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Blog log from GF of 2016: Sydney vs Western Bulldogs

Blog log for Sydney vs Western Bulldogs, GF of 2016

Chaos ball floats to 40m out in front for Sydney, Jack runs back with the flight to mark then gets flattened by Wood coming the other way. No 50, Jack misses. (Q1 9:07)
Clay Smith takes a nice defensive mark but misses Macrae on the HBF, Jack roves and centres to Parker 40m out in front. Parker goals. (Q1 11:52)
Parker gets a free after the next centre bounce and goes long to the pocket where Franklin marks over two Dogs 20m out. Buddy misses. (Q1 13:43)
Clay Smith taps to Cordy who has a bit of time on the boundary 20m out and tries a checkside… catches it fat, OOTF. (Q1 18:07)
The Swans can’t clear halfback, Dahlhaus marks 45m out on the flank. His set shot falls well short to be marked in relief by Grundy. (Q1 18:35)
Cordy catches Mills HTB on the boundary 40m out, this time his set shot is of high quality, first goal for the Dogs! (Q1 20:08)
Hunter roves a Wood contest on a switch to the centre and hits Dickson on the lead in front of Nick Smith at 40m on a slight angle. Dickson makes no mistake. (Q1 22:08)
Bontempelli baulks clear in a pack on the HFF and goes to the pocket 15m out for Tom Boyd to mark in front. The million dollar Dog screws through a big goal to start Q2! (Q2 2:42)
Jones receives after a stoppage on the wing and passes to Jack 45m out in front. Jack runs in left and misses left. (Q2 4:20)
Morris kicks from the last line to a huge pack on the HBF, the Swans dominate on the ground with a handball chain that ends with Nick Smith who snaps truly from 40m. (Q2 6:05)
The Swans turn the ball over on the wing, long ball to Clay Smith 30m out, Grundy tries to mark but drops it, crumbed by Dickson who snaps across the body for his second goal! (Q2 9:50)
Hunter strips the ball from Mills on the HFF and scoops it behind for Liberatore to gather and shoot from 40m… rushed on the line. (Q2 10:37)
Picken has two Swans chasing him after he roves in the pocket, gives to Hunter who feeds him for an unlikely snap over his left shoulder from 25m… big goal in a big game! (Q2 11:50)
Richards pokes a short pass to Mitchell 45m out on a slight angle. Titch roosts an impressive set shot for a settler for Sydney. (Q2 12:27)
Rohan marks a quick kick from a stoppage 40m out on a slight angle, ump calls touched but it takes five seconds for anyone to realise… Rohan snaps unmolested and slots it! (Q2 15:51)
Another stoppage at half forward for Sydney, Franklin rides a tackle to give off, Jack gives to Kennedy for a snap off a step from 40m on a slight angle… wobbles through! (Q2 18:21)
Long Heeney ball to the hotspot, Parker goes way too early but is not pinged for a push in the back, Kennedy roves and snaps another massive goal! (Q2 19:51)
Bontempelli finds Tom Boyd over the back of Grundy at the hotspot on a pressured rebound from halfback down the members wing. Boyd makes no mistake, two goals from him. (Q2 26:17)
Mitchell snaps truly from a stoppage at the hotspot, after Kennedy gets the centre clearance ball to Jack. (Q2 28:17)
Stringer kicks quick and low from a stoppage on the HFF to the top of the square, the ball pings about then sits up for McLean to rove and snap over his shoulder for a big goal! (Q2 32:02)
That goal came in the last 15 seconds of the half. (Q2 32:17)
Tippett clunks a long, hopeful Heeney ball to a pack wide on the flank 50m out. He misses to kick off Q3. (Q3 2:03)
Long ball to the Dog square, Macrae roves and gives to Dickson whose snap is high, wobbly… but through from 15m! (Q3 4:10)
The long ball came from McLean who had drawn a high contact free with an uppercut manoeuvre. (Q3 4:55)
Macrae marks on the wing, Laidler gets there late and with speed to cannon into his back, obvious 50m penalty. Macrae lines up from 20m on a slight angle… but shanks it. (Q3 6:41)
Picken roves a stoppage at the hotspot and gives to Hunter for a snap off a step from the left boot… across the face. (Q3 8:52)
Franklin passes to Richards 40m out on the flank on a rebound from a ball up at halfback started by Naismith. Richards doesn’t score. (Q3 10:10)
A series of repeat inside 50s to Sydney. Dogs threatening on the counter. (Q3 15:23)
Franklin passes to Kennedy 40m on the flank. McLean comes back with the flight late to smash him and give away 50m. Kennedy goals from the line, Swans lead again! (Q3 16:08)
Clay Smith goes for the crumb to a long ball down the flank 35m out and falls down to draw a very soft high contact free on Hannebery. He goals, Dogs in front again. (Q3 19:29)
Hunter to Daniel for a pressured snap from near the hotspot after a run by Johannisen down the wing to break the lines. (Q3 24:51)
Johannisen runs around Kennedy on the wing and passes to Dahlhaus in the pocket, he feeds Stringer for a long snap from the HFF… wide. (Q3 26:26)
Tom Boyd marks a rebound kick to the flank 50m out by Jack. He goes back for the set shot… misses. (Q3 27:41)
Rampe gathers a chaos ball by Johannisen in the BP but dithers, Picken mows him down for a HTB free 25m out! Picken lines up from near the boundary… no score, Heeney marks. (Q4 2:46)
Hunter roves on the HBF but his handball goes to ground, Papley roves and screws a behind from the pocket 25m out. (Q4 4:51)
Papley passes to Franklin near the boundary 40m out. Wrong side for Buddy’s natural arc… but Buddy kicks straight as a die, massive goal! (Q4 7:16)
Macrae roves a stoppage near the hotspot and gives to Stringer, who else, who has been putrid today but snaps truly from heavy traffic with the class he’s always had! (Q4 11:19)
Hewett catches Matthew Boyd HTB on the flank 40m out and kicks the answering goal. This one looks like it will go down to the wire! (Q4 12:14)
Biggs has three efforts on the HFF to lock the ball in, mad scramble, shades of Q3 2008 in this, Picken picks up the loose ball at the hotspot and drives it Home! (Q4 17:17)
Johannisen gathers a panicked rebound kick by Grundy on the HFF, baulks a man and lets fly from 50m… two Swans on the line but Clay Smith shepherds it through! (Q4 19:02)
Ah, but a video review that was extremely close rules it as a touched behind! (Q4 19:47)
Macrae receives behind a pack 40m out on the flank but his snap across the body falls in the square to be rushed. (Q4 21:02)
Morris runs down Franklin in the centre, Tom Boyd roves and has three Swans nearby, he decides to bomb to the empty square… ball bounces on the line and through! (Q4 21:39)
Kennedy clears from the next centre bounce to Franklin who sprints away with a bounce down the wing and bullets a pass to McGlynn 40m out on a slight angle. McGlynn misses. (Q4 23:08)
4:26 left after that score. (Q4 23:08)
Series of stoppages on the wing as the clock ticks under 4:00. (Q4 24:14)
Macrae roves a Botempelli clearance to a pack on the HFF, he gives forward to Tom Boyd whose snap is wide. (Q4 25:05)
Picken can’t mark a long Stringer ball from the HFF but keeps his feet to rove and run into the open goal! Dogs are going to win the premiership! (Q4 26:17)
Stringer rides a tackle in the pocket and gives to McLean who is caught high by Mills 15m out, legitimately this time. He misses, siren goes, Dogs win! (Q4 29:33)

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