Blog log from R15 of 2019: Sydney vs Gold Coast

Sexton kicks off the scoring for the evening with a snap goal from the pocket 25m out after beating Dawson and Mills to a ground ball. (Q1 4:49)
O’Riordan passes from midfield to the lead of Reid 40m out on a slight angle, he kicks the first goal for Sydney. (Q1 14:04)
Ronke speeds away from a stoppage on the wing and goes to Blakey near CHF, he chooses a wider option to Rose 45m out on a slight angle who misses. (Q1 16:46)
Blakey gets crunched by Witts with some front on contact to the chest 30m out on a slight angle, he gets up ruefully but kicks the goal. (Q1 20:30)
Kennedy snaps from the pocket, the ball pitches near the behind line and into the arms of McCartin but his low snap is rushed by Hanley. (Q1 22:59)
Scheer marks in front of Lloyd 45m out on a slight angle but hits the post. (Q1 25:01)
Fiorini roves a Jones fumble and passes to Scheer 40m out near the boundary, that set shot is a peach and falls the right side of the line. (Q1 26:55)
Aliir runs from the next centre bounce and bombs long from 55m, but it’s off hands for a behind. (Q2 0:16)
Ronke misses from 45m on a slight angle but gets a second chance after Hanley is pinged for a slam tackle, this time he makes no mistake and Sydney retakes the lead. (Q2 4:10)
Fiorini marks 45m out on the flank but he tries a pass that doesn’t work, no score results. (Q2 6:25)
Scheer passes to Wright 50m out on the flank who roosts a lovely set shot for his first goal. (Q2 10:25)
Harbrow gets a bad bounce on the wing, Rose mops up and passes to Reid at the hotspot who boots his second goal. (Q2 11:57)
Day marks 40m out on the flank and gets a 50m penalty for encroachment by Jones to ensure the goal. (Q2 13:51)
King marks 40m out on a slight angle, Rampe makes him earn it but no 50m, after a bit of a melee King misses. (Q2 15:56)
Parker is pinged for scragging Miles at a stoppage 25m out on a slight angle, another niggly melee erupts but this time the Sun kicks truly. (Q2 18:42)
Parker, who owes them one, passes from outside CHF on a slow play to Aliir who marks on the behind line and kicks truly. (Q2 20:41)
Jones marks on the HFF, three Swans wave their arms looking for a pass inside but he goes himself from 35m… and nails it, luckily for him. (Q2 22:26)
Day beats McCartin to mark on the boundary 30m out but his centring ball is intercepted by Mills, no score. (Q2 23:56)
Wright marks 40m out on the flank, he does go for goal but it slices right. (Q2 24:56)
Wright roves his own contest to a Wright kick to the pocket and gives to Sexton who has a man on his hammer and can only roll the pressured snap into the goalpost. (Q3 1:33)
Rose to Parker to Heeney to Kennedy in close for a snap across the body from the hotspot that sails through. (Q3 3:34)
Papley runs back with the flight behind two Suns to mark 30m out on the flank and goal. (Q3 11:19)
Day feeds MacPherson running through half forward on the end of a rebound up the guts, he chips from 40m to an empty square and it bounces through. (Q3 20:15)
Ronke chases the bouncing ball after the next centre bounce, he gathers and baulks away from Ellis to snap a nice goal from 30m on a slight angle. (Q3 21:30)
Powell feeds Weller to run away from a stoppage on the wing and shoot from 50m on a slight angle, but it bounces wide. (Q3 24:25)
Papley marks on the boundary 35m out, the crowd almost goes up but he hits the post. (Q3 27:20)
Dawson kicks a speculator from the HFF to the square and it comes off because Blakey gets a blocking free on Hanley and goals, just. (Q3 29:00)
Ellis coughs the ball up by hand at half back to Jones who feeds Papley for a snap from 40m on a slight angle that sails through. Sydney very much in control. (Q4 2:38)
Hayward marks 40m out on a slight angle but doesn’t score. (Q4 4:30)
Dawson delivers a lovely pass from midfield to Heeney leading down the flank to 30m, but Isaac misses. (Q4 8:57)
Blakey passes to Papley to mark in front of Harbrow 20m out on the boundary, his set shot raps the post. (Q4 10:31)
Heeney marks again 40m out on the flank, Suns can’t rebound past midfield and the Swans are getting repeat inside 50s. This one goes through. (Q4 11:32)
MacPherson converts a set shot from 40m on a slight angle after Day roves a Powell tap in midfield and delivers a nice touch pass. (Q4 15:13)
Rowbottom kicks behind the Sun defence to Heeney who goals from the hotspot. (Q4 21:13)
Lukosius is pinged for deliberate rushing, Blakey checksides wide from the behind line. (Q4 24:05)
Hayward goals from the square with a minute to go, that was some champagne footy. (Q4 27:50)
Weller bounces twice up the wing and kicks from 55m on a slight angle to an empty square, Swans claim it was touched, video reviewer agrees, behind ruled. (Q4 31:14)

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