Blog log from R11 of 2016: Geelong vs Western Sydney

Johnson kicks a ridiculous goal to open the day! Steve hits the contest at pace, finds the ball out of traffic and snaps truly whilst powering away from goal. Sublime! (Q1 5:25)
Tomlinson fumbles the rudimentary ground ball, allowing Menzel to take full advantage. That the young Cat did, soccering it truly from the pocket for the quick reply! (Q1 6:01)
Bartel grabs the scraps after Mumford spoiled Taylor’s attempted mark. Jimmy wastes little time and spots Caddy inside 50. Josh hooks it to the right hand side. (Q1 7:36)
Kersten receives the free kick after Haynes gives him contact in the marking contest, focussing on the player not the ball. Shane lines up from the sharp angle, 30 out and goals! (Q1 9:11)
Duncan picks out Hawkins on the lead ahead of Davis, and then shanks a pass into Murdoch. Jordan takes the surprising opportunity, but misses the set shot to the near side. (Q1 11:38)
Tomlinson spots up Greene on the charging lead, with Toby taking the mark 30 out on the acute angle. The Giants number 4 snaps truly to the boos of the home crowd! (Q1 11:55)
Greene has two in a minute! Ward eventually finds it off the deck after the Giants scrambled the pill forward. Callan flicks it off to Toby, who runs in and finishes truly from 40! (Q1 13:56)
Taylor fumbles the dodgy bouncing pill, proving to be a rather costly error. Steele pounced onto the loose ball and finished from point blank range! (Q1 26:57)
Bartel chips it out the back to the flying Guthrie after the Cats transitioned from end to end at speed. Cameron receives, runs past the arc and slams it home! (Q2 6:27)
Poor pass through the middle of the ground opens up the field for the Giants. Wilson is the recipient, pushing it forward and the play is finished with a quality Scully snap! (Q2 8:01)
Duncan produces a daisy cutter of a pass into the leading Hawkins. Tom marks and chips further afield to Murdoch, who takes it with ease. From 25, he hammers it home! (Q2 9:46)
Duncan finds Menzel working into space, and Daniel does likewise further afield to McCarthy. Lincoln gathers, but misses the attempt from 25 on the slight angle. (Q2 12:52)
Hawkins marks on the lead, out ahead of his direct opponent in Davis after McCarthy spot him up. From the sharp angle, 30 out, Tom misses to the near side via the set shot. (Q2 13:48)
Ducan jets past Kelly with a tremendous burst of pace. Eventually Mitch settles on the kick and goes for home, but misses the opportunity to the left hand side from 45. (Q2 15:37)
The comeback is complete as Guthrie puts the Cats ahead! Menzel found it at ground level after the Hawkins contest, and he flicked it off to Cam. Cam finished from close range! (Q2 17:21)
Coniglio takes Selwood high in the attempted tackle and the Cats skipper receives the free. He flicks it off to Dangerfield who launches for goal, but misses to the left from 55. (Q2 19:18)
From the coalface, Dangerfield’s errant handball goes the way of Scully. Tom intercepts and snaps it truly off the right peg from 35! Huge major with 3 minutes left to play. (Q2 25:08)
Mumford gives away the free kick after illegal contact in the ruck contest and this could prove costly. From 30 on the slight angle, Zac finishes for the quick reply! (Q2 26:18)
Greene waltzes into an open goal and nabs the first of the half after an incredible bounce works the Giants way. The up and under fooled a myriad of players on both sides. (Q3 1:37)
Shiel wins the clearance, receives back from Johnson and slots an impressive major from 45! Very classy play by Dylan, and that’s two in a minute as the Giants strike again! (Q3 2:54)
Caddy, Duncan and back again, before Josh finds Hawkins. With Motlop leading back into the square unopposed, Tom goes for home instead and bounces it through for a minor. (Q3 4:08)
The Cats go end to end and the play is finalised with McCarthy receiving from Motlop and finishing from 20! Incredible pace was on show then, exemplifying the quality of the match! (Q3 6:23)
Make that two in a minute for the men in the blue and white hoops. Motlop picked out Kersten on the short lead. Shane kicked from all of 55, but he had no issue whatsoever! (Q3 8:18)
Henderson kicks a miraculous goal to extend the margin once more! The Cats move it wider and wider, eventually moving into the hands of Lachie. 50 out, but through it goes! (Q3 11:52)
Lachie Henderson receives from outside the arc once more and, with his tail up, he sends it goalward once more. The former Blue just pulls it to the right hand side. (Q3 13:22)
Hawkins flicks it further afield to Lang, as the Cats manage to break out of congestion. Darcy lines it up from the sharp angle, 30 out, but misses to the far side. (Q3 19:10)
Tomlinson spots up Whitfield, who produced a charging run from end to end and was deserving of this reward. Lachie lines up from 40 out on the slight angle and goals! (Q3 23:23)
Wilson picks out Patton with a drilling delivery, allowing Jonathon to take it out ahead of Mackie on the short lead. From 45, the former number one pick slots the goal! (Q3 27:13)
The Cats lead by 2 points as the three quarter time siren wrings! A ripper final term awaits! (Q3 31:39)
Hopper takes the mark out ahead of Bartel and then Jimmy gives away the 50 metre penalty for the late contact. Jacob lines up from 30 out directly in front, but he misses poorly. (Q4 2:40)
Selwood links up with Duncan through the middle of the ground before picking out McCarthy. Lincoln finds Caddy, who chips it further afield to Hawkins. Davis gives away the 50… (Q4 4:06)
After late contact in the marking contest. Tom goes back and hammers it home from point blank range! (Q4 4:25)
Coniglio gives away the third 50 metre penalty within the last couple of minutes after dropping the ball instead of passing it. Selwood is the recipient and goals from 50! (Q4 5:33)
Dangerfield bursts through the middle with footy in hand, a sight to behold. The clearance falls the way of Hawkins, but Tom’s snap misses to the left from 30. (Q4 6:52)
Enright failed to handle the Caddy handball. Lobb mopped up at ground level and flicked it wide to the eagerly anticipating Ward. Callan receives and snaps truly from 35! (Q4 11:20)
Shiel wins it at the coalface and manages to pick out an unmarked Whitfield, waiting just outside 50. He trots in and Lachie puts a stamp on a fine individual performance! (Q4 13:40)
Kersten receives the free kick for high contact in the marking contest against Davis. From 50 on the flank, he misses to the near side. (Q4 15:12)
Bartel scrambles it inside 50 and Daniel Menzel is the one to take an incredible grab, hitting the pill at top speed ahead of Wilson. From 45 on the flank, Daniel slots the goal! (Q4 16:00)
Selwood produces a signature burst through a pack and clearance win, finding Kersten on the lead. Shane lines up from dead in front, 50 out, but he misses once more. (Q4 17:26)
Ward finds Hopper with a dab pass, allowing Jacob to mark out ahead of Henderson. The youngster trots in and slams it through from 40 on the flank! (Q4 18:56)
Selwood manages to hold his feet when the pack can’t, before dabbing in the short pass to the leading Hawkins. From 55 on the sharp angle, Tom kicks a HUGE goal! (Q4 21:26)
Davis turns it over with a knock on, allowing Dangerfield to run onto it at pace. Patrick flicks it off to Menzel, and Daniel HAMMERS it home for the 16 point lead! (Q4 23:40)
Enright turns it over to Whitfield from the stoppage. Lachie takes the mark but the siren goes to the roar of the Cats faithful. From 55 on the flank, Lachie sends it through! (Full Time)

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