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Blog log from R23 of 2022: Brisbane vs Melbourne

Blog log for Brisbane vs Melbourne, R23 of 2022

Oliver with the first centre clearance of the game, Melksham feeds Pickett who kicks the first goal of the night, backing up his late winner last week! (Q1 0:21)
Jackson clears himself from the next centre bounce, Melksham gives to Petracca who snaps wide from the hotspot. (Q1 1:30)
Neal-Bullen snaps from half forward after an Andrews kick in breaks down, but that’s wide as well. (Q1 2:05)
Coleman receives from Lyons on the outer wing and passes a bullet to the lead of Cameron 45m out on the flank, whose set shot is short for no score. (Q1 4:58)
Hipwood challenges late to concede 50 and bring Lever from wing to 50m on a slight angle… the set shot is a beauty, and Lever looks the most surprised of all! (Q1 9:23)
Melksham marks on the HFF and spots up Fritsch on a hook lead to 40m on a slight angle. The set shot is a peach for his first. (Q1 11:13)
Neale clears from the next centre bounce, Daniher dives to mark 55m out on on the line of the centre square, his set shot is a boomer for the first for Brisbane! (Q1 13:05)
After McStay lets Gawn catch the ball out of ruck untouched for the next centre clearance, Brown marks 45m out on the flank and bangs through his first goal. (Q1 14:54)
Mathieson kicks high and long from a stoppage on the wing to the HFF, Hipwood beats Petty to take a one-handed mark 45m out but his set shot is short and rushed. (Q1 19:18)
Harmes sends a long speculator from the HFF to a four-man pack at the top of the square, Langdon is last in line but marks over Prior for another one for the Dees! (Q1 22:14)
Gardiner kicks to grass across half back which eventually leads to a turnover, Petracca passes to Pickett on the boundary 30m out who checksides a big red time goal! (Q1 30:45)
Neale runs onto a loose ball at CHF after the first bounce of Q2 but his chip shot from 45m is intercepted by Lever in the square for no score. Disappointing. (Q2 0:35)
Daniher feeds Rich passes from the centre circle to McStay to mark in front of Petty 25m out on the flank, he converts. (Q2 2:38)
McInerney with the next centre clearance, McStay feeds Daniher who tries a snap off balance from the hotspot, but Hibberd leaps to touch it through on the line. (Q2 3:55)
Langdon roves at the hotspot and gives wide to Pickett who snaps from 20m, he thinks it’s a goal but the goal ump isn’t sure, review… it’s good. (Q2 5:48)
Jackson roves his own ruck tap on the wing and spots up Brown in the pocket 30m out. Brown, who is a bit banged up already, checksides through a pretty set shot for his second. (Q2 13:48)
Gardiner comes off his man Fritsch to spoil at the Dees hotspot but the spoil falls nicely for Pickett who snaps his fourth goal. (Q2 18:48)
Mathieson kicks inside 50 from the next bounce, Daniher punches it clear of the pack but Zorko’s soccer kick dribbles wide from 20m. (Q2 20:18)
Petracca roves a Coleman fumble in traffic near the hotspot and tries a checkside off a step, the ball bounces over the contest in the square and through! (Q2 20:58)
Oliver kicks long to a big pack in the pocket, three Lions spoil Brown but the crumb goes towards the corridor where Melksham roves and bounces through another one! (Q2 22:33)
Pickett feeds Langdon for a snap from the flank 30m out but that one curls wide off the right. (Q2 23:45)
Lion defenders fall over each other spoiling Brown in the pocket, Petracca roves and feeds Fritsch for a rather too easy goal from 10m. (Q2 29:43)
Four tall Lions are in a pack to defend Brown’s contest for a Jackson slow ball to 30m on the flank but Brown juggles the mark. HT siren goes, Brown kicks his third goal. (Q2 33:34)
Neale passes short to McCluggage near the boundary 30m out. Not the player at Brisbane you want for a tough set shot historically… but he slots it! (Q3 1:20)
Lyons sharks a Langdon handball on the HFF and goes quickly up the flank for Daniher to mark 20m out and goal. (Q3 3:08)
Coleman sends a long speculator to the pocket, McInerney beats Gawn to mark 20m out, but he misses. (Q3 7:56)
After Daniher misses a target by foot behind centre, Rivers kicks long down the flank for Fritsch to mark 20m out and goal. (Q3 10:23)
Hunt passes to Pickett 40m out on the flank whose set shot is off hands for a point. (Q3 17:16)
Petracca is front and centre for a Brown contest 30m out on the flank and rolls through the official sealer, if one was needed. Heat has gone out of this game already. (Q3 19:13)
Rayner to Neale to McCarthy after the next centre bounce, McCarthy goals from 40m in front. (Q3 20:27)
Payne misses a flying snap from 55m in front. (Q3 24:22)
After a turnover at CHF for Melbourne, Langdon passes very short to Neal-Bullen near the hotspot who converts. (Q3 27:37)
Pickett gives to Fritsch for another one from the hotspot on the end of a convoy around outer wing. (Q3 29:54)
Rayner roves a lucky bounce 20m out and gives back to McCluggage for the first goal of Q4 junk time. (Q4 1:11)
McStay kicks OOTF from a set shot from 40m near the boundary. (Q4 5:42)
Cameron misses a snap from half forward and looks as disgusted as the average Lions supporter. (Q4 6:50)
Petracca marks on the boundary 40m out and quickly passes to Pickett at the hotspot, who misses. (Q4 9:15)
Jackson beats McInerney to mark a long ball to the hotspot, he gets some junk. (Q4 11:53)
May touches a McCarthy set shot on the mark 45m out on the flank, the ball wobbles for a point. (Q4 17:23)
Robinson marks at true CHF and kicks a garbage time special, giving the remaining home fans something to cheer on a dreadful night. (Q4 24:47)

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