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Blog log from GF of 2022: Geelong vs Sydney

Blog log for Geelong vs Sydney, GF of 2022

Tuohy leads Heeney to a loose ball on the wing and goes to the pocket for Hawkins to mark in front of Tom McCartin 35m out near the boundary, he misses. (Q1 1:05)
Blicavs snaps OOTF from half forward. All the early play in Geelong’s attacking half. (Q1 2:21)
Hawkins snaps the first goal of the grand final from ruck near the hotspot, after some turgid broken play around outer wing. (Q1 9:36)
Another forward 50 stoppage for Geelong, Hawkins ragdolls Hickey off the fall then checksides the second goal of the game from 30m! (Q1 14:51)
Fox beats Cameron to intercept in the centre, goes wide, Papley goes long with ha speculator to the hotspot where two Cats spoil but Hayward roves and goals off the right! (Q1 16:36)
Dangerfield kicks long from half forward, it’s a shank but clears Parker to land in the arms of Blicavs 20m out on a slight angle, he goals. (Q1 18:09)
Dangerfield engineers the next centre clearance by Stanley, Gulden spoils Smith but the ball sits up for Smith to gather and ram home another one for the Cats from the hotspot! (Q1 19:36)
Close can’t mark the next inside 50 for Geelong but Selwood roves and feeds Smith to tumble through another one, the Cats are on FIYAH! (Q1 21:57)
Miers kicks OOTF from an unlikely set shot 45m out on the boundary. (Q1 24:20)
Miers roves and snaps wide from the pocket 25m out. (Q1 25:46)
Smith roves the next rebound kick and kicks down the flank where Close marks in front of Lloyd 30m out and kicks a dirty floater that goes through! (Q1 26:49)
Blicavs feeds Cam Guthrie for the next inside 50 which thuds into the chest of Cameron 45m out on a slight angle, he hits the left goalpost. (Q1 28:22)
Franklin is pinged for a red hot 50m penalty to bring Zach Guthrie 40m out on a slight angle, but the set shot flies wide. (Q1 29:38)
Papley feeds Franklin who snaps narrow from the pocket 20m out. (Q2 0:27)
Bews intercepts a Gulden rebound kick and passes inboard to Stengle 45m out on a slight angle, he converts. (Q2 4:17)
Blicavs tumbles the next centre clearance kick towards CHF, Rohan flies in front of Cameron to mark 40m out and misses. (Q2 5:47)
Sydney tries rebounding up the guts, runs into traffic but Clarke wins a high contact free on Rohan and pumps long… McLean marks with one arm and goals! (Q2 8:47)
Hawkins draws a holding free on Tom McCartin 25m out in the pocket and slots the goals, his third. (Q2 16:02)
Reid feeds Warner to run free to half forward, has a lot of targets and chooses Mills 50m out on a slight angle, who kicks truly. (Q2 19:17)
Dangerfield sets up Atkins for the next inside 50 kick which goes to Stengle in front of Lloyd 40m out on the flank, he kicks truly again. (Q2 20:53)
Lloyd’s rebound kick is to Heeney’s feet and turns over, Close roves on the HFF and passes short to Hawkins 35m out who misses left. (Q2 23:02)
Gulden passes to Stephens 40m out on a slight angle who shanks for no score, disappointingly. (Q2 24:31)
Papley volleys from the resultant stoppage but the ball rolls for a point from 20m. (Q2 24:55)
The Swans lock in the kick in, McLean passes to the dive of Heeney 30m out on a slight angle. This has to go through… it does. (Q2 25:59)
Duncan catches Tom McCartin HTB trying to run from defence 20m out and punches through the first goal of the second half. (Q3 1:40)
Close chips in front of Lloyd to intercept a Tom McCartin pass across the back line, he screws through the set shot from 15m. Ominous signs early in Q3. (Q3 3:42)
Smith squeezes in his third goal from a pack 40m out on the flank. This one is over, it’s party time for the Cats! (Q3 5:25)
Cam Guthrie catches Florent HTB under a pack 30m out on the flank and screws through the set shot. It’s a procession. (Q3 11:53)
Selwood passes to the lead of Hawkins 40m out on a slight angle after Clarke runs into trouble at half forward and coughs it up by hand. The Tomahawk misses to the right. (Q3 17:06)
The short kick in doesn’t work, Dangerfield roves and feeds Stengle for another one. (Q3 17:43)
Dangerfield passes to the diving Stengle in the pocket 30m out, he curls in goal number four. (Q3 20:31)
Cam Guthrie misses from a stoppage in the pocket. The sting is already out of this one. (Q3 24:13)
Smith misses a set shot from 50m on a slight angle. (Q3 24:46)
Miers catches Gulden HTB on the boundary 35m out, his set shot falls on the line for no direct score. (Q4 2:26)
Warnerr catches Cam Guthrie HTB 45m out on a slight angle. Warner has fought on manfully, and gets a junk goal which he looks disgusted with. (Q4 5:49)
Dangerfield marks 45m out on a slight angle and gives off to Cameron who rams home his first goal. (Q4 7:05)
After Hayward is pinged for HTB on the wing, Close passes low and hard to Hawkins 45m out on a slight angle, who nicks the inside of the left goalpost. (Q4 11:09)
Stengle bounces a snap from the pocket into the post. (Q4 12:09)
Papley gathers a bouncing pass from Franklin and snaps across the face from 40m on the flank. (Q4 12:56)
Close feeds Parfitt for some junk after Dangerfield kicks long from the HFF to the teeth of goal. (Q4 14:53)
Paddy McCartin draws a contact free on De Koning going for a long Stephens ball to the square, he gets some garbage. (Q4 16:08)
Dangerfield bullocks his way through traffic to scrounge a kick from half forward, it lands on the line where De Koning vultures a rare goal. (Q4 19:59)
Warner kicks a long goal after running away from the next centre bounce. (Q4 21:12)
Selwood swings through an extremely popular goal in red time after a stoppage at half forward and gets swamped in a wave of hooped jumpers. (Q4 24:21)
Cameron marks a Parfitt pass 40m out on a slight angle and boots his second goal, both in Q4. (Q4 25:54)
Papley goals on the run from 40m on a slight angle after McLean catches Stewart HTB. (Q4 29:15)

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