Blog log from R11 of 2019: Geelong vs Sydney

Papley pounces on the loose ball after Parker wobbles it forward from the stoppage. He elects not to pass to Heeney in the square, instead kicking the grubbery goal himself. (Q1 3:31)
Reid lines up from 50m but hooks it to the left, unable to convert his early opportunity. (Q1 5:32)
The Swans work it through the corridor by hand and with speed before Parker misses from 50m on the run. (Q1 7:47)
Blakey trots down the half-forward flank before dishing by hand to Franklin. Buddy takes a ping from the 50 which is offline. (Q1 10:33)
Dawson clunks a strong contested mark at half forward before spotting Heeney on the lead. From the pocket, Isaac’s snap is flawless. (Q1 11:17)
Miers makes something out of nothing by shoving off O’Riordan and soccering the goal from 30m. (Q1 15:28)
Blakey roves the pack at pace forward of the wing, takes a couple bounces, and centres excellently to Hayward. Will plays on and kicks the easy goal. (Q1 19:43)
Franklin and Hayward both catch Parsons high, gifting the Cat a look from 35. His shot is always offline. (Q1 23:45)
Florent is penalised for getting in the way of the ruck contest in Geelong’s forward 50. Hawkins is the benefactor and slots the 30m kick. (Q1 25:32)
Clark grubbers a kick forward from the wing. The first player to swoop is Tim Kelly, and with a clean pickup, he slots it impressively from 45 on the run. (Q1 28:21)
Zac Smith sends it forward from the centre. Ratugolea and Hawkins are involved before Dahlhaus snaps the goal while being slung to snatch the lead. (Q1 29:58)
Hawkins marks just before quarter time, lines up, and nails it to give his squad a 10-point lead at the first break. (Qtr Time)
To kickstart the second quarter, Hawkins stands strong to hold his ground before dishing to the dashing Clark who snaps the goal from the pocket. (Q2 1:52)
Papley’s long-range shot looks on target, but Blicavs slides in to squander it on the line just in time. (Q2 2:48)
Dawson bullets a pass to the leading Reid at 45m. Sam goes back yet misses the set shot. (Q2 4:03)
Franklin juggles the contested mark, shoots from outside 50, and nails the goal in typical Buddy fashion. (Q2 6:33)
Menzel gets a snap away from the pocket which is never threatening and bounces over the behind line in slow motion. (Q2 12:04)
Parfitt intercepts the attempted Dawson clearance then shares it with the leading Kelly. On a tight angle, Kelly slides it to the left. (Q2 20:49)
Parker drives it by foot into Sydney’s attacking area. While intended for Papley, Hayward is the one who holds the mark. From 45m, directly in front, he goals. (Q2 22:00)
Dawson pops a kick from half forward where Papley beats O’Connor with strength. Tom’s 40m set shot is askew. (Q2 25:51)
Clarke is penalised for holding Duncan while the ball is in flight. Mitch goes back, shoots from 52, and splits the middle. (Q2 27:09)
Kelly pushes forward from the stoppage on the wing, receiving and then popping it over the top to Rohan. Gary does the same with Hawkins who snaps his third of the day. (Q3 1:01)
Ratugolea cleanly picks up Dangerfield’s kick on the half volley, wheels around, and then snaps a classy goal from 30 with a mighty celebration to follow. (Q3 3:38)
Outside of the stoppage, Dangerfield gets on his bike, picks up the loose ball and slots it on his left from 45. (Q3 5:37)
Lloyd goes laterally to Papley who shoots from 50m. It doesn’t threaten, eventually punched over for a minor score. (Q3 8:13)
Duncan is caught high by Clarke on the wing. He quickly plays on and spears a pass to the presenting Hawkins. Tom shoots from 45 and nails it. (Q3 10:08)
Dawson combines with Parker near the stoppage whose kick to Reid is a good one. Sam’s 45m attempt sails through for a much-needed Sydney goal. (Q3 11:53)
Hayward takes aim from 45m but can’t keep it on target. (Q3 19:51)
Menzel can’t gobble up the opportunity to get a shot away in congestion. Instead, it’s Hayward with the rushed soccer kick which bobbles wide for a minor score. (Q3 24:39)
Miers earns a free for Rampe’s front-on contact and will line up from 45. The drop punt is off hands for a behind. (Q3 25:53)
Sinclair palms it down to Heeney who centers from the boundary. Menzel and Kolodjashnij compete in the goal square to a nil-all draw. The end result is a behind to the Cats. (Q3 29:40)
The Swans cleanly win the first centre clearance of the last term through Sinclair and Heeney. Papley is able to get a quick away shot from 50m which narrowly misses. (Q4 1:17)
Dahlhaus is able to find a couple of metres of space out the back of congestion but can’t bend his snap back enough. (Q4 3:46)
O’Connor and Stewart collide mid-air to spoil each other. It falls to Blakey who strolls into the open goal. (Q4 4:47)
Jordan Clark sends it inside 50. Aliir is pinged for a hold on Ratugolea who goes back and slots the goal from 30m. (Q4 7:48)
Fox’s stoppage kick goes straight up and straight down, fortunately falling into the path of Menzel. Dan kicks the easiest of goals against his old side. (Q4 9:46)
Clark receives in space just outside the 50m arc. He winds up, but last-second pressure forces his shot wide. (Q4 13:17)
Stewart keeps the ball in play on the flank, takes a bounce, runs inboard, and almost snaps a remarkable goal. However, it’s offline. (Q4 14:15)
Sydney work it forward hastily through the corridor. Parker is the last link in the chain, sending a long bomb toward goal from 60 which isn’t close enough. (Q4 16:09)
Another Sydney transition from defence to offence primarily by hand eventually ends with a Franklin mark within range. From 40, he slides it to the near side. (Q4 25:48)
Dangerfield snags one from the goal line with the last kick of the game. The Cats win and go two games clear on top of the ladder.

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