Blog log from R8 of 2020: Gold Coast vs Western Bulldogs

Ballard roves in the BP but Bontempelli catches him HTB 20m out. The Bont hits the post. (Q1 0:35)
Wallis sharks a Collins handball in a big pack 20m out and gives outside to Smith to snap the first goal from dead in front. (Q1 2:13)
Smith snaps wide from the HFF. (Q1 9:31)
Anderson provides a crumb for a centring ball to the hotspot to allow Sexton to rove and snap across the body off the right for the first Suns goal. (Q1 10:58)
Powell passes to the dive of King 45m out on the flank, who misses. (Q1 14:28)
Sexton marks an Anderson pass from the wing 45m out in the corridor and sails through his second goal of the quarter. (Q1 15:39)
After some kick to kick on members wing, Liberatore sums it up with a fine snap from 40m on a slight angle after a give by Crozier. (Q1 22:35)
Light rain that was falling in Q1 has intensified in Q2. (Q2 1:19)
Macrae passes short to Smith 45m out on the flank after Anderson turns the ball over by foot at half back. Smith misses. (Q2 1:48)
Powell mops up a Lipinski rebound dump kick and passes to Rankine 40m out on the flank, who kicks it straight as a die over the fence! What a talent! (Q2 6:47)
Cordy rushes a long ball to the square ahead of Day. (Q2 8:19)
Swallow misses from a stoppage 20m out on a slight angle. (Q2 10:00)
Swallow passes to Anderson on the boundary 35m out, who slices it OOTF. (Q2 16:03)
Ainsworth roves a Sexton contest and skids a snap just wide of the post from 35m. (Q2 18:04)
Bowes rushes a Liberatore snap from half forward that lands in the square. (Q2 20:11)
Lipinski snaps from half forward, Powell leaps on the line, did he touch it? Video review, umpire’s call stands and it’s a goal. (Q2 21:13)
Lipinski catches Greenwood HTB at the next centre bounce, he goes to the flank 40m out where Bontempelli takes a contested grab… but his set shot is short, wide and rushed. (Q2 23:52)
Day marks at half forward, twenty blokes stream forward but he picks up Sexton running behind them all to the top of the square for his third goal. (Q3 2:31)
Rankine holds Johannisen after disposal on the wing to concede a free plus 50m, JJ lines up from 40m on a slight angle and makes him pay with a big goal. (Q3 5:21)
Weightman sends a very high speculator from the HFF to the square, Powell and Collins fly and spoil each other, Wallis stayed down to goal with ease. (Q3 7:46)
Vandermeer marks 40m out on a slight angle, his set shot is a dirty shank that swerves into the post. (Q3 10:51)
Vandermeer passes to Weightman 35m out on the boundary, who kicks OOTF. (Q3 13:33)
Wood spoils and rushes a King ball to the square to deny Rankine a chance. (Q3 18:17)
Day roves a Rankine contest in the pocket 25m out and gets caught high by Keath, he centres to Ellis 40m out on a slight angle who kicks truly. (Q3 19:16)
Anderson roves a Day contest 40m out on a slight angle, has three blokes running past but goes himself off a step… well wide. (Q3 21:25)
Rankine hits the post with a snap from the pocket. (Q4 1:05)
Richards turns and chases his own crumb after competing with Lukosius at the top of the square, he tries a left foot volley and it comes off for an opportunist goal from 10m! (Q4 2:15)
Young gets a contact free on Ballard at the hotspot and kicks the Dogs clear. (Q4 3:50)
Gowers misses a snap from the pocket. (Q4 6:41)
Rankine skids a snap wide from half forward. (Q4 7:19)
Ainsworth plays on to advantage from a free kick to Miller at a stoppage and rams through a snap from 35m out in front. (Q4 11:20)
Rankine misses off his left boot from the pocket to bring the margin back to a straight kick, nearing 7:00 to play. (Q4 14:28)
Rankine leaps over Keath to take a chest mark from a Harbrow kick to the pocket 20m out, but he misses. (Q4 17:35)
Stoppage in the Suns FP, 1:30 to go. (Q4 23:02)
Keath dumps a rebound kick to the HBF, Greenwood kicks to an empty hotspot but the Dogs swarm and rebound, out for a throw in on the wing, 57 seconds. (Q4 23:30)
Greenwood kicks to half forward but Williams gets the touch… Budarick intercepts at CHB, one last chance… Bontempelli marks in relief at half back! (Q4 24:06)

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