Blog log from R12 of 2018: Fremantle vs Adelaide

Hamling spoils Walker behind the wing, Freo attacks around the boundary and somehow Walters has Banfield all on his own to waltz in for the first goal of the evening. (Q1 1:41)
Betts roves Jones and shoots out of a stoppage in the pocket and into the open goal for Adelaide’s opener. (Q1 6:01)
Poholke gathers on the wing, twists away from a Brayshaw tackle and hits Walker 45m out wide on the flank. Tex’s set shot drifts and is rushed. (Q1 7:47)
Ellis-Yolmen is pinged for a throw on the wing, kick by Sheridan goes to Ballantyne on the HFF who turns and runs to 35m but misses. (Q1 9:50)
Ballantyne marks again 45m out on a slight angle and goes back for the set shot this time… the goal umpire is motionless, nice finish. (Q1 11:07)
Cox gets a free for a hold by Talia 45m out on the flank, his set shot is another peach. (Q1 15:16)
Walters roves a pack on the HFF and gives to Sheridan who runs around the boundary and tries his luck from 40m… threads the needle! Freo’s goalkicking is exquisite early. (Q1 17:39)
Douglas passes to Fogarty who draws a contact free on Kersten near the boundary 45m out. His set shot is across the face and rushed. (Q1 20:15)
Milera passes to Jenkins at true CHF after Atkins spends an eternity under a tackle before disposing. Crowd didn’t like it, but Jenkins tries a pass that doesn’t work, no score. (Q1 21:17)
Seedsman snaps from a stoppage in the pocket but it drops on the line for Hamling to touch through. (Q1 22:17)
Brown misses Seedsman with a pass across half back, Tucker mops up and Seedsman catches him high 35m out on the flank, Tucker sails through another beautiful set shot. (Q1 25:32)
Jenkins sails through a booming snap from outside CHF to kick off Q2, to little reaction from a spalps Adelaide support in the stadium. (Q2 0:50)
Neale intercepts on the wing and goes to Langdon at true CHF, he passes wide to Ballantyne 45m out on the flank. Balla just misses. (Q2 3:14)
Atkins smothers Cerra and the ball falls in a big pack, Mackay gives to Douglas for a right-foot snap across the body from the hotspot, that one goes through. (Q2 5:29)
Betts misses a quick snap from the pocket. (Q2 7:23)
Langdon receives from Mundy after a stoppage but misses from 40m in front. (Q2 9:51)
Gibson picks up a loose footy in the pocket after a Jenkins contest at the hotspot and screws through a nice finish off the left boot from 20m. (Q2 11:41)
Jenkins marks a Crouch pass on the lead and bangs through another exquisite set shot from 50m on a slight angle to give the Crows an unlikely lead. (Q2 14:04)
Walker gets a contact free on Hamling 55m out on the flank and roosts a massive set shot for another one. Is there a magnet at that end of the ground? (Q2 17:31)
Giro passes across half forward to Tucker 40m out on a slight angle, but he misses. (Q2 19:19)
The Crows handball through half forward as they go coast to coast, ending with Walker feeding Betts for a left foot snap goal from 25m on a slight angle. (Q2 20:05)
Douglas bombs long from the next centre bounce, Betts roves but his screwing right foot snap from 30m on the flank drifts into the goalpost. (Q2 21:19)
Blakely rolls a kick from a pack on the boundary 15m out, it sits up for Talia to finger it through for a behind. (Q2 26:50)
Cox marks a long Cerra ball from the HFF to near the square over Jacobs for the first goal of Q3. (Q3 1:31)
Walker misses a set shot from wide on the HFF after marking a short Mackay pass. (Q3 3:39)
Cerra passes to Ballantyne at half forward within range, but he decides to pass to Sheridan 40m out on the flank. Sheridan’s set shot is weak and off Jacobs’ hands for a point. (Q3 5:16)
Matera is all on his own on the wing for a long Banfield ball from CHB, he bounces thrice down the flank and hits Cox in the square for the easy goal. (Q3 9:07)
Murphy snaps OOTF from a pack at the hotspot. (Q3 11:31)
Apeness marks on the wing and releases Walters for a gallop, he bounces twice but gets caught at the hotspot by a desperate chase from Doedee to prevent what looked a certain goal! (Q3 12:43)
Langdon runs into the open goal to get the lead back for Fremantle after marking a Walters ball from outside CHF in stride. (Q3 13:57)
Sheridan is over the back for a long ball to the square from the HFF by Neale, playing on after marking. (Q3 17:57)
Betts intercepts on the wing, has nothing on forward so tries a torpedo from near the point of the centre square… wobbles wide. (Q3 19:16)
Cox marks just inside 50m out on a slight angle, but his set shot is across the face. (Q3 24:27)
Banfield roves a Jones contest and snaps across his body off the left from 45m on a slight angle, but it bounces wide. (Q4 1:03)
The kick in doesn’t clear the HBF, Cox gives to Langdon who shoots wide from 45m on the flank. (Q4 1:34)
Jenkins marks on an attack around the wing and puts a long ball on the head of Blakely, Greenwood jumps on it to take a speccy 20m out and goals. (Q4 3:25)
Betts blind turns out of trouble at the hotspot but shoots wide off the left boot. (Q4 4:41)
Betts misses a low-percentage snap from the boundary 20m out. (Q4 6:39)
The kick in goes up the guts, Blakely to Apeness to Banfield who snaps from outside CHF, but it dribbles wide. (Q4 7:25)
Mudy roves a ball up on the wing and goes to Walters at CHF, he passes to Cox 25m out on a slight angle. Accuracy is the issue here… big Cox rams it home. (Q4 12:08)
Walker passes to Betts 30m out on a slight angle, but Eddie boots his sixth behind. (Q4 15:06)
Walker also misses with a snap from traffic 40m out on a slight angle. (Q4 16:25)
Another snap miss by the Crows, this one by Greenwood from half forward. (Q4 17:24)
Ball staying on the outer wing as the clock ticks towards 3:00 with two kicks the difference. (Q4 23:38)
Jones is spoiled on the wing, ball-in, 2:28 to go. (Q4 24:06)
Jones to Langdon, Talia spoils to the pocket, ball in on the Freo HFF but Walters drops Kelly to give away a free plus 50m, and a report! 2:14 to go. (Q4 24:49)
Murphy catches Cerra HTB 45m out near the boundary after a ball-in, he plays on and hits the top of the square, spoiled out for a ball-in, 1:31. (Q4 26:11)
Crouch roves and tries to give to Jenkins but the Freo defenders swarm, cleared to the HBF, throw in, 1:15. (Q4 26:38)
Ryan to Cerra at the stoppage for the rebound kick, Jones tackles Talia, ball up on the wing, 59 seconds. (Q4 27:25)
Langdon clears, ball in on centre wing, 46 seconds. (Q4 27:51)
Milera clears to the HFF, Fogarty soccers inside 50 but Eddie has too many on him, that’s repelled and that was the last chance. (Q4 28:10)
Fogarty passes to Poholke who marks 40m out in front, siren sounds to give Fremantle the win, Poholke goals to make the margin just a kick. (Q4 28:59)

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