Blog log from R14 of 2022: West Coast vs Geelong

Stengle roves a long Zach Guthrie kick to the HFF and gives to Close who runs to 25m for the first goal. (Q1 1:57)
Atkins gets a tripping free on Duggan on the HFF, he gives wide to Cameron whose snap is off hands for a behind. (Q1 5:28)
Blicavs spoils a long Sheed ball to the top of the square but the bounce favours Rioli who is caught high by Bews 25m out on a slight angle and converts. (Q1 7:16)
Cameron gathers a bouncing pass by Menegola on the HFF running at full tilt ahead of McGovern and delivers a sizzling pass to the square for Stengle to mark and goal. (Q1 13:58)
Dahlhaus roves a Hawkins contest near the hotspot and snaps off balance, the ball bounces in the square and doesn’t take the required leg break, just a behind. (Q1 19:17)
Stengle gets another chance after the kick in after roving but also rolls the snap across the face. (Q1 19:42)
West Coast rebounds coast to coast from the kick in, Waterman kicks over Stewart for Petruccelle to mark 40m out on a slight angle but the set shot is poor, behind. (Q1 20:33)
Smith kicks in and gets involved twice again on the coast to coast rebound including the pass to Miers 40m out on the flank, Menegola roves the set shot and goals. (Q1 21:56)
Credit to Atkins on that play for smothering Williams’ rebound kick to set up Menegola. (Q1 22:13)
Nelson roves a Darling contest on the HFF and gives forward of the pack to Waterman who bounces through a fabulous finish from 30m on the boundary! (Q1 24:41)
Hurn fumbles a tough ground ball at half back, Selwood feeds Duncan to hit the lead of Hawkins 30m out on the flank. QT siren goes, crowd hoots… Tomahawk delivers. (Q1 30:03)
Atkins feeds wide of a stoppage at half forward to Stengle who is somehow on his own after a hot Q1, he saunters to 40m on the flank and kicks the goal. (Q2 1:18)
Stengle is over the back for a Joe the Goose attempt but desperation by Redden forces him to spurn a golden chance, big play there. (Q2 4:01)
Hough gives to Petruccelle who misses from the pocket 20m out. (Q2 5:45)
Cameron roves a Hawkins contest to a Smith long ball near CHF but kicks OOTF. (Q2 6:42)
Blicavs follows up after rucking on the wing to gather and pass to the dive of Hawkins on the boundary 35m out, who just misses. (Q2 7:39)
Cameron flies over Darling to mark a Menegola speculator to 40m on a slight angle, he punches low and straight. (Q2 9:23)
Stephens catches Shuey high on the boundary 40m out, he tries a set up kick and it comes off with Kennedy marking in the square for his first goal. (Q2 14:51)
Jones kicks inside 50 after the next centre bounce, it favours Waterman to mark over Stewart near the hotspot and convert. (Q2 16:29)
Rioli is dropped by Cam Guthrie after kicking inside 50, downfield free to Cripps 35m out in front who kicks straight if a bit ugly. (Q2 19:14)
Hawkins beats Barrass one out with strength to mark a Menegola high ball to the pocket 25m out, his set shot is a shocker that doesn’t score. (Q2 22:19)
Cripps sends a high speculator to the hotspot after Selwood scrags him, Petruccelle roves and spins onto his right boot for a nice finish! Eagles behind by only a point. (Q2 26:35)
Kennedy roves a Cripps kick to the square and gives to Waterman who levels the scores with a point from 15m. (Q2 29:50)
West catches Stengle high with his knee 30m out on the flank, the set shot is a horrid hook that swerves OOTF to the left. (Q2 32:25)
Ground work by Kennedy in a battle at half forward with Kolodjashnij sets up Hough to pass to Petruccelle 30m out on the flank, who misses. (Q3 3:23)
Geelong goes coast to coast from the kick in, Cameron passes to Smith 40m out on a slight angle who kicks straight. (Q3 4:23)
Chain of handballs across half forward by the Cats ends with Selwood feeding Duncan for a quality finish from 40m on a slight angle. (Q3 8:21)
Stanley marks 45m out and gives inside to Menegola who blazes wide from CHF. (Q3 12:02)
Stewart is on the last line to mark a Kennedy snap from the HFF and prevent a score. (Q3 13:21)
Hawkins can’t mark a long Stephens ball to the top of the square, Waterman fights on at ground level but gets pinged for some soft high contact, Hawkins plays on for goal 700. (Q3 15:18)
Jamieson gives to Kennedy who snaps a nice goal from near the hotspot. (Q3 16:58)
Stengle marks a Dahlhaus pass 30m out in the pocket in front of Gaff and threads the needle for his third goal. (Q3 20:12)
Selwood starts the surge from the middle, Cameron centres from the pocket for Menegola to mark on his own 20m out in front, play on and pop another one through. (Q3 22:01)
Duncan gets swamped by Eagle numbers at the back of the centre square, the pass inside 50 is by Sheed to Cripps who converts from 40m on a slight angle. (Q3 26:27)
Sheed passes from the centre wide to Darling on his own 40m out on a slight angle, he misses. (Q4 4:50)
Hough marks on centre wing and the ump pays 50m against Cameron for encroachment, the set shot from 45m on a slight angle is wide. (Q4 9:40)
Hawkins marks 30m out on the flank and shanks a behind. (Q4 12:53)
West gets a free 40m out on the flank and roosts a nice set shot to bring the margin under two kicks with 7:20 to play. (Q4 15:36)
Tuohy feeds Stengle behind a pack 25m out in the pocket but he snaps wide. (Q4 18:57)
Hawkins marks on the lead 30m out on a slight angle. This to ice the game… perfect. (Q4 20:36)
Stanley marks on the boundary 30m out who decides to not even shoot but play tempo instead. (Q4 22:51)
Kennedy snaps wide from half forward in the last minute. (Q4 25:11)

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