Blog log from R18 of 2022: Hawthorn vs West Coast

Shuey kicks blind from a pack at half forward towards the hotspot where Darling leaps in front of Scrimshaw to mark and boot the first goal of the day. (Q1 0:55)
Ryan roves on the end of a surge from the centre by the Eagles but snaps OOTF from 40m. (Q1 1:59)
Ward kicks to grass on the wing and the Eagles swarm to start another surge forward, ending with Waterman tapping to Kennedy to volley home from the square. (Q1 3:04)
O’Neill is pinged for a push on Breust 30m out on a slight angle, the home crowd goes BROO as the Hawk kicks their first goal. (Q1 6:05)
O’Meara bursts out of the next bounce like a shot out of a gun, he kicks to the hotspot where Lewis is leading up from the square ahead of Barrass to mark… but miss. (Q1 7:29)
Shuey sharks McEvoy at a stoppage in the pocket and runs to the hotspot to screw a right-foot snap through for a classic rover’s goal. (Q1 14:26)
Newcombe roves at half forward and feeds outside to Ward who passes short to Breust 40m out on the flank… for another miss. (Q1 19:33)
Breust keeps getting the footy in scoring position with repeat inside 50s piling up for the Hawks, he snaps his second goal off a step from 40m on the flank fed by Ward. (Q1 23:25)
Kelly gets a block to free him up from his tagger Maginness to run through a stoppage in the pocket and checkside the goal from 20mn. (Q1 25:25)
Ryan roves a Grainger-Barrass fumble 45m out on a slight angle and drops the knees to draw a high contact free on DGB, but misses. (Q1 27:30)
Moore roves a stoppage 30m out on the flank and gets monstered from behind by Culley to get a free kick, he kicks truly. (Q2 2:49)
Maginness kicks inside 50 after the next bounce, McEvoy butters up after his own contest and gives to Day flashing past for a left-foot snap, that’s a pearler! (Q2 4:13)
Lewis kicks to the advantage of Breust who draws a contact free on an outpositioned Witherden 25m out on the flank, he screws through the set shot for his third goal. (Q2 7:48)
After Newcombe feeds Mitchell for a snap from half forward that drops short, Day marks on the goal line and plays on for his second! (Q2 13:48)
Culley bombs long on a slow play to the top of the square, somehow Kennedy gets away from Blanck to mark on his chest for goal number two. (Q2 16:44)
Reeves marks a Morrison pass to the hotspot in front of a tired-looking Williams, it’s a swerving set shot that goes left to right and through. (Q2 19:50)
Breust picks out a long target from the HBF to the centre and it’s Morris who takes a contested mark and plays on with a pass to Macdonald near CHF, he plays on and goals! (Q2 23:29)
That was pure Sam Mitchell risk-taking footy, and it paid off with a lovely flowing move for a score. (Q2 23:49)
Cripps sends a long speculator to the top of the square where all three key forwards have their defenders on them, Waterman juggles the mark and goals. (Q2 24:57)
Ryan drops the knees again to draw an unpopular free on Morrison near the Eagle hotspot, he converts. (Q2 27:49)
Mitchell roves on the wing and sets Day off to run and bombs inside 50 to the hotspot, Maginness roves Lewis and gives to Breust for goal number four. (Q2 29:49)
Consecutive frees against Newcombe for HTB and Sicily for high contact gift the West Coast a set shot in the pocket, but Waterman sprays it for a point from 25m. (Q2 32:40)
Ryan scrounges a kick from half forward to the square, Darling has two to beat but the crumb falls for Waterman who rides a tackle and dribbles it home. (Q3 6:48)
Jiath roves in the Eagles goalsquare and kicks blind, the ball lands in the arms of Hough 45m out on a slight angle, who misses. (Q3 14:08)
Maginness roves an Impey contest and misses a snap across the body from 40m on a slight angle. (Q3 18:16)
McvEvoy starts a rebound up the guts from half back, Newcombe marks within range but sees Scrimshaw in the pocket for a running snap from 25m… it’s home! (Q3 21:26)
Sicily spoils a long ball to the hotspot to the corridor, Redden roves and feeds Shuey who baulks onto his left and kicks truly from 45m on a slight angle. (Q3 23:29)
Culley bounces a snap wide from 30m on the flank after roving a loose ball. (Q3 25:29)
Short throw in in the Hawks FP, Williams taps it to his feet where Impey roves and grubbers home the goal! (Q3 27:27)
Kelly catches Breust high in the pocket 20m out after the Hawk had roved and kept his head down, Breust kicks goal number five. (Q4 1:01)
After Moore fumbles at the next bounce, Hough passes to Cripps 45m out in front who squeezes the set shot inside the left goalpost. (Q4 2:16)
Impey bounces a snap wide from 40m in front. (Q4 8:28)
McEvoy bumps off Edwards, gathers a bouncing long ball to the square by Breust and toes home the goal off his left. (Q4 10:16)
Jamieson flies for a long ball to the top of the square but it clears him and lands in the arms of Darling behind him, who goals. (Q4 11:56)
West Coast have managed to keep within reach in this game but haven’t looked much like reeling in the three-goal margin it is now. (Q4 12:22)
Breust hits the lead of Moore in front of Duggan 45m out on the flank, whose set shot is short and rushed. (Q4 16:21)
Waterman juggles a nice mark against two Hawks 40m out on a slight angle, Sicily and Blanck both beaten. The set shot starts left and swerves right and in! (Q4 17:21)
Breust chips in front of Bazzo to intercept in the centre, runs to 40m and shoots wide. (Q4 22:08)
Moore feeds Macdonald at a stoppage at the hotspot, he misses but makes the margin three kicks with less than four minutes to go. (Q4 24:02)
Hawks playing keepings off now, the clock is the enemy and the Eagles don’t have enough time left. (Q4 25:21)
Duggan spoils a long Newcombe ball to the square but Macdonald comes in to volley home the official sealer. (Q4 27:12)
Jiath kicks to the hotspot, Moore roves and feeds Breust for goal number six to cap off a BOG performance! (Q4 28:03)

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