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Blog log from R8 of 2016: Hawthorn vs Fremantle

Blog log for Hawthorn vs Fremantle, R8 of 2016

Hawks are kicking with a significant breeze in Q1.
Ballantyne has an empty 50m arc to aim at from the wing, he kicks to space, Mayne gets back first, Brand chases and pushes him in the back at the hotspot, free, first goal. (Q1 1:18)
That goal was set up by a lovely little give in tight by Suban. (Q1 2:18)
Puopolo centres from the pocket under pressure to the hotspot for McEvoy to mark unopposed and kick the first goal for Hawthorn. (Q1 3:22)
Weller wins a hard footy in heavy traffic at the Freo hotspot and gives outside to Stephen Hill, he snaps off the left boot just before Duryea dives across him… goal! (Q1 7:37)
Crozier marks forward of the wing and waits, the ump pays 50m for encroachment to bring him near the hotspot. He goals, Freo have the jump into the wind! (Q1 10:19)
Bradley Hill rolls through a behind from the HFF. (Q1 13:36)
Gunston dives and marks a McEvoy just inside 50m near the boundary. Gunstall uses the breeze with a low, punching set shot that sneaks inside the near goalpost. (Q1 16:18)
Mundy kicks OOTF in the pocket 25m out under Bradley Hill pressure. Gunston takes the free, and misses. (Q1 19:21)
A series of repeat inside 50s to Hawthorn due to poor rebound disposal by the Dockers ends with Gunston taking a contested grab 20m out in front and booting his second goal. (Q1 23:13)
Breust roves a long Smith ball to Burgoyne in the square, bounces off the behind post and beats two Docker defenders to squeeze in a fine goal from near the goalpost! (Q1 25:20)
Gunston takes another contested mark in front of Alex Pearce just inside 50m on the flank after a Hawk switch from halfback. His set shot falls in the square and is rushed. (Q1 27:20)
Walters outmarks Smith on the wing and goes long to Stephen Hill who marks 40m out on a slight angle. Hill hits the post. (Q2 1:04)
A lot of stoppages, looking like an under 8s game at the moment. (Q2 6:33)
Mayne chases a long Taberner ball to the pocket, gathers and manages to avoid going over, gets corralled by Duryea, handballs to the square… Langdon volleys home from the line! (Q2 7:31)
Mitchell sits a high ball up from CHF to the flank 20m out, O’Brien jumps straight up and clunks a contested grab. He kicks truly. (Q2 10:19)
Neale sails through a set shot from 45m in front after marking a short Clarke ball. (Q2 13:05)
Mayne gives to Blakely for a flying snap from 40m on a slight angle… wide. (Q2 14:34)
Alex Pearce gives away a free to Ceglar for dragging him down by the arm in a marking contest 25m out on the flank. Ceglar misses. (Q2 16:45)
Freo tries to run out of defence through Clancee Pearce and Spurr but runs into trouble, Sicily marks 40m out in front and hits the post. (Q2 17:19)
Ballantyne roves a stoppage in the pocket at full speed, breaks a Lewis tackle and threads a lovely snap from near the behind post for a big goal! Dockers hit the lead. (Q2 20:35)
Mitchell gives away a free for umpire abuse at 50m on a slight angle as the Hawks were surging. Griffin kicks the massive goal! (Q2 23:45)
Smith kicks long from a stoppage on the wing down the flank, it surprisingly clears everyone into the wind, Breust is first back but is dragged down by Spurr, free, goal! (Q2 30:15)
Birchall picks up a loose ball 30m out on the flank from the Freo goal but Ballantyne catches him HTB in a chicken wing tackle. Balla swerves it the wrong side of the goalpost. (Q3 2:41)
Birchall’s kick in goes over the back of the pack at CHB and it’s off to the races with Hawk handballs, Lewis passes to Breust at 30m on the flank who hits the post. (Q3 3:56)
McEvoy taps wide of congestion at the Hawk hotspot to Gibson whose goalkicking exploits are rather spalps… but Gibbo’s left foot hoof wobbles through! (Q3 6:26)
Spurr and O’Brien chase the crumb to a Gunston contest in the pocket but Spurr catches him high to give away a free 20m out. O’Brien kicks truly. (Q3 7:42)
Correction, it was Sutcliffe not Spurr. (Q3 7:42)
Stephen Hill kicks short at halfback but straight to Gibson who plays on with a give to Birchall… big goal from 55m in front! (Q3 10:17)
Mundy kicks way OOTF on the HBF, Lewis sails it back in to the pocket where Shiels marks over Mzungu near the behind post but misses. (Q3 12:27)
Sicily marks 20m out on the flank but allows too much for the wind and misses. (Q3 14:28)
Hartung gives to Bradley Hill who glides over the 50m line and shoots from 40m on a slight angle… Ceglar shepherds it through! (Q3 18:42)
Burgoyne marks 50m out on a slight angle but misses. (Q3 20:28)
Langford plays on to advantage on the HFF and goes long, Gunston contests, Puopolo tries to gather and goal before the ball crosses the line, video review… ruled a point. (Q3 21:58)
Sicily intercepts the Mundy kick in to CHF for Hawthorn. He also misses. (Q3 22:43)
Sutcliffe tries his hand but misses the target from the kick in, Sicily mops up and gives to Lewis who goals around the corner from the hotspot. (Q3 23:11)
Puopolo wrenches the ball out of the hands of Hughes as he’s under a Langford tackle in a pack at the hotspot and rolls through another one! (Q3 25:43)
Taberner marks 30m out on the flank and misses badly. (Q3 29:28)
Smith intercepts Spurr 45m out on a slight angle, looks for a pass but goes back for the set shot and sails it through for the first goal of garbage time. (Q3 31:23)
O’Brien kicks long down the flank to 25m out, McEvoy contests but it’s Breust front and centre to rove and goal just before the 3QT siren. Nine unanswered goals to the Hawks! (Q3 33:12)
O’Brien takes a strong mark standing his ground in front of Alex Pearce at 40m on a slight angle, but misses. (Q4 0:32)
Suban spins out of trouble in the centre and hits Mayne just on 50m on a slight angle. Mayne misses left. (Q4 2:27)
Mundy chips in to mark an aimless Ceglar kick from congestion 40m out on the flank from the Freo goal. The goal umpire does not move. (Q4 4:07)
Walters sails through a nice snap from the HFF. Surely they couldn’t, could they? (Q4 5:55)
Ballantyne misses a mid range snap. (Q4 7:25)
O’Brien strips the ball in a tackle on the HFF and gives to Hill who has Gunston leading up to the hotspot. Gunstall kicks truly. (Q4 10:39)
Mzungu marks 45m out near the boundary and just misses. (Q4 12:26)
Weller taps down a Mitchell handball near goal and gets tripped by Frawley before snapping, he gets the free and goal from 10m. (Q4 13:55)
Mayne baulks in the centre and finds Walters at 45m in the corridor. Son-Son makes it a five-goal margin with his second, 8:47 on the clock so it’s most likely too late. (Q4 18:00)
Sicily gets a free for a push in a pack 45m out wide on the flank. Very tough shot into the wind from there.. lands in the square and it rebounded. (Q4 21:09)
Taberner passes to Mayne just inside 50m on the flank. His set shot falls in the square, free to Frawley for a push. (Q4 23:54)
McEvoy marks in front of Ibbotson 25m out on a slight angle after a long period of scrappy play at half forward for Hawthorn. Big Boy punches low for the goal. (Q4 28:09)
Sicily marks in front of Hughes at much the same spot, higher kick but same result. (Q4 30:24)

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