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Blog log from SF of 2017: Geelong vs Sydney

Blog log for Geelong vs Sydney, SF of 2017

Papley runs away from a ball up on the wing and goes long to Reid who runs behind Stewart to mark near the top of the square for the first goal. (Q1 1:59)
Dangerfield beats Rampe and juggles a Kolodjashnij ball to mark next to the hotspot for the quick reply. (Q1 3:47)
Menzel goes long to the pocket where Dangerfield gets a very soft free on Mills one out 15m out. He goals again. (Q1 6:46)
Towers roves his own tap at a ball in on the HFF and pokes a kick to the top of the square, Jack volleys from the Sinclair contest through to level the scores. (Q1 14:49)
Dangerfield gets another extremely soft free for a fingernail on his shoulder by Rampe 30m out on the flank, but he kicks OOTF. Footy gods sigh. (Q1 15:55)
Another inside 50 target to Dangerfield but it’s Menegola who drifts in front to mark the Parfitt kick 20m out on a slight angle and goal. (Q1 18:40)
Rohan pressures Stewart into coughing up the ball by hand near the Swan hotspot, but Newman’s quick snap hits the post. (Q1 21:25)
Henderson is pinged for deliberate OOB 30m out, extremely red hot. Parker misses, footy gods shake their heads. (Q1 24:18)
Menzel plays on to advantage after a free to Blicavs but misses from the HFF. (Q1 29:35)
Dangerfield roves a Hawkins contest in the pocket and misses a very low percentage snap from the boundary 30m out. (Q2 2:19)
Franklin is unluckily pinged for encroachment after Duncan marks on the wing, Duncan makes him pay with the goal from near the hotspot. (Q2 4:19)
Stanley marks over Hannebery near the hotspot and kicks an important goal. Sydney in a bit of trouble here, credit to Chris Scott for getting the magnets in the right spots. (Q2 11:19)
Dangerfield drops the knees to draw another soft free after Rampe tackles him at a stoppage at the hotspot. He goals. Geelong building a formidable lead now. (Q2 12:41)
Franklin marks in front of Mackie just outside 50m on the flank. He goes back for the set shot, it falls in the square for Hewett to rove but he hits the post. (Q2 16:05)
Dangerfield kneels to mark a ball meant for Stanley 25m out near the boundary, he just misses. (Q2 16:49)
Hawkins drops a sitter 40m out on a slight angle but has time to butter up and give to Duncan gliding past for another one! (Q2 18:10)
Smith storms across in front of a pack around Dangerfield to mark a Mackie ball 30m out on a slight angle. He goals as well. Sydney getting its own medicine. (Q2 20:34)
Dangerfield does a pressured one-two with Parsons but misses the quick snap from 35m on a slight angle. (Q2 23:47)
The Swans get a rare coast to coast rebound going, McVeigh ends up with the ball from Cunningham 40m out in front. The 300-gamer kicks the goal. (Q2 24:16)
Franklin has Taylor draped all over him and gets a free leading to 50m on the flank. Buddy hooks it left. (Q2 26:57)
Dangerfield leaps over Newman to mark in the pocket 20m out, this set shot he gets on line. (Q2 28:33)
Menzel juggles and marks a short Parfitt ball in front of Mills 45m out on the flank. He runs in right and shoots straight through the hi-diddle-diddle. (Q3 1:12)
The Swans force a repeat inside 50m, Buddy can’t work his magic but Heeney gives to McVeigh for a checkside from near the hotspot, did it hit the post? Video review: yep it did. (Q3 3:44)
Franklin fends off Mackie and snaps around his body from 40m on the flank, but he’s off balance and it falls on the line to be touched through. (Q3 5:29)
Stewart’s kick in goes straight back to Franklin at the exact spot of his snap. Buddy hangs it left. (Q3 5:45)
Towers runs onto the crumb from a ball in on the wing and gives to Hewett, who is off balance and shoots OOTF from 35m on the flank. (Q3 8:10)
After a long period of repeat inside 50s for Sydney, the Cats attack around the outer wing, bit chaotic but eventually Motlop has a chance around the corner from 40m, he nails it. (Q3 9:30)
Motlop mows down Rohan on the wing, Cats play on and it’s Menzel who wins the raffle with Lang to mark at the top of the square and goal. We are now in junk time. (Q3 19:15)
Heeney passes to Franklin leading sideways near the hotspot in front of Henderson, he misses to the roars of the Cat faithful. (Q3 21:56)
Franklin marks at half forward and goes quick and short to Papley 40m out on a slight angle. Just the sort of play Sydney haven’t been making all night. Papley goals. (Q3 27:11)
Menegola roves a Dangerfield ball to a pack 40m out on the flank and bounces through a left foot goal across the body just before the 3QT siren. More pain for Sydney. (Q3 29:26)
Blicavs catches Newman HTB 30m out on a slight angle and kicks the goal to start Q4 garbage time. (Q4 2:36)
Mills volleys the crumb from a contest at the hotspot to dribble through for a goal, to desultory applause from the few remaining Swan fans. (Q4 5:41)
Motlop gives to Hawkins for a snap across the body from the hotspot, but he kicks OOTF. (Q4 8:10)
Lang passes to Motlop 40m out on a slight angle, who also hoofs it OOTF. (Q4 8:58)
Scott Selwood gives to Lang for a miss on the run from 40m on the flank. (Q4 15:38)
Menegola misses a speculator over his shoulder from near the hotspot. (Q4 18:55)
Stanley marks a Menegola ball from the HFF to the hotspot in front of Rampe, but shanks it OOTF. (Q4 20:37)
Hawkins gets a contact free on Hannebery on the boundary 45m out, and sails through an impressive set shot for his first goal. (Q4 23:20)

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