Blog log from W3 of 2016: West Coast vs Gold Coast

Wright marks 55m out on a slight angle and misses with the wind. (Q1 5:32)
Wright marks at the hotspot and belatedly kicks the first goal of the game. (Q1 11:03)
Hill beats Keogh one on one to mark on his chest 25m out on a slight angle. Hill catches it fat and misses. (Q1 14:44)
Cripps hits the post with a low snap from heavy traffic 30m out on the flank. (Q1 16:29)
Priddis gets run down on the HFF by Martin causing a fast break, Day rides a tackle and gives to Russell for a snap off a step from 35m on a slight angle… OOTF shank. Hmm. (Q1 17:45)
McKenzie misses a set shot from fully 70m out, forward of the wing, using the wind to full advantage. (Q1 19:21)
Wright marks in front of Mackenzie at 30m on the flank and splits the middle once again with his set shot. (Q1 20:58)
Bennell leads Schade to a loose ball in the pocket, Schade corrals instead of tackling, allowing Bennell to centre to LeCras at the hotspot. The Frenchman goals. (Q1 23:16)
Hall shoots from 45m on a slight angle just before the QT siren goes, but it’s off the hands of Schofield in the square for a behind. (Q2 0:00)
Martin forces Hurn to cough up the ball in a heavy tackle on the Eagle HBF, leading to a pass to Wright at 30m on the flank. Wright just misses into the fluky wind. (Q2 1:12)
McKenzie is pinged for tunnelling Naitanui as NicNat flies for a Bennell ball 35m out on the flank. The set shot is pushed wide by the wind. (Q2 2:00)
McKenzie’s kick in goes to ground at CHB, Duggan misses from the hotspot. (Q2 2:52)
After a long period of frontal pressure and repeat inside 50s for West Coast, Hurn gives outside to Gaff who misses across the body from 40m on a slight angle under pressure. (Q2 7:43)
Garlett is pinged for interfering with the jump of Darling in a marking contest 35m out on a slight angle. Darling goals. (Q2 8:27)
Darling marks on the lead at 50m on a slight angle and misses. (Q2 13:28)
McKenzie’s kick in is OOTF 60m out, McGovern passes to LeCras near the boundary 40m out. He misses as well. (Q2 14:21)
Wright sends a high, hopeful ball to the flank 35m out, Eagles there in numbers but Hurn is pinged for shepherding Martin off the contest. Martin goals. (Q2 19:26)
Schofield burns the ball in defence to enable the first supergoal of the game, from 60m on a slight angle by Lemmens using the wind and bouncing it through. (Q3 3:21)
Davis marks and goals from 40m on a slight angle. (Q3 5:44)
Day leaps and takes a screamer on the shoulders of McGovern at 45m on the flank. He uses the wind nicely to kick the goal. (Q3 8:57)
Davis gets his second goal of the quarter after marking a diagonal ball from Garlett to space on the fat side 45m out on a slight angle. (Q3 15:37)
Priddis gives to McGovern who goals off a step from just inside CHF. (Q3 18:23)
LeCras gathers a bouncing ball at the hotspot and gives outside to Ellis who bounces through a left foot snap just before the 3QT siren. (3 Qtr Time)
LeCras roves a pack in the pocket, gets corralled by the ungainly Brooksby near the behind post but squeezes through a lovely grubbing goal! (Q4 3:23)
Darling marks outside and gives to LeCras who shoots off a step from 55m… just wide. (Q4 8:23)
LeCras misses from close range after a mad scramble near the behind line. (Q4 14:54)
McInnes is playing in front 40m out and marks a quick kick after a stoppage on the HFF in front of Leslie. He goals. (Q4 17:40)
McKenzie smothers a LeCras snap from the hotspot to prevent a score. (Q4 18:09)
McGovern misses a set shot from HFF inside the last minute. (Q4 22:25)
McGovern gets another chance from the same position after Priddis kicks blind from a pack after the kick-in, and this time makes no mistake, to pinch the game. (Q4 23:40)

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