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Blog log from R6 of 2020: Melbourne vs Gold Coast

Blog log for Melbourne vs Gold Coast, R6 of 2020

Rankine makes an eror in the back half, his second kick not as good as his first. Fritsch takes the intercept mark and Bailey lines up from a step inside the arc. He goals! (Q1 18:18)
Apologies to the FF community. Some last minute tech issues on my end. For those who missed it, Rankine kicked a major with his first kick in footy, a truly wonderful snap! (Q1 19:20)
Former Docker Lachie Weller marks a kick and a half from goal and assesses the options. He eventually rounds Lever and the long left foot bomb lands from 55! Fast reply! (Q1 21:03)
The Suns apply relentless pressure in the forward arc and eventually force the turnover. King leads up and gleefully accepts the lead up grab 35 metres out from goal. Ben misses. (Q1 24:03)
Harbrow tackles Pickett and the decision is harshly adjudged in the back. The youngster wastes little time, dabbing the pass to Harmes. James converts truly from 40! (Q2 1:36)
Budarick makes a devastating error in the back 50, kicking directly into the man on the mark. Salem takes advantage, bouncing it through from 45! (Q2 4:06)
The Dees continue to make the most of the Suns mistakes. This time Ellis gifts Hibberd a 50 metre penalty. The former Bomber duly converts from 45! (Q2 6:51)
Vandenberg throws himself at the footy and flicks it out to the pacing Weideman. Sam throws it on the boot, and the on target shot is adjudged to be touched. (Q2 12:05)
The Suns go end to end and Witts takes the final mark, leading a desperate Gawn. The former Pie shoots from 50 out, directly in front, hitting the post. (Q2 13:51)
Bennell sends the ball long to the isolated contest between Weideman and Lukosious. Sam outbodies his younger opponent and takes the clunk. He converts from 35! (Q2 14:46)
The Suns launch the ball from the resultant stoppage, sending it long via the boot of Day. King gathers the ground ball and sends through his second! (Q2 17:22)
Rankine gathers the ball from the deep forward stoppage. The Dees converge, forcing the youngster to miss to the near side via the snap. (Q2 19:34)
Day and Sexton link by hand as the Suns continue to surge back in this second term. Alex sends to the top of the square. The pack converges and Fiorini crumbs from point blank! (Q2 21:07)
Brayshaw takes the lead up grab and assess the options. He decides on the shot at goal, lining up on the flank at the arc. He cannons his shot into the post. (Q2 26:07)
The Dees are lining up as we begin this second half. Viney settles for the central option, finding Melksham unattended. Jake goes back and slots it from 45! (Q3 1:51)
Supreme defensive pressure forces the Sun turnover. Pickett gathers the pill, flicks to Bennell and Harley sends it through… They’re checking for a touch. (Q3 6:29)
Score review does its job, a behind is correctly adjudicated. (Q3 6:53)
King forces the ball to the ground, leaping over May. Ainsworth expertly crumbs the ball at ground level. The classy forward runs his measure and goals from the arc! (Q3 11:15)
Rankine towels Hibberd up and the decision is duly awarded. The first gamer moves it on quickly and the play ends with King taking the lead up mark. He misses from 40. (Q3 14:11)
RANKINE! The youngster dribbles the ball by foot to himself, in a five strong pack. He follows up under immense pressure and soccers through from 30! (Q3 15:42)
Fritsch grabs the quickest of replies! Long bomb out the back from the stoppage and Pickett has the speedy mind to tap it into the path of Bailey. He goals from point blank! (Q3 18:20)
Rankine is having one special debut. Izak flicks over the top of Hunt to Ellis, with a daring handball. Brandon receives and hammers it through from 40! (Q3 22:45)
Ainsworth receives on the outside as the Suns surge forward to begin the decisive final term. Ben hammers from the arc and thuds his effort into the post. (Q4 2:03)
Budarick is caught unawares by a desperate Hannan and holding the ball is duly awarded. Boundary side, Hannan makes no mistake with a classy left foot snap! (Q4 5:26)
Miller wins the free from the pocket throw in and has an opportunity to pull the Suns back within a straight kick. Touk misses from 45 on the flank. (Q4 8:01)
Rankine is proving to be a star for the Suns from minute one. He sharks the tap off Gawn at full pace, runs his measure and goals from point blank for his third! (Q4 8:01)
The exceptional Rankine makes it a one point ball game. The next ten minutes are likely to prove quite decisive for both footy clubs… (Q4 11:12)
The exceptional Rankine makes it a one point ball game. The next ten minutes are likely to prove quite decisive for both footy clubs… (Q4 12:27)
Rankine receives the free kick against Bennell, pressed up on the boundary. The decision was questionable. Izak’s shot at goal misses to the far side. (Q4 13:10)
We do have a tied ball game. 8:34 to play. (Q4 13:10)
Bennell launches out the back and Ballard is unable to hold the mark. Hannan mops up and centres to the unmarked Weideman. Sam goals from 30 on the slight! (Q4 16:27)
Lukosious launches to the pacing Rankine and Izak clunks the grab ahead of the desperate Hibberd. From 35 on the sharp angle, he misses to the near side. (Q4 19:10)
Five point ball game. 4:38 to play. (Q4 19:46)
Petracca takes the strong lead up grab and Christian lines up from a step outside 50 on the slight angle. He shoots and sends it through! (Q4 22:58)
With 2:01 left, the Suns will need to be almost perfect to win from here. (Q4 23:25)
Pickett paces out the back and has the opportunity to go for goal. He pulls out the team play, finding Bennell as the seconds tick off the clock. Harley goals, Dees win! (Full Time)

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