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Blog log from R7 of 2017: Gold Coast vs Geelong

Blog log for Gold Coast vs Geelong, R7 of 2017

After a miss from each side, the Suns rebound from defensive hotspot with big numbers in a convoy up the guts, Hall is forward of the pack as he so often is, goal from outside CHF. (Q1 4:36)
Hawkins marks a low bullet from Bews to 20m on a slight angle, his set shot is a slice but it goes through anyway. (Q1 6:20)
Hawkins marks near the goalpost and is put on a sharp angle near the behind post, he goals off the left boot. (Q1 10:41)
Menegola marks behind Hall at CHF and converts, a good effort for a bloke who wasn’t set to play less than an hour ago! (Q1 12:46)
Lynch boots his first goal with a snap from 20m after the crumb from his own contest 40m out is pushed to a big pack, he roved it himself! (Q1 15:21)
Lemmens passes to Matera working forward of the play 20m out on a slight angle, he plays on and screws through his first goal. (Q1 16:47)
Ah Chee marks a Witts ball 35m out on a slight angle and makes no mistake with the set shot. Suns putting up a decent showing against higher-rated opposition so far. (Q1 22:17)
Ablett marks on the boundary 55m out, runs around to 45m and decides to go himself… and threads the needle to give the home fans something to cheer about! (Q1 28:15)
Lynch baulks away from Mackie on the HFF, looks inside, goes himself like Ablett did from much the same spot… across the face, just before the QT siren. (Q1 30:27)
Lynch gives to Sexton for another goal for the Suns in the first 20 seconds of Q2, from the hotspot as easy as you like! (Q2 0:42)
Black converts a set shot from 45m on the flank to get the Cats back on track, after a short pass from Menzel. (Q2 5:07)
Menegola snaps wide after a stoppage in the pocket. (Q2 8:53)
Rosa marks at CHF and gives wide to Wright who lets fly off the right on the lope from 55m… just wide left. (Q2 10:53)
Wright sharks a handball and shoots off a step from 40m on the flank, it starts straight but wobbles left for a behind. (Q2 11:26)
Hall misses from a ball up at the top of the square. (Q2 11:53)
Saad fumbles, Lonergan hits the loose ball hard at CHF and jets away from traffic, he slams through the goal from 40m. (Q2 17:13)
Saad intercepts the next centre clearance by Selwood but turns the ball over, it’s Selwood himself who has the snap from 40m on a slight angle and makes him pay with a goal. (Q2 18:04)
Ah Chee gives to Lynch to run into the open goal after Taylor drops a defensive mark after the next centre clearance goes to the Suns. (Q2 19:23)
Mackie kicks OOTF under Ah Chee pressure in the BP. Barlow takes the free, he’s not the greatest set shot in the comp but he steers through a fabulous checkside from 20m! (Q2 22:08)
Ah Chee gathers a loose ball on the HFF and has Matera again running forward of the play, he marks 15m out and goals. (Q2 25:03)
Selwood turns the ball over by hand at CHB but Ah Chee misses the quick snap from the hotspot. (Q2 27:10)
Menzel picks up a loose ball at half forward, thence to Duncan and Mackie for the snap from 40m on a slight angle… just sneaks inside the left goalpost! (Q2 28:36)
Hall turns the ball over with a kick from half back to the centre, but Menzel misses from the hotspot on the turn. (Q3 0:49)
Hall again burns the ball with a blind kick from half back, Menegola has space to run to CHF for a snap under not much pressure… hits the post. (Q3 2:17)
Ablett passes to Rosa 45m out on a slight angle, he gives wide for Wright to snap on the run from 40m on the flank… across the face. (Q3 2:53)
On a slow play, Witts measures a lovely touch pass from the wing to 40m out on a slight angle where Wright marks unopposed. Wright doesn’t score. (Q3 3:52)
Harbrow passes to Wright just inside 50m on a slight angle. Wright puts his shoelaces right through the footy for the first goal of Q3, after seven minutes of play. (Q3 8:17)
Leslie is pinged for a rather red hot HTB free under a Kawins tackle 20m out on a slight angle. Hawkins makes no mistake with the set shot, three for him now. (Q3 10:11)
Dangerfield marks just inside 50m on a slight angle, after being involved in the build up as well. Danger runs in slightly right and shoots slightly right. (Q3 11:33)
Motlop gives to Black who snaps from 40m on the flank just before Lemmens arrives to smash him… just sneaks inside the right goalpost. (Q3 16:03)
Long ball to Hawkins one on one at the hotspot, May spoils but the crumbs falls behind, Motlop has a man on his hammer so he tries a soccer kick, it skids through! (Q3 17:18)
Swallow screws through a lovely snap from a stoppage near the hotspot to stop the Cat run on. (Q3 18:39)
Wright is paid a mark he barely held over Taylor 40m out on a slight angle, on the end of a fast rebound from the HBF. 2MP hits the post. (Q3 25:38)
Swallow passes to Witts 45m out on a slight angle, he sits it up to the square, Lyons crumbs and gets a free for high contact by Murdoch. He goals as the 3QT siren sounds. (Q3 29:24)
Martin boots the first goal of Q4 with a left foot snap from 40m on a slight angle, after having a quiet first three quarters. (Q4 1:07)
Menegola passes to Menzel to mark near the goalsquare over the outmatched Joyce. He goals, still not 90 seconds played of Q4. (Q4 2:04)
Menzel roves a speculator to the pocket and gives inside to Menegola who snaps across his body on the left boot for his third goal! (Q4 4:18)
Hall chases the crumb from a pack in the pocket, he tries a soccer from near the behind post but it’s narrow. (Q4 6:20)
Menzel roves a Hawkins contest on the HFF, runs away from Joyce and goes to the square to hit Lang in stride to run into the open goal. Cats back within a kick! (Q4 6:47)
Ablett tackles Selwood on the Cats HFF to prevent what looked like a certain score. (Q4 9:01)
Duncan turns the ball over by foot twice to May from half back to centre, the second time May hits Lynch at CHF with Lonergan injured on the HBF. Lynch misses right. (Q4 9:22)
Guthrie’s kick in to CHB is to a nest of Suns, Joyce marks and has Lynch free near the hotspot. Lynch misses left this time. (Q4 11:04)
Guthrie gives to Menegola for a snap off a step from just outside CHF… wobbles into the goalpost. (Q4 12:04)
Matera goes to Lynch from the HFF and gets bundled over after kicking, Lynch plays on to advantage into the open goal. (Q4 13:48)
Guthrie it was with the crucial FA. (Q4 13:57)
Dangerfield passes to Stanley 40m out on a slight angle, who shoots OOTF. (Q4 14:48)
Gold Coast has the overlap on a switch play around the outer wing, Sexton goes long to Miller 20m out on a slight angle. Miller misses (Q4 16:29)
Scheer bombs to a big pack at the hotspot, Lynch drops it unopposed but Miller roves and checksides the massive goal! 8:13 left. (Q4 17:31)
Swallow intercepts Dangerfield on the wing and slows things down. Still eight minutes left, bit too early for that. (Q4 18:49)
Murdoch has an acre to run on the outer wing but he shanks the kick to Barlow, the Suns rebound, Matera hits Ah Chee 40m out on a slight angle. Ah Chee kicks truly! (Q4 20:31)
It is not easy, but the Suns are gradually winning the arm wrestle. (Q4 21:51)
Six minutes left, four kicks in it. Nearly impossible from here. (Q4 21:51)
Cockatoo has a highly pressured snap from the hotspot after roving, it bounces well wide. (Q4 22:22)
Lynch misses a snap across the body from 20m on a slight angle. Five minutes left. (Q4 23:28)
Saad speeds away from a thicket of tree-like Cats in the centre and bombs long to the square, Lynch draws attention but Ah Chee marks unopposed and goals. Suns are home! (Q4 24:03)
Dangerfield feeds Duncan for a snap goal from CHF after the next centre bounce, but they don’t celebrate because they know the lady has sung already. (Q4 25:54)
Menzel volleys the spillage from a Dangerfield tackle on Harbrow and goals from 10m. (Q4 29:14)
Ablett to Lyons to Martin from congestion at CHB, then Sexton runs clear to CHF and bounces through a champagne footy goal Sun fans in full voice! (Q4 30:34)

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