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Blog log from R17 of 2017: Western Sydney vs Sydney

Blog log for Western Sydney vs Sydney, R17 of 2017

Greene receives and shoots from the HFF 45m out under pressure, but it’s wide. (Q1 3:38)
Greene dives full length near the turf to mark a quick Whitfield ball to the hotspot for the first goal. (Q1 4:09)
Grundy spoils Patton as they contest a Williams ball to the top of the square, it squirts for a behind. (Q1 6:49)
Hewett gets a free on Mumford in a pack just inside CHF. His set shot falls in the square and is rushed. (Q1 11:08)
Jake Lloyd snaps a goal from the hotspot after a disastrous kick in by Corr to empty grass. (Q1 12:32)
Greene reefs the ball from a pack after a stoppage at the hotspot and snaps instinctively on the turn for a very impressive goal. (Q1 15:23)
Tomlinson is a little too laconic with a kick from the last line, Papley smothers and the ball sits up for him to volley home from the square! (Q1 20:23)
Mills hoofs the ball OOTF 30m out under pressure after an inside 50 bomb by Patton. Kelly takes the free, but misses badly. (Q1 22:55)
Franklin misses a snap from the HFF. (Q1 25:21)
The Giants again get in trouble on the last line as the Swans swarm, Jones passes to Reid who marks over Kelly 20m out on a slight angle but sprays the set shot. (Q1 26:53)
The Giants can’t rebound past the wing, Kennedy receives from McVeigh and slots a running snap from 45m on a slight angle. (Q1 27:22)
After the goal, some argy-bargy off the ball following a hit on de Boer leads to a free to Robinson against Davis at the hotspot before the bounce, he goals. (Q1 28:23)
Lobb outmarks Melican at half forward from a Scully ball, wheels and centres to Shiel just inside CHF. Shiel misses after the QT siren. (Q1 31:44)
Kelly roves a Mumford contest, gets challenged by McVeigh and snaps under pressure from 35m on the flank off the left boot with a screwing ball… just narrow. (Q2 7:44)
Patton marks strongly in front of Melican 50m out on the flank, with Grundy out of position. He runs in a little right but shoots straight as a die, big goal. (Q2 9:21)
Corr falls over to allow Parker to mark a long Rohan ball near the square and goal. (Q2 11:33)
Franklin tries a right foot volley from 25m on the flank, it rolls harmlessly for a behind. (Q2 15:12)
Franklin sails through a set shot from 45m on the flank, goal umpire arches the back to watch it sail over his peaked cap. (Q2 21:40)
Franklin gets another set shot opportunity from 45m on the other flank after a free on Davis, he bangs through this one as well to kick the Swans clear nearing HT. (Q2 24:14)
Shiel releases Scully with a handball over Rampe who is playing a high defensive line in the centre, Scully scoots away to goal from near CHF. (Q2 26:44)
Patton has a few options with ball in hand on the HFF, baulks and decides to give to Kelly zooming down the boundary, he reaches 35m and shoots… threads the needle! (Q2 29:14)
Heeney gives to Parker for a quick snaps from 40m in front, but it’s well wide. (Q3 1:37)
Corr gets caught trying to run from the kick in, Rohan takes the HTB free near the behind post but hits the goal post with the set shot. (Q3 2:36)
Franklin roves a Rohan contest to a Lloyd ball and tries an off-balance left foot checkside from the boundary 20m out under heavy pressure… just narrow. (Q3 3:28)
Heeney forces a turnover at half forward with a tackle, he goes long to Rohan at the hotspot, the crumb falls behind for Jack to run into the open goal. (Q3 6:05)
Patton marks just before Newman runs into him 45m out on the flank, but misses. (Q3 7:49)
Smith turns the ball over on the HBF with a short ball and is intercepted by Patton at pretty much the same spot as his last set shot. This time Patton kicks truly. (Q3 10:24)
Hannebery goals after catching Williams HTB 40m out in front. (Q3 11:18)
Johnson gives to Kelly at half forward, he brushed off a Jones challenge and goals from the hotspot. (Q3 13:23)
Another turnover at half back by GWS, this time Papley winning a HTB free on the HFF, but Shaw rebounds. (Q3 14:58)
Patton fumbles a loose ball at half forward for Sydney, Newman pounces and snaps from 50m on a slight angle… just wide. (Q3 17:21)
The Swans again force a turnover at half forward, Jones is the beneficiary from a Whitfield cough up at CHB under tackles from Jack and Hannebery, he snaps truly! (Q3 20:08)
Smith is pinged for deliberate OOB 25m out, Whitfield gets the free and shanks it for no score. (Q3 20:50)
Haynes wins the footy in a pack on the wing with help from Mzungu, his ball down the flank is marked by Patton with strength 35m out. Big set shot… he shanks it, no score. (Q3 24:04)
Johnson, who has been quiet this evening, bobs up in classic Stevie J style to snap a quality finish from a stoppage in the pocket. (Q3 27:37)
Johnson beats Smith to a bouncing Kelly ball and gets a snap off under pressure running away from goal 40m out in front… it’s good! Game on. (Q4 1:29)
Patton gathers a bouncing Scully ball and snaps over his shoulder from 40m on a slight angle… bounces well wide. (Q4 3:39)
Franklin takes a contested grab in front of Davis 50m out near the boundary. Favoured left side for Buddy… he swings it through in trademark style! (Q4 5:04)
Rohan draws an obvious holding free on Corr as they sit under a long Franklin ball to the hotspot. He misses, though. (Q4 9:00)
Papley marks at the top of the square after yet another turnover off half back by the Giants. He goals to make it tough for the Giants from here. (Q4 9:57)
Mumford gives to Mzungu for a quick snap from the hotspot, but it’s wide. (Q4 11:22)
Mumford steers through a set shot from 20m on the flank after winning a free on Rampe. (Q4 13:29)
Jones misses a snap in space 40m out on a slight angle, had more time to steady than he knew. (Q4 14:32)
Franklin draws a very soft holding free on Davis at the hotspot one out, Buddy makes no mistake. Three kicks the difference, 7:58 left, tough from here. (Q4 19:03)
Heeney marks at true CHF, takes his full allotment of time, his set shot falls on the goal line… video review confirms touched behind. (Q4 20:55)
Mumford gets a free at a ball up at the top of the square to breathe life back into the contest with his second goal. 6:14 to go. (Q4 22:50)
Series of stoppages in congestion suits the Swans as the clock ticks near 3:00. (Q4 28:49)
Finally it’s Sydney who get the key clearance win to move forward, Franklin gathers the ball at half forward and gives to Papley over the back to run and bounce into the open goal. (Q4 29:17)
That was the sealer with 2:55 to go. (Q4 29:17)
Devon Smith gets a free for a push by Mills and bangs through a set shot from 45m on a slight angle, but it’s too late with 26 seconds left. (Q4 33:05)

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