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Blog log from R20 of 2019: Western Sydney vs Sydney

Blog log for Western Sydney vs Sydney, R20 of 2019

Papley roves a Reid contest 40m out on the flank and screws through the first goal of the afternoon. (Q1 1:48)
Papley intercepts a dump rebound kick on the HFF, shoots quickly from 45m near the boundary and it bounces through! (Q1 4:33)
Daniels has a ping from 50m on a slight angle, it flies over the head of Hill for a behind. (Q1 6:48)
Rowbottom kicks to green grass in the pocket for Ronke to gather but Haynes mows him down to prevent another Swan score. (Q1 8:25)
Rowbottom again sets up a kick to space at half forward by Blakey for Ronke to run onto, this time Ronke baulks away from Davis and screws home a nice snap from 30m. (Q1 10:24)
Finlayson intercepts McLean at true CHF, but misses. (Q1 13:44)
Haynes passes to the lead of Keeffe 35m out on a slight angle for his first goal of the game. (Q1 15:19)
Whitfield marks andconverts a set shot from 45m on a slight angle, the Giants have pulled back the Swans’ fast start. (Q1 17:48)
Menzel beats Idun to marks 35m out on a slight angle for his first goal. (Q1 19:24)
Dawson clears the pack in the square for a nice goal from a snap off half forward. (Q1 21:32)
Taranto goes long to the square where Himmelberg marks over Mills for an important goal nearing HT. (Q1 27:30)
Perryman passes to Finlayson 45m out on a slight angle who dislocates a finger while marking, he misses while in sharp pain. (Q1 30:34)
Papley bounces a snap from a pack outside the hotspot into the goalpost. (Q2 0:16)
Greene hits the crumb from a Himmelberg contest near the hotspot at full pace and screws home a lovely right foot snap across his body. (Q2 3:20)
Bonar goes very short to Hopper just inside true CHF, ump says play on so he turns and shoots off a step from 45m… that one sails through as well! (Q2 4:19)
Himmelberg marks a Finlayson pass easily in front of Mills in the pocket 20m out and screws through another one for GWS. (Q2 5:43)
Williams gets a contact free on Mills 30m out on the flank but sprays it OOTF. (Q2 9:41)
Heeney drops a mark in front of a big pack at the hotspot but has time enough to gather and bounce through a nice left foot snap across the body. (Q2 10:54)
Menzel misses a snap from the HFF. (Q2 12:31)
Finlayson wins a footy in a pack at CHB and bounces twice through midfield, Himmelberg drops the inside 50 kick but Taranto feeds Hill to baulk clear and goal from 40m. (Q2 13:51)
Menzel intercepts a handball in the square but Perryman tackles him to force the snap wide from point blank range. (Q2 15:31)
Hill gives to Hopper who snaps off a step from 25m on the flank, that one wobbles through as well. GWS taking control of this game on the scoreboard in Q2. (Q2 17:01)
Papley marks near the boundary 40m out but misses. (Q2 19:44)
Hill gives to Hopper who shoots off a few steps from 40m on the flank, but it’s across the face. (Q2 21:42)
Deledio misses from the top of the square after roving a failed Daniels attempt. (Q3 0:29)
Greene hits the post with a banana off a step from a pack 30m out on the flank. (Q3 4:52)
Finlayson earns a contact free on Aliir going for a Greene pass to the pocket 20m out for an arm around the neck, he goals. (Q3 6:14)
Ronke misses a set shot from 30m on the flank. (Q3 11:34)
Heeney marks at the hotspot and is made to earn it by Taranto with a late hit from behind, no 50m penalty as the free was paid instead, Heeney kicks truly. (Q3 12:37)
Ronke marks on his chest in front of two Giants 20m out on a slight angle, he punches the set shot low and straight. (Q3 16:14)
Davis bounces a rare snap wide from 45m on a slight angle. (Q3 19:28)
Heeney curls in a sensational snap from the pocket 30m out after a stoppage, the Swans have clawed their way back within a kick! (Q3 20:10)
Daniels receives from Finlayson and shoots out of congestion in midfield like a bullet out of a gun, he fires on the burst from 45m on a slight angle and it sails through! (Q3 23:55)
Williams misses from a stoppage 20m out. (Q3 25:16)
Greene gives to Deledio who shoots off a step from true CHF, it falls on the line where Finlayson tries to mark but ends up dropping it through for a behind. (Q3 27:37)
Blakey marks a Parker pass over Perryman 40m out on a slight angle just before the 3QT siren, he goals to bring the margin back below a kick. (Q3 31:55)
Hopper gives to Deledio who sprays OOTF from the hotspot, had more time than he thought and rushed it a little. (Full Time)
Florent passes to Clarke in some space at half forward, the ex-Roo plays on and kicks the go-ahead goal for Sydney from 50m on a slight angle! (Q4 2:14)
Papley marks at half forward, wheels and goes to Heeney who marks in front of Stein 40m out on a slight angle. Heeney misses. (Q4 5:08)
Sam Reid of the Giants centres from the BP to defensive hotspot but Heeney intercepts… then the Swan shanks another one. (Q4 5:08)
Haynes marks over Jones on the wing and runs to the HFF, goes long… ball bounces behind the pack for a behind. (Q4 7:41)
Rose marks strongly in front of Stein from a Kennedy kick to 40m on the flank, he has had a very quiet day and kicks into Stein on the mark for no score. (Q4 11:49)
Fox turns the ball over in midfield to Tomlinson who has Finlayson 40m out on the flank, he puts the Giants back in front with a lovely set shot. (Q4 13:54)
The Giants boss the next centre bounce, Hopper snaps his third goal from the hotspot and the home crowd is up and about! (Q4 15:44)
Play in the Giants half with repeat inside 50s as the clock ticks under 5:00. (Q4 21:54)
Menzel marks near true CHF, Daniels arrives late but the umpire doesn’t pay a penalty… Menzel’s set shot falls on the line and is rushed. (Q4 24:10)
McCartin streams up the guts and passes to the lead of Heeney who marks on a hard lead despite Shaw being draped all over him. Heeney kicks straight this time. (Q4 26:23)
Three points in it, 1:42 left at the next centre bounce. (Q4 26:23)
McLean clears from the bounce to the HFF, Reid of the Giants rebounds but Fox intercepts on the wing… (Q4 27:23)
Heeney contests the inside 50 kick to the pocket, Reid of the Swans roves but can’t get a snap away, eventually rushed. 57 seconds left. (Q4 27:23)
Dawson marks the rebound kick to the wing and gives to Mills for the repeat inside 50, long bomb to the hotspot, Reid of the Swans drops it, stoppage. (Q4 27:23)
Hately clears with a rebound kick to the wing, eventually Greene takes it out on the Swans HFF, 16 seconds to go, stoppage. (Q4 28:54)
Greene clears but it comes back to the Swans HFF, Fox can’t get clear and the siren goes with the ball in Mumford’s hands, GWS wins! (Q4 29:18)

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