Blog log from R16 of 2020: Carlton vs Sydney

McKay marks on the boundary 20m out and misses to kick us off. (Q1 0:46)
McLean takes a pack mark from a Lloyd speculator 20m out on a slight angle and chips a set shot through for the first goal of the evening. (Q1 3:34)
Melican rushes through a Fisher snap from the pocket. (Q1 5:03)
Reid flies over a pack to take a pretty mark from a long Parker ball from the HFF, he kicks his first goal. (Q1 8:20)
Florent sails through a snap from half forward. Sydney most definitely has the jump in this game, based on quality of disposal and ball movement. (Q1 17:18)
Murphy receives and shoots off a step from 35m near the boundary, the ball arrives on the goal line at the same time as Aliir’s hand… video review confirms a rushed behind. (Q1 22:19)
Casboult takes a pack grab between Fox and Aliir 20m out in front, he shoots after the QT siren but misses, disappointingly. (Q1 24:06)
McInerney beats two on the HBF to start an attack around the outer wing then runs to receive on the HFF, he slots a nice goal from 40m. (Q2 4:35)
Reid intercepts a dump kick by Simpson to 40m on the flank. As the rain starts to come down, he misses. (Q2 8:48)
Hayward marks on his chest 45m out on a slight angle and roosts a big set shot in the rain for Sydney’s fifth! (Q2 10:00)
Taylor zooms through a stoppage on the HFF and rams through another one from 40m! (Q2 11:36)
Dawson and Weitering are one out for a slingshot play from a stoppage at half back for Sydney, Weitering goes to ground but Dawson doesn’t, soccer goal from 5m! (Q2 13:47)
Fisher finally gets the first goal on the board for Carlton, from a stoppage 30m out on a slight angle. (Q2 15:36)
That goal was actually a left-foot volley from an inside handball by Curnow! (Q2 16:33)
The Blues post their second goal in very quick succession with a snap from Walsh following up from the centre bounce to 45m on the flank. (Q2 17:48)
Papley just misses on the run from 45m in the corridor following the next centre bounce. (Q2 18:50)
Fisher bounces down the wing and goes long to Cripps who draws a holding free on Fox 35m out near the boundary, he screws through a lovely set shot for his first goal! (Q2 24:04)
Curnow soccers the next centre clearance kick, McKay is playing in front to mark 30m out on a slight angle, he plays on and goals! (Q2 25:05)
Florent intercepts a dump kick 45m out on the flank and sails the set shot straight up the pipe for the first goal of Q3. (Q3 1:43)
Sinclair marks another soccered centre clearance kick to 35m on the flank in front of Jones, but misses. (Q3 3:30)
Newnes roves and misses off a step from 20m on the boundary. (Q3 8:55)
Walsh misses a snap from near the hotspot after Simpson starts a switch rebound. (Q3 12:15)
Casboult marks 40m out on a slight angle and bangs through his first goal. (Q3 12:42)
McKay soccers wide from 15m after a Sinclair kick clanger in midfield. (Q3 15:26)
Carlton keeps pressing with repeat inside 50s, eventually Newnes roves 35m out on a slight angle and checksides a nice finish off the right boot. (Q3 20:01)
Murphy snaps wide under heavy pressure from 20m on a slight angle after Lloyd is not paid a defensive mark at the hotspot and coughs it up. (Q3 21:44)
McKay marks a short Murphy ball outside a pack at the hotspot to the top of the square in front of McCartin, plays on and goals to level the scores! (Q4 1:10)
Plenty of turnovers in this game at the moment, someone needs to show some class with the remaining energy left in their tired bodies in steady rain. (Q4 14:37)
Walsh is by far looking the most likely to be the man to step up. (Q4 15:19)
Blakey gets a chance off a step from 45m in front but shoots OOTF, 3:00 left, scores level. (Q4 18:09)
Carlton rebounds around the outer wing, Casboult puts the inside 50 kick up to the hotspot, Cottrell takes a massive pack mark and boots the go-ahead goal with 1:32 left! (Q4 19:43)
Kennedy gets the clearance kick, Clarke kicks inside 50, ball out for a throw in in the pocket, 1:07. (Q4 21:25)
Taylor roves and falls into a Cripps tackle, ump pays high contact but there wasn’t much there. Crowd boos, he misses, footy gods strut around footy Olympus. (Q4 22:06)
Docherty bangs long to the HBF from the kick in, off McKay’s hands for a throw in, 10 seconds left. (Q4 22:34)
Kennedy gets swamped after the ball in, siren sounds, Carlton wins! (Q4 22:34)

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