Blog log from R21 of 2022: Hawthorn vs Gold Coast

Gold Coast have a strong breeze behind them in Q1 and all the early play has been in their half. (Q1 1:50)
Anderson misses a running snap from the boundary 25m out. (Q1 2:26)
Anderson fumbles a Miller handball at half back, Macdonald pounces and kicks towards Moore who drops it but butters up to give to Gunston for the first goal from the hotspot. (Q1 4:46)
O’Meara roves the McEvoy ruck tap 15m out in the pocket but misses off the right. (Q1 6:58)
Ward roves an Ellis handball to grass behind a stoppage and lets fly from 45m on the flank, but it’s wide left. (Q1 8:27)
Sicily corrals Anderson 45m out on the flank, he chooses to shoot but misses. (Q1 11:29)
The Suns are rather wasting their wind advantage in Q1. (Q1 11:44)
Swallow runs over a bouncing Breust kick near the top of the Hawk goalsquare, Macdonald tries to volley the goal but Farrar comes in to get a touch for a behind. (Q1 14:21)
Collins is called to play on after intercepting on the HBF, Breust catches him HTB and goes quickly to the square where Gunston roves his own contest with Lemmens for the goal. (Q1 16:07)
Moore roves the next inside 50 from McEvoy and gets caught high by Lemmens, his set shot is caught by the wind and misses from 40m on a slight angle. (Q1 17:20)
Rankine catches a lugubrious Sicily HTB on the HFF and gives off to Sharp who rides the breeze for a fabulous finish from 55m! (Q1 20:17)
O’Meara marks 45m out on a slight angle and tries a pass to McEvoy who draws a contact free on Lemmens 20m out in the pocket, he goals in game 250. (Q1 23:07)
Impey receives outside a stoppage in the pocket and wobbles a snap wide from 20m. (Q1 27:11)
Scrimshaw gets caught in possession at half back and turns it over, Suns swarm and Ainsworth centres from the pocket to Hollands 25m out on the flank, he converts. (Q1 28:07)
Butler roves a McEvoy contest on the wing and has a paddock to run into, he passes to Koschitzke at the hotspot who kicks truly. (Q2 1:59)
Ainsworth gets a blocking free on Scrimshaw for a Sharp inside 50 that Casboult marked anyway, he kicks truly into the breeze from 30m on a slight angle. (Q2 4:55)
Breust gets a free for a push in the back by Lemmens 35m out on the flank, he tries a screwing set shot but doesn’t make the distance and the Suns clear. (Q2 9:24)
Breust roves his own contest against Lemmens and half forward and feeds Ward who hits Gunston leading from the square to 25m on a slight angle, he kicks goal number three. (Q2 10:20)
After Mitchell clears from the next bounce, Koschitzke gives to Serong who snaps OOTF off a step from the hotspot. (Q2 12:06)
Gunston strips Macpherson in a tackle near the Hawk hotspot after a Macdonald kick to grass, Ward roves and snaps the goal. (Q2 14:21)
The Hawks are getting good results on switches from defence, they do so again here with Ward hitting the lead of Gunston 45m out on the flank. Wind behind him… wobbles wide. (Q2 16:40)
Another switch from half back by the Hawks, Impey passes to Breust 45m out on a slight angle who misses. (Q2 17:00)
Serong sets up Breust to run around onto his right and goal from 40m on the flank. (Q2 19:40)
Grainger-Barras falls on a loose ball 35m out and gets caught HTB, plus 50 for abuse by Scrimshaw to ensure the goal for the hard-working Holman. (Q2 24:21)
After a Miller clearance from the centre, Hollands kicks from the HFF to the hotspot for Lukosius to storm onto but the set shot blows wide into the breeze. (Q2 26:20)
Collins kicks OOTF on a kick in, Ward hits the lead of Gunston 45m out on the flank, who hooks in his fourth goal using the wind to perfection. (Q2 28:41)
Casboult marks the next centre clearance kick by Rowell 40m out on a slight angle, he converts into the teeth of the wind. (Q2 30:21)
Hardwick touches through a Rosas snap from 20m. (Q3 1:16)
Ainsworth marks an Anderson pass 50m out on the flank, his set shot is short, McEvoy tries to rush it but it hits Witts and bounces up on the line, Witts volleys the goal! (Q3 2:50)
Anderson passes to Chol 45m out on a slight angle who misses left. (Q3 7:20)
Bruest gives to Maginness who misses a running snap from 25m on the flank. (Q3 7:40)
Ward bounces around outer wing, reaches the HFF and passes to O’Meara 20m out on a slight angle, who converts. (Q3 10:05)
Gunston beats Collins in the square to mark a Maginness kick for his fifth goal. (Q3 15:31)
Hollands uses the wind well to snap his second goal from 45m on a slight angle, after Casboult strips Sicily in a tackle at CHF. (Q3 20:16)
Moore misses a handball in traffic on the wing, Rankine roves at half forward and snaps wide from 50m on a slight angle. (Q3 21:31)
Impey gets caught HTB by Macpherson on the wing then biffs him after disposal to gift Chol a set shot from 40m on a slight angle, which flies wide left. (Q3 23:02)
Scrimshawk intercepts deep in defence but shanks a rebound kick straight to the oppo, Ainsworth mark 40m out on a slight angle but misses. (Q3 27:41)
Scrimshaw tries again from the kick in and this time Hawthorn almost goes coast to coast, Gunston marks 45m out and doesn’t make the distance. (Q3 28:11)
Sicily gives Jeka a hospital handpass, Holman catches him HTB 30m out on a slight angle and converts into the wind. (Q4 5:14)
Witts takes a link mark at half forward and passes to Casboult on the boundary 30m out, nothing Grainger-Barras could do there. Casboult levers it across the face. (Q4 7:55)
Anderson kicks from a stoppage at half forward to Chol who marks in front of Jeka 20m out in the corridor. Chol tries to keep his goalscoring run going… hooks into the left post. (Q4 9:41)
Holman is front and centre for an Ainsworth contest 30m out in the pocket, he screws a snap off the left off a step but it’s narrow. (Q4 16:09)
Andrew marks an Anderson pass 45m out on a slight angle. Tough kick for a backman into the wind in his second game… shanks it OOTF. (Q4 17:17)
Holman gives to Swallow for an unlikely snap off the left from the boundary 20m out into the breeze that goes wide. (Q4 19:35)
After the Hawks get a rare inside 50 and apply frontal pressure, Gunston kicks from one pocket to the other for Breust to mark 20m out but miss. (Q4 24:05)
Clock under 3:00 now and that is a handy point. (Q4 24:17)
McEvoy takes a big intercept mark at half back to stop a Suns attack, clock under 1:00 now. (Q4 26:05)
Newcombe kicks OOTF on the wing, Rowell kicks to the HFF, 50 seconds left at the stoppage. (Q4 26:41)
Anderson kicks inside 50, Swallow goes to the pocket, Holman tries to make a play but Nash catches him HTB to ice the game. (Q4 27:13)

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