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Blog log from R6 of 2024: Brisbane vs Geelong

Blog log for Brisbane vs Geelong, R6 of 2024

Light rain falling at the Gabba as we get underway.
McCarthy roves a throw in to the pocket to snap the first goal inside the first thirty seconds. (Q1 0:58)
Lester roves a long and aimless rebound kick to outer wing and kicks quickly over Holmes to McCarthy 40m out on the flank. McCarthy misses across the face to the right. (Q1 4:02)
Neale feeds Daniher for a snap off a few steps from CHF which swerves to the right. (Q1 7:15)
This is yet another match where both coaches have sent multiple flankers up the contest to ensure no outnumbers at stoppages, making for a big slow-moving moving scrum. (Q1 11:14)
Consecutive 50m penalties at half back for Brisbane gifts Zorko a goal from 20m out in front, Hawkins argues the toss with the ump but gets nowhere. Poor play. (Q1 12:54)
McCluggage sprints away from a pack at half back and spots up Gardiner at half forward, he goes short to Hipwood 35m out whose set shot is poor. (Q1 15:12)
Stengle catches Fletcher HTB on outer wing, Holmes plays on to advantage for a pass to the near side for Dempsey to mark 40m out on a slight angle… then miss. (Q1 18:37)
Cameron snaps off a step from outside CHF to the square, Payne has position but the ball swerves and eludes his attempt to mark, crumb falls for Bowes who goals! (Q1 19:38)
Sling shot play from half back by Geelong, Oliver Henry bumps Andrews off a ground ball and skids through a big goal from 45m in front! (Q1 24:48)
Berry runs away from the next centre bounce playing on to advantage and passes to Daniher 45m out on a slight angle, whose set shot fades late to the right. (Q1 26:07)
Berry roves and tries a low-percentage checkside with a wet ball from the pocket 30m out… skids into the base of the far right post. (Q1 28:15)
McInerney tumbles an inside 50 kick from the HFF to a pack at the hotspot, crumb falls forward and sits up for Zorko to zoom onto and checkside a very clever goal from 35m! (Q2 3:34)
Oliver Henry can’t get a handle on a long ball to the square by O’Connor, Andrews comes in second to rush it. (Q2 20:04)
Charlie Cameron hasn’t had much of the footy but he gets a snap off from half forward… which skews left across the face and OOTF. (Q2 21:20)
Neale runs around members wing, has four Lions on their own in front of him but shanks a grubber into a dangerous area, Holmes pounces and starts a counter, Stengle goal from 20m! (Q2 23:05)
Charlie Cameron taps to himself in the pocket then feeds Tunstill who kicks to Ah Chee to mark at the top of the square, he gives off to Fletcher who hits the post! Oh dear! (Q2 24:21)
Repeat inside 50 for Brisbane, the ball a cake of soap but Fletcher tries some redemption with a give outside to Gardiner who snaps off the left from 30m on the flank… post. (Q2 25:07)
Geelong rebounds coast to coast as you knew they would, Stengle beats Starcevich in a ground battle at half forward for the pass to Oliver Henry 20m out for the goal. (Q2 25:40)
Miers floats a very high snap through the raindrops from a pack at the hotspot but it wobbles well to the left. (Q2 28:28)
Daniher paddles to McCarthy at half forward, he goes inside 50 to Gardiner who goes further to Charlie Cameron 40m out on a slight angle. Charlie hoiks it left, no score. (Q3 1:14)
Berry snaps under pressure from the flank 25m out, it’s a miss but Dempsey’s lunge included a push in the back, free comes back. Scores level before the kick… sneaks in! (Q3 9:09)
Hawkins marks in front of Payne on the HFF and kicks inside quickly for O’Connor in the corridor 40m out, who had got away from his tag target Neale. MOC kicks truly! (Q3 11:44)
Lohmann roves a long ball to the pocket and chooses a backward pass to Berry 40m out on the flank who misses to the narrow side left. (Q3 17:11)
Dangerfield tumbles a clearance from the HFF to the pocket where Close juggles a mark 25m out, he punches through a fabulous finish with a drop punt! (Q3 24:55)
Dempsey flies early but can’t mark near the hotspot, he butters up and snaps wide right. (Q3 29:40)
Zorko tries to play on around Duncan on the mark at CHB but drops the greasy ball, Stengle pounces and shoots but Answerth gets back in time to rush. (Q3 31:41)
Miers gets a 50m penalty on Andrews to take him to 40m on a slight angle, not an easy set shot with his unconventional technique with a heavy ball in the wet… straight through! (Q4 5:02)
Hipwood flies harmlessly at half forward, Guthrie intercepts and hits the corridor, Hawkins takes a contested link mark and goes to Stengle who beats Starcevich 40m out, goal Cats! (Q4 9:25)
Geelong are on FIYAH in the rain, Parfitt joins the rout with a snap from a stoppage at half forward from 30m, the Lions are getting mauled by the domesticated cattus cattus! (Q4 12:57)
Oliver Henry kicks from a pack in the centre to Miers who has no one on him and dives to mark 40m out on a slight angle, he hits the left post. (Q4 21:57)
O’Connor beats Zorko in a ground battle in the pocket but misses off the left from 30m. (Q4 26:46)

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