Blog log from R18 of 2022: Carlton vs Geelong

Menegola goes to the square with a free kick from 50m on the boundary, Stanley flies to mark unopposed somehow and plays on to boot the first goal of the night! (Q1 1:45)
De Koning was next to the behind post on that play leaving Stanley all alone. (Q1 2:23)
Hawkins feeds Smith for a flying snap from 40m in front that skews wide right. (Q1 3:02)
Selwood kicks from the HFF to the top of the square, Young spoils to the front where Atkins roves and goals. (Q1 5:52)
Curnow keeps his feet as De Koning loses his in a contest 20m out in the pocket, he gathers and grubbers through the first goal for Carlton. (Q1 9:28)
Curnow beats Henry to mark on the lead 50m out on the flank, but misses. (Q1 12:15)
Close passes short to Cameron on the boundary 20m out who hits the post. (Q1 14:14)
Rohan gives to Stengle on the end of a quick rebound by Geelong, he bounces through the grubber from 25m on a slight angle. (Q1 16:38)
Kennedy passes to Durdin 35m out on the flank, Kolodjashnij letting him lead unattended. Durdin misses. (Q1 18:43)
Cameron snaps across the face from the boundary 20m out after a feed by Miers. (Q1 20:46)
Hayes passes to Curnow to mark in front of Henry 45m out on the flank, the set shot starts right but draws left and in for his second! (Q1 22:07)
Miers runs around Saad in the centre and passes to Hawkins leading up the corridor to 45m. The Tomahawk shoots left, much to the delight of the Blue hordes. (Q1 23:24)
Cottrell draws two at half forward and gives to Cripps who has two to beat, he snaps off the left, crowd goes aww then goes OOH as the ball wobbles right to left and in! (Q1 25:41)
Silvagni wins a loose ball at half forward after Blue pressure forces a turnover, he does a one-two with Walsh and passes to Motlop 40m out in front… he goals. (Q1 28:56)
Rohan flies for a mark and gets a very soft tunnelling free on Stocker 25m out on a slight angle, he misses and the Blue fans cheer. (Q2 1:01)
Stocker and Rohan contest a repeat inside 50 kick by Tuohy near the hotspot, the crumb falls for Hawkins who snaps his first goal. (Q2 2:43)
Curnow is over the back on his feet after contesting to gather and checkside his third goal from 20m on a slight angle. (Q2 8:16)
That goal came from a stoppage win out the front on the wing through Walsh. (Q2 8:43)
Cameron catches Newman HTB in the centre and goes to the flank for Holmes to mark 45m out, who delivers a lovely set shot to restore Geelong’s lead. (Q2 14:00)
Walsh dives on a loose ball and gets pinged for HTB by Miers 45m out, predictably Miers can’t kick anywhere near the goalface from that range. (Q2 16:04)
From the resultant stoppage Hawkins is somehow unopposed in ruck, he grubbers the easy goal from 25m. (Q2 16:38)
Cripps rucks at a stoppage 30m out on the flank and gets caught high by Dangerfield, but he shoots OOTF. (Q2 19:18)
Stengle marks a Miers kick next to the goalsquare but hits the post from nearly point blank range. (Q2 20:58)
Tom De Koning spoils on the wing to start a Carlton counter attack, Hayes marks 40m out on the flank and kicks OOTF as well. (Q2 22:18)
Silvagni challenges Selwood late for a centring ball to the square, Cameron converts the downfield free for a goal. (Q2 27:47)
Stengle passes to Cameron 20m out on the flank who misses, disappointingly. (Q3 5:27)
Walsh passes to Hewett 35m out on a slight angle, he hits the post. (Q3 7:59)
Atkins has a fresh airy at a stoppage in defence, Hewett roves and gets caught high by Tuohy. He shoots from 30m on the flank… and steers it through this time. (Q3 11:47)
Docherty gets caught HTB on the wing then wastes time to give away 50, Zach Guthrie is brought to 40m on a slight angle and kicks truly. (Q3 15:18)
After a Selwood free kick on the HBF the Cats get a loose man going on a rebound around outer wing, Cameron feeds Holmes with a Joe the Goose special. (Q3 20:03)
Fisher roves a Curnow contest near the hotspot but a tackle skews his kick across the face. (Q3 22:03)
Hewett kicks to grass at half back and the bounce favours Rohan, pass towards Cameron in the pocket who gathers and gets corralled by Young, he screws in the finish! (Q3 23:44)
Dochertry gives to Curnow who snaps across the body from 40m on a slight angle, the ball pitches at the top of the square but rolls across the face. (Q4 2:32)
Repeat inside 50 kick from Plowman is marked by McKay 40m out on the flank. He goes with a drop punt set shot… and misses. (Q4 3:23)
Selwood marks 20m out and gives Miers a Joe the Goose special. That’s the ball game, officially. (Q4 4:20)
Geelong bosses the next centre bounce, Close passes to the pocket for Cameron 25m out who kicks off junk time with his third goal. (Q4 5:38)
Tom De Koning goals from ruck near the hotspot. (Q4 11:07)
Close works through traffic and passes inboard to Selwood near the hotspot, who runs in right and misses right. (Q4 13:04)
After Docherty catches Holmes high in the centre, Hawkins marks over Young 40m out on the flank and misses. (Q4 14:28)
Fisher goes very low to rove in the pocket and gets caught over the shoulder by O’Connor, he misses from 25m. (Q4 18:09)
Duncan feeds Cam Guthrie for a snap on the run from 45m on the flank, which is wide left. (Q4 22:29)
Dangerfield marks in his left bicep in front of Stocker 50m out on the flank, his set shot is off hands for a point. (Q4 23:45)
Silvagni gets an arm chop free in front of Kolodjashnij at the hotspot and gets some garbage. (Q4 25:10)
Cam Guthrie feeds Close who snaps from 40m but it bounces wide. (Q4 26:28)
Cam Guthries streams away from a pack on the wing and delivers a lovely pass over Stocker to Stengle 40m out on the flank. Final siren sounds, Stengle’s kick is short. (Q4 28:29)

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