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Blog log from R2 of 2022: Gold Coast vs Melbourne

Blog log for Gold Coast vs Melbourne, R2 of 2022

Hunt trips over in possession in the centre running away from Flanders, Ainsworth mops up and passes to Casboult 40m out in front who misses.
Holman bounces a kick from the HFF to the top of the square, Sharp roves and gets caught high by Hunt 20m out for the first goal of the evening. (Q1 5:17)
Ainsworth roves a long ball to 15m in the pocket but grubbers across the face. (Q1 8:42)
Miller marks a short Rowell pass at half forward, runs to 50m on a slight angle and hits the post. (Q1 11:04)
Casboult is one out with Hunt to mark a long ball that falls on the behind line, he goals with no problem. (Q1 11:30)
This is a heavyweight battle in midfield, and early points are with the Suns. (Q1 12:12)
Jackson passes short to Gawn at the hotspot after the Demons work the ball away from a pack on the HFF, the captain kicks truly. (Q1 19:43)
Neal-Bullen passes to Brown near the boundary 45m out, normally a tough place to kick for goal but Brown makes it look easy with a pretty drop punt! (Q1 23:21)
Jackson has had a fine game so far and he adds to it with a goal after catching out of ruck 20m out in the pocket! (Q1 29:38)
Viney snaps a goal after roving a pack at the hotspot, credit to Petracca for reefing it out despite a double tackle on him. (Q2 3:29)
Chol takes a big pack grab 30m out on a slight angle, leaping over half a dozen blokes. His set shot is a picture, his first goal. (Q2 5:06)
McDonald gives to Pickett in the pocket, Pickett has to pick a side and he picks a peck of… um I mean he baulks clear and goals from 20m. (Q2 6:44)
Oliver roves a stoppage at the hotspot and bounces through a big goal! (Q2 7:44)
Swallow intercepts a rather aimless rebound kick in the centre and goes quickly to the hotspot for Davies to mark and goal. (Q2 11:44)
Atkins roves on the wing and sends a long handball towards CHF for Anderson to run onto, baulk clear and ram home a goal from 40m! (Q2 13:04)
Ainsworth marks 30m out on a slight angle but tugs it left, disappointingly. (Q2 17:40)
Brown gets a holding free 20m out on the flank and converts with consummate professionalism. (Q2 23:05)
Lukosius marks on the behind line after Chol provides link work on the HFF with a near-screamer, he converts. (Q2 29:45)
Jackson is over the back to waltz into the open goal from a long ball to a pack 20m out. (Q2 29:45)
Petracca scythes his way through traffic on the wing and kicks long to the advantage of McDonald 20m out on a slight angle, who goals. (Q2 32:45)
Casboult gets the first goal of Q3 to make it interesting, in what has shaped up as the game of the season so far. (Q3 1:40)
Fritsch was nowhere in the first half, but he marks and converts his first chance of the second half from 40m after Swallow catches him high. (Q3 2:55)
Chol spins onto his left and shoots from 40m on a slight angle but it swerves right for a behind. (Q3 4:16)
Fiorini receives from Rowell outside a pack and snaps off his right from 40m in front… that one falls in, his teammates mob him. (Q3 6:10)
Sparrow misses a mid-range snap. (Q3 8:09)
Harmes snaps across the body from a pack 35m out for a nice finish. (Q3 13:18)
Credit to Spargo for the rove and goal assist handball there. (Q3 13:18)
Sparrow jinks on the HFF and kicks to no one, barely a behind from 45m. (Q3 18:56)
Pickett snaps a fabulous goal after roving a Brown contest near the boundary 35m out, breaking two tackles and bouncing it through! (Q3 23:36)
Sexton misses a snap from traffic 35m out. (Q3 24:35)
Tomlinson is pinged for contact on Chol in a marking contest 40m out in front, who misses badly. (Q4 2:40)
Petracca misses a snap across the body from 35m in front. (Q4 3:55)
Miller hits the lead of Holman near the boundary 30m out after good link work by Casboult, who shanks the kick for no score. (Q4 4:55)
Pickett misses a set shot from half forward. (Q4 8:15)
Anderson beats Viney at a stoppage 20m out on a slight angle to snap a goal. Time enough if good enough for Gold Coast, but Melbourne are probably too good. (Q4 12:05)
Neal-Bullen blazes wide from 50m on a slight angle after bouncing out of a pack. (Q4 13:50)
Brayshaw passes to Petracca to mark untouched 25m out on the flank, who misses. (Q4 16:41)
Fiorini catches Rivers HTB in a pack 45m out on the flank, runs in left and shoots right. (Q4 18:46)
Ballard passes to Lukosius 40m out in the corridor, but enough time has passed that the goal won’t be enough for the win. (Q4 25:06)

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