Blog log from R15 of 2017: Melbourne vs Sydney

Rohan takes a big pack grab from a Jones ball to 40m on the flank for the first score… a behind. (Q1 2:49)
Lloyd passes to Rohan leading in front of Oscar McDonald to true CHF. He misses again. (Q1 3:19)
Rohan marks a Franklin pass 45m out on the flank and gives back to Buddy for the snap off the left from 50m… just wide. (Q1 6:45)
Parker roves a four man pack in the pocket and hits the post from the impossible angle 15m out. (Q1 7:18)
Franklin passes to Newman 30m out on the flank, who also misses from a tough spot. (Q1 8:04)
Rohan sits behind a pack 25m out on the flank and marks a Franklin ball on his chest, he plays on even though the ump blew the whistle for a mark, and misses. (Q1 9:32)
Hibberd runs from half back to receive on the wing after being involved at half back, his long ball is clunked by Tom McDonald 40m out on a slight angle. He goals, scores level. (Q1 11:47)
Franklin gets a free for tripping by Lewis on the wing, he goes to Reid on the boundary 25m out who misses. (Q1 19:38)
Rohan kicks OOTF on the run from 50m on the flank. Sydney has been all over Melbourne with 4:20 left in Q1 and hasn’t managed a single goal. (Q1 21:04)
Hannebery runs into Lloyd outside a pack and gets caught HTB by Hannan 40m out on a slight angle. Hannan kicks straight as a die, Melbourne in front. Funny game, footy! (Q1 23:43)
Hunt takes a grab in front of Smith at the hotspot after a reversed free on the wing. He goals as well, Demons have a highly undeserved two-kick lead. (Q1 25:47)
Petracca is released to speed away from a stoppage on the wing, he reaches 55m on the flank and loads up for bear to an empty square… it bounces through! Dees can do no wrong! (Q1 27:41)
Florent is front and centre for a Reid contest to a McVeigh ball near the hotspot, but he also snaps wide. (Q1 29:04)
Melbourne can’t clear past the wing from the kick in, Parker marks a Hannebery ball 45m out in the corridor just before the QT siren. Parker kicks the first Sydney goal, belatedly. (Q1 29:17)
Heeney gives to Kennedy after broken play on the HFF for a quick snap from 40m, but it’s just wide. (Q2 3:33)
Parker kicks from midfield to space at the hotspot, Frost and Franklin race back after it, Frost manages to rush it without attracting a free, behind. (Q2 5:41)
Franklin wins a battle of strength with Frost to take a rare overhead mark 25m out on the flank, from a Towers ball. The million dollar man kicks truly, Swans back within a point. (Q2 9:45)
Reid gets a ruck free on Gawn 50m out on the flank, ump said it was a push. Reid’s set shot doesn’t score. (Q2 15:44)
Oscar McDonald drops a relieving mark in the pocket 20m out, Parker roves but hits the post. (Q2 16:43)
Hibberd is bumped by Rohan as he kicks from the BP, skewing it straight to Newman 45m out on the flank, whose set shot is wide and rushed. Swans lead by that point. (Q2 17:44)
Another repeat inside 50 for Sydney from the kick in as it’s spoiled down, Melican gives to Heeney who has a moment to steady and snaps the goal from 40m on the flank. (Q2 18:27)
The Swans get a loose man overlap going from a rebound around member’s wing, Reid marks a Franklin ball and has Jack over the top for the Joe the Goose special. (Q2 22:42)
Neal-Bullen catches a touched Hunt ball 45m out in front with a man on his hammer and immediately throws the ball on the right boot… well wide. (Q2 24:00)
Frankin gathers a bouncing ball at the hotspot and gives to papley zipping past for a lovely screwing left foot snap across the body for another one. Sydney in full control now. (Q2 26:12)
Papley gathers a bouncing ball in the pocket, gets challenged by two Dee defenders and pokes a pass inside to Naismith 40m out on a slight angle. He misses as the HT siren sounds. (Half Time)
Tom McDonald passes to Neal Bullen 40m out on the flank on the end of a rebound around the outer wing started by Frost… his set shot falls on the line for Naismith to rush. (Q3 3:07)
Melican is pinged for a shepherd off the ball after the kick in goes to the BP, Tom McDonald takes the free 25m out on the flank and goals. (Q3 4:07)
Heeney holds Vince off the footy 50m out on the flank, obvious free. Vince goes to the top of the square, Bugg is behind the pack but his snap is touched off the boot. (Q3 6:22)
Lloyd’s short kick in is intercepted by Harmes 20m out on a slight angle, but he misses badly. (Q3 6:52)
Reid marks and goals from close range to steady the Sydney ship. (Q3 13:05)
Towers passes to Franklin on the end of a flowing rebound around member’s wing. Buddy lines up 50m out on the flank, runs in left as always but shoots right. (Q3 15:23)
Lloyd is on his own at CHF for a give wide of congestion, he takes a few steps to 45m and stabs through another one for Sydney. Things looking grim for the Dees with Viney injured. (Q3 17:03)
Kennedy gives to Papley for a snap after a stoppage 30m out on the flank, but he shoots OOTF. (Q3 19:52)
Franklin takes another overhead mark, this time 50m out on the flank in front of Frost, set up for a Buddy play on special and he duly delivers! (Q3 20:35)
Reid beats White with strength to push off and mark a Rohan ball 40m out on a slight angle, but he kicks OOTF. (Q3 22:38)
Melksham snaps a big goal from the HFF to start Q4 after Petracca keeps a rebound going with a big grab on the wing. (Q4 0:49)
Hannan catches Hewett HTB 50m out on the flank, zigged when he should have zagged. He misses. (Q4 2:55)
Stretch gets a rather soft free on Lloyd 50m out on a slight angle and gives off to Vince who had kicked it to him… Bernie sprays it. (Q4 5:02)
Jetta is the man in the hole in front of Franklin, but he drops a relieving mark in the pocket and the crumb falls for Buddy who turns and performs a Daicos special from 20m! (Q4 7:11)
That is just about the sealer. Melbourne don’t have the cattle, and should have really lost this game a long time ago. (Q4 7:31)
Franklin misses a snap from 55m on the flank. (Q4 8:45)
Papley rolls through a behind from the pocket. (Q4 14:13)
Franklin marks and boots his fourth goal from 40m on a slight angle. This one is over. (Q4 17:17)
Towers misses a snap from half forward. (Q4 18:13)
Petracca bounces through a goal from a snap from the HFF, but it’s too late by now. (Q4 19:59)
Papley is over the back to mark a Jack ball 15m out and goal. (Q4 21:41)

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