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Blog log from SF of 2017: Western Sydney vs West Coast

Blog log for Western Sydney vs West Coast, SF of 2017

Mitchell volleys from a stoppage in the pocket, but it’s OOTF into the behind post from 25m. (Q1 6:10)
Greene marks in front of Yeo on the boundary 40m out and misses, the first score after a long period of play. (Q1 8:42)
Taranto spoils the kick in to the Giant HFF, butters up and gives to Shiel who slots the first goal from 40m on a slight angle. (Q1 9:14)
Priddis dithers at half forward and gets monstered by Scully, the Giants stream forward with Coniglio passing to Patton 25m out on the flank. Patton misses. (Q1 10:56)
A downfield free against Redden gifts Patton a set shot from 20m out on the flank, but he misses again, both shots left. (Q1 13:41)
Wellingham sails a long, slow ball to a big pack 20m out in front, Vardy floats across like Royce Hart to mark it without much contact. He kicks the first West Coast goal. (Q1 14:56)
Another long ball to a big pack 20m out from the Eagle goal, Kennedy gets a rather soft holding free on Corr and boots his first goal. (Q1 18:21)
The Giants attack around members wing, bit chaotic but Taranto’s chaos ball to half forward works, Scully draws a man and gives to Greene who does the rest from 35m on the flank. (Q1 21:56)
Scully drops a long Hopper ball to the pocket, Sheppard goes to ground to allow him to butter up and snap truly from 20m. (Q1 23:51)
Whitfield wins a hard footy after a stoppage and gives to Taranto who tries a standing step checkside from the hotspot… just falls over the line! (Q1 27:55)
Kelly misses a flying snap from the HFF. (Q1 29:10)
LeCras roves a Petrie contest on the HFF and throws the ball on the boot from 45m… it wobbles and curves through! (Q1 30:39)
Coniglio gives wide of a pack at half forward to Ward on his own, he measures a snap off a step from CHF which sails through. (Q1 32:18)
Himmelberg beats two for a ground footy at half forward and gives to Shiel who bounces it wide from near the hotspot. (Q2 0:19)
Greene takes a contested grab in a four-man pack on the boundary 20m out. His set shot drops is the square and is eventually rushed by Hurn. (Q2 1:48)
Yeo turns the ball over in midfield with a terrible handball, the Giants are everywhere on the counter, Johnson gives a Joe the Goose special for de Boer’s first goal. (Q2 2:58)
Wilson runs from defence through midfield and hits Himmelberg 40m out in front. Himmelberg kicks ugly, but straight. Giants in full control now. (Q2 4:03)
Johnson centres to Whitfield 45m out on a slight angle on a slow rebound around the outer wing. Whitfield misses. (Q2 9:36)
Mitchell’s diagonal kick from the HBF to the centre is not on as it’s one on three, eventually Greene draws a high contact free on McGovern at the hotspot for the turnover goal. (Q2 14:04)
Mitchell converts a set shot from 40m in front, in rather ugly fashion, after marking a Gaff ball. (Q2 22:43)
Sheed runs from the next centre bounce and hits Kennedy on the lead just inside 50m out on the flank. JJK misses. (Q2 23:28)
After Tomlinson spoils what looked like a certain Cripps mark in the Eagles FP, the Giants rebound and Scully passes to Greene 35m out on a slight angle for another one for GWS. (Q2 27:07)
LeCras has a set shot after the HT siren from 45m on the boundary, and misses. (Q2 30:27)
Whitfield marks 40m out in front for the first behind of Q3 after a centring ball by Williams. (Q3 3:43)
Patton beats Hurn one on one to mark a high Greene ball 40m out wide on the flank. The General sails through his first goal. We are pretty much in junk time now. (Q3 5:28)
Johnson roves a Barrass drop in the pocket and runs into the open goal. Yep, that kicks off the official start of garbage time. (Q3 8:23)
Johnson leaps over two Eagles to clunk a long Wilson ball to near the top of the square for his second. (Q3 9:58)
Kelly glides through half forward on a fast break, does a one-two with Whitfield and gives to Deledio who goals from the hotspot. Champagne football by GWS. (Q3 11:53)
Himmelberg misses a quick snap from 30m on the flank on a fast break. (Q3 15:46)
de Boer marks 45m out on a slight angle after another scything Giant rebound through midfield, but his set shot drops short and is rushed. (Q3 17:58)
Johnson bounces through his third of the quarter from half forward off the left boot. And he likes it. (Q3 18:43)
Shuey runs from the next centre bounce and kicks a beautiful goal from the edge of the centre square. (Q3 19:46)
Johnson marks a long Coniglio ball in front of Mackenzie 20m out on the flank, with a shepherd by Patton. He goals, four for him in Q3. (Q3 25:13)
Johnson kicks his fifth goal to start Q4 after the Giants set him up with silver service from the middle. (Q4 0:16)
Kennedy marks 45m out on the flank after the next centre bounce, his set shot is off Darling’s hands and rushed. (Q4 1:46)
LeCras marks 45m out in front and kicks what may be his last goal for West Coast. (Q4 4:49)
Wellingham passes to Petrie who marks on his back 40m out in front. The old man sails through one last quality set shot in his final game. (Q4 10:32)
Darling beats Tomlinson on the ground to kick his first goal from the square, after a chaos ball from the HFF by Yeo. (Q4 13:55)
Coniglio screws through a goal off the left boot from the hotspot off a step after a give by de Boer following a stoppage. (Q4 20:17)
Johnson sails through his sixth goal from the HFF with a feed by Coniglio, all in the second half. (Q4 21:37)
Johnson gets a free 45m out on a slight angle, but his set shot drifts wide and is off hands for a behind. (Q4 24:38)
Patton runs back with the flight and marks a long Haynes ball behind Barrass 35m out on a slight angle for his second goal. (Q4 26:17)
Mitchell marks on the lead 30m out on the flank and kicks his last goal in AFL footy. (Q4 31:30)

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