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Blog log from R15 of 2023: Sydney vs West Coast

Blog log for Sydney vs West Coast, R15 of 2023

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Warner kicks the first goal of the evening from the hotspot after Mills roves a contest at the hotspot and gives outside. (Q1 1:03)
Gulden marks 15m out in front after another Sydney centre clearance, he converts. Another long game ahead for Eagle fans. (Q1 2:17)
Allen gets clattered into by Melican to earn a free 35m out on a slight angle. The Stuart Broad doppelganger boots his 100th senior goal. (Q1 4:03)
Papley roves his own contest to a Campbell kick to the HFF< he gives to Heeney zooming past for a snap from the boundary 30m out that doesn't curl back enough off the right. (Q1 8:04)
Heeney gives to Gulden running down the flank, cavalry arrives so he looks inside and spots up Clarke on his own 20m out in front for the easy goal. (Q1 9:18)
Gulden receives from Heeney and goes himself with a snap from 35m on the flank after contesting the next bounce, he slots goal number two. (Q1 11:03)
Clarke snaps his second goal from a stoppage in the pocket 20m out. (Q1 12:33)
McInerney passes to McLean leading to 40m out on the flank, he misses to the right. (Q1 14:08)
Mills’ pressure causes Ginbey to cough up a handball at half back, Campbell mops up and passes to the fat side for Parker 45m out on a slight angle. Parker converts. (Q1 18:18)
Sheed and Gaff in particular are being mercilessly exploited by their opponent for lackluster defensive efforts. Another twenty-goal thumping on the way at this rate. (Q1 19:03)
Heeney tries to volley a bouncing clearance by Warner near the behind line but can’t get the left boot working at the right angle. (Q1 22:19)
Florent performs a party trick to keep a ground ball alive on the HFF and centres for Sheldrick at the hotspot, who slices wide left. (Q1 23:17)
Hickey takes a contested grab over Bailey Williams on the HFF and goes long to the square where McDonald marks strongly in front of Ginbey for the goal. (Q1 26:59)
Kelly kicks blind from a pack in the back pocket after Hickey’s centre clearance but it’s straight to McInerney 25m out on the flank, he kicks truly. (Q1 28:34)
Bit unlucky as it was Witherden who had McInerney, he won the ball to feed Kelly who kicked it straight to his man. That sort of day and year for WC. (Q1 28:54)
Campbell goes long over Duggan for McDonald to mark just before the QT siren 40m out on a slight angle, it’s the ninth goal of the quarter. Did I say only a 20 goal margin? (Q1 32:40)
Long strips Parker in a tackle at the hotspot, Hunt roves and feeds Kelly who snaps a nice goal off the left. (Q2 0:41)
Heeney leaps over Witherden to clunk a Campbell kick from the HFF to 20m after Campbell had made Sheed look old and slow going for a loose ball on outer wing. Another goal. (Q2 3:01)
Florent skids a snap wide left from CHF on the run. (Q2 5:54)
Darling’s first touch is an uncontested mark at the hotspot from a nice pass from the wing by Hewett, Francis’ positioning all wrong there. Darling kicks truly. (Q2 7:46)
Papley marks 40m out on the flank, feigns a pass then goes back for the set shot like he wanted all along… fades right. (Q2 11:21)
Hickey gives away a contact free in ruck 45m out on a slight angle, Darling steers through his second goal in row drawing right to left. (Q2 13:36)
Amartey marks a Warner pass on a lead to the pocket 30m out and curls in a J-curve set shot for his first goal. (Q2 15:51)
Heeney grubbers wide from 20m on a slight angle after some Harlem Globetrotters stuff from the Swans after the next bounce. (Q2 16:55)
Amartey marks a high Warner speculator from the HFF to the square easily over Gaff for another one for the Swans. (Q2 17:54)
The tannoy might as well be playing Sweet Georgia Brown on some of these plays, the Eagles’ leaders are being embarrassed. (Q2 19:11)
Sheldrick is a bit lucky to be paid a free for a push under a hard tackle by Ginbey 40m out on a slight angle, but misses anyway with a hook right. (Q2 21:46)
Warner is all on his own at CHF for a slingshot play through Florent, Barrass can’t get there in time to stop the chip from the hotspot for another one. (Q2 22:48)
Gulden runs away from the next bounce and passes to Papley 45m out on a slight angle, he kicks his first goal. Plenty of carcass to feed on today. (Q2 24:24)
Warner to Papley 40m out in front after another bossed bounce, this one is hooked left. (Q2 25:51)
Gulden passes to the lead of McDonald 25m out on a slight angle after another witches hat play through midfield. He goals. (Q3 1:13)
Heeney skids through a goal off the left from a stoppage in the pocket 20m out. (Q3 5:29)
Sheldrick feeds Campbell who nicks the inside of the right goalpost with a running snap from 40m on the flank. (Q3 6:57)
Heeney gives McInerney a Joe the Goose special after a long Cunningham bomb to a pack near the hotspot. (Q3 7:38)
Sheldrick snaps a goal off the left from 20m after too many repeat inside 50s for the Swans. (Q3 12:53)
Gulden drives through his third goal from CHF after playing on to advantage for a run through the guts. (Q3 14:29)
Warner goes long after the next bounce, Parker marks over Witherden on the behind line for another one off a checkside. Margin past 100 now, no signs of slowing down yet. (Q3 15:55)
Papley pokes a pass to McDonald 40m out on a slight angle, it’s a shooting gallery in there and everyone gets a kewpie doll. McDonald boots his fourth goal. (Q3 17:59)
Darling volleys a loose ball at half forward, Petrevski-Seton marks 35m out but shanks for no score. West Coast is abject. (Q3 20:34)
Yeo bursts from a stoppage on the HFF and bombs long but it’s wide and easily rushed. (Q3 21:16)
Downfield free against Campbell for dropping Yeo after disposal, Hewett gets the chance 45m out in the corridor but doesn’t score. (Q3 22:24)
Heeney punches a crumb to the square for Amartey to run into the open goal. (Q3 23:58)
Free to Hickey at the next bounce, long ball to the hotspot, Amartey gets a blocking free on Duggan for his fourth goal. (Q3 25:24)
Sheed feeds Chesser for a snap off a step from 30m on the flank, across the face. Chesser’s many fantasy owners peek from between their fingers. (Q3 27:56)
Rowbottom roves and shoots off the left from 40m on a slight angle but it wobbles left. (Q3 28:31)
Heeney leaps to take a circus catch 35m out in front for another one. (Q3 31:29)
Heeney roves and goals from the square. Not just an Amartey party, the fruit punch is flowing freely for all the Bloods. (Q3 32:50)
McLean plays on into an open goal after a quick centre clearance via Warner and Gulden. This is horrible. (Q4 0:32)
Warner misses a snap from 15m out in the pocket after weaving clear, was in two minds and dithered a split second too long to put himself under pressure. (Q4 2:02)
McLean marks a Warner pass 15m out in the pocket for another one. It’s DJ Khaled’s greatest hits out there. (Q4 4:00)
The margin is 150 and rising. (Q4 5:34)
Sheed snaps wide from a pack 30m out in the pocket. They scored! Drink. (Q4 9:00)
Heeney gets around Hough to steers through another one from 40m on a slight angle. That was about as close to actual witches hats as you get at AFL level. (Q4 9:34)
Allen juggles a mark in a pack 25m out on the flank from a Shuey inside 50 kick. This to break a stonkingly long run of Sydney goals… he converts. (Q4 14:53)
McDonald marks at CHF but passes short down the line to Clarke who misses left. (Q4 17:33)
Rowbottom hits the post with a snap on the turn from 45m on a slight angle. (Q4 18:34)
Heeney passes to Fox 35m out in the corridor who pushes the club total into the nervous 190s with a rare goal. (Q4 21:18)
McInerney roves a McLean contest in the pocket and snaps off balance 20m out, Fox does enough to shepherd it through. (Q4 22:38)
Blakey is involved three times for a rebound up the guts, Fox gives to McLean who misses from the top of the square under not much pressure. (Q4 24:40)
McLean draws an arm chop free on Barrass going for a Rowbottom ball near the behind line, that one goes through to push the Bloods score past 200. (Q4 25:41)
Heeney roves next to the behind post and misses under pressure. (Q4 26:55)

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