Blog log from R4 of 2018: West Coast vs Gold Coast

Darling passes to Lycett down the flank, who kicks the first goal from 30m. (Q1 2:33)
LeCras bounces a chaos ball from a pack on the HFF, Darling beats Kolodjashnij with strength to gather and goal with ease. (Q1 8:15)
Kennedy marks 45m out on a slight angle after Darling jumps all over Kolodjashnij in front, should have been a free to KK but JJK kicks his first goal of the season. (Q1 10:26)
Bowes catches Kennedy high coming in too hard to a ground footy on the boundary 20m out. JJK hits the near goalpost. (Q1 14:30)
Venables strips Rischitelli on the HFF, the ball flips out to LeCras who helicopters a behind from 30m. (Q1 15:27)
Redden roves a Swallow swing-and-a-miss at the Eagle hotspot but snaps OOTF. (Q1 16:18)
Lynch marks a Harbrow ball 45m out on a slight angle on the end of a rebound run up the guts. He boots his first goal. (Q1 17:18)
Swallow roves and snaps a goal from near the hotspot after Barrass and Sheppard both fumble a ground ball under pressure. (Q1 20:03)
Swallow marks 45m out on the flank and hits the square, big pack and it’s rushed. (Q1 20:35)
Jetta grubbers a kick in which leads to a turnover, Ainsworth plays on and Young marks next to the goalpost for the turnover goal. (Q1 21:38)
Gaff marks 25m out on the flank but misses. (Q1 23:49)
Lyons soccers a loose ball from a stoppage deep in defence for the Suns but straight to Masten 40m out in the corridor, who makes him pay with the goal. (Q1 27:19)
Yeo runs from the last line but kicks straight to Bowes on the Suns HFF, who tries a pass that doesn’t work. (Q2 2:51)
Venables is in space at CHF on a fast break, draws a man and gives over the top for Darling to snap a goal off a step from 35m on the flank. (Q2 5:20)
Joyce sends a hospital pass to Kolodjashnij at the Eagle hotspot from a kick in, KK gives away a free for taking out the legs of Waterman who misses. (Q2 6:29)
Venables marks in the pocket 20mk out and kicks truly after playing on. (Q2 7:44)
Rioli marks a Lycett ball outside CHF on a fast break, he has a man running to the square in LeCras but goes himself with a bouncing ball that goes through, luckily. (Q2 12:01)
Cripps marks 40m in front, the ump pays a 50m penalty for a clash off the ball to ensure the goal. (Q2 14:32)
Lynch flies and clunks a long Lyons centre clearance kick to a pack 40m out in front, but misses. (Q2 15:33)
Hall bombs long from the centre to Lynch at much the same position, he draws a contact free on Barrass in a sandwich and steers this one through. (Q2 17:36)
Kennedy draws a free on May for front-on contact in a marking contest at the hotspot for the quick replying goal, as seemed almost inevitable given the flow of the game. (Q2 19:06)
Cripps is front and centre for a Gaff ball to Kennedy at the hotspot, he grubbers home off the right boot. (Q2 20:36)
Cripps wins a HTB free on Bowes 45m out on a slight angle and boots his third goal of Q2. (Q2 22:06)
LeCras roves and snaps a goal in his 200th from a stoppage near the hotspot, the Eagles get around the Frenchman like seagulls around a stale baguette. (Q2 24:00)
Yeo snaps a long point. (Q2 27:16)
Cripps runs back to the square ahead of Bowes to mark a LeCras ball from the HFF for the first goal of second half junk time. (Q3 1:59)
Hurn roves on the wing and delivers a trademark bullet pass long down the wing to Darling in between two Suns 4om out on the flank. Darling misses. (Q3 4:34)
Kennedy draws a holding free on May 25m out on the flank as they both wrestle sitting under a high ball. He misses, footy gods smile. (Q3 7:03)
MacPherson roves a Lynch contest and gives back to Lynch for the goal from 30m on the flank. (Q3 8:49)
Gaff passes to the lead and dive of Kennedy 40m out on a slight angle, who misses left again. (Q3 10:21)
LeCras marks an errant Jeta snap from CHF on the behind line, plays on and boots his second goal to rapturous applause from the home supporters in his milestone game. (Q3 11:59)
Fiorini’s flying snap from the pocket goes wide. (Q3 13:06)
Fiorini marks an Ainsworth centring ball after a stoppage in the middle of a pack 20m out for a rare Sun goal. (Q3 16:53)
Lyons picks up an errant Yeo kick from the Suns FP to 40m on a slight angle but hits the post. (Q3 19:28)
Venables plays on to advantage from a free at half forward and gives Kennedy a Joe the Goose special. (Q3 20:28)
Masten misses a long range set shot. (Q3 23:07)
Yeo catches Sexton high in a marking contest 45m out in front of the Suns goals, Sexton roosts a nice finish. (Q3 24:34)
Martin draws a contact free on McGovern going for a high Hall ball 40m out on a slight angle. He kicks the goal. (Q3 28:42)
Weller drops a mark and turns the ball over on the wing, the Eagles pounce and have a loose man on the attack, Darling gives Kennedy another Joe the Goose special. (Q4 0:45)
Fiorini gives to Martin running through CHF but he misses the lot from 40m off his left boot. (Q4 3:12)
Day marks at the hotspot after good work up the ground by Bowes, but he misses. (Q4 5:17)
Rioli marks 45m out on the flank and delivers a nice finish for his second goal. (Q4 8:49)
Masten marks a Yeo ball between two Suns at the hotspot and steers through another one. (Q4 11:09)
Gaff feeds Waterman to stroll down the flank and ram through another one from 25m. (Q4 13:27)
Young screws through the best goal of the night from the pocket 30m out after a stoppage. (Q4 16:03)
Darling marks a Shuey pass in front of Thompson 50m out on the flank, adn roosts a lovely set shot for his third goal. (Q4 21:33)
MacPherson has space and time to measure a snap on the run from 35m wide on the flank but shoots across the face and OOTF. (Q4 25:58)
Kennedy and Martin wrestle at half forward for West Coast, Kennedy crumbs his own contest with Martin zoning off and goals from 40m on the flank. (Q4 27:16)

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