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Blog log from GF of 2018: West Coast vs Collingwood

Blog log for West Coast vs Collingwood, GF of 2018

Shuey catches Phillips HTB in the centre and passes to Kennedy who marks on the lead just ahead of Goldsack 40m out on the flank, who misses.
(Q1 3:09)
Pendlebury shanks a kick to half forward but it favours Hoskin-Elliott who feeds Varcoe gliding past for a snap from 40m on a slight angle… first goal of the grand final! (Q1 5:34)
Adams beats Hurn to mark on the HFF, he kicks to three Pies in the pocket but they spoil each other, Stephenson roves and snaps truly from 25m! (Q1 10:36)
Treloar wobbles a speculator from traffic on the wing, Cole is best positioned but drops it under Stephenson pressure, the kid roves and runs clear to 20m for another one! (Q1 12:54)
De Goey breaks two Eagle tackles in the pocket after gathering a smothered Thomas kick, he snaps across his body from 30m and it screws through! Pies have the jump! (Q1 17:09)
Masten gives to Jetta who tries his luck from 55m on the boundary, it starts straight but swerves right for a behind. (Q1 20:30)
Hoskin-Elliott takes a contested mark over Redden in the pocket 35m out. His set shot is leftish but straight enough! (Q1 21:55)
Mihocek soccers the crumb from a De Goey contest in the pocket but it dribbles wide from 20m. (Q1 25:40)
Langdon tries to shepherd a crumb near the behind line through for a point but loses the handle, it sits up on the goal line for Ryan to shin for the first Eagle major. (Q1 27:20)
Shuey gets a free on the wing at a stoppage, he plays on to kick to 20m on the flank where Kennedy rises in between two Pies to mark and goal. (Q1 29:13)
Shuey roves, rides a tackle and gives to Hutchings for a snap around the corner from the hotspot… sails wide. (Q2 4:02)
Hoskin-Elliott runs back with the flight to mark on the HFF, he gives off to De Goey who belatedly kicks the first goal of Q2, it’s a ball burster! (Q2 20:25)
Mihocek gets a bad bounce at half forward and the Eagles rebound around the outer wing, they get a loose man going and LeCras gives to Hutchings to run into the open goal. (Q2 22:10)
Grundy catches Redden HTB after the next centre bounce, he goes to Cox at the hotspot, Varcoe roves and misses. (Q2 23:25)
Shuey gets a clearance for the seventh time just before half time, he screws a kick from the HFF and it bounces in the square and through! (Q2 25:50)
Kennedy marks the first centre clearance of Q3 by Shuey, he shoots from 40m on a slight angle…. goal Eagles. (Q3 0:45)
Mihocek gathers a loose ball on the wing and finds Cox 40m out on the flank. Cox’s second kick for the day is pretty as a picture, his first goal. (Q3 5:00)
Repeat inside 50s to the Eagles with the ball pumped back into the forward pocket, eventually Cripps rams through a nice snap from 20m. (Q3 7:33)
Centre clearance to the Magpies this time, Adams wins the loose footy on the HFF and bounces through a snap from 35m! (Q3 8:42)
Redden kicks to the HFF after the next centre bounce where Darling marks in front of Howe on the lead. Darling pulls his kick, Vardy marks in front of Grundy 20m out but misses. (Q3 10:30)
Cripps roves a high Kennedy ball to a big pack 25m out on the flank and gives to Shuey whose snap is across the face and OOTF. (Q3 14:09)
De Goey marks a Thomas pass 45m out near the boundary, plays on around Schofield but checksides wide from 25m. (Q3 15:16)
Vardy is free on the flank 40m out, chooses not to shoot but hits Darling to mark in front of Crisp 20m out on a slight angle, who steers it through. (Q3 17:16)
Rioli sharks a handball at half forward and chooses to shoot from 55m in front, but Darling watches it bounce behind him and wide. (Q3 19:01)
Kennedy roves and snaps off his left boot from 40m in front but it’s also wide. (Q3 19:19)
Yeo intercepts a Maynard kick to CHB with Collingwood’s runner shepherding a teammate off it, he kicks truly and the Eagles are in front! (Q3 20:26)
Thomas misses a snap from the HFF. (Q3 21:43)
Thomas roves a Sidebottom contest 20m out but toes it wide from 20m to give the Pies the lead back by a point. (Q3 27:18)
Shuey roves a stoppage on the HFF but screws wide off the left from 35m, scores level again. (Q3 28:47)
Hoskin-Elliott marks just inside 50m on a slight angle just before the 3QT siren, but his set shot falls in the square for no score. (3 Qtr Time)
Mayne clears from a secondary centre bounce, Cox draws two defenders and brings the ball down for Mihocek to screw through the first goal of Q4! (Q4 0:49)
Sidebottom feeds De Goey to burst away after the next centre bounce, he lets fly from 50m on a slight angle and rams it home! Pies are on FIYAH! (Q4 2:04)
Lycett gets a free at the next centre bounce, his slow kick to 40m in front is clunked by Vardy… that kick is good. (Q4 2:49)
Cripps plays on to advantage from a free against De Goey after the next centre bounce, but he misses from 50m on a slight angle. (Q4 4:31)
Maynartd bombs from a stoppage on the wing, Cox drifts in front of a pack to clunk it with Barrass challenging 40m out on a slight angle. Big Cox starts it right… swings through! (Q4 6:59)
Darling feeds Ryan who passes to deep in the pocket 20m out. Tough angle, he goes with the screwing set shot and boots his third goal! (Q4 8:26)
Ryan roves a Darling contest to a high Vardy ball in the pocket, he tries a dribbler but it shaves the behind post. (Q4 11:49)
Shuey intercepts a Howe mongrel rebound kick to the wing and pumps it back in… clears the pack for Ryan to mark 40m out on a slight angle, but he hits the post again. (Q4 15:13)
Hurn intercepts Adams on the wing and pumps it back in, Kennedy marks 45m out on a slight angle. His set shot is short, wide and rushed. (Q4 16:51)
Masten beats Hoskin-Elliott to intercept a dump kick by Maynard 40m out on a slight angle. But he also misses. (Q4 19:19)
Sidebottom to Hoskin-Elliott at a stoppage on the Magpie HFF, Barrass spoils Cox for a rushed behind. (Q4 21:29)
Howe catches SHuey HTB on the wing and goes to the flank 45m out where Cox stands tall to mark. His set shot falls short and doesn’t score. (Q4 22:59)
Adams kicks OOTF after a stoppage in the FP. (Q4 24:06)
Goldsack spoils Ryan on the HBF to stop an Eagle attack. (Q4 25:50)
Adams catches Shuey HTB at a ball up on the wing, he goes to a big pack 25m out, stoppage, 3:52 to go. (Q4 26:04)
Cripps rebounds but Crisp intercepts on the wing, Pies play a bit of tempo, clock under 3:00. (Q4 27:04)
McGovern intercepts Treloar on the HBF and goes quickly, Ryan kicks to the pocket where Sheed marks 25m out… Sheed threads the needle with a fabulous kick! (Q4 28:20)
1:45 left, Eagles by a kick. (Q4 28:35)
Darling drops a sitter in the goal square and a stoppage results, 1:02 left, eventually it’s rushed. (Q4 30:06)
Shuey marks the kick in at CHF for the Eagles, he sets up for the set shot but is called to play on, stoppage in the Eagles FP, 21 seconds. (Q4 30:50)
Ball over for the throw in in the FP, 14 seconds. (Q4 31:20)
Pendlebury clears but Yeo intercepts in the middle, siren, Eagles win! (Q4 31:36)

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