Blog log from R14 of 2017: Geelong vs Fremantle

A lull very early as Joel Selwood is stretchered off. (Q1 1:46)
After Selwood ends up jogging off, Ballantyne has a free from that clash 40m out on a slight angle, but misses. (Q1 4:01)
Hawkins runs back behind Johnson to mark a Menegola ball to half forward on a rebound, he goes to Menzel at the hotspot. Menzel kicks the first goal. (Q1 9:55)
Guthrie kicks into the man on the mark on a slow play on the wing, Bradley Hill roves and scoots away down an empty wing, he reaches 40m and bounces through the turnover goal. (Q1 16:32)
Johnson overcommits to the front of a contest to a Dangerfield ball to half forward, Menzel is over the back to mark, turn and goal from 40m on a slight angle. (Q1 25:17)
Dangerfield gets a HTB free on Suban plus 50m to bring him 40m out on a slight angle, but he misses. (Q2 1:15)
Walters marks behind a McCarthy contest 15m out on a slight angle to level the scores with his first goal of the afternoon. (Q2 2:24)
Credit to Deluca for the goal assist inside 50 kick from outside CHF. (Q2 3:15)
Deluca misses a left foot snap from 40m on the flank. (Q2 3:45)
Ballantyne marks 40m out on a slight angle on a fast break, Deluca again with the pass. Balla goals despite boos from the Kardinia faithful with long memories, Freo hits the lead! (Q2 5:40)
Dangerfield roves a stoppage on the HFF, swerves clear for a shot from 40m, but bounces it across the face. (Q2 9:03)
Mundy passes to Ballantyne at CHF, he plays on to baulk around Menegola on the mark and goals from 40m on a slight angle. (Q2 9:59)
Tucker sails through another goal for the Dockers with a snap from near CHF, after Mundy clears from a stoppage at the hotspot to Ballantyne who gives outside. (Q2 12:01)
Mackie misses a snap from a pack 40m out in front. (Q2 15:07)
Long ball to the Freo hotspot, Mackie flies over the top to spoil but he punches it straight down, Walters is front and centre and he throws it on the boot… wobbles through! (Q2 18:16)
Ryan drops a relieving mark on the HBF, Scott Selwood gets a snap off from 40m but across the face. (Q2 20:48)
Neale is released by Walters to scoot away from a stoppage on the wing, he reaches 45m on the flank and bounces through another one for the Dockers! Credit Darcy as well. (Q2 21:56)
Johnson and Blakely start a rebound from behind the wing, the switch is on, Bradley Hill passes to Tucker 50m out on a slight angle who bangs through another one! (Q2 24:41)
Motlop receives from Duncan and has space for a bounce and steady for a screwing snap from 30m on the flank, that goal stops the rot for Geelong. (Q2 25:49)
Hawkins passes to Stanley wide on the flank 30m out to mark in front of Darcy, who misses. (Q2 29:11)
Stanley marks the kick in on the HFF and sends it back to the top of the square where Menzel leaps over Johnson to mark and goal as the HT siren sounds. (Q2 29:56)
McCarthy snaps truly from a stoppage 40m out on a slight angle to begin Q3 the way Freo played for most of Q2. (Q3 2:06)
Spurr kicks blind from a stoppage in the BP but straight to Tuohy just inside 50m out on the flank. Tuohy sails through a trademark howitzer for a goal. (Q3 4:17)
Menegola is released to run down the flank and shoot from 30m with no pressure but he misses, the crowd goes aww. (Q3 7:32)
Kersten burns the ball at half back straight to Kolodjashnij who passes quickly to Scott Selwood 40m out on the flank. Selwood misses. (Q3 10:44)
Stephen Hill kicks from the wing to the hotspot, Neale contests of all people, Walters can’t crumb it but Tucker can, left boot, goal! (Q3 17:05)
Geelong is like a heavywright prizefighter on the ropes, bloodied and not far away from the ref stopping the fight. Freo just has to deliver the coup de grace. (Q3 18:02)
Weller gets a set shot from 50m on a slight angle, kicking into the wind and misses. (Q3 18:36)
Hawkins marks in front of Logue on a slow play on the flank 50m out. The Tomahawk misses the lot, hits the behind post OOTF. (Q3 21:00)
Johnson’s rebound kick to the HBF is intercepted by Duncan who sits a kick up to the pack at the top of the square, Menegola roves and goals. (Q3 22:29)
Ballantyne gives to Suban after a chain of handballs through the centre following the next restart, Suban runs to true CHF and bounces through the instant replying goal! (Q3 23:44)
Tuohy marks 40m out on the flank and kicks another big goal from long range, much needed by the Cats nearing 3QT. (Q3 27:02)
Dangerfield takes a pack mark 55m out on the flank and goes back for the set shot just before the 3QT siren… bounces behind the pack for a behind. (Q3 30:00)
Dangerfield chases down Tucker on the wing to force a turnover, he races to the HFF, eventually Motlop gives to Parsons who goals from the hotspot. (Q4 3:11)
Long ball to the hotspot after Stephen Hill is pinged for deliberate OOB, the crumb falls over the back where Parsons roves, breaks a tackle and runs into the open goal! (Q4 4:29)
Dangerfield roves a Stanley contest in the pocket and gives to Parsons whose snap is too short and intercepted for the rebound. (Q4 6:59)
Menzel snaps wide from 40m on a slight angle around the corner. Geelong is pumping with great force, crowd is up and hooting! (Q4 7:31)
Logue fumbles on the wing and the Cats pounce, Guthrie passes to Hawkins 40m out near the boundary. Tough kick into the wind from here… narrow. (Q4 8:31)
Motlop runs down the wing and goes long for Hawkins who puts a boot into the back of Johnson to mark 40m out on a slight angle. The Tomahawk goals, Geelong hits the front! (Q4 9:31)
Kersten, who has had a dirty day, dives and marks a Weller ball 45m out on the flank. The crowd boos the former Cat, misses left to bring the game to equilibrium. (Q4 17:31)
Stanley stands tall to mark a Menegola ball from the wing to the hotspot. He misses, Cats lead by that behind. (Q4 19:32)
Lonergan passes to Hawkins 40m out on the flank after Tucker kicks OOTF. He misses as well. (Q4 19:59)
6:11 at the kick in, anyone’s game. (Q4 20:46)
Cats three men down, Freo lacking confidence away, it’s on a knife edge. (Q4 20:57)
Menegola gives wide of a pack at the hotspot to Duncan standing flat footed 35m out on the flank, he tries a checkside that doesn’t work, behind. (Q4 22:32)
Fremantle is trying to rebound but as it has all day, it is struggling to find link up players and has to crab its way forward from stoppages. (Q4 23:33)
Haling marks a Blicavs inside 50 at defensive hotspot and starts a rebound, Ballantyne has the ball in the centre with McCarthy running back, he goes himself but Taylor mops up. (Q4 24:54)
Bradley Hill gets a holding free at a stoppage on the wing, starts a switch, Bews gives away a free forward of the wing for Freo, 2:25… (Q4 26:00)
Ryan can’t mark the inside 50 kick, series of stoppages at the Docker hotspot as the clock ticks under 2:00. (Q4 26:55)
Dangerfield clears to the wing, Hamling spoils Menzel, ball in, 1:42. (Q4 27:27)
Dangerfield gets a free for a hold by Neale and kicks down the line, ball in behind the wing for Freo, 1:15. (Q4 27:58)
Dangerfield roves but kicks OOTF, 1:05 left. (Q4 28:33)
Stephen Hill plays on but Mackie intercepts on the wing, Hamling marks on the HBF, rebound switch via Johnson, turnover… (Q4 28:57)
Another Docker rebound started by Johnson, Mundy, Cox, Weller, Bradley Hill gives to Walters who has a snap to win the game from the hotspot, wide, siren goes, Cats win! (Q4 30:01)

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