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Blog log from R4 of 2017: West Coast vs Sydney

Blog log for West Coast vs Sydney, R4 of 2017

Hayward breaks a Hurn tackle and runs down the boundary to 30m, but his snap bounces into the far behind post. (Q1 1:01)
Reid marks a high ball over Barrass in a pack 40m out wide on the flank, but kicks OOTF. (Q1 3:46)
All play in the Sydney forward half so far, Eagles starting with a defensive flood. (Q1 7:23)
Grundy turns the ball over twice in ten seconds at CHB, Gaff roves Hill’s spoil on Grundy and rolls through the first goal from 45m. (Q1 9:07)
Aliir runs into Cripps at CHB and gets caught HTB, play on to advantage, McGovernm misses from 40m on a slight angle. (Q1 13:15)
Kennedy flies across a pack to clunk a Masten ball to 40m on a slight angle, hands of steel there. JJK kicks his first goal of the evening. (Q1 14:05)
Jones kicks to a contest at CHB, Kennedy spoils, Hill roves and misses from 40m in front with teammates waiting for the give in better positions. (Q1 17:15)
Cunningham beats Sheppard one on one to mark a long Fox ball 20m out in front for the first Sydney goal, belatedly. (Q1 20:57)
Schofield is pinged for contact from behind on Foote from a long Marsh ball to the behind line, Foote runs around and goals. Swans finally get value for weight of inside 50s. (Q1 27:12)
Kennedy pokes a pass on the run from the HFF with the outside of the right boot to Hayward near the hotspot, who misses. Scores level, which fits the flow of the game. (Qtr Time)
Grundy kicks OOTF 40m out from the BP after the Swan tall defenders get swamped. Gaff misses. (Q2 0:23)
Papley gathers a bouncing Florent ball with a man on his hammer on the HFF, he snaps instantly from 45m but hits the post. (Q2 1:40)
The Eagles go coast to coast from the kick in, Shuey marks a short Kennedy ball 40m out on the flank and decides to play on… a miss under needless pressure. (Q2 2:18)
LeCras plays on to advantage and has a shot from the HFF, but the ball falls to the square for Grundy to rush easily. Kennedy looking for a pass. (Q2 5:28)
Lloyd passes to Franklin near the hotspot, Barrass wraps an arm around him to concede an obvious free. Buddy goals despite a corked quad. (Q2 10:00)
LeCras beats Smith on the ground, wheels onto the left and misses from 40m on a slight angle. (Q2 12:37)
Masten sizzles a pass from midfield up the guts to McGovern 40m out, who goals. (Q2 12:55)
Jack gives away 50m for encroachment at CHF, Schofield passes to Kennedy at true CHF, but the set shot drifts right. (Q2 19:12)
Smith misses a target on the last line, Kennedy roves and baulks with a fabulous right foot step, then bananas the goal from 20m in the pocket! (Q2 22:40)
Papley takes a contested grab in front of Nelson from a Parker centre clearance kick to 40m in front. He kicks a big goal in a low-scoring game. (Q2 23:55)
Hill baulks twice and has a ping from 40m on a slight angle, another miss when lowering his eyes might have produced targets under less pressure. (Q2 25:43)
Aliir has time to measure a spoil to a slow ball to LeCras 35m out on the flank but inexplicably misses the footy, LeCras marks and goals. (Q2 26:24)
Kennedy roves a Hill contest but misses from 15m on the flank just before the HT siren sounds. (Q2 28:53)
Wellingham catches Parker HTB at the first centre bounce of Q3, goes wide to Kennedy on the HFF who releases LeCras to run down the flank to 40m for the first goal of Q3. (Q3 0:28)
Mitchell roves on the HFF and gives inside to Gaff who strokes through a lovely finish off his left boot from 45m on a slight angle. (Q3 4:56)
Hayward roves a Butler drop on the wing and hits Franklin running back to the square ahead of Barrass to mark and run into the open goal. (Q3 6:40)
Another fast break for Sydney, Jack kicks from the HFF with two on him to an empty square, it sits up for Florent to run onto and goal! (Q3 8:54)
Hill steers through a goal from 40m on the flank after a give from Kennedy, after a long passage of play up and down the ground. (Q3 14:26)
After Franklin draws three on the HFF and gives out, Reid pokes a kick to Hayward to mark uncontested 40m out in the corridor. Hayward is not wayward. (Q3 15:26)
Yeo passes to Wellingham near the hotspot, who runs in crooked and shoots wide. (Q3 19:52)
Cripps snaps his first goal from outside a pack at the hotspot after McGovern roves a Vardy contest and gives out. (Q3 22:26)
Kennedy of the Swans picks up a loose ball in a pack 45m out on a slight angle but kicks OOTF. (Q3 24:38)
Hayward gets a set shot from much the same spot and lands the footy in exactly the same spot OOTF as JPK’s attempt. (Q3 28:11)
Vardy is pinged for HTB 45m out on a slight angle, Hewett runs in right and shoots right. (Q3 30:36)
Hill plays on to advantage for a free to Kennedy in the centre, he misses from CHF. (Q4 0:11)
Fox goes short to Hayward to juggle a contested mark deep int he pocket 25m out. He plays on and screws through a lovely right foot finish! (Q4 2:44)
Fox gives to Hannebery in a phonebox in the pocket 20m out after a stoppage, he misses off the left under heavy pressure. (Q4 5:54)
Hannebery passes to Lloyd 50m out on a slight angle. He trots in somewhat hesitantly, it’s a chip shot… but it sails over the goal umpire’s peaked cap! (Q4 9:58)
After Lloyd catches him high, Shuey threads the needle with a sensational set shot from the boundary 45m out to wow the rollicking home crowd! (Q4 11:58)
McGovern is front and centre for a Shuey centre clearance kick to Kennedy near the hotspot, he throws the ball on the boot and it rolls through! (Q4 12:53)
McGovern receives from LeCras but sprays OOTF from 40m on a slight angle on a turnover play. (Q4 17:42)
Hill gets a free for a push by Jones 20m out in the pocket, but misses. (Q4 18:38)
Hill roves and gives to Kennedy for an off-balance miss from the hotspot. (Q4 19:40)
McGovern stands tall for a long ball to the hotspot and gives to Cripps to tumble the goal. As is often the case at Subiaco, the visitors have wilted late. (Q4 20:38)
A 50m penalty against Mills puts Cripps 40m out on a slight angle, he kicks truly. Junk time now. (Q4 25:04)
Reid roves a Barrass drop at CHF and bounces through a garbage time special with two minutes to go. (Q4 28:09)

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