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Blog log from EF of 2016: Sydney vs Western Sydney

Blog log for Sydney vs Western Sydney, EF of 2016

Rohan roves a hurried Shaw rebound kick to a contest from the BP to the HBF, he centres to Jack 40m out in front for the first score, which is a behind. (Q1 1:27)
Parker feeds Hannebery for a snap from 45m on a slight angle, he shanks it wide off his left boot. (Q1 1:57)
Richards marks a Hannebery ball 45m out on a slight angle but he also shanks his attempt, off hands for a behind. (Q1 3:33)
Kelly gives to Smith for a difficult running snap from near the boundary 25m out, it’s narrow. (Q1 4:51)
Johnson bullocks his way out of two tackles in the centre, Paul Dear style, and gives to Scully who hits Greene on a lead to just outside the hotspot. Greene misses too. (Q1 6:39)
Parker takes a contested grab in front of Patfull 35m out on the flank after a HTB free against Shiel, but he doesn’t score. (Q1 11:25)
Franklin picks up a loose ball on the boundary and centres to Papley at the hotspot, finally we have the first goal. (Q1 11:42)
Papley marks just inside 50 from a Franklin pass from the centre, Wilson is there just a tad late, the ump pays a red hot 50m penalty to ensure the goal. (Q1 13:40)
Griffen bombs long to Cameron one out with Rampe, Cameron uses his body in classic style to protect the fall and mark 10m out. Jezza checksides the first GWS goal of the day. (Q1 17:21)
Johnson gives to Greene and runs on down the flank to mark 35m out, despite a strong Mills challenge. He rushes the set shot and screws it wide. (Q1 19:28)
The Giants rebound up the guts from the last line, it almost breaks down at CHF but Patfull cleans up and gives to Smith who baulks and shoots from 45m… it’s good! Scores level. (Q1 20:25)
Richard is front and centre for a Parker clearance kick to a pack at CHF, he gives forward to Jack who does the rest off the left. (Q1 21:41)
Johnson is collected high at a stoppage near the hotspot but sprays the set shot again. (Q1 28:59)
Greene roves in the pocket and drops the knees to draw a high contact free on Mills 35m out. He plays on and screws through a fine shot for a goal! (Q1 30:26)
After a first 15-20 minutes of this game that were bloody terrible, to be honest, now we’ve got a final. Stevie J has fired up the contest with a bit of old-fashioned biff. (Qtr Time)
The Swans settled first but the Giants got their outside game going a bit. Like last night, there’s every chance this will be a ding-dong battle right to the end. (Qtr Time)
Nick Smith strips Cameron in a tackle 15m out to prevent him running into an open goal. (Q2 0:33)
Cameron marks a long Ward pass in a one-out contest with Rampe next to the hotspot. But he misses. (Q2 1:44)
Rohan passes to Franklin who uses his experience to prop and draw a free on Davis 40m out on a slight angle. Buddy shanks it right, only a behind. (Q2 4:04)
Papley’s pressured handball on the HBF is turned over, Greene baulks past Heeney and shoots from 40m for another quality finish! (Q2 9:35)
Patton roves Mumford’s contest 20m out, rides a tackle, drops it, regathers and snaps past Aliir… but the ump said he dropped it while being tackled, no score, HTB free Grundy. (Q2 12:20)
Hewett catches Wilson HTB with an assist by Franklin. He shoots from 40m on a slight angle, and makes no mistake. (Q2 14:59)
Franklin marks 50m out on a slight angle and chooses a pass to Hewett near the boundary 40m out, who misses. (Q2 16:50)
Cameron marks on the lead 45m out on a slight angle and again misses. (Q2 17:45)
Rohan mops up an errant Whitfield handball at half back, wheels to 40m on a slight angle but misses. (Q2 19:08)
Shaw smothers Kennedy in the pocket, the Giants rebound through heavy traffic up the guts, Whitfield runs hard to rove Mumford in the square and goal. (Q2 22:01)
A Nick Smith tackle on Ward in the centre in the leadup to that goal probably should have been paid HTB. (Q2 22:34)
Johnson marks 60m out on the flank, empty square so he tries an end-over-end punt… rolls into the post. (Q2 23:04)
Williams is pinged for running too far 40m out on a slight angle from the Swans’ goal, Kennedy takes the shot and steers through a big goal. (Q2 24:04)
Hewett roves and spins into a snap 20m out but the ball tips the tip of the right goalpost. (Q2 26:17)
Johnson marks 40m out on a slight angle in the seconds before HT. He misses for the fourth time in the half. (Q2 27:30)
That was a very worthy quarter of tough finals footy. Kennedy and Tippett are back on but not 100% after heavy knocks, with Mills also now looking proppy. (Half Time)
The Giants can’t quite get their kicking boots on though. Johnson has been the catalyst but 0.4 is a very poor return by his standards. (Half Time)
Coniglio roves Lobb at a ball up and gives outside to Scully for a snap across the body from 40m on the flank.. across the face. (Q3 0:47)
The Giants have the overlap on a play around the outer wing but Cameron dithers on the HFF, eventually Aliir catches Devon Smith HTB to prevent a score. (Q3 2:49)
Nick Smith roves and shoots with the benefit of a shepherd from 45m on a slight angle off a step… across the face. (Q3 3:30)
Coniglio measures a nice pass between Swans in a zone to Griffen to mark unopposed just outside the hotspot. He misses. (Q3 7:20)
Greene marks in a pack 40m out on the flank but sprays it OOTF. As in the early stages of Q1, skills are poor to begin Q3. (Q3 8:35)
Heeney is not paid a mark or free for a very late spoil by Whitfield at CHF, the Giants rebound, Greene finds Cameron 40m out on a slight angle for the first goal of Q3. (Q3 17:06)
McGlynn takes a courageous intercept mark at defensive hotspot but telegraphs his rebound kick to the HBF, Cameron spoils Rampe, butters up and rolls through a massive goal! (Q3 19:51)
Cameron is all over Rampe as the go for a bouncing pass by Scully 40m out on a slight angle, the ump pays HTB against Rampe, somewhat unluckily. Cameron boots his third in a row! (Q3 22:22)
Parker roves a pack on the wing, sprints away and passes to McGlynn leading sideways to 40m on a slight angle. He goals. (Q3 24:22)
Cameron mows down a dithering Rohan in the centre for a HTB free to stop another Swan attack. (Q3 26:07)
Tomlinson runs free down the outer wing and passes to the lead of that man Cameron 35m out on the flank, nothing Rampe could do there. Jezza misses that one. (Q3 26:47)
Heeney slips over as the ball’s kicked to him near CHB, Scully is nearby to pounce and snap across his body for a huge goal! (Q3 27:42)
A minute to go before 3QT, the Swans will hate giving up that red time score. (Q3 28:17)
Kennedy runs away from the next centre bounce and hits Papley at half forward, he goes to Franklin 45m out on a slight angle. Buddy sprays it badly, behind. (Q3 29:17)
Cameron, who hasn’t had all that great a year actually, unleashed the beast that quarter with three goals to help turn the game. Sydney are looking sore and spent. (3 Qtr Time)
Patton feeds Johnson outside a pack on the HFF, Rampe chases but Stevie J shoots from 45m… OOTF, terrible shank. (Q4 0:42)
Griffen bounces a behind from a snap off a step from 50m on the flank. (Q4 1:18)
Johnson misses another flying snap from 40m on the flank, playing on to advantage. (Q4 4:00)
Greene chases Richards down to win a HTB free just as Richards is kicking inside 50 from midfield. The Giants are nearly there. (Q4 6:30)
Greene marks on the HFF and goes inboard to Coniglio 45m out on a slight angle. Coniglio puts a cherry on top of his BOG credentials with his first goal. (Q4 9:23)
On the balance of play, that was the sealer. Sydney are beaten. (Q4 9:23)
Griffen gives to Devon Smith on the wing to bounce once and shoots from 35m on a slight angle… just wide. (Q4 16:10)
The kick in doesn’t clear CHB for Sydney, Griffen feeds Scully for a goal to kick off official junk time. (Q4 16:44)
Papley misses after a stoppage from 25m on the flank. (Q4 18:06)
Hopper strips Rampe in a tackle near CHF, he gets it back and gives to Ward to ram through another one for the Giants. Party time for about 500 people at Homebush! (Q4 21:05)
Jack goals from a pack at the hotspot after a torturous buildup, to desultory applause from the remaining Swan fans. (Q4 23:15)
Parker misses on the turn from the hotspot. Deep in garbage time now. (Q4 25:46)
Cameron snaps wide from the hotspot just before the final siren. (Q4 30:04)

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