Blog log from P1 of 2018: West Coast vs Port Adelaide

Powell-Pepper gets in the back of Redden on the Eagles HFF, he hits the square, but eventually Hartlett clears. (Q1 1:14)
Ryan soccers the crumb from a Darling contest at the top of the square for the first goal. (Q1 3:44)
Yeo is pinged for holding the man on Pittard 35m out on the flank from the Port goals. Pittard misses badly, as he usually does. (Q1 7:28)
Amon feeds Barry for a snap goal from the flank 40m out after the kick out comes straight back in off a pack. (Q1 8:28)
Ryan roves in the pocket and shoots OOTF from a very tight angle 20m out. (Q1 10:25)
Vardy gets a free on Ladhams for a hold then a 50m penalty on for timewasting to take him from the wing to the pocket 25m out for a goal. (Q1 11:32)
Schofield chases a loose ball at the top of the Port goalsquare, tries to dispose before Dixon closes but gets pinged for HTB. Dixon takes the easy goal. (Q1 13:58)
Shuey plays on to advantage from what was a very soft free to Ah Chee at the hotspot going for a Darling ball, he goals from the line. (Q1 17:33)
Amon has room to gallup down the flank to 50m and shoot to an empty goalface… across the face for a behind. (Q1 18:58)
Westhoff toes the crumb from a Thomas strip tackle at the hotspot for Bonner to snap truly. (Q1 20:13)
Bonner gives to Powell-Pepper for a flying snap from the HFF after the next centre bounce… OOTF into the behind post. (Q1 20:58)
Howard is in the defensive goalsquare to rush a low snap by LeCras from near the hotspot. (Q1 25:14)
Robbie Gray gives Watts a Joe the Goose special on the end of a flowing rebound through traffic in midfield. (Q1 26:04)
Shuey draws a high contact free on Atley with a classic chicken wing move, but misses from 20m in the pocket. (Q2 2:16)
Cole’s clanger kick off half back leads to a Bonner set shot from 40m on a slight angle, he misses everything though. (Q2 5:12)
Venables has a run around the outer wing after a rebound kick by Jetta, he has Cripps on the HFF who plays on to shoot from 35m… well wide even though he had a lot of space. (Q2 6:38)
Vardy has two steps on two Power defenders to lead and mark a long Vardy ball from the wing to the corridor 40m out. He kicks truly. (Q2 8:12)
Gray snaps truly from the hotspot after a stoppage in the pocket. (Q2 16:48)
Boak pokes a pass wide of congestion at the hotspot to Amon 40m out on a slight angle. Amon makes no mistake with the set shot. (Q2 20:41)
Howard’s pressured rebound kick from the last line rolls to Yeo who performs a flashy blind turn out of trouble like a cork in the ocean and snaps truly from 40m on a slight angle. (Q3 1:04)
Westhoff worries Hurn off a ground ball after Hurn drops a mark on the HBF, Dixon roves and rolls through a nice snap for a goal from 45m. (Q3 5:09)
Westhoff misses a highly pressured snap from 45m on the flank. (Q3 5:25)
Shuey runs forward in plenty of space to outside CHF and has Waterman over the back in the square for the easy mark and goal. (Q3 10:09)
Duggan has a snap from near the hotspot touched off the boot for a behind. (Q3 13:09)
Amon drops his knees in a tackle to draw a high contact free on Gaff in the pocket, but misses from 20m. (Q3 15:23)
Sheed shoots off balance off the left peg from 45m on a slight angle, well wide. (Q3 19:27)
Redden misses a set shot from a little further out. (Q3 20:37)
Motlop blazes away on the run after a feed from Neade at half forward, but it’s nowhere near. (Q3 21:39)
Dixon marks a Westhoff ball from the centre over Barrass 40m out on the flank, but misses the lot. (Q4 1:33)
Cripps sharks a handball at a stoppage 20m out and snaps… straight but touched off the boot. (Q4 5:39)
Houston gets a hospital ball from Clurey, Redden claims him 20m out and kicks a go-ahead goal. (Q4 7:44)
Thomas feeds Dixon for a goal from the square after marking and almost stuffing around with it too long on what should have been an easy fast break. (Q4 13:04)
Mad scramble at the Eagle hotspot after a long ball falls into a pack, it squirts out to Shuey who hits the top of the square… Ryan is in front to mark and… hit the post! (Q4 16:51)
The Eagles stuff around with the ball in midfield as they prepare to go into attack, Sheppard rides a bump and gives to Jetta who waltzes to 60m in front and roosts a goal! (Q4 22:14)
45 seconds for the Power to get one back for last year’s final. (Q4 22:14)
Hartlett to Amon to half forward, Yeo is back to start the rebound and save the game. (Q4 23:03)

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