Blog log from R9 of 2015: West Coast vs Geelong

Caddy gets a free for a high tackle at a stoppage 20m out on a slight angle. But he shanks the soda set shot for a behind, disappointingly. (Q1 1:57)
Kennedy marks a Duggan pass on the boundary 20m out, but misses. (Q1 3:14)
Blicavs kicks to the pocket, Johnson receives from Guthrie and performs a party trick to snap a goal from his left boot from 40m on the flank! (Q1 6:14)
Priddis snaps into the post from a stoppage at 35m on a slight angle. (Q1 9:00)
Johnson’s too-cute kick from the BP goes straight to Hurn on the HFF, he gives to McGovern who misses. (Q1 11:27)
Cripps has space to run and steady for a snap from 35m on the flank, but he misses. (Q1 11:58)
Motlop passes to Hawkins 35m out on a classic Geelong rebound up the guts. The Eagles runner gets too close to the Tomahawk, 50m penalty results and the goal. (Q1 15:38)
Stanley is pressured running out of defence and kicks to McGovern in the centre, who baulks Clark and has Kennedy at 35m on a slight angle. JJK goals. (Q1 17:59)
Gregson gets a handball on the wing and has an empty square to aim at for a running snap from 55m on a slight angle… straight through the hi diddle diddle! (Q1 20:34)
Thurlow gives a hospital handball 20m out from the Eagle goal, turnover, Scott Selwood snaps hurriedly but it’s wide. (Q1 22:20)
The Eagles boss the kick in but Hill also misses with a midrange snap. (Q1 22:30)
Another lock in from the kick in, Shuey gives to Bennell who misses a long range snap as well. (Q1 23:04)
Kennedy marks at 40m on a slight angle and boots his second goal. (Q1 26:27)
The Cats fail to run the ball out of a congested backline, Hill gets a chance near the boundary 30m out but misses. (Q2 0:58)
The kick in doesn’t clear the HBF, Cripps pokes a pass to Hill at 30m on the flank. Hill misses again. (Q2 1:49)
Guthrie puts his body on the line and wins a ground footy at half forward, then gives to Murdoch who goals off the left from the hotspot. (Q2 2:36)
Sinclair marks on the HFF 45m out, gives to LeCras, Selwood corrals, LeCras decides to go himself… OOTF. (Q2 5:35)
Kennedy marks in front of Mackie ant 35m on the flank and boots his third major to give the Eagles the lead. (Q2 7:16)
Gaff gives out the back of a stoppage to Masten for a snap off a step from 40m on a slight angle… just wide. (Q2 10:28)
Naitanui snaps a goal from a big pack at a stoppage 20m out in front. (Q2 13:28)
Blicavs was behind the contest and didn’t even jump, allowing NicNat to grab the ball out of the air and snap unimpeded. (Q2 13:41)
Naitanui taps down to Shuey at the next centre bounce, he speeds his way up the guts to 60m and shoots to an empty square… bounces into the base of the right goalpost. (Q2 14:37)
Sinclair gets a free at a stoppage 25m out on a slight angle, not much in it though and Stanley was unlucky. Sinclair misses, footy gods smile. (Q2 16:17)
Sinclair marks a Naitanui snap near the behind post and is put on a difficult angle, and misses again. (Q2 17:41)
Cripps has space to run ahead of old man Enright with three bounces down the wing, reaches 25m on the flank and also misses. The crowd are just about jumping the fence. (Q2 19:03)
Stanley bombs long to the top of the square on a fast break from halfback, Hawkins has the sit on Butler and rides him for a speccy! He goals. (Q2 20:37)
LeCras passes to the lead of Kennedy at 40m on the flank. JJK shoots for his fourth goal… across the face. (Q2 23:47)
Duggan marks on the wing, Enright gets there a touch late and scrags, the ump pays 50m to put him 40m out on a slight angle. Duggan sprays it for yet another behind. (Q2 29:33)
Hawkins and Kennedy both miss mid range set shot to kick off the second half. (Q3 2:36)
A pressured Kennedy snap from 25m on the flank lands in the square and goes off hands for a point. (Q3 4:56)
Everyone stops as a free is paid to the Eagles in a pack at 40m on the flank, Hill laconically tries a snap off a step anyway, the ump calls all clear on the goal. (Q3 6:09)
Sheppard’s pressured handball in the BP goes to ground, Thurlow passes short to Kersten at 15m on the flank. Kersten goals. Credit to Lang for the frontal pressure. (Q3 8:17)
Duggan kicks to the square from the pocket, off hands for another behind. (Q3 12:47)
Gaff passes to Hill for a rare goal from 30m on a slight angle. (Q3 14:28)
Hawkins marks a long Gregson ball on a fast break at 25m on the flank over a hapless Schofield. The Tomahawk goals. (Q3 17:18)
The Cats turn the ball over at halfback under heavy pressure, Kennedy has McInnes on his own in the square for the simple pass and goal. (Q3 22:21)
Motlop dives and marks in front of Wellingham at 40m on the flank, then gives to Caddy who snaps truly! (Q3 23:50)
Kennedy roves a Naitanui contest 10m out and grubbers from near the behind line… just makes it inside the far goalpost! (Q3 26:13)
Stokes receives from Hawkins and runs into an open goal to keep the Cats in touch. (Q3 28:19)
Naitanui is not paid a mark 20m out in front as a Cat got a hand on it as he juggled, but he has the wherewithal to give wide to Sinclair for the goal. (Q3 29:34)
Johnson concedes a 50m penalty for a hit off the play on Scott Selwood, bringing Shuey to 50m on a slight angle. His set shot is rushed from the square. (Q3 32:14)
LeCras misses from a stoppage 25m out on the flank. (Q4 2:51)
Bews is pinged for HTB, the Cats argue but the ump isn’t going to change his mind. Cripps takes the free from the hotspot, and goals. (Q4 6:22)
LeCras misses another midrange snap, grubbering from 20m but just shaving the near goalpost. (Q4 8:21)
Motlop is mown down trying to run through the centre causing a turnover, Colledge passes to Hill at 45m on the flank. Hill’s set shot drops in the square, Bews marks in relief. (Q4 10:23)
Naitanui, who has barely marked a ball all year, rises majestically over a pack at 35m in the vortex pocket and takes mark of the year. And then kicks the sealing goal! (Q4 12:37)
Shuey marks 45m out on a slight angle and kicks off junk time with a goal. (Q4 15:05)
Mackie rolls through a consolation goal from the pocket. (Q4 16:34)
Colledge passes to LeCras bear the boundary 45m out, with Enright guarding a zone instead of the man. The Frenchman goals. (Q4 18:53)
Hawkins marks at CHF and misses, much to the delight of the rollicking home crowd which is greatly enjoying garbage time. (Q4 21:19)
Kennedy marks 20m out and there’s no one behind him so he can run into the open goal, to rapturous applause as if the corpse of Polly Farmer had scored it. (Q4 25:33)
Sinclair marks in front of Lonergan 15m out on the flank and gets some junk. (Q4 27:02)
LeCras goes long to the square, Taylor is pinged for a free on Kennedy just before the final siren. JJK puts a cherry on top with his sixth goal. (Q4 30:49)

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