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Tips and thoughts: AFL Round 18

Another round of AFL, another five out of nine. Let’s see if we can’t break that streak (hopefully in a positive manner) this week. Friday 19th July Adelaide vs Essendon 7:50pm at Adelaide Oval Both Adelaide and Essendon now control their own finals destinies. A win in this game would make a spot in the […]

Tips and thoughts: AFL Round 16

We were kept to a middling five out of nine last week thanks to a few upsets ranging from the unsurprising (hello Port Adelaide) to the truly shocking (Carlton!). Let’s get to thoughts for Round 16. Friday, 5 July Hawthorn vs Collingwood 7.50pm at the MCG Well, I guess Collingwood could play worse. A week […]

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GOAL EAGLES

Shocking turnover from ex-Swan Craig Bird with Jackson Nelson cutting off a handball and executing a quick one-two with LeCras for a goal.

WEST COAST 97
ESSENDON 26

West Coast Eagles vs Essendon Bombers highlights: Eagles take triple-figure win

GOAL EAGLES

LeCras and Shuey link up with Shuey finding Yeo inside 50 and Yeo slots the goal. Essendon defenders off the pace in that passage.

WEST COAST 91
ESSENDON 26

West Coast Eagles vs Essendon Bombers highlights: Eagles take triple-figure win

BEHIND BOMBERS

Rare centre clearance for Essendon resulting in a Grimley miss from 50m out.

WEST COAST 85
ESSENDON 26

West Coast Eagles vs Essendon Bombers highlights: Eagles take triple-figure win

Second half about to begin.

WEST COAST 85
ESSENDON 25

West Coast Eagles vs Essendon Bombers highlights: Eagles take triple-figure win

Daniher has 235 metres gained, 3rd most for the match so far, further highlighting how he is using the ball through the middle of the ground and launching many of the Bombers forays inside 50.

West Coast Eagles vs Essendon Bombers highlights: Eagles take triple-figure win

Nice tidbit from AFL.com.au: West Coast’s 85 points is the highest score in the first half of a NAB Challenge game since 2014.

West Coast Eagles vs Essendon Bombers highlights: Eagles take triple-figure win

For the Bombers:

Daniher: 10 disposals, 3 marks (1 contested), 5 inside 50s, 2 behinds. Pushing a lot further up the ground than we’ve seen from him in the past and covering a ton of ground.

Baguley: 11 disposals at 82%, 4 marks, 3 tackles, 3 rebound 50s

McDonald-Tipungwuti: 10 touches at 80%, 6 marks, marred by a couple of ordinary clangers in the first quarter

West Coast Eagles vs Essendon Bombers highlights: Eagles take triple-figure win

Halftime stats:

Priddis: 16 disposals (8 contested), 75% DE, 4 clearances, 4 tackles, 1 goal, 1 assist

Kennedy: 10 touches at 80% efficiency, 6 marks (3 inside 50), 2 goals, 1 assist

Naitanui: Only 5 disposals but extremely influential with 16 hitouts, sparking the Eagles 17-13 advantage in clearances (8-4 in centre clearances)

West Coast Eagles vs Essendon Bombers highlights: Eagles take triple-figure win

Better quarter for the Bombers, but consistent break downs at half-forward have cost them more scoring opportunities.

Eagles have been clinical, using the ball at over 80% efficiency for most that quarter.

WEST COAST 85
ESSENDON 25

West Coast Eagles vs Essendon Bombers highlights: Eagles take triple-figure win

HALF TIME

GOAL EAGLES

McGovern wins a free kick against Mitch Brown and kicks his second on the stroke of halftime.

WEST COAST 85
ESSENDON 25

West Coast Eagles vs Essendon Bombers highlights: Eagles take triple-figure win

GOAL BOMBERS

Nice hands from McDonald-Tipungwuti leads to a mark and goal for Sam Grimley from 50m out.

WEST COAST 79
ESSENDON 25

West Coast Eagles vs Essendon Bombers highlights: Eagles take triple-figure win

Great tackle from Baguley on Cripps saves a likely Eagles goal.

WEST COAST 79
ESSENDON 19

West Coast Eagles vs Essendon Bombers highlights: Eagles take triple-figure win

GOAL EAGLES

McGovern playing up forward now takes a nice overhead mark and goals after a good kick inside 50 from Kennedy.

WEST COAST 79
ESSENDON 19

West Coast Eagles vs Essendon Bombers highlights: Eagles take triple-figure win

GOAL EAGLES

An over-matched Fantasia can’t help pushing a leading Darling in the back. Darling goes back and slots the resultant free kick.

WEST COAST 73
ESSENDON 19

West Coast Eagles vs Essendon Bombers highlights: Eagles take triple-figure win

GOAL EAGLES

Wow can Naitanui play! Big contested mark at half-back, lands on his feet and takes off, eventually leading to a LeCras mark and goal.

WEST COAST 67
ESSENDON 19

West Coast Eagles vs Essendon Bombers highlights: Eagles take triple-figure win

BEHIND EAGLES

Essendon really struggling at their half-forward line, another turnover results in an Eagles shot at goal but Bennell misses.

WEST COAST 61
ESSENDON 19

West Coast Eagles vs Essendon Bombers highlights: Eagles take triple-figure win

BEHIND BOMBERS

Zach Merrett has a quick shot but misses.

WEST COAST 60
ESSENDON 19

West Coast Eagles vs Essendon Bombers highlights: Eagles take triple-figure win

Adam Cooney has absolutely butchered his last 3-4 kicks.

WEST COAST 60
ESSENDON 18

West Coast Eagles vs Essendon Bombers highlights: Eagles take triple-figure win

GOAL EAGES

Gaff toe pokes one through from the goal line after a couple of fumbles from the Bombers defenders. Dangerous tap towards goal from Naitanui sets it up.

WEST COAST 60
ESSENDON 18

West Coast Eagles vs Essendon Bombers highlights: Eagles take triple-figure win

GOAL BOMBERS

Some ugly attacking results in a nice snap from McKernan. Forward pressure was good for the Bombers there.

WEST COAST 54
ESSENDON 18

West Coast Eagles vs Essendon Bombers highlights: Eagles take triple-figure win

BEHIND EAGLES

Rushed through by the Bombers as they are under pressure down back.

WEST COAST 54
ESSENDON 12

West Coast Eagles vs Essendon Bombers highlights: Eagles take triple-figure win

BEHIND BOMBERS

Daniher launches another shot that misses. By far the best Essendon player out there right now.

WEST COAST 53
ESSENDON 12

West Coast Eagles vs Essendon Bombers highlights: Eagles take triple-figure win

GOAL EAGLES

Kennedy slots another one after the Eagles go forward following a bad turnover from Brendon Goddard. Goddard tried to get a cheap hand off but was tackled immediately.

WEST COAST 53
ESSENDON 11

West Coast Eagles vs Essendon Bombers highlights: Eagles take triple-figure win

BEHIND BOMBERS

Joe Daniher launches a massive kick after running through the middle but misses.

WEST COAST 47
ESSENDON 11

West Coast Eagles vs Essendon Bombers highlights: Eagles take triple-figure win

Eagles have taken an unreal 9 marks inside 50 from 14 entries.

West Coast Eagles vs Essendon Bombers highlights: Eagles take triple-figure win