Blog log from R2 of 2022: Sydney vs Geelong

Kolodjashnij kicks his second goal of senior AFL footy from the HFF to kick us off, not really the milestone we were after but that’s the first one of the evening. (Q1 2:02)
Rampe slips over on the HBF and goes back to Lloyd whose short pass goes straight to Tuohy 40m out on the flank who converts. (Q1 4:30)
Parfitt worries Heeney out of a ground ball outside CHF for Geelong, Atkins pounces and gives to Duncan who snaps wide. (Q1 5:59)
Kennedy runs up from defence to break some lines on a fat side kick to the outer wing, he runs to half forward and has Hayward over the back to turn and goal from 20m. (Q1 8:02)
Blakey it was who delivered the lovely kick from congestion to set up Kennedy. (Q1 8:37)
Wicks marks in the pocket 25m out and screws his set shot narrow side right. (Q1 10:16)
Rowbottom spins after roving Heeney’s contest 15m out but snaps into the behind post OOTF. (Q1 13:15)
Cunningham goes long to Heeney 45m out on the flank and earns a downfield free for late contact. Heeney takes the free and kicks the goal, celebrating with the home fans. (Q1 14:43)
Paddy McCartin intercepts behind centre and starts a chaotic rebound up the guts, Florent fends off Stengle at half forward and passes to Gulden 40m out in front who goals. (Q1 16:48)
Cameron roves 40m out in front running to the side and tries a snap across the body off the left… sprayed OOTF. (Q1 18:14)
Close has been a demon tackler in Q1 and he catches Parker HTB 45m out on the flank, he gives off to Cameron who misses. (Q1 22:58)
Bews receives from Stanley and passes to the lead of Hawkins 45m out near the boundary, who misses. (Q1 24:00)
Smith soccers twice on a messy rebound around members wing and runs hard to mark a short pass by Selwood 50m out on the flank. His set shot is straight but short, Hickey rushes. (Q1 26:01)
Kennedy passes to Franklin on his own in the pocket 30m out, the crowd roars. Tough shot for Buddy on his wrong side… he slots it! (Q1 28:31)
Cameron is involved twice on a rebound around members wing including the pass to Hawkins 45m out in the corridor who slices wide right. (Q2 3:15)
Duncan marks 45m out on a slight angle and boots his first goal of the season. (Q2 4:38)
Heeney converts a free next to the behind post, his second goal, after a deliberate OOB free. (Q2 8:40)
Gulden kicks long to a pack in the pocket 25m out, Stewart pushes McLean fair in the back to give away an obvious free and goal. (Q2 9:43)
Zach Guthrie roves a ball in on the HBF and tries to baulk but gets caught HTB by Mills, he goals from 45m on a slight angle. Sydney getting full value! (Q2 11:53)
Stewart is playing a high last line but he fumbles a handball in the centre under Heeney pressure, Hayward runs to CHF and rams home another one! (Q2 14:43)
Bews spins away from two chasers in the centre and goes long and high to a pack 40m out on the flank where Close takes a big contested grab and misses. (Q2 17:43)
Dahlhaus gives to Parfitt at half forward, he baulks twice around Swan onrushers and snaps a goal from 45m on a slight angle off his left. (Q2 21:19)
Gulden drops the knees to draw a free near the hotspot but the ump is wise to it, he gives off to Rowbottom who does the rest off the right boot. (Q2 24:14)
Cam Guthrie hits Ratugolea on the lead just inside 50m on the flank after the next centre bounce. Ratugolea shanks it… Lloyd tries to run it from defence but… (Q2 25:39)
He gives to Stephens who kicks under pressure straight to Close 25m out on a slight angle for a charity goal! (Q2 26:04)
Dangerfield has done bugger all but he clears this one from the centre, Cameron soccers the crumb towards the goalpost but Close volleys it home like a Japanese striker! (Q2 27:39)
That goal was scored off his bootstuds by Close, fine skill. (Q2 28:04)
Dangerfield gets a contact free on Mills 50m out on the flank but misses. (Q2 30:48)
Franklin has two to beat for a Gulden kick to the hotspot, crumb falls for Heeney who snaps his third goal! (Q2 33:34)
Smith’s rebound kick is picked off by Kennedy who pumps it back in, McLean can’t mark but he starts a handball chain ending with Warner to Heeney for his fourth from the pocket! (Q2 35:19)
Wicks feeds Gulden for a running snap from half forward that flies wide. (Q3 2:14)
Stengle had a dirty first half but he marks on the boundary 20m and misses. (Q3 3:55)
Blakey passes to McLean 45m out on a slight angle who kicks OOTF. (Q3 5:43)
Hayward drifts across a pack 20m out in front to mark and boot his third goal. Geelong aren’t making much of a run at this, after their first two goals they have been nowhere. (Q3 9:43)
Cameron gets a soft free on Rampe 45m out on the flank, crowd boos then cheers as Jezza misses across the face. (Q3 11:55)
Cameron passes short to Close deep in the pocket 30m out, who has been Geelong’s best tonight and screws through his third goal. (Q3 13:36)
Franklin gets a free after roving his own contest 20m out, Henry held him pretty obviously and then fell in his back. Buddy delivers his second, crowd lifting. (Q3 17:02)
Dangerfield bursts away from the next centre bounce and goes long, Paddy McCartin rushes it easily. (Q3 18:37)
Atkins roves his own inside 50 on the HFF, breaks a tackle and tries a checkside from 40m that sails through! Crowd silent, they want Buddy’s thousand. (Q3 23:29)
Franklin marks at true CHF from a short Parker pass. He has a blow at teh top of the his mark and delivers a classic left-to-right fader for his 9th senior goal! (Q3 28:14)
The thousand is well and truly on, Geelong have dropped heads and are ready for the canvas. (Q3 28:44)
Parker clears from the next bounce, Franklin roves his own contest at the hotspot and breaks tackles for a snap that falls short, Heeney roves and goals! (Q3 29:44)
Stanley to Dangerfield for the next centre clearance, again it’s long to the top of the square and again it’s McCartin rushing, Tom this time. (Q3 30:44)
Cameron passes to Duncan 45m out on a slight angle who slices it OOTF. (Q4 3:22)
Cameron is over the back for a long ball to the pocket, he has two chasing so gathers and tries a grubber from 25m but it takes an unwanted off break into the post. (Q4 7:51)
The Swans rebound at pace up the guts as they have often tonight, Gulden is on the end of it to skid through the snap from half forward. Swans in control. (Q4 8:41)
Zach Guthrie intercepts a rebound kick by Blakey, it’s Cam Guthrie who gets the shot off from 45m on a slight angle but it’s wide. (Q4 10:21)
McDonald marks a Campbell pass 35m out on the flank. As the crowd cheers Franklin loping off the bench, McDonald sprays the set shot OOTF. (Q4 13:17)
Paddy McCartin marks a Holmes snap from the HFF on the goal line to prevent a goal. (Q4 14:06)
Close passes to Hawkins 35m out on the boundary who plays on and goals, to extremely desultory applause from about five viewers. (Q4 16:41)
Warner passes to Franklin on a double lead to 35m out on the flank, Henry wrongfooted there. This for the thousandth goal for Buddy… straight through, crowd swamps the field! (Q4 18:23)
A lull as about 20,000 people have rushed Franklin and are now milling about aimlessly. This could take a while to clear. (Q4 20:21)
Franklin and the players are now down in the rooms and we wait for the ground to be cleared. Still thousands standing around celebrating the thousand. (Q4 27:46)
Players are finally filing back onto the field to restart the match. (Q4 48:22)
Rain is now falling heavily. Cups have runneth over. (Q4 50:47)
We are underway again. (Q4 52:22)
Smith marks a Blicavs centring ball over Stephens near the hotspot and misses. Rain is teeming down now. (Q4 54:22)
Not much happening, ball in Geelong’s front half but they are not particularly threatening. (Q4 56:22)
Close roves a Hawkins contest in the pocket and runs around into goal for his fourth, well-deserved. (Q4 58:50)

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