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Blog log from R9 of 2020: West Coast vs Geelong

First centre bounce, Naitanui to Shuey to Kennedy for a goal from the line inside the first 15 seconds. This could get ugly. (Q1 0:59)
Tuohy sails through the first goal for Geelong from the HFF, which is where he is starting at the moment. (Q1 3:44)
Duncan passes to Menegola who converts from 40m in the corridor. (Q1 5:40)
Kolodjashnij kicks OOTF 30m out, Sheed takes the free and tries a short pass that doesn’t work, no score. (Q1 10:28)
Shuey passes low and hard to Sheed 40m out on the flank, he kicks truly. (Q1 10:28)
Duncan marks a Miers pass just inside 50m near the boundary, he runs around and delivers a howitzer for his first goal! (Q1 15:54)
Naitanui to Shuey at the next centre bounce, Kolodjashnij is pinged for a hold on Darling 25m out on a slight angle, easy goal Eagles. (Q1 17:30)
Dangerfield marks a Hawkins pass at the hotspot and kicks his first goal, after good work on the wing by Taylor to keep a ground ball alive. (Q1 22:40)
Shuey wheels away from the chasing Parfitt at half forward and passes to the pocket for Cripps 35m out, who kicks OOTF. (Q1 24:18)
Sheed has a lash off the left from the boundary 25m out, the crowd goes aww as it nicks the goalpost. (Q2 0:41)
The Eagles lose the handle on the ball at defensive hotspot, Simpson pounces and gives to Parfitt who grubbers the home. (Q2 5:44)
Duncan kicks to green grass in the pocket, Miers leads two Eagles to the fall, gathers and snaps a big goal from 20m! (Q2 5:44)
Kelly kicks from a stoppage at half forward, it lands on the behind line where Kennedy tries to juggle a mark but the goal umpire rules it a point. (Q2 5:44)
Hawkins is over the back to run into the open goal after a rebound up the guts in classic Geelong style, getting rid of Barrass with the hands. (Q2 21:08)
Ryan provides a crumb for Sheed to roll through a goal from 20m, much needed for West Coast. (Q2 21:08)
Naitanui catches Henry 50m out on the flank in the last minute before HT, the kick falls in the square but the Eagle forwards can’t get a handle on it, no score. (Q2 25:36)
Darling bounces a snap wide from the hotspot after a close give by Cripps in tight spaces. (Q3 1:04)
Ratugolea kicks from teh HFF to the hotspot, Blicavs spoils Naitanui but the ump sees a hold by Yeo on Tuohy, the latter kicks truly. (Q3 3:45)
Miers is pinged for HTB under a triple tackle, Allen takes the free 40m out on the flank but misses badly. (Q3 10:51)
Shuey roves a rebound kick to the HFF and sends it straight back in, Ryan marks in front of Constable 40m out on a slight angle and his set shot is a peach. (Q3 12:30)
Ratugolea turns the ball over by foot on the wing and there are Eagles everywhere on the counter, Cripps shoots on the run from 45m on the flank and it’s good! (Q3 15:31)
Dangerfield kicks from the next centre bounce to Rohan who shows good hands to mark with Sheppard all over him 40m out on a slight angle. His set shot just misses. (Q3 16:46)
Ryan roves a Kennedy contest, props and chips a kick to an empty square from 40m in front… refuses to take the needed off break and misses. (Q3 17:59)
Ryan points at the umpire after a FA in attack, Tuohy bombs long from midfield to Ratugolea who marks in a pack at the hotspot and… misses. (Q3 19:12)
Ryan roves and snaps wide from the hotspot. (Q3 20:30)
The Cats work the ball through heavy traffic on the outer wing ending with a Duncan short pass to Hawkins leading to 40m in the corridor. The Tomahawk kicks straight. (Q3 23:12)
Naitanui to Shuey to Gaff for the kick to the top of the square where Ah Chee marks and goals after the 3QT siren. (Q3 25:17)
Natanui gets the first centre clearance of Q4, Kennedy marks a Kelly centring ball to the flank 30m out and kicks his second goal. A kick in it, anyone’s game! (Q4 0:56)
Hawkins taps a loose ball to the pocket, Close gives to Simpson running to the square, the ball comes off his knee but did it also hit his boot? Review inconclusive, called goal. (Q4 4:16)
A series of stoppages in attack for the Eagles, eventually Naitanui provides the ball on a silver platter for Kennedy to rove and goal from the hotspot! (Q4 9:42)
Blicavs shins a turnover kick behind the wing and there are Eagles everywhere, Darling marks 20m out on the flank and punches a low set shot to put the Eagles in front! (Q4 11:42)
Guthrie gives to Dangerfield to run away from a stoppage on the wing, reach the HFF and shoot… just narrow. (Q4 13:51)
Henry skies a very dangerous kick across half back that Kennedy spoils, Eagles pounce and Naitanui passes to Ryan 35m out on the flank who hits the post. (Q4 15:17)
Simpson roves a big pack 20m out but wobbles a snap wide. 3:09 to go, a kick still in it. (Q4 23:22)
The Eagles have numbers on the rebound around the outer wing but no one forward except Kennedy, who provides a contest on the HFF to force a stoppage. (Q4 23:44)
Guthrie starts the rebound but Ryan intercepts in midfield, Sheed passes to Cripps 40m out on the flank who goes back for the set shot… drops for Kennedy to mark! (Q4 25:18)
Kennedy just about ices the game with his fourth goal. (Q4 25:43)
Hurn cuts off the next Geelong attack to make sure of it. (Q4 27:17)

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