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Blog log from R7 of 2016: Gold Coast vs Melbourne

Blog log for Gold Coast vs Melbourne, R7 of 2016

Garland burns the ball horribly by hand on the HBF, the pass eventually comes from Lynch to the top of the square where MacPherson marks and kicks the first goal. (Q1 3:01)
Miller misses from a ball up near the hotspot. (Q1 7:17)
Bugg passes ugly but effectively to Hogan at 45m on the flank. Hogan misses. (Q1 8:45)
Garlett roves a long ball to the square in the pocket, gets corralled and tries a low percentage snap around the corner from 20m… but he’s Jeffie, he makes it work! (Q1 10:11)
Lynch rises high in front of McDonald and clunks a long Prestia clearance ball down the flank to 30m. He goals with a quality finish. (Q1 14:17)
The Suns whip the ball very quickly from the HBF to half forward, Lynch contests and the crumb falls very nicely for Garlett to gather, steady and goal from 40m in front. (Q1 15:46)
Saad passes to Lynch just outside 50m on a slight angle. Lynch has a very crowded forward 50 in front of him so goes himself… and nails his second goal! (Q1 19:59)
Petracca marks 25m out on the flank but misses. (Q1 23:56)
Saad misses a flying snap from outside a pack at the hotspot. (Q1 25:30)
Pedersen plays on and misses after marking 50m out on a slight angle. (Q1 28:02)
Gawn marks over the much smaller Harbrow and Ablett at 25m on the flank, and goals just before the QT siren sounds. (Q1 29:08)
Tyson releases Nathan Jones for a gallop up the guts on a fast break from defence, he hits Hogan at the hotspot for the first goal of Q2. (Q2 0:06)
Grant flies in front of Wright to mark a careful Hall pass to 20m in front, after Ablett clears from the centre bounce. Spindleshanks kicks truly. (Q2 3:10)
Bugg roves his own contest to a Watts ball 20m out on the flank but his left foot snap hits the far goalpost. (Q2 4:38)
Tyson gets a handball near the corner of the centre square, not much on really so he goes himself from just outside 50m… Jeff Garlett shepherds it through! (Q2 6:26)
Lonergan gets pinged for HTB under a Stretch tackle 45m out on a slight angle, Stretch delivers a beautiful finish to put Melbourne in the lead! (Q2 7:52)
Hunt runs away from congestion in midfield and hits Pedersen leading to the boundary 40m out. Pedersen misses. (Q2 11:05)
Gawn gets a free for a hold by Currie 25m out on a slight angle. Max hits the right goalpost. (Q2 12:39)
Jarrod Garlett marks a MacPherson pass 40m out in front and goals after Wagner turns the ball over on the HBF. (Q2 16:08)
Jeff Garlett roves in the pocket but his snap lands in the guts of Hogan in the square, his panicked effort over the shoulder is touched on the line by Malceski for a point. (Q2 19:04)
The Suns go coast to coast, Lynch dives in front of Garland and marks on the boundary 25m out for the big goal to put the Suns a couple of kicks in front. (Q2 19:04)
Lynch turns rover for a contest 40m out, he snaps instinctively off the right boot, the ball bounces near the left goalpost… takes a nice off break for his fourth! (Q2 22:21)
Jones gets some high contact by Harbrow at 50m on a slight angle, he goes back for the set shot… and roosts a big goal! (Q2 22:21)
Hunt runs through midfield and goes long to the top of the square, four man pack and the ump sees another free on Currie to Gawn for illegal contact. Gawn goals again, just. (Q2 26:52)
Kent gathers a loose ball and baulks away from a rather weak arm tackle by Saad, then bangs through the goal from near the hotspot to give the Demons the lead cone more! (Q2 28:23)
Gawn taps wide of a ball up on the HFF to Viney who measures a left foot snap from the 50m paint… and squeezes it inside the near goalpost! (Half Time)
Bugg just gets back in time to rush a slow bouncing MacPherson snap for a behind. (Q3 1:00)
Viney gets another chance from the opposite HFF after receiving a handball and baulking clear… and repeats the dose! (Q3 2:36)
Hogan marks on the lead 45m out on a slight angle after the Demons boss the next centre bounce. He misses. (Q3 4:35)
Gawn sets up Jones from a throw in to screw through another one from the hotspot. (Q3 6:21)
Harmes joins the party with a goal after receiving and running through CHF. The Suns are getting flogged at stoppages and on the spread. (Q3 7:50)
Vince marks at true CHF and sails through another one. This one is done, Gold Coast with two injured isn’t coming back. (Q3 9:36)
Currie stands tall and marks in a big pack at the hotspot for a goal to stop the flood, temporarily. (Q3 11:21)
Another centre clearance to Melbourne, Petracca to Hogan to Kennedy, that’s another goal from the pocket 25m out. (Q3 14:07)
Jones kicks wide of congestion to Jeff Garlett near the boundary 35m out, Jeffie plays on and tries a checkside that doesn’t work, across the face. (Q3 15:19)
Kennedy grubbers another goal from heavy congestion at 30m on the flank after a stoppage. (Q3 15:19)
Lemmens is caught in possession in midfield as the Suns play a high defensive line, fast break ensues, Petracca gives to Harmes for an easy goal from the hotspot. (Q3 18:06)
Kent screws a behind from big traffic near the hotspot. (Q3 19:50)
Wright marks a long ball to the square from the HFF over Pedersen for an easy goal. (Q3 19:50)
Kennedy to Bugg kicks long and quick from the wing, Kent gives a Joe the Goose special to Jeff Garlett for his second goal. (Q3 22:52)
Nathan Jones roves at CHF but misses a quick snap. (Q3 30:42)
Martin passes to Wright just inside 50m on a slight angle. Two Metre Peter flushes the set shot for a goal just as the 3QT siren sounds. (Q3 31:48)
The Suns go coast to coast from a kick in, ending with Ablett marking over the back at the top of the goalsquare for a junk time goal. (Q4 0:48)
Pedersen leaps high and takes a contested mark inside a big pack in the pocket 20m out. He steers through his first goal. (Q4 3:51)
Pedersen roves a pack at much the same spot as his set shot and snaps his second goal. (Q4 6:37)
Gawn marks deep in the pocket 15m out and hits the post. (Q4 8:07)
Petracca runs free to the point of the centre square and bounces through a goal from 55m. Champagne football! (Q4 8:07)
Jeff Garlett runs free down the HFF and goes long to the square, Petracca drops it but butters up and goals with skill under pressure from 10m! (Q4 13:46)
Harmes performs a party trick with a volley from the hotspot for another champagne goal. (Q4 15:21)
Pedersen gets a ruck free at a ball up near the hotspot and boots his third goal, all in Q4 junk time. (Q4 16:38)
Watts marks 45m out on a slight angle and misses. (Q4 17:57)
Gawn is over the back to mark a long Watts ball to the square, he gives Jeff Garlett a classic Joe the Goose. (Q4 19:35)
Ablett gets a free for being legged near the hotspot.He trudges back to his mark and kicks another meaningless goal (except for fantasy coaches). (Q4 22:52)
Jarrod Garlett has Hall over the back for the smelliest of garbage time goals in the last minute. (Q4 29:06)

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