Blog log from P2 of 2018: Port Adelaide vs Adelaide

Sloane goes long from the HFF to the top of the square, two Power defenders there but McGovern draws a free for hands in the back by Clurey for the first goal. (Q1 2:22)
Douglas tackles Sam Gray without the footy in the pocket, 50m penalty against Hartigan ensures the goal from the line. (Q1 5:12)
Pittard turns the ball over with an aimless kick to the wing, Fogarty marks 50m out on the flank and sails a lovely set shot over the pack on the goal line. (Q1 8:19)
Lynch passes from a pack in midfield to Fogarty just inside 50m on a slight angle. He starts it right again, and again the ball swings inside the right goalpost! (Q1 11:29)
Fogarty marks again in front of Jonas from a quick Amon ball from midfield, but this one from the hotspot starts left and goes further left. (Q1 14:21)
Talia kicks across the backline to Gibson who doesn’t realise Robbie Gray is closing, he plays on but Gray smothers and butters up for the open goal. (Q1 16:08)
Wines passes to Sam Gray who marks before getting flattened by Talia with a raised arm 20m out in the pocket. Gray tries a pass that doesn’t work. (Q1 20:23)
Jacobs passes short and hard to Lynch 40m out on a slight angle, who uses the crosswind to perfection for his first goal. (Q1 22:38)
Watts shoves off Hartigan and gathers a bouncing ball on the HFF, looks inside then goes himself from 40m… it’s good. (Q1 25:03)
Robbie Gray marks 40m out on the flank on the end of a quick Port rebound, but he misses. (Q1 28:05)
Gibbs bounces through midfield and shoots on the run from 55m on a slight angle to an empty square… bounces through. (Q2 3:03)
Watts catches a touched ball 30m out on the flank and snaps off the left boot quickly… that one bounces through as well. (Q2 5:51)
Bonner passes to the lead of Watts ahead of Hartigan 45m out on the flank. Tricky breeze to kick into… tries a pass that doesn’t work. (Q2 7:33)
Lynch links up in midfield for a pass to Murphy 40m out on a slight angle. Murphy misses. (Q2 10:01)
Betts marks a Laird ball on the HFF and gives off to Atkins who hits the post from 50m. (Q2 11:03)
Barry misses a rather east set shot from the hotspot after a mark. (Q2 15:35)
Betts feeds Atkins again, this one is from the hotspot with a moment to steady and he screws it home off the left. (Q2 19:13)
Jenkins passes to Fogarty 40m out on the flank, who boots his third goal with style. (Q2 23:03)
Fogarty provides a contest to a Laird ball to the hotspot, Seedsman’s snap is smothered but it bounces up for Sloane to gather and goal. (Q2 28:38)
Wingard scores the first goal of Q3 with a snap from CHF after a feed forward of a pack on the wing by Byrne-Jones. (Q3 2:36)
Seedsman flies in front of Watts to mark in relief at the Port hotspot but is called to play on then stumbles, Watts catches him HTB and goals. (Q3 6:51)
Mackay chases a ground ball in the Port FP but only succeeds in toeing it OOTF next to the behind post. Wingard takes the free and screws it home. (Q3 8:54)
Watts stands tall in front of Hartigan to juggle a strong mark at the hotspot after Bonner starts an attack from a pack on the wing. He boots goal number four. (Q3 10:36)
Chain of handballs at half forward for Adelaide, Matt Crouch gives to Gibbs who chips the goal from 30m on a slight angle. (Q3 11:51)
Hampton gives to Betts who shoots across the face off a step from 30m in the pocket. (Q3 15:24)
Port gets a rebound around the outer side, Power players running in a convoy to the HFF, Barry goes over the Adelaide defence to Sam Gray in the square for the goal. (Q3 16:37)
Watts gives to Wines for a snap off a step from the hotspot but it’s OOTF. (Q3 23:24)
Neade passes to Dixon at the hotspot who boots his first goal, Port hits the lead in front of a baying home crowd. (Q3 27:52)
Watts marks near the boundary 40m out and shoots for goal number five… sensational drop punt from a difficult angle with a tricky breeze! (Q4 2:30)
Clurey is pinged for a throw at CHB, Murphy plays on to Gibson who goals from 20m. (Q4 6:45)
Crouch centres to Mackay at CHF, he goes back for the set shot but hooks it and doesn’t score. (Q4 9:15)
Hapmton has a hectare to run up the guts, he shoots from 55m… drifts wide. (Q4 11:15)
Sam Gray roves an Ebert contest on the wing, runs around the boundary and goes long for Watts to mark in front of Hartigan 20m out for goal number six. (Q4 13:01)
Ryder and Doedee fight for a ground ball in the pocket, Ryder pushes off Laird and grubbers a Daicos special from 20m! (Q4 15:12)
Ellis-Yolmen feeds Atkins after a stoppage near the hotspot, he snaps a wobbling torpedo that falls in. (Q4 17:58)
Chain of handballs by Port around the outer HFF, Watts gives a Joe the Goose to Howard for the goal. (Q4 21:16)
Ellis-Yolmen tries his luck with a running snap from the HFF, but shoots OOTF. (Q4 25:00)
Watts goes short to Westhoff with Doedee providing little resistance at the hotspot. The Hoff goals to seal the deal. (Q4 26:16)
Robbie Gray roves, baulks, shoots and goals from a stoppage at half forward to give the home fans more to cheer about. (Q4 27:46)

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