Blog log from R1 of 2021: West Coast vs Gold Coast

Kelly picks up a loose ball on the HFF and hits Allen leading from the square to 20m on a slight angle for the opening goal of the evening. (Q1 0:43)
Kelly gets the next centre clearance, low and long and it favours Darling over the back to run into the open goal! (Q1 2:12)
Ryan intercepts a Markov rebound kick in the centre and goes long and fast to Allen who draws a holding free on Bowes 20m out for another one. (Q1 4:09)
Barrass drops a defensive mark at the Suns hotspot, Swallow snaps wide. (Q1 5:19)
West Coast rebound around the outer wing at lightning pace, Ryan passes to Cripps 40m out on a slight angle who misses. (Q1 6:17)
After Collins smothers Kennedy in the centre to start a counter attack, Rankine hits King leading up to the hotspot for the first Gold Coast goal. (Q1 8:33)
Allen feeds Kennedy for a snap across the body off a step from 30m on the flank that hits the post. (Q1 13:18)
Sexton kicks long from the wing to a four-man pack 40m out on a slight angle where King draws a push free on Allen but misses. (Q1 15:34)
Greenwood draws two tacklers after roving 20m out and gives off to Rankine whose quick snap flashes wide. (Q1 18:07)
Sexton gathers a chaos ball at the hotspot ahead of the chasing Sheppard and snaps off his left, bounces in the square and through! (Q1 24:14)
Ryan marks on the lead 45m out on the flank but his set shot does not score. Everyone looks bushed in that hot and humid conditions already. (Q1 27:07)
Ryan passes to Kennedy on the boundary 40m out who misses with a drop punt. (Q1 27:49)
Allen snaps across his body from 40m in the corridor for his third goal after Bowes and Collins fall over a chaos ball. (Q2 3:35)
Weller roves in heavy traffic near the hotspot and parts the seas with a lovely right foot step, his snap is a beauty too. (Q2 6:38)
After Lemmens catches him high, Kelly passes short to Gaff 45m out on the flank who misses. (Q2 11:49)
Ellis goes to King with two Eagles on him, he nudges Cole under the flight to mark and goal as the home fans boo. Gold Coast hits the lead! (Q2 13:35)
Heppard bombs long to a four-man pack 25m out on a slight angle, Darling flies to clunk a screamer and goal. (Q2 22:50)
Sheed sends a speculator to a pack 20m out on a slight angle, Ballard is pinged for a push in the back of Kennedy, who converts. (Q3 1:16)
Kelly turns the ball over with a diagonal kick from half back which Budarick intercepts, Miller pinches the footy from McGovern at the hotspot and snaps a nice goal. (Q3 4:45)
Miller delivers a lovely long pass from the centre after the next bounce to the lead of Day 40m out on a slight angle, who misses. (Q3 6:17)
Naitanui does a one-two with Cripps in a phonebox in the FP, bobbing about like a cork in the ocean, and misses on the spin. (Q3 7:57)
Miller spots up Brodie with a short pass to 40m on the flank despite a heavy challenge by Cole. Brodie misses. (Q3 9:17)
Darling passes to Langdon in the pocket 30m out after a rebound around the outer wing, who misses badly. (Q3 10:17)
Sexton has King running back to the square for a very easy goal after a terrible kick clanger on the wing by Cripps. (Q3 11:57)
Cripps passes to Darling near the boundary 35m out after another rebound around the outer wing. Darling hits the opposite behind post OOTF. (Q3 13:42)
Swallow is spoiled at the hotspot by Gaff going for a Miller pass but keeps his feet to gather and snap truly to regain the lead! (Q3 18:12)
Langdon kicks across half back but straight to Lukosius who baulks and shoots from 45m on a slight angle… floats left. (Q3 20:13)
Naitanui feeds Cripps at a ball-in in the pocket, Cripps’ snap is wobbly but it sails through! (Q3 21:56)
Sexton drops a Holman inside 50 kick and the Eagles sweep forward on the rebound, Kelly passes to Kennedy 40m out on the flank but JJK doesn’t score with a shank. (Q3 23:58)
Greenwood with the first centre clearance of Q4, Sexton taps to Holman who checksides a massive goal from the hotspot! (Q4 0:39)
Big pack flies at the top of the Eagle square, Lemmens dives but it’s Kennedy who gets the toepoke in first for the quick replying goal. (Q4 2:20)
Centre clearance to Kelly, Sheed centres from the HFF to the hotspot where Allen stands tall to mark in front of the pack and goal. West Coast back in front with his fourth. (Q4 3:54)
Redden passes to Allen who marks over two Sun 45m out on the flank. His set shot shanks to the behind post… Vardy marks and goals! (Q4 7:31)
Day has to turn and chase his own crumb from a King long ball to the pocket, Eagles dive and his toepoke goes into the post. (Q4 9:42)
After Hurn’s intercept behind the wing, Langdon passes short to Cripps 45m out on a slight angle who misses. (Q4 11:55)
After a rebound around outer wing by the Suns, MacPherson passes to Sexton who slips but marks on his knees. Secco lines up from 40m on a slight angle… shaves the post. (Q4 17:06)
7:27 to go, Eagles are gettable from here but you’d rather be on them for the win. (Q4 17:06)
Two Suns spoil each other in defence, Darling roves and has Allen in the square but burns him by going himself for a miss. (Q4 18:42)
Sheed has space for a run from wing to the HFF, he has Darling running to the square but misses him for another behind! (Q4 21:31)
Ryan gets his chance on the run from 40m on the flank, that one dribbles inside the post for what has to be the sealer with 3:31 to go. (Q4 22:55)
Petruccelle gets a massively stinky garbage time goal in the last half-minute. (Q4 27:24)
Kelly passes to Cripps 45m out on the flank just before the final siren. Cripps hits the post. (Q4 29:20)

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