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Blog log from R23 of 2022: Western Sydney vs Fremantle

Blog log for Western Sydney vs Fremantle, R23 of 2022

Stein roves a Cox fumble at half forward and gives outside to Riccardi who passes to Hogan 20m out on a slight angle, who scores the first goal of the afternoon. (Q1 0:57)
Freo is kicking into a decent breeze in Q1, and it blows a Schultz snap from 40m wide for no score. (Q1 3:22)
Briggs roves 20m out in front after a Brodie kick clanger on the rebound, he gives to Hogan who does the rest off the left. (Q1 5:26)
Briggs gets in the back of O’Driscoll in a tackle after a stoppage 40m out on the flank. NOD gets up gingerly and hooks in a lovely finish! (Q1 8:20)
Taranto gets a holding free on Chapman 45m out on the flank but misses. (Q1 10:04)
Walker baulks clear running up the centre and hits the lead of Fyfe well ahead of Brown 40m out on the flank. Tough set shot into the wind, and Fyfe doesn’t score. (Q1 11:17)
Whitfield just avoids the right goalpost to kick a goal on the run from 35m on the flank after getting on the end of a handball chain up members wing. (Q1 13:04)
Peatling gives to Ash who snaps on the turn from 40m on the flank, the ball snicks the inside of th4e left goalpost. (Q1 15:42)
Ward receives at half forward and baulks around a loping Mundy, two old veterans there but it’s Ward who lets fly from CHF and rides the wind for the goal. (Q1 17:27)
Serong feeds Banfield for a pressured snap from the hotspot that flies wide right. (Q1 18:17)
Acres spoils a kick across half back by Lloyd, gathers and shoots from 50m… bounces just wide left. (Q1 19:28)
Whitfield passes to Riccardi 45m out near the boundary, who misses across the face. (Q1 22:27)
Walters drops a Young kick to 35m on the flank but Cumming is pinged for contact in his back, bit soft but there. Sonny delivers a lovely finish in his 200th game. (Q1 24:27)
Fremantle started poorly into the tricky wind but their frontal pressure is starting to tell, they are dragging themselves back into it. (Q1 27:18)
Green gets the first centre clearance of Q2, Stein’s set shot from 50m on the flank blows wide and short into the breeze for no score. (Q2 0:42)
Himmelberg sharks a Schultz handball at half forward, eventually Hogan takes a contested grab in front of Pearce 30m out on the flank, again into the wind it misses everything. (Q2 2:18)
From the resultant throw in, Taranto feeds Green who bounces through a left-foot snap from 30m on a slight angle! (Q2 3:27)
Another throw in in the Giants FP, Meek taps to grass near the behind line, Pearce and Cox can’t stop Riccardi toepoking another opportunist goal from point blank range! (Q2 4:52)
Free off the ball for a hit on Brown by Acres, Coniglio kicks inside 50 to the pocket 20m out, Taranto receives from Green and bounces through another huge goal into the wind! (Q2 6:20)
This is the worst five minutes of Fremantle’s season. (Q2 7:21)
Serong just misses a snap while falling down on the flank 30m out after the Dockers apply good frontal pressure. (Q2 14:24)
Peatling gives to Green who tries a checkside off a step from 35m but shanks it OOTF. (Q2 16:03)
Perryman passes very short to Hogan 45m out on a slight angle, who makes the distance into the breeze but goes right. (Q2 17:03)
Walters catches Cumming HTB 20m out on the flank. This has to go through for the Dockers… screwed home off the left. (Q2 18:12)
Switkowski snaps wide from 40m in front after more frontal pressure by the Dockers forces a turnover. (Q2 20:18)
Brodie puts his head over a crumb from a Frederick contest at the top of the square to earn a high contact free kick on Hopper coming in too hot. He converts. (Q2 23:18)
Repeat stoppages inside 50 for Fremantle, Darcy taps to the front from the HFF, O’Driscoll rams through another one from 25m in the pocket! (Q2 25:57)
The key for the Dockers winning this game and securing the double chance is to pressure the Giants into making mistakes, and they are finally getting their game together. (Q2 26:18)
Kelly is pinged for insufficient intent in the Freo FP 25m out, red hot that one. O’Driscoll misses. (Q2 27:14)
Green scrags Serong after they wrestle over the boundary 35m out, ump pays a free to Fremantle. Serong’s free falls in the square for Taylor to intercept, no score. (Q2 29:39)
Brodie centre clearance to Schultz at CHF, pass to the HFF for Fyfe who can’t mark, Walters goes for the crumb but Whitfield holds him without the footy… Sonny can’t score. (Q3 0:40)
Himmelberg kicks straight to Walters from the kick in 40m out on the flank. Another near impossible set shot into the wind… no score again. (Q3 1:15)
Chapman misses OOTF on the right from 40m on a slight angle. (Q3 1:53)
Repeat inside 50s for Fremantle eventually tell, Serong roves at half forward and gives to Aish who sets Brayshaw away for the goal from the hotspot. (Q3 5:13)
Briggs gets a ruck free plus 50 against Meek at the next centre bounce, but misses from near the hotspot. (Q3 6:41)
Himmelberg is pinged for contact on Schultz off the ball to bring Pearce from wing to 40m on a slight angle. Pearce hoofs it into the breeze to level the scores with a rare goal! (Q3 9:46)
Walters passes to the dive of Fyfe in front of Aleer 35m out on the flank. Any score will give Freo a lead… wind blows it across the face for a point. (Q3 12:56)
Walters encroaches to concede 50 and bring Hogan from the wing to 30m on a slight angle. He boots his third goal to restore the Giants lead. (Q3 14:16)
Darcy catches the ball out of ruck 30m out on a slight angle and snaps off the left on the spin… wobbles into the post. (Q3 17:20)
Coniglio kicks long to grass for Ash and Clark to chase on a fast break, Clark goes to ground but Ash gathers in the pocket 20m out and hits the post before the cavalry arrives. (Q3 21:25)
Ward snaps high from a stoppage 40m out on the flank, the ball bounces on the goal line and comes back into play, Riccardi gathers near the behind post and shoots… review! (Q3 23:21)
Cox flew in on that Riccardi snap and touched the kick, just a point. Big call by the ARC! (Q3 23:41)
Brodie gives to Frederick who checksides wide off a step from 40m on the flank. (Q3 26:06)
Switkowski flies in front of Briggs to draw a high contact free just before the 3QT siren going for a Banfield ball from the HFF to the hotspot. Switkowski comes off, Mundy goals! (Q3 31:22)
Brayshaw extends the Docker lead with a snap from 40m on the flank after Serong clears from a stoppage at half forward. (Q4 0:56)
Frederick baulks his way clear for a running snap from 45m on a slight angle but misses. All the ball in the Docker half early in Q4. (Q4 2:25)
Hopper gets a free for a hold by Ryan at a stoppage 30m out on the flank and punches through a nice set shot drawing right to left. (Q4 4:59)
Hopper gets another contact free 40m out on the flank for running his head into Darcy, bit lucky that one. He starts the kick right, it swerves left into the wind… goal! (Q4 8:34)
Hogan takes a big contested mark on the wing and goes long to Stein who marks 40m out, he goes over the back to Ash to mark on the behind line… but miss! (Q4 12:23)
Clark misses a target in the centre but the Dockers retain possession and he gets a chance for a running shot from 55m on a slight angle… rides the breeze for the big goal! (Q4 15:31)
Kelly dithers and misses a target going inside 50, Freo switches and attacks around outer wing, Aish kicks to grass for Schultz to rove 15m out and goal! (Q4 19:16)
Green roves on the flank 40m out and tries a Daicos special, but it turns too early and rolls for a point. (Full Time)
Walters get his chance for a snap off a step from 40m on the flank… that sails through for his third goal, a huge contribution in his milestone game! (Q4 24:30)
Banfield snaps across the face from the HFF to make it a three-kick game with three minutes to go. That’s the sealer, effectively. (Q4 28:49)
Freo playing tempo now, the game is won. (Q4 30:04)
Aish feeds Serong for a champagne footy goal to underline his BOG credentials. (Q4 31:05)
O’Driscoll passes to Darcy 35m out near the boundary, final siren sounds and the big lug misses. (Q4 32:30)

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