Blog log from R18 of 2016: Geelong vs Adelaide

Jenkins rolls through the first goal with a snap from near the hotspot after roving a Taylor fumble and riding a heavy tackle with strength. (Q1 1:13)
Motlop baulks free in midfield and goes short to Stanley 45m out in front. Stanley gets the Cats off and running with a goal. (Q1 3:28)
Betts is on the end of a chain of handballs at half forward and has a chance for a snap off a step from 35m, he steers it through! (Q1 10:33)
Stanley marks in front of Jacobs at the hotspot but misses, disappointingly. (Q1 12:43)
The kick in to the HBF is punched back inside 50, Guthrie roves and weaves his way to 30m to sail through a nice snap for a goal. (Q1 13:38)
Cheney roves a rebound kick to a contest on the wing and bangs it straight back in, Lynch is favoured to mark 40m out on a slight angle and goals. (Q1 14:31)
Henderson picks up a loose ball and has a ping from 45m on the flank, but it’s a miss. (Q1 22:32)
Cockatoo converts a set shot from near the hotspot to level the scores again. (Q1 25:16)
Hawkins holds Talia off the drop of a Taylor ball up the guts to the hotspot and marks with the right arm. He boots his first goal. (Q1 26:15)
Blicavs catches Walker high as they both go for the crumb from a contest 50m out on a slight angle. Tex misreads the fluky wind which takes his set shot past the right post. (Q1 28:30)
Menzel misses an unlikely snap from 50m on the boundary just before the QT siren. (Qtr Time)
Jacobs passes to the lead of Cameron 40m out on a slight angle. Cameron misses. (Q2 0:42)
Motlop roves a pack at the hotspot but misses off the left boot. (Q2 5:07)
Douglas marks a short ball 40m out wide on the flank, and misses. (Q2 6:13)
Oh, but the ump plucks out a free against Bews for a block in the pack on the behind line. Jenkins plays on and goals! (Q2 6:43)
Kersten gives under pressure to Menzel who snaps across the body from 30m on the flank for a nice goal. (Q2 14:45)
Jenkins sneaks a long snap from the HFF just inside the right goalpost for his third major to keep the Crows in touch. (Q2 18:32)
Rain now falling steadily. (Q2 18:59)
Hawkins marks at half forward, wheels and hits Stanley on the lead in front of Jacobs just outside the hotspot. Stanley misses. (Q2 28:01)
Walker passes from half forward to Cameron on the flank 35m out. Cameron misses badly. (Q3 0:32)
Menzel crumbs a Bartel ball to the hotspot and snaps across the body for a bouncing goal to break the deadlock. (Q3 3:51)
Walker snaps wide from close range. (Q3 6:03)
Motlop roves a Kersten contest to a Bartel ball in the pocket but misses from 20m on the boundary. (Q3 8:30)
Dangerfield snaps across the face off the left from 45m on the flank. (Q3 9:33)
Cheney turns the ball over the wing, the Cats sweep forward, Cockatoo goes long to the pocket for Menzel to mark 20m out behind Lever. Menzel goals, three for him. (Q3 12:12)
Hawkins marks strongly in front of Talia from a McCarthy ball up the guts to near the hotspot. He makes no mistake, Geelong kicks away! (Q3 14:43)
McCarthy slides onto a Lonergan inside 50 ball to 35m on a slight angle, a bit lucky but the Cats just keep pumping it in there. McCarthy goals, Geelong in control. (Q3 20:03)
Betts snaps over his shoulder from near the behind post but across the face. (Q3 22:43)
Cameron catches Enright HTB 45m out on the flank, Boris thought he handballed but the ump didn’t see it. Cameron misses again, though. (Q3 24:24)
Lynch passes to Lyons at 40m on the flank with an intelligent centring ball from the wing. Lyons kicks into Bews on the mark, no score. (Q3 24:38)
Bartel receives from Cockatoo and passes from the wing to Hawkins at 45m on the flank. The Tomahawk roosts through another goal for the Cats. (Q3 27:04)
Atkins misses a snap after a stoppage near the hotspot. (Q4 2:59)
Lynch roves a pack on the flank and has a chance for a snap off a step from 40m to an empty square… and bounces it through! (Q4 5:09)
Atkins receives outside a pack at CHF and bounces through a hurried behind off the left. (Q4 6:10)
After more repeat inside 50s for the Crows, the Cats finally rebound past midway, Cockatoo shoots from near CHF but the wind blows it just past the right goalpost. (Q4 7:14)
Cheney spoils Menzel at the hotspot but goes to ground, the ball sits up for Menzel to drop kick it through. (Q4 11:49)
Guthrie misses on the run from 45m on the flank. (Q4 13:53)
Hawkins picks up a chaos ball to the hotspot and snaps on the turn for his fourth goal! Put your glasses down, this one is done. (Q4 14:57)
Selwood clears after the next centre bounce to Hawkins at 35m on a slight angle. He misses, the wind took that one. (Q4 15:53)
The Crows go coast to coast from the kick in, Douglas is over the back and snaps a nice goal from 30m on the flank but it’s too late, she cried. (Q4 17:31)
Smith rushes a Duncan snap from the HFF on the line. (Q4 21:00)
Matt Crouch misses a mid range snap, but it’s deep in junk time. (Q4 26:22)

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