Blog log from R18 of 2018: Sydney vs Gold Coast

Ronke gets a free on Kolodjashnij 45m out on a slight angle but misses. (Q1 1:16)
Witts gets a ruck free 40m out on a slight angle, he also misses. (Q1 2:55)
Jones streams up the guts in classic style after a feed by Franklin, fumbles but has time and space to butter up for a running snap from CHF that goes through for the first goal. (Q1 5:05)
Heron runs back with the flight and busts a pack to take a big mark 20m out on the flank, but he misses. (Q1 6:35)
Holman bounces a snap wide from the HFF after a rare Swan turnover at half back. (Q1 7:02)
Ah Chee fumbles a loose ball in heavy traffic at the Swan hotspot after a chaos ball by Kennedy, Florent roves and busts a tackle to snap truly. (Q1 9:26)
Hewett flies in front of Brodie to clunk a mark 45m out on a slight angle, but he misses. (Q1 10:40)
Two Suns chase Papley and a loose ball at half forward, Papley crumbs and jinks away from them with a lovely left foot step, he screws through the goal from the hotspot. (Q1 13:00)
Papley takes a contested mark in a battle with Joyce at the hotspot and steers through his second goal in not much time. (Q1 15:20)
Heron gives to Brodie streaming from the centre after the next bounce, he straightens and shoots from 45m on a slight angle… but it’s OOTF. (Q1 16:04)
Holman gets a set shot from 45m on a slight angle, he also misses. (Q1 18:34)
A short kick in to Jones goes to ground, Lemmens roves and misses from near the hotspot. (Q1 18:58)
Parker marks in between two Suns at the hotspot for another one. It’s not particularly competitive at the moment. (Q1 21:05)
Miller snaps the first goal from near CHF to an empty square after a barnstorming run up the guts by Brodie. (Q1 22:35)
McCartin marks at the hotspot and for some reason tries a pass that doesn’t work, eventually O’Riordan has a quick ping from CHF that goes wide. (Q1 25:05)
Heeney rides a tackle and gives to Hayward who screws a nice finish from 40m on the flank. (Q1 25:31)
Heeney marks on the HFF, shapes to shoot then passes to Franklin in front of Thompson 40m out on a slight angle. Buddy hooks it right. (Q2 1:22)
Young marks at the hotspot and pops through his first goal to almost complete silence. (Q2 4:39)
Kennedy misses a running shot from the HFF. (Q2 6:42)
Young intercepts Smith near the hotspot and pops that one through as well. Again, there appear to be no Suns fans at the SCG at all judging from audible lack of support. (Q2 9:27)
Heron snaps from close range for another one for the Suns after Jones turns the ball over at half back and the small Sun forwards apply excellent frontal pressure. (Q2 12:17)
Sexton marks on the paint of 50m on the flank, goes back for the set shot and roosts another big goal, Suns back within a kick out of nowhere! (Q2 13:57)
McCartin draws a high contact free for a sling by Ah Chee, but his set shot from 40m on a slight angle is wide, short and rushed. (Q2 15:59)
Kolodjashnij is pinged for deliberate OOB in the pocket, McCartin hits the square but the Suns rebound. (Q2 20:20)
Witts shoots wide from a pack on the HFF. (Q2 23:25)
Miller catches Jones HTB on the wing, Weller sprints away on the advantage and shoots from 50m on a slight angle… bounces through to level the scores! (Q2 24:58)
Young passes to Sexton 20m out on a slight angle who draws a contact free on Cunningham. That one is good too, Suns lead by that goal! (Q2 26:23)
Sexton roves a stoppage deep in the pocket and tries to pass to the square but it dribbles for a behind. (Q3 0:30)
Lloyd sprints up the guts in classic style and goes long to Hayward 40m out on the flank, whose set shot starts straight then hooks left into the goalpost. (Q3 2:34)
Weller misses a snap from a stoppage in the pocket. (Q3 7:03)
Crossley draws a contact free on Marsh just inside 50m on the flank but misses. (Q3 11:55)
Wright runs back behind Aliir to mark a long Lyons ball from the wing to 30m on the flank, but he sprays it for no score. (Q3 12:43)
Sexton snaps another massive goal from a stoppage 30m out on the flank, amazingly the Suns are kicking away! (Q3 13:19)
Sexton gathers a loose footy near the goalsquare and tries a snap from near the behind line but Marsh is on his hammer and touches it through. (Q3 14:31)
The kick in doesn’t clear the wing for Sydney, Young marks, plays on and gets his snap off from 45m on the flank and that one sails through as well! (Q3 15:43)
FLorent passes to Kennedy 50m out on a slight angle, he looks for options but eventually has to go himself… way left, barely a behind. (Q3 22:09)
Miller kicks short under heavy pressure after a stoppage in the pocket, it falls in the breadbasket of Heron 20m out on the flank who misses. (Q3 24:07)
Ronke misses from a stoppage 25m out on a slight angle. (Q3 27:13)
Witts to Miller to Lemmens at a stoppage in the pocket but the quick snap from 15m goes wide. (Q4 1:01)
Papley is front and centre for a long Cunningham ball to a big pack at the hotspot, he bounces home the first goal for Sydney since Q1. (Q4 2:30)
Heeney breaks a Brodie tackle and shoots from 40m on the flank but it’s just narrow. The crowd has suddenly remembered their voices. (Q4 3:33)
Stoppage in the Swans FP, Parker soccers that one home. Swans back in the contest all of a sudden. (Q4 4:58)
Hayward goes long from the wing to Franklin who draws a holding free on Thompson 50m out on the flank, pretty soft, but Buddy misses. (Q4 8:45)
Lloyd feeds Franklin streaming down the flank for a snap from 45m, but it drifts across the face. (Q4 10:42)
McCartin crumbs his own contest and gives to Ronke zipping past for a snap across the body from 30m on a slight angle… OOTF. (Q4 11:02)
Ah Chee baulks clear on the wing and gets a repeat inside 50 kick to the pocket, Young roves and delivers a fabulous Daicos kick from the boundary 10m out for a huge goal! (Q4 14:25)
Hayward pinches the ball out of the hands of Thompson and shoots while tackled at the hotspot but the ball skews wide and short for May to mark in relief on the behind line. (Q4 16:46)
The Suns go coast to coast around the outer wing, Heron gets a chance with a snap off a step around the corner from 40m on the flank but it’s just wide. (Q4 18:11)
The kick in doesn’t clear half back, Young gets a pressured snap off from near the hotspot but it hits the post. (Q4 18:11)
The Suns continue to attack at the clock ticks under 7:00 with the lead over two goals. (Q4 19:29)
Cunningham gives one too many handballs at a stoppage on the wing, Weller roves and sprints away for another 50m snap from a slight angle… bounces through, is that the sealer? (Q4 19:50)
6:30 to go and four kicks in it, Suns are just about home. (Q4 20:05)
Witts takes a huge pack mark over five blokes in the pocket 25m out. He shanks a checkside… Holman marks in the opposite pocket 10m out and goals, it’s the Suns’ day! (Q4 21:43)
Sinclair misses a snap from the HFF. (Q4 23:16)
Franklin marks at half forward and plays on with a kick from well outside 50m but it falls on the line and is rushed. (Q4 24:07)
Ronke also gets a long-range snap off after the kick in goes to ground but that is wide as well. (Q4 24:07)
Cunningham has a flying snap from the HFF but it is a tired attempt and May marks easily in the square to start another rebound. (Q4 27:07)

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