West Coastline ahead Josh Kennedy gave Eagles enthusiasts anything to cheer about on a disastrous evening just after kicking his 700th job objective.
Amid a mauling from the Tigers, Kennedy gave the thinning Optus Stadium crowd a reason to see out the ultimate expression even with the margin developing over and above 3 figures.
Of his 700, just 11 ended up kicked at his 1st club, Carlton, with the 689 that adopted all in blue and gold for West Coast – together with four versus Richmond on Friday night time.
Already the club’s all-time major target scorer, Kennedy grew to become the 1st Eagles participant to reach the milestone, drawing level with Fremantle legend Matthew Pavlich to tie for equivalent 25th on the all-time AFL record checklist.
COUNTDOWN TO KENNEDY’S 700
697: Kennedy touched the soccer just when in the first expression but designed his existence felt to start out the 2nd 50 %.
The 34-year-outdated took a good contested grab off the boot of Xaiver O’Neill right before heading again and kicking definitely to give the Eagles the perfect start off.
698: The umpire gave Kennedy the profit of the doubt, regardless of providing Richmond’s Noah Balta a nudge under the footy.
Snapping all over his physique on his non-most well-liked boot, Kennedy’s 2nd of the night sailed by without the need of fault.
699: Kennedy kicked the penultimate objective at the 4-moment mark of the remaining expression.
On the again of yet another strong contested seize in a pack, the two-time Coleman medallist notched up objective 699 to get the Eagles back to less than a 100-position deficit.
700: It took till the 22-minute mark but Kennedy strike 700 – to rapturous applause.
Regardless of the club’s thrashing, Eagles enthusiasts gave their winner forward the respect he deserves.
A cheer rung out across Optus Stadium, with the remaining supporters supplying Kennedy a standing ovation.