Blog log from R15 of 2020: Sydney vs Melbourne

Big wind blowing towards the Melbourne goals in Q1. (Q1 0:00)
Hayward has a man on his hammer but gathers near the hotspot and gives wide to Rowbottom who rolls through the first goal from 25m. (Q1 1:52)
Melksham goes long from the wing to Brown who has Melican on him with Aliir in the hole… but Brown marks 40m out on a slight angle and hits the post. (Q1 5:46)
Wicks roves a centring ball by Taylor to the hotspot, he has time to run around oh his left to screw a snap across the body to an empty square for another big goal into the wind. (Q1 13:48)
Brayshaw bounces through the first Melbourne goal from outside a pack 35m out on the flank after a stoppage. (Q1 17:51)
Spargo marks in the pocket 25m out and screws through his first goal. (Q1 22:23)
Melksham passes to Brayshaw 40m out on a slight angle just before the QT siren, who misses. (Q1 25:50)
Parker roves in the pocket and snaps a nice goal over his left shoulder from 15m. (Q2 1:50)
Reid marks on the HFF and gives off to Dawson who misses from 45m. (Q2 3:48)
McLean marks a Reid pass over Langdon 25m out on a slight angle and boots his first goal with no problem. Sydney using the wind better than Melbourne did. (Q2 7:41)
McInerney intercepts a rebound kick over Jones at half forward and sends the ball back to the hotspot where Hayward marks and goals. (Q2 11:36)
Jones marks a Brayshaw ball 40m out but inexplicably tries to play on and coughs it up, moment is lost. (Q2 13:53)
Parker gets a contact free on Oliver at a stoppage on the HFF, he rides the breeze with the kick but it drifts right. (Q2 15:27)
Neal-Bullen gives to Jones who screws a left-foot snap across the face from the hotspot. (Q2 17:36)
After a McDonald dropped intercept mark on the HBF, Papley sets up McInerney to kick his first senior goal from near the hotspot. (Q2 18:51)
McInerney gets a set shot from 35m near the boundary and boots his second senior goal! (Q2 22:21)
Neal-Bullen kicked the first goal of Q3 after a 50m penalty from 45m on a slight angle. (Q3 8:39)
Kennedy roves 30m out on the flank and snaps into the base of the right goalpost. (Q3 14:20)
Fritsch gives to Salem who shoots OOTF from 40m on the flank, disappointiogly. (Q3 17:12)
Brown passes to Langdon 40m out on the flank on a switch play engineered from half back by Oliver, he misses. (Q3 19:07)
Melican is pinged for contact on Fritsch 40m out near the boundary going for a Melksham pass, Fritsch picks himself up and hits the far goalpost. (Q3 21:25)
Papley marks a McInerney pass 50m out on a slight angle and just misses left. (Q4 1:54)
McInerney finds Parker in the pocket 25m out with a nice pass over traffic from the HFF. Parker screws home the sealer. (Q4 3:03)
Oliver feeds Harmes to burst out of a pack at half forward and ram through a low snap from 40m on a slight angle. (Q4 5:26)
Rain has started falling lightly in Cairns. (Q4 6:03)
Viney tries a Jackie Chan kick from a stoppage near the behind line but it dribbles wide from 5m. (Q4 7:25)
Fritsch gets a contact free in a pack 30m out on the flank and kicks OOTF. (Q4 9:27)
Parker turns the ball over by foot at half back, the Dees work it round and May takes a pack mark at the hotspot for a rare goal. (Q4 12:03)
Three kicks in it, eight minutes left, wind dying, light rain falling. Melbourne has a chance, one in a million. (Q4 13:13)
Langdon marks on the HFF and gets a 50m penalty for encroachment to bring him to the top of the square… but he misses! (Q4 16:37)
Taylor roves a McLean contest and shoots from 40m on the flank… skids through for some cherries. (Q4 17:55)
Gawn marks a long Neal-Bullen speculator in front of Sinclair 20m out in the pocket, but also misses. (Q4 19:46)
Taylor sets up Papley for a running snap from near the hotspot which dribbles wide. (Q4 20:56)
Langdon’s kick in goes straight to Clarke 20m out on a slight angle who adds some junk. (Q4 21:25)
Hayward marks 40m out wide on the flank and misses. (Q4 24:14)
Brown marks deep in the pocket 20m out and finally gets a set shot on line for Melbourne but too late, she cried. (Q4 25:30)

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