Yeo tries to con­sole run­ner

Sunday Tasmanian - - SPORT - BRADEN QUARTERMAINE

WEST Coast star El­liot Yeo has moved to ease the an­guish of heart­bro­ken Colling­wood run­ner Alex Wood­ward over his role in Yeo’s crit­i­cal goal in last week­end’s Grand Fi­nal.

Yeo’s mark and set-shot goal en­ter­ing time-on of the third quar­ter put the Ea­gles in front for the first time since the open­ing min­utes of the match, eras­ing a 29-point deficit.

West Coast went on to win by five points, and a shat­tered Wood­ward was in tears as he was con­soled by Mag­pies coach Nathan Buck­ley af­ter the match.

Wood­ward be­came en­tan­gled with Colling­wood’s Jai­dyn Stephen­son as Yeo chopped off a pass from Tay­lor Adams in the Mag­pies’ de­fen-

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