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Blog log from PF of 2015: West Coast vs North Melbourne

Blog log for West Coast vs North Melbourne, PF of 2015

Hansen kicks OOTF 55m out from the Eagle goal, Wellingham takes the kick which drops on the behind line for Naitanui to mark… but he shanks the set shot, no score results. (Q1 5:14)
Repeat stoppage in the North forward line, Goldstein beats Naitanui to tap down to Harvey who snaps off a step from 35m on the flank… it’s good! (Q1 10:22)
Oh, but there’s a review and Priddis touched it! Not the first goal. (Q1 11:16)
Wright intercepts on the HFF and passes to Petrie at 25m on the flank. He misses. (Q1 14:39)
Dal Santo plays on to advantage after a free on Wellingham for a push on Higgins on the HFF, he has Gibson on his own at the hotspot. Gibson goals. (Q1 16:45)
North soaked up the pressure in the first five minutes and their zone has forced repeat inside 50s in the last five minutes, resulting in that goal. (Q1 17:25)
Naitanui misses with a quick snap from a stoppage near the hotspot. (Q1 19:11)
Waite beats two to mark on the HBF and North are out on the rebound on members wing, Brown marks over the back 25m out on a slight angle and goals. North has the jump! (Q1 21:56)
Goldstein sets up the next centre clearance, Ziebell marks a short Harvey ball over Sheppard 35m out in the corridor. Jay-Z goals! (Q1 24:05)
Petrie brings the ball to ground against two on the wing, Cunnington roves, fends and switches, Waite marks a Hansen ball near the hotspot, but he misses. (Q1 30:27)
Thompson gives away an obvious free for a jumper tug on Kennedy 40m out on a slight angle. JJK misses. (Q2 2:59)
Sheed passes to Le Cras near the boundary 30m out, who plays on and also misses. (Q2 4:01)
Kennedy takes a big contested grab against Thompson on the HFF from a short Sheed ball, JJK gets up and runs his full measure to 35m to kick the first Eagle goal! (Q2 6:27)
SHuey gets a free on Jacobs for a hold at a stoppage on the wing and starts a switch, Masten passes to Kennedy on the lead 45m out on the flank. JJK goals again. (Q2 14:16)
Atley bombs long from the next centre bounce, Brown contests, the crumb falls perfectly for Garner to rove, baulk clear and goal from 20m! (Q2 15:30)
A hospital ball to Masten in the centre is easily spoiled to cause a fast break, Harvey passes to Waite at 25m on the boundary. Waite misses. (Q2 19:46)
Higgins roves a Petrie contest at half forward and tries a one-two with Brown to release him for an open goal, but Brown’s handball is wide and the result is a behind. (Q2 21:44)
Cripps catches a touched set shot from the HFF by LeCras and snaps under heavy pressure, but misses from the pocket 20m out. (Q2 22:54)
Ziebell is stripped in a Darling tackle near the Eagle hotspot, Cripps roves and shoots immediately… wide again. (Q2 23:28)
Darling misses as well with a pressured snap off a step from 40m on the flank. (Q2 23:44)
Gaff plays on to advantage from a Kennedy free on the HFF but misses from the hotspot, was under less pressure than he imagined. (Q2 25:54)
Shuey roves a stoppage 20m out in front and gets an extremely soft free for nudging his head against the hip of Dal Santo. He goals. (Q2 26:48)
Kennedy uses strength and skill to mark a hopeful Priddis ball to 35m on the flank under pressure from Thompson. JJK misses. (Q3 1:53)
Priddis roves a ball up on the HFF, baulks a man and shoots off the left from 40m… it falls in! Eagles hit the front! (Q3 3:21)
Firrito holds Yeo to give away an obvious free 40m out wide on the flank. Yeo’s set shot falls in the square but Hill’s volley is wide. (Q3 5:10)
Finally North get clear of halfback, and again the fast break results in a goal with Atley setting up Higgins to kick truly from the pocket! (Q3 8:38)
Priddis marks at CHF and gives to Wellingham running past to goal from 45m! (Q3 10:49)
LeCras gets tackled as he runs into an open goal 30m out but Tarrant is pinged off the contest for a hold on Darling. Darling goals! (Q3 13:21)
Waite gets a soft free on the wing and passes long to Cunnington at 40m on a slight angle. Cunners misses. (Q3 15:48)
LeCras passes to Hill 45m out on a slight angle, who gives to McGovern for a sprayed behind. (Q3 17:54)
LeCras passes to Darling at 40m on the flank, who sprays it as well. (Q3 20:25)
Cripps gives outside a pack to Sheed for a quick snap off a step from 35m on the flank… it’s good! Eagles kick away! (Q3 21:12)
Dal Santo passes to Macmillan 45m out on the flank, the crowd boos as they thought Kennedy caught Atley HTB at CHB. Macmillan misses anyway. (Q3 22:39)
Naitanui catches Swallow high at 50m on the HFF. The ball goes to the square, no score results. (Q3 26:00)
Brown leaps over three Eagles to clunk a high ball to the flank 35m out. He misses. (Q3 27:25)
Hill strips Firrito in a tackle on the HFF, eventually Sheppard marks over Harvey at 45m on a slight angle and sprays a behind. (Q3 29:05)
Ziebell scuffs a kick at a stoppage on the Eagle HFF, Shuey mops up and scoots through traffic with lightning pace, he shoots from 40m… it’s good! (Q3 30:21)
Ellis rushes a quick Higgins snap from 45m in front through for a behind. (Q3 31:40)
Cripps passes to Kennedy leading up the guts to space at the hotspot. JJK misses. (Q4 1:00)
Dal Santo kicks OOTF from 40m on the flank, rather lackadaisically. (Q4 4:28)
Hill outmarks Thompson on the wing and gives to Cripps who has a ping from 60m… wide. (Q4 6:05)
Waite turns the ball over on the wing, the Eagles surge, Cripps gives a Joe the Goose special to LeCras for the sealer! (Q4 6:53)
Petrie misses a quick snap from the HFF. (Q4 8:01)
LeCras marks at 40m on the flank on the end of a rebound from halfback after North again falls down at half forward. He misses. (Q4 12:36)
Hill snaps a champagne footy goal from the pocket 25m out and celebrates with the crowd. (Q4 14:50)
Turner has Higgins on his own on the HFF, he plays on and hits the post from 40m. (Q4 15:42)
Higgins roves a Goldstein ruck tap and has a ping from the same spot as his last, this time it’s straight. (Q4 17:40)
Kennedy passes to a short lead by LeCras to 40m on the flank. He misses. (Q4 20:41)
Harvey has three Roos streaming forward on a fast break, Eagles have given up the chase, Turner wins the raffle to goal. (Q4 25:11)
Naitanui takes a pack mark on the HFF, and has LeCras running forward to mark 15m out for a junk time miss in the last minute. (Q4 27:42)

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