Blog log from R1 of 2017: Gold Coast vs Brisbane

Taylor screws a ball from the pocket to near the square for Robinson to mark and kick the first goal.
Beams takes the free for a ricochet OOTF off Rosa’s boot 20m out. He plays on and hit the post. (Q1 2:38)
Barrett shanks his inside 50 but it rolls through to Robinson who makes it look good with a nice pick up and shoot in the one motion from 40m on a slight angle… two for IQ in Q1! (Q1 2:38)
Beams gives to Taylor who tries an unlikely snap from deep in the pocket 20m over his left shoulder… wide. (Q1 6:44)
May is pinged for a throw in the goalsquare, Close takes the free and duly kicks the charity goal. (Q1 7:16)
Hipwood wins a hard footy in a pack at the hotspot and snaps another one for the Lions! They have the jump, perhaps unexpectedly. (Q1 8:31)
Zorko gets the footy outside a pack 40m out on the flank, he decides on a standing start banana and it works! Lions on FIYAH! (Q1 11:02)
Zorko mops up an errant rebound kick outside CHF, baulks a man and bombs long from 55m to an empty square… skids through for another one! (Q1 13:44)
Rich tries a similar trick from the HFF but it drifts wide and bounces into the goalpost. (Q1 15:31)
Bell sails through another unanswered goal for Brisbane from 50m on a slight angle after a rebound around member’s wing. Everything is coming up maroon! (Q1 17:36)
Lynch goes long to the square for HFF, Sexton is off balance and stuffs up the gather but he is paid a free for Gardiner getting in his back. Sexton kicks the first Suns goal. (Q1 19:15)
Ablett passes to Lynch to mark on the lead with Gardiner on his ginger deep in the pocket 20m out. Lynch misses everything. (Q1 21:03)
Lyons snaps OOTF from the other pocket. (Q1 22:00)
Wright gets a free at CHF on McStay but misses. (Q1 26:18)
Ah Chee marks on the HFF and goes wider to Barlow 40m out near the boundary. Barlow delivers a nice finish. (Q1 26:18)
Miller wins a HTB free in the pocket but misses. (Q2 0:29)
Hipwood marks 45m out on the flank but doesn’t score. (Q2 4:34)
Hipwood marks at CHF and gives to Rich loping past, who delivers a trademark long quality finish. (Q2 10:38)
Bowes intercepts a rebound kick to the wing, baulks clear and hits Lynch leading up to 45m in the corridor. Lynch hangs the set shot right. (Q2 12:01)
Fast break by Brisbane up the guts, Beams releases Bastinac to waltz to 40m on a slight angle and ram through another one. (Q2 15:32)
Martin coughs the ball up by hand near CHF, the crumb falls for Bastinac who goals again from 40m with a snap across the body! (Q2 17:19)
Ainsworth gets a free for a push by Mayes to put him 40m out in front for his first goal. (Q2 24:17)
Hall blazes from CHF but it’s OOTF. (Q2 25:04)
Taylor gives Bewick an easy snap from 15m for a goal after roving a Close contest and running around the pocket. (Q2 28:50)
Saad runs down the HFF and passes inboard to Miller 35m out on a slight angle. Miller goals like the good player he is. (Q3 1:27)
Lemmens snaps a cracking goal from near the hotspot after gathering a bouncing centre clearance near CHF, turning and baulking two men with some razzle-dazzle! (Q3 3:31)
Lester catches Hanley HTB in a chicken wing tackle 40m out on a slight angle, and converts. (Q3 5:11)
Ainsworth marks a Barlow snap from the HFF on the line, smashes his shoulder into the fence behind the goals but gets up to kick it anyway. (Q3 7:25)
Wright draws an arm chop free on McStay 40m out on a slight angle. He goals. Suns gradually shortening the lead, it is a grind though. (Q3 12:51)
Bastinac marks 35m out on a slight angle and sneaks his set shot just inside the left goalpost. (Q3 15:26)
Bewick intercepts on the HFF 50m out and goes back for the set shot. He misses right. (Q3 17:27)
Ah Chee marks an Ablett ball from outside CHF at the hotspot and goals. (Q3 19:26)
Lynch gets involved at CHb to start a rebound and sprints up to mark a Kolodjashnij ball 40m out on a slight angle. He goals. (Q3 23:54)
Hipwood gets a set shot just outside CHF, goes back and thumps a very long set shot straight through! Bit of talent, that kid. (Q3 26:17)
Schoenfeld gets a free on McStay for front on contact going for a Saad ball near the hotspot, and goals. Suns are coming, kind of! (Q3 29:20)
Hall gets a free on Rich for a block at a stoppage 25m out on the flank in the last minute before 3QT. Hall splits the middle, only three kicks in it! (Q3 31:14)
Ablett sharks a Cutler handball at half forward and gives to Ainsworth who misses from near the hotspot. (Q4 1:05)
Lynch marks in the pocket and goes back to Rosa just inside 50m on a slight angle. Rosa shanks a behind. (Q4 3:06)
Wright marks on the boundary 25m out and misses. (Q4 7:03)
Ainsworth passes to the lead of Lynch 40m out on a slight angle. Lynch steers through his second major. It’s painful, but the Suns are slowly charging! (Q4 9:48)
Hall delivers a trademark snap on the run from CHF that passes through the goals at post height! Gold Coast marching on! (Q4 10:11)
Again the Suns boss the centre bounce, Wright marks on 50m on a slight angle. His set shot hooks way left for a behind. (Q4 12:33)
Sadd scythes through traffic on the wing but misses from 50m on a slight angle. Scores level! (Q4 13:13)
Keays has a quick snap from 20m touched off the boot, it falls into the goalpost anyway. (Q4 14:26)
Rich marks just inside 50m on a slight angle with seven minutes to go… but kicks OOTF. (Q4 18:27)
Taylor receives from Bell, baulks onto his right and snaps truly from 20m out in the pocket to give the Lions a lead to defend. (Q4 19:47)
After Joyce starts a rebound from behind the centre, Lynch rises majestically over two Lions to juggle a Rosa ball to the hotspot. Lynch misses. (Q4 20:17)
Lynch gets a free on Andrews next to the hotspot for a hold, much the same spot as his last shot. He makes no mistake with this one. A point in it again! 3:09 to play. (Q4 24:17)
Keays passes to Barrett 40m out near the boundary with a minute left. Barrett misses, but thee are only 16 seconds left at the kick in! (Q4 28:17)
The siren sounds as the ball is in a big pack at the centre circle, Lions hang on! (Q4 28:48)

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