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Blog log from R10 of 2024: West Coast vs Melbourne

Blog log for West Coast vs Melbourne, R10 of 2024

Waterman takes a pack mark 45m out on the flank from a long speculator from outer wing by Tim Kelly. His set shot is a long strong diamond for the first goal of the evening! (Q1 1:18)
Cripps roves and snaps on the turn from 35m, curls left and off Waterman’s hands for a behind. (Q1 2:48)
Rivers passes from the centre to Windsor 45m out on a slight angle, his set shot swerves from left to right and through! (Q1 5:24)
Two Demons fly to spoil a long Reid ball to the square for Waterman, crumb falls to the front where Darling arrives at pace to volley the goal! (Q1 7:36)
McGovern is pinged for high contact on Pickett at the hotspot, big arm over the shoulder. Kossie converts. (Q1 9:20)
Cripps misses a set shot from the HFF. (Q1 13:05)
May soccers a loose ball in defence but Hunt dives for a slips catch at the hotspot and kicks the goal. (Q1 15:54)
Reid delivers on the hype with three bounces through midfield and Judd-esque goal on the burst from long range! Harley is him! (Q1 17:54)
It was only Christian Petracca that Reid burned off on that play. The hype is justified. (Q1 18:25)
Maric draws a holding free on Bowey 30m out in front but misses. (Q1 22:02)
Petty marks 45m out near the boundary and kicks across the face for a point. (Q1 26:19)
Waterman flies over Gawn, of all people to clunk a pack mark 35m out on the flank from a high Cripps speculator from outer wing, but his set shot is a shank left and OOTF. (Q1 30:25)
Ryan juggles a mark at the hotspot from a centring ball from the HFF by Cripps, he kicks truly. West Coast have started this game very impressively. Melbourne look disorganised. (Q2 6:05)
Kelly passes to the lead of Darling 35m out on a slight angle to mark in front of the outmatched McVee. He kicks goal number two, it’s a bit of a procession so far. (Q2 8:47)
Viney clears from the next bounce, Petracca feeds Billings for a kick to the square, McAdam marks over McGovern and plays on into goal. (Q2 10:16)
Petracca bursts away from the next bounce and feeds Chandler who slots the goal from 45m, that was easy! (Q2 11:20)
Brown has done bugger all so far but he bounces through a fabulous finish from the boundary 30m out after a feed by McAdam! (Q2 14:10)
Cripps passes short from the pocket inboard to Waterman 30m out on a slight angle, who again kicks poorly. (Q2 15:20)
Hunt kicks long from the HFF over McVee to the fat side pocket for Maric to mark and goal. (Q2 18:40)
Gawn pokes a left-foot pass up the centre for Petracca to mark over Duggan 40m out and convert. (Q2 20:40)
Pickett puts a step on Duggan on a scoot around outer wing then passes to McAdam 40m out in front, whose kick is straight but short for no score! Oh dear. (Q2 24:09)
Howes is pinged for a late push on Kelly in the pocket 30m out. Kick is across the face for a point. (Q2 26:51)
Reid passes long from members wing to Cripps on the boundary 45m out just before the HT siren. The set shot is just narrow to the left. (Q2 29:11)
Chesser roves in the pocket and gives inside to Waterman who jinks onto the right and snaps off a step from 25m on a slight angle, the ball falls inside the left post! (Q3 1:05)
Petracca gets a downfield free for Reid bumping Neal-Bullen after disposal. He shoots from 45m on the flank to the near side right. (Q3 2:55)
McDonald roves a chaos ball by Ryan at half back but Darling’s tackle forces a cough up to Ginbey who snaps the goal off the left from 35m! (Q3 3:53)
Another downfield free for late contact, this one against Duggan on Fritsch, but Brown misses from near the hotspot. (Q3 7:29)
Neal-Bullen snaps his first goal from 40m after Petracca roves a dropped mark by Rotham. (Q3 9:17)
Kelly holds Oliver at the next bounce, long ball up the guts to the hotspot for Fritsch to take a contested grab in front of Rotham for another one. (Q3 10:58)
Waterman marks a skew-whiff checkside attempt by Hunt from the pocket that falls to the opposite side, he goals from 15m. (Q3 13:53)
Reid fends off both Oliver and Petracca for the next centre clearance then follows up to kick to Darling to mark in front of May 20m out for another one for the Iggs! (Q3 15:33)
Rotham is done again by Fritsch at CHF after the next bounce, whose set shot is tugged right and off hands for a point. (Q3 17:42)
Fritsch beats Cole to mark on the boundary 25m out and curls in the goal. (Q3 19:20)
Pickett passes to McAdam 45m out in front, he tries a pass for Petty that doesn’t work, no score results. (Q3 26:20)
Sparrow just misses a snap off a step from 45m in front. (Q3 26:20)
Pickett’s shank snap falls in the pocket where Hunt is pinged for a hold on Billings, who misses from 20m. (Q3 28:08)
Reid and Howes run to the HFF for a bounce pass by Kelly, Reid gathers and turns on a sixpence to run into goal leaving Howes in his dust! (Q3 31:19)
After bei8ng unlucky not to be paid a juggling mark, Gawn gets a ruck free on BJ Williams 45m out on the flank from the ensuing ball up. His kick is long but narrow to the right. (Q4 1:35)
Kelly snaps wide right from a ball up in the pocket 20m out. (Q4 3:01)
Another snap from the pocket falls on the fat side near the behind line for West Coast and again Waterman marks over the pack for the goal, four for him now. (Q4 4:26)
Oliver passes from the next centre bounce for Fritsch to mark in front of Rotham 45m out on a slight angle and stroke through a quality set shot. (Q4 6:07)
Waterman again beats McDonald in the air, lack of Lever is really biting in the Melbourne defence. The set shot from 40m out on a slight angle is through for his fifth! (Q4 12:52)
Ryan marks 40m out in front and shoots for what should be the sealer… it’s good! West Coast have been good for this lead all day and deserve the four points. (Q4 18:59)
McAdam grubbers into the far left post from the pocket 20m out. (Q4 21:02)
Cripps gets a garbage time goal that he has fully deserved for an excellent evening’s work. (Q4 27:53)

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