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Blog log from R6 of 2023: Geelong vs Sydney

Blog log for Geelong vs Sydney, R6 of 2023

Simpson is tackled high by Fox at the hotspot and scores an extremely popular first goal of the night. (Q1 2:56)
Francis gets a quick answering goal for the Swans from 20m with a snap after Francis taps a smothered Papley kick to him. (Q1 4:21)
Rohan soccers a crumb wide from a Cameron contest 20m out. (Q1 5:34)
Miers skids a grubber towards Blicavs 40m out in front, he has five yards on Ladhams and snaps around the corner for a nice goal. (Q1 9:26)
Rohan marks just on 50m on a slight angle after the next centre bounce. His booming set shot lands in the crowd but is just wide left. (Q1 10:26)
Hawkins is too big for Mills to compete with for a short Cam Guthrie kick from a stoppage to 20m, he marks and goals. (Q1 12:52)
Repeat inside 50s piling up for Geelong, Atkins passes to the hotspot in between two Swans for Henry to mark and goal. (Q1 14:53)
Another repeat inside 50 for the Cats set up by a Ratugolea spoil on the wing, Miers passes to Cameron 40m out in front for another one. (Q1 17:57)
Papley marks in front of Ratugolea at the hotspot, his set shot is tugged a little bit left but straight enough for his first goal. (Q1 19:57)
Cameron marks again 45m out on the flank, the goal umpire takes a few steps back and watches the set shot sail straight over his peaked cap. (Q1 23:17)
Bowes marks 40m out and misses, the crowd gives a quiet ohh. (Q1 27:34)
Heeney roves in the pocket 30m out but is on the wrong side for a left-footer and snaps too short for Cam Guthrie to mark in relief. (Q1 29:30)
Hawkins falls over to draw a very soft ruck free on Ladhams 25m out on a slight angle, fairly weak that one. He converts. (Q2 3:06)
Henry cheats out the back of a contest 40m out and accepts the crumb, he feeds Close for another one with a lairish checkside. Cats in full purr mode. (Q2 5:21)
Hawkins roves a Blakey intercept drop 40m out on the flank, bounces off Lloyd like he was barely there and kicks another one. Like men against boys. (Q2 10:21)
Gulden has had a dirty night so far, he gets a chance for a quick snap from the hotspot but the ball swerves left for a point. (Q2 11:23)
Roberts’ pressure on De Koning roving a Hayward contest at the hotspot sets up Hayward himself to crumb and goal from 15m. (Q2 15:40)
Close dinks a kick to Simpson at the hotspot on the end of a surge play following the next bounce, he converts. (Q2 17:22)
Duncan passes to Dangerfield who wows the crowd with a long set shot goal from the HFF. (Q2 20:37)
Gulden misses a long set shot from the HFF. (Q2 22:37)
Rowbottom skids a long kick from the HFF for a behind. (Q2 23:22)
Both sides turn the ball over in midfield on outer wing, eventually Parker releases Hayward in the corridor, Francis drops the mark 35m out but Heeney roves and goals. (Q2 24:35)
Sydney gets a rare repeat inside 50, Cunningham goes to the pocket where Duncan flies way too early and gives away a free to Stephens 30m out, who kicks straight. (Q2 26:06)
More surge footy to start Q3 by the Cats, Cameron feeds Close who straighten in the pocket 25m out but checksides wide. Needed a left foot. (Q3 0:32)
Blakey roves at half back but his opponent Rohan mows him down for a HTB free, quick kick to Cameron 40m out on the flank who kicks goal number three. (Q3 2:33)
Rohan roves a Gulden hotspot at the hotspot but snaps wide under a tackle. (Q3 8:04)
Ladhams turns the ball over by foot on the wing, Tuohy passes to Henry 35m out on the flank who kicks his second goal. (Q3 8:38)
Rohan leads onto a lovely Blicavs centre clearance kick to 30m on the flank, he swings through his first goal. Junk time is well and truly in session. (Q3 10:29)
Francis marks a Parker kick after the next centre bounce, just inside 50m in the corridor. His set shot is off hands for no score. (Q3 12:31)
Cameron marks 30m out on the flank and screws through his fourth goal. (Q3 14:50)
Dangerfield sprints away from the next bounce in classic style leaving Rowbottom in his dust, his kick goes to the lead of Hawkins 35m out near the boundary who goals again. (Q3 16:05)
Cameron feeds outside to Tuohy who baulks clear and goals from 40m on a slight angle. (Q3 25:50)
Hawkins marks again 35m out on the flank and swerves through his fifth goal from right to left. (Q3 27:40)
Francis leaps over a pack 40m out to clunk a Ladhams high ball, leaving Ratugolea trailing. His set shot fades left. (Q3 29:34)
Gulden gets a free in midfield against O’Connor for high contact, plus 50m against Cam Guthrie for some afters. Mark is set at 40m in the corridor, free kick flies wide right. (Q4 1:20)
Miers racks up another score assist with a pass to Rohan 10m out in the pocket. It’s a behind, though. (Q4 6:46)
Dangerfield chips in front of Mills to intercept the Lloyd kick in 45m out in front, but he misses. (Q4 7:55)
Blakey has a go at the kick in but he chips it straight to Simpson 45m out on a slight angle. Oh dear, it’s gone a bit pear-shaped. So does that kick. (Q4 8:36)
Henry misses a set shot from the boundary 25m out. (Q4 12:44)
Simpson marks a Stewart kick 40m out on a slight angle in front of a pack but hangs his set shot right. (Q4 13:51)
Dangerfield passes to Close in the pocket 25m out, who kicks his second goal in what has been a much better performance than his recent average. (Q4 19:36)
Cameron marks a Knevitt kick in front of Fox 30m out near the boundary. Suits his left-foot screwing set shot… Jezza delivers for goal number five. (Q4 23:17)
Mills passes to Papley 45m out on the flank in the last minute, the Cat fans boo as they thought a 100-point win was on offer. Papley misses. (Q4 25:22)

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