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Blog log from R10 of 2016: Carlton vs Geelong

Blog log for Carlton vs Geelong, R10 of 2016

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Curnow receives in heavy traffic at CHF and goes wide to Murphy standing on his own at 45m on a slight angle. MM steers through the first goal of the afternoon. (Q1 2:20)
Hawkins marks on the HFF and misses to open his account. (Q1 4:35)
Lang gathers a loose ball on the HFF and hits Hawkins on another lead to 40m on the flank. The Tomahawk misses left this time. (Q1 6:20)
The Cats get in big trouble trying to run out of defence, eventually a panicked kick from the BP by Taylor is straight to Gorringe 40m out on a slight angle. Gorringe goals. (Q1 8:31)
Correction, the clanger kick came from Enright. (Q1 8:56)
Blicavs gets a 50m penalty at CHB on Armfield for encroachment, he passes to Enright running up from defence to 45m out in the corridor. Boris kicks the first Cat goal of the day. (Q1 12:31)
Gibbs receives outside a stoppage on the HFF and shoots, across the face but Gibbs is dumped after kicking, downfield free to Everitt near the behind line, he goals! (Q1 14:52)
Lang it was with the telling FA. (Q1 15:10)
Kolodjashnij does a one-two with Blicavs on the wing and passes to the lead of Stanley in front of Kreuzer at 40m on the flank, he kicks truly. (Q1 17:00)
Hawkins marks and gives to Gregson flying past on the HFF for a snap at full pace from 45m… narrow. (Q1 18:19)
Stanley contests near the hotspot and fights on for the ground ball, eventually Dangerfield flips it out for Lang to snap truly off the left boot. (Q1 19:33)
Ah, but the video review after the goal showed Curnow touched it off the boot, changed to a behind for Lang! (Q1 20:32)
Fast break to Geelong, Stanley bursts away down the wing and goes long, Hawkins has Motlop in the square for the easy goal. (Q1 23:09)
Curnow marks 45m out on the flank, his set shot falls on the line… just over it, big goal for Carlton with three injured on the bench at the moment! (Q1 27:29)
Mackie hits the post with a mid range snap. (Q1 28:50)
Motlop passes to Mackie 40m out on a slight angle on the end of a rebound from a kick in. Mackie kicks like a backman, way left. (Q2 3:18)
Bartel catches Cripps HTB in a chicken wing tackle on the HFF, Curnow kicks the ball away to give away 50m for timewasting, Bartel goals from the top of the square. (Q2 4:47)
Wright goes long to a big pack on the flank 25m out, Armfield is waiting behind for the crumb, he gives to Gibbs in the square for a goal under a tackle. (Q2 7:04)
Curnow goes long from the wing after the Blues boss the next centre bounce, Lamb gets a free off the fall for a hold by Mackie near the hotspot. Lamb hits the post. (Q2 8:18)
Lamb tackles Lonergan 45m out on the flank and forces a throw. His set shot from the free is wide. (Q2 10:39)
Everitt wins a loose footy in a pack on the HFF and rides a tackle for a give to Walker, he has Armfield speeding past to goal from 30m! (Q2 14:31)
Guthrie fends in traffic and shoots off the right from 40m on a slight angle for a fine goal. (Q2 15:43)
Casboult flies and clunks a long Everitt ball to the hotspot with Taylor draped all over him. Levi kicks truly. (Q2 18:05)
Gibbs intercepts Mackie on the HFF, his snap is wide but Walker marks near the behind post and centres to Everitt next to the hotspot. Andrejs steers his second major through. (Q2 24:05)
Gorringe fumbles on the wing, the Cats pounce, Gregson centres from the HFF to Smedts at 35m on a slight angle. Smedts goals. (Q2 26:49)
Three Cats spoil Henderson on the wing, Armfield roves and runs free to the HFF, Dennis lets fly from 50m, Lonergan can’t get back in time, it bounces through for his second goal! (Q2 29:10)
Gibbs gets a 50m penalty on Blicavs to take him from the centre to the hotspot, his set shot is gun barrel straight, Carlton are building their lead! (Q2 31:06)
The goal came after Gibbs caught Guthrie HTB after the centre bounce. (Q2 31:36)
Armfield runs through the HFF and shoots just before being tackled by Lang from 40m… bounces through for his third goal! (Q3 2:16)
Carlton’s frontal pressure is exemplary, the Cats are making mistakes in the back half they normally don’t make. (Q3 3:34)
Lang roves a Hawkins contest 25m out on the flank and gives to Motlop who screws through a trademark quality finish. (Q3 4:28)
Dangerfield bursts away from the next centre bounce but his flying snap from 55m doesn’t score. (Q3 5:17)
Kerridge roves a Kreuzer contest on the HFF and gives to Wright who is tackled as he snaps, the grubber is across the face from 40m. (Q3 7:19)
Stanley marks a Smedts ball on the HFF and goes inside to Gregson at 35m on a slight angle. Gregson misses a relatively easy one. (Q3 10:48)
Stanley roves a long ball to the top of the square and gives to Smith who snaps truly off the left boot from 20m! (Q3 12:50)
Smith hits the post with another snap from a stoppage near the hotspot. (Q3 15:02)
Everitt receives and has a gallup up the wing, he reaches 45m on the flank and goes himself… well wide. (Q3 19:04)
Docherty chases a loose ball on the HFF, turns and goes to Everitt who marks in front of Henderson 35m out on the flank. Andrejs kicks his third goal, big red time score! (Q3 22:29)
Kreuzer clears from the next centre bounce, Thomas charges through the pack, ricochet favours him, he gives to Gorringe to run into the open goal! (Q3 24:33)
The Cats win the next centre clearance, Dangerfield gives to Gregson who runs his full measure ahead of Plowman and lets fly from 45m on a slight angle… nice goal! (Q3 25:24)
Guthrie receives after the next centre bounce but misses from true CHF. (Q3 26:25)
At 3QT, Carlton have been holding the Cats at arm’s length for a long time now, but Geelong’s Q4s are very good this year and those two Blue injuries should tell in the end. (3 Qtr Time)
Then again, the Blues won a fortnight ago with only two on the bench. Game on! (3 Qtr Time)
Weitering turns the ball over on the wing under pressure, Guthrie passes to Kersten at 45m on a slight angle. Kersten misses. (Q4 3:37)
The Blues boss a throw in on the wing and it’s a fast break, Casboult releases Armfield to storm through the centre and go long for Walker to run into the open goal! (Q4 5:56)
Dangerfield runs away from the next centre bounce but Plowman smothers his snap from CHF to prevent a score. (Q4 6:21)
Motlop turns the ball over by foot in the centre, the Blues have numbers, Lamb marks a long Simpson ball at the hotspot behind henderson. He kicks truly, Carlton almost home! (Q4 9:32)
Fast break by Geelong up the guts in classic style, Hawkins is over the back of Rowe to mark a Caddy ball to the square, play on and goal. Cats have a pulse! (Q4 11:19)
Guthrie sharks the next centre clearance and the Cats handball through CHF, Gregson baulks around and snaps truly from 40m in front. Geelong is coming! (Q4 12:19)
Curnow goes long to the pocket 30m out, plenty of Cats there, the ump sees a block on Casboult. Levi misses. (Q4 16:58)
Cripps intercepts on the HFF and goes back to Everitt at 35m on the flank, Andrejs threads the needle for his fourth goal, that’s a massive one! (Q4 17:28)
8:15 to go, Geelong have threatened to come back all day but they haven’t really had the firepower up forward. Very difficult from here. (Q4 18:12)
Armfield gives outside to Wright for a snap off a step from 40m on the flank… narrow. (Q4 19:49)
Caddy tries a soccer kick from CHF after Smedts’ give is smothered, it bounces the wrong way for Geelong, only a behind. Sums up their play today. (Q4 24:50)
Clock well under 4:00 now, Blues are home. (Q4 24:50)
Guthrie snaps truly with a screwing ball from a stoppage near the hotspot, but there are few Cat fans left to cheer it. West Gate Bridge currently experiencing a traffic surge. (Q4 25:48)

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