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Blog log from R1 of 2023: Gold Coast vs Sydney

Blog log for Gold Coast vs Sydney, R1 of 2023

Anderson speeds away from the first centre bounce and goes long towards King but it clears him and bounces wide for a point. (Q1 0:15)
Mills runs through the centre and goes q2uick and long to Franklin one out with Collins, kicks favours Buddy to mark, play on and boot the first goal of the night. (Q1 1:50)
Papley takes a link mark on the point of the centre square then passes to the lead of Franklin 30m out on the flank. Buddy’s set shot is an old school right-to-left fader, goal. (Q1 3:50)
Papley chases a crumb from a Franklin contest that falls to the pocket, he does the first-gamer Uwland with a right-foot step then checksides off a step for a fine goal from 25m. (Q1 11:10)
Suns can’t rebound past half way and the Swans are piling up inside 50s, Franklin centres from the pocket to the hotspot for Stephens to mark for his first goal. (Q1 13:51)
Hayward leaps to mark a McDonald long pass to 20m on a slight angle, he tries a screwing set shot and curls it too far. (Q1 15:38)
Heeney marks a Rampe pass and misses from 50m on a slight angle. (Q1 16:52)
Complete domination from Sydney early, no hangover to be ascertained here. (Q1 17:15)
Warner wins a hard footy 25m out on the flank and tries a checkside off a step while tackled… falls on the line and touched through. (Q1 19:01)
McDonald snaps over his shoulder for the next Sydney goal from 20m, repeat inside 50s are a big heap for the Swans this quarter. (Q1 23:12)
Miller feeds Anderson at a stoppage in the pocket, he’s on the wrong side for a right-footer but threads a quality finish! Boy the Suns needed that. (Q1 27:51)
Flanders marks a quick Davies kick to the top of the square just before the QT siren. He kicks truly! (Q1 29:48)
Anderson feeds Swallow outside a pack near CHF, he kicks to the square where Chol waits but it bounces behind him and through for another one for Gold Coast! (Q2 0:23)
Witts misses from ruck 10m out after a series of repeat stoppages deep in attack. (Q2 11:10)
Constable and Hayward chase a scrubbing kick to the square, it sits up on the line for Hayward to toepoke home… but Constable’s thumb touches it through! Just a point. (Q2 12:58)
Mills roves at half forward and gives outside to Cunningham who measures a snap across the body off the right from 40m in front, that one sails through. (Q2 14:31)
Farrar holds Heeney after the Swan had fumbled, cheap free but it was there. Heeney lines up from 45m on a slight angle and boots his first goal. (Q2 17:43)
Hayward snaps from mid-range into the post. (Q2 19:22)
Ballard falls in front of Franklin allowing the uncontested mark 45m out, ump pays the mark even though there was a clear push in the back. Buddy misses, footy gods smile. (Q2 24:04)
Warner feeds Papley to run to 50m on a slight angle and deliver a lovely finish to begin Q3. Grim areas for Gold Coast, that was high quality. (Half Time)
The crumb from a Ballard long ball up the guts falls over the back where Chol tries a toepoke… rolls the wrong way. (Half Time)
Chol catches a touched ball near CHF then goes to the hotspot where Jeffries is favoured by the crumb to his own contest against Tom McCartin for the goal. (Half Time)
Parker flashes through traffic in the centre circle to bundle forward a loose ball, it comes back to him via Franklin and Papley for the kick to the square for McDonald’s goal. (Half Time)
Lloyd passes to Florent 40m out in the corridor who kicks a rare goal. (Q3 10:32)
Warner roves a McDonald contest 30m out on a slight angle and snaps wide. (Q3 11:52)
Gulden jets through an open centre square and bombs long to an empty goalsquare… skids through for another one to the Swans. (Q3 13:27)
Lukosius passes to King 35m out near the boundary, his set shot drop punt is a peach. (Q3 15:08)
Mills strokes through a set shot from 45m on a slight angle. (Q3 19:13)
Heeney tugs a set shot from the HFF left. (Q3 24:48)
Lotta junk time left in this one. (Q3 25:11)
McLean marks a Campbell pass in front of Farrar 40m out on the flank and kicks a garbage time goal. (Q3 27:33)
Holman gathers a bouncing Lukosius inside 50m kick to the HFF, turns and bounces through a nice finish off the right. (Q3 32:37)
Warner bounces around outer wing, reaches the HFF and goes short and wide to Hayward 40m out near the boundary. Hayward misses. (Q4 1:27)
Macpherson tumbles a dump kick to the HBF, Hayward beats Uwlands to it and screws through the snap from 40m. (Q4 9:47)
Chol sees Kingrunning free inside 50 on a rebound, King taps the crumb from his contest against Blakey to Ainsworth for some junk from 30m on the flank. (Q4 12:07)
Hollands misses from a pack 20m out. (Q4 13:16)
McInerney kicks wide from the centre to Lloyd who gets himself some junk from the HFF. (Q4 16:13)
Holman roves Chol’s contest and feeds Flanders for some smelly garbage from 15m. (Q4 19:36)
Holman bumps Paddy McCartin off a loose ball on the HFF, Flanders roves and feeds Ainsworth for some more junk. (Q4 20:49)
Warner misses a flying snap from 40m. (Q4 21:23)
Gulden skids a snap from the HFF across the face. (Q4 27:44)
Uwland’s dump kick to the HBF lands with McInerney 45m out, he looks dead tired in very humid conditions but summons the energy to kick… short, Cuningham roves and goals. (Q4 30:31)

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