Blog log from R23 of 2017: Geelong vs Western Sydney

Patton marks a quick Ward ball from midfield in front of Taylor 35m out in front, he kicks the first goal in the first minute. (Q1 1:04)
Duncan intercepts a Haynes rebound kick 50m out on the flank and sails through the first goal for the Cats. (Q1 3:50)
Greene runs through CHF in space and skids through a snap from 45m for a goal after Hawkins kicks into Davis on the mark on the wing. (Q1 7:06)
Haynes blocks a soccer kick by Parfitt near the hotspot, the ricochet falls nicely for Selwood to snap off a step from 35m for an opportunist goal. (Q1 7:50)
Williams gets back just in time to rush a Duncan snap from the HFF after Haynes kicks into Menegola on the mark on the wing to start a fast break. (Q1 9:37)
Duncan plays on to advantage on the wing to pass to the lead of Hawkins 30m out on the flank. The Tomahawk shoots just wide left. (Q1 11:02)
Parfitt marks on the HFF and passes to Motlop on the boundary 35m out. Motlop checksides across the face. (Q1 12:30)
Lobb kicks blindly from a call up at the Cat hotspot to CHB but Menegola marks behind Tomlinson and gets his set shot on line from just inside 50m. (Q1 14:30)
Duncan passes to Hawkins who marks despite heavy contact from Davis 35m out wide on the flank. Hawkins swings through a nice set shot for his first of the evening. (Q1 18:27)
Ward runs from a stoppage on the wing and hits Deledio on a short pass on the HFF, Lids plays on to shoot to an empty square from 50m… bounces through! (Q1 22:01)
Bews does a one-two with Menegola after the next bounce and kicks up the guts to 40m where Menzel marks and goal. (Q1 23:35)
Greene marks 40m out on the flank after the Giants pick their way through the Cat zone with short balls around the outer wing. He misses. (Q1 27:34)
Motlop passes to Zac Smith on a rebound up the guts to 40m in the corridor. Smith misses. (Q2 1:22)
Devon Smith gives from a pack on the HFF forward to Lobb who just misses on the run from 40m. (Q2 3:04)
Shiel gives to Williams for a snap behind a pack on the HFF after a stoppage, but it’s wide from 40m. (Q2 4:20)
Coniglio comes flying in late from behind to tackle Stewart as he snaps from near CHF, just enough pressure to force the kick to skid wide. (Q2 5:33)
The Giants can’t clear half back from the kick in, Buzza marks 20m out on the flank and steers through his first goal of the evening. (Q2 6:32)
Coniglio gives to Devon Smith who snaps around the corner from 40m on a slight angle… wide, disappointingly. Had more time than he knew. (Q2 9:42)
Buzza marks in front of a pack 40m out on the flank, Tomlinson going under the footy. He shanks it OOTF. (Q2 11:48)
Cameron marks over Bews near the hotspot and kicks a much-needed goal for GWS. (Q2 13:48)
Kelly passes short to Patton 30m out on the flank after good link work by Greene on the wing. Patton shots well wide right. (Q2 18:04)
Cameron marks in the centre, wheels on the left and hits Devon Smith 40m out on a slight angle. Smith’s set shot is straight but short, off hands for a behind. (Q2 22:04)
The Giants rebound from the last line started by Davis, Coniglio attacks to the centre and the Giants have a loose man, Greene is last in the chain to snap truly from the hotspot. (Q2 24:04)
Menzel misses from the boundary 20m out. (Q2 25:04)
Duncan kicks across half forward to Zac Smith who plays on to 45m on a slight angle and hits the post. (Q2 26:01)
Tomlinson is pinged for a hold on Buzza 40m out on a slight angle, but Buzza misses. (Q3 2:12)
Kolodjashnij intercepts Kelly on the wing and goes back to the HFF, Menzel roves and screws through a goal from 35m off his left boot. (Q3 5:12)
Bews has a flying snap from 55m on the flank after a give from Dangerfield, but it’s well wide. (Q3 6:34)
Devon Smith flashes through a ball up 20m out in the pocket but screws his difficult snap into the post. (Q3 7:57)
Hawkins toepokes the crumb from his own contest at half forward towards the hotspot for Motlop to gather and goal just before the cavalry arrives. (Q3 8:25)
Shaw holds Menegola to give away an obvious free 45m out on a slight angle. Menegola converts, Geelong are kicking away now. (Q3 10:00)
Williams gives to Selwood at a stoppage on the wing and the Cats are away, but Parfitt shoots across the face from 45m on the flank. (Q3 12:55)
Hawkins passes to Menegola on the boundary 40m out, who misses. (Q3 16:13)
Scott Selwood passes to Taylor 45m out on the flank on the end of a flowing rebound move started by Duncan on the last line. Dangerfield roves the pack in the square to goal! (Q3 18:23)
Motlop intercepts at half forward and passes to Henderson in the pocket 20m out, he goals as well! That is the sealer, if any was needed at this point. (Q3 21:53)
Henderson is pinged for a jumper tug on Cameron at the hotspot, albeit Cameron was also holding. Jezza kicks his second goal, to the hoots of Home fans. (Q3 23:42)
Bews picks up a loose ball in the centre and gives to Murdoch who goes long to the square from the centre, Lobb loses track of the bouncing ball and fails to touch it, goal Cats! (Q3 25:58)
Hawkins marks at half forward and passes to Buzza 25m out on the flank, who misses badly. (Q4 1:06)
The Cats apply frontal pressure at half forward to force the turnover with a string of tackles, Murdoch is the beneficiary to snap the goal from the HFF. (Q4 2:27)
Ward marks just inside true CHF and hits the post. (Q4 4:07)
Ward has another chance with a running snap from 45m on a slight angle after a give by Mumford, but that one sails wide too. (Q4 5:22)
Patton pirouettes at half forward and sprays OOTF, much to the delight of the Cat fans. (Q4 11:21)
Cameron leaps and marks in front of Henderson 40m out in the corridor, and boots his third goal. (Q4 12:58)
Greene plays on after marking near CHF, his long ball falls on the line, did Lonergan touch it? Video review, confirmed a goal. (Q4 17:08)
Greene misses a set shot from the boundary 35m out. (Q4 19:06)
Hawkins marks 40m out on a slight angle in front of Wilson, but misses. (Q4 25:07)
Menzel goes long to the square from half forward, Hawkins runs back ahead of Shaw to mark and goal. (Q4 25:50)
Menegola marks 45m out on a slight angle and kicks goal number three in the last minute. (Q4 27:47)

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