Blog log from R23 of 2019: West Coast vs Hawthorn

Yeo clears from the first centre bounce but McEvoy starts the rebound, Barrass chops the arms of O’Brien 45m out on a slight angle who boots the first goal of the evening. (Q1 1:11)
Barrass gets a bad bounce on the HBF then legs Breust to give away a free, Breust tries a pass that doesn’t work. (Q1 2:57)
Smith marks a long Burgoyne ball from the wing to the hotspot for the second goal. (Q1 5:22)
Ryan catches Wingard HTB on the boundary 45m out but misses. (Q1 10:56)
Hanrahan kicks from the HFF to the square, Puopolo contests but the crumb is rushed before Burgoyne can snaffle it. (Q1 14:28)
Burgoyne is Johnny on the spot for a tumbling punt by Worpel from half forward over congestion to 40m on a slight angle. Silk converts, Hawthorn have the jump. (Q1 15:51)
Wingard bursts from the next centre bounce but doesn’t hit a target, eventually Sheppard rushes from the square. (Q1 17:36)
Allen gives to Sheed who snaps wide from 30m on the flank after a long ball to the square sat up for an eternity before the cavalry converged. (Q1 18:41)
Allen takes a contested grab on the wing and feeds Sheed who passes quick and short to Waterman 45m out on the flank, who misses. (Q1 20:23)
Worpel feeds Hanrahan who snaps off a step from the hotspot, Jetta leaps on the line to touch it through, just. (Q1 22:25)
On a fast break rebound, Shuey passes to Kennedy leading sideways in front of McEvoy to 35m on a slight angle for the first West Coast goal. (Q1 23:25)
Gaff catches a dithering O’Meara HTB outside CHF for the Eagles, picks up and kicks quickly for Ryan to mark at the top of the square for his first goal. (Q1 24:56)
Waterman kicks long on another quick Eagle attack, the ump picks out a holding free to Darling who goals from 20m. West Coast machine sputtered but is now purring. (Q1 27:07)
Another centre clearance to the Eagles, Ryan roves near the hotspot and screws through another one for the suddenly rampaging Eagles! (Q1 28:40)
Gaff clears from the centre, Waterman marks in front of Sicily at half forward and goes to the flank where Kennedy marks over Stratton 30m out but misses. (Q1 30:10)
Smith intercepts a dump kick by Sheed over Cripps 30m out on a slight angle but misses. (Q2 1:23)
Ryan passes from the wing to Redden running ahead of Wingard to 40m on a slight angle on another fast rebound, but he misses. (Q2 3:30)
Rioli intercepts a dump kick by Frawley at half forward and passes quickly to Sheed 40m out on a slight angle, who also misses. (Q2 4:59)
Breust roves a Burgoyne contest on the HFF, scoots to 40m and just shaves the inside of the right post with a running snap. (Q2 8:15)
Barrass drops an intercept mark at half back and Breust is Johnny on the spot for the crumb, he runs to 45m on a slight angle and skids through the goal. (Q2 9:44)
Gaff baulks clear outside CHF and hits Kennedy leading to 45m on a slight angle, who goals. (Q2 11:45)
Henderson chips in front of Sheppard on the HFF to intercept a Duggan rebound kick, he goes back for the set shot from 50m and misses. (Q2 13:11)
Puopolo kicks a chaos ball up the guts from CHF, Nash shepherds McGovern and it falls very nicely for Gunston to run into the open goal. (Q2 14:40)
Yeo marks 40m out near the boundary but misses, then gets another chance at half forward after a McEvoy fumble and misses that one from 40m too. (Q2 19:07)
Puopolo wins a hard footy on the HFF and feeds out to Shiels who has Nash on his own 20m out, he converts to give the Hawks the lead back. (Q2 20:30)
Waterman marks 45m out on a slight angle, Sicily could have smashed him but pulled out. The set shot goes wide. (Q2 22:11)
Burgoyne kicks to Hanrahan on a fast break play, Shuey spoils then fights for the crumb with Breust but the latter wins and gives a Joe the Goose special to Gunston! (Q2 23:38)
Gunston centres from the HFF to the corridor for Henderson to mark 45m out, his set shot just avoids the right goalpost to fall in as the HT siren sounds! (Q2 26:16)
Breust fumbles at half back after a stoppage and lets Jetta in who passes to Rioli 40m out in the corridor, who punches low and straight for the first goal of Q3. (Half Time)
Yeo is tackled on the HFF but gets his kick off to the square where Darling roves a Kennedy contest and goals. (Half Time)
Wingard roves a Gunston contest on the HFF and passes to O’Meara 30m out near the boundary, who shoots OOTF. (Half Time)
O’Brien contests an O’Meara kick to half forward after a stoppage on the wing, Breust is there for the crumb and he waltzes into the open goal after two bounces. (Q3 8:27)
Kennedy takes a pack mark 35m out near the boundary but misses. (Q3 11:11)
O’Brien marks a Henderson pass over Hickey 40m out on a slight angle on the end of a quick rebound around outer wing. He kicks truly, that’s his second. (Q3 19:58)
Hardwick gets a terrible bounce chasing a loose ball in the centre, Ryan pounces, it’s Cripps who runs free to CHF but he blazes wide under not much pressure. (Q3 23:13)
Sicily beats Allen to intercept a McGovern dump kick 50m out on the flank, the goal umpire arches the back to watch the set shot sail straight over his peaked cap! (Q3 24:11)
Darling catches the ball out of ruck 20m out and feeds Ryan who bounces a left foot snap into the base of the goalpost. (Q3 28:35)
Burgoyne centres from the pocket after a stoppage, ball spoiled straight to O’Brien who baulks and shoots… massive goal, three for him! (Q4 0:50)
O’Brien contests a Smith speculator to a big pack at CHF then receives for a kick from 45m… somehow Burgoyne is all on his own in the square to mark and goal! (Q4 3:43)
Smith has a running shot from 55m in front after the next centre bounce… just swerves to the right. (Q4 4:35)
Hanrahan hits the crumb from a Gunston contest at full pace but shoots wide from the pocket 20m out. (Q4 5:08)
O’Brien marks next to the hotspot and boots goal number four, a match-winning performance from the big man! (Q4 8:29)
Sheppard goes long up the guts, two Hawks converge on Kennedy but the crumb falls over the back where Ryan strolls into the open goal. (Q4 11:35)
Kennedy roves at the hotspot and gives to Ryan who snaps with Frawley trying to smother… that one sails through as well! (Q4 13:06)
Ceglar gets the first touch at the next centre bounce, O’Meara passes to O’Brien 40m out on a slight angle, his set shot doesn’t score. (Q4 13:36)
Ryan roves in the pocket and hits the post from 15m, much to the horror of the home fans who were rocking and rolling. (Q4 15:52)
The clock ticks under 5:00 but the Hawks keep making defensive plays to prevent scoring opportunities with Scrimshaw, Wingard and Frawley featuring. (Q4 23:05)
Breust marks 45m out in the corridor and roosts the sealing goal! (Q4 23:36)
Burgoyne beats Duggan in a wrestle to mark 30m out on the flank and kick some garbage. (Q4 27:57)
Petruccelle misses on the run 40m out on a slight angle just before the final siren. (Q4 31:21)

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