Blog log from R9 of 2022: West Coast vs Melbourne

McGovern intercepts an Oliver inside 50 and rebounds quickly up the guts, Redden hits the lead of Waterman in front of Petty 40m out on the flank for the first goal. (Q1 3:10)
McDonald marks a Neal-Bullen pass and plays on for an easy goal from the hotspot, after Witherden misses an easy target kicking across half back. (Q1 6:55)
Jackons roves a Gawn contest and feeds Harmes who snaps wide from the hotspot across his body. (Q1 7:53)
Duggan spoils his own man McGovern at half back, ball flipped out to Petracca who snaps the goal from true CHF. (Q1 10:30)
The Demons handball through traffic from half forward to the square where Fritsch sends Pickett into the open goal. (Q1 11:31)
Harmes passes to 40m on a slight angle for Fritsch to mark unopposed and kicks his first goal with a swerver from right to left. (Q1 13:55)
Jackson gets a ruck free on McGovern 40m out on the flank, who hooks left. (Q1 16:35)
Pickett draws a high contact free on Jones 25m out on the flank and converts. It has been one-way traffic since the first few minutes. (Q1 18:55)
Oliver misses a flying snap from 50m on a slight angle on the end of a rather easy chain of handballs through the wing. (Q1 23:38)
Jackson runs away from a stoppage on the wing and delivers a lovely touch pass to the lead of Brown 30m out on the flank, who goals. (Q1 24:55)
Oliver kicks OOTF under a double tackle 30m out from the Eagle goals. Kelly takes the free, plays on and doesn’t score. (Q2 1:59)
Clark misses a snap from half forward. (Q2 3:59)
Brown stays down while two Eagles fly to spoil a Pickett ball down the flank to Jackson 20m out, he turns and snaps his second goal. (Q2 8:24)
Foley marks a West pass 40m out on a slight angle but misses. The Eagles have equalised the territory battle in Q2 after being destroyed in Q1, but can’t get scores. (Q2 12:09)
Spargo runs free to the HFF, has time to pick a target and passes to McDonald in the pocket 25m out, who misses. (Q2 19:45)
Petracca roves a stoppage in the pocket and tries a checkside that doesn’t bend enough. (Q2 21:48)
After Gawn strips Jones in a tackle in the centre and Melbourne sweeps wide, Jordon passes to Petracca leading to 40m on the flank who misses. (Q2 24:17)
Cripps threads a snap off a step from 40m near the boundary after the Eagles lay some frontal pressure to force a turnover. (Q3 5:05)
Cripps passes to the lead of Darling 30m out in the pocket who misses. (Q3 6:37)
On the rebound, McDonald releases Pickett for a scoot around the wing and pass to the lead of Fritsch 45m out on the flank who misses near side. (Q3 8:12)
Bowey passes to Harmes 50m out on a slight angle, who misses everything. (Q3 10:27)
McGovern is pinged for deliberate OOB under a Petracca tackle in the pocket 20m out after playing on from an intercept mark, Trac goals as the crowd boos. (Q3 13:39)
Darling feeds Clark on the HFF for a poke pass to Williams on the boundary 25m out. Williams checksides a lovely finish! (Q3 17:12)
Petracca bounces a snap from a stoppage 45m out, touched off the boot for a point. (Q3 23:10)
Petracca marks a Spargo pass on the lead in front of Duggan 45m out on a slight angle, he misses. (Q3 24:53)
Spargo passes to McDonald 30m out on the flank after a quick rebound, he boots his second goal. (Q3 26:38)
McDonald marks an Oliver kick over McGovern 20m out on a slight angle for his third goal. (Q4 6:53)
Darling leaps over Petty to clunk a Duggan kick to the hotspot for his first goal. (Q4 8:38)
Clark drops an intercept mark on the wing, the Demons whip the ball forward with Fritsch feeding a Joe the Goose special to Spargo. (Q4 10:52)
Neal-Bullen puts his head over a loose ball at the hotspot and is caught high by Foley, he goals. (Q4 12:13)
Gawn misses a snap from the pocket, thousands of fantasy coaches curse. (Q4 15:13)
Pickett spins and earns himself some garbage with a snap from mid-range. (Q4 17:14)
Petrevski-Seton marks a West kick to 30m on a slight angle, but hits the post. (Q4 18:53)
Fritsch marks a Viney pass to the hotspot for his third goal. (Q4 19:53)
A lull as Foley is helped off following a concussion. (Q4 23:13)
McGovern gives the home crowd something to cheer with a rare goal from a snap from 55m on a slight angle. (Q4 24:22)
Pickett thieves the footy in the pocket from McGovern and snaps another one, his third. (Q4 26:13)
Petracca passes to Pickett 45m out on a slight angle who misses. (Q4 28:14)
McDonald boots his fourth goal from a set shot from 35m. (Q4 29:39)

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