Blog log from R8 of 2018: Western Sydney vs West Coast

Finlayson tries to clear from defence but puts it OOF 50 out from goal. Duggan sends it into the pocket where Darling receives a free for a block vs Shaw. He kicks the first! (Q1 2:34)
Hurn sends it long inside 50 and the breeze blows it over the heads of everyone. It rolls toward goal and Shaw just manages to rush it through. (Q1 4:59)
The Eagles fluff it coming out of defence and a GWS handball falls into the path of Cameron. He tries to soccer it through but gets cleaned up and only manages a behind. (Q1 5:59)
Cripps hits a sliding Kennedy on the chest in front of Corr. His set shot from 50 out on the flank is across the face for a point. (Q1 8:49)
Haynes turns it over with a short kick deep inside his defensive 50. Cripps has a hurried kick toward goal and it gets rushed over the line. (Q1 11:34)
The Eagles clear a stoppage on the wing and Masten goes deep to a Kennedy-Corr contest. It comes off hands and rolls through for a behind. (Q1 13:32)
A ball in the hotspot is brought to ground with Cameron flying against 3 Eagles. Giles-Langdon tries to soccer it through but Sheppard desperately rushes it over. (Q1 17:02)
Tomlinson is penalised for chopping Darling’s arms. Darling’s set shot from 40 out on the flank swirls in the wind and is a behind. (Q1 18:14)
The Giants switch and work it up the ground well by foot. They go inside 50 and work it around by hand looking for space. It ends with Shiel who snaps from 20 and hits the post. (Q1 20:49)
Waterman receives a free kick after Reid goes for him instead of the ball in a marking contest. His set shot from 30 is a goal. (Q1 22:44)
Ward charges through the middle of the ground, easily brushing off an opponent. He sends a low ball to Cameron who picks it up beautifully and swivels to snap a beauty! (Q1 26:48)
Whitfield provides some run from defence and opens things up for the Giants. De Boer runs onto a ball rolling toward goal and neatly goes over the top to Griffen who taps in. (Q1 29:03)
Cripps muscles the lighter bodied Cumming to ground which allows him and Darling to share it running inside 50. Cripps shoots from 30 but it hits the woodwork. (Qtr Time)
Keefe goes long inside 50. It comes off the hands of Nelson and goes over the back, falling into the lap of Giles-Langdon. He finishes truly from 30. (Q2 4:52)
The ball pops out from a stoppage in the Giants’ attacking pocket. Ward soccers it off the ground from a tough angle for a behind. (Q2 6:14)
Ward receives a fortunate free kick for a hold against Sheppard. He goes back from 30 out and slots it. (Q2 8:21)
The Eagles receive a free at the centre bounce. They go long to CHF where Darling marks on the lead against Tomlinson. He thumps it through from 50 out and goals. (Q2 11:14)
Tomlinson hurries a kick toward goal from 60. It takes one bounce but was just touched on the way through. (Q2 12:11)
Shaw baulks around his opponent to snap from 40. He doesn’t quite get enough bend on it and only manages a behind. (Q2 12:45)
Hayne is pulled up for incorrect disposal after he is caught by Waterman 20 out from goal. Waterman slots the set shot. (Q2 15:37)
Hayne kicks an absolute howler coming out of defence, turning it over inside the Eagles 50. They work it around by hands to Duggan who goals from 30. (Q2 18:30)
Darling marks in a 2 on 1 contest 40 out from goal. The crowd jeers with one umpire calling play on and one calling a mark. Darling is paid the mark in the end and slots the goal. (Q2 23:06)
Kennedy marks well on the wing and goes long to the tip of the square. Darling is drifting back and beats Tomlinson again to mark 20 out. He kicks another! (Q2 25:29)
Finlayson gets a free kick 70 from goal. He goes long to the square and the ball comes off hands for a behind. (Q2 29:24)
The Giants go coast to coast with Griffen running down the wing and putting it into the path of Lloyd. With only Lycett chasing him, he runs into an open goal. (Q2 32:46)
Nelson goes high and long inside 50 to Kennedy. Taranto comes back with the flight and thumps it through for a behind. (Half Time)
Darling cleanly collects a bobbling ball at half forward and gives off to Cripps. He takes a shot from 45 out on a tight angle and hits the post. (Q3 1:57)
Coniglio gets the handball receive following his own kick and spots up Taranto on the lead. From 40 out on the flank he nails the set shot. (Q3 6:28)
Rioli catches Finlayson HTB on the wing and quickly hands it off. The Eagles take advantage and find Darling who marks 40 out from goal. He just misses. (Q3 10:14)
Masten takes a snap toward goal but it falls short with Rioli juggling the mark against Finlayson while running back with the flight. He goals from 15 out. (Q3 11:57)
GWS receive a free from the centre stoppage and play on. They go long inside 50 where Cameron marks on his chest 40 out. He slots a quick reply. (Q3 13:30)
Finlayson puts Cummings under all sorts of pressure and he turns it over deep in defence. The Eagles make a meal of it by hand but in the end Waterman is able to slot it from 20. (Q3 15:59)
Waterman handballs backwards to Gaff who has time to size things up and find Cripps in the pocket against Cumming. His set shot misses. (Q3 17:29)
Ward roves Lobb’s tap extremely well following a throw in inside the Giants 50. He snaps and it bounces on its end on the goal line, allowing it to be rushed through. (Q3 19:31)
The Giants get the turnover on the wing leaving Ward 60 out with no targets in front of him. He has a decent effort toward goal which gets rushed through. (Q3 21:37)
Coniglio does really well in traffic in the centre of the ground. He ducks around his opponent and sends it inside 50 finding Reid who marks against Duggan. He goals from 40. (Q3 23:00)
Ainsworth kicks to an open goal square. Cripps gets there first with 2 Giants players after him. He baulks around the both of them and goes over the top to Kennedy who taps it in. (Q3 25:49)
Waterman sends a high ball into an open 50. The ball bounces on it’s end and Rioli pushes Finlayson off of it. Rioli gives to Hutchings whose snap from 30 is a behind. (3 Qtr Time)
Finlayson gets caught trying to fend off Rioli and handballs in panic. The ball goes directly over the boundary and the umpire calls deliberate. Cripps snaps from 30 and misses. (Q4 2:46)
Kennedy finds Ah Chee going back with the flight. He marks on the boundary and is called to play on. His snap from 40 misses. (Q4 5:35)
Whitfield throws it on the boot to clear his defensive 50 but it only gets as far as Hurn. He spots up Cripps 40 out on the flank. He goes back and finally kicks his first. (Q4 15:53)
Sheppard gets cleaned up by Keeffe who collects the loose ball. He gets the hands out to Himmelberg who rolls one from the boundary but he misses. (Q4 17:42)
Hayne drops a diving mark at half back and it spills to Hurn. Hurn spots up Kennedy who marks against Shaw. He goes back from 40 out on the flank and slots it! (Q4 26:57)
Griffen snaps toward the goal square but it drops short. A scrum forms, pushing the ball over the line for a behind. (Q4 28:34)
Schofield gets pinged for OOF. The free goes to Whitfield whose set shot from 40 is across the face. (Q4 30:15)
The Eagles go end to end with LeCras finding Darling who marks once again against a hapless Tomlinson. He snaps from 40 but hits the post. (Full Time)

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