Blog log from R11 of 2015: West Coast vs Essendon

Daniher marks on the HFF, the give is to Heppell who has space to run to 45m and shoot on the run… that’s the first of the game! (Q1 3:06)
Goddard gets in trouble trying to run out of defence on the HBF, his handball goes to ground, LeCras roves, baulks and snaps from 30m on the flank for a goal. (Q1 10:07)
Darling mops up his own crumb near the behind post, has Sinclair outside but goes himself… nowhere near. (Q1 11:31)
LeCras marks in the vortex pocket 45m out, the crowd goes AWW as he hits the post. (Q1 14:16)
Cooney burns the footy horribly at halfback kicking straight to Kennedy, but he gives to Cripps who misses from 35m under no pressure. (Q1 14:55)
LeCras roves Naitanui at a stoppage on the HFF, baulks clear and misses again from 40m. (Q1 18:11)
Wellingham fumbles a chaos ball 35m out on a slight angle, the Eagles can’t clear, Edwards gets the ball in heavy traffic at the hotspot and checksides a goal! (Q1 19:10)
Darling handballs to space on the HFF for Masten to run onto, but his snap on the burst from 30m bounces wide for no score. (Q1 27:38)
From the resultant throw-in, Gaff goals off a step from 35m on the flank to calm the Eagle fans’ nerves. (Q1 28:02)
LeCras passes to the lead of Kennedy at 45m on the flank just before the QT siren, in the vortex pocket. JJK misses. (Q1 29:47)
Yeo has Hill behind the Don defence at the hotspot for a long ball from the HFF, but the ball bounces past him to Hibberd, the moment is lost! (Q2 2:34)
From the resultant rebound through the corridor, Watson passes to Carlisle at 35m wide on the flank. Carlisle kicks OOTF. (Q2 3:18)
Edwards misses a mid-range snap. (Q2 4:08)
Hill passes to Darling at 35m on a slight angle, with Hooker out of position. Darling splits the hi diddle diddle. (Q2 5:24)
Masten fumbles a crumb in the BP, Chapman accepts with glee and delivers a quality snap across the body from 20m for a typically opportunist Chappy goal. (Q2 7:37)
Naitanui is shepherded in the ruck at the hotspot for an obvious free by Ambrose. But NicNat sprays it badly for a behind. (Q2 11:43)
Stanton is pressured by Duggan trying to kick from the last line, Selwood pounces and kicks truly from 20m. (Q2 13:04)
Merrett taps to Howlett for a snap after a stoppage on the HFF, but it’s wide. (Q2 20:28)
Sinclair runs into an open goal after a feed from Shuey, who benefited from a lucky ricochet out of a pack on the HFF. (Q2 23:15)
Cripps passes to Kennedy at 40m on a slight angle, JJK gives to LeCras who grubbers from the flank 30m out, it bounces the right way. Lairish, but it worked. (Q2 24:39)
LeCras passes from the pocket to Kennedy 25m out on a slight angle. JJK shapes to play on, but the ump doesn’t call him, and he goes back for the set shot and goal… just. (Q2 28:45)
Merrett snaps from congestion 30m out, it bounces in the square and through but was it touched off the boot by McGovern? Video review says yes, only a behind. (Q3 4:34)
After Kennedy turns the ball over by hand in the centre, Ambrose marks a short Fantasia at 50m on a slight angle. His set shot is touched on the line by Sinclair. (Q3 6:19)
Sinclair kicks OOTF from the BP, Colyer passes to Howlett at 50m on the flank, but he misses. (Q3 12:05)
Melksham sails through a quality snap from CHF over the pack in the square after a feed from Stanton. (Q3 13:50)
Kennedy marks on the HFF and kicks long, it clears the pack 10m out but bounces skew whiff for an unlucky behind. (Q3 14:20)
Sinclair collects a loose ball on the HFF, does a one-two with Priddis to get clear then kicks OOTF from 40m near the boundary. (Q3 17:46)
Darling marks a long ball from the HFF to the corridor 20m out in front of a big pack and goals. (Q3 18:52)
Sheppard it was with the goal assist kick. (Q3 18:52)
Naitanui roves a Kennedy contest at 30m in the vortex pocket, Hooker is clumsy on the tackle and catches him high, much to his frustration. NicNat goals. (Q3 21:00)
Stanton has Goddard on his own at 35m on the flank for a long ball across CHF, BJ plays on, baulks a man and snaps truly from 20m. (Q3 28:01)
LeCras kicks to the hotspot after the first centre bounce of Q4, Darling contests, Kennedy roves and snaps… video review rules that it isn’t touched. (Q4 0:57)
Watson fumbles and is dispossessed in a tackle on the HBF, Priddis roves and gives to Kennedy who goals on the turn from 35m. Definitely junk time now. (Q4 3:27)
Goddard lunges at LeCras at the hotspot and is pinged for a trip. LeCras goals. (Q4 4:27)
LeCras marks at 35m on the flank and goes in for the kill with his fourth goal. (Q4 10:18)
Wellingham is caught HTB by Daniher at a stoppage in the pocket 30m out. Daniher misses. (Q4 13:11)
Watson marks 40m out leaping into the corridor despite a strong challenge by Kennedy coming the other way. He misses badly, much to the delight of the rollicking Eagle crowd. (Q4 15:43)
Edwards roves a Daniher fumble at point blank range for some more garbage. (Q4 16:55)
Hill roves a Darling contest cheating out the back 35m out and steers through another one. (Q4 19:42)

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