Blog log from R3 of 2016: West Coast vs Fremantle

Priddis to Yeo at a ball up at the hotspot, but Stephen Hill tackles and skews his kick OOTF from 20m on the flank. (Q1 2:05)
Plenty of repeat inside 50s to West Coast early as Freo’s forward structure is already unstuck. (Q1 4:09)
Weller catches Duggan HTB at 40m wide on the flank in Freo’s first period of frontal pressure. He misses. (Q1 6:13)
Pavlich marks a Barlow ball on the HFF on a fast break, plays on and finds Ballantyne hard on the boundary 15m out. Balla misses. (Q1 10:33)
Mayne spoils a McGovern kick to CHB straight down the throat of Walters who does the rest off his left foot from 50m on a slight angle! (Q1 12:39)
Naitanui engineers a centre clearance for Shuey which is marked by Lycett at the hotspot for the immediate matching goal for West Coast. (Q1 13:14)
Suban plays on from a free at the next centre bounce, runs away and goes long to the pocket for Fyfe to mark 20m out, play on and goal! (Q1 14:31)
Fyfe beat Mackenzie in that contest but credit to the placement of the Suban kick for the goal assist. (Q1 14:56)
Ibbotson marks in relief at the Eagle hotspot after the next centre bounce but the ump saw a hold by Sutcliffe on Darling, who steers it inside the left goalpost. It’s a shootout! (Q1 16:00)
Mayne taps from a pack to Walters just inside 50m near the boundary but his quick left foot snap is OOTF. (Q1 19:11)
Danyle Pearce bombs long from a stoppage on the wing to a big pack at the hotspot, Pavlich leaps in front and wraps his huge phalanges around the footy. He goals. (Q1 20:25)
Barlow misses a screwing snap from the pocket 25m out after Langdon roves a big pack and rides a tackle to keep it alive. (Q1 22:00)
Kennedy gives to leCras after applying frontal pressure in a pack at 30m on the flank, but LeCras’ snap is across the face. (Q1 25:52)
Darling marks on the lead in front of Johnson just inside 50m near the boundary but there’s a reversal, something off the ball against Lycett to Danyle Pearce, Freo clears. (Q1 26:59)
Weather radar shows a predicted shower arriving in the next half hour to freshen things up. (Qtr Time)
Sutcliffe roves his own contest 15m out on the flank under a heavy tackle and snaps… shaves the near goalpost. (Q2 0:58)
Mayne marks unopposed at the hotspot but misses, as he often does. (Q2 2:45)
Naitanui has the sit on Sandilands to a long Hurn ball to the hotspot and crashes him over to mark… but he misses. (Q2 3:44)
Jetta passes to Darling at 45m on the flank. Darling also misses the the right. (Q2 4:45)
Stephen Hill’s pass to Pavlich at 20m on the flank goes over his head and bounces harmlessly for a behind. (Q2 7:30)
Ballantyne marks a Pavlich ball in the pocket, plays on, four Eagles converge, he snaps awkwardly off his left… hits the post from 25m. (Q2 16:12)
A long period of armwrestling but not much scoring… finally Mackenzie gets a chance for a long shot from the HFF and he sails it through! (Q2 22:11)
Spurr overruns the punch from Naitanui to CHB on the next bounce, his man LeCras is behind to gather, turn and shoot from 45m… miss! (Q2 23:14)
Kennedy also misses a hurried snap after a turnover near the hotspot. (Q2 23:34)
Masten gets a 50m penalty on the wing to take him within range, he passes to Darling to mark unopposed 40m out on a slight angle. Darling makes no mistake, Eagles lead. (Q2 26:11)
The forecast rain appeared at halftime and is still falling. (Half Time)
Cripps intercepts a Mzungu handball at 45m on a slight angle and throws the ball on the right boot… it bounces past Dawson in the square and through for the first goal of Q3! (Q3 1:01)
The loss of Sandilands is probably too much for Fremantle to bear, given they were hanging on in the first place. (Q3 1:01)
Kennedy gathers a McGovern ball at half forward and snaps from 45m, the goal ump thinks Josh Hill volleyed it through but a video review shows Ibbotson punched it for a point. (Q3 4:51)
After a comedy of errors by both sides, Kennedy passes to Jetta at 40m on the flank after a bad turnover at halfback by Sheridan. Jetta makes no mistake. (Q3 6:26)
Shuey passes to LeCras hard on the boundary 25m out, with Ibbotson falling over. LeCras doesn’t score though. (Q3 8:40)
Long ball to a Fyfe contest at the Freo hotspot, the ball flips over the back and it’s Langdon who’s there to gather and goal from the line. (Q3 9:51)
Hurn goes very long from the wing to Kennedy with two Dockers on him 20m out in front, he draws a free on Dawson. But he misses a soda! (Q3 11:16)
Naitanui draws a free on Ibbotson 40m out in the vortex pocket, his set shot drifts to the opposite pocket where Josh Hill marks 20m out. Hill runs around and goals! (Q3 15:17)
Weller roves a pack at 25m on the flank but his snap is off balance and well wide. (Q3 19:28)
Danyle Pearce marks a Spurr pass at 55m on a slight angle, plays on and misses. (Q3 19:59)
A hopelessly overmatched de Boer gives away a ruck free to Naitanui 50m out on a slight angle. NicNat’s set shot is off hands and rushed. (Q3 25:18)
Big pack at the Eagle hotspot, Walters gives away a free to Masten, who hits the post. (Q3 27:18)
Wellers strips Nelson in a tackle on the wing starting a Freo fast break, two Dockers on one chasing a ground ball at the hotspot but before Alex Pearce can gather, 3QT siren goes! (3 Qtr Time)
Jetta plays on to advantage from a Yeo free but misses from the hotspot. (3 Qtr Time)
Darling gives to Shuey for a highly pressured miss from the pocket 20m out. (Q4 0:58)
Neale is pinged for deliberate OOB on the HBF. Gaff sits it up to the square but it’s rushed. (Q4 1:35)
Hurn passes to Gaff on his own 40m out on the flank, he plays on and snaps just before getting tackled… narrow. (Q4 3:44)
Sheridan to Ibbotson in space in the centre, he has Walters over the back of the Eagle zone to mark 20m out in front and pop through a goal. (Q4 6:22)
That is the first Fremantle goal in a very long while. Moving Alex Pearce up the ground to cover Sandilands’ loss has destroyed what little forward structure they had. (Q4 6:52)
Neale passes to Mayne at 40m on a slight angle, who gives it all he’s got but pushes it left. (Q4 8:26)
Walters taps to the vortex pocket and the ball sits up for Pavlich to gather, nothing on inside so he might as well go himself from 20m… the checkside is through! (Q4 9:38)
Lycett snaps under pressure off his right from 40m on the flank but it bounces the wrong side of the post. (Q4 9:38)
Walters kicks down the boundary on the HFF, Mayne chases and gathers, boundary ump doesn’t see it was out, Mayne centres to Pavlich 20m out for another one! (Q4 10:57)
The game has been kept tight just like Ross Lyon likes it, despite the massive loss of Sandilands, and the Dockers are surging late in true Lyon style. (Q4 12:39)
Lycett juggles a mark over a pack 45m out on the flank. He kicks just inside the far goalpost to settle the Eagles! (Q4 14:07)
Gaff hits the post from congestion after a stoppage near the hotspot. (Q4 16:54)
Kennedy marks just outside the HFF, plays on and misses. (Q4 17:20)
Shuey draws a head high free on Suban just inside CHF. he gives to Jetta who roosts it from 55m for another big goal for West Coast! (Q4 18:09)
Kennedy marks near the boundary on the HFF and misses again. (Q4 22:14)
Long ball to the crowded Freo hotspot, Ballantyne gets a free on Priddis and kicks the goal. 3:28 at the next centre bounce. (Q4 24:22)
Correction, the free was on Redden for holding the man. (Q4 24:53)
Darling marks a Masten ball down the flank to 35m in front of Mayne, despite a little push. He takes his full measure, and goals. Derby over. (Q4 26:38)
A free off the ball against Ballantyne to LeCras at half forward for West Coast goes downfield to Shuey in the pocket 20m out, he goals as well! (Q4 28:19)
Kennedy takes a contested grab at the hotspot from another Masten inside 50. He goals, just. (Q4 30:09)
Correction, the goal assist ball came from Naitanui. (Q4 30:39)
LeCras marks in the centre, Spurr takes him to ground and gives away a rather soft 50m penalty to take him to the hotspot… and he misses. (Q4 31:39)

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