Blog log from R7 of 2022: Geelong vs Fremantle

Geelong attacking a lot early with a decent breeze but no clean targets as yet. (Q1 5:03)
Logue turns the ball over by foot on the rebound, Smith goes long to the square from the HFF, pack forms and it’s Hawkins who takes the big grab for the first goal of the day. (Q1 6:30)
Pearce intercepts on the last line but his rebound kick puts Walker under pressure who gets caught HTB by Stengle, a 50m penalty for timewasting ensures the goal. (Q1 10:00)
Blicavs chips in front of a pack to mark 30m out on a slight angle, he punches through a low set shot for another one. Geelong have the jump with the wind. (Q1 12:33)
Treacy passes to Lobb 20m out on the flank for the first goal for Fremantle. (Q1 15:11)
Guthrie runs from the next centre bounce and passes to Hawkins 40m out on a slight angle with a swerving kick that fooled Pearce. The Tomahawk bangs through his second goal. (Q1 17:01)
Brodie kicks long from the next centre bounce, Lobb flies in front of two Cats and gets a soft push free on Kolodjashnij, but hits the post from 20m on a slight angle. (Q1 19:32)
O’Driscoll performs a miracle with a snap from the boundary 40m out that lands on the goal line and skids through with a shepherd from Treacy! (Q1 21:01)
Brodie started quietly but he gets another kick away after the next centre bounce, a snap that hits the post from half forward. (Q1 22:04)
Geelong goes coast to coast from the kick in, Close gives to Miers but Walker’s chase forces the snap OOTF from 35m. (Q1 22:35)
Higgins is pinged for a throw, Lobb takes the free 45m out on the flank but the wind takes his set shot for a behind. (Q1 26:24)
Close passes to Stengle 30m out on the flank after a turnover in midfield, he goals. (Q1 27:21)
Schultz roves a stoppage and tries a checkside off a step from 30m on a slight angle, it curves through for a beauty! (Q1 29:14)
The Cats have numbers at half forward after Logue and Cameron contest, Close is on the end of the chain but his snap from 30m on a slight angle blows into the post. (Q2 0:49)
Tuohy fumbles a ground ball in defensive goalsquare, Schultz is there, almost fluffs it but kicks it into the shin of the goal umpire, ruled a point as it would have hit the post. (Q2 7:49)
Walters marks a short Colyer pass 45m out on a slight angle. Sonny’s first disposal is short and rebounded. (Q2 9:14)
Brodie roves a Treacy dropped mark 45m out on the flank, looks inside then goes himself off a step with a checkside… across the face, doesn’t curl. (Q2 11:12)
De Koning intercepts on the wing but then kicks straight to Schultz who goes to Acres 40m out on a slight angle for a miss. (Q2 12:49)
Colyer passes short to Walters 45m out on a slight angle, who goes further on to Mundy 40m out in front, his set shot is straight but short and rebounded. (Q2 14:49)
Repeat inside 50s for Fremantle piling up, Aish goes back to the hotspot where Lobb marks and kicks truly. (Q2 15:29)
Duncan is pinged for a throw 45m out on a slight angle, Switkowski takes the free, tough to make the distance from here… a point to level the scores. (Q2 23:50)
Tucker sharks a Selwood handball and screws through a nice snap from a pack 30m out on a slight angle to give Fremantle a lead early in Q3. (Q3 1:11)
Treacy gets smashed at half forward by Selwood and gets a free but the ball flips over the back for Switkowski to play on to advantage and goal from 25m! (Q3 14:56)
Acres beats Tuohy on the wing to mark and go long to the hotspot, Treacy can’t mark but he mops up and feeds Frederick for another one from 15m! (Q3 16:06)
Fremantle have put Geelong in an arm wrestle, and are finally getting results on the scoreboard into the wind. (Q3 16:42)
After good ground work by Stengle, Higgins marks 45m out on the flank, plays on and sits the ball on the head of Meek for Stanley to leap on for a big mark and goal! (Q3 19:27)
Serong passes to Aish 50m out on a slight angle after a laborious rebound around outer wing, typical of Freo’s attacking style today. The set shot is wide. (Q3 23:35)
Geelong kicks across the backline with three switches then Kolodjashnij burns the ball straight to Acres who runs to 50m on a slight angle and bangs through a massive goal! (Q3 25:14)
Hawkins takes a well-judged pack mark over Logue deep in the pocket 25m out but his screwing set shot is narrow. (Q3 28:22)
Miers marks a Stewart pass 45m out on a slight angle but hooks it left, as he is wont to do. (Q3 29:47)
Clark receives from Brayshaw in midfield and passes to Schultz 35m out on a slight angle who converts, Fremantle going on with it! (Q4 2:33)
Higgins kicks from the next centre bounce, bit of a swerver but Dahlhaus marks well 25m out on a slight angle behind Logue for a rare Geelong goal. (Q4 3:40)
Hawkins marks a Miers pass on the boundary 30m out, about the exact spot where Gary Ablett jnr performed a miracle years ago… misses near side. (Q4 5:33)
Stewart goes long from 55m on a slight angle, drops short and is rushed. (Q4 7:51)
Stanley marks a Blicavs repeat inside 50 kick 40m out on a slight angle, he makes no mistake. Geelong back in it! (Q4 8:38)
Tuohy is pinged for a throw 45m out on a slight angle, Brodie kicks to the behind line, Guthrie roves and rushes. (Q4 18:51)
Brodie kicks from a stoppage on the wing, loose ball at half forward and somehow it’s three Freo forwards on one Cat defender, Frederick waltzes into the open goal! (Q4 20:12)
Cats rolled the dice on that play and it came up snake eyes. (Q4 20:54)
Cameron smothers a Pearce handball in the pocket but fumbles the crumb, Ryan rushes it. (Q4 24:01)
Freo stuffs up on the rebound, Stengle roves a fumble by Brayshaw and goals from 10m. (Q4 24:49)
2:59 to go, Geelong has won the clearances today, still time! (Q4 24:49)
Lobb spoils the inside 50 kick to the hotspot, ball out for a throw in on the HFF for Geelong, 1:46. (Q4 26:41)
Repeat stoppage on the Cats HFF, 1:32. (Q4 27:01)
Meek intercepts a Stewart ball to the pocket as the clock ticks under 1:00. (Q4 28:00)
Meek’s rebound kicks is OOTF< Cats work it around the 50m paint, Blicavs lets fly from 50m on a slight angle for a big goal! (Q4 28:56)
26 seconds left and a kick in it! (Q4 28:56)
Mundy roves and reefs it out to Switkowski for a kick to the wing, scramble and the siren goes, Fremantle wins! (Q4 30:02)

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