Blog log from R19 of 2019: Hawthorn vs Brisbane

Breust swoops on the loose ball in the pocket and can’t shrug the tackler, so he feeds it back to Nash who snaps truly on his right for the first of the day! (Q1 4:30)
Gunston sidesteps with class and pokes a pass into the path of the leading Nash. For two in a minute, from 35m, he hooks it. (Q1 4:48)
Following Zorko’s kick, Cameron slips over but recovers with haste, outrunning Howe to the footy before picking up the Sherrin in the square and snapping the goal under pressure. (Q1 6:48)
If you’re wondering why Shaun Burgoyne is nicknamed silk, the perfect palm-down from McEvoy into his path and then the classy running snap is all you need to see. (Q1 8:04)
Henderson intercepts a rushed Brisbane clearance then passes inboard to Isaac Smith in space. From outside 50, he drags it badly OOTF. (Q1 10:33)
Puopolo’s pace proves pivotal as he collects the boundary-side footy. He links with Ceglar before Smith makes amends for his mistake, finishing with ease from 40m on the run. (Q1 12:48)
McCluggage snaps the footy high under pressure, falling into the vicinity of Christensen who makes no mistake with his 40m set shot. (Q1 15:05)
Lewis is paid the mark despite Walker staking a strong claim that he had his own piece of it. A relatively simple set shot is sprayed wide, through for a behind. (Q1 17:33)
Some tough desperation from Gardiner at half-forward gives Answerth a look at goal from outside 50. It’s a mongrel off the boot, but it sails through nonetheless. (Q1 20:48)
Robinson’s kick on the wing is cut off, allowing the Hawks to stream forward. Puopolo hands it over to Sheils who steadies and shoots from 40m but misses. (Q1 25:46)
McCluggage knocks it cleverly out of the contest to Hipwood at the 30. Eric hastily snaps on the outside of the boot but can’t get it online. (Qtr Time)
With his back to goal, Gunston feeds it to Burgoyne who dropsteps Zorko, straightens up on his left, and works the breeze to his advantage, slotting a classy goal! (Q2 2:53)
Cameron and Stratton overrun the footy in the pocket. The third in line is Rayner, who soccers it on his right straight into the goal umpire. Quick reply for the Lions. (Q2 3:54)
Hanrahan’s wobbly centering kick is called a mark from the distant umpire, albeit wrongly. Poppy shoots from 40m, straight in front and misses. (Q2 4:55)
Lewis marks the Worpel kick just inside the 50 but his set shot falls centimetres short, knocked over for a minor score. (Q2 9:39)
Nestled in on the boundary line, a rushed left-foot kick and hope from Robinson floats high before sailing through for a minor score. (Q2 13:24)
Christensen centres the footy from out wide to the advantage of Cameron who marks on his chest with Frawley sitting in his pocket. From 25m on a moderate angle, Charlie misses. (Q2 14:51)
Smith launches it toward Breust and Hodge but the kick dips and falls short into the lap of Connor Nash. From 30m, directly in front, it’s offline. (Q2 18:32)
Hodge stops Hanrahan from shooting, then knocks it OOB deliberately. Henderson is the benefactor, cleverly not touching the ball in order to earn the free, however his snap misses. (Q2 21:13)
Zorko dashes out of the contest, sending it to the Hipwood/Frawley contest. Eric gets a hand to it but can’t hold on, eventually bouncing over the line for a minor score. (Q2 25:36)
McCluggage dismisses Smith with a strong fend-off, then loops onto his right and kicks a high-quality behind from the pocket. (Q2 27:37)
McCarthy collects the bouncing ball at 45 and quickly hands off to a galloping Zorko who finishes with finesse from 40 on a 45-degree angle. (Half Time)
Mitch Robinson gets a hasty shot away outside of a forward 50 stoppage, however an untimely slip pushes his attempt wide. (Q3 3:13)
Stratton’s first defensive effort is solid but his rebounding kick is poor. McStay intercepts, then Berry and Christensen combine with the latter kicking the easiest of goals. (Q3 4:44)
A free is picked out against Gardiner for a hold on Gunston in the marking contest. Jack goes back, lines up from 48 on a moderate angle and narrowly misses. (Q3 6:13)
Wingard and Breust combine on the forward flank but Luke’s running long-range shot doesn’t have the accuracy. (Q3 8:13)
Gunston leaps high above Adams and Gardiner to clunk an impressive mark at the 45. His shot is equally impressive, working the breeze to his advantage for a major. (Q3 13:34)
Henderson’s entry kick is short, forcing Lewis to half-volley before releasing to Shiels. On the run from 45, Liam misses. (Q3 14:31)
Rayner crumbs a huge pack and handballs over the top to the dangerous Cameron who was able to slide out the back of the contest. Charlie snaps truly from just outside the square. (Q3 16:39)
McStay marks just outside the 50 but with the tough breeze in his face he elects to chip the pass to Christensen. Bundy does the same to Zorko who slots it from 25m in front. (Q3 18:59)
Breust clears it from the centre and hits Burgoyne on the lead with a bullet of a pass. Shaun’s attempt on goal from 45, however, is offline. (Q3 21:00)
Rayner is the beneficiary of a clever inboard McCluggage pass. Cam lines up from 42 and splits the middle as the Lions edge away. (Q3 22:35)
The Hawks try to clear their defensive lines, only as far as Lyons at half-forward. He pokes a pass out wide to McCluggage who almost plays on but nails the set shot instead. (Q3 25:15)
Off the hands of a huge pack in the hot spot, Puopolo gets a rapid snap away which is never online. (Q3 26:45)
Smith sends it inside 50 where Breust is able to unleash a quick and clever handball to Hanrahan in the pocket. He can’t collect but works it goalward where Nash soccers it through (Q4 5:38)
McCluggage picks the footy off the ground marginally inside the Lions 50 and handballs laterally to Neale who spanks an accurate shot over the goal umpire’s head for a hasty reply. (Q4 6:06)
Neale and Zorko combine for the centre clearance with the latter hitting up Hipwood on the lead. From 50 on a 45-degree angle, Eric bangs it home. (Q4 6:37)
Nash passes to the adjacent Henderson whose 45m set shot holds up in the breeze, touched on the line. (Q4 7:41)
Stratton is penalised for a trip on the galloping Rayner, which despite being arguably accidental was still there. From 35m on a slight angle, Cam can’t convert. (Q4 11:32)
Henderson marks deep in the pocket and passes last-second to Birchall who marks. He sneaks a little sack-tap on his old buddy, Hodge while he’s at it. Grant’s shot hits the post. (Q4 13:27)
Through Birchall, McEvoy, Smith and then Hardwick, the Hawks find Scully inside 50. Tom quickly plays on, snaps on his left and curls it home. (Q4 16:07)
An under-pressure hack kick from Smith lands OOTF, giving Bailey an eye at the sticks. He centres to the square where the Big O clunks the grab over Ceglar and kicks it with ease. (Q4 19:27)
Despite being well within range, Rich unselfishly chips to Christensen free inside the 50. Bundy lines up for his third from 30m but it starts and finishes right. (Q4 24:36)
Scully sends it inside 50. The man in front is Answerth but Gunston is paid the mark in the hot spot nonetheless. In a classic case of footy karma, Jack sprays the kick. (Q4 28:09)

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