Blog log from R18 of 2015: Gold Coast vs West Coast

Darling marks a long diagonal Gaff ball in front of Schade at 40m on a slight angle. He misses. (Q1 3:12)
The Suns go coast to coast from the kick in, Day marks on the HFF and goes inside to Harbrow at 35m on a slight angle. Harbrow hits the post. (Q1 4:17)
Cripps misses a mid range snap off the left boot. (Q1 8:34)
Day gives outside congestion at the hotspot to Kolodjashnij, who baulks onto his left boot and goals! Reward for some good pressure on the ballcarrier by the Suns early. (Q1 10:58)
Kennedy misses from 25m after the Suns stuff up a rebound from the last line. (Q1 12:27)
LeCras roves a long Sheed ball to a huge pack at the square, and avoids three suns long enough to get the snap off for the goal! (Q1 15:39)
Darling breaks a tackle on the HFF, reaches 40m, dithers and goes himself… spoiled by Saad over the behind line. (Q1 22:03)
Lynch marks on the HFF and centres to the corridor 40m out where Russell marks behind Cripps. Russell shanks it for a disappointing behind. (Q1 22:54)
Martin roves a long May ball inside CHF and gives to Bennell for a snap off a step from the hotspot… Suns back in front! (Q1 24:34)
Priddis sends a high ball from the pocket to the hotspot, five blokes come from all directions and ninepin each other… but Sheed comes up with the mark! He goals. (Q1 27:14)
Natianui misses from a throw in 35m out. (Q2 0:35)
LeCras roves a Kennedy contest and shoots past Malceski from the boundary 30m out… rolls across the face. (Q2 2:01)
Sheed sharks a May handball in the pocket but his hurried snap from 15m is OOTF on the opposite. (Q2 4:33)
Harbrow bounces thrice down the wing and kicks to Lynch, who butters up after being spoiled and gives to Martin and thence to Lynch for a goal from 15m! (Q2 5:44)
Gaff passes low and hard to the lead of Kennedy at 40m on a slight angle, nothing May could do there. JJK starts it left but swings it straight for a goal. (Q2 7:29)
Wellingham is pinged for taking the legs of Russell out diving for a loose ball 15m out on a slight angle. Russell goals. (Q2 10:30)
Matera misses a quick snap from a throw in in the pocket. (Q2 12:52)
Shuey gives to LeCras who has space and time to measure a snap off a step from 40m on the flank… well wide. (Q2 14:22)
The Suns go coast to coast with Matera hitting Russell at CHF in stride, Russell tries a skidder from 35m… just wide. (Q2 14:55)
Day spoils the kick in on the HFF for Gold Coast, eventually Hall sends it to near the behind line for Lynch to mark in front of Rosa and goal. (Q2 16:15)
Darling gives to Ellis after a stoppage at the hotspot, he’s got enough time only to shoot off a step from 35m on a slight angle… it’s good. (Q2 20:21)
Russell it was who wasn’t close enough to pressure that scoring play. (Q2 20:41)
Naitanui taps down to Sheed who is on his own at a throw in 20m out for a rather too simple goal. (Q2 22:07)
Nicholls to Bennell at a stoppage near the hotspot, Harley baulks clear and shoots off the right… just wide. (Q2 24:04)
Sinclair marks a Darling pass 45m out on a slight angle and misses. (Q2 25:46)
Naitanui roves a stoppage near the hotspot but hits the post. (Q2 27:16)
Cripps misses a long range shot from the HFF, with a number of teammates positioning for a pass. (Q2 28:02)
Martin leaps in front of Hurn and marks a Boston ball 40m out in the corridor. He goals to level the scores to start Q3. (Q3 1:05)
Cripps roves a centre clearance kick set up yet again by Naitanui and gives to Darling who pops it through from 35m on a slight angle, almost too easily. (Q3 2:05)
Saad has Matera on his own with a paddock to run down the wing, he goes inside to Boston at 35m on a slight angle. Boston goals, Suns back in front. (Q3 8:22)
Harbrow is in 25m of space on the HFF after a release kick by Bennell and a shepherd by Dixon, but he misses from 40m. (Q3 17:13)
A lot of congestion and tight work inside in this game, pressure everywhere. It’s not pretty. (Q3 17:25)
Shaw has Lynch in space on the HFF, he tries a bouncing ball from 60m to an empty square… narrow. (Q3 19:55)
Lonergan catches Shuey high just outside the hotspot, but Shuey shanks the set shot for a behind. (Q3 22:11)
On the end of a fast break from halfback, Lynch marks a high Boston ball over Barrass just inside 50m on a slight angle. He starts it left but it swings inside for a big goal! (Q3 23:28)
Kennedy marks a high Gaff ball in a wrestle with May using the right arm just inside CHF. JJK just sneaks his set shot inside the right goalpost. (Q3 25:05)
Masten is dispossessed by a tackle at a stoppage at the Suns hotspot, snap by Kolodjashnij, does Rosa touch it on the line? Video review inconclusive, ruled a behind. (Q3 29:30)
Yeo leaps for the first centre clearance to the Eagle hotspot, Darling fights on at ground level and the ball falls back to Yeo for a snap to put West Coast in front! (Q4 0:52)
Lonergan catches Selwood HTB at halfback, Selwood boxes on and gives away 50m, but Lonergan’s inside 50 amounts to nothing. (Q4 0:52)
Darling intercepts a Kolodjashnij kick across halfback but misses on the run from 35m on the flank. (Q4 0:52)
Dixon intercepts a Schofield kick from the last line at 40m on a slight angle. He goals, Suns in the lead again! (Q4 0:52)
Darling marks a Selwood ball at the hotspot in front of Schade, and gives the Eagles back the lead. (Q4 0:52)
Lynch contests a long ball to the square, the crumb falls near Boston but he misses the volley from 5m out! (Q4 0:52)
Matera marks a short Bennell ball 20m out deep in the pocket and sails the set shot through with typical quality to give the Sun the lead back! (Q4 7:52)
Lonergan strips Rosa in a tackle in the pocket, butters up and is tackled, but has the strength to give to Hall who does the rest off the right boot from 20m! (Q4 7:52)
Correction, it was Wellingham who lost that contest with Lonergan. (Q4 7:52)
12 minutes left, lots of time for the Eagles to come over the top. (Q4 7:52)
Sinclair outjudges Day and marks a very high ball 25m out on the flank. He goals to put the Eagles back within a kick. (Q4 14:08)
Schade dives on a loose ball at the Eagle hotspot, Hurn runs in and the ump pays a free for taking Hurn’s legs out. Hurn goals, Eagles hit the lead. (Q4 17:51)
8:35 left at the next bounce. (Q4 18:29)
Priddis passes from CHF to Hutchings on his own 25m out on a slight angle. Hutchings sprays it for a point. (Q4 19:07)
Lemmens drags in a ground ball and is tackled by Darling and Shuey 40m out on the flank. Shuey takes the HTB free, but misses. (Q4 21:03)
Correction, it was Darling who missed. (Q4 21:44)
Priddis is slung in a tackle after a stoppage 15m out from the Eagle goal, he tries to time his snap but it goes wide. (Q4 22:39)
Clock ticking down towards 4:00 as the ball is on centre wing. (Q4 24:04)
Sheed bounces through a behind on a fast break from 60m. (Q4 24:57)
The Eagles lock it in their forward line as the clock ticks towards 3:00. (Q4 25:26)
Stoppages on the wing, 2:00. (Q4 26:41)
Hall kicks OOTF on the wing, 1:13. (Q4 27:59)
Harbrow is caught high on the wing, 53 seconds, he kicks inside 50, Lynch sails across the pack to clunk the mark 35m out on a slight angle! (Q4 28:36)
Lynch lines up to level the scores and almost certainly force a draw… it’s good! (Q4 29:25)
Four seconds left! (Q4 29:25)

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