Blog log from R17 of 2017: Port Adelaide vs North Melbourne

Hibberd gives a handball straight to Trengove near the Port hotspot, he gives to Westhoff who snaps OOTF. (Q1 1:23)
Sam Gray is outside of a pack to catch a very short Ebert kick from a pack on the HFF, he turns and kicks the first goal from 30m. (Q1 2:53)
Nielson is pinged for HTB under a White tackle 20m out on the flank, bit red hot but technically there. White kicks truly. (Q1 7:08)
Hibberd is left sprawling on the turf after Wingard beats him with a hook lead to mark 40m out on a slight angle. Chad goals, Port has the jump. (Q1 10:18)
Polec speeds down the wing after the next centre bounce and passes to Wingard 40m out on the flank for another one. It’s already a procession. (Q1 12:25)
Mad scramble in a pack at the hotspot for North, two Port defenders gather but are stripped in tackles, the crumb falls to the square for Hrovat to goal. (Q1 13:50)
Ebert to Trengove for a missed snap after a stoppage 25m out on the flank. (Q1 17:20)
Westhoff marks an Ebert clearance from the wing to the HFF in front of Thompson, and has Sam Gray over the back for the quick pass to the square and easy goal. (Q1 18:53)
Ebert centres from the pocket to Powell-Pepper at the top of the square for another one. It is mostly one-way traffic early. (Q1 20:08)
Wingard sails through his third goal of Q1 with a snap from the hotspot, after a Mountford fumble under heavy pressure. (Q1 23:19)
Higgins volleys home a loose ball from the square after beating Pittard to the fall of a long ball from the HFF that clears their contest. (Q1 24:49)
Trengove marks at half forward and gives off to Hartlett who sends through a trademark howitzer from 50m on the flank for another one for Port. (Q1 25:47)
Swallow has a set shot after the QT siren from 35m on the flank but shanks it for no score. (Q1 32:24)
Nielson is out of position on a fast break and gives away an obvious free for front-on contact to Trengove 40m out on a slight angle. Trengove misses. (Q2 5:17)
Goldstein wins his own crumb while outnumbered on the wing, he gives inside to Gibson who feeds Shaun Atley to goal from the hotspot. (Q2 6:38)
Robbie Gray snaps wide from the HFF. (Q2 8:44)
Robbie Gray is pushed over by Nielson as he throws the boot at a loose ball at the hotspot, but he gets enough on it for the ball to roll for a goal. (Q2 12:43)
Brown takes a highly skilful mark with the left hand after beating Jonas 40m out on the flank for his first goal. (Q2 16:17)
Robbie Gray gets another chance for a snap from the pocket after smothering a Mullett handball, he gathers 15m out and checksides home. (Q2 17:43)
Dixon kicks from the wing to a hole at half forward, it’s weighted nicely for Polec to get there just ahead of two North defenders to mark 40m out on a slight angle and goal. (Q2 22:08)
Brown leaps over Austin to mark 40m out on the flank and boot his second goal.(Q2 26:03)
Robbie Gray catches a dithering Higgins HTB at the Port hotspot for a set shot after the HT siren… but misses. (Q2 30:03)
Robbie Gray leaves a big divot after diving to mark near the boundary 30m out. He misses. (Q3 1:05)
Impey breaks the lines with a run up the guts ahead of Nielson then a short pass to Powell-Pepper 40m out in front. SPP goals, just. (Q3 2:51)
Ebert snaps wide after a stoppage on the HFF. (Q3 7:16)
Atley gathers at the hotspot, rides a bump by Thomas and gives outside to Powell-Pepper who just misses from 20m on the flank. (Q3 8:45)
Dixon catches Hrovat HTB 40m out on a slight angle on the end of a period of frontal pressure by the Power. He passes to Westhoff 25m out on the flank, who goals. (Q3 13:52)
Ryder earns a free for Nielson getting in his back 40m out on a slight angle, but misses. (Q3 15:32)
Wines converts a set shot from half forward to continue the rout. (Q3 19:31)
Long ball down the flank for North, Polec spoils but it’s Brown who is there for the crumb, he fumbles and dropkicks it from 25m for a goal. (Q3 21:06)
McDonald leaps over Polec to mark near the hotspot, but hits the post. (Q3 23:51)
Sam Gray passes down the flank to Robbie Gray 30m out, who misses. (Q3 24:47)
Sam Gray is front and centre for a long ball to Trengove at the top of the square to kick off Q4 junk time with a goal. (Q4 1:37)
Garner snaps a goal from a stoppage at the top of the North goalsquare. (Q4 5:15)
Brown passes to Atley 20m out on the flank, he plays on and goals. (Q4 7:00)
Dixon takes a circus trick juggling mark in a battle with Thomas for an Ebert ball 30m out on a slight angle. He goals, first of his day. (Q4 8:01)
Trengove marks at the top of the square, the crowd gasps as he takes the set shot but it’s through even though it’s as ugly as the proverbial. (Q4 11:30)
Simpkin marks 40m out on a slight angle but hoofs it left. (Q4 13:45)
Wingard marks an errant Boak snap on the boundary 15m out but misses. (Q4 15:31)
Robbie Gray passes to Sam Gray 25m out on the flank who steers through his fourth goal. (Q4 19:00)
Wingard gives a Joe the Goose special to Trengove on the end of a possession chain through an open Port forward line. (Q4 24:50)
Ebert hits the post with a snap from a stoppage in the pocket. (Q4 25:42)
Robbie Gray misses a set shot from the hotspot in the last minute. (Q4 29:51)

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