Blog log from R2 of 2021: Geelong vs Brisbane

Zorko sharks a Clark handball at a stoppage on the HFF and wobbles a kick that lands in the arms of Hipwood 40m out on a slight angle, who just misses right. (Q1 2:04)
Higgins kicks a chaos ball to the hotspot, the ball sits up for the first-gamer Evans to gather and snap off his left off a step for the first goal! (Q1 5:16)
Stewart misses off a step from 50m on the flank. (Q1 6:33)
Constable goes long to the flank from the centre for Hawkins, Andrews scrags him to give away an obvious free and Geelong’s second goal from 25m. (Q1 8:29)
Neale hits Daniher leading to the hotspot but the ump hands the ball to Hipwood for a hold against Henry a few metres further out. Hipwood kicks truly. (Q1 10:49)
Hawkins grabs the ball out of ruck 20m out but snaps wide. (Q1 13:54)
Stanley gathers a bouncing ball on the HFF and pokes a short pass to Higgins 45m out on the flank, who doesn’t score. (Q1 14:49)
Hawkins wins in ruck in the pocket, Geelong works by hand to the free man who is Tuohy, he baulks and goals from 35m on a slight angle. (Q1 15:36)
Parfitt feeds Stanley who kicks long from 55m on a slight angle, Evans tries to get to the fall but the ball bounces left for a behind. (Q1 18:18)
Tuohy gathers in the pocket and does a one-two with Higgins for a checkside goal from near the behind line. Geelong in complete control early with McInerney off the ground. (Q1 18:51)
Robinson is pinged for kicking in danger after a stoppage 45m out on the flank, Parfitt takes the free but doesn’t score. (Q1 21:00)
O’Connor hits Hawkins leading to the pocket 25m out with a low dart, the Tomahawk plays on and snaps his second. Bit of one-way traffic, even with McInerney back on. (Q1 22:59)
Tom Berry gets a free for high contact plus 50m on Selwood, but misses from the hotspot. (Q1 25:57)
Lyons feeds McLuggage who misses from the HFF under pressure. (Q1 26:51)
Neale kicks long to Hipwood with two on him, Stewart is pinged for a push in the back, Hipwood lines up from 20m on the flank and goals. (Q1 28:45)
Geelong tries to run the ball from half back but there are too many Lions nearby, Bailey intercepts O’Connor and kicks to 45m on a slight angle for Daniher to mark and miss. (Q1 31:01)
Cameron kicks high from the wing to two Cats but again one of them gives away a contact free, Kolodjashnij scragged Hipwood who misses from 35m on a slight angle. (Q1 32:33)
Zorko snaps across his body from 35m in front after a stoppage, two Cats try to touch it through, ump calls it touched after it bounces home, confirmed on review. (Q2 3:22)
Prior is brought from wing to 45m on a slight angle with a 50m penalty, he misses. (Q2 7:10)
Rich drops an easy defensive mark, Hawkins roves and gives to Selwood who squeezes a snap off from the hotspot before being sandwiched, excellent goal to Geelong. (Q2 9:44)
Constable clears from the centre to Guthrie on the wing, who passes to Evans near the boundary 30m out for a miss. (Q2 11:12)
Bailey goes long from wing to the hotspot, three Cats versus two Lions, crumb falls over the back where Hipwood kept his feet to gather and… waste a golden opportunity! (Q2 13:13)
Cameron bounces through half forward and shoots from 30m on the flank but hits the post. (Q2 15:29)
Atkins catches McCluggage around the neck after a stoppage in the pocket, centring ball to Lyons 40m out on the flank who converts. (Q2 19:43)
Tuohy passes to Hawkins who dives in front of Andrews to juggle the mark 35m out on the boundary, the set shot drifts across the face. (Q2 21:43)
Tuohy kicks to a pack at the hotspot, Rohan flies, Hawkins is favoured by the fall of the ball, he turns and grubbers, the ball sits on the line, Evans soccers it through! (Q2 23:08)
Geelong bosses the next centre bounce, ball bounces at half forward, flips out to Miers who snaps low and straight from 40m. (Q2 24:07)
Credit to Rohan for the loose ball get and goal assist handball. (Q2 24:43)
Sharp mows down Clark dithering over another inside 50 chance, Brisbane sweeps forward and Zorko passes to Hipwood 40m out near the boundary. Hipwood threads it! (Q2 25:43)
Guthrie snaps from the hotspot, Rohan is in the square for the mark, he turns to play on into the open goal but the HT siren sounds and robs him of a score! (Q2 31:14)
Stanley to Guthrie to Clark at the first bounce of Q3, CLark saunters to near true CHF and lets fly with a beautiful finish! (Q3 0:32)
Atkins is pinged for a rather obvious throw under a tackle by McCluggage 35m out in front of the Lions goals. McCluggage converts. (Q3 3:23)
Tuohy takes a contested grab in front of Ah Chee on the HFF, plays on around the man on the mark but just misses from 45m. (Q3 6:43)
Henderson catches McCarthy high at a stoppage 35m out on a slight angle. McCarthy has had a quiet night, it’s an ugly floater of a set shot but it hooks through! (Q3 9:47)
Blicavs draws a holding free on Lester 45m out on the flank, he tries a pass to Hawkins but that doesn’t work. (Q3 11:26)
Hipwood gathers a dropped Stewart mark at full pace and delivers a lovely touch pass over traffic to Daniher at the hotspot. Daniher misses badly. (Q3 13:56)
Blicavs passes to Guthrie 50m out on a slight angle after a very laborious build-up. The set shot lands on the behind line where Stanley marks and tries a pass that doesn’t work. (Q3 17:57)
Guthrie roves a speculator to a big pack near the hotspot, spins in two tackles and spills it to Selwood who snaps the goal from 15m. (Q3 18:47)
Smith passes to Hawkins after a free (and throw) by Selwood in the centre, but the footy gods smile as Hawkins misses from 35m on a slight angle. (Q3 20:47)
Lyons delivers a lovely jumping handball to set Bailey off for a scoot up the wing, he goes long beyond McInerney, Cameron pounces and goals! (Q3 23:07)
Miers reefs the ball out of pack after a stoppage 40m out, Stanley blazes wide off a step. (Q3 27:27)
Hawkins marks in the pocket 20m out, gets up looking sore after Andrews’ challenge, and screws through his third goal. (Q3 28:27)
Smith gets a bad bounce on the wing that favours his opponent Birchall, who sails a long ball to the flank 45m out where Atkins holds Hipwood for the first goal of Q4. (Q4 2:48)
Brisbane rebounds up the centre with Daniher taking the key linking mark, Zorko hits the sideways lead of Cameron 40m out on the flank for another one for Brisbane! (Q4 6:20)
McCarthy roves a stoppage in the pocket but his kick skews away, luckily lands with Berry who snaps truly from 20m! (Q4 10:05)
Hawkins is somehow one out with Ah Chee on the HFF for a long ball, he marks easily but misses badly from 45m. (Q4 12:56)
Hipwood brings a rebound ball to ground on the HBF, McCluggage rides a tackle and sets off the fast break, Bailey has Daniher over the back to waltz into the open goal! (Q4 16:45)
Brisbane is in front for the first time tonight, they have clawed their way back from a big hole. (Q4 17:10)
Blicavs kicks OOTF on the rebound, Daniher sends it high to the hotspot, Cameron has a massive fly but can’t mark, McCluggage roves and snaps wide under pressure. (Q4 18:44)
Higgins roves a stoppage in the FP and gives to Dahlhaus who delivers a horrible shank that doesn’t even score from the hotspot. (Q4 20:05)
Bailey roves a stoppage in defence but Bews catches him HTB 40m out on a slight angle. Bews kicks like a backman, OOTF. (Q4 21:06)
6:33 to go and this is anyone’s match. (Q4 21:06)
Big play in the middle results in a HTB free to Lyons on Kolodjashnij. Daniher marks 60m out and reckons he’s shooting for goal, but no score results. (Q4 23:25)
Ball up at the Geelong hotspot, Hawkins takes the ball out of ruck, two hanging off him but he feeds out to Smith who snaps the go-ahead goal! (Q4 26:11)
3:00 exactly to go at the next bounce, Brisbane needs one last punch. (Q4 26:40)
Ah Chee runs through a pack outside CHF and kicks tot he pocket, throw in, 2:06. (Q4 28:11)
Smith clears long to the wing, paid deliberate, crowd goes ape droppings! Andrews to half forward, Coleman roves but misses from near the hotspot! (Q4 29:11)
1:38 at the kick in, Smith rebounds to the wing, this time a ball in on centre wing with 1:23 left. (Q4 29:43)
Secondary ball in, 1:08. (Q4 30:12)
Neale to Starcevich to half forward but Tuohy roves… then kicks OOTF! 46 seconds left… (Q4 30:44)
Daniher marks the Starcevich speculator to the centre, long ball to the teeth of goal, Blicavs is dispossessed by Bailey but the ump doesn’t pay HTB, that’s the ball game! (Q4 32:07)

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