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Blog log from R7 of 2016: Fremantle vs Western Sydney

Blog log for Fremantle vs Western Sydney, R7 of 2016

Mayne marks a quick Griffen clearance in front of Wilson at 30m on the flank. He splits the middle! (Q1 0:54)
Wilson is released by a long kick from the HBF for a gallop up the guts, he hits Patton on a lead to 40m in the corridor. Patton misses badly. (Q1 4:09)
Coniglio roves a quick Shaw ball to the hotspot that pinballs off a few Dockers and shoots, Dawson dives on the line but can’t get to it in time, first GWS goal! (Q1 5:55)
Johnson plays for and gets a free on Hill for high contact on the boundary 25m out. Stevie J silences the booing crowd with a fabulous finish from the vortex pocket! (Q1 9:39)
Patton works to the front of the pack 40m out in front and marks a centre clearance kick by Scully. He sneaks this one inside the left goalpost for his first major. (Q1 11:25)
Big pack in the pocket 25m out, it squirts out very quickly to Coniglio who grubbers it through, but was it touched? Video review… it beat two Dockers for the goal! (Q1 13:10)
Freo is losing every major stat except clangers, which they are winning 7 to 2. (Q1 15:11)
Barlow passes to Walters in the pocket 20m out, Son-Son stops the rot with a quality finish. (Q1 15:11)
Crozier dives and beats Hayne to a floating Hill ball from the HFF to the top of the square. He goals as well, to bring the margin back to single figures. (Q1 17:03)
Mumford taps down for Whitfield to feed Palmer who snaps across his body from the hotspot… that is straight over the goal umpire’s peaked cap. (Q1 18:56)
Pavlich is paid a juggling contested mark in a pack from a long Blakely ball to 45m on the flank. The goal umpire does not move. Goal number one for Pav. (Q1 26:06)
Walters misses a snap from near the hotspot, as the Dockers get some repeat inside 50s. (Q1 31:26)
Coniglio turns the ball over by hand on the HBF, the Dockers swarm forward, quick ball to a pack at the hotspot flips over the back for Ballantyne to grubber a big goal! (Q1 33:11)
After the Giants bossed the first ten minutes, Fremantle has clawed its way back level with some hard work at the coalface. Most stats now lean their way. (Q1 33:11)
Scully catches Suban high at a stoppage at the hotspot. Suban steers through the first goal of Q2. (Q2 1:02)
Shiel roves a Johnson ball across the face but hits the spot from 20m on the flank. (Q2 6:18)
Shaw kicks across his body from the last line but it’s straight to Weller 35m out on a slight angle. Weller misses. (Q2 9:48)
Freo kicks OOTF on the rebound from the HBF three times in a row, Davis sends the third one back to the flank 30m out for Lobb to mark unopposed. Lobb goals, just. (Q2 14:48)
Kelly gives to Greene who is deep in the pocket 25m out but has time and space to measure a snap around the corner… and nails it! GWS regain the lead. (Q2 17:48)
Johnson delivers another trademark quality finish off the left boot from the hotspot after roving a Hughes fumble. (Q2 19:17)
Cameron, who has been very quiet, gets a Joe the Goose special from Kelly on the end of a chain of handballs after a Lobb contest at the hotspot. (Q2 23:02)
Ward receives from Johnson but misses from 50m on a slight angle. (Q2 23:02)
Steele marks 40m out on the flank as the Dockers again can’t clear halfback without giving up possession. He creeps the ball inside the near goalpost for another one. (Q2 24:31)
You could hear a pin drop at Subiaco. (Q2 24:31)
Kelly kicks to the square from the HFF, Hill gets back to rush it just before it finishes a very lucky bounce through for a goal. (Q2 26:17)
Danyle Pearce passes to a short lead by Walters to 40m on a slight angle. Son-Son sprays it OOTF with a horrid shank. (Q2 28:04)
Quick clearance from the HFF to the square, Mayne draws a holding free on Buntine and kicks a much-needed Docker goal. (Q2 29:48)
Griffen it was with the goal assist clearance. (Q2 29:48)
Kelly answers the opening goal of Q3 by Taberner with a lovely snap from the HFF which just swerves around the near goalpost from 45m. (Q3 4:37)
Mayne releases Ballantyne to bounce his way up the guts to 45m but his chipping shot to an empty square bounces harmlessly wide, to the awws of the home crowd. (Q3 4:37)
Lobb gets a free at a ball up 45m out on the flank going against Dawson. The ball falls on the behind line for Patton to mark and kick his second goal. (Q3 7:52)
Greene roves in traffic 20m out but snaps wide across the body. (Q3 8:47)
Kelly rides a tackle and gives to Steele for a snap off a step from 40m on the flank in the vortex pocket, no one in the square so it bounces through for another one to the Giants! (Q3 10:39)
Ballantyne marks a high, hopeful Neale ball near the hotspot in front of Coniglio. He goals, Freo just barely still in touch. (Q3 13:08)
Ballantyne marks at 50m on a slight angle but misses with what looked like an attempted pass. (Q3 15:56)
Blakely baulks two on the wing and goes long, no mark but Ballantyne gives out to Walters for a snap from 20m… just wide. (Q3 18:56)
Mayne is under a high ball to the pocket to mark on his chest 25m out. He misses. (Q3 19:41)
Shiel gets a 50m penalty for an interchange steward interference from behind the wing, and passes to Johnson at 50m on the flank. Stevie J tries a torpedo but misses. (Q3 24:51)
Shaw gets to Walters a bit late on the wing after marking to concede a 50m penalty, putting Son-Son 45m out in the corridor, but it’s another terrible set shot, OOTF. (Q3 28:10)
Griffen picks up a loose ball on the HFF and kicks quickly and ugly off his left boot, it lands fortuitously in the breadbasket of Pavlich near the hotspot. But Pav misses. (Q4 1:41)
Williams crunches Barlow late after a mark in the centre, melee and 50m penalty to bring him inside CHF… Barlow gives to Hill who misses. (Q4 4:27)
Cameron hits the post with a snap off a step from the pocket 15m out. (Q4 6:01)
Johnson misses a long snap. (Q4 7:15)
Not much happening, many repeat inside 50s for the Giants. (Q4 9:45)
Wilson passes short to Coniglio at 45m on a slight angle, whose set shot falls in the square and is rushed. (Q4 10:56)
Walters beats Kennedy one on one to mark a long Suban ball near the hotspot, and gives a Joe the Goose special for a goal that the Dockers have worked so hard to secure! (Q4 13:45)
Half of Q4 left to play, Dockers still within touch. (Q4 14:56)
Danyle Pearce smothers Buntine, gathers and bounces a handball to Pavlich inside, Pav gives back to Pearce for a Daicos special from 20m! (Q4 16:01)
Greene kicks very high and wobbly from the HFF, Griffen misjudges the fall to allow Steele to mark unopposed. But Steele misses. 6:44 left, two goals in it. (Q4 19:29)
Greene plays some tempo on the HBF, clock under 4:30. (Q4 23:11)
Ball up at the Freo CHF area, 4:05. (Q4 23:43)
Walters gets a HTB free and has Sutcliffe 35m out on a slight angle, Sutcliffe plays on but his snap is terrible and is rushed by Shaw. (Q4 24:12)
Sheridan intercepts on members wing and starts a switch to the outer wing, Buntine forces a throwin in on the Freo HFF, 3:03. (Q4 24:44)
Ward clears from the stoppage to Greene on the wing, more tempo, clock under 2:30. (Q4 25:44)
Cameron kicks to no one on the last line but the rebound falls down at CHB, Greene forces a throw in in the GWS forward pocket, 1:56. (Q4 26:15)
Mumford to Johnson at the throw in, he baulks Mundy but misses off a step. (Q4 26:35)
Buntine marks the kick in at half forward and passes to Shiel just outside true CHF. Shiel takes his full measure of time, Spurr marks in relief. (Q4 27:15)
Ballantyne chases a loose ball on the wing but Shaw gets across just in time to kill it for a throw in, 0:49. (Q4 27:46)
Kelly clears, GWS have chewed up enough time now. (Q4 28:12)
Scully rolls through a goal on the siren with a tap assist from Palmer. (Q4 29:14)

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