Blog log from R9 of 2017: Essendon vs West Coast

Free kicks to Heppell in the middle and Daniher near the hotspot set up the first attempt on goal in the first minute, Daniher pops through the first goal. (Q1 0:35)
Kennedy beats Hartley one on one to mark a Redden ball from the HFF to the hotspot, after a turnover on the wing. Kennedy goals with no problem. (Q1 3:16)
Fantasia spoils in the centre, butters up and gives to Watson who misses on the turn from 45m in front. (Q1 6:35)
Daniher snaps his second goal from a stoppage near the top of the square, after grabbing it out of the ruck himself. (Q1 7:47)
Mutimer marks 45m out on a slight angle, but misses. (Q1 9:05)
Vardy snaps from the pocket after cheating over the back of a pack on the HFF, he slots it from 35m after a feed from McInnes. (Q1 11:35)
Shuey misses from 45m on a slight angle, after a turnover by foot by Daniher in midfield. (Q1 12:52)
Green sends a hopeful ball to a pack 20m out from the HFF after a free against Wellingham, Hooker beats Barrass to mark but he shanks it for a behind, crowd goes aww. (Q1 15:03)
The kick in to McGovern on the HBF goes to ground with a spoil by Goddard, Dea pounces and goals from 45m! (Q1 15:21)
After another turnover by foot in midfield by Essendon, Darling marks a Vardy ball over Kelly 45m out on a slight angle. He misses. (Q1 17:35)
McKenna pokes a pass from midfield just before he gets smashed by Darling, Parish marks 40m out on a slight angle. Parish kicks truly. (Q1 19:50)
Masten gets caught HTB by McDonald-Tipungwuti 40m out on a slight angle trying to run out of a crowded defence. Tippa makes no mistake. (Q1 21:51)
LeCras marks 45m out on the flank but misses badly. (Q1 27:21)
Daniher boots his third goal from the top of the square after mopping up a Shuey fumble, following a stoppage on the HFF. Essendon all over West Coast at the moment. (Q2 2:12)
Merrett gives to Colyer after the Dons again get a centre clearance to the top of the square, he snaps off a step from 25m on the flank and it’s good as well! (Q2 2:49)
Another centre clearance to the Bombers, Hooker gives to Colyer who misses from much the same spot as his last shot. (Q2 4:22)
Sheed roves the kick in to the HBF, turns and runs down the wing, his long ball to Kennedy is marked strongly despite attention from Hartley. JJK misses from 40m on a slight angle. (Q2 5:29)
McGovern catches Hooker high 40m out on a slight angle, who misses. (Q2 7:39)
Green goes long to the square, Daniher is the rover for this one, two Eagles challenge near the behind line but he snaps truly off the left boot! Essendon is on FIYAH! (Q2 9:28)
Fantasia takes a contested grab 30m out on the flank, he goals too, the Dons can do no wrong! (Q2 11:27)
Parish gives wide of a pack to Fantasia who screws through his second in a minute from 30m out on the flank! Oh boy wowee! (Q2 12:58)
Kennedy draws a holding free on Hartley 30m out on a slight angle, and drags one back for the Eagles. (Q2 15:09)
Yet another centre clearance for the Bombers, Green roves the Daniher contest and goals from the hotspot! (Q2 16:27)
Fantasia hits the post after roving a Daniher contest at the hotspot. (Q2 21:09)
Sheed passes to Darling 35m out on a slight angle, who misses badly with a sack. (Q2 24:58)
McDonald-Tipungwuti marks near the boundary 40m, and just misses. (Q2 28:38)
Hooker marks a chaos ball by Stewart to the hotspot, somewhat lucky as it was an ugly shank but he was playing in front. He goals, Essendon nine goals up now. (Q2 29:58)
Zaharakis’ set shot from outside CHF after the HT siren is touched on the line. (Q2 32:18)
LeCras kicks high from a stoppage on the HFF, Kennedy and Hartley fall over each other in the square and the ball bounces wide for a point. (Q3 1:15)
Shuey passes to lead of Darling in front of Dea 35m out on the flank. Darling gets his first set shot on target, after two previous misses. (Q3 4:13)
Hooker marks a Zaharakis ball on the lead 35m out on a slight angle after the next centre bounce. He goals, a bit ungainly but effective. (Q3 5:26)
Hartley gives away another free to Kennedy as they go for a Mitchell ball 40m out on the flank, this one for an arm chop. JJK misses. (Q3 7:26)
Green has the sit on Yeo and leaps into his back to mark a Kelly ball down the flank to 20m. He trots in and goals with no problem. (Q3 9:50)
Baguley marks in relief at the hotspot but his short kick up the guts to only 40m out is intercepted by Darling. But Darling misses badly. (Q3 12:59)
Watson releases McKenna to run to half forward on a fast break, he reaches 50m but sees Stewart for an easy mark and goal 20m out, good decision by the Irishman. (Q3 16:09)
Darling misses another set shot, this one fairly difficult from deep in the pocket. (Q3 20:31)
Hooker does the same up the other end. (Q3 21:12)
McKenna mows down Darling as he baulks and shoots from 15m on the flank to force another miss. (Q3 22:41)
Fantasia converts a set shot from 40m on a slight angle to blow the margin out to 70 points. This is a complete destroyation. (Q3 24:37)
Mitchell passes to LeCras leading up the guts to 45m out in the corridor, with Baguley on his hammer. The Frenchman hits the outside of the post. (Q3 26:57)
Kennedy marks on the lead just outside the hotspot just before the 3QT siren, he doesn’t miss. (Q3 28:40)
Kennedy marks and goals from near CHF, four for him but not much reaction from the few remaining Eagles fans. (Q4 4:06)
Fantasia has Daniher over the back to waltz into the open goal on the end of a flowing move through midfield from defence. (Q4 4:56)
Vardy converts a set shot from just inside 50m on a slight angle, to desultory applause. (Q4 7:48)
Hurn misses a target under pressure in the BP, the crumb from Redden’s drop falls perfectly for Leuenberger to stroll into the open goal. Just that sort of day for West Coast. (Q4 15:36)
McKenna starts a rebound around member’s wing with a sensational step at half back, McDonald-Tipungwuti marks 55m out on a slight angle and kicks an impressive goal! (Q4 20:47)
Darling roves and goals from the hotspot, to the boos of the Dons fans up at the Lockett end. (Q4 23:41)
Shuey shoots from 20m after mopping up a LeCras soccer, was it touched off the boot by Kelly? Video review… inconclusive, ruled a behind. (Q4 25:27)

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