Blog log from R23 of 2017: West Coast vs Adelaide

Betts marks behind a pack 20m out in front for the first goal. (Q1 1:20)
Vardy marks 15m out on the flank and checksides the first Eagle goal. (Q1 11:49)
Kennedy marks outside CHF, wheels and goes to LeCras who can’t mark but the crumb falls behind where Redden has run hard to pick up and walk into the open goal. (Q1 15:40)
Cripps marks 40m out on a slight angle in front of Sloane, but misses. (Q1 16:58)
Mitchell intercepts in midfield and goes to Darling who feeds Cripps to run to close range for a goal. Eagles have the jump! (Q1 21:19)
Mitchell is front and centre for a long Sheed ball to Darling, he gives wide to Cripps who screws through his second goal! (Q1 23:24)
Mackenzie kicks OOTF from the BP to 50m out. Seedsman has the shot… and hits the post. (Q1 27:53)
Douglas misses a quick snap from a pack near CHF. (Q2 3:03)
Lynch to Jenkins to McGovern to mark 40m out in front, after a careful attack around the outer wing. McGovern makes no mistake. Demons back in the eight on the live ladder! (Q2 11:24)
Brad Crouch has time and space on an attack up the guts, he finds Betts to mark untouched 30m out on the flank, but Eddie shanks it for no score. (Q2 12:46)
Jenkins gets caught HTB on the wing by Petrie, the Eagles swarm and start a fast break, LeCras gives a Joe the Goose special for Cripps to run into the open goal. (Q2 16:11)
Mackay misses a long snap from the HFF. (Q2 17:11)
Jeremy McGovern spoils a long Douglas ball to the square, the ball bounces up but just eludes Knight’s boot and goes through for a point. (Q2 18:09)
Matt Crouch passes short down the flank to Milera 35m out after good work by Betts in the pocket to keep a ground ball alive. Milera kicks truly. (Q2 19:21)
Matt Crouch gives to Smith who has a moment to settle over a snap from 40m on the flank, he sails it through to bring the Crows back within a kick. It was coming for a while. (Q2 22:26)
Sheed marks on the boundary 35m out and misses. (Q2 23:26)
Priddis gives to Yeo for a missed snap from 45m near the boundary. (Q2 23:52)
Gaff snaps a goal from 15m in the pocket after receiving outside a pack. (Q2 26:43)
The goal assist give came from Shuey. (Q2 26:43)
Hutchings gets another red time goal for West Coast with a snap from the pocket 25m out after a tap down by Kennedy. (Q2 28:47)
Sheed kicks a chaos ball to the hotspot from the wing after Jeremy McGovern starts an attack, it rolls for Shuey who dribbles Home another one! Eagles in the eight again! (Q2 30:12)
Betts roves his own contest at CHF following the next centre bounce, he torpedos to Jenkins who marks behind Keath and plays on into the open goal! Demons back in the eight! (Q2 31:11)
Hutchings is behind a Kennedy contest to a long Redden ball from CHF to the top of the square to gather and goal from point blank range. (Q3 3:04)
Brad Crouch screws through a goal after a stoppage on the HFF from 30m, the feed coming from his brother Matt. (Q3 5:37)
Kennedy misses a snap from the HFF on a fast break. (Q3 6:48)
LeCras has a set shot from 35m on a slight angle after Lever gets into his back, it starts right but swerves left and inside the goalpost! (Q3 11:34)
Hartigan is out of position and gives away an obvious front-on contact free to Kennedy as they wait for a Yeo ball to the pocket 20m out. JJK boots his first goal. (Q3 13:34)
Petrie gets a free off the fall of a long ball to the hotspot, he was held in the square by Keath, simple goal. (Q3 17:37)
Seedsman misses a very low percentage running snap under pressure from the boundary 30m out. (Q3 22:52)
Priddis taps to LeCras 20m out who does what he has done so often at Subiaco, ski downhill with a soft outside receiving goal. (Q3 23:30)
Knight misses a left foot snap around the corner from the hotspot after a ball up. (Q3 25:03)
Sloane gives to Matt Crouch who misses a snap from a stoppage near the hotspot. (Q3 26:50)
Lynch misses a snap off a step from 40m near the boundary. (Q3 27:20)
Seedsman lets fly from 60m in front, Betts is held in the square by Hurn, the ball bounces through for a goal anyway… but touched, so Eddie takes the free and easy goal. (Q3 30:35)
Betts roves and shoots on the turn from 45m on a slight angle… wobbles wide. (Q3 31:52)
Jetta kicks to an empty pocket, Cripps mops up, Douglas tackles… but is pinged for legging, Cripps hits the post. (Q4 1:40)
Seedsman runs free up the guts on a rebound and hits Betts 40m out on a slight angle, nothing Jeremy McGovern could do. Eddie misses. (Q4 6:30)
Yeo turns the ball over by foot from defence to Douglas, who goes quickly to the pocket for Mitch McGovern to mark 25m out and kick a big goal! Big for Demon fans, that is. (Q4 8:34)
Shuey baulks out of double trouble on the wing and hits Kennedy on the lead to 40m on the flank. JJK misses, though. (Q4 10:06)
Jacobs marks a Jetta set shot from the HFF on the line to prevent a score. (Q4 11:18)
Jetta harasses Cameron on a fast break on the HFF to force Charlie to kick OOTF and kill off a promising Crow attack. (Q4 12:45)
Kennedy marks on the boundary 40m out after the Eagles rebound around the outer wing, but he misses another tough set shot. (Q4 13:02)
Seedsman receives from Mackay on a rebound up the guts, he reaches 40m and steers through a huge goal for Melbourne! Oh, and the Crows. But mostly Melbourne. (Q4 15:15)
Mackenzie passes to Sheed 50m out near the boundary. He shapes to shoot but passes and it doesn’t work. Eventually Barrass snaps wide from half forward. (Q4 17:18)
Cameron catches Gaff HTB in the Eagles FP to break up a series of stoppages. The Crows switch and rebound, but it falls down at half forward. (Q4 18:58)
Cripps has Kennedy running back to the square on a fast break, Hartigan spoils and then tackles Kennedy to force the snap wide from 20m! (Q4 20:04)
Crows rebound around the outer wing, Betts roves his own contest in the pocket and gives to Cameron who goals from point blank range, Demons back in the eight! (Q4 20:17)
Jetta spoils at half forward, crumbs and baulks clear to checkside a goal from 20m! Eagles in finals again! (Q4 21:42)
Darling takes a big mark on the goal line to register his first score of the evening, a goal to make it hard for the Demon fans to watch now. 3:31 to go. (Q4 24:06)
Jacobs clears from the centre but straight to Jeremy McGovern and the Eagles play a bit of tempo. (Q4 25:03)
Darling’s kick inside 50 is chopped off by Hartigan, the rebound around the outer wing is slow… (Q4 25:19)
Jeremy McGovern eventually intercepts again, but he kicks to Lever, Mitchell smothers Knight, clock ticks under 1:30… (Q4 26:33)
Hurn beats Cameron to cut off an other attack, that will do it, Eagles will make finals. (Q4 27:16)

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