Blog log from R18 of 2016: Sydney vs Carlton

Rampe to Mills who turns it over with a searching handball out of defence. Armfield takes advantage, flicking it off to Wright who misses the snap from 25. (Q1 0:00)
Richards takes the mark through the middle of the Sydney Cricket Ground, before copping late contact from Docherty. The 50 is paid, but Xavier misses the set shot from 40. (Q1 0:00)
Mills grabs the loose pill off half back, moving it off to Smith by hand. Nick picks out Franklin, who marks at an almost standstill. From 45 on the slight, he hits the post. (Q1 0:00)
Richards produces a brilliant tackle, forcing the holding the ball decision. Playing his first game for the year, Xavier goes whack from 45 on the flank for a major! (Q1 0:00)
Curnow takes a terrific mark in between Rampe and Aliir, after the long ball in forced a strong leap at the pill. Charlie lines up the set shot and goals from 25! (Q1 11:59)
Sumner provides a brilliant soccer goal for the Blues second major. Liam belts past Lloyd, making up the distance and hammering it through off the deck from 20! (Q1 14:05)
Hannebery receives out of the pack from Parker, in a sumptuous stoppage from the Swans onballers. Daniel attempts the snap from deep in the pocket but hooks to the far side. (Q1 15:50)
Again the Blues power up the corridor, this time forcing a turnover with Armfield forcing the HTB on Hewett. From 25, directly in front, Dennis goals! (Q1 17:20)
Franklin whacks in a hell maker forward 50 entry, incredibly falling the way of the Kennedy/Buckley contest. Josh wins it, keeps his feet and goals from 20! (Q1 19:35)
Rohan charges through the corridor, taking time to assess the options before chipping it over the top to Franklin. Lance gathers but misses the snap to the near side. (Q1 22:20)
Aliir takes a terrific contested grab as the Blues attempt to come out of defence, before chipping it short to the unmarked Richards. Xavier kicks his second from 35! (Q1 23:06)
Gibbs goes long to the classical one on one ruck contest, with Kreuzer taking the strong grab opposed to his counterpart in Sinclair. Lining up from 30, he slots it! (Q1 26:01)
Ed Curnow makes it 2 in a minute for the Blues. Aliir drops one he should’ve taken, allowing Ed to charge in, grab the pill and bounce it through from close range! (Q1 28:16)
Franklin provides his first moment go magic for the day. Franklin to Jack and back again by hand, before Lance lets fly from outside 50 on the flank and through it sails! (Q1 30:27)
Kerridge gets a gift of an opportunity after Kennedy gives away the 50 metre penalty for running through the protected area. Sam misses the set shot from 45, directly in front. (Q2 6:55)
Buckley produces an awe-inspiring major pressed up deep in the pocket. Under pressure, Dylan manages to swing it back whilst losing his feet! (Q2 8:26)
Silvagni gets to the front but Foote’s tackle sees him only splutter the ball forward, without a recognisable disposal. Armfield is first on the scene, but his hack scores a minor. (Q2 11:55)
Hewett gets to the foot of the pack and roves well, feeding it out to Towers who moves it off by hand to Franklin. Lance strolls into goal and hammers through another! (Q2 12:31)
The Blues again resist the Swans attempt to rebound, and this time Boekhorst makes them pay. An errant handball from Mills falls Blaine’s way, and the youngster finishes from 20! (Q2 19:24)
Heeney receives out of the forward stoppage as the Swans press early in the second half. Isaac’s snap attempt off a step misses from 40 to the right hand side. (Q3 0:51)
The Swans again produce a strong move within the stoppage. Parker read the tap superbly, managing to get off his marker whilst snapping it off the right peg. His attempt misses. (Q3 3:24)
The Swans skipper ties the scores with a much needed major to begin the half. Kieran won the free for tackling Kreuzer, and finished the play off with a major from 35! (Q3 4:29)
Franklin slots his third of the afternoon! Grundy tumbles it forward and out of the congestion.Lance is the first to read the pills flight, reacting quickest and finishing from 20! (Q3 6:14)
Rohan receives the free kick after Rowe gave it away for head high contact. Lining up from well outside 50, Gary has no troubles with the distance, missing to the left hand side. (Q3 12:24)
Jack receives out of the forward stoppage, as the Swans continue to exert their ability in that facet of the game. This time, Kieran misses the opportunity from 45 on the flank. (Q3 17:20)
The Swans do make it count now though. This time Parker receives out of the stoppage, waltzes through to 40 on the slightest of angles and Luke hammers it home! (Q3 18:09)
Rohan’s repeat efforts enables another out the back goal for Franklin. Gary forced the turnover with his attack on Kerridge, before sending it long to Lance, who goals with ease! (Q3 21:20)
Buckley forces the turnover after corralling Rampe. The ball falls toward Simpson, who flicks it off to his partner in crime, Docherty. Sam launches for goal from 50 but misses. (Q3 26:20)
Silvagni contorts his body, managing to find a free kick against Lloyd’s attempted tackle. Jack lines up the set shot from 25 on the slight and he nails it! (Q3 27:17)
Gibbs launches high and long to the Casboult/Grundy contest and Levi takes a strong contested grab in the one on one. He lines up from 40 on the slight and goals! (Q3 29:31)
Once again the Swans are exceptional from the stoppage. Kennedy blasts his way out, flicking it off to Hewett who launches to the hot spot. Parker flies, marks and goals! (Q4 3:55)
Gibbs thumps it inside 50 with a classic up and under. Boekhorst grabs it at ground level and speedily moves it off to Ed Curnow. Ed receives and whacks it through from 35! (Q4 6:55)
Wright powers away as the Swans again have difficulty evacuating their defensive 50. The loose pill falls the former Crows way, but Matt hits the post from 45. (Q4 14:56)
Docherty to Gibbs link up as the Swans again find it difficult to rebound. Bryce launches from outside 50 on the sharp angle, and misses to the near side. (Q4 19:24)
Papley wins the fifty-fifty through the corridor against Kerridge, and quickly feeds it off to Jack. Kieran launches from 45, but misses the un-pressured opportunity. (Q4 23:53)
One minute and fifteen seconds left. Deep in the Blues forward line. Seven points the difference, the Swans will be desperate to hold on. (Q4 27:56)
Buckley grabs it out of the stoppage and throws it on the boot as the contact arrives. The floating ball just goes the wrong side of the post for a minor. (Q4 28:20)
A goal the difference, thirty seconds left! (Q4 28:39)
Mills takes an intercept mark and looks to have sealed the game! Siren sounds, Swans get up in a cliffhanger! (Q4 29:37)

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