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Blog log from R2 of 2019: West Coast vs Western Sydney

Blog log for West Coast vs Western Sydney, R2 of 2019

Whitfield gets the first centre clearance kick, two Eagles spoil each other at the Giant hotspot, Himmelberg roves but hits the post. (Q1 0:18)
Loose ball in the GWS forward pocket, it comes off Williams’s shin as he clashes with Jetta and after video review it’s paid the first goal! (Q1 2:00)
Darling intercepts at half forward and goes short to Hutchings who kicks truly from 45m in the corridor for the first Eagles major. (Q1 6:30)
Finlayson is pinged for a hold on Darling in the pocket 20m out, Darling never misses from there. (Q1 14:31)
Shuey goes short to Sheed at CHF who looks wide and finds Smith 40m out on the flank, who misses. (Q1 18:02)
Keeffe marks in the pocket 20m out, tries a laconic-looking left foot screwing set shot and misses. (Q1 22:33)
Lloyd misses a speculator from the pocket. (Q1 23:11)
Kennedy misses off a step from the boundary 30m out. (Q1 27:01)
Allen marks a Vardy speculator down the wing to a big pack at the HFF. The mark is just inside 50m, the kid shoots… was it touched on the line? No, goal. (Q2 1:49)
Whitfield passes to Cameron leading to 40m on a slight angle, but the crowd cheers as Jezza sprays it. (Q2 3:26)
Cameron gets another chance, this time on the run from 30m on a slight angle after roving a Himmleberg contest, this one sails through with no problem. (Q2 5:20)
Lloyd roves a Keeffe contest to a Whitfield kick up the guts, he misses with a left-foot snap across the body from the pocket 20m out. (Q2 8:37)
Lloyd feeds Reid steam through CHF, his shot on the burst is a wobbler but it’s straight through, GWS hits the lead! (Q2 9:50)
Daniels gives to Taranto who misses a stab kick from the hotspot. (Q2 16:35)
Venables feeds Shuey steaming away from a stoppage on the wing, he crosses 50m and shoots from 45m to wrest back the lead for the Eagles, albeit against the run of play. (Q2 18:12)
Hickey juggles a mark in a pack next to the hotspot and kicks another one for the Eagles. (Q2 20:51)
Allen dives in front of Taylor to take a nice mark from a Redden pass 30m out wide on the flank, he converts as West Coast take hold of the game. (Q2 26:21)
Shuey sails through another snap and leads the crowd in jubilation, this one from the other HFF after a feed from Redden following a ball in. (Q2 29:14)
Vardy bombs long from the next centre bounce, Darling marks next to the goalsquare and joins the party just on HT. (Q2 30:36)
Yeo catches Daniels high in a tackle in the pocket 25m out, Daniels shanks it for no score. (Q3 1:53)
Cameron marks in front of Sheppard 45m out on a slight angle for his second goal. (Q3 5:07)
Haynes, who has switched forward, marks a Daniels bomb 20m out on a slight angle for his first goal. (Q3 8:19)
Jetta hits Kennedy leading out hard to 45m on a slight angle, Davis is on his ginger and falls into his back, ump gives a 50m penalty to ensure the goal. (Q3 11:53)
Duggan falls over chasing a crumb with Lloyd but Lloyd’s toepoke goes wide from 15m. (Q3 14:05)
Another 50m penalty at half forward for the Eagles turns a tough shot into a soda, Deledio the guilty party, Allen takes the lollies. (Q3 15:53)
Himmelberg marks a Hopper pass 40m out on a slight angle but misses. (Q3 17:32)
Darling marks over Taylor near the behind post, these kind of set shots are normally easy for the modern footballer, he makes no mistake. (Q3 19:24)
Sheed bounces down the wing in space and picks out Kennedy 40m out on a slight angle after another Eagle centre clearance win. JJK hits the post. (Q3 21:09)
Daniels receives from Haynes with his back to goal and snaps on the turn from the HFF 50m out… fine finish! (Q3 22:24)
Haynes misses with a set shot from 45m on the flank. (Q3 24:32)
Davis is pinged for deliberate OOB tapping past Williams from the square under a Kennedy challenge, extremely red hot that one, Sheed takes the charity goal. (Q3 27:54)
Deledio hits the lead of Cameron 45m out on the flank on the end of a flowing switch play by the Giants through midfield. He misses, across the face. (Q3 29:39)
Yeo kicks off Q4 junk time with a party-pleasing snap from the pocket 30m out. (Q4 0:47)
Kennedy marks at the hotspot from a Masten pass from the HFF, but misses. (Q4 2:01)
Daniels taps a crumb to Cameron who snaps around the corner, outrageous to attempt it from there really on the wrong side for a left footer, but he bounces it through from 45m. (Q4 4:16)
Darling snaps wide from 20m under heavy pressure after a Kennedy bomb from the HFF to the square. (Q4 7:31)
Petruccelle bounces down the flank twice and scores a champagne footy goal from 20m. (Q4 9:13)
Allen marks a McGovern pass on the lead in front of Keeffe 30m out on the flank, this for his fourth… no good. (Q4 12:17)
Cameron gets a free for a trip on the boundary 35m out but his lazy checkside set shot is OOTF. (Q4 15:59)
Daniels roves in the pocket and goes backwards to Hopper 45m out on the flank, his set shot is short and intercepted by Hurn, no score. (Q4 17:46)
Hurn passes to Smith 35m out on the flank, he brings some fruit punch to the party. (Q4 19:47)
After an extremely slow build up after the Eagles played kick to kick in the back half for several minutes, Darling roves and screws through his fourth goal deep in garbage time. (Q4 25:47)

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