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Blog log from R8 of 2016: West Coast vs St Kilda

Blog log for West Coast vs St Kilda, R8 of 2016

Naitanui down to Shuey at the first bounce, Duggan kicks from half forward to the square where Kennedy beats Dempster to mark and kick the first goal. Easy as that!
Kennedy drops a long ball to the hotspot but it bounces back up for him, Gilbert not close enough, JJK snaps truly! (Q1 2:08)
Hutchings gathers a pressured Geary handball to no one at 40m on the flank, gets tackled but screws through another goal for the Eagles. They have the jump at home! (Q1 4:16)
Duggan picks up a loose ball at half forward and goes long to the square, but it bounces wide for a behind. (Q1 5:02)
LeCras receives from LeCras on the HFF from 50m on the end of a fast break down member’s wing and strokes through another goal for the Eagles. (Q1 10:11)
Full complement of ski lifts in operation at Subiaco today, we have a full covering of snow for the afternoon’s downhill competition. (Q1 10:43)
LeCras roves a contest at 40m on the flank, gets tackled and bounces through his second goal in a minute. The Russian judge gave that one 9.7. (Q1 11:13)
Kennedy marks a Lycett ball from the HFF to the corridor 20m out, unopposed with Gilbert trailing badly. JJK boots his third, not even halfway through Q1. (Q1 13:02)
Lycett marks 45m out on a slight angle after the Saints can’t rebound past halfway. He shanks it OOTF. (Q1 16:47)
Rain is threatening. (Q1 16:47)
Darling marks a Hurn ball from the HFF in front of a pack at the hotspot. He kicks his first goal of the day. (Q1 18:45)
A 50m penalty for encroachment puts Hill 50m out on a slight angle, he gives to Hurn who misses. (Q1 20:56)
Kennedy steers through his fourth goal from near the hotspot after Wellingham marks the kick in and sends it straight back in for an easy mark. (Q1 22:30)
Savage centres from the BP but straight to Kennedy who boots his fifth goal from 30m on a slight angle. (Q1 23:52)
The Saints finally get a rebound going from halfback, Steven grubbers past Priddis from 10m near the behind post for the first goal for St kilda. (Q1 27:18)
Riewoldt marks 40m out on a slight angle just before the QT siren but misses. (Q1 33:14)
Billings roves a pack 20m out on the flank but misses. (Q2 1:11)
Shuey gives wide to Masten to shoot from 40m on the flank, just narrow. (Q2 2:51)
Priddis gives to Duggan who turns and snaps form 40m on a slight angle, also wide, OOTF in fact. (Q2 3:56)
Riewoldt misses a gettable snap from the HFF. (Q2 5:37)
LeCras intercepts on the HFF and goes quickly to Hutchings 15m out, he plays on and gets tackled but is good enough to kick the goal anyway. (Q2 9:57)
Lonie misses a difficult checkside snap from the pocket 20m out with teammates calling for it inside. (Q2 11:40)
Riewoldt has two on him in a marking contest 45m out on the flank, McGovern spoils but Schofield holds to give away a free. Rooey shanks it, no score. (Q2 12:39)
Kennedy roves a Lycett contest in the pocket and hits LeCras running back to the square for his third goal. (Q2 14:53)
Cripps snaps his first goal from a pack in the pocket 30m out after a stoppage. (Q2 17:40)
Bruce draws a free in a marking contest on Mackenzie who was out of position and had to take his eyes off the ball. He hooks it OOTF from 15m on the flank. (Q2 22:25)
Membrey gathers a ground ball at the hotspot, turns and shoots, but Hurn’s dive puts him off and he just misses. (Q2 23:26)
Riewoldt passes to Bruce who marks over Hurn just outside the hotspot. He misses again. (Q2 25:41)
A long period of play in and out of the Eagles 50 ends with Masten passes to the lead of Kennedy 45m out in front. JJK misses. (Q2 28:16)
Armitage catches Masten HTB on the wing and passes to Bruce on the lead at the hotspot. Bruce kicks his first goal, belatedly. (Q3 1:42)
Shuey wax it out of the centre, Shuey goes long from CHF but it bounces into the post. (Q3 2:27)
Rain falling in Q3. (Q3 9:43)
Sheppard starts a rebound switch around the outer side, Hill goes long to the pocket where Lycett marks and gets a 50m penalty on Roberton to ensure the goal. (Q3 12:50)
Shuey passes to LeCras who marks strongly in front of Geary at 45m on the flank. The Frenchman boots his fourth goal. (Q3 14:40)
Gaff has Yeo in space on the HFF 50m out, he snaps quickly but kicks OOTF. (Q3 24:29)
After another long period of desultory play, LeCras gets a holding free on Geary 30m out on a slight angle. LeCras helps himself to goal number five. (Q3 26:27)
Dugan baulks Montagna with a step and shoots from 40m on the flank, wide. (Q3 28:40)
Riewoldt juggles a mark 40m out on the flank and misses to kick off Q4 garbage time. (Q4 0:49)
Duggan goes short from half forward to the hotspot where Darling marks unopposed in between zoning Saint defenders. Darling goals, two for him. (Q4 5:16)
Hill marks 35m out on the flank on the end of a very easy rebound from halfback through a hole-filled Saint zone. He goals. (Q4 11:21)
McGovern dives and touches a Membrey snap from 30m off the boot for a behind. (Q4 14:50)
Cripps marks on the HFF and misses. (Q4 19:17)
Weller follows up a smothered snap in the pocket to regather and succeed the second time around the corner off the left boot from 30m on the flank. (Q4 20:32)
McGovern gets a free for an unrealistic attempt to mark by Dempster. He goals from 30m on a slight angle. (Q4 25:03)
Shuey gives a Joe the Goose special for Yeo in the last minute, the ultimate junk time goal. (Q4 26:51)
LeCras rolls through his sixth goal after McGovern has him over the back from a mistake at halfback by Roberton. (Q4 28:21)

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