Blog log from R18 of 2020: Sydney vs Geelong

Aliir marks 45m out on a slight angle and gets a 50m penalty for encroachment by Bews to gift him the first goal of the evening. (Q1 0:43)
Blakey hits the crumb from a Papley contest on the HFF at full speed and snaps off the left boot for a sensational goal, after Tuohy looked certain for a goal up the other end. (Q1 3:57)
Rowbottom grubbers an inside 50 kick from the HFF but it’s to Dawson who has enough time to turn and measure a snap off a step from 40m on a slight angle… through! (Q1 6:04)
Blicavs rushes a quick Papley bpuncing snap from the pocket 15m out. (Q1 9:45)
Stephens fumbles a loose ball in defence, Ablett arrives to bulock in and mop up then give to Parfitt for the first Geelong goal from the hotspot. (Q1 10:59)
McInerney gives to Kennedy who snaps on the turn from 45m on a slight angle, that one sails through as well. (Q1 12:28)
Miers snaps wide from the HFF. (Q1 14:17)
Hawkins marks a long Ablett ball from the centre over McCartin at the hotspot for his first goal. (Q1 17:44)
Blicavs releases Guthrie to run from the centre bounce, handball to Miers at CHF, receive back and goal from 35m. (Q1 20:00)
Papley roves an Aliir contest and snaps a goal from the hotspot, making it look easy. (Q1 23:27)
Ablett has space ahead of him in the centre and Lloyd chasing, he motors to 40m on a slight angle and rams through a signature finish. (Q1 25:30)
Fox breaks the lines and kicks over Taylor to Papley who fumbles the mark, gathers and runs to 20m with Harry on his hammer… and misses! (Q1 29:59)
Blakey tries a left-foot Daicos special from the boundary 20m out but the ball refuses to take the needed leg break and rolls across the face as the QT siren sounds. (Qtr Time)
Papley snaps wide from the hotspot after a stoppage. (Q2 7:54)
Papley marks 35m out on the flank and misses again. (Q2 13:01)
Hawkins marks in the pocket and misses. (Q2 14:20)
Ablett roves Hawkins at a stoppage at the hotspot but blazes wide. (Q3 0:34)
Terrible kick clanger at half back by Menegola, Aliir gives to Papley who looks but goes to McInerney for the goal from the hotspot! (Q3 7:19)
Tuohy gets one back for the Cats from close range after Rohan roves over the back of a big pack and gives a Joe the Goose special. (Q3 9:34)
Papley pushes off O’Connor after winning a ground battle on the HFF, bounces to 30m and misses as he’s pushed in the back, no free. (Q3 11:06)
Reid rises in front of Kolodjashnij to mark a Thurlow pass to 45m out on a slight angle and nails the set shot. (Q3 12:36)
Hawkins falls down in possession under a tackle and McCartin is pinged for falling on him, Hawkins converts from 25m on the flank. (Q3 15:49)
Rohan soccers the crumb from a Dangerfield contest at the top of the square but it skids just wide. (Q3 17:24)
Stewart passes to Dangerfield 40m out on the flank who splits the middle with a careful set shot. (Q3 18:42)
After Reid turns the ball over by hand in midfield, Kolodjashnij runs to CHF and snaps wide. (Q3 23:06)
Menegola passes to Dangerfield just outside 50m on the flank, the 3QT siren sounds, Danger kicks wide. (Q3 25:46)
Ablett passes from the HFF to the lead of Dangerfield 30m out near the boundary, who misses. (Q4 0:55)
Rohan passes to the lead of Dangerfield 40m out in front, nothing Melican could do there. Danger gets that one on line, Geelong hits the front for the first time today. (Q4 3:25)
Dangerfield marks on the lead again 45m out on a slight angle and repeats the set shot dose. (Q4 5:26)
Parfitt plays on to advantage from a free to Dangerfield near the behind line with a soccer kick from 5m, Cunningham’s boot was nearby too so it’s reviewed… ruled a goal. (Q4 11:21)
McInerney runs through midfield on a rebound play and kicks long over O’Connor to Papley 20m out on the flank who converts. (Q4 13:27)
Rohan bounces a snap across the face from 30m on a slight angle. (Q4 16:41)
After Miers kicks OOTF from the HFF, Swans rebound around outer wing, McInerney skids through a goal from 50m on a slight angle, 22 seconds left and it’s a goal the difference! (Q4 23:32)
Kennedy centre clearance, Menegola clears, Melican bombs to a massive pack at the Swans hotspot, Blicavs roves and bombs away, siren sounds, Geelong wins! (Q4 24:39)
Blicavs had smothered a Rowbottom snap to ice the game. (Full Time)

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