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Blog log from R3 of 2023: Western Sydney vs Carlton

Blog log for Western Sydney vs Carlton, R3 of 2023

Motlop’s snap from a stoppage in the pocket is off hands for a point. (Q1 1:27)
Himmelberg marks on the HFF and goes quick to Hogan who is on his own over the back to mark and boots the first goal of the afternoon from 20m. (Q1 2:09)
Whitfield fumbles a crumb deep in the back pocket and the man he was marking gobbles up the opportunity, that’s Durdin who goals from 5m. (Q1 5:10)
Ed Curnow volleys a crumb from 45m on a slight angle, it dribbles wide for a behind. (Q1 7:32)
The orange tsunami washes through the centre with the Giants running hard to receive, Callaghan feeds Daniels who pops through the goal from 45m in front. (Q1 9:15)
After Coniglio is pinged for a slam tackle on Cerra in the centre, Silvagni marks in front of Haynes in the pocket 15m out for his first goal. (Q1 10:44)
Durdin kicks to the square, it’s going through but Charlie Curnow tries to mark… and only ends up touching it over for a point. (Q1 12:02)
Hogan roves a Greene contest on the HFF and kicks quickly to the corridor where Flynn marks 45m out. The big ruckman kicks straight but too short, off hands for a point. (Q1 12:55)
Weitering is picked for some rather soft contact on Hogan in a marking contest 20m out on the flank, who converts for his second goal. (Q1 14:01)
Ash tries to kick across the back line but misses his target, Motlop roves and finds Owies in the square for the turnover goal. (Q1 17:57)
Riccardi has Peatling in the square for a Joe the Goose but Acres pressure forces him to make a silly decision to kick instead of handball, Acres breaks it up. (Q1 20:00)
With a clever dinking kick wide of traffic, Greene sets up Kelly for a screwing snap from 35m on the flank that clears the man on the line to go through. (Q1 23:17)
Silvagni sets up Acres for a run to the HFF, long ball over the Giants defence to Owies in the square for his second goal! (Q1 26:00)
Ward runs to true CHF and bangs through another one, it’s raining goals on a sodden Blacktown! (Q1 27:56)
Hewett roves at half forward and gives wide to Acres who snaps off a few steps from 35m near the boundary.. just narrow. (Q1 29:21)
Lloyd bounces up the outer wing on a switch play and bullets a pass to Ward 40m out in front, who misses. (Q1 33:31)
Young gives Riccardi too much leg rope to mark a blind inside 50 kick by Ward to 40m on the flank. Riccardi kicks truly. (Q2 7:26)
Saad receives from Cripps after the next bounce and hits the lead of Charlie Curnow 50m out on a slight angle. The set shot flies wide left. (Q2 9:40)
Peatling is pinged for timewasting on the mark to bring Docherty to 45m on a slight angle, that was red hot. Doch loves a long kick for goal… this one is a peach! (Q2 16:01)
Coniglio is pinged for HTB trying to play for a holding free, Motlop takes it at the hotspot and kicks Carlton into the lead. (Q2 20:21)
Cripps snaps wide from a stoppage 20m out. (Q2 21:52)
Charlie Curnow roves his own contest on the HFF and feeds forward for O’Brien who misses on the run from 35m. (Q2 25:39)
Charlie Curnow gathers a bounce pass on the HFF, has a turning circle as big as the Ruby Princess but he bangs through a big goal from 55m! (Q2 28:31)
After McGovern coughs it up on the wing to Greene, Ward feeds Coniglio to run to CHF and shoot but it’s wide. (Q2 29:36)
Hamilton marks in front of Hollands at true CHF, goes long to the square but it drifts and bounces for a behind just before the HT siren. (Q2 30:39)
Charlie Curnow roves his own contest to a Cerra kick to the pocket but snaps wide under a tackle from 20m. (Q3 2:34)
Saad picks off an Ash rebound kick to outer wing, Motlop marks 45m out on the flank but his kick is short for no score. (Q3 5:32)
Charlie Curnow leaves Buckley sprawled on the turf as he marks at the hotspot but his set shot is poor for a behind. (Q3 7:17)
Silvagni passes to McKay leading to 40m on a slight angle who misses to the left as well. (Q3 9:07)
Hogan beats Young to judge the fall of a high Green speculator to the flank 25m out, he plays on but doesn’t even make the distance. Oh dear. (Q3 14:47)
Peatling passes to Riccardi 25m out on the outer flank on the end of a switch play after Docherty coughs the ball up on members wing. Riccardi shoots wide left. (Q3 16:35)
De Koning marks 50m out on the flank, runs in left and shoots wide right. (Q3 18:30)
Rowston passes to Peatling 45m out on the flank. One of these has to go through for the Giants… runs in right and shoots left and short, rushes. (Q3 20:17)
Daniels gives away 50m at half forward but the Giants pump it back towards him, he has Riccardi over the back to mark and goal from the square. (Q3 21:49)
Poor disposal skills all over the ground today, things are slippery and muddy in Sydney which is some excuse but this is low quality footy. Finishing will be key to the result. (Q3 22:32)
Lloyd gathers the next centre clearance by Coniglio at half forward and passes to Peatling 30m out on the flank, who misses again. (Q3 23:12)
Greene has had a horror day but he marks a high Greene clearance to the pocket 30m out and screws through the big goal when his team needs him! (Q4 7:28)
Gws keeps on getting repeat inside 50s, the latest one with Hogan contesting drops for Daniels in the pocket who snaps close to the near goalpost… review… goal, GWS leads! (Q4 10:11)
Durdin roves a McKay drop in the pocket 25m out but misses… then a free to Motlop at the top of the square for Whitfield gesturing at the ump! Charity goal, Blues lead again! (Q4 15:11)
Cripps scrubs a kick from the next bounce towards the hotspot where Ed Curnow had run on, he spins and shoots… wide right. (Q4 16:11)
Weitering misses Saad on a rebound kick to CHB, Ward gets a free in the ensuing scramble, he gives off to Whitfield whose shot is short and rushed. (Q4 20:12)
O’Brien passes to Cripps near the boundary 45m out. Clock just ticked under 5:00, Cripps tugs it left. (Q4 24:11)
Docherty passes to Charlie Curnow 55m out near the boundary, he hits the square but Flynn bashes it through for another point. (Q4 25:34)
Charlie Curnow has two to beat on the boundary 25m and somehow the ball ends up in his lap as Taylor misses the spoil. He screws through a massive goal with 2:05 to go! (Q4 26:46)
Young ices the game with a relieving mark from a Himmelberg speculator to the Giants goalsquare. (Q4 30:13)

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