Blog log from R8 of 2020: Sydney vs Hawthorn

Blakey bombs long to a big pack 20m out, crumb falls to the front where Reid kept his feet to rove and snap the first goal off his left boot. (Q1 2:17)
Papley takes a strong mark in front of Hardwick from a Mills bullet pass from the wing to 35m in the corridor, but misses badly. (Q1 7:50)
Scully roves at half forward and goes short to O’Meara who has enough space to run to 45m on a slight angle and shoot on the run… first goal for Hawthorn. (Q1 8:49)
Shiels sharks a Lloyd handball, runs around Florent at the back of a stoppage in the pocket and shoots from the boundary 30m out for a very nice finish! (Q1 11:33)
Gunston draws a contact free on Fox with two on him in the pocket 20m out, he converts in game 200 and his teammates get around him. (Q1 13:43)
Taylor speeds around the outer wing and hits Blakey leading to 45m on a slight angle, who tries a pass that is broken up… but Parker gets a free on Frost and goals from 20m. (Q1 18:00)
Wingard misses a snap from the pocket. (Q1 20:10)
Taylor roves a Papley contest and snaps a sensational finish from deep in the pocket 20m! (Q2 1:27)
O’Meara clears from a stoppage on the HFF to the hotspot, Wingard marks on his chest and converts. (Q2 4:39)
Burgoyne roves and shoots off the left from a stoppage 35m out in front, it flirts with the right goalpost but falls in for a goal at long last, after some extremely turgid play. (Q2 19:10)
Papley soccers a goal from 10m after a stoppage then starts a fight with Mitchell, but of course it’s the third man in who gets pinged for contact, Frawley FA and easy double goal. (Q2 22:50)
Big scramble at the Hawk hotspot after they get the first clearance of Q3, five Hawks try and fail to snap but it’s Mitchell who eventually gets the kick off, it’s good. (Q3 1:08)
Day passes to Minchington 45m out on the flank, he has the leg but not the accuracy on the set shot. (Q3 3:20)
Clarke intercepts a grubbing dump kick by Scully 40m out on the flank but misses off a step. (Q3 6:38)
Hardwick roves and handballs in defence but it’s off hands of Parker, McCartin taps down to Papley who does the rest from 20m in front. (Q3 9:09)
Gray passes to the slide of Reid to mark 40m out on the flank after a rebound through midfield. Reid hoofs it OOTF. (Q3 11:24)
Florent is legged by Stratton in a tackle 45m out on a slight angle, he chooses not to shoot and the Hawks rebound. (Q3 12:55)
McCartin is paid a mark from a Fox kick to 45m in the corridor, he roosts a lovely set shot with a wet ball to lever Sydney into a deserved lead. (Q3 15:09)
Papley gets rid of Hardwick at half forward, gathers a bouncing ball behind the Hawk defence and has two bounces to run into the open goal! (Q3 18:09)
Parker is front and centre for a Sinclair contest near the hotspot, he snaps off a step but misses. (Q4 3:21)
Rampe dives on the line to touch through a Wingard soccer kick from 25m. (Q4 6:38)
Gunston snaps wide from a stoppage in the pocket. (Q4 7:37)
Florent centres from the HFF, Blakey juggles the mark over Sicily near the hotspot and steers through a big goal after the Hawks dominated play in the previous five minutes. (Q4 10:22)
Sinclair gets a holding free on Brooksby in a big pack at the hotspot but misses. (Q4 12:37)
Papley misses after a stoppage from 40m on the flank. (Q4 16:25)
The Hawks get a rare rebound up the guts after Day intercepts at half back, Burgoyne feeds Shiels for a running snap from CHF… OOTF. (Q4 17:24)
Sicily outmarks Reid 25m out on the flank, plays on and screws through a rare goal. (Q4 19:22)
Wingard roves and has time to steady for a left foot snap from true CHF… drifts right. (Q4 22:40)
Elijah Taylor gets a free plus 50m to bring him from wing to 40m on a slight angle, he kicks after the final siren and misses but that’s enough for Sydney. (Q4 24:05)

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