Blog log from R14 of 2018: Hawthorn vs Gold Coast

Bruest beats Ballard in a ground battle in the FP and feeds out, Roughead centres to Howe at the hotspot who boots the first goal. (Q1 2:30)
Young passes short to Martin in front of Sicily 50m out on the flank. Tough set shot into the typically fluky Launceston breeze… drops short and is rushed. (Q1 4:40)
Martin roves a chaos ball by Swallow from the HFF near the hotspot and gives to Lynch who screws through the first Gold Coast goal off the right boot. (Q1 5:21)
Ainsworth marks on the wing, wheels and sends a low ball to a pack 45m out on a slight angle. Lynch flies in front of Sicily to take a big pack grab and boots his second goal. (Q1 8:30)
Morrison sprays a left foot snap from the top of the goalsquare under some pressure. (Q1 13:22)
Day passes to Wright just inside 50m on the flank. Same spot as where Martin shot from earlier in the quarter, this one clears the pack on the line for a big goal! (Q1 15:30)
Sexton misses with a running snap from 50m on a slight angle. (Q1 16:51)
Sexton speeds down the wing ahead of Hardwick on a fast rebound and hits Wright to mark over two Hawks 30m out on a slight angle. 2MP misses, however. (Q1 22:18)
Martin roves a long Miller ball to the square but shoots across the face from near the behind line. (Q1 23:48)
Burgoyne passes to the lead of Gunston 35m out in front just before the QT siren. Gunston, who is struggling with a calf problem, gets that one on line. (Q1 28:30)
Breust marks a Roughead pass from CHF over Swallow 20m out on a slight angle, but sprays it wide with a horrible set shot. (Q2 1:06)
Martin catches Shiels HTB 45m out near the boundary, but kicks OOTF. (Q2 3:10)
Henderson fumbles at half back, Day gathers and passes to Swallow who goes short to Young 40m out on the flank for another set shot miss. (Q2 5:57)
Puopolo fumbles the crumb from a Gunston contest near the hotspot, the moment might have been lost but he butters up for a give to Shiels who makes it look good with a fine snap. (Q2 7:21)
Puopolo roves a Roughead contest on the wing and suddenly it’s a convoy of Hawks running down the flank, but Henderson misses from 40m. (Q2 9:39)
Breust gathers on the wing and performs a sizzling right foot turn to get around Joyce, he passes to Gunston 20m out in the pocket whose set shot doesn’t score. (Q2 10:40)
Morrison intercepts the rebound kick, eventually O’Meara passes short to Impey 40m out on a slight angle whose set shot is short into the wind and doesn’t score either. (Q2 12:12)
Breust puts the Hawks in front with a set shot from the pocket after a series of repeat inside 50s caused by poor rebound kicking by GC. (Q2 15:00)
Smith smothers Leslie in the Hawks FP, Rischitelli catches Burgoyne high going for the ricochet 15m out on a slight angle, Silk steers that one through. (Q2 16:57)
Howe gives to Shiels who shoots OOTF under pressure from 40m in front. (Q2 20:41)
Breust baulks and hits the lead of Roughead 40m out on a slight angle, who misses. (Q2 23:56)
Duryea takes a massive screamer on the shoulders of Ballard from a long Burton ball to the hotspot, he shoots after the HT siren but it’s just wide. (Half Time)
Bruest runs back with the flight to mark a Mitchell kick from wing to the hotspot, lands on his back and looks sore but gets up and steers that one through. (Q3 1:25)
Wright passes to Lynch 50m out on the flank, his set shot is short and doesn’t score. (Q3 3:54)
Burgoyne picks up a loose Breust kick at half forward and gives to Howe who gets bumped and shoots OOTF from near the hotspot. (Q3 5:09)
Shiels gives to Burgoyne who misses on the run from 50m on a slight angle. (Q3 8:25)
Roughead feeds Gunston for a snap from half forward that bounces wide. (Q3 9:26)
O’Brien marks a Morrison pass leading to 40m in the corridor. Never a straightforward shot at Launceston with this breeze…. he hooks it way left. (Q3 12:39)
Lynch roves at half forward and passes to Schoenfeld 40m out in the corridor, it’s short and wide and rushed. (Q3 14:54)
Lynch rises majestically over two Hawks to grab a centring ball by Lemmens near the hotspot, but he also misses. (Q3 16:09)
Lyons sharks a Mitchell handball outside CHF and passes up the guts to Ah Chee 40m out. BAC shoots just right. (Q3 17:09)
Duryea misses with an unlikely snap from the boundary 20m out. (Q3 18:24)
O’Meara passes to Langford deep in the pocket, he goes short to O’Brien 20m out, still close to the boundary. TOB tries a set shot screwing ball, short, Puopolo roves and goals! (Q3 20:10)
O’Meara breaks a tackle in midfield and passes to Burgoyne 40m out in front, who misses. (Q3 23:26)
Burgoyne reefs out a handball from a pack at CHF to O’Meara who goals from near the hotspot. Hawks well in control now. (Q3 25:05)
Bruest marks 25m out in the pocket and misses a set shot across the body. (Q4 1:16)
Burton marks 45m out on the flank but misses, after Lyons is pinged for deliberate OOF under a Morrison tackle in the BP. (Q4 3:02)
Witts taps to Swallow for a snap on the HFF from 45m… sails wide. (Q4 5:21)
Henderson marks a Breust pass 30m out on a slight angle but hits the post. (Q4 8:22)
Gunston snaps a goal from close range, well into junk time now. (Q4 9:06)
Sicily passes to Breust 40m out on a slight angle, but he kicks way left. (Q4 11:36)
Sexton plays on to advantage from a free to Holman into the open goal, hooray it’s a late goal for the Suns! (Q4 14:36)
Ainsworth marks near the hotspot but misses, predictably. (Q4 16:01)
Holman draws a contact free on Stratton 40m out near the boundary, and misses. (Q4 17:09)
Henderson releases Smith for a classic run, bounce, snap and goal through half forward to 45m. (Q4 19:19)
O’Brien marks near the boundary 35m out and misses. (Q4 21:39)
Gunston marks over Leslie with strength 20m out on a slight angle for some garbage, his third goal. (Q4 22:47)
Wright marks a centre clearance kick by Miller over Stratton 40m out on a slight angle and delivers a beautiful set shot for his second goal. (Q4 24:17)
O’Brien takes a circus catch with his left hand from a short Impey pass to 40m on the flank, that set shot sails through. (Q4 28:02)
Shiels hits the lead of Roughead 40m out on a slight angle, he also trebuchets through some junk. (Q4 30:32)

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