Blog log from R20 of 2018: West Coast vs Fremantle

Gray roves a pack at the hotspot and gives to Matera steaming towards goal, he snaps an ugly floater but it bounces through for the first goal! (Q1 1:35)
Liam Ryan has space and time for a run up the guts towards CHF, he kicks over Banfield to Cripps at the hotspot for the first goal for the Eagles. (Q1 5:50)
Yeo runs away from a pack on the HFF after a stoppage, looks a bit off balance but goes himself from the boundary 40m out and splits the middle! (Q1 8:20)
Taberner marks a centre clearance kick by Darcy 45m out on a slight angle but hoofs it OOTF. (Q1 9:30)
Rioli sets up Ryan to stroll into the open goal after contesting a Le Cras ball against two Dockers 15m out. (Q1 10:05)
Darling marks well within range but misses a relatively easy one. (Q1 13:46)
Hurn hits the lead of Darling 45m out on a slight angle but this time Darling hoofs it OOTF. (Q1 15:51)
McCarthy marks 45m out near the boundary and kicks OOTF, predictably. (Q1 17:35)
Venables misses an unlikely snap from the pocket with teammates waiting for a pass inside. (Q1 19:02)
Matera scrags Vardy going for a ground ball in the Eagles FP 20m out, obvious free but Vardy misses. (Q1 20:26)
Matera volleys the crumb from a four-man pack that falls to the pocket wide for a behind. (Q1 24:20)
Darling shepherds for Cripps to gather and snap from 30m on a slight angle, but that’s another wasted opportunity. (Q1 26:06)
Lycett gets a free on Bradly Hill after a stoppage 25m out on the flank just before the QT siren, he steers that one through. (Q1 27:06)
Taberner marks a high Walters ball from the HFF to the square over Barrass but is pinged for hands in the back, no score. (Q2 2:37)
LeCras catches Johnson HTB on the HFF, long ball to the square, Ryan volleys the crumb from the Vardy contest but it flies wide. (Q2 5:19)
Gaff passes to Rioli at the hotspot, that one sails through. (Q2 7:51)
Langdon passes to Cox 20m out on the flank, who converts. (Q2 9:41)
Darling screws through a set shot from the pocket 30m out for his first goal, belatedly, after tapping the ball onto the boot of Darcy to force a free for OOTF. (Q2 11:58)
Grey kicks from the centre after the next bounce to McCarthy who marks 30m out on a slight angle. This is more his range, and the goal umpire doesn’t have to move. (Q2 13:33)
Rioli roves a long Shuey ball to a pack at the hotspot and snaps truly off his left boot, Wilson lost the leg rope there. (Q2 16:25)
Ryan is front and centre for a Darling contest on the HFF but bounces his snap wide off the right boot across the body from 45m. (Q2 20:24)
Ballantyne marks 40m out on a slight angle, the Eagle fans boo but their hearts aren’t really in it as they’re happy with the scoreboard, Balla goals anyway. (Q2 21:21)
Cox marks strongly in a contest with McGovern near the hotspot but misses, disappointingly. (Q2 24:16)
Ryan waltzes into the open goal after roving a long ball to Lycett at the hotspot. (Q2 26:54)
Darling marks a Venables pass over Stephen Hill at the hotspot, Eagle fans give a generous round of applause then roar again for his second goal. (Q2 28:54)
Rioli pushes Walters after handballing outside CHF, ump pays a free plus 50m to Grey who misses from point blank range, much to the delight of the rollicking Eagle mob. (Q2 30:45)
Cripps roves a Darling contest in the pocket and snaps an easy goal, small Docker defenders have had a mare today. (Q3 0:18)
Mundy passes to Walters leading up to true CHF, but he misses. (Q3 5:04)
The Eagles go coast to coast but Yeo hits the post with a running snap from 50m on a slight angle. (Q3 5:25)
The kick in doesn’t clear half back for Freo, Liam Ryan to Masten to Cripps for a snap across the body from 25m on a slight angle, that one falls in. (Q3 6:10)
Taberner misses a set shot from next to the behind post. (Q3 8:46)
Darling is on his own behind the Freo defence to stroll into the open goal for another one. (Q3 9:50)
A melee in midfield ends with a free and 50m penalty to Langdon for a charity goal from 20m in front. (Q3 12:36)
Walters takes a contested grab over Cole near the hotspot and kicks truly. Freo are fired up following Gaff dropping Brayshaw off the ball with a roundhouse left. (Q3 15:53)
Yeo restores some Eagle equilibrium with a snap from a ball up at the hotspot. (Q3 18:24)
Gaff bounces a kick from a stoppage at half forward past the contest in the square for a behind. (Q3 20:05)
Rioli fends off Bradley Hill in the centre and feeds Jetta on the outside, he hits Liam Ryan at the hotspot who goals. Beautiful football. (Q3 24:23)
Venables toepokes a loose ball from the behind line back to the square where Vardy gathers, baulks around Pearce and goals. (Q3 27:24)
A free before the next centre bounce plus 50m against Shuey gifts Darcy a set shot from the hotspot, he converts. (Q3 28:16)
Mundy passes to Matera 35m out on the flank, who uses the J-curve set shot and doesn’t score, eventually Mundy gives to Taberner who snaps truly from 20m. (Q3 30:15)
Redden gets a set shot from just inside 50m on the flank, and sails it over the big pack on the line. (Q3 32:25)
Yeo hits the post with a set shot from near the boundary 40m out. (Q3 35:15)
Gaff runs towards the HFF but gets sandwiched in a very heavy bump between Johnson and Luke Ryan, he trudges off and Vardy gets the downfield free but misses from 20m. (Q4 3:40)
Matera goals after roving a Taberner centring ball to Darcy at the top of the square. (Q4 4:29)
Vardy gets a snap from the hotspot on line. (Q4 5:36)
Sheppard marks 40m out on a slight angle but misses, after a turnover by foot by Banfield forced by Liam Ryan. (Q4 11:09)
Darling marks over Pearce and Grey near the hotspot and boots his fourth goal. (Q4 11:40)
Taberner marks 30m out on the flank for some junk. (Q4 14:40)
Darling gets a free for a push in the back by Johnson trying to tackle 45m out on the flank, but he misses. (Q4 16:41)
Gaff marks at half forward and goals to the delight of the home Eagle fans, who evidently want to show him full support despite him sending a bloke to hospital with a broken jaw. (Q4 17:56)
Walters takes a massive screamer on the shoulders of McGovern at CHF but gives off to Mundy whose snap is not long enough, no score results. (Q4 19:10)
McCarthy marks 30m out on the flank and gets some garbage. (Q4 19:41)
Cripps misses a set shot from 50 on a slight angle. (Q4 21:44)
McCarthy gets pinged for encroachment to bring Cripps from outside CHF to 20m for a charity piece of refuse. (Q4 22:51)
Yeo misses a long-range snap. (Q4 24:56)
Lycett is front and centre for a Darling contest 45m out on a slight angle, he snaps off a step and that one falls in as well. (Q4 26:11)
Neale marks 30m out on the flank and goals with a minute or so to go. (Q4 28:51)
Walters gets a 50m penalty to put him near the hotspot for the smelliest junk with three seconds to go. (Q4 31:11)

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