Blog log from R20 of 2018: Sydney vs Collingwood

Jack passes from the wing to Franklin 45m out on the flank. Buddy runs in left and kicks as straight as a die, as he does now with his amended technique. First goal Sydney. (Q1 5:50)
Hoskin-Elliott gets a free at the top of the square, Varcoe plays on to advantage for the first Collingwood goal. (Q1 5:50)
Hoskin-Elliott leads Aliir on a run down the wing, he centres to Varcoe at the hotspot for his second goal. (Q1 7:09)
The Swans boss a stoppage on the wing with a handball chain, Newman passes to a hard lead by Franklin in front of Moore 40m out on the flank, who misses. (Q1 12:06)
Maynard is pinged for deliberate rushing, tapping the ball from outside the goalsquare over the behind line. Franklin takes the free and the charity goal. (Q1 14:36)
Maynard bombs long from traffic in midfield, Swan defence was playing a high line and they watch Varcoe lead them to the ball bouncing to the square, shin goal, three for Travis! (Q1 18:24)
Moore has a kick smothered at CHF, that leaves his man Franklin free on the counter and he skids through a left-foot snap from the hotspot after mopping up a Kennedy inside 50. (Q1 20:21)
Dawson is draped all over Cox for a marking contest near the hotspot, the ump pays the contact free, the set shot falls on the line, was it touched? Video reviewer rules a goal. (Q1 22:38)
Ronke has Franklin running past for the give in the FP but gets caught dithering by Pendlebury to prevent a score. (Q1 29:16)
Parker misses from long range after the Swans spoil the kick in. (Q1 29:16)
Phillips mops up a terrible pass across the backline by Rampe but misses under a tackle from the hotspot. (Q2 5:14)
Newman roves at half back but Daicos pounces and catches him HTB 40m out on a slight angle, then converts to make good on some frontal pressure. (Q2 8:41)
Papley baulks clear for a running snap from the HFF after roving a Franklin contest, but his snap falls in the square for Maynard to mark in relief. (Q2 13:29)
Grundy checksides wide from a ball up 20m out in front. (Q2 14:58)
Sinclair intercepts a dump kick by Langdon to the Swans HFF and sends it back to a a big pack at the hotspot, Dawson rises in front to mark and goal. (Q2 16:54)
Daicsos volleys a loose ball at half forward towards the hotspot, Stephenson mops up the skidding ball with high skill and feeds Sidebottom for the snap goal. (Q2 17:29)
Grundy gets another chance for a snap from a stoppage deep in attack, this one a ball in from next to the behind post and this time he rams it through! (Q2 17:29)
Kennedy feeds Parker who bombs long from the centre instead of going to Franklin one out, the ball sits up on the line to be rushed by Madgen. (Q2 23:13)
Thomas feeds Greenwood who baulks clear at the hotspot and snaps across the body on his preferred left… but it’s OOTF. (Q2 24:41)
Langdon leaps on the line for a long set shot by Dawson from 45m on the flank, video review can’t overturn the umpire’s call of goal. (Q3 1:25)
Johnson is pinged for a hold on Cox in a pack 40m out on the flank, who misses. (Q3 3:35)
Grundy snaps from a ball-in to the pocket but it’s wide from 20m. (Q3 4:40)
Dawson passes to Franklin 45m out on the flank after a coast-tocoast rebound around the outer wing. Buddy kicks straight as a die over the goal umpire’s peaked cap. (Q3 5:40)
McVeihg passes to Franklin leading up to true CHF, nothing Madgen could do there. Buddy hits the right goalpost. (Q3 12:40)
Franklin turns provider this time with a pass to Kennedy in front the overworked Madgen 40m out on a slight angle. JPK levels the scores with that goal. (Q3 14:17)
Franklin catches Langdon HTB on the wing and uses his elite passing skills to pick out Ronke 40m out on a slight angle in heavy traffic. The first-year kid converts. (Q3 20:25)
Mayne marks a Murray long ball from midfield to the corridor 40m out, leading diagonally in front of Aliir and using strong hands, but hits the post. (Q3 22:10)
McVeigh wins a loose footy in the centre, slaloms between Pies like an Olympic skier and hits Franklin with a long ball up the guts to the hotspot. But Buddy hits the post again. (Q3 23:40)
Mihocek pushes Franklin square in the back after a mark from a Papley kick 55m out on a slight angle, obvious 50m penalty and goal after the 3QT siren, five for Bud now. (Q3 27:25)
First centre clearance of Q4 to Sydney through Jack, Franklin roves and snaps his sixth goal around the corner from 45m on a slight angle, Magpies have no answer. (Q4 0:58)
Adams gets a free for an inadvertent OOTF by his tagger Hewett 25m out, but hits the post. (Q4 5:26)
Cox marks a high speculator by Sidebottom down the flank to 25m, Johnson beaten for height and judgement. But the Yank yanks it right. (Q4 10:58)
Cox leaps and marks again from a Sier ball from the wing to 45m on a slight angle, but again he misses right. (Q4 13:00)
Sidebottom forces a near airswing by Sinclair near the Pie hotspot, Hoskin-Elliott roves and snaps across his body for his first goal on a quiet night. (Q4 14:23)
Stephenson misses a long snap from near CHF. (Q4 14:58)
Hewett mops up a Cox toepoke to an empty Pie goalsqaure but shanks OOTF 30m out. Hoskin-Elliott takes the set shot, and nails it! Pies back within a kick, 6:59 to go! (Q4 19:47)
Hoskin-Elliott hoofs an ugly ball from traffic on the wing, bit of a speculator but it lands in the breadbasket of Mayne over Smith in the pocket 20m out. He hits the post. (Q4 21:23)
Point the difference, 5:39 to go. (Q4 21:23)
Langdon thumps the kick in back inside 50, eventually Mayne feeds Varcoe to run down the flank and squeeze in the go-ahead goal from 25m! (Q4 22:32)
Grundy clears from the next centre bounce but Smith intercepts at CHB, Lloyd hits Franklin leading to 45m on the flank with a bullet pass from the wing. Bud hits the post again. (Q4 23:53)
4:04 at the kick in, goes long to the wing but Smith intercepts Adams to start a Swan attack, Heeney bombs to the HFF but Pendlebury rebounds, Swans attack again… (Q4 25:29)
Sydney has a wall set up now for repeat inside 50s, Allir starts the next attack but Sidebottom intercepts Newman… kicks to no one, Heeney mops up on the last line… (Q4 26:01)
Robisnon can’t keep the ball in play, throw in on the wing, 2:20 to go. (Q4 26:28)
Papley roves the Sinclair tap, long ball to the hotspot, McCartin soccers while lying prone, sits up on the line, did the Pies touch it before it went through? Called a goal… (Q4 26:59)
Phillips it was who chased it in front of Hayward, video review confirms the goal, Swans in front, 1:56 to go! (Q4 27:13)
Grundy clears from the centre but Dawson intercepts at half back and plays some tempo. (Q4 27:43)
Rampe goes long down the line to the wing, big pack, scramble ends with maynard kickins OOTF under pressure, Rampe slows it down, 1:13 to go. (Q4 28:25)
Franklin marks the long ball down the wing and plays tempo too to Jack on the wing, 45 seconds as he goes inside 50, Crisp rebounds to the wing, Cox to Adams, Pies charge… (Q4 29:13)
Sier runs OOB on the wing, 23 seconds left, throw in, Swans leading by a kick. (Q4 29:13)
Thomas to Sier for the long inside 50 to the hotspot but Heeney intercepts and that will do it, Sydney wins another round 20 thriller! (Q4 30:13)

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