Blog log from R23 of 2019: Gold Coast vs Western Sydney

A holding-the-man free kick is picked out in the marking contest in favour of Sexton. He launches a shot from 45 that misses to the near side by a whisker. (Q1 5:18)
Cameron marks in the middle and streams forward to wind up as the last link in the chain, nailing the 35m set-shot. (Q1 6:48)
A 50m penalty is awarded for harsh, late contact from De Boer on MacPherson, which brings the Sun within range. From 35, he misses. (Q1 9:45)
Lloyd roves a large pack at the top of the square, cleanly collecting and snapping the goal on his left boot. (Q1 13:16)
Kelly’s checkside is across the face but strong work from Perryman makes it look okay, taking the contested mark before giving the sneaky handball to Cameron who snaps the goal. (Q1 17:48)
Finlayson launches it from the centre square to Taranto who found himself with plenty of space in the pocket. Tim marks, struts inboard and snaps with class. (Q1 20:01)
Swallow sends a pass into the path of the leading Day who slides in to take the mark at 45. The shot is never online, only notching up a minor score. (Q1 27:31)
Himmelberg flies high but can’t hold the mark. Whitfield swoops on the loose footy, hastily snapping the goal on his left from 20 to cap off a huge Q1. (Q1 28:47)
On the quest for the Coleman, Cameron launches a torp from 65 after the QT siren. He gets a fair piece of it, but it doesn’t trouble the scorers. (Qtr Time)
Ainsworth slots a pass to the flank where Swallow pops up in space. He strikes it well from 50 but it’s just offline (Q2 1:35)
King takes a good contested mark, however, Bowes will take the tick after being taken high by Shaw. Jack makes the goal umpire work but it sneaks home. (Q2 4:30)
Sexton launches a set-shot from 55 that makes the distance with ease but doesn’t boast the accuracy. (Q2 6:11)
Daniels collects out the back of the pack in the pocket, popping a handball over the top to Lloyd in the square who kicks the easiest of goals. (Q2 8:25)
Lukosius takes the intercept mark and half-forward, trots toward the goal and shoots inaccurately from 50m. (Q2 11:26)
Weller links up with MacPherson within range but he too can’t convert, adding to the poor Suns’ accuracy thus far. (Q2 12:26)
Sexton roves at full pace, dragging the snap across his body from 40 and finishing with class. (Q2 14:12)
Cameron was the only one who was ever going to claim Mumford’s kick to the pocket, yet on the wrong side for a left-footer, he misses. (Q2 18:24)
Williams sends it through the corridor to Lloyd who spanks it from half-forward, extending the Giants’ lead by six. (Q2 19:26)
Sexton pounces on the bobbling ball in the hot spot, snapping hastily, with his shot far off to the right. (Q2 25:57)
Ainsworth feeds it to the leading Sexton on a silver platter. From just inside the 50, Alex makes it count! (Q2 26:57)
Cameron is infringed during the marking contest but wastes his opportunity, missing to the right from 35. (Q2 30:42)
On the burst out of the forward stoppage, Kelly throws it on the boot, slotting an impressive goal from a near-impossible angle. (Q2 31:57)
Young marks on the 50 arc, plays on to get a couple of extra metres closer to goal, then launches it through for the first major of the second half. (Q3 3:44)
King makes it two on the trot for the Suns after marking the pulled MacPherson entry and banging it home from 30. (Q3 5:51)
De Boer sends it deep forward where Finlayson finds space outside of Ballard, smacking the easy goal through. (Q3 7:12)
The speedy pair of Daniels and Hill combine, with the former working it out of congestion and the latter sending a banana on the run through for a goal. (Q3 9:35)
Cameron drops the mark but recovers, combining with Hill to snap the quick 30m goal. (Q3 11:33)
Cameron makes it two in a minute and four for the night after marking the Kelly clearance, playing on, and curling it back on his left. (Q3 12:35)
Guess who – Jeremy Cameron gets off his man with ease, clunking the uncontested mark at 25 and making it three in three minutes! (Q3 13:38)
Kelly collects in the pocket and searches for Cameron instead of having a shot on goal. He finds his man, but Jeremy’s snap is high and wide. (Q3 16:09)
Reid sends a pass to you-know-who on the lead, marking in front of Day. Cameron wheels around but the bend is too much, shaving the wrong side of the post. (Q3 18:08)
Kelly emerges from the forward stoppage, snapping a classy checkside goal as the Giants chug away. (Q3 19:48)
Cameron keeps it in, hungry for more goals, but it’s Taranto who gets the shot away, curling the snap into the post from the pocket. (Q3 21:59)
Himmelberg contests and then crumbs his own ball, passing off to Cameron in the pocket. Jeremy marks, snaps and goals from the pocket, equalling Ben Brown’s tally! (Q3 21:59)
Miller picks up the loose footy after Mummy leaves it behind, releasing Sexton who snaps from 25 but misses. (Q3 21:59)
Weller smothers the Tomlinson handball before catching his marker HTB thereafter. He lines up from 45 but hangs it out to the right. (Q3 21:59)
Mark or downfield free-kick, take your pick. Either way, Jeremy Cameron shoots to take the throne. He kicks… and it’s home!! Jeremy, make room in your trophy case. (Q3 21:59)
De Boer doesn’t blaze away, instead centering to Kennedy at the better angle. From 20m, he makes no mistake. (Q3 21:59)
Whitfield slices us the Suns before hitting Daniels on the lead. The 45m attempt is across the face, through for a minor score. (Q4 4:09)
Kelly, Kennedy, Cumming, and then it’s Hill as the last link in the chain. He goes back from 45 and splits the middle. (Q4 5:58)
Phenomenal work from Himmelberg to keep the ball in play allows Kennedy to link with Cameron who whips it around for goal number eight! (Q4 10:13)
Bowes goes short to Sexton who marks near to the boundary line on the lead. After a score review, the end result is OOTF. (Q4 12:42)
Burgess marks in attack having been swung forward but his shot is reminiscent of a defender, also OOTF. (Q4 13:43)
The Suns’ rising stars link up as Lukosius pops it into the path of King who nails the 40m shot. (Q4 20:59)
Taranto sends it to the hot spot where Finlayson stays down, allowing Cameron to launch himself and clunk the mark. He slots it from 40m, making it 9 goals for the night. (Q4 28:29)
Cameron marks again at 45 to line up for number 10! He shoots… and shanks it. (Q4 28:29)
Bowes hooks it back to the centre with seconds on the clock where King marks in the hot spot. The siren sounds and Ben kicks the goal. Game over! (Full Time)

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