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Blog log from R19 of 2023: Brisbane vs Geelong

Blog log for Brisbane vs Geelong, R19 of 2023

Wilmot blazes wide left from half forward after a Duncan kick clanger off half back. (Q1 0:48)
Hipwood gets a contact free on Jack Henry 35m out near the boundary and sails through a lovely drop punt for the first goal of the evening. (Q1 2:43)
McCluggage with the next centre clearance, Gunston hits the lead of Cameron in front of Kolodjashnij 45m out on the flank, kick falls in the square to be rushed. (Q1 5:04)
Blicavs releases Bowes to run to 40m on a slight angle and let fly but the ball dies into the left goalpost. (Q1 5:04)
Hawkins rolls a snap narrow from the pocket 20m out. (Q1 11:29)
Ashcroft roves and shots from 50m on the flank, bounces narrow left. (Q1 14:11)
Berry roves a dump kick by De Koning on the HFF, spins onto his left and spots up Gunston leading to the boundary 35m out, he misses. (Q1 14:45)
Ah Chee feeds McKenna running at full tilt through half forward but his snap is a shank OOTF from 40m. (Q1 16:55)
Andrews spoils on the wing, Ah Chee marks in the pocket 25m out but misses with a drop punt. (Q1 20:35)
Stewart spoils a long Coleman pass to Hipwood but the ball comes off his boot OOTF 25m out, McCarthy takes the free after the QT siren and curls in a lovely finish off the left! (Q1 26:55)
Smith marks 45m out near the boundary and shoots narrow to the left. (Q2 7:16)
McKenna shows us a rare bit of finishing quality in this turgid game with a play on past Duncan and goal from 55m on a slight angle. (Q2 10:03)
Both sides are playing an extra defender, Andrews and Stewart dominating their areas and making scoring supremely difficult. (Q2 10:57)
Daniher misses a high snap from a stoppage near the hotspot. (Q2 13:38)
Daniher gets a holding free in ruck on Stanley 45m out near the boundary. Suited to his left boot but he pushes it across the face. (Q2 18:07)
Dangerfield marks an inside ball by Close, gets around an onrushing Zorko and kicks the first Geelong goal from 45m on a slight angle. (Q2 19:25)
Daniher marks again 45m out near the boundary from an Ah Chee pass, again he kicks across the face. (Q2 20:56)
Bowes fumbles at a stoppage to allow Rayner to rove and go to CHF for McCarthy to mark over Guthrie, he goes to the pocket for Daniher 25m out. Surely this one goes through… yep! (Q2 24:27)
Smith marks a short pass by Holmes just inside 50m on a slight angle, he has form from this kind of spot but pushes the set shot wide left. (Q2 26:41)
Ashcroft runs from a stoppage on the wing but his snap from 50m on a slight angle dies in its trajectory to be cut off by Stewart in the square for no score. (Q2 29:40)
Zorko and Tuohy chirp at each other after the HT siren, it’s been a frustrating game for all involved so far. (Half Time)
Blicavs gets a high contact free on McInerney in ruck 45m out on a slight angle, his kick hooks left. (Q3 3:30)
Cameron marks on the lead in front of Guthrie 40m out in front and kicks his first goal. (Q3 5:00)
Coleman it was with the delivery inside 50, probably Brisbane’s best kick these days with Rich dropping off. (Q3 5:29)
The Cats work their way through traffic in the centre with contested handballs, O’Connor passes to Hawkins 35m out in front, he shanks it wide right, crowd hoots in derision. (Q3 9:12)
Miers is somehow not pinged for Coleman catching him HTB, ball flips out to Tuohy who misses from the pocket 30m out, footy gods grumble. (Q3 10:16)
Brisbane’s rebound has been their best scoring source this evening, and they get another coast-coast goal with Hipwood snapping on the lope from 50m on a slight angle. (Q3 10:49)
McKenna releases Rayner to bounce from congestion at half back through the centre, scrubbing kick through CHF favours Charlie Cameron to give McCarthy a Joe the Goose special. (Q3 15:43)
Duncan intercepts at half back to start a switch play, Bruhn marks 45m out on a slight angle. This just has to go through for the Cats… wide and short for no score. (Q3 18:04)
Fletcher receives from Dunkley and blazes wide from 45m. (Q3 21:15)
Jeremy Cameron intercepts a pressured Starcevich kick across half back, credit to Stengle for the chase, Jezza delivers the goal from 35m. (Q3 22:29)
Miers passes inside to Dangerfield 50m out on a slight angle after hard run on a rebound by Smith around outer wing. Danger roosts a huge set shot for the goal! (Q3 24:31)
Miers scanned the field to choose the best option for that goal. (Q3 25:14)
Stanley looks desolate after he is pinged for an arm over the shoulder of Daniher in ruck at the Lions hotspot. Not Joe’s easiest spot to kick from… but his drop punt is true! (Q4 0:59)
Zorko jinks at defensive hotspot but Miers’ pressure forces a dump kick straight to Jeremy Cameron 35m out on a slight angle, another opportunist goal for Jezza. (Q4 3:00)
Zorko zigged when he should have zagged there, didn’t need to turn back into Miers’ pressure. (Q4 4:00)
Centre clearance Atkins, Hawkins roves and tries to give Oliver Henry a Joe the Goose special, Dunkley flies in to try to touch it off the boot, review… confirmed goal! (Q4 5:15)
Oliver Henry takes a two-touch mark from a Duncan pass to the boundary 45m out, paid despite hands on it by Andrews. The drop punt hits the post. (Q4 7:00)
Rayner runs across half back dithering about where to kick, scrubs a kick straight to Oliver Henry who rushes and blazes wide from the hotspot. (Q4 11:43)
Brisbane fans bay for blood after not getting a HTB free inside 50, Cats rebound up the guts, Jeremy Cameron marks a Smith snap on the behind line for his third goal! (Q4 13:15)
A short lull as Ashcroft limps off. (Q4 16:30)
Zorko wobbles a kick from a stoppage on the HFF to the hotspot where Ah Chee takes a fantastic mark falling on his back in a contest with Mullin. CAC kicks truly! (Q4 17:15)
Gunston scrubs a kick from a stoppage on the HFF, Charlie Cameron flies on the line but only manages to touch it through in a contest with Kolodjashnij. (Q4 19:45)
Lester gets to Stengle a moment too late to give away a contact free in a marking contest in the pocket 20m out. Lion fans boo, Stengle curls in his first goal. (Q4 23:15)
Margin is two straight kicks, 5:57 left. (Q4 23:20)
2:35 to go and Geelong in possession at half back, Lions defence is holding so far. (Q4 28:33)
Dunkley catches Atkins HTB in the centre to cut off another Geelong advance and starts some tempo, 2:00 to go now and margin still two goals. (Q4 29:00)
Jeremy Cameron marks a Close pass in front of Andrews on the HFF, wheels and shoots from 55m… narrow to the left. That might have been the last chance, clock under a minute. (Q4 30:31)
Free to Close on the HFF for something off the ball, he gives off to Jeremy Cameron but the ball dribbles out for a throw in, 46 seconds left. (Q4 31:16)
Neale feds Lohmann to ice the game with a kick up the outer wing, free Daniher, that’s the ball game. (Q4 31:33)

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