Blog log from R9 of 2022: Gold Coast vs Fremantle

Banfield roves a Lobb contest 15m out but his snap is into a body for a behind. (Q1 6:05)
Fremantle doing all the attacking early but the Suns defence is holding up so far. (Q1 6:30)
Ryan grubbers a kick from a pack at defensive hotspot towards the pocket where Casboult roves and misses from 20m. (Q1 8:30)
Lemmens sends a long speculator to the hotspot, lots of Dockers fly but Chol brings the ball to the front of the pack where Witts roves and snaps the first goal! (Q1 9:41)
Powell attacks a chaos ball at half back but fumbles it to Erasmus who snaps across his body from 40m on a slight angle for a fine finish! (Q1 12:50)
Aish passes to Erasmus on the boundary 30m out behind Rowell, who misses. (Q1 15:58)
Brodie snaps wide from a stoppage 35m out on the flank. (Q1 20:31)
Ballard is pinged for an arm chop on Frederick 20m out in the pocket, who converts to extend Fremantle’s early lead. (Q1 24:29)
Casboult clunks a long Powell speculator to the corridor 20m out. The QT siren goes, Levi levers it through for his first goal. (Q1 27:44)
Ainsworth snaps across the face from the pocket. (Q2 3:50)
This would be a deathly boring game if there wasn’t so much riding on it. Conditions are humid and damp, both defences are working well, not much goalmouth action. (Q2 4:34)
Chol marks a Miller pass strongly over Logue 35m out deep in the pocket, the set shot is narrow to level the scores. (Q2 6:34)
Swallow draws a high contact free on Pearce going for a Fiorini kick 40m out in front, he kicks truly to put Gold Coast’s head in front. (Q2 7:51)
Miller reefs out a handball at half forward to Chol forward of a pack, who steers through a snap from 30m on the flank. (Q2 10:11)
Schulz gives to Aish who runs to 45m on the flank and blazes OOTF. (Q2 12:07)
Mundy receives from Tucker and tries an unlikely snap off a step from the boundary 25m out, that’s narrow. (Q2 20:30)
Since the rain started falling in earnest earlier in Q2 the Suns have dominated general play. (Q2 21:08)
Rosas passes to Ainsworth 30m out on a slight angle, who misses. (Q2 21:31)
Chol roves an Ainsworth contest and rolls through another quality finish 40m out on the flank! (Q2 23:31)
Rankine runs through a stoppage 35m out on the flank and draws a holding free on Chapman. Izak lines up in the last minute before HT, big kick this… just narrow. (Q2 26:06)
Anderson kicks the first goal of Q3 inside the first minute, Gold Coast kicking off Q3 in the same fashion as they ended Q2. What have Fremantle got? (Q3 1:55)
Schultz fumbles a crumb deep in the pocket and volleys wide. (Q3 5:20)
Rankine roves in the pocket 25m out, baulks twice out of trouble and shoots… falls on the line to be touched through. (Q3 16:38)
Rankine gives to Weller who hits the post under a tackle from 20m on the flank. (Q3 20:25)
Rowell kicks to 30m on a slight angle, Chol juggles the mark but hits the post. (Q3 25:34)
Schultz has had a quiet game but he catches Thompson HTB on the boundary 15m out… then misses. (Q4 1:22)
Chol is called to play on to advantage from a free from half forward, drops it, regathers, runs to the square and bangs through the sealer! (Q4 2:25)
Chol roves and goals from 20m in front, his fourth to kick off official junk time. (Q4 7:44)
Rosas baulks and misses from a pack in the pocket. (Q4 9:04)
Fiorini marks an Ellis kick at the hotspot for some garbage. (Q4 12:47)
Cox marks at the hotspot and kicks wide right, the soggy Suns fans cheer lustily. (Q4 14:49)
Casboult joins the party with a goal from a stoppage 20m out. (Q4 16:22)
Darcy goals from ruck 20m out. (Q4 20:26)
Schultz marks 45m out in front after Ballard is caught HTB in the centre, he misses. (Q4 22:58)
Lobb catches Collins HTB 20m out on the flank, he converts. (Q4 25:18)
Tucker feeds Serong who misses off a step from 40m on the flank. (Q4 30:48)

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