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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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Naitanui and Priddis on fire for the Eagles that quarter.

Looking like a long afternoon for the Bombers, Joe Daniher playing well pushing up the ground.

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

QUARTER TIME

GOAL EAGLES

More sloppy play out of defence from the Bombers and Josh Kennedy kicks a ripping goal from 50 out on the boundary after the siren.

WEST COAST 47
ESSENDON 10

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

BEHIND EAGLES

Methodical build-up from the Eagles finishes with Priddis to Kennedy to Yeo who misses the set shot.

WEST COAST 41
ESSENDON 10

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

BEHIND EAGLES

Anthony McDonald-Tipungwuti turns it over but Shuey misses the set shot after the intercept mark.

WEST COAST 40
ESSENDON 10

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

BEHIND EAGLES

Naitanui continues to dominate, taking it out of the ruck and kicking forward where Josh Kennedy wins a free kick for a good tackle, however misses the snapped set shot from the boundary.

WEST COAST 39
ESSENDON 10

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

GOAL BOMBERS

A nice chain of play from the Bombers with Joe Daniher kicking a great ball inside 50 for Mark Jamar who outmarks Naitanui and goals.

WEST COAST 38
ESSENDON 10

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

BEHIND BOMBERS

Kick inside 50 gets rushed through.

WEST COAST 38
ESSENDON 4

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

GOAL EAGLES

Another back half turnover from the Bombers, this time from Gwilt, and Jack Darling is the beneficiary.

WEST COAST 38
ESSENDON 3

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

BEHIND EAGLES

Lycett marks and kicks to a contest where Naitanui wins a free kick but hits the post with the resultant shot.

WEST COAST 32
ESSENDON 3

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

GOAL EAGLES

Yeo leads up and marks then finds Shuey with a long kick inside 50. Shuey slots it from 45 out.

WEST COAST 31
ESSENDON 3

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

BEHIND BOMBERS

James Kelly has a crack from the boundary but misses.

WEST COAST 25
ESSENDON 3

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

Eagles dominating out of the centre so far with Naitanui providing perfect service to the mids.

WEST COAST 25
ESSENDON 2

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

GOAL EAGLES

Eagles go coast-to-coast with ease and Lycett finishes with a set shot from directly in front.

WEST COAST 25
ESSENDON 2

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

BEHIND BOMBERS

McGovern spills an easy intercept mark in the back line but Kommer misses the snapped opportunity.

WEST COAST 19
ESSENDON 2

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

GOAL EAGLES

Contested footy in the Eagles forward line leads to Priddis gathering and snapping truly.

WEST COAST 19
ESSENDON 1

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

BEHIND BOMBERS

A nice contest from Daniher which new recruit Stokes roves nicely and hands off to Zaharakis who misses.

WEST COAST 13
ESSENDON 1

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

GOAL EAGLES

Josh Hill has 2 in a matter of seconds following another great Naitanui tap in the middle, this time to Priddis.

WEST COAST 13
ESSENDON 0

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

GOAL EAGLES

The game gets underway with a fantastic Naitanui tap to Shuey, leading to a forward entry and behind to the Eagles. The Bombers then turned it over to Josh Hill who kicks a goal from the pocket.

WEST COAST 7
ESSENDON 0

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

Shannon Hurn wins the toss for the Eagles and they will kick to the right of screen.

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

Final changes to the squads:

WEST COAST
Out: Dom Sheed, Fraser McInnes

ESSENDON
Out: Jason Ashby, Will Hams

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

The AFL’s heat policy is in play for this game due to temperatures in the high 30’s.

As a result, both teams will be allowed 25 players.

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

G’day guys, welcome to The Roar’s coverage of the final match of NAB Challenge 2016: West Coast Eagles vs Essendon Bombers!

Opening bounce is not too far away.

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

That’s about it for this weekend of pre-season footy!

Hope everyone has enjoyed the coverage and make sure to join The Roar for more live commentary next week, beginning with Thursday night’s clash between the West Coast Eagles and Gold Coast Suns!

Once again the final score:

FREMANTLE:1.9.6 69
ADELAIDE: 0.8.19 67

Thanks guys

Fremantle Dockers vs Adelaide Crows highlights: AFL scores, blog, result

Quick Dockers notes:

After a quiet first half Matt Taberner showed some promising signs as the lone key forward with Matthew Pavlich off the ground. He finished with 2 goals but could have had 4 if not for two disastrous shots late in the 3rd quarter.

Tommy Sheridan gathered 28 disposals at 89% efficiency off half back, while Lachie Weller provided good forward pressure.

Connor Blakely showed some flashes, finishing with 8 contested possessions, 3 clearances, and 4 tackles.

The Dockers will need to clean up their kicking before the regular season starts, particularly their entries into the forward half that produced only 5 marks inside 50.

Fremantle Dockers vs Adelaide Crows highlights: AFL scores, blog, result

Quick Crows notes:

The defence was solid all day, although Fremantle’s forward line was hardly dynamic.

Tom Lynch didn’t have as much of an impact in the second half after being close to best on ground in the first half.

Paul Seedsman got more involved as the game went on, while Troy Menzel was quiet all match.

Wayne Milera didn’t get a lot of ball but looked good and generally used it well when he did.

Rory Laird continued his strong play from last season, with 29 disposals at 89% efficiency.

Fremantle Dockers vs Adelaide Crows highlights: AFL scores, blog, result