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Blog log from R21 of 2016: Brisbane vs Carlton

Blog log for Brisbane vs Carlton, R21 of 2016

Gibbs grabs it at ground level after the Blues floated it to the top of the square. Pushed on the kick, Bryce misses the chance from close range. (Q1 2:41)
Rich produces a horrible turnover from the kick in, sending it straight down the throat of Wright with a 20 metre dab pass. Matthew goes back and sends it through from 30! (Q1 3:35)
Buckley launches to the top of the square but Merrett gives an off the ball free kikc to Casboult, after impeding Levi’s run. Levi finishes from 20! (Q1 5:54)
The Lions force the forward half turnover with Hipwood eventually grabbing the spillage. Eric flicked it over to RIch, who hammered it home from 40 at speed! (Q1 8:06)
Zorko bounds through the lines of the Blues defensive setup and eventually finds Close on the lead ahead of Weitering. Michael shoots from 30 on the flank and finishes truly! (Q1 11:51)
Rockliff produces a dart of a pass inside 50 to find the hardworking Hanley, marking unopposed after pushing into space. Pearce goes back and sends it through from 25! (Q1 12:33)
Docherty turns it over with the all important kick coming out of defence, landing in the arms of Zorko. Dayne moves it to the hot spot, and Close marks ahead of Rowe.Michael goals! (Q1 17:20)
Gibbs plays the role of provider this time, launching it to the hot spot and Jones launches well ahead of the trailing Merrett, taking the towering mark. He misses the set shot. (Q1 20:18)
The Lions then moved it from coast to coast and eventually Rockliff receives, bounces off Rowe, and taps it goalward. The dribbling effort bounces through from 25. (Q1 21:20)
Hipwood wins the one on one opposed to his veteran counterpart in Rowe, winning the free kick for holding in the marking contest. Eric kicks from the tight angle and pulls it. (Q1 22:51)
The Blues now play the coast to coast game, bursting from defence to the forward line in a matter of moment. Phillips takes the mark within the goal square and goals with ease! (Q1 24:06)
Zorko takes yet another intercept mark, reading the White kick early and marking ahead of Curnow. Boundary side, Dayne trots in and sends it through from 40! (Q1 26:21)
Walker to Taylor by hand before the Lions livewire moves it centrally, picking out Smith running hard through the corridor. Archie kicks from 20 out, directly in front, and goals! (Q1 30:04)
Zorko launches long to the Lester/Docherty matchup and Ryan takes a terrific contested grab. Ryan goes back, lines up and finishes truly from 35 on the slight! (Q2 3:26)
Cripps takes it straight out of the forward half stoppage, managing to get a step on the relentless Robinson. He immediately shoots from 30, bouncing it through for a minor. (Q2 8:28)
Zorko again provides the delivery inside 50, picking out the unmarked Hanley once more. Pearce is off with the blood rule and Dayne will in fact take the kick. He finishes from 40! (Q2 9:28)
Kreuzer receives the free kick from the centre stoppage and launches to Casboult, who predictably takes the contested mark opposed to Merrett. Levi goes back and goals from 45! (Q2 11:27)
Zorko continues his outstanding day! Dayne grabs it off the deck, waltzes past a couple and slams it through from 45 off that classy right peg! Terrific major from the Magician! (Q2 14:43)
Silvagni provides the Blues with the quick reply! Jack received out of the congestion, moves wide of the pressure and slams it home from 40. Quality strike in the traffic! (Q2 16:19)
Buckley receives the free after being illegally grappled whilst on the lead. For two in thirty seconds, Dylan shoots from outside 50 but pulls it to the right hand side. (Q2 16:56)
Jones launches himself into the five-strong pack and takes the towering grab, via the Phillips long bomb. From 25 on the slight, Liam misses poorly to the near side. (Q2 21:08)
Jansen to Hanley after Jones turns it over looking to move inside 50. Pearce then uses it by foot to the unmarked ex-Cat Walker, marking unopposed. Josh goals from 35! (Q2 23:20)
Zorko powers with ball in hand, away from the desperate Buckey before finding the chest of Close at the top of the square. The siren sounds as Michael pops it through! (Half Time)
Casboult notches the first of the third, gifting the Blues the required fast start! Wright forced the turnover and the Blues then picked out Levi on the lead. He finished from 50! (Q3 1:08)
The Lions are now the ones to force the forward half turnover, and the ball spills the way of former Roo, Bastinac. Ryan immediately throws it on the boot from 35, for a minor. (Q3 4:24)
Plowman is the next player to provide a horrendous defensive 50 turnover, managing to tumble the pill into the path of Rockliff. Tom gathers and goals from 40 on the run! (Q3 4:54)
Robinson gives away the free kick to Cripps in the one on one, after shoving Patrick in the back just 40 metres out from goal. He kicks from the slight angle and Patrick misses. (Q3 7:33)
Kerridge, Buckley, Cunningham and back to the rampaging Dylan. The youngster launches from a step inside 50 but misses to the right hand side. (Q3 10:03)
Casboult plays the rare role of provider, dabbing in a well placed pass for the leading Boekhorst. Blaine marks and kicks the major from 40 with his second touch of the day. (Q3 11:15)
Merrett took a split second too long with ball in hand, and allowed his direct opponent in Casboult to lay the tackle. The free is paid Levi’s way, but he misses the 25 metre shot. (Q3 14:14)
Rockliff, Lester and then Martin, all by foot as the Lions use it efficiently down the wing to find Stefan unopposed in the pocket. He misses the set shot with the banana attempt. (Q3 18:30)
Boekhorst to Buckley to Silvagni, as the Blues take advantage of the defensive half turnover. Jack marks out on the lead and slots the major from 45 on the flank! (Q3 23:12)
Buckley receives the 50 metre penalty after Zorko got involved in a scrap with White. Dylan shoots from 5 metres instead of 55, and predictably slots it from point blank range! (Q3 27:04)
Archie Smith wins the free kick after being impeded by Weitering in the one on one, receiving the decision for hands in the back. He misses poorly from 30 on the slight. (Q3 28:09)
Tom Cutler receives out of congestion and burns away from the wing to the half forward flank. Tom launches from well outside 50 and hammers it home! (Q3 29:20)
Tuohy belts it out the back and Casboult manages to get a step on Hammelmann, getting to the drop zone and marking unattended. Post siren he misses to the left from 45. (Q3 30:54)
Rockliff chips it into the hot spot and Close is pushed out of the contest, receiving the free that was paid against Rowe. Michael kicks from 30 on the slight and nails it! (Q4 2:26)
Hipwood is the next Lion to mark unattended as the Lions have time and space to assess options through the midfield. Eric shoots from 40 on the flank, missing to the near side. (Q4 4:27)
Gibbs charges through the corridor of the Gabba, and taps a pass to the unmarked Buckley. Dylan marks and runs on but misses poorly from 25 out, directly in front. (Q4 6:12)
Armfield sends it goalward with a snap attempt from the tight angle, out of the congestion. Levi is first in, best dressed, timing the run superbly to soccer home from close range! (Q4 7:45)
A calamity of errors by the Blues forwards as a relatively simple chance directly in front is made rather difficult. Casboult was unable to handle, but it fell to Wright to finish! (Q4 13:50)
Tuohy gets taken in the tackle but manages to chip it out to the eagerly anticipating White. Simon receives and shoots from outside 50, but misses to the left hand side. (Q4 15:58)
Simpson bullets the low pass into Silvagni, who marks strongly ahead of Hammelmann on the lead. Jack kicks from 45 on the slight and nails it for his third! (Q4 18:03)
Jansen launches it outside of defensive 50 but turns it over to Weitering. Jacob analyses the options and chips it to the unmarked Armfield. Dennis goals from 40 on the flank! (Q4 21:53)
Just under 5 minutes left and the Blues are behind by just 5 points! The comeback appears imminent! (Q4 23:21)
The Blues send it forward through Jones. Gardiner fists it high and Buckley attempts the soccer from the best part of 40. The bounce goes through for a minor score. (Q4 24:22)
Rockliff gives away the free kick to Thomas for in the back, and the former Pie will kick from the boundary just 25 metres out from goal. Dale misses to the near side. (Q4 26:46)
The Blues have 2 minutes and 9 seconds to complete the task… (Q4 26:56)
Rich takes it out of the half forward flank stoppage and launches off that left peg. The shot just misses to the left hand side of the goal. (Q4 28:22)
Robinson takes a terrific mark to take 15 seconds off the clock. Just 20 seconds is left to play as the Lions venture forward! (Full Time)

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