Blog log from R2 of 2016: Hawthorn vs West Coast

West Coast break from a stoppage in their defensive half. Cripps chips to McGovern running into space 45m out on the flank. He takes the set shot but misses to the right.
Hawthorn stream out of defence through Duryea and then O’Rourke. The long kick inside 50 is roved by Sicily, he hands to McEvoy who gets it on the boot for a goal.
Puopolo in the pocket, steps around MacKenzie, bursts away but his shot from 25m out on the angle hits the post. (Q1 12:39)
Long ball deep into the pocket, Gunston judges the ball better than Hurn and takes it on his chest. The set shot is his bread and butter as he arcs around and kicks truly. (Q1 13:54)
Birchall attempting to run out of defence is caught holding the ball by Duggan. However, the resultant set shot from 40 misses to the left. (Q1 14:36)
Long ball 30m from goal by Birchall and Sicily climbs high over MacKenzie to take a great grab! Set shot misses to the left. Bad miss after a terrific mark. (Q1 18:39)
Hard lead from Breust to the 50m arc and he’s hit up well by Gibson. He elects to take the long set shot but misses to the left. (Q1 22:10)
Langford running down the wing hits a low, wobbling ball which finds Cyril on the chest. His set shot from 35m out on a tight angle is good! (Q1 23:25)
Mitchell marks 50m out, never intended to take the shot and finds Sicily tight on the boundary. Sicily improves the angle and slots a great goal! He’s shown some class. (Q1 25:42)
Hurn tries to handball backwards in defence but Sicily intercepts and strolls in for an easy goal! (Q2 2:01)
Kennedy showcasing his outstanding defensive pressure by running down Rioli. He has a set shot from 55m out and slots it! WC are on the board with a goal. (Q2 3:27)
Darling has to wait for the ball to come to him, holds his ground and takes a strong overhead mark. His set shot from 40m out directly in front is good. (Q2 6:47)
Hill roves a contest, hands to Priddis who releases Redden inside WC forward 50, he uses the outside of his boot and finishes nicely from 30m. (Q2 8:47)
Long ball into the Hawthorn forward line and the WC defenders won’t be happy with this as they allow Sicily to take an almost uncontested mark despite the congestion. He goals. (Q2 10:57)
Puopolo burns off Kennedy running to the 50, hands to Gunston who misses the long shot for goal on the run. (Q2 12:31)
Cripps breaks away from the stoppage, rushes a snap at goal and misses badly. Lacked some composure there. (Q2 15:16)
Gibson creating once again as he sums up his options from 55m and finds Lewis 20m from goal on his own. Simple set shot from straight in front is good. (Q2 16:54)
Langford bursts through a couple, throws it on the boot from 20m out but misses to the left. (Q2 20:01)
O’Rourke knocks the ball onto Breust on the flank 55m out from goal, Breust’s kick to the hotspot is taken well on the chest by Ceglar but he misses the easy set shot! (Q2 22:43)
Hurn from just behind the centre square hits a 60m bullet to Cripps who marks on his chest 40m out from goal on the 45 degree angle. He misses. (Q2 23:43)
Redden marks on 50, hands to McGovern who launches a huge goal from 60m out! It cleared the fence! (Q2 25:44)
The half time siren sounds. Hawthorn dominating possession so far, Gibson in particular is controlling the play. (Q2 30:00)
Nelson identifies Darling in a one-on-one with Burgoyne and Darling is too strong. He lines up after the mark from 40m out on a 45 degree angle. Goal. (Q3 2:56)
A fist from the stoppages sends the ball in Frawley’s direction on the 50m line, he hands to Rioli who wheels onto the left and kicks a fantastic long goal. (Q3 5:38)
Ball falls to O’Rourke from the stoppage, throws it on the boot, it carries 35m and sneaks in for a goal! (Q3 7:40)
Mitchell intercepts a handball, kicks a high, central ball to the top of the square where Breust crumbs it and snaps a goal from close range. (Q3 10:23)
Darling trying to burst through a tackle is taken high by Ceglar. He has a set shot 20m out directly in front. Goal. (Q3 12:54)
One-on-one contest inside Hawthorn’s 50 sees Schofield give away a holding free on Breust 35m out on a tight angle. His set shot is no good. (Q3 23:43)
Gibson’s had a good day but he coughs this one up via a smothered kick. Cripps is rewarded for his smother as he gets the ball back from Hurn and kicks the running goal from 30. (Q3 27:10)
Another turnover, this time from MacKenzie, and it falls to Rioli of all people who keeps his kick low and goals from 40 on the run. (Q3 27:47)
Birchall slams the ball on the boot for a quick inside 50 and Sicily is in the right place at the right time, which he often seems to be. His set shot, however, misses to the right (Q3 29:14)
Breust marks on the lead tight on the boundary. Finds Gunston inboard, 40m from goal on a 45 degree angle. He misses to the left. (Q4 3:12)
Hawthorn force a turnover on the 50m line, Lewis kicks long to Rioli who marks and runs into an open goal. (Q4 3:51)
Naitanui throws the ball on his boot to get it inside 50 and it falls fortuitously to LeCras 40m out on a slight angle. His set shot misses to the far side. (Q4 6:32)
Gibson caps off a dominant game as he gets on the end of a Hartung handball while drifting forward and slots a running goal from 40m out. (Q4 13:58)
Bennell turns it over in the middle of the ground and the ball eventually gets to Sicily who marks 40m out. He goes back and slots his fourth for the day. (Q4 17:23)
Long kick into the WC forward line from Lycett and Yeo takes a strong pack mark 40m out directly in front. He goes back and misses to the left. Quiet day for him. (Q4 19:33)
Players scrambling everywhere in the WC goal square, Lycett manages to get boot to ball but hits the post. (Q4 22:11)
Burgoyne kicks long and there’s a two on one favouring Hawthorn. Schoenmakers completes the mark and lines up from 45m out on a 45 degree angle. He misses to the left. (Q4 25:59)
Birchall takes an intercept mark right on the 50m line. He opts to take the set shot, just makes the distance but it was never on target. (Q4 26:29)
Siren sounds, Hawthorn controlled this one from start to finish. The composure and creativity from the likes of Gibson and Mitchell was on display all day. (Full Time)

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