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Blog log from R11 of 2018: West Coast vs St Kilda

Blog log for West Coast vs St Kilda, R11 of 2018

Naitanui marks over Hickey near the boundary 30m out and wobbles through the first goal, not the prettiest kick but effective. (Q1 2:54)
Another wobbly-looking shot from the Eagles, this time off the left boot of Sheed from 40m on a slight angle, also falls in after another Sheppard inside 50 kick. (Q1 4:54)
Cripps kicks quick from outside a pack on the HFF to the hotspot where Kennedy marks over an outmatched Gresham for his first goal. (Q1 7:54)
McCartin marks on the wing, Rioli is pinged for encroachment and the 50m penalty brings the Saint to 30m out on a slight angle, he makes no mistake with the set shot. (Q1 12:27)
Naitanui is paid a mark taken from behind Marshall on the wing, Ross argues whether Marshall should have been paid it instead and gives away 50m, easy goal from 20m for NicNat. (Q1 17:47)
Cripps is over the back for a long ball to the square, he almost stuffs it up with some fumbles but eventually soccers the goal from 10m despite Austin pressure. (Q1 20:54)
Billings passes from a phonebox on the wing to the lead of Membrey 40m out on a slight angle, who kicks straight and gets a lot of head massages from relieved teammates. (Q1 25:40)
Crips has Waterman over the back for a mark near the square and the first goal of Q2. (Q2 4:36)
Membrey bodies McGovern under the fall of a long Sinclair ball 30m out on a slight angle, and kicks truly. Has he rediscovered his radar? (Q2 5:59)
LeCras worries Webster out of a ground ball at the Eagle hotspot, Rioli roves and snaps truly and the lad loves it! (Q2 9:14)
Yeo marks and plays on from the wing, his kick is a peach to Kennedy 45m out on a slight angle who kicks his second goal. (Q2 11:37)
Rioli gets a contact free on the HFF and centres to Lycett 40m out on a slight angle, who misses. (Q2 17:45)
Sinclair weaves through traffic at half forward and snaps a nice goal across his body on the right boot. (Q2 19:29)
Weller misses a snap from near the hotspot. (Q2 21:32)
Redden kicks long to LeCras on the end of a flowing move through midfield. LeCras straps on the skis and schusses that one through. (Q2 24:15)
Webster drops a mark in defence, Cripps is paid a rather red hot HTB free on Sinclair for a tackle that looked a bit in the back. He converts from 25m on a slight angle. (Q2 27:20)
Newnes bounces through a snap from half forward just on the half time siren. (Q2 28:35)
Billings handballs under pressure at CHF to Gresham who avoids a Naitanui challenge near the hotspot and gives over the top for Membrey to snap his third goal from 15m. (Q3 2:03)
LeCras juggles a high kick 20m out on a slight angle and steers through his second goal. All ski runs in session at Perth Stadium. (Q3 8:04)
Kennedy marks just outside the hotspot but hooks left. (Q3 11:14)
McGovern intercepts a rebound kick and sends it straight back to Kennedy 40m out on a slight angle for his third goal. (Q3 12:10)
Rioli snaps wide from 35m on the flank after bobbing around like a cork in the ocean. (Q3 13:32)
Lonie draws a high contact free in a pack at a ball up 35m out on a slight angle, he kicks truly. (Q3 19:49)
Kennedy converts from 20m in front for his fourth goal after winning a HTB free on Webster, though it was almost a spear tackle. (Q3 22:04)
Kennedy draws another free at the hotspot with three Saints flying against him, Austin it was with the hand over the shoulder. Five for JJK. (Q3 25:05)
Rioli toepokes from a stoppage on the HFF, Kennedy catches but is not paid the mark as it was too short, he swings onto the right and screws through his fourth goal for Q3! (Q3 27:43)
Weller gets a holding free one-out with Jetta at the top of the square for the first goal of Q4 junk time. (Q4 1:26)
Gresham gives a hospital handball to Steven in the middle, Hutchings is crouching and forces the spillage in a tackle, Eagles everywhere and it’s Gaff who goals from the hotspot. (Q4 4:32)
Nelson toepokes a loose ball OOTF 20m out, Membrey takes the kick and screws through his fourth goal. (Q4 7:49)
Ah Chee misses on the run from 50m on a slight angle. (Q4 11:32)
Membrey runs back behind Duggan to mark a long Ross ball from the wing to the flank 35m out. This for goal number five… the goal umpire does not move. (Q4 12:49)
Savage lets fly from the HFF but shoots well wide. (Q4 15:30)
Gresham tries a Daicos special from near the boundary 30m out and makes it work, after Billings spoils Hurn on the Saint HFF. (Q4 16:19)
Newnes snaps his second goal from outside a huge pack for a stoppage at the top of the Saint goalsquare. (Q4 20:10)
The crowd starts murmuring as the equation is not impossible for the Saints to win with four goals in seven minutes. (Q4 20:30)
Membrey marks a quick kick by Steele from midfield to 40m out on a slight angle. This for his sixth goal… it’s good! 4:54 left, three kicks in it. Surely not… (Q4 23:23)
Gaff passes short from the HFF to Yeo 40m out on a slight angle, after the Saints can’t find a way through midfield. Yeo drains the clock, then misses. 2:53 left, four kicks. (Q4 26:17)
Newnes marks at half forward, wheels and hits Gresham running to the pocket 15m out. Gresham bananas through the goal, 1:31 left, practically impossible now. (Q4 27:13)
McKenzie clears from the next centre bounce but McGovern intercepts at defensive hotspot, that’s the last chance. (Q4 28:32)

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