Blog log from R4 of 2022: Geelong vs Brisbane

McCluggage roves a centring ball by McCarthy to the top of the square, breaks a tackle and snaps but it’s touched off the boot for the first score, a behind. (Q1 7:50)
Lyons tries a sideways kick from the wing to the centre but Cameron breaks it up, Close passes to Dahlhaus 40m out on the flank who finally kicks the first goal of the evening. (Q1 9:16)
Holmes kicks high from the HFF to the hotspot for Cameron to lead in front of Gardiner, he marks but his set shot is off Fort’s hands on the mark for a behind. (Q1 13:17)
McStay beats De Koning to mark a long ball in a pack 40m out on the flank, the goal umpire arches the back and watches the set shot sail over his head. (Q1 14:46)
Stengle chips in front of Hawkins to mark a Smith kick from the HFF to the hotspot, but he sprays it wide left. (Q1 18:15)
McStay marks a long Cockatoo kick to the pocket 25m out in front of De Koning, who has been outmarked a fair bit in Q1 already. McStay misses. (Q1 21:01)
Guthrie starts a switch from a stoppage on the outer wing, Jeremy Cameron provides link play and passes to the pocket over Adams to Hawkins who goals from 25m. (Q1 22:16)
The Lions flip the ball around by hand after a stoppage on the HFF, Fort kicks quickly and it lands in the arms of Fullarton 35m out on the flank, who kicks truly. (Q1 27:16)
Hawkins is paid a mark from a Duncan kick that went about nine yards. He kicks truly from 40m on a slight angle. (Q2 0:59)
Rayner marks a long McStay kick to the pocket 15m out and screws through the levelling goal. (Q2 2:43)
Smith runs to 50m near the boundary and loads up for bear, he gives the crowd on the outer side a thumbs up after the ball falls over the goal line. (Q2 4:56)
Hawkins releases Close to run from wing to HFF, he kicks to space in the pocket for Miers to gather and centre for Blicavs near the hotspot… who misses. (Q2 7:52)
Charlie Cameron kicks from the HFF to the pocket where Daniher gets a free on Kolodjashnij for not much contact, he plays on and screws through the goal. (Q2 11:56)
Stengle roves and snaps from traffic near the hotspot after Geelong wins the footy out of the next centre bounce, Guthrie and Dahlhaus involved in the build up. (Q2 13:41)
Close marks a Stengle kick 35m out on a slight angle, a pass that floated over Dahlhaus but luck’s a fortune. The set shot isn’t so good, shanked left. (Q2 15:48)
McStay has position on De Koning for a long kick by Daniher up the guts to the top of the square, quick goal on the rebound by Brisbane. (Q2 16:53)
McCluggage tries to rebound too quickly at half back and loses the handle on a handball, Bews zooms in and snaps a rare goal from 50m on a slight angle. (Q2 18:51)
Daniher marks a Zorko pass in front of the outmatched De Koning 45m out on a slight angle. This is Joe’s range, and he sends a howitzer through for his second goal. (Q2 20:23)
Hawkins beats Adams to mark 45m out near the boundary, he boots his third goal to give the home fans something to cheer lustily. (Q2 22:46)
Jeremy Cameron slides to mark 35m out on the flank, plays on and screws a left-foot snap into the near goalpost. (Q2 27:26)
Dangerfield marks at half forward and gives to Smith for the pass to Blicavs 40m out on the flank. Not the greatest set shot is old Blitz… nup. (Q2 29:51)
McCarthy passes short to Ah Chee 40m out near the boundary on the end of a coast to coast rebound around members wing. Ah Chee misses near side. (Q2 31:16)
Stanley pops a kick from a stoppage at CHF to Smith on the HFF, he goes short as well to Narkle 40m out a little further up the line, who converts. (Q3 1:52)
Miers gives forward of a pack at half forward to Narkle at the hotspot, he tries a low snap but fails to clear Adams in the square, no score results. (Q3 3:38)
Fort provides link work on the wing for a pass to Charlie Cameron in the pocket, he chooses a centring ball to a pack at the hotspot, McStay marks and goals. (Q3 5:29)
O’Connor roves a ball stripped off Rich by Stengle on the HFF, he passes over traffic to Parfitt who shanks for no score. (Q3 7:11)
McCarthy marks on the wing on a slow play, Cats flood back so he goes inboard to Rich who kicks over all of the hooped affair to Daniher in the square for a goal. (Q3 11:42)
Duncan intercepts Neale behind the wing but his switch kick is telegraphed and it’s Starcevich who picks him off, runs to 50m on a slight angle and bounces through a go-ahead goal! (Q3 14:47)
The Cats burst away from a stoppage on the wing on a switch to the fat side, Stengle gathers on the HFF and passes over Adams to 25m on the flank to Hawkins, who misses. (Q3 22:37)
Dangerfield forces a spillage for Close to run around the HFF and pass to Hawkins, who gets a very soft free on Adams and converts from 25m. (Q3 25:28)
Miers bounces a snap from 35m on a slight angle with a leg break the wrong side of the goalpost. (Q3 27:38)
Berry delivers a lovely inside handball to release Charlie Cameron to scoot away from a stoppage on the wing, Charlie kicks long from 55m on a slight angle, ball bounces through! (Q3 29:03)
O’Connor runs through midfield on a switch from behind the wing started by Close and goes long to Jeremy Cameron to mark one out with Gardiner 35m out in front, Jezza goals. (Q4 4:17)
Stanley gets high contact from Fort at a stoppage 45m out on a slight angle, but tugs it left. (Q4 6:56)
Smith tries another switch from behind centre but this one is cut off, Charlie Cameron toepokes it clear and is on the end of a Fullarton give for a snap goal from 35m! (Q4 9:26)
McStay marks a McCarthy pass over Tuohy 45m out on the flank after both sides struggle to find targets inside 50 in a frenetic passage. His set shot is terrible, no score. (Q4 13:27)
Parfitt gets a very soft free on the wing and goes long to the HFF where Hawkins beats Adams to mark 45m out. This for the lead… miss, Cats lead by that point. (Q4 15:29)
Stengle gets an opportunity from 55m in front after Brisbane stuff around on the rebound, the Zorko cough up doesn’t get punished as the snap bounces wide. (Q4 16:47)
Hawkins is behind Adams for a Dangerfield pass to the pocket 20m out but marks, Adams disgusted at lack of a pushing free, Tomahawk misses again, footy gods grimace. (Q4 17:57)
Again Brisbane can’t clear the centre line on the rebound, Hawkins is behind Andrews and pushes him out to take another dodgy mark near the hotspot, plays on and goals! (Q4 19:12)
Six minutes to go and the Lions are well within range of this one but they need to fight the entire city of Geelong at this point. (Q4 21:13)
Rayner roves a loose ball in the pocket and blazes wide to miss everything from 15m. (Q4 21:52)
Neale wobbles a snap across the face off the left from a throw in 20m out in the pocket. (Q4 23:11)
Dahlhaus roves a pressured Adams handball to grass on the HFF for Geelong, he snaps off a few steps but it’s across the face. (Q4 25:09)
McCarthy tackles Zach Guthrie 20m out from goal in possession, could have been paid HTB but it’s holding the man instead, no score. (Q4 26:12)
Bailey snaps from a pack 40m out but it falls on the line for Kolodjashnij to intercept, no score. (Q4 26:24)
Lions had chances but it’s too late now. (Q4 27:51)
Answerth rushes a Miers grubber from the pocket just before the final siren. (Q4 28:18)

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