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Blog log from R23 of 2019: Sydney vs St Kilda

Blog log for Sydney vs St Kilda, R23 of 2019

A hopeful, high kick from Ross heads toward the hot spot where Bruce clunks the mark ahead of Melican. From 25m, directly in front, Josh slots the opener. (Q1 1:30)
Lonie gets a snap away from the pocket but it lacks any real power, thumped over the line by Aliir for a minor score. (Q1 2:50)
Tom Papley is held at the forward stoppage by Dunstan, gifted a shot on goal as a result. From 40m on a slight angle, he nails it. (Q1 4:36)
Hewett sends it from half-forward toward Blakey who receives the free for a mid-air push from Long. The 35m attempt sneaks home as the Swans take the lead. (Q1 8:31)
Hewett smacks the footy forward from the centre clearance and McCartin is able to get the dukes up to clunk it. Following that, Tom splits the middle with the 45m shot. (Q1 10:36)
Dunstan roves the throw-in in the pocket and throws it on the boot but the angle is far too tight, barely sneaking in for a behind. (Q1 11:24)
McVeigh finds himself out the back of the forward stoppage before unselfishly spotting up Kennedy further inboard. From 40m, it’s straight through the middle. (Q1 13:26)
An under-pressure Mills coughs it up by hand straight to Sinclair in the hot spot, but Jack wastes the opportunity. (Q1 15:14)
Hind picks up the loose footy at the 35, spins on a dime and snaps on his left, but it bounces wide. (Q1 16:08)
The Saints overrun the footy but Papley keeps his feet, able to collect and quickly release to Rowbottom who snaps truly on the run from 25. (Q1 19:07)
An unaware McVeigh is caught HTB after a good chase from Lonie. From 48, Jack launches it but it drops short, touched over the line. (Q1 21:05)
Hewett pokes a short pass to the leading Reid who almost drops the easy mark but catches it on the third bite. The 35m shot is offline to the far side. (Q1 23:18)
Ronke looks inboard and finds the leading Franklin on the chest. The 300-gamer shoots flawlessly from 40m, directly in front, and makes the SCG crowd go wild! (Q1 24:32)
Bruce quickly sends it long from the wing, finding Membrey who marks strongly in front of Jack. Tim lines up from 40 and sneaks it home. (Q1 26:57)
Ronke links up with Buddy yet again, this time shooting from smack on 50. Franklin makes the distance comfortably but the accuracy lets him down. (Q1 30:27)
Steele roves a crowded pack in the forward 50 and gets a quick snap away on his left boot which doesn’t bend enough, resulting in a minor score. (Q2 1:53)
Sinclair’s entry is out of the top drawer, straight into the lap of the leading Bruce who smacks it home with a 50m set-shot. (Q2 3:26)
Newnes, Ross and Hind each combine by hand with the latter launching a shot from 50 on the run which flies well wide. (Q2 15:07)
Long is involved twice from the wing to half-forward before snapping a phenomenal goal from just inside the 50. (Q2 20:37)
A terrible McVeigh handball allows Dunstan to pounce and receive the high tackle from Parker. Dunstan shoots from 40m and narrowly misses. (Q2 22:14)
Seb Ross snaps quickly with class, slotting a true front-and-centre goal from 25. (Q2 23:52)
Heeney crumbs on the flank and has time to assess before spotting McVeigh in the corridor within range. The veteran goes back, shoots from 45, and sprays it OOTF. (Q2 26:22)
Dunstan trots down the flank before Steele marks running back with the flight at the 45. Seconds before HT, the shot sneaks in for a behind, levelling the scores. (Half Time)
It’s Ross, Savage and then Steven who marks the short kick at 40. The set-shot marginally makes the distance, but it’s a goal nonetheless. (Q3 8:55)
Blakey sets up Kennedy who shoots off a couple of steps from outside 50, bouncing in for a goal to even the ledger. (Q3 10:35)
Hannebery releases Ross at the centre clearance who hits up Bruce on the lead. Josh shoots from 40 straight into the woodwork. (Q3 12:17)
Dunstan links up with Hannebery who heads toward goal from 50 on the run, but it’s offline by a whisker. (Q3 15:20)
McCartin kicks inside 50 from the flank where Franklin slides in to clunk the mark. From 48, Buddy roosts it through the big sticks. (Q3 16:40)
Parker smothers a rebounding St Kilda handball before quickly sending it forward where McCartin holds the mark and slots the 20m kick. (Q3 18:42)
Papley tracks the footy in the pocket, centering to Parker who nails the 35m set-shot. (Q3 19:25)
Ronke dashes into the 50 with time, unselfishly sending it toward McCartin. The kick isn’t ideal but McCartin is good enough to snap quickly and truly from the top of the square. (Q3 22:58)
McCartin cleverly paddles it to his own advantage, shooting from 45 but narrowly missing to the left. (Q3 24:47)
Ross easily reads the poor, under-pressure Heeney handball, snapping his second goal of the day from 35m. (Q3 28:01)
Reid’s palm-down to Papley is A-grade, allowing the goalsneak to skip away from the stoppage and slot the goal from 40 on the run. (Q4 3:12)
Amidst an army of bodies at the stoppage, the footy bounces to Jack Steele in the middle of it all. With haste, he manages to dribble an opportunistic goal. (Q4 5:07)
Membrey snaps quickly on his right boot from the pocket but it’s never online, sailing through to the near side. (Q4 7:28)
Franklin sneaks up on the clueless Savage, nailing him HTB at the 45. He shoots from right in front but hooks it to the right. (Q4 9:02)
Papley marks in the pocket and recognises the moment by passing to McVeigh who kicks the goal on the run from 30. The crowd loves it and the Swans get around the club legend. (Q4 10:42)
Ronke sets it up to a contest where Parker flies high above the rest, holding a strong mark and slotting it from 25. (Q4 11:26)
Dawson pulls his kick into the 50 to the advantage of Franklin who marks. Buddy shoots from 45 and nails it. (Q4 14:03)
Battle gets it on the boot from downtown but it’s narrowly to the near side. (Q4 16:19)
Menzel receives in the pocket and has a flying right-boot snap which misses. (Q4 17:42)
In game 100, Rowe marks in the pocket and lines up for goal. The shot doesn’t have the accuracy though, rushed through for a behind. (Q4 18:23)
Hind marks at true CHF, changing his mind at the last minute and poking a pass to Rowe who’ll have another chance. Again, it’s offline. (Q4 21:33)
It’s another fairytale moment for Sydney, with Keiren Jack shooting on the run from 40. Despite there being a number of free teammates, they point to goal and that’s where he goes! (Q4 24:01)
The footy falls to Papley deep in Sydney’s attack. He quickly snaps on his left, straight into the post. (Q4 25:08)
Membrey marks the Clark entry at the 35, lines up for goal and sprays it OOTF. (Q4 26:08)
Papley sees Franklin in space out the back, marking in the pocket. He immediately plays on and boots his fourth goal of the afternoon into the top row of the crowd. (Q4 27:03)

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