Blog log from R18 of 2019: Geelong vs Hawthorn

Ratugolea forces a spillage in a tackle at the hotspot after contesting, Miers roves and has Clark running free to the square for the first goal. (Q1 4:42)
Bruest has space and time on the HFF to measure a pass and hits the lead of O’Brien in front of Stewart 20m out on a slight angle for the first Hawthorn goal. (Q1 11:18)
Geelong bosses the next centre bounce but Parsons gives to Selwood who misses on the run from near the hotspot off a few steps. (Q1 12:45)
After slick work in the centre by Rohan, Ablett juggles a mark 50m out on a slight angle and just clears the pack on the line for his first goal. (Q1 15:03)
Stoppage at the Hawk hotspot, McEvoy puts it on a platter for the 200-gamer and Shiels snaps truly off the left boot. (Q1 18:33)
Lewis marks 40m out on a slight angle, his set shot is low and straight as a die. (Q1 21:24)
Miers misses from a stoppage 40m out on the flank. (Q1 24:17)
Guthrie mops up on the last line but his kick to the HBF hits grass, Impey zooms onto it and centres to Hanrahan 30m out on a slight angle who misses. (Q1 25:28)
Puopolo is front and centre for a Bruest contest near the hotspot, he gives to Hanrahan who snaps truly. (Q1 26:31)
Gunston kicks high from half forward to the hotspot where Lewis outjudges Blicavs to mark untouched and boot his second goal. (Q2 3:28)
Dangerfield roves a Stratton rebound kick to a contest at half forward and passes to Hawkins 40m out on the boundary. The Tomahawk misses. (Q2 5:09)
Kelly snaps his first goal of the afternoon from CHF. (Q2 7:23)
Wingard roves and shoots off a step from 45m on a slight angle but it’s well wide. (Q2 7:53)
Wingard misses from a stoppage in the pocket 30m out. (Q2 9:41)
Clark receives from Dahlhaus snaps truly from 20m on the flank after Ratugolea strips Frawley in a tackle on the wing, but on video review Smith got a finger to it, point only. (Q2 11:28)
Hawkins fumbles on the wing to Scully who starts an attack, Puopolo passes to Hardwick in the pocket 20m out who hits the post. (Q2 14:48)
Parsons gives to Dahlhaus in heavy traffic near the hotspot, the ex-Dog snaps off a step across the body but it bounces past Hawkins for a behind. (Q2 19:16)
Scully runs up the wing and passes to Breust near the boundary 45m out, who misses. (Q2 20:47)
After a stoppage near the hotspot, O’Meara gives to Henderson for a snap off a step from 40m on the flank that goes wide. (Q2 22:49)
Shiels misses a flying snap from 45m on the flank. (Q2 22:49)
Howe passes to Henderson 45m out on a slight angle after forcing another forward half turnover following the kick in. Henderson hits the post. (Q2 23:59)
O’Brien has a fresh air kick at the crumb from his own contest in the square but the ball rolls for a behind. (Q2 27:16)
Gunston marks 50m out on the flank in front of Blicavs, he kicks a boomer of a set shot to finally make good on a sustained period of frontal pressure. (Q2 28:14)
Hawkins catches the ball out of ruck in the pocket, no Hawk goes at him so he snaps the goal from 25m with relative ease. (Q2 30:31)
Scully goes long to the square where Blicavs has lost Lewis, the Hawk marks untouched and feeds Worpel for the easy goal. (Q2 32:54)
Lewis marks a Smith pass just before the HT siren 45m out in front, he runs in right and shoots left. (Q2 34:59)
O’Brien dives in front of Stewart to mark the first centre clearance kick of Q3 to 45m in front, he converts. (Q3 0:53)
Duncan roves a contest at half forward and has a paddock to run, he reaches the square and goals to keep Geelong in it. (Q3 4:52)
Duncan soccers the next centre clearance up the corridor for Rohan to mark in front of Stratton 45m out and goal. (Q3 6:25)
After Henderson turns the ball over at half forward, Dahlhaus marks 30m out on a slight angle and goals. Geelong back in it after being well beaten all day, classic Cats. (Q3 10:52)
Worpel kicks long to a pack on the flank 25m out, Blicavs spoils Lewis but the crumb falls for Puopolo who feeds Gunston to run into the open goal. (Q3 16:10)
Miers gives to Ablett on the impossible angle 20m out, the Little Master can’t make it work. (Q3 20:06)
Shiels roves a stoppage in the pocket and bounces through his second goal. (Q3 22:37)
Selwood bombs long from the next centre bounce, Ratugolea leaps in front of Burgoyne to mark 15m out in front… but misses a very easy one! (Q3 24:31)
Miers sends a high ball to the hotspot where Stanley wins a raffle between three Cats to mark but he also misses an easy one. (Q3 26:10)
Burgoyne’s kick in to the BP is intercepted by Miers 20m out… and yes, he also misses! (Q3 27:00)
Tuohy roves a Henderson spoil and misses off the right boot across the body from the hotspot. (Q3 29:53)
Hawkins passes back from a pack at the hotspot after a Dangerfield centre clearance, he finds Selwood 40m out on a slight angle who misses. (Q4 0:23)
After Geelong bosses a stoppage on the wing, Stanley passes to the lead of Hawkins in front of Sicily 40m out wide on the flank. The Tomahawk swerves his set shot through. (Q4 2:33)
Frawley starts a rebound with an intercept on the HBF, Gunston has two Hawks on one in the square and it’s O’Brien who marks and goals from 10m. (Q4 4:34)
Sicily beats Hawkins on the wing to intercept and goes the HFF where Bews holds O’Brien to give away a free 45m out, TOB misses. (Q4 7:16)
Ablett gives to Parsons after a long ball to a big pack at the hotspot but the Cat sprays it well wide. (Q4 15:34)
Dangerfield passes to Hawkins 40m out wide on the flank, this one starts left and hooks further left. (Q4 18:51)
Howe catches Dangerfield HTB at half back to prevent what looked like the last chance for Geelong. (Q4 23:41)
McEvoy marks in a pack on the HFF but his set shot is off hands into the goalpost. (Q4 25:16)
Puopolo gives to Lewis for some champagne from 15m. (Q4 26:49)

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