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Blog log from R2 of 2017: Western Sydney vs Gold Coast

Blog log for Western Sydney vs Gold Coast, R2 of 2017

Griffen receives outside CHF but misses with a snap in the first 30 seconds. (Q1 0:18)
May is pinged for a throw 20m out on the flank from the Giants goal, it was Johnson’s tackle that forced it so he takes the free and goal. (Q1 1:17)
Griffen passes to Cameron 35m out wide on the flank on the end of a quick rebound started by Williams. Jezza boots his first goal of what could be a big evening. (Q1 2:45)
Barlow kicks OOTF on the HBF, Hopper goes to Greene 30m out on the flank. Greene splits the middle, Giants have the jump. (Q1 6:02)
Shaw turns the ball over to Barlow from half back, the Suns switch with Lyons finding Hall 30m out on the flank. Hall misses. (Q1 11:18)
Lobb passes to Greene 35m out on the flank with four Suns guarding space inside on a fast break. Greene misses. (Q1 13:32)
Swallow gives to Hall for a running miss from CHF on a fast break from half back. (Q1 14:32)
Reid marks on the HFF, another fast break, he gives back to Cameron who wastes it a bit with a grubbered behind with men on inside. (Q1 15:01)
Wright takes a contested grab with Williams draped all over him 45m out in front. He gets the Suns going with a nice set shot. (Q1 20:06)
Greene goals from the hotspot after Swallow is pinged for holding him without the ball. (Q1 21:33)
Thompson turns the ball over on the HBF, Greene mops up and centres to Smith 40m out in the corridor. Smith makes no mistake. (Q1 23:03)
Sexton gets caught HTB bouncing through the centre by Kennedy, Williams finds Smith in the pocket to play on and goal from 15m. (Q1 26:34)
Lobb beats Thompson one on one to mark a Wilson ball 35m out on the flank, he steers through his first goal. (Q1 29:05)
Lobb marks another Williams inside 50 in front of Thompson 40m out on the flank. His set shot hooks right to left but just sneaks inside the goalpost. (Q2 2:56)
Lynch marks an errant Barlow snap on the boundary 20m out. He plays on and misses. (Q2 4:26)
Kelly tries a snap from the pocket but Saad closes… and the ball comes off Saad’s boot OOTF. Kelly takes the free and delivers a lovely finish. (Q2 7:39)
Johnson plays for and gets a free on Saad in a marking contest for a Shiel ball to the flank 20m out. But he misses. (Q2 10:56)
Witts mops up a ground ball 45m out on a slight angle, has time to steady for a snap off a step and sails it through to minimal reaction from the Showgrounds party crowd. (Q2 11:41)
Greene marks 35m out on the flank, it’s long since deveolved into a procession and Greene is enjoying himself. Three goals for him with that kick. (Q2 13:56)
Smith gives to Haynes who misses from 40m on a slight angle. (Q2 18:43)
Martin marks in the centre and gets pushed by Shaw to concede 50m and put him at the hotspot. He goals, one bloke whistles. (Q2 21:39)
Kolodjashnij snaps truly from the hotspot after a stoppage. (Q2 27:42)
Shiel misses from the hotspot after a flowing Giant move up the guts. (Q2 28:26)
Swallow gives to Ablett for a miss from 35m near the boundary. (Q2 29:46)
Kolodjashnij receives outside a pack 40m out on the flank but sprays it OOTF off the left boot. (Q2 30:40)
Martin converts with a set shot from 45m on the flank after a free on Greene to make it three Suns goals in a row. But it’s junk time already, no chance they are winning this one. (Q2 31:47)
Martin marks a Barlow ball to the top of the square in between two Giants for the first goal of the second half. (Q3 2:21)
Ablett rolls through another one for the Gold Coast from 20m on the flank after roving a Martin tackle on Buntine. (Q3 4:19)
Kelly stops the rot with a snap goal from the hotspot after a bad turnover by foot by Thompson in the BP. (Q3 5:41)
Reid roves a Lobb contest at the hotspot but hits the post. (Q3 8:04)
Saad gets caught HTB on the wing by Griffen after four bounces out of defence, the Taranto pass goes to Cameron 40m out on the flank. Jezza goals. (Q3 10:36)
Reid misses a quick snap from a pack deep in the pocket. (Q3 13:25)
Shiel sails through a snap from the HFF on the lope under no pressure after the Suns again can’t clear half way on the rebound. (Q3 14:55)
Cameron marks 45m out on the flank after the Giants boss the next centre bounce, and boots goal number three. The procession has restarted. (Q3 16:17)
Johnson snaps a goal from 30m on the flank under pressure on the end of another flowing Giant move. (Q3 19:37)
Kennedy passes 25m out on the flank to Reid who kicks his first goal. (Q3 25:32)
Lynch hits the post from a set shot from 40m on the flank. (Q3 28:12)
Shaw soccers a behind from the pocket, a rare trip that far up for him. (Q3 28:12)
Hopper gives a Joe the Goose special for Johnson to kick his 499th league goal. (Q4 0:05)
May drops Johnson behind play to give away a 50m penalty to bring Cameron from half forward to the square for an easy goal. (Q4 0:55)
Cameron sails through his fifth goal with a snap from 50m on a slight angle on the end of another rebound. (Q4 4:51)
Taranto sets up Kelly to snap another one from the pocket after an errant Saad handball on the HBF. (Q4 7:06)
Greene runs free down the flank and hits the post from 25m. (Q4 9:57)
Barlow roves a pack in the square and rides a tackle to snap a goal. (Q4 12:32)
Smith screws through a goal from the hotspot after a hard ball get and give by Taranto. (Q4 14:49)
Ward has three bounces down the wing and goes long to Greene who draws a free on Kolodjashnij 25m out on the flank. Greene goals, four for him. (Q4 18:51)
Martin hits the post with a long range snap. (Q4 19:59)
Greene roves a Johnson ball to Cameron on the HFF and bounces through his fifth goal. (Q4 22:50)
Cameron sails through his sixth goal from the boundary on the HFF after marking a Kelly ball. The Giants are having a party, and the Suns can only watch on. (Q4 24:17)
Haynes receives from Johnson but misses from 50m near the boundary. (Q4 26:47)
Johnson misses a snap from 35m on the flank for his 500th in the last minute. (Q4 27:49)

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