Blog log from R13 of 2016: Sydney vs Melbourne

Driving rain means almost zero free play. It’s a worse spectacle than the Wallabies snorefest last night. (Q1 4:14)
After a long series of stoppage, Dawes picks up the greasy ball and gives to Petracca at the hotspot, he snaps high from the hotspot… for the first goal! (Q1 5:43)
Oliver gives to Hogan for a snap from 45m on a slight angle, it’s straight but falls on the line for Grundy to mark in relief. (Q1 6:29)
Jack hits the post with a mid range snap from the flank. (Q1 9:16)
Lots of play at half forward for Sydney but not much room for anyone as Melbourne flood back, but Kennedy is able to pick up a loose ball and snap truly from 35m on a slight angle. (Q1 17:41)
Towers intercepts an Oscar McDonald ball from full back to 40m out on the flank. He misses. (Q1 18:59)
Rose picks up a loose ball at half forward and gives to Rohan who misses off a step from true CHF. (Q1 20:15)
Jones gives to Jack who just misses a quick snap around the corner from 35m on the flank. (Q1 21:44)
McVeigh passes to Heeney near the boundary 35m out in front of Vince. Heeney misses near side. (Q1 22:30)
McVeigh gathers a bouncing ball in the centre and goes quick up the guts for Rohan to mark 45m out on a slight angle. Rohan shanks it left, OOTF. (Q1 24:30)
Towers snaps a fine goal from the hotspot despite a lunge by Hunt after a feed from Kennedy at a stoppage on the HFF. (Q1 25:53)
Franklin has the ball 70m out on the wing, empty square, he tries to skid it through… but wide. (Q1 27:16)
McVeigh baulks away from Trengove outside CHF and passes short to Nankervis 40m out in front. Nankervis kicks the first goal of Q2. (Q2 1:02)
Nathan Jones roves a Grundy rebound kick to the Dee HFF and gives to Kennedy whose centring ball lands in the breadbasket of Kent 25m out on a slight angle. Kent goals. (Q2 3:28)
Franklin marks in front of Tom McDonald 40m out on a slight angle and kicks his first goal, his 750th of his career. (Q2 8:42)
Mitchell kicks high to the hotspot from half forward, Rohan brings the ball to ground against two Demons, McGlynn volleys wide. (Q2 16:53)
Watts picks up a loose ball on the HFF and tries a skidder from 50m, two Swans chase it… goes just wide. (Q2 18:17)
Trengove gets a slightly lucky free for Rampe getting in his back in a tackle 45m out on a slight angle. He can’t score with the heavy ball, falls well short and is cleared. (Q2 24:44)
Vince marks in front of McGlynn at 50m on the flank. His set shot is touched off the boot, skews for a behind. (Q2 26:55)
Vince goes to ground chasing a ground ball 20m out on the flank, Jack comes in and draws a free for taking his legs out. But he misses a relatively easy shot. (Q3 1:06)
Jack marks a Rose ball 20m out on the flank running back with the flight, and gives Franklin a Joe the Goose special as he falls for the first goal of Q3. (Q3 3:05)
It’s a very 2016 set up that the Dees are running with, but they can’t get fast break goals in this weather, McVeigh is cutting them all off. (Q3 5:34)
The effect of the Demon backline flood is to make it near impossible to clear halfback. (Q3 5:51)
Petracca snaps OOTF from near the hotspot after a Dawes contest. (Q3 7:19)
Long ball to an empty Demon forward line, Smith leads Petracca back but Petracca tackles and strips him, then goals himself from the square! (Q3 10:01)
Stretch gives to Vince for a miss off a step from 40m in the corridor. (Q3 11:04)
Frost misses a long snap from the HFF. (Q3 11:51)
Jack picks up a loose ball on the HFF and centres to Franklin to take a contested grab 40m out on a slight angle. Buddy squeezes it inside the left goalpost. (Q3 19:52)
Grundy is pinged for deliberate OOB 20m out. Dawes takes the free. Dawes’ set shot is wide and rushed. (Q3 23:00)
Towers bounces a snap from near the hotspot into the post. (Q3 27:06)
Rohan passes to Franklin at 40m on the left flank, set up perfectly for the Buddy fade, but he misses left. (Q4 5:02)
Franklin draws a holding free on Tom McDonald 30m out on a slight angle and rams through goal number four. (Q4 5:50)
Towers receives from Kennedy and snaps a nice goal from a stoppage 35m out on the flank to cap off an excellent game for him. (Q4 8:02)
Rohan gives outside from the hotspot to Hewett on his own to kick his first goal off his left boot. (Q4 9:07)
Towers gives to McGlynn at much the same spot as Hewett’s attempt, he repeats the dose. Floodgates have opened on a wet day! (Q4 10:50)
Mills passes from the wing to McGlynn near the hotspot. He goals again. (Q4 12:35)
Hogan dives and is paid a mark from a Watts short ball to 45m on a slight angle. He misses. (Q4 19:33)
Lloyd plays on to advantage from a free to Franklin against Frost at the hotspot, almost gets caught but manages to goal in time. (Q4 25:42)
Hogan kicks a garbage time special from half forward. (Q4 28:05)
Kennedy passes to Hogan 40m out in the corridor on a rare Demon fast break down members’ wing. Hogan misses the lot. (Q4 29:49)

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