All I know is that we got 2 goals from frees in the last. Mckernan's was there, but was very soft. Hurley's 50m was I presume from being infringed off the ball while we had it, and again, it is a rule, but is rarely used.
TBF, both times we were a chance to kick goal even if the frees hadn't been paid. McKernan had marked 40 out on a severe angle when Hurley was given the 50. McKernan is a very good set shot. And Rax or Fanta was running onto the loose ball when the whistle went for McKernan's free. Nonetheless, in years gone by, the umpires would have found a holding free for Sydney right in front. (Is Bolton still playing?).
And we had the benefit of 2 very line ball touched reviews.