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Blog log from R11 of 2018: Gold Coast vs Geelong

Blog log for Gold Coast vs Geelong, R11 of 2018

Swallow draws his opponent away and goes long to find Ah Chee and Lynch with space in the pocket. Ah Chee takes the grab. From 30 out he kicks the first. (Q1 2:28)
Stewart is pinged for incorrect disposal after Ah Chee brings him down right in the goal face. From a tight angle Ah Chee misses. (Q1 3:45)
The Cats work it down the wing by hand and a long ball from Hawkins finds McCarthy running back into the goal square. He slots it from point blank. (Q1 5:43)
Sexton releases Swallow in the middle and his long kick goes to a Lynch vs Blicavs contest. Lynch outmuscles Blicavs to mark 30 out. He goals. (Q1 6:11)
Hawkins receives a free kick for a hold against Ballard after a ruck contest in the Cats’ 50. From 40 out he slots the goal. (Q1 13:57)
A shocker from Brodie turns it over in the centre of the ground. This results in Jones finding Hawkins in the pocket with a lovely kick. He misses from 30 out. (Q1 17:02)
Parfitt kicks a clanger coming out of defence. The Suns enter again and Young’s flying snap from 40 out misses. (Q1 18:32)
Kelly traps a difficult ball on the 50 and dishes off allowing Cunico to find Parfitt 50 out on the flank. He just misses. (Q1 19:56)
Cunico cunningly evades 2 Suns on his attacking 50 and finds Kelly 15 out. He kicks the goal. (Q1 22:16)
Ah Chee marks a high ball and gets knocked over by Bews after the fact prompting calls for a 50 metre penalty. It isn’t paid and his set shot from 40 is a behind. (Q1 24:11)
Miller snaps a high ball to the tip of the square where Ah Chee spoils Blicavs. It rebounds off another Geelong player and goes through for a behind. (Q1 25:29)
The Cats go right down the centre from the kick in. Duncan weights one nicely to find McCarthy over the back 40 out from goal. He misses to the right. (Q1 26:29)
Parfitt keeps the ball in inside his attacking pocket. This puts Thompson under pressure and he is forced to rush the behind with Hawkins coming at him. (Q1 28:08)
The Suns have been struggling to clear their 50 and turn it over again coming out of defence. A short pass finds Murdoch 40 out on the flank. He misses to the left. (Qtr Time)
Harbrow catches Parfitt high just outside the Geelong 50. He goes inside and after a few fumbles Selwood receives a free kick for a high tackle. He goals from 30. (Q2 3:56)
Murdoch puts it to the top of the square where Duncan takes a strong mark over the top of Lynch. From 15 out he goals. (Q2 6:28)
Murdoch puts it inside 50 again to a Hawkins vs Thompson contest. Thompson makes slight contact with the front of Hawkins and is pinged. From 20 out Hawkins just sneaks it in. (Q2 8:55)
Sexton kicks it into the man on the mark on the wing. The turnover results in a Dangerfield mark 40 out on the flank. His set shot is a beauty. (Q2 13:08)
Kelly hits the ball at speed after it comes off the pack and gives off to McCarthy in the pocket. His tries to bend it through but mistimes it and kicks a behind. (Q2 16:11)
Selwood goes long to the square where McCarthy rises against 2 Suns. It comes off hands for a behind. (Q2 16:40)
After another Suns turnover Murdoch darts one to a leading Jones who marks in front of May. From 45 out he hits the post. (Q2 17:36)
A Thompson kick out of defence falls into the lap of Stanley and he finds Menegola, one of many Cats lined up inside 50. From 40 out he misses. (Q2 18:40)
Kelly gets a quick snap out of traffic in the pocket but can only scrape it in for a behind. (Q2 19:40)
Cunico gets around Bowes and goes inside 50 where Hawkins pushes Thompson out of the way to mark. From 30 out on the flank he goals. (Q2 20:25)
Dangerfield gets pinged for holding the ball after trying to force his way through a stoppage inside the Suns 50. Ainsworth’s kick from 50 out misses. (Q2 26:55)
Black goes long from the centre and the ball comes off hands inside 50. Players scramble for it and it is eventually fed out to Jones who snaps a goal. (Q2 29:23)
Duncan comes off the back of the square again to get the centre clearance and find Fogarty 50 out. His set shot misses. (Half Time)
Murdoch finds Menegola by himself 50 metres out from goal. His set shot drifts back nicely for a major. (Half Time)
Miller receives a free kick for a hold against Dangerfield. He goes long inside 50 where Day takes a great mark over 2 Geelong key defenders. From 40 out he converts. (Q3 1:42)
May intercepts at half back and tries to play on with McCarthy on his tail. He gets dragged down and is pinged for holding the ball. From 40 out McCarthy misses. (Q3 5:53)
Day marks at half forward and goes to the lead of Lynch. He is spoiled by Blicavs and Martin crumbs. Martin’s quick snap from 30 is off target for a behind. (Q3 7:44)
Weller kicks a shocker out of defence, turning it over to Bews. He gives to Ablett who puts it through from 50 and lets May know about it! (Q3 9:14)
Martin bursts from traffic inside 50 and gives to Rischitelli. He goes long toward goal but it drops short and is scrambled over the line. (Q3 10:13)
Jones tumbles a ball toward an open goal and Bowes slides through to rush it over. (Q3 11:30)
The ball comes off hands inside the Geelong 50 and falls to Lynch. He gives it straight up to Menegola whose quick snap from 40 hits the woodwork. (Q3 14:59)
Murdoch is put down by May after disposing of the ball and Geelong receives a down field free kick. Murdoch takes it and he kicks the goal from 20. (Q3 16:59)
Witts gets the centre clearance and his quick kick finds Lynch on the lead. From just outside the arc he kicks a behind. (Q3 17:59)
Sexton finds Lynch on his own in the pocket after the big forward turns Blicavs inside out. From 30 out he misses. (Q3 22:28)
Brodie pops a kick up to Martin who marks in space 30 out from goal. He shanks the set shot for a behind. (Q3 24:01)
Cunico dashes down the wing with Thompson giving chase. He launches from 50 but puts it across the face for a minor score. (Q3 26:14)
Geelong receives a downfield free kick after Sexton puts down Selwood without possession. Tuohy sends it long to the square and it falls for Parfitt who can snap the goal. (Q3 27:59)
Miller bursts through a stoppage in the Suns pocket. He gathers cleanly and pops it through for a goal. (Q3 29:14)
Stanley receives a free kick in the centre for a block. He goes inside 50 and it comes off hands to Kelly. Without breaking stride he roves and snaps a fantastic goal. (Q4 1:28)
Kelly is getting very busy, this time getting the one-two from Duncan. He then dishes off to Ablett who runs down the flank and roosts one through from the 50 arc! (Q4 5:11)
Dangerfield and Ah Chee collide heavily in a contest and Ablett roves the footy. He gets caught but receives a free kick for a trip against Swallow. From 40 out he kicks another. (Q4 7:46)
McCarthy tries to roll one through from the boundary under heavy pressure. It gets rushed through by Thompson. (Q4 12:03)
The Suns work it well from a stoppage in their attacking pocket. It ends with Ballard who misses a snap from 40. (Q4 13:59)
Tuohy spots up Buzza on the lead 40 out from goal. His set shot whacks into the woodwork. (Q4 16:16)
The air has gone out of this one with a ball inside from Selwood missing the target. Cunico has plenty of time to recover and he misses from 40. (Q4 18:27)
Parfitt tries to evade his Suns opponent next to the behind post. He gets caught and his handball back is gathered by Menegola. He manages to finish with a nice snap. (Q4 20:14)
The Cats go down the guts with a stab pass from Menegola hitting a leading Hawkins on the chest. From 50 out he misses. (Q4 26:11)

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