Blog log from R3 of 2022: Western Sydney vs Gold Coast

Coniglio snaps wide from a stoppage 20m out on the pocket to kick off the scoring in this one. (Q1 4:17)
Weller turns the ball over kicking to the centre from half back, Taylor mops up, Hogan marks 40m out in front and misses. (Q1 6:52)
Himmelberg strips the footy off Powell in the pocket to allow Taranto to feed Hogan for a wobbled first goal snapped from 20m on the flank. (Q1 8:57)
After Ash monsters Miller at the bounce, Kelly feeds Green for the next centre clearance kick which goes long to the pocket for Himmelberg to mark 25m out and goal. (Q1 10:22)
Coniglio baulks clear of Ballard on the HFF and pokes a pass inboard to Peatling 40m out on a slight angle, who hits the post. (Q1 11:47)
de Boer runs to 40m after a stoppage at half forward and slams through another goal for GWS who are all over the Suns early. (Q1 13:08)
Coniglio it was with the goal assist clearance handball. (Q1 13:32)
Keeffe is over the back of Ballard for a long ball to the square for another one for GWS, after the Suns had failed to find a tall target inside 50. (Q1 18:48)
Ainsworth snaps wide after a forward 50 stoppage. (Q1 20:48)
Ainsworth has had an energetic start with a lot of aggro, but he plays some footy with a pass to Chol near the hotspot set up by Miller’s run and carry. Chol misses. (Q1 21:48)
Anderson roves Davies’ smothered kick and gives back to Davies for a quick snap from 35m on the flank that flies wide. (Q1 24:36)
Coniglio gathers a bouncing footy with a man on his ginger and tries a running checkside from the boundary 25m out, but it’s narrow. (Q1 25:29)
Whitfield roves a throw in on the HFF and passes to the corridor for Green to mark 35m out and goal. (Q1 26:18)
Rowell roves a Taranto smothered ball 20m out from Gold Coast’s goals, he rides a tackle and gives to Miller who misses off the left. (Q1 28:48)
Casboult rises high between two Giant defenders to clunk a long ball by Sharp from the HFF to the square for the first goal for the Suns, belatedly. (Q1 29:18)
Hill kicks his first goal off the left from the pocket after a pushing free against Lemmens in a marking contest 15m out. (Q2 5:16)
Hogan snaps his second goal after roving a Keeffe contest to a long Whitfield to the top of the square. (Q2 8:01)
Fiorini roves and snaps from a phonebox 20m out but it’s wide and off hands for a behind. (Q2 10:59)
Lukosius marks forward of centre and uses exquisite skills to place the pass on the chest of Sexton 35m out in the corridor, who converts. (Q2 12:36)
Himmelberg clunks a pack mark from a long speculator by Coniglio from the HFF to the pocket 20m out, he goals. (Q2 16:01)
Rowell falls on a ground footy after a stoppage in the GWS pocket, Preuss claims the HTB free and misses from 20m. (Q2 25:32)
Green misses a flying snap from the HFF. (Q2 25:55)
Casboult runs back with the flight to mark a Lukosius inside 50 kick 25m out in the pocket, he boots his second goal. (Q2 27:32)
Keeffe hits the post with a snap from 35m on the flank. (Q2 29:59)
Sharp passes short to Ainsworth to mark in front of Haynes 45m out near the boundary. Ainsworth hits the top of the square, no direct score results. (Q3 1:49)
After an aimless rebound kick by Whitfield goes straight to Lukosius on the wing, Casboult rises in the pocket to clunk a long ball to 20m and goal. (Q3 3:46)
Taylor starts a rebound from the last line that goes the length of the ground, ending with a Hogan mark in the pocket 20m out and miss. (Q3 6:29)
Green wins a HTB free on Anderson at a stoppage 45m out on the flank, bit red hot that one. His set shot is across the face for a point. (Q3 9:52)
Green receives from Whitfield outside a pack and snaps off a step from 40m on a slight angle for his second goal. (Q3 22:35)
Himmelberg beats Ballard to rove a pack near the hotspot and give outside for Taranto to finish. GWS aren’t losing this one. (Q4 1:26)
Bit of Harlem Globetrotters stuff from the Galactico Giants as they handball their way through forward 50 with six pairs of hands before O’Halloran goals from the square. (Q4 4:49)
Preus caps off an excellent game with a mark from 30m on a slight angle, beating Witts to the fall, but he sprays the kick wide left. (Q4 7:44)
Miller misses a snap from half forward, a rare contribution from him in the second half. (Q4 9:52)
Himmelberg leaps over Fiorini to mark 35m out in front for some junk time stuff. (Q4 11:09)
Chol converts a set shot from 40m in the corridor, to nil reaction from the remaining crowd. (Q4 14:32)
Preuss is pinged for a block in ruck in the pocket 20m out, Chol kicks truly. (Q4 20:25)
Holman marks a Rowell kick to 20m in front despite Whitfield’s attention, he goals but we are well into junk time now. (Q4 24:45)
Sexton misses a flying snap from the pocket. (Q4 26:13)
Anderson marks an Ellis pass 50m out on a slight angle but misses. (Q4 28:28)
Taranto is pinged for a dangerous tackle on Chol 50m out on a slight angle, who kicks truly. (Q4 30:05)

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