Blog log from R18 of 2020: Brisbane vs Carlton

Lyons starts a switch play from the wing with a hard inside ball to Rich, it’s completed with a Starcevich pass to McCarthy 20m out on the flank for the first goal. (Q1 2:56)
Zorko snaps wide from 45m on a slight angle after getting away from Curnow following the centre bounce. (Q1 4:23)
Newnes marks a Curnow clearance kick within range but sees Murphy on his own 30m out on the flank. Murphy goes back for the set shot and and converts. (Q1 6:53)
De Koning is spoiled by Starcevich in the pocket but fights on at ground level to grubber to the square where Casboult bends down to gather and goal. (Q1 10:09)
Gardiner gives to Rich in the centre, the crowd burbles and roars at him to have a shot so he does from 55m in front… lands over the line for a trademark finish! (Q1 14:09)
Hipwood marks in front of Weitering 50m out on a slight angle but tries a pass that sails OOTF. (Q1 16:24)
Stefan Martin roves at half forward and feeds Bailey with an outrageous blind handball over the shoulder, he gives to McCarthy who pops it through from 45m in the corridor. (Q1 18:24)
McKay punches through a set shot from 40m on a slight angle after marking in front of Payne. (Q1 21:49)
Williamson finds Newnes on his own 30m out on a slight angle following a Cripps centre clearance, he goals. (Q1 23:19)
Weitering turns the ball over at half back with a shank kick, Zorko intercepts and hits Rayner 40m out on a slight angle who kicks truly as persistent rain falls. (Q2 2:02)
Cameron snaps under a tackle from the hotspot but it’s wide. (Q2 3:39)
McCarthy misses a snap from the HFF after the kick in goes to ground. (Q2 3:39)
Zorko marks a Bailey pass 10m out and inexplicably goes backwards to Robinson 20m out on not much of a better angle… Robinson goals. (Q2 5:36)
Robinson gets a high contact free on Jack Martin 45m out on the flank and goals again. (Q2 8:53)
Cameron gets a contact free on McGovern 45m out in front and converts as well, impressive finishing by the Lions at home in driving rain. (Q2 10:58)
Neale marks a Hipwood pass just before Walsh arrives 40m out on a slight angle, but he blots the copybook with a shanked behind. (Q2 13:06)
Polson catches Rich high going for a loose ball at CHF for Brisbane, this is very much in his range and he chips it over the goal umpire’s sodden cap. (Q2 19:06)
Simpson kicks a very popular goal in his farewell game from half forward. (Q3 2:50)
Starcevich passes to McCluggage who hits the post from 40m on the flank as the rain pelts down hard again. (Q3 6:53)
Coleman grabs the leg of Williamson at the Carlton hotspot to give away an obvious free, Williamson kicks truly. (Q3 13:59)
Simpson catches Robinson high 45m out near the boundary, who misses. (Q3 21:48)
Rayner roves a pack at the hotspot and gets a free for Walsh falling into his back on the tackle. He goals as the 3QT siren sounds. (Q3 23:18)
Lyons gives inside from a stoppage on the HFF to McCluggage who snaps wide from 45m on a slight angle. (Q4 0:50)
Betts catches Coleman high 20m out on a slight angle, who pos that one through. Brisbane aren’t giving this one up. (Q4 2:17)
Ah Chee turns the ball over by hand in midfield to Jack Martin, Betts passes to Gibbons 30m out on the flank for the counter attack goal. (Q4 4:35)
Hipwood receives from Stefan Martin and slams through another one from 45m on the flank. (Q4 8:13)
Curnow bounces home some garbage from the HFF. (Q4 12:25)
McKay marks over Robinson and plays on for some junk from 20m on a slight angle. (Q4 15:25)
Neale bombs long from CHF after the next centre bounce, Jones dives to touch it, goal umpire calls a goal…. ruled a behind after review. (Q4 17:30)
McCluggage roves and misses from 10m out in heavy traffic. (Q4 21:24)
McKay clunks a high ball 40m out in front for his third goal. (Q4 22:34)
Rayner soccers to the pocket for Cameron to mop up, Charlie tries a skidder from 20m but just misses. (Q4 26:34)

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