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Blog log from R12 of 2023: Gold Coast vs Adelaide

Blog log for Gold Coast vs Adelaide, R12 of 2023

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Collins intercepts over Walker on the wing and goes to Holman on the HFF, he passes towards the hotspot for Casboult to mark and boot the first goal of the night. (Q1 1:42)
Fogarty catches Macpherson HTB 40m out on the flank and misses across the face. (Q1 5:48)
Long spoils a long ball to Walker that looked like a certain goal. (Q1 7:25)
From the resultant throw in, O’Brien goals from ruck from 15m. (Q1 7:52)
Sholl marks at half forward and has Dawson zipping past ahead of Rowell, he swerves to 45m on a slight angle and slots the goal. (Q1 9:28)
Sloane volleys a loose ball to the HFF, Jones leaps over Fiorini to mark, his long ball is brought to ground by Walker in the square for Fogarty to rove and goal. (Q1 13:43)
Casboult clears from the next bounce, Rosas roves and snaps off the left from 45m but it skids wide left. (Q1 14:38)
Pedlar smothers Rowell on the HFF and tries a grubber from fully 40m out, Collins tries to get back but the ball evades him and rolls through for a fabulous goal! (Q1 15:58)
Pedlar gets a contact free on Swallow after the next bounce, Walker marks his long kick over Collins 40m out on a slight angle after some contact. He kicks truly. (Q1 17:58)
After Powell intercepts a rebound dump kick 60m out, Rankine is pinged for encroachment to bring the mark to the top of the square… but Powell sprays the soda! (Q1 22:58)
Murray is dispossessed after roving a long Humphrey ball to the square, Witts sharks it but his wobbler is wide. (Q1 24:29)
Jeffrey kicks long from the the point of the centre square 60m out towards King but it’s over his head and Holman watches it roll through! (Q1 26:59)
King slings Michalanney to win a HTB free on the boundary 20m out. His free kick is a checkside that curls narrow for a point. (Q1 29:25)
Keays tumbles through a nice goal from a stoppage 30m out on the flank off the left. (Q1 31:40)
Rowell’s dump kick from a stoppage in the back pocket lands in the arms of Laird 45m out on the flank. Laird misses OOTF trying too hard for the distance. (Q1 34:28)
Atkins turns the ball over kicking blind to the HBF, Dawson misses a flying snap from just outside 50m on a slight angle. (Q2 2:14)
Rachele feeds Keays from a stoppage on the HFF but his snap from 30m is short for Ballard to cut off for no score. (Q2 3:55)
King mows down Rachele to prevent another score 40m out in front. (Q2 5:13)
Collins drops an intercept in the pocket, crumb falls for Rankine who misses off the left from 20m. (Q2 5:37)
Walker marks a short pass by Thilthorpe 45m out on a slight angle behind Collins, Tex goes back for the set shot and draws it right to left for his second major. (Q2 7:10)
The Crows rebound around outer wing with nice foot skills, Walker releases Milera to baulk through the HFF and slot the goal from 45m. Pretty football. (Q2 9:56)
Berry goes long and quick from the HFF for Lukosius to mark in front of Murray 20m out on a slight angle for his first goal, much needed for the Suns who are getting belted. (Q2 11:50)
Humphrey roves a Fiorini repeat inside 50 kick, his wobbler lands near the hotspot for Lukosius to mark leading up from the square… but he shanks it way left. (Q2 14:31)
Long leaves Rankine to try to impact a pack 20m out but the ball flips out to Izak near the behind post, he tries the impossible snap and misses near side right. (Q2 16:58)
Atkins plays for and gets a holding free on Soligo in the pocket, he goes backwards to Anderson 35m out on the flank. Anderson kicks truly. (Q2 20:31)
Humphrey performs a magic trick of epic proportions, beating Hinge to a ground ball 40m out on the flank and bursting through a Murray challenge for a corker of a goal! (Q2 23:11)
Lukosius centres from the pocket, Butts spoils King but straight to Anderson who snaps high and just straight enough from near the hotspot. (Q3 2:41)
Berry goes long up the guts from the centre, King marks strongly over the pack at the hotspot as his man Butts tripped over. King converts, Suns back within a kick all of a sudden! (Q3 4:34)
Dawson barrels into Rowell who had just bent down and fumbled the crumb at a stoppage 45m out in front, he takes the free kick and puts Gold Coast into the lead! (Q3 6:24)
Davies beats Jones at half forward, long ball to the hotspot, Lukosius edges Hinge under it, ball flips over the back where Luko roves and goals from 20m! (Q3 8:34)
Suns are surging with great force with bulk repeat inside 50s, Butts gives away a high contact free to King 35m out in front who goals again! (Q3 11:54)
Suns were behind eight goals to two… and have piled on the last eight in a row. (Q3 13:19)
Humphrey busts out of a stoppage at CHB, Ainsworth does the same at half forward, Lukosius one out with Hinge, no mark but Luko roves and skids through another one from 20m! (Q3 14:17)
Gold Coast is playing downhill and it’s beautiful. Everything coming up sunny under the lights. (Q3 14:54)
Hinge just gets to a long ball to the square ahead of Ainsworth to rush another downhill play. GC playing on tilt in Q3. (Q3 16:36)
The Crows get a rebound together from the kick in, Fogarty passes to Rachele 45m out in the corridor, the set shot is not pretty but it spins through. (Q3 17:19)
Berry misses from the pocket after chasing the crumb from a ball up at the hotspot. (Q3 19:02)
Laird kicks to Thilthorpe one out with Ballard near the hotspot, balls hits the greasy turf, two big men trying not to fall over, eventually Thilthorpe volleys wide from 20m. (Q3 20:19)
Long roves a chaos ball by Collins on the HFF and snaps off-balance from 45m… skids wide right. (Q3 24:37)
Keays tries to toepoke the crumb from a Thilthorpe contest at the top of the square but Rowell just gets back in time to rush it. (Q3 30:15)
Fogarty gives to Keays who is flat footed but tries a snap over his shoulder from the hotspot, this one just lands over the line for a big goal. (Q3 32:31)
Rachele is paid a rather red hot HTB free on Powell at half forward, he goes quickly to Fogarty in the pocket 30m out. 3QT siren sounds, the Fog steers through the goal. (Q3 34:20)
Hinge runs from defence to start a quick rebound around members wing, Walker goes across goal to Keays 15m out in the pocket, who misses what these days is a rather easy shot. (Q4 0:47)
Repeat inside 50 to the hotspot for Adelaide, Murphy roves and snaps the go-ahead goal off the left. (Q4 1:36)
Keays looks to hhave caught Humphrey HTB at the next bounce but the ump sees high contact, free kick up the guts, Casboult roves King’s contest over the back and snaps truly. (Q4 2:45)
Witts down to Rowell at a throw in to the pocket, he goes back to Lukosius who screws through the goal from 40m on the flank like shelling peas. (Q4 4:22)
Swallow wobbles the next centre clearance to the hotspot, crumb falls for Holman who gives Lukosius a Joe the Goose special for his fifth! (Q4 5:41)
Rankine runs down the flank with three bounces ahead of the play but shanks the snap for no score. Disappointing for all concerned, unless you hold a trumpet. (Q4 7:46)
Holman roves a King contest at half forward and handballs wide for Ainsworth who has time to steady over a running snap from 45m on a slight angle… but sprays it OOTF. (Q4 8:23)
Laird runs to half forward and goes to the pocket where Fogarty marks strongly over Ballard 25m out. Adelaide need his straight shooting… Fog delivers for his third. (Q4 9:47)
Holman misses a flying snap from 35m after Rosas kicks into the man on the mark at half forward causing a mad scramble. (Q4 12:46)
Rosas starts a rebound up the guts, Humphrey marks just outside 50m on a slight angle but the ump sees a bit of encroachment by Murray, charity goal from the square! (Q4 15:37)
This has been a ding dong battle since the Suns woke up in Q2, it would be a shame if the contest was blown open by that sort of technical call. (Q4 16:22)
Murphy goes for the corridor in defence, Uwland spoils, Anderson wobbles a snap wide from 45m. (Q4 20:01)
Butts is caught HTB by King in a tackle 20m out on a slight angle, King slots what by rights should be the sealer. (Q4 21:33)
Adelaide five kicks behind with 5:30 to play, looking out of ideas. (Q4 26:23)
McHenry passes to Keays 45m out on a slight angle, he gives off to Fogarty who just misses. (Q4 28:40)
Rachele has had a quiet one playing almost exclusively half forward, he draws an arm chop free on Macpherson 50m out on a slight angle and misses trying for extra distance. (Q4 31:06)
Pedlar gets a contact free on Uwland 30m out on the flank, he rushes the set shot in the last minute and doesn’t score. (Q4 32:38)

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