Blog log from R18 of 2017: Brisbane vs Carlton

Wright volleys wide from a ball up in the pocket. (Q1 0:13)
Taylor goes to Bastinac running to the HFF in space, misses the target but Basti butters up and shoots from 40m… narrow. (Q1 1:16)
Casboult flies high over a pack in the pocket to clunk a long McKay ball 20m out. He misses with a screwing set shot. (Q1 2:41)
Rockliff passes to the lead of Walker 35m out on the flank for the first goal. (Q1 6:56)
Mathieson draws a classic high contact free on Cuningham at a ball up 30m out on the flank, and steers through a cheap goal. (Q1 13:13)
McCluggage marks a Lester ball from the HFF to the top of the square for another one for Brisbane, they have the jump. (Q1 15:10)
Zorko snaps a trademark class finish from a stoppage on the HFF, going around the corner from 40m. (Q1 18:11)
Cox catches Fisher HTB on the wing and goes long to Walker 50m out on the flank. Walker tries a set up ball but Carlton clears. (Q1 19:26)
Zorko zips down the wing to receive and burst past two Carlton statues, he reaches 45m and bangs through another one! Lions are on FIYAH! (Q1 21:11)
Zorko marks a short Rich ball 45m out and goes around the arc to Beams 50m out in the corridor. Beams roosts through another one to extend the lead even further! (Q1 24:07)
Simpson passes to Lamb in the pocket 35m out, who misses with a tough set shot. (Q1 29:27)
Taylor just misses a flying snap from 50m on the flank after the first centre bounce of Q2. (Q2 0:28)
Wright gives to Petrevski-Seton who has a moment to steady for a snap from 45m on the flank to an empty square… it’s good. (Q2 1:46)
Hipwood leaps high in front of Jones to mark a centring Zorko ball 30m out on a slight angle. He goals to provide the instant reply. (Q2 3:28)
Hipwood marks again 45m out on a slight angle but misses. (Q2 5:28)
Berry gives to Beams who tries his luck from 50m on a slight angle… and likes it, Brisbane can do no wrong! (Q2 6:58)
McKay marks a long ball in front of McStay near the hotspot with good leap and strong hands. But he misses. (Q2 9:33)
Martin grabs the ball out of ruck near the hotspot but misses. (Q2 10:28)
Berry runs away from a stoppage on the wing and misses from 45m on the flank. (Q2 11:01)
Casboult beats Andrews to mark a long ball to the flank 20m out for his first goal. (Q2 12:48)
Cox intercepts a Simpson kick to the HFF, runs away from two opponents and snaps from 45m just before getting smashed for a fabulous goal! (Q2 16:46)
Keays gives to Witherden who lets fly from 40m on the flank, he goals too! It’s a party at the Gabba. (Q2 17:28)
Murphy passes to McKay 25m out on the flank, who misses. (Q2 19:48)
McKay marks again near the behind post, going back behind Andrews, and gets that one on target. (Q2 20:48)
Zorko yells with glee after ramming through yet another long range snap, this one from CHF after a feed from Martin. (Q2 23:13)
Beams passes to Lester at the hotspot on the end of another period of domination by the Lions. Lester joins the party with his first goal. (Q2 26:43)
Charlie Curnow marks 40m out on the flank but pulls the set shot way left. (Q3 1:00)
Cuningham marks near true CHF and also misses. (Q3 1:52)
Wright gets a set shot from 40m wide on the flank, he misses as well. (Q3 3:40)
The Lions rebound coast to coast, Keays marks a Taylor ball 15m out on the flank but he misses as well. (Q3 4:42)
Gibbs, who has been kickless so far under Rockliff’s tag, passes to Lamb 45m out on the flank who misses again. (Q3 5:55)
Cox runs from half back and has Taylor all on his own running through CHF to go on into the open goal. That was classic slingshot play. (Q3 8:20)
Cuningham roves a pack at the hotspot and just evades a lunge by Mathieson to snap truly. (Q3 9:40)
Taylor passes short to Walker near the boundary 40m out, but he misses. (Q3 11:02)
Graham tackles to force a spillage after a long ball to the Carlton square, Wright roves and goals. (Q3 16:55)
Graham snaps a goal himself after receiving from Murphy near the hotspot. (Q3 17:46)
Zorko gives a backhander to Petrevski-Seton in the centre, Mathieson gives away 50m for going on with it, SPS misses from the hotspot, home crowd cheers. (Q3 20:43)
Petrevski-Seton marks a Fisher ball 35m out on a slight angle on a slow play. He gets this one on line. (Q3 21:59)
Graham roves a Kreuzer ball to the pocket but hits the post from 25m. (Q3 28:05)
Curnow steams onto a long Simpson ball from the HFF to the hotspot for his first goal. (Q4 2:46)
Casboult drops a Murphy ball near the hotspot but butters up and gives to Simpson who fumbles… but Mathieson is pinged for contact on Simpson, who kicks truly. (Q4 4:34)
Curnow leaps in front of McStay to clunk another long ball down the flank to 25m. This to make the margin only two kicks… it’s good! (Q4 6:19)
Thomas misses from a ball up in the pocket 15m out. (Q4 8:07)
Keays marks on the lead 45m out on a slight angle. He gives off to Rich who loads up for bear from inside the centre square… massive goal! (Q4 9:41)
McCluggage passes short to Beams 45m out on the flank, who misses right. (Q4 13:11)
Hipwood receives 50m out on a slight angle and delivers what is becoming a trademark finish from downtown! Brisbane have steadied. (Q4 14:50)
Barrett stays down behind a pack on the flank, he runs on to his left boot and screws through another one from 25m. (Q4 16:00)
Wright marks 20m out on the flank on the end of a rebound for a goal. 7:56 left and four goals the difference, technically it’s still on. (Q4 19:47)
Martin marks 40m out on the flank. He gives off to Rich who hits the post. (Q4 23:17)
Casboult marks on the lead 40m out on the flank and hooks it left. (Q4 24:05)
Stoppage on the Lions HFF, Rockliff to Zorko to Beams 20m out on the flank for the official sealer with 2:47 left. (Q4 26:35)

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