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Blog log from R1 of 2017: Fremantle vs Geelong

Blog log for Fremantle vs Geelong, R1 of 2017

Duncan marks just outside 50m on a slight angle and rides the wind to kick a behind. (Q1 8:49)
On a fast break rebound, Fyfe receives from Ibbotson in the centre and goes long to Langdon 25m out on the flank. Langdon steers through the first goal. (Q1 9:30)
Motlop snaps quickly outside a pack at half forward, the ball bounces in front of Hawkins who fends Weller off the drop, the ball rolls through! (Q1 12:31)
Lincoln McCarthy wins a HTB free near the hotspot and kicks his first goal. (Q1 17:56)
Murdoch sails through a booming snap from outside CHF to continue the Cat surge. (Q1 19:24)
Hamling chooses to try to mark a long Parfitt ball to the hotspot but Dangerfield hangs on playing in front for his first goal. (Q1 22:19)
Hawkins tries a Daicos special from the pocket, it bounces past Menzel and through! (Q1 26:34)
After a Fyfe screamer on the wing, Suban takes a contested grab from a Mundy ball to 35m on a slight angle. Suban chips it straight. (Q1 28:35)
Stephen Hill passes short to Griffin 35m out on a slight angle. Griffin hits the post. (Q1 30:29)
Blakely catches Motlop trying to run away from a stoppage 45m out on a slight angle. His set shot wobbles near the goal post, did it touch? Score review… yep, smashed the post. (Q2 1:43)
Parfitt passes to Menzel 35m out on the flank, who boots his first goal of the season. (Q2 5:41)
Selwood is caught high at a stoppage on the HFF, he passes to Dangerfield leading up from the square to the hotspot. Danger makes no mistake. (Q2 7:54)
Menzel dives to mark a Cockatoo ball just inside true CHF in front of Ibbotson. He hits the post. (Q2 9:59)
The kick in by Johnson doesn’t clear defensive hotspot, Hawkins intercepts and snaps truly to quieten the Home crowd down considerably. (Q2 10:34)
Neale leaps over Mackie to mark a Stephen Hill ball to the hotspot for a goal. (Q2 12:06)
Blicavs intercepts on the HFF and goes short to Horlin-Smith 40m out on a slight angle. GHS misses. (Q2 16:34)
Cam McCarthy misses from a stoppage in the pocket. (Q2 18:32)
Weller burns the ball from the last line to a one-on-three, Hawkins feeds Menzel who screws through the turnover goal from 25m on th eflank. (Q2 21:19)
Mundy hits the post with a snap from a stoppage near the hotspot. (Q2 24:53)
Motlop joins the party with a goal from the hotspot after Hawkins roves a pack at half forward and gives tom him cheating forward of play. (Q2 27:34)
A melee in the vortex pocket ends with Ruggles being pinged for contact on Stephen Hill 45m out. He goals, the home crowd have something to cheer about at last! (Q2 30:33)
Taylor marks a Selwood ball near CHF and gives to Tuohy who delivers a trademark howitzer for a goal as the HT siren sounds! (Half Time)
Walters passes to McCarthy 50m out on a slight angle. McCarthy, who had a forgettable first half, misses. (Q3 3:15)
Stephen Hill centres from the pocket to Fyfe 20m out on a slight angle for his first goal. (Q3 5:17)
Duncan is Johnny on the spot for a blind Johnson rebound kick from a stoppage in the BP to 40m on the flank. He delivers a lovely straight kick. (Q3 7:31)
Cockatoo misses from a phone box at the hotspot. (Q3 13:41)
Cam McCarthy checksides a behind from 35m on the flank. (Q3 15:17)
Griffin marks on the HFF and doesn’t score. (Q3 16:31)
Lincoln McCarthy marks in front of a pack at the hotspot and duly converts. (Q3 19:02)
Hawkins pushes off Dawson and marks an intelligent Selwood ball to 50m on the flank. He roosts a lovely set shot using the breeze for his third major. (Q3 20:46)
Stephen Hill baulks out of heavy traffic at CHF, turns and finds Walters with a low bullet to 35m. Son-Son just sneaks the set shot inside the left goalpost. (Q3 25:33)
Stanley gets a set shot in the vortex pocket 35m out. He just misses. (Q3 27:30)
Pearce roves a Fyfe contest at the hotspot and gives to Bradley Hill for a snap goal. (Q4 1:26)
Dangerfield sprints away from the next centre bounce and gives wide to Lincoln McCarthy who goals from 45m. (Q4 3:08)
Langdon misses a shot from the HFF. (Q4 6:13)
Bradley Hill passes to McCarthy leading up the guts to 45m. Cam misses. (Q4 7:25)
Cockatoo marks in front of two Dockers on the wing, turns and speeds away with three bounces down the flank, has a man for the give but goes from 30m with a checkside… good! (Q4 10:48)
Dangerfield does something similar, only one bounce this time after a gather but he decides to give to Hawkins and that is the wrong decision as the Tomahawk is spoiled, behind. (Q4 11:41)
Cam McCarthy produces a party trick from the pocket for his first goal in Fremantle colours, but that is the definition of belated. (Q4 15:20)
Blakeley receives and goals off a step from 40m on a slight angle, after McCarthy had kicked inside 50. (Q4 17:31)
Pearce gets some more junk. Five minutes of game time left, absolutely no point to the rest of the game… unless you’re a fantasy coach! (Q4 23:34)
Menzel misses a snap from 40m on the flank. (Q4 24:09)
Dangerfield marks at the hotspot and kicks another one. Yawn. (Q4 25:56)
Johnson is given a rather soft marking contest free on Henderson 45m out on a slight angle. He misses everything. (Q4 27:39)
Motlop gathers an errant Menzel snap near the behind line and screws through a typically mercurial finish from the boundary 15m out. (Q4 29:27)
Griffin marks at the top of the square just before the final siren, and hits the post. Yep. (Q4 30:42)

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