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Blog log from P2 of 2018: Gold Coast vs Brisbane

Blog log for Gold Coast vs Brisbane, P2 of 2018

Ainsworth hits the post with a mid-range snap to start the scoring in what should be a low-scoring affair in rainy and greasy conditions.
Bell marks a blind kick from defence by Bowes to 35m on the flank. Terrible conditions for any sort of footy, he misses. (Q1 8:40)
The Lions get a rare sequence of kicks and marks going through midfield, Hipwood marks a short Robinson ball 50m out on a slight angle, then misses. (Q1 13:06)
Christensen spoils Martin at the hotspot and gives to Hipwood who snaps wide off the left. (Q1 14:39)
Rich marks in front of Brodie 50m out on the flank and just misses. (Q1 15:02)
Finally the first goal comes, Lynch sets up Sexton with a long kick to space on a fast break for him to run into the open goal. (Q1 23:46)
Mayes is pinged for taking Young’s legs out on the boundary 20m out, Young plays on and snaps the goal with a low screwing shot, no one on the line to tap it. (Q1 27:36)
Hodge is pinged for a throw under a Sexton tackle 25m out on the flank. Sexton misses badly. (Q2 0:54)
After Rich shanks the kick in into Miller’s head leading to a stoppage in the pocket, Miller screws home a snap from 20m. (Q2 1:48)
The rain has cleared away for Q2, still a fair bit of standing water at Southport though. (Q2 2:44)
Day hoofs a terrible-looking old punt down the flank but it falls in the arms of Ainsworth playing in front, he goals from 25m. (Q2 5:44)
Hall misses a long-range snap as the Suns continue to pepper the goals. (Q2 7:38)
Brodie misses from a stoppage at the Sun hotspot. (Q2 16:40)
Taylor marks a Robertson hoofer to the hotspot for the first Brisbane goal. (Q2 20:54)
A soft 50m penalty against Hall for encroachment brings Berry from the centre to the goalsquare for an easy goal. (Q2 23:24)
Brodie’s snap from mid-range comes off hands for a behind. (Q2 25:47)
Christensen gives to Allison who goes long from the HFF, Rayner shepherds it but the bouncing ball goes into the goalpost. (Q3 1:27)
Taylor misses a snap from the pocket. (Q3 5:06)
Cameron applies frontal pressure in a one-on-two situation at half forward, Christensen snaps wide from 40m on a slight angle. (Q3 13:41)
The Suns rebound coast to coast, Young has Lynch over the back to mark next to the goalsquare for the transition goal. (Q3 14:12)
Bell in pinged for a push in the back on Lyons as they go for a ground ball 20m out on the flank from the Suns goal. Lyons misses. (Q3 16:02)
Robertson gets a holding free on Joyce 40m out in front and kicks truly. (Q3 18:17)
Miller dives on the line and rushes a Berry grubber from the pocket. (Q3 21:01)
Cameron gives to Rayner for a snap after a stoppage 20m out, but it’s touched off the boot and wide anyway. (Q3 22:32)
Berry earns a free for a hold by Kolodjashnij 45m out in the corridor after Lester intercepts the kick in on the HFF. He misses. (Q3 23:38)
Zorko gets a free 40m out on the flank for a hold by Young, he also misses. (Q3 25:20)
Keays has a snap from a pack at the hotspot touched, it goes wide anyway. (Q4 3:49)
Christensen misses a tough snap from the pocket. (Q4 7:52)
Lynch hits the square after a stoppage on the HFF, Hall is one out and soccers home the crumb. (Q4 19:14)
MacPherson is Johnny on the spot for a quick kick by Swallow from the HFF to the pocket 25m out. He just about seals the deal with that goal, 7:49 to go. (Q4 20:29)
Zorko soccers a loose ball from outside the hotspot for a trademark opportunist goal. (Q4 25:38)
Robertson gives to Cameron who misses a gettable snap from 20m in the pocket. (Q4 26:44)

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