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Blog log from R4 of 2023: West Coast vs Melbourne

Blog log for West Coast vs Melbourne, R4 of 2023

Langdon receives in the pocket and centres for Fritsch to mark on his knees near the hotspot for the first goal. Long afternoon ahead for Eagles fans, you’d suspect. (Q1 0:59)
Edwards feeds Ginbey who snaps wide from CHF. (Q1 2:44)
Langdon gathers deep in the pocket and misses from 15m. (Q1 5:49)
Grundy to Pickett at a stoppage on outer wing, pass to McDonald is marked cleverly in front of Barrass 40m out on a slight angle, goal Melbourne. (Q1 10:49)
Darling gathers on the HFF and centres for Long to mark in front of Viney 30m out on a slight angle. Long kicks the first goal for West Coast. (Q1 13:44)
Culley blazes OOTF off the left after a stoppage from 30m near the boundary. (Q1 16:03)
Gaff kicks towards Allen 10m out, Hibberd is outsized and gives away a holding free for Allen’s first goal to level the scores. (Q1 17:00)
McDonald marks a Viney kick up the guts to the hotspot, beating Yeo and Barrass in the air. He slots goal number two. (Q1 19:12)
Williams gets a contact free on McDonald 50m out on the flank, but his kick is short for no score. (Q1 22:01)
Grundy blocks Waterman off a marking contest to concede a free 45m out on the flank. This to tie the scores again… touched on the line by May. (Q1 27:10)
Fritsch has two Demons running back to the square against one Eagle on the end of a coast to coast rebound, Petty drops it over Cole but Spargo mops up the goal. (Q1 29:15)
The Demons work the ball through heavy traffic on members wing on a rebound from the back pocket, McDonald has Fritsch 30m out on the flank just before the QT siren. Fritsch goals. (Q1 32:15)
Langdon roves a van Rooyen spoil on the boundary 30m out, Hurn corrals so Langdon tries a Daicos special… rolls across the face. (Q2 4:14)
Chandler roves a McVee inside 50 kick at the hotspot, rides a tackle and gives to Fritsch who snaps truly off the left with some class. (Q2 6:23)
After a chaotic attack around outer wing by West Coast, Hunt feeds Clark for a quick snap that goes wide from 45m on a slight angle. (Q2 9:15)
Pickett sees that Viney’s inside 50 kick to the boundary 40m out is falling short before Cole does, he marks then plays on but snaps narrow. (Q2 10:28)
Oliver kicks short from a stoppage on the HFF to Van Rooyen 45m out on a slight angle, who misses. (Q2 12:29)
Pickett misses a mid-range set shot. (Q2 18:29)
Kelly sails through a set shot from just inside 50m on the flank after a 50m penalty on Langdon for some late contact after a mark on the wing. (Q2 20:22)
Jones sprays a set shot from the HFF, that one is OOTF, crowd goes aww. (Q2 22:29)
Fritsch gathers a Petracca kick to the pocket and bounces a centring ball for Neal-Bullen to snaffle for the goal from 20m. (Q2 25:39)
West converts a set shot from the HFF after a contact free on Lever 40m out to give the Eagle fans something to cheer nearing HT. (Q2 28:49)
Spargo marks a Viney kick deep in attack in front of Jones, plays on and kicks his second goal to nullify that West one. (Q2 30:59)
Darling is behind the Demon defence but West’s kick from the pocket bounces up and through for a behind, unluckily. (Q3 2:20)
Allen blazes wide from the hotspot after some more higgledy-piggledy-play in attack for the Eagles. Pressure is high from both sides, skills not perfect. (Q3 4:12)
Darling hits the post from a set shot from 30m on a slight angle, disappointingly. (Q3 5:26)
Pickett receives from Fritsch outside a pack 30m out on a slight angle but snaps wide across his body off the left. (Q3 6:44)
After a Hurn rebound kick to no one, Petracca juggles a mark near the hotspot, plays on and snaps across his body for a bouncing goal to shut the crowd up. (Q3 9:49)
Another Eagle turnover on rebound, Fritsch gathers in midfield, fends off Jones and passes to Viney 35m out in front who converts. (Q3 12:09)
Petrevski-Seton kicks very high towards Allen who outjudges Lever to mark 20m out on a slight angle for his second goal. (Q3 15:11)
Petty sets up Chandler outside a pack near the hotspot to give McDonald a Joe the Goose special. (Q3 18:44)
Grundy engineers an attack out the front of the next bounce, bit untidy but Pickett gives to the pocket for Chandler who slots a nice snap from 25m. (Q3 20:29)
McDonald sails through another snap from CHF after running forward from the bounce to receive from Pickett, his fourth goal. This is almost literally a procession. (Q3 22:14)
Pickett misses from near the behind post after another Melbourne centre clearance. (Q3 22:57)
Sparrow feeds Pickett for another miss from 30m on the flank. (Q3 23:43)
Hunt misses a rather easy snap on an overlap play from the pocket. (Q3 24:41)
Van Rooyen storms up from the square to mark a Hibberd ball to the hotspot in front of Waterman, he kicks truly. (Q3 27:19)
Petty gives to the pocket from a pack for Spargo to miss off the left. (Q3 30:21)
Allen marks 45m out on the flank just before the 3QT siren, his set shot is a peach. (3 Qtr Time)
Petracca marks 45m out on a slight angle and sneaks the set shot inside the left goalpost… or did he? Reviewed…
(Q4 4:33)
Yes, nothing on Edge so it’s a junk time goal. (Q4 5:13)
Hunt marks a high Duggan speculator from the HFF to the hotspot for a rare goal. (Q4 7:38)
Langdon gives outside to Jordon who snaps well wide right from near the hotspot. (Q4 10:57)
Jordon plays for and gets a holding free on Duggan in a pack 40m out in front, he gives off and the May pass goes to McDonald 20m out in the pocket who misses. (Q4 14:24)
Barrass is pinged for contact on Van Rooyen going for a Petracca ball near the behind post, the kid goals again. (Q4 16:59)
Melbourne rebounds around outer wing, Pickett is over the back to waltz into the open goal exploiting a two-on-one. (Q4 19:13)
Darling marks a Petrevski-Seton pass at the hotspot for some junk but misses. (Q4 20:39)
Petracca wins a free 30m out on the flank for some more junk, he has really filled his boots. (Q4 23:14)
Waterman sets up Petrevski-Seton to mark 40m out in the corridor, he kicks truly. (Q4 25:39)
Gaff releases Kelly to run from the centre through CHF to kick his second goal from 40m. (Q4 26:56)
After McVee intercepts Williams in the centre, Pickett marks a Jordon pass 30m out on the flank and converts. (Q4 28:11)
Fritsch marks a Jordon pass 45m out on the flank and shoots for his fourth goal on the final siren… just short and touched for a behind. (Q4 30:49)

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