1 16:04)
Christensen hits the post with a set shot from deep in the pocket 20m out. (Q1 18:52)
Merrett tries to fend off 45m out in front of the Swan goal but two opponents converge and he’s caught HTB. Franklin takes the free, and hoofs it ugly but straight. (Q1 20:37)
Zorko threads the needle with a high snap from near the boundary 25m out, after Rich had wrestled the ball out from under a pack. (Q1 24:22)
Franklin also threads the needle with a set shot from the opposite end of the ground, 40m out on the boundary. For such a rainsoaked game, there are plenty of goals! (Q1 28:23)
The Swans boss the next centre bounce, long ball near the hotspot hits the turf and it squirts to Hewett who has a snap… that’s another one! (Q1 29:23)
Hewett draws another high contact free on Bell at the hotspot and kicks his third goal as the QT siren blares out around the Gabba. (Q1 30:53)
Rich gives to Hanley for a snap around the corner from near the hotspot for a Brisbane goal to halt the Swan onslaught. (Q2 4:20)
McStay drops a rather easy ball from Rockliff near the hotspot, has time enough to butter up and snap off the left but that’s wide. (Q2 14:03)
Mitchell falls all over Hanley in a pack on the HFF to concede a free, but Hanley tries a pass and shanks it OOB. (Q2 15:20)
Andrews gathers an aimless McVeigh rebound ball on the wing and goes down the flank to Christensen sliding to 35m. Bundy toasts his first goal of the afternoon. (Q2 16:57)
Rich releases Bastinac to run away from the next centre bounce, has a wobbly bounce, runs through CHF, baulks a man and shoots from 45m… wide. (Q2 18:08)
Robinson pushes a ground ball at the Swan hotspot out of congestion but straight to Parker who bounces through the instant replying goal. (Q2 18:36)
Bell intercepts a handball at half forward, runs to 45m on a slight angle but misses. (Q2 20:40)
Keays misses a mid range snap after the Swans again can’t clear halfback. (Q2 20:40)
Franklin gets a set shot on the boundary 25m out, he tries a low screwing ball on the right boot, but Beams touches it on the line. (Q2 22:50)
Daniel Robinson centres from congestion on the HFF to the corridor where Papley marks unopposed 40m out. But the kid sprays it for a point. (Q2 24:35)
Franklin kicks off Q3 by sailing through a goal from near the boundary off two steps, after marking a Mitchell pass. Not much Merrett or anyone can do about that level of skill! (Q3 0:59)
But the Lions respond in kind with a snap for a goal from 50m on a slight angle by Lester, of all people. (Q3 2:01)
Christensen takes a contested grab in front of Mills near the boundary 45m out. He passes to McStay but the ball goes to ground and the Swans clear. (Q3 3:30)
Parker goes short to Parker at true CHF on a fast break rebound, his set shot is off hands for a behind. (Q3 4:15)
Lester draws a free on Aliir in the pocket 20m out for a sling around the neck. He goals again. (Q3 7:00)
Parker marks a Lloyd ball in front of a Tippett contest at 30m on the flank. He goals again. (Q3 8:55)
Hannebery tackles Keays without the ball at a stoppage 25m out on the flank. The first gamer kicks truly, his first goal in the big league. (Q3 12:46)
Zorko runs away from McVeigh with a risky bounce through the centre and goes long from 55m over a bunch of contests… bounces wide. (Q3 14:45)
Aliir forces a turnover with a HTB free on the wing on Lester, long ball to Franklin flips over the back for Tippett to gather and run into the open goal. (Q3 17:23)
Robinson kicks from congestion in the centre to CHF where Rich picks it up from his bootlaces, turns and delivers a trademark low punching ball that bounces for a goal! (Q3 18:54)
Zorko kicks long from the HFF but it’s off the hands of Lester on the behind line and over for a point. (Q3 20:45)
Martin intercepts on the wing, long ball pumped back to a massive pack in the Brisbane goalsquare, Bastinac volleys home from 5m! (Q3 25:12)
The sun appears from behind clouds for the first time today. (Q3 27:44)
The Swans finally clear their defence with Franklin marking 70m out in front, he has nothing ahead so turns and shoots… the ball takes an off break the wrong side of the post. (Q3 29:35)
McVeigh passes to Franklin 25m out on the flank just before the 3QT siren, on the end of a high-pressure rebound. Buddy goals. (Q3 31:39)
Franklin can’t mark at the hotspot but the Swans lock it in at the fall, eventually Cunningham gives to McGlynn for a goal from 10m out. (Q4 0:58)
Christensen gets a free for high contact by Parker near the hotspot and goals to keep the Lions in the contest. (Q4 3:04)
Sinclair goes short to Heeney 40m out on the flank. Heeney converts with a professional set shot. (Q4 6:14)
Lloyd passes to McGlynn on the boundary 30m out, who just misses. (Q4 8:50)
Tippett marks in front of Harwood just inside 50m on the flank, and also misses. (Q4 10:31)
Rockliff passes to Christensen to mark in front of Aliir 40m out on the flank. Bundy splits the middle to keep the game interesting! (Q4 11:51)
Christensen gives to Rich who runs to 40m on a slight angle and measures a grubbing ball to an empty square… just misses the goalpost, big goal! (Q4 16:20)
Rockliff gives to Hanley outside a ball in 40m out for a snap off a step… wide. (Q4 19:15)
Merrett and Franklin one out at the hotspot, spoiled, Franklin gathers but Merrett catches him HTB! Big play. (Q4 20:16)
Franklin has Sinclair over the back for a long ball from the HFF but Sinclair collapses clutching his knee, the Lions clears! (Q4 22:48)
Parker runs hard and takes a strong mark in front of Gardiner 20m out in front. He goals, 1:30 left which makes it nearly impossible for the Lions. (Q4 25:43)
Bell passes to Walker next to the hotspot. He goals, only two seconds left at the next bounce though. (Q4 28:18)
Siren, Swans escape! (Q4 29:30)

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