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Blog log from R19 of 2016: Hawthorn vs Carlton

Blog log for Hawthorn vs Carlton, R19 of 2016

O’Brien roves a McEvoy contest in the pocket, looks for an option, none presents so he goes himself… across the face. (Q1 4:16)
McEvoy beats Weitering to mark on the HFF, plays on and finds Gunston 40m out in the corridor. Gunston’s set shot is dragged down by a strong wind and is rushed by Docherty. (Q1 6:13)
The Blues are kicking with the wind in Q1, worth at least a couple of goals. (Q1 6:53)
Burgoyne catches Silvagni HTB at the top of the Blue goalsquare to prevent a certain Carlton score. (Q1 8:29)
Gunston draws a holding free on Rowe near the hotspot, not much doubt about that one. Gunston hits the post. (Q1 8:58)
Duryea gives wide of a pack 35m out on the flank, it dribbles OOB but he gets a free for Docherty catching him high after disposal. Doc steers through the first goal. (Q1 11:13)
Gunston roves an O’Brien contest near the behind post and gives to Duryea who misses a relatively easy snap from 10m off a step. (Q1 13:13)
Breust delivers a Daicos special from the boundary 30m out off his left boot after roving an O’Brien contest. Just too good. (Q1 14:05)
Graham misses a volley from 20m out on the flank. (Q1 14:54)
Kerridge roves a stoppage near CHF but sprays the snap OOTF. (Q1 15:57)
Kreuzer marks over Gibson at the hotspot, his set shot starts straight but the wind skews it wickedly into the left goalpost. (Q1 17:24)
Boekhorst gives to Tuohy for a snap off a step from the HFF, it’s well left. (Q1 19:45)
Gibbs gives to Tuohy for a snap from the same spot on the run, this time it stays right. (Q1 21:49)
Sicily passes to Hardwick on the lead 25m out on the flank just before the QT siren blows. The first-gamer misses the lot. Hmm. (Q1 28:14)
Gibbs receives in midfield and passes to a diagonal lead by Kreuzer in front of Frawley at 40m on a slight angle. Kroze shanks it, rushed behind. (Q2 0:49)
Silvagni passes to Gibbs 45m out on the flank. Very tough set shot into the wind here… Gibbs passes instead to Cripps at true CHF. Cripps gives to Tuohy, no score results. (Q2 3:19)
Cripps roves a ball up in the pocket but has to use his left boot and snaps OOTF. (Q2 4:06)
Kerridge drops a sitter at the Blue hotspot to cough up what should have been a certain score. (Q2 7:22)
Boekhorst passes short to Buckley 35m out on the flank. Again, it’s a very difficult set shot. He misses, predictably. (Q2 8:14)
Gunston misses a screwing snap from the pocket 20m out under pressure. (Q2 10:04)
Buckley marks a Wright ball at the hotspot and belatedly kicks the first Carlton goal of the afternoon. (Q2 11:32)
Cripps runs down the wing and passes to Wright 45m out in the corridor on a fast break from halfback. Wright’s set shot falls on the behind line, Kreuzer is paid a mark but misses. (Q2 15:45)
Hardwick catches Simpson HTB on the wing, chain of Hawk possession ending with Langford going to Breust at 35m wide on the flank. Breust misses right. (Q2 18:00)
Gunston passes to Langford 45m out on the flank. Testing kick with the wind behind him but fluky… wide right again. (Q2 19:00)
Curnow gets a free for a trip by Gibson on the boundary 20m out, he plays on and hits the post just before the HT siren. (Q2 24:25)
Ceglar kicks the first goal of Q3 from a set shot from the top of the square after marking a McEvoy ball 20m on and earning a 50m penalty for a late challenge by Plowman. (Q3 2:30)
The Hawks win the next centre clearance, chain of handballs with Breust giving to Burgoyne to steer through another one from 20m on a slight angle. It’s raining goals! (Q3 3:42)
Mitchell it was, predictably, with the crucial centre clearance kick for that goal. (Q3 4:20)
Sicily gives to Hardwick on the HFF, he gets slung high by Rowe 40m out. Hardwick’s set shot is caught by the wind and drifts right. (Q3 5:20)
But Breust smothers the Docherty kick in and goals from 15m! (Q3 5:55)
Phillips uses his height to mark over Gibson 45m out on the flank. His set shot falls on the behind line, McEvoy thumps a behind. (Q3 8:06)
White jumps on a loose ball 30m out on the flank from the Hawthorn goals, two Hawks jump on him to secure the HTB free. Gunston takes the shot, but misses right. (Q3 10:20)
After a Gibbs turnover on the wing, Lewis roves a Gunston contest on the HFF, breaks a tackle and snaps a goal on the turn from near the hotspot. (Q3 11:53)
Everitt marks a Boekhorst bomb near the hotspot and steers through a rare goal with the breeze in this game. (Q3 16:13)
Simpson roves on the HFF and delivers an intelligent inside ball to Gibbs 40m out on a slight angle. Gibbs goals as well, the Blues trying desperately to stay in touch. (Q3 18:16)
Cripps is paid a free for ahold by Lewis chasing a loose ball at the hotspot. He goals as well, Carlton right back in it! (Q3 21:11)
Silvagni mows down Birchall running from the last line to force a clanger kick to Boekhorst 40m out near the boundary. Kreuzer marks the set shot near the square, Blue goal! (Q3 23:51)
Gunston passes to Lewis near the boundary 40m out, he points at the goals but passes back to Gunston near the hotspot, bit of a head fake there! Gunston kicks truly. (Q3 27:37)
Tuohy roves a Gunston spoil near CHF and screws a snap from 45m… well wide. (Q3 29:09)
McEvoy beats Rowe one on one to mark a Smith ball down the flank to 25m. Not an easy set shot from here… Big Boy makes no mistake. (Q4 2:02)
Silvagni beats Whitecross one on one to mark at the hotspot, and goals. (Q4 3:37)
Smith passes to McEvoy near the boundary 35m out on the end of a rebound from CHB started by Stratton. He misses. (Q4 5:21)
Stratton intercepts Buckley 45m out on a slight angle from the Hawthorn goal. He kicks like a backman, only a behind. (Q4 9:06)
Silvagni catches a fumbling Brand HTB in the pocket 20m out. He misses. (Q4 11:10)
Ceglar marks strongly 40m out on the flank and uses the breeze to perfection to steer through a vital goal for the Hawks. That is probably the sealer. (Q4 14:53)
Casboult volleys into the post from the top of the square. (Q4 19:10)
Hodge passes to the lead of Gunston 45m out on the flank. The clock ticks under 3:30 as he lines up, it’s too late anyway… he hits the post. (Q4 21:44)
The Blues go coast to coast from the kick in, Sumner marks near the behind post and goals. 2:17 to go, three kicks in it, not enough time. (Q4 23:25)
Burgoyne intercepts the Gibbs centre clearance at CHB to prevent any thought of a miracle. (Q4 24:23)
Breust feeds Hodge for a snap off a step from 30m on a flank, the captain steers it through in the last minute. (Q4 25:26)

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