Blog log from R21 of 2017: West Coast vs Carlton

Boekhorst slings the ball inside the attacking arc and picks out the tireless worker in Murphy. Marc takes the grab and converts with the snap from 25! (Q1 3:11)
The Blues have the first two of the night! The Blues combine through the middle with Docherty and Wright. Lamb receives contact from Mackenzie and converts the set shot from 45! (Q1 6:11)
Silvagni makes the first significant mistake of the evening. Jack played on too quickly, smothered by Hurn. Shannon flicked off to Cripps and Jamie nails it from 50! (Q1 9:11)
Partington takes the strong lead up mark and considers the options within scoring range. Luke darts the pass to Darling and Jack takes the grab. He slots the major from 40! (Q1 13:56)
Silvagni, Murphy and Curnow combine by hand, deep in the forward pocket. The lightning handball ends with Charlie shooting from the implausible angle, missing to the near side. (Q1 17:59)
The Eagles transition with precision from the resultant kick in. Priddis opened the play up with the corridor pass. Jetta found Cripps and Jamie dribbled it through with ease! (Q1 18:41)
Wright dabs the pass to the hard lead of Gibbs, Nelson gifting Bryce a free with a hand in the back. The onballer shoots from 45 on the boundary and sails it through! (Q1 22:06)
The Eagles force the possession win with three terrific in tight tackles, culminating with Petrie being rewarded. Cripps takes the advantage and kicks his third from close range! (Q1 27:12)
Jones and Kennedy lock up in the marking contest, with Josh receiving the dubious free for holding. The former Blue lines up from directly in front, 40 out, and misses. (Q2 4:52)
No matter! Kennedy receives the pill on the boundary line, 55 metres from goal after Docherty turned it over from the kick in. Josh manages to slam it through the middle! (Q2 6:22)
Gibbs makes a hefty mistake, disposing of the ball after the free had been paid. The pill is sent inside forward 50 and Cripps gathers the scraps. He flicks to Kennedy who goals! (Q2 13:49)
Make that two in 30 seconds for the rampant Eagles! Shuey launches from the stoppage. Partington gathers out the back, Armfield lays the tackle and Hutchings goals from the crumb! (Q2 14:49)
Darling wraps Smedts up and the decision is duly awarded as the former Cat attempted to bound out of defence. Jack shoots for goal from outside the arc, missing to the right. (Q2 15:46)
Thomas kicks it off the deck for territory but finds Priddis. Matt flicks to Redden and Jack hooks across his body, sending it through the big sticks from 35! (Q2 17:34)
Yeo and Sheed combine on the half forward flank before Dom sends the low dart into scoring range. Kennedy stands ahead of Plowman and catches the short kick. He goals from 25! (Q2 19:06)
That is Kennedy’s third of the term, quite a turnaround from his possession less opening quarter. (Q2 19:34)
Murphy assesses the options across half forward and sends the light dab to Kreuzer. Matt ghosts by a couple and clunks the grab. However, he is unable to convert from 40. (Q2 21:34)
Gibbs, Kerridge and Plowman link by hand before Lachie finds Lamb on the short lead. Jed marks, lines up but misses the set shot from 45 on the flank to the near side. (Q2 23:17)
The Blues win the pill at the stoppage through Gibbs and Bryce utilises it expertly with a corridor pass to Thomas. Dale marks unattended, but misses from 30 on the slight. (Q2 24:53)
Wright, Curnow, Murphy and Gibbs combine with a series of short chip passes culminating in the Gibbs inside 50 mark. Bryce lines up from 45 on the flank and hooks for a minor. (Q2 27:20)
West Coast win the first stoppage of the second half and in a matter of moments the ball is in the hands of the leading Kennedy, via the Cripps pass.Josh shoots from 50 and misses. (Q3 0:57)
Pickett, Lamb and Casboult combine by foot from half back to half forward. Levi sends it out the back to the goal mouth. Fisher marks and finishes from point blank range! (Q3 3:27)
Kreuzer gathers off the marking contest and flicks to Kerridge. Sam surveys the options and darts the pass to the unmarked Murphy. Marc takes the grab and converts truly from 35! (Q3 10:41)
Yeo makes the catastrophic mistake of keeping the ball in play. Pickett pounces on the opportunity and finds Silvagni. Jack settles and misses horrendously from 20. (Q3 12:51)
Plowman to Murphy just milliseconds prior to Petrie launching a full body tackle. Marc dabs the pass and finds Silvagni unattended. Jack nails the major from 55, directly in front! (Q3 17:14)
THe Eagles win it from the resultant stoppage and send it forward. Darling meets the ball at pace and takes the strong grab. He misses the set shot from 50 metres. (Q3 18:57)
Wright works it forward from congestion. Fisher picks it up without breaking stride and sends it to Boekhorst. Blaine flicks over the top to Pickett and he bangs it through! (Q3 20:28)
That was an electric goal from the Blues, indicating the quality of their play over the past half hour. (Q3 20:58)
Carlton win it from the resultant stoppage and Nelson gives the free away for holding Silvagni. Jack lines up the set shot and nails it from 35, sending the Blues within a point! (Q3 21:28)
Jetta is smothered by Boekhorst as he seeks an option outside of defensive 50. Blaine gathers and has eyes only for the goals, finishing with class from 45 on the boundary! (Q3 26:58)
Kennedy receives a down the field free kick, well off the ball, for holding against Williamson. Josh lines up from 50 out, directly in front, and nails the major! (Q3 28:46)
That concludes a run of six unanswered goals from the away side. (Q3 29:13)
The siren sounds as scores are level with a quarter to play. Unfortunately for Blues fans, they’ll be kicking into the apparently hefty wind in this final term. (3 Qtr Time)
Mackenzie intercepts the Docherty kick in and recycles it backward to Mitchell. Sam surveys the options and darts the pill to Wellingham. Sharrod marks and misses from 45. (Q4 1:01)
Gaff sends the ball to the top of the square and the two strongest men on the field battle. Kennedy takes the grab over Jones on the second attempt. He converts from close range! (Q4 8:20)
Kerridge and Boekhorst link through the middle of Domain Stadium before the former Crow finds Casboult out the back. Levi marks ahead of McGovern and goals from 35 on the slight! (Q4 12:26)
Plowman misses Docherty by hand deep in defence. The youngster Partington is first to pounce. He throws it on the boot with urgency, missing to the right hand side from 30. (Q4 14:55)
Cripps led Simpson to the ball, jumped ahead of Smedts and pulled down a terrific contested grab. The former Saint shoots from 50 on the flank, missing to the near side. (Q4 16:03)
Petrevski-Seton wins it at the coalface and attempts to dash away. The play was reckless from the onset, Partington laying the tackle in front of goal. He is rewarded and finishes! (Q4 17:32)
That accurate Partington major makes it ten points the difference with a little over 8 minutes left of playing time. (Q4 18:12)
The Eagles make it two in the blink of an eye! Shuey sent it forward and Kennedy grabbed it off the deck. Josh flicked off to Darling and Jack managed to snap truly from 35! (Q4 19:42)
Wright wins the pill at ground level, desperately beating Hurn on the turf. He flicks to Thomas and Dale to Murphy. Marc steadies, but is unable to snap truly from the sharp angle. (Q4 21:51)
Boekhorst spins inside and out of trouble, an instinctual play that ends with a pass to Gibbs. Bryce finds Curnow on the lead. Charlie snags the major from 35 on the slight! (Q4 22:57)
Vardy throws it on the boot out of congestion and Kennedy takes the mark ahead of Jones. Josh lines up and sends himself into the Coleman lead with the major from the arc! (Q4 25:02)
Jones actually slipped over prior to his contest with Kennedy, perhaps footwear proving decisive in the finale? (Q4 25:42)
West Coast lead by 15 points, 4:08 left to play. Casboult takes the lead up mark ahead of Mackenzie. Levi shoots from 45 on the flank and swings it through! (Q4 26:43)
Make that a 9 point margin after that terrific execution from Levi! (Q4 26:43)
3:32 left to go as play recommences. (Q4 26:57)
Vardy takes the strong intercept mark across half forward as the Blues attempt to generate a late attack. Nathan sends it high and Kennedy pulls down the terrific contested grab… (Q4 28:57)
Josh shoots from 45 on the flank and misses with the snap shot. (Q4 28:57)
McGovern takes the intercept grab after the long hoof from Docherty is repelled. Jeremy lines up from well inside the centre square. He scores a minor to the left hand side. (Q4 29:43)
1:10 left to play. The ball is situated deep in the Eagles forward 50. (Q4 30:32)
Hurn launches to the top of the square after Docherty sent his rebound 50 on the full. Redden grabs the bobbling pill and finalises the result with the major! (Q4 31:42)

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