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Blog log from EF of 2016: Geelong vs Hawthorn

Blog log for Geelong vs Hawthorn, EF of 2016

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Bartel is outside a pack on the HFF for a ball that randomly squirts out, he finds Motlop over the back of Birchall in the square for the first goal. (Q1 3:10)
Shiels gets a free on Blicavs for holding the man at a stoppage on the HFF, and centres to Smith 50m out on a slight angle. Smith kicks OOTF. (Q1 5:55)
Puopolo toepokes to Mitchell in the pocket who just misses around the corner off the left from 20m. (Q1 10:47)
Hill and Puopolo do a highly pressured one-two in a phonebox in the pocket after a Lewis ball to a contest, Hill runs around and kicks the first Hawthorn goal from 15m. (Q1 14:41)
Hodge releases Howe for a gallop up the wing and long bomb to Rioli who draws a holding free on Kolodjashnij 40m out on a slight angle. Cyril shanks it way right, only a behind. (Q1 19:07)
Puopolo snaps across the face and OOTF under pressure from 35m on the flank. (Q1 19:29)
Hawkins has the sit on Frawley for a long ball to 25m on the flank, puts out his knee and duly takes a screamer. The Tomahakw goals. (Q1 23:27)
Hodge drops Joel Selwood off the ball then gives away 50m for abuse. Selwood goals from near the hotspot. (Q2 0:56)
Dangerfield clears from the next centre bounce, Stanley marks near the boundary 40m out but misses. (Q2 2:36)
Rioli runs back behind Guthrie to mark a nice long Gunston ball down the flank to 25m. He kicks his first goal of the evening. (Q2 4:01)
Stratton bumps Frawley off a contest with Hawkins to let the Tomahawk mark a Guthrie clearance near the hotspot with ease for his second goal. (Q2 5:41)
Mitchell speeds away from congestion on the wing and hits Rioli on the HFF, who goes inside to Gunston 50m out on a slight angle. Gunston doesn’t score. (Q2 9:02)
Burgoyne sharks a pressured handball by Menegola at a stoppage on the HFF, he punches a low dart through from 45m! (Q2 10:12)
Whitecross does a one-two with Birchall at halfback, gallops up the wing and hits Breust running back to 40m on the flank. Breust splits the middle. (Q2 13:48)
The Hawks work through a nest of seemingly every Cat on the ground to smuggle the ball from centre wing to the goalface, Gunston to Breust for the goal to put them in the lead! (Q2 17:42)
Duncan raises the arm in classic Selwood style to draw a free on Smith 20m out in the pocket. He doesn’t score, the Hawk fans cheer. (Q2 20:43)
Fitzpatrick is the rover for a Hodge kick to Gunston 20m out, the big ruckman misses on the turn off the right boot. (Q2 24:07)
Howe marks the kick in and centres to Burgoyne 45m out on a slight angle. Junior hangs it right, just. (Q2 24:58)
Fitzpatrick is Johnny on the spot for another loose ball on the HFF, he just misses from 45m. (Q2 26:13)
After Blicavs monsters Lewis off the fall, Caddy marks at the top of the square in front of Schoenmakers to steady the Cats. (Q2 27:25)
Stratton passes to Schoenmakers to beat Ruggles one on one and mark 35m out on a slight angle. Schoenmakers goals in the last minute before HT. (Q2 31:02)
After a tight Q1 in greasy conditions that don’t suit either side, the Hawks unleashed some of their trademark pressure play to set up a small lead. They could be further in front. (Half Time)
As usual, the Cats are struggling for targets other than Hawkins. Not that the tall Hawks are much to write Home about, with Gunston scoreless. (Half Time)
The (still small) difference is the Hawk small forwards, who have manufactured better opportunities. There are likely to be many more twists in this tale, of course. (Half Time)
Hawkins roves a loose ball at half forward and pokes a short one to Dangerfield at true CHF. This is the sort of thing they need from Paddy… but he shanks it left. (Q3 1:04)
Rioli takes a screamer over Enright on the HFF from a low Mitchell bullet, jumps up and hits Gunston 35m out down the line. Gunston kicks truly. (Q3 5:04)
Zac Smith gives to McCarthy to snap truly from near the hotspot after Guthrie clears from a stoppage on the HFF. (Q3 7:05)
Hill roves a big pack at the hotspot and sums it up with a high handball away from congestion, McEvoy taps to Breust who gives a Joe the Goose special to Gunston for his second. (Q3 11:15)
Bartel centres to the square, Hill spoils, does Motlop get a boot to it on the line? Video review confirms it’s a behind. (Q3 12:35)
White cross intercepts Mackie’s rebound kick on the wing and hits Fitzpatrick on the lead 40m out on the flank. Fitzpatrick misses. (Q3 14:30)
Hill’s pass down the HFF misses two Hawk fliers, turns into a chaos ball that favours Schoenmakers who rides a tackle and his luck and goals from 15m! (Q3 17:05)
Burgoyne gives to Hodge who misses the lot off a step from the hotspot. (Q3 18:21)
Hawkins catches Frawley HTB on the wing, goes long to near the hotspot where Menzel flies to mark and goal. Big one for Geelong in Q3 red time. (Q3 21:36)
Selwood and Dangerfield are involved in another centre clearance, McCarthy snaps truly from half forward to bring the Cats back within a kick once again. (Q3 23:21)
Enright snaps wide from a stoppage near the hotspot. (Q3 25:37)
Motlop roves a long Dangerfield ball to Hawkins, and gives to Blicavs to put the Cats back in front with another big red time goal! (Q3 26:51)
Dangerfield is pinged for deliberate OOB 35m out, no complaints from him. Breust takes the kick, and threads it for his third goal! (Q3 30:06)
Actually it was Lonergan whom the FA was against. (Q3 30:36)
Duncan clears from the next centre bounce, Motlop wins a wrestle with Duryea to mark near the hotspot. Motlop steers through his second goal to restore the lead going into 3QT. (Q3 32:07)
Gunston roves a loose footy on the HFF and gives to Schoenmakers who pivots and centres to Rioli 40m out on a slight angle. Cyril makes no mistake, Hawks lead. (Q4 3:42)
Fitzpatrick pokes a pass from half forward to Breust 40m out on a slight angle. Breust sprays it right. (Q4 5:20)
Two hawks spoil a long ball to Smith but the Cats swarm the fall, Dangerfield gives to Guthrie to screw through a goal. Cats lead. (Q4 6:39)
Looks like it might be one of those quarters! (Q4 7:07)
Gunston switches from the wing to McEvoy to release Burgoyne, he runs to 45m on a slight angle and roosts through a trademark silky finish! (Q4 8:07)
Bartel passes to Cowan 50m out on a slight angle. Cowan has the leg, but hits the post. (Q4 14:17)
Gunston gets a shepherd from Duryea so he can run to 55m on the flank and let fly, but his snap is narrow. (Q4 18:32)
Stratton goes to ground after spoiling Hawkins, Hawkins regathers and gives to Stratton’s man Motlop who snaps around the corner from 40m on the flank… wide. (Q4 19:50)
Rioli gathers a loose ball at CHF and gives to Shiels who snaps across the body, the ball bounces… just wide. (Q4 20:35)
Caddy is all on his own in the pocket to mark and play on into the open goal after Joel Selwood rides a couple of tackles to set up the goal. Cats stars stand up! 4:15 left. (Q4 22:18)
Hill spoils Cowan in the pocket, throw in, 3:30. (Q4 23:20)
Secondary stoppage in the Cat FP, 3:22. (Q4 23:48)
Motlop soccers wide from the stoppage, 3:11. (Q4 24:16)
The Hawks switch around the southern side but the Cats win it back on the wing, 2:23. (Q4 24:59)
Motlop’s kick to Hawkins dribbles OOB in the Cat FP, 2:07. (Q4 25:35)
Hodge starts the rebound, Whitecross falls into a Joel Selwood tackle and gets a high contact free on the HBF, 1:21. (Q4 26:19)
Motlop bounces a behind from the pocket after pickpocketing Hodge, 0:34. (Q4 27:06)
The Hawks rebound quickly, Duryea to Breust 50m out, he plays on but gets smothered, he recovers and finds Isaac Smith to mark 30m out on a slight angle, siren sounds! (Q4 27:48)
Isaac Smith hooks it way right, Cats win! (Q4 28:08)

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