Blog log from R8 of 2017: West Coast vs Western Bulldogs

Gaff opens the scoring with a screwing snap for a miss from 30m on the flank, after a give from Sheed. (Q1 1:30)
Dale roves on the wing and kicks long to the flank 25m out where Redpath has the sit to mark over Barrass. Redpath punches through the first goal. (Q1 3:58)
Adams marks on the boundary 40m out in the vortex pocket, but misses. (Q1 7:58)
Bontempelli roves his own contest in front of a pack on the wing and delivers a lovely touch pass to Macrae 40m out on a slight angle. Macrae misses, just. (Q1 8:53)
Sheed receives outside a pack on the HFF, baulks the onrushing Hunter and shoots off a step from 40m… that’s the first Eagle goal. (Q1 12:58)
Dahlhaus gives to Suckling who runs his full measure from the centre to 55m in front, but he misses. (Q1 16:16)
LeCras toepokes the crumb from a Mutimer contest near CHF wide to Darling who turns and shoots from 40m before a diving smother… skids through. (Q1 17:29)
Kennedy snaps on the turn from 40m on the flank after receiving a handball with his back to goal, no one in the square and it bounces through! (Q1 20:28)
Duggan roves a Kennedy contest 25m out on the flank and snaps truly but was it touched off the boot by Johannisen? Video review inconclusive, ruled a goal. (Q1 25:59)
Bontempelli is pinged for tackling Sheed too high 40m out on a slight angle, it was line ball. Sheed misses after the QT siren. (Q1 28:30)
McGovern intercepts a Hunter inside 50 kick to the hotspot but Smith sharks his handball, and goes to Webb 20m out in front. Webb beats the Eagles web for his first goal. (Q2 2:38)
The Dogs work through heavy traffic from CHB, Johannisen pokes a pass wide to Adams 45m out on the flank to dive and mark in front of Barrass. Adams misses near side. (Q2 4:38)
Gaff roves behind the wing and starts a rebound around the outer side, LeCras passes to Darling 25m out on a slight angle. Darling makes no mistake. (Q2 5:53)
Duggan runs free on a fast break down the wing and goes long to Kennedy leading back behind Cordy to 20m out on a slight angle. But JJK shanks a behind. (Q2 7:38)
Adams roves a Barrass drop near the behind post and snaps from a difficult angle 10m out, it’s good! That was an opportunist goal after a stoppage. (Q2 10:54)
LeCras misses after Mitchell runs away from the next centre bounce. (Q2 11:25)
Redpath beats Barrass one on one to mark a McLean ball 40m out on the flank. But he misses. (Q2 13:40)
McGovern touches a long snap from Dale from CHF on the line for a behind, no video review though the replay was iffy. (Q2 16:31)
LeCras passes to Kennedy 40m out on a slight angle after a careful buildup from half back. JJK hits the post. (Q2 18:24)
Gaff intercepts a Webb kick to the Eagles CHF area, his set shot is low, Bontempelli leaps on the line, was it touched before it crosses the line? Video says no, goal. (Q2 20:09)
Another fast break to the Eagles, Kennedy passes over Williams to Vardy at the hotspot. Vardy sprays it left. (Q2 22:24)
Gaff gathers a loose ball at half forward and goes very short to Sheed 40m out on a slight angle. Sheed goals to extend the Eagle lead back out. (Q2 23:39)
Redpath goals from the top of the square after a feed by Picken with a couple of minutes to go to HT. (Q2 26:53)
Redpath goals from the square again on a fast break, this one even easier with no one within cooee. Dogs looked like losing touch there for a moment, but they went bang bang! (Q2 27:53)
Smith it was with the goal assist pass. (Q2 28:24)
McInnes passes to Kennedy leading to 30m on the flank after the Eagles boss the next centre bounce. Kennedy chips this one a bit uncertainly, but it’s straight. (Q2 29:09)
Hurn misses off a step from 50m on a slight angle to kick off second half scoring. (Q3 1:09)
Kennedy marks and boots his third goal with no problem from the hotspot. (Q3 3:46)
Picken gives to Daniel who snaps across the body from 30m on the flank, but it’s wide. (Q3 5:21)
Webb leaps in front of Barrass and takes a pack grab 40m out on the flank, but hits the post. (Q3 9:08)
The Eagles get repeat inside 50s but the Dogs keep swarming the ball, eventually Kennedy has a hurried snap from mid range that sails wide. (Q3 11:58)
Redpath drops a mark at CHF on a fast break, but has time to butter up and screw a pass to Adams 35m out on the flank. Adams just misses. (Q3 14:04)
The Eagles rebound from the kick in at speed, Hill passes to LeCras 40m out on a slight angle. The Frenchman raps the post. (Q3 15:19)
McInnes passes to Mutimer 40m out on a slight angle, his set shot starts straight but veers right and wide. (Q3 19:08)
Redpath marks on the HFF well within range, but passes to Suckling 40m out on a slight angle. Suckers runs out left in his natural arc, and shoots left. (Q3 20:34)
McLean drops the knees as he sees Duggan closing for a tackle 40m out on a slight angle to draw a high contact free in classic style. He kicks straight, another red time goal. (Q3 22:11)
Johannisen turns the ball over on the HBF, Kennedy marks on a short lead to 40m out on a slight angle. Again he misses, though. (Q4 4:33)
Kennedy draws a free for a sling around the neck by Roberts as they sit under a long ball 40m out in the corridor. He misses again. (Q4 5:46)
The Dogs can’t prevent the repeat inside 50 for West Coast, Mutimer passes again to Kennedy at the hotspot. But… yep, JJK misses again. (Q4 7:46)
And of course it’s the Dogs who eventually kick the goal, with Wood of all people popping it through from 20m after a give by Adams. (Q4 9:11)
LeCras gathers on the HFF, has options inside and three Dogs closing, and tries a grubbing Daicos special from fully 55m out… bounces the wrong side of the goalpost. (Q4 10:24)
Webb gets a Joe the Goose special from Adams after the Dogs gets a fast break going set up by Daniel from midfield. 8:29 left, still anyone’s game! (Q4 15:49)
Adams misses a very unlikely snap from the boundary 45m out under heavy pressure. (Q4 18:05)
Johannisen misses a snap from the HFF after a run from the backline. 3:29 left. (Q4 22:05)
Roberts strips Darling in the Eagles FP to prevent a score, 1:38 after the ensuing stoppage. (Q4 24:47)
Secondary stoppage, 1:24. (Q4 25:15)
Vardy snaps from 50m on a slight angle but it falls in the square and the Dogs rebound… free to Yeo behind the centre, Eagles play tempo, that will do it. (Q4 26:04)
Redden passes to Mutimer 45m out on a slight angle just before the final siren, who misses. (Q4 27:17)

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