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Blog log from R21 of 2023: Fremantle vs Brisbane

Blog log for Fremantle vs Brisbane, R21 of 2023

Brayshaw feeds Schultz at the hotspot, three Lions to slalom through but he cops high contact from Fort and slots the first goal of the evening. (Q1 1:02)
Young roves a stoppage in the pocket and shoots very high and wide… falls next to the behind post where Amiss gives away a free to prevent a scoring opportunity. (Q1 5:46)
Repeat inside 50 for Fremantle by Jackson, Amiss marks strongly in front of Andrews 25m out on the flank for a contested grab but just misses near side left. (Q1 6:43)
Aish roves in defence but dithers and coughs it up under a tackle by Gunston, McCarthy snaps the goal from 40m on a slight angle after a feed outside by Hipwood. (Q1 10:48)
McCluggage passes to the lead of Cameron in the pocket 30m out after McCarthy catches O’Meara HTB in the centre. Charlie misses near side. (Q1 15:03)
Treacy leaps back in front of Starcevich to mark a Brayshaw pass from wing to just inside 50m on the flank. The set shot is a howitzer for his first goal! (Q1 16:28)
Henry passes to Frederick 45m out on a slight angle playing on to advantage from a throwing free on members wing against Ah Chee, but the set shot is hung wide left. (Q1 19:00)
Ah Chee drops a pass near the hotspot and has three Lions running past for the give but goes himself off the left from 25m… bounces into the post. (Q1 19:42)
Frontal pressure forces Aish into another clanger at half back, Bailey pokes a kick down the flank for Cameron to mark over Cox 35m out but Charlie leaves it narrow again. (Q1 22:43)
Ah Chee hits Gunston in the pocket 25m out who slots the set shot from a tight angle in the late afternoon Perth sunshine. (Q2 3:07)
Jackson gets back to rush a Bailey snap from the HFF that was going across the face anyway. (Q2 12:06)
After a bit of kick to kick on outer wing with both sides being conservative, the Lions hits the corridor through Hipwood, long bomb to Daniher to mark over Pearce and goal. (Q2 14:58)
Rayner it was with the diagonal kick to the centre square to open up what had been a turgid passage of play. Kick it long to Snake! (Q2 15:31)
Sturt gets a push free contesting against Payne 45m out in the corridor, line ball that call but there was a genuine push in the back. Sturt converts. (Q2 17:37)
Repeat inside 50s for Fremantle, Aish’s kick turns into a chaos ball under pressure, Jackson mops up and gives wide of the pack to Frederick who goals from 20m. (Q2 19:52)
Three Lions sheepdogging the pack on that play and Dogga stood up under a tackle to reef out the give over the top of all of them. Fine play. (Q2 20:22)
Lester repels another attack in the pocket but the ball keeps on pinging in for Freo, Young to Walters who spots up Jackson 45m out on a slight angle, set shot is good. (Q2 21:57)
Brisbane is not working hard enough in midfield, the Dockers have taken the lead on the back of all-ground pressure. (Q2 22:57)
Centre clearance to Freo through Brayshaw, Corbett marks on the slide 15m out in the pocket but pushes the set shot wide right. (Q2 23:57)
Fremantle nearly get a loose man play going after Henry dodges out of trouble at half back but Walters misses from 35m. (Q2 28:01)
Wilmot catches Switkowski high at a stoppage at the hotspot, first score of Q3 for Fremantle but it’s a disappointing point. (Q3 1:12)
Rayner roves a Daniher contest in the pocket but snaps wide from 15m under a tackle. (Q3 4:46)
Wagner storms around outer wing ahead of Dunkley on a rebound then kicks over McKenna to Sturt going back with the flight 40m out on the flank. Sturt kicks straight again! (Q3 5:22)
McCarthy misses from a throw in to the pocket. (Q3 7:37)
Ah Chee flies over Cox to clunk a speculator by Cameron from the HFF to the top of the square, he converts. (Q3 8:48)
The Dockers come out the front of the next bounce via Young, pass goes from O’Meara up the guts to Amiss 35m out who misses to the right. (Q3 9:32)
Gunston roves a long speculator to the pocket by McCarthy and gives outside to McCluggage who snaps across the body from near the hotspot for a big goal! (Q3 15:26)
Rayner shrugs off a flying challenge by Brayshaw on the HFF and gives inside to Berry who goals on the run from 45m on a slight angle, Lions hit the lead! (Q3 19:51)
Brisbane have lifted their work rate in this quarter and are getting value for better territory. (Q3 20:38)
Berry’s desperate chase and flying tackle forces a Schultz snap wide from 35m, but does Corbett control the mark on the behind line? Yes on review, Corbett screws in the goal. (Q3 21:55)
Cameron marks near the goalsquare after Rayner forces Clark to cough up the ball with a bump on the HFF, Charlie doesn’t miss that one, Lions regain the lead. (Q3 24:23)
Fremantle comes out the front of the next bounce again like Melbourne in that Perth grand final, Brayshaw feeds Schultz who checkside the goal from 40m! (Q3 25:21)
Jackson sharks Fort at a stoppage 20m out but curls a quick snap into the far right goalpost. (Q3 28:15)
Bailey roves a Rayner clearance kick to the top of the square and gives outside to Fletcher who snaps into the left goalpost from 15m. (Q3 30:32)
Clark holds Cameron as they fight for a ground ball near the behind line, purple hordes hoot and holler but it was pretty obvious. Charlie goals again. (Q3 33:13)
That was a red time classic for Brisbane to go into 3QT with a one point lead. (Q3 33:36)
Jackson sharks Neal after the next bounce, sprints to 55m on a slight angle goes long to the square, Sturt shepherds but the ball bounces into the post, scores level! (Q3 34:57)
Gunston juggles a contested grab in front of Ryan from a Neale pass to 50m on a slight angle, his set shot lands in the square for Cox to rush. (Q4 2:32)
Jackson gives outside to Henry 45m out on the flank, his snap starts left but swerves right late for Amiss to mark on his chest with his left arm, another go-ahead goal! (Q4 5:32)
Daniher soccers another lead-changing goal after McKenna goes long to the top of the square and Pearce drops an intercept mark. (Q4 11:32)
Cameron marks in the pocket 40m out, this one suits his right foot but he leaves the screwing set shot short and it’s rushed. (Q4 16:00)
Gunston has position on Ryan and bodies him away from the fall of a McCluggage pass from the HFF to the corridor 20m out. This would break a run of lead changes… it’s good! (Q4 17:23)
Sturt marks in front of Starcevich near the boundary 40m out, his radar has been on today and he threads a sensational drop punt! (Q4 22:13)
Cameron plays on to advantage from a HTB free to McCarthy on Henry on the HFF for a centring ball to Hipwood at the hotspot. The Eel kicks truly. (Q4 26:08)
Robertson involved twice on that play after pulling off the green vest with five minutes to go. (Q4 26:23)
Freo almost get a rebound up the corridor but Switkowski misses Jackson with a handball and the Lions mop up to play some tempo. Clock ticks to 2:00 to go. (Q4 28:15)
Switkowski gives wide to Frederick on his own near the boundary 35m out after Freo gets a rebound through Ryan and Henry, Freddie checksides a huge goal off the right! (Q4 29:24)
1:09 to play and Fremantle’s season requires a winner. (Q4 29:43)
Jackson to Serong at the bounce but Daniher locks him up, secondary stoppage. (Q4 30:13)
Serong again with the clearance, Brayshaw crumbs at half forward but the Lions repel, Hipwood takes a link mark on the wing and starts more tempo… (Q4 30:49)
McCluggage roves at half forward and feeds Daniher who blazes wide from near true CHF but only five seconds left at the kick in… long bomb but siren blows, Lions hang on! (Q4 31:31)

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