Blog log from GF of 2015: Hawthorn vs West Coast

Hodge wins the toss, Hawks to kick to the City end. Windy day but at the G it tends to swirl rather than favour one end.
Shiel gets caught slightly high by Lewis at a stoppage 40m out on the flank. He kicks truly, first blood to West Coast! (Q1 2:04)
Roughead roves a Hale contest to a long Lake ball in the pocket, ducks through a McGovern arm tackle and gives to Rioli who makes no mistake from 20m! (Q1 3:35)
Shuey strips Duryea in a tackle at 35m on the flank, follows up the crumb and tries a Daicos special from 25m… across the face. (Q1 6:02)
Smith dodges a man on the wing and kicks long to McEvoy who marks easily in front of Sheed at 25m on the flank. Big Boy goals. (Q1 7:16)
Schoenmakers finds Rioli on his own at 35m on a slight angle on a rebound from halfback around the outer wing. Cyril goals again. (Q1 11:31)
Darling marks a high centre clearance by Shuey over Stratton at 40m on a slight angle. He misses. (Q1 13:16)
Naitanui kicks high from a stoppage on on the HFF, it bounces in front of Lake and Kennedy and goes over their heads towards the line… Lake rushes it. (Q1 13:56)
After a ruck free against Naitanui on the wing to Hale, Burgoyne hits Rioli on the lead at 40m on the flank. Cyril misses everything, OOTF. (Q1 16:01)
The Hawks lock in a ground ball in the pocket, McGovern’s hurried handball goes to ground, Hawks pounce with Mitchell giving to Birchall for a snap off a step from 40m… goal! (Q1 20:10)
That goal was set up by a turnover at halfback by Darling. (Q1 21:17)
Roughead passes to Rioli at CHF, who has Bradley Hill in an acre of space in the pocket, he runs into the open goal! (Q1 28:18)
Hodge contests on the boundary 35m out, Puopolo roves and gives back to the captain, nothing on so he goes himself… and pulls out a wobbly miracle! (Q2 1:33)
Puopolo marks on the boundary at much the same spot as Hodge’s last shot. He centres, McEvoy feeds Gunston for a pressured snap from 15m but it misses. (Q2 3:12)
Gaff saunters down the outer wing and hits Kennedy on the HFF, who centres to Hurn at the hotspot zoning up from defence. Hurn shaves the outside of the goalpost. (Q2 5:40)
The Hawks go coast to coast from the kick in via Roughead on the wing, Schoenmakers has Rioli in space who gives to Gunston for the goal from 20m! (Q2 6:28)
After Rioli mows down Hutchings on the HFF, Breust taps the Rioli inside 50 past two Eagles to Gunston who goals again from 25m on the flank, the Hawks are rampant! (Q2 10:19)
Breust gives to Burgoyne who has a ping from 50m on a slight angle, it’s wide. (Q2 11:06)
Schofield’s hopeful ball from the HBF to the centre is cut off, Gibson gives outside to Hodge who launches for another Hawthorn goal from 55m on the flank! (Q2 13:04)
Correction, it was Smith not Hodge. (Q2 13:04)
Shiels kicks quickly from a stoppage in the centre, it’s to Hodge who has a shot from CHF… wide. (Q2 14:22)
Josh Hill passes to the bootlaces of Kennedy on the HFF, he roves the crumb himself and snaps a brilliant goal from the boundary 30m out. (Q2 15:29)
Ellis rushes a Duryea shot across the body from just inside CHF. (Q2 18:50)
Butler misses a flying snap from just outside the hotspot. (Q2 26:05)
Priddis misses a left foot snap across the body from a stoppage 25m out on a slight angle. (Q2 29:12)
Yeo clunks a high, hopeful Gaff ball to a big pack at 40m on the flank. He goals after the HT siren. (Q2 30:25)
Hurns runs down the wing and bombs long to the pocket 30m out where Darling marks over Stratton. Darling goals. (Q3 4:29)
Schoenmakers contests a Rioli ball to the pocket, Hill roves and gives to Hodge who gives back to Schoenmakers in a classic triangle play, goal from 20m! (Q3 10:22)
Darling wins a ground ball at the hotspot and gives outside to Hutchings who makes no mistake off the right boot. (Q3 13:04)
Frawley beats Kennedy one out on the wing, runs away and bombs to the flank 40m out where Gunston marks. Gunstall punches through his third major. (Q3 16:10)
Rioli intercepts a McGovern handball on the wing starting a fast break, Puopolo hits Gunston running back ahead of two Eagles to the square for the goal. (Q3 18:30)
Smith roves a Schoenmakers contest in the pocket and has a ping from much the same position as Langford’s in last year’s GF… and repeats the dose! (Q3 21:10)
Schoenmakers baulks a man on member’s wing and goes long to Gunston on the boundary 30m out. Gunston hits the post. (Q3 23:32)
Mitchell roves a ball up 20m out and gives outside to Suckling who doesn’t miss off the left boot. (Q3 27:02)
Rosa passes to LeCras on the lead at 45m on a slight angle. The Frenchman misses. (Q4 1:49)
Rioli marks on the HFF and has Roughead on out in the square, he bombs long… Roughie marks it on the line to steal the goal. (Q4 2:17)
Smith plays on to advantage after a Breust holding free 20m out to pile on the pain for the Eagles. (Q4 4:17)
Josh Hill runs into what should have been an open goal but Lake dives and touches it for a behind! (Q4 6:01)
Shiels roves a stoppage on the wing and passes to Burgoyne at 45m on a slight angle. Junior had a much similar shot this time last GF… this time he misses. (Q4 8:17)
Kennedy passes to Cripps at the hotspot over the back of the Hawk line on a fast break up the guts. Cripps slices a behind. (Q4 9:20)
Shuey has the ball stripped on the wing, Schoenmakers roves and has Puopolo at half forward, he passes short to Stratton at 35m on a slight angle. Stratton misses. (Q4 10:55)
Shiels misses a quick snap from half forward. We are well into junk time now. (Q4 11:33)
McEvoy passes to Gunston at 40m on the flank. He kicks OOTF. (Q4 13:50)
Hurn marks at half forward and goes short to Kennedy at 40m on the flank. JJK, who hasn’t even had a shot to this stage, doesn’t even score, Gibson marks. (Q4 20:33)
Kennedy takes a screamer over Stratton from a Hurn ball to 20m, and gives off his back to LeCras for a junk time special. (Q4 22:16)
Hodge passes to Rioli at 40m on a slight angle. Cyril misses, much to the disappointment of the adoring Hawk fans. (Q4 23:46)
Mitchell intercepts the kick in at 50m on a slight angle, but misses. (Q4 24:16)
LeCras roves his own crumb in a four-man contest in the pocket and gives to McGovern for some more junk. (Q4 25:15)
Rosa gives outside a pack to McGovern who goals again with a snap around the corner from 35m on the flank. (Q4 27:06)

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