Blog log from R14 of 2022: Gold Coast vs Adelaide

Smith roves at half back but Swallow catches him HTB 45m out on the flank, the set shot falls on the behind line and doesn’t score. (Q1 2:55)
Ainsworth marks a Powell pass from wing to 45m on a slight angle in front of Butts, his set shot falls over the goal line for the first goal of the afternoon. (Q1 7:38)
Fogarty centres from the HFF to Rowe 45m out on a slight angle, who points at the goalface and goes back for his kick… which he hooks left. (Q1 9:13)
Keays feeds Rowe for another snap from a similar spot on the repeat inside 50 but that one flies wide as well. (Q1 10:09)
Hamill snaps the first goal for the Crows from 45m on a slight angle, his first at the level, after receiving behind a pack from Hately. (Q1 12:08)
Parnell gives Doedee a hospital handball and Rankine pounces to win the HTB free 45m out on the boundary, the free kick lands in the square and is marked by Thilthorpe, no score. (Q1 14:57)
Farrar wins a loose ball on the wing, shrugs a tackle and starts a switch play inboard, Miller passes to Rankine leading to 45m on a slight angle who hooks left. (Q1 20:08)
Fogarty passes to McAdam and runs to receive, he shoots on the gallop from 45m on a slight angle, it’s a floater but it swerves through for a big goal! (Q1 21:13)
Ainsworth hits the post from deep in the pocket. (Q1 26:12)
Miller gets a free at the first centre bounce of Q2 and bombs long, the ball pitches behind the pack at the hotspot and it’s Chol who is out the back to accept the gift goal. (Q2 0:33)
Miller passes to Chol who beats Butts again to mark 15m out in front and goal again. (Q2 1:53)
Milera roves and misses from 20m in front. (Q2 3:53)
Ainsworth kicks long to the pack near the hotspot but again it carries them all and lands in the arms of Casboult over the back for his first goal. (Q2 5:59)
Those two kicks show that there is a noticeable breeze heading towards the end that the Suns are kicking to. (Q2 7:28)
Ballard stands on the goal line to touch through a Keays snap from the HFF. (Q2 8:00)
Walker catches Markov HTB 50m out on the flank, of course Tex goes back for the set shot from a tough spot and he’s got the length… but it’s narrow. (Q2 8:44)
Flanders feeds Powell for a miss from 40m on a slight angle. (Q2 9:56)
Walker shrugs a Collins tackle on the wing, looks long then goes short to Berry 45m out on a slight angle, whose set shot is a shank for no score. (Q2 10:59)
Dawson kicks long and low from midfield to the top of the square to the advantage of Thilthorpe to mark over Graham for his first goal. (Q2 12:44)
Jeffery spoils a Smith kick across half back, follows up and roves his handball to Casboult to run into the open goal! (Q2 17:51)
Flanders roves a Rankine contest in the square but his snap is touched through. (Q2 19:10)
Rankine marks a Witts kick from the wing to 45m out on a slight angle, he converts. (Q2 20:44)
Walker marks well within range on the flank but chooses a centring ball to Parnell zoning up from defence near the hotspot, he misses. (Q2 22:59)
Parnell gives Dawson a hospital handball at a stoppage in the back pocket, Davies forces the spillage, Swallow roves and it’s Rankine who runs into the open goal! (Q2 24:59)
Farrar passes wide from the centre to Ainsworth 40m out on the flank, who hooks left after the HT siren. (Q2 31:55)
Holman snaps the first goal of Q3 after roving a long ball to a big pack 20m out on the flank. (Q3 0:36)
Anderson skids a snap wide from half forward. (Q3 2:14)
Repeat inside 50s for Gold Coast eventually tell as Holman smothers Soligo, gathers and snaps another one from a pack 20m out in front. (Q3 3:57)
Berry sets up Rachele for his first goal after a stoppage 20m out. (Q3 11:22)
Walker marks 45m out near the boundary and hits the post. (Q3 15:01)
A lull as Powell is stretchered off. (Q3 20:58)
Thilthorpe drops a Berry kick to the square in a contest with Ballard, the ball spills for a behind. (Q3 22:37)
Walker screws wide from a set shot 30m out near the boundary. (Q3 23:44)
Rowe gives to Laird on a fast break, he reaches true CHF and tries a skidding snap to an empty square… goes wide right. (Q3 26:41)
Rankine turns and shoots from 40m on the flank but the ball flies wide across the face. (Q3 27:44)
Ainsworth roves a kick clanger by Smith after the kick in and bounces through the turnover goal from 40m in front. (Q3 28:43)
Ballard is pinged for a block off a pack 40m out on the flank on his man Walker, who goes back for the drop punt and kicks truly. (Q3 32:13)
Walker marks on the HFF well within range but looks to the square where he finds a free Murphy to mark and goal. (Q3 34:14)
Crouch catches Holman HTB on the HBF and the Crows switch on a fast rebound around outer wing, Walker marks a McAdam pass 45m out on the boundary but his set shot is rushed. (Q3 37:16)
Milera chips in front of Holman to intercept on the HFF and passes down the line to Murphy 30m out, 3QT siren sounds and the set shot flies way left and OOTF. (3 Qtr Time)
Holman roves a dropped Murray mark in the pocket and centres quickly to Rankine who gives Flanders a Joe the Goose special. (Q4 3:12)
A Laird snap from the HFF drifts to the opposite pocket where McAdam marks in front of Lemmens 20m out and checksides wide, disappointingly. (Q4 6:10)
Berry has had a good game and he runs away from a stoppage on the wing for a long ball to the top of the square where Fogarty marks and goals. (Q4 9:40)
Chol’s frontal pressure at half forward forces a turnover and he gets the reward himself by running to 20m for the Ellis pass and goal. (Q4 11:50)
Milera has been quiet today but he has space and time in the middle to hit the lead of McAdam 45m out in front, who kicks truly. (Q4 14:05)
Jeffrey passes to Rankine 40m out on the flank who kicks across the face. (Q4 16:10)
Rachele roves a Walker contest near CHF and gives wide to Hately who bounces a snap across the face. (Q4 19:23)
Fogarty’s chase forces Collins to scrub a clanger kick from full back, Rowe roves and snaps the goal from 20m in the pocket! (Q4 20:18)
Casboult monsters Murray with upper body strength to mark a Lemmens pass to the flank 40m out, Levi ices the game with his second goal. (Q4 22:10)
Ground work by Ainsworth and then Rankine set up Casboult for a junk time goal from the square. (Q4 26:13)
Dawson roosts a long set shot over the goal line from 50m on a slight angle, to almost no reaction. Four kicks in it with 3:05 to go. (Q4 28:11)
Flanders adds another one after roving a Chol contest 20m out on the flank. (Q4 29:19)
Holman roves near the hotspot and feeds Ainsworth for some well-deserved garbage. (Q4 32:46)
Anderson sets up Davies for a champagne footy goal from near CHF after the next centre bounce. (Q4 33:42)
Rankine gets a set shot after the final siren from 45m on the flank, which he converts. (Q4 35:12)

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