Blog log from R13 of 2018: Port Adelaide vs Western Bulldogs

McLean kicks long from congestion on the wing, Gowers has a step on Clurey to mark 40m out on a slight angle but he misses the first attempt. (Q1 1:53)
Biggs shanks a rebound kick to Port players on the wing, Houston feeds Rockliff for the pass to Sam Gray 35m out on the flank. He misses. (Q1 7:13)
Williams plays on after the kick in but his kick is another horrible shank, Wingard can’t score but eventually Dixon marks 30m out on a slight angle for the first goal. (Q1 8:28)
Port dominates the next centre bounce, Pittard goes long to the hotspot, no mark but Marshall gets a holding free on Biggs, he hits the post. (Q1 10:32)
Another poor rebound kick to no one by Williams is turned over on the HBF, Marshall marks 40m out on a slight angle and misses again. (Q1 11:34)
Wines gives to Polec outside a pack, he lets fly from 50m on the boundary and slots a very nice goal. (Q1 13:38)
Wood is pinged for a push on Boak 45m out on the flank, but the Port captain doesn’t score. (Q1 14:58)
Boak gives to Wines for a snap goal from the top of the square after yet another turnover by foot coming out of defence by the Bulldogs. (Q1 16:13)
Biggs misses Trengove kicking across the backline, Trengove has to dump it to half back and it’s another turnover, eventually Thomas roves a SPP contest and goals from 20m. (Q1 20:14)
Trengove is pinged for a fairly obvious hold on Dixon at the top of the square, that’s another one. Start the Popemobile, this is a procession. (Q1 21:45)
Robbie Gray intercepts a Johannisen handball in traffic near the hotspot and gives to Thomas who misses. (Q1 23:41)
Williams is pinged for a block on Dixon 25m out on the flank just before the QT siren. Charlie shoots for three… no good. (Q1 28:20)
Dahlhaus gathers a Bontempelli inside 50 kick and gives to Schache who bounces a snap wide off his left from 40m in front. (Q2 0:10)
Richards kicks the first goal for the Bulldogs from a free kick from near the hotspot for contact by Wingard at a stoppage. (Q2 5:55)
Mad scramble at the Doggy hotspot with plenty of bodies tackling and smothering, Lipinski’s challenge produces a crumb for Bontempelli who snaps over the shoulder for a goal! (Q2 8:25)
Robbie Gray is behind a Dixon contest 30m out on the flank, almost loses the handle on the crumb but manages to grubber it through. (Q2 10:45)
Bontempelli passes to Honeychurch 35m out on a slight angle, he misses as the Dogs so often do from gettable set shots. (Q2 12:25)
Dixon feeds Robbie Gray in the pocket, he snaps from 20m just before a defender reaches him but it’s OOTF. (Q2 14:24)
Honeychurch goes long from the wing to Richards one out with Houston 30m out on the flank, Houston holds to give away the free and Richards boots his second goal! (Q2 15:22)
Williams picks up a bouncing Bontempelli give at half forward, breaks a tackle and shoots from 45m on a slight angle… wide right. (Q2 18:10)
Houston goes long from the BP under Wallis pressure but it’s straight into the breadbasket of Webb 45m out on a slight angle. But Webb shanks it OOTF. (Q2 19:55)
Sam Gray forces a turnover with some frontal pressure on Trengove and then Smith in the pocket, Westhoff roves and goes to Motlop for the easy goal from the square. (Q2 25:55)
Richards gets a set shot from 45m on the boundary and threads it with a sensational set shot, three for the quarter for the ginger ninja! (Q2 28:11)
Hunter spoils a Boak kick from the pocket to Motlop in the square for a behind. (Q2 31:33)
Byrne-Jones goes long from outside CHF to Dixon who draws a slightly soft holding free on Trengove 15m out on the flank. Dixon kicks after the HT siren, and makes no mistake. (Q2 33:11)
Wallis beats Howard to mark a high Bontempelli clearance kick from a stoppage at half forward to the hotspot for the first goal of Q3. (Q3 0:54)
Bontempelli roves a Hunter contest to a Schache long ball that drops to the pocket, he misses off the left boot from 15m. (Q3 3:54)
Boak gives to Polec on the boundary 40m out, about the same spot he kicked one in the first quarter, and Jared repeats the dose off his left foot! (Q3 6:32)
Robbie Gray intercepts at a secondary stoppage in the centre, Wingard receives from Sam Gray and goes long to the square from outside CHF, Westhoff marks and goals in stride! (Q3 7:53)
Westhoff stands tall in front of Johannisen to marks a long ball to 30m on the flank, but he tries a pass to Robbie Gray that doesn’t come off, no score. (Q3 9:38)
Rockliff snaps a goal from a stoppage at half forward. This quarter has started like Q1, Port has regained full control. (Q3 12:23)
Westhoff marks in front of Williams 30m out on the flank after Williams turned the ball over by foot. He goals, Port on the ski ramp and schussing away. (Q3 14:48)
Schache takes a contested grab in front of Clurey 30m out on a slight angle for a rare Doggy goal. (Q3 16:05)
Wallis marks over Bonner from a Lipinski kick from wing to 30m out on a slight angle for his second goal. (Q3 19:22)
Westhoff marks a Rockliff pass on the boundary 40m and tries another pass, this one works a bit luckily as Boak gets a free for Boyd contact 20m out… but Boak hits the post. (Q3 21:26)
Thomas passes from half forward to Westhoff 30m out on a slight angle, this one he shoots on goal but it’s wide. (Q3 22:51)
Dixon crumbs his own contest to a centring Thomas ball and gives to Boak for the goal from 15m in front. (Q3 24:41)
Howard falls into the back of Gowers to give away a free in a pack 35m out on the boundary, Gowers shoots across the face. (Q3 26:23)
Dixon gathers a long Marshall ball to the pocket, baulks clear but screws a rather easy snap into the post from 15m. (Q3 27:16)
McLean gives to Bontempelli for a snap off a step from near the hotspot for a goal. (Q3 28:10)
Robbie Gray gives outside a pack at half forward to Wingard who goes to Rockliff in the square for another one for Port. (Q3 29:55)
Ryder boots the first goal of Q4 junk time. (Q4 4:05)
Wines misses from the left boot at a stoppage 30m out on a slight angle. (Q4 4:38)
Gowers kicks a goal from a snap outside CHF, to little reaction. (Q4 5:59)
Robbie Gray snaps his second goal from traffic at the hotspot after a feed by Ebert. (Q4 7:38)
Johannisen passes to McLean 35m out on the flank to mark behind Sam Gray, he kicks straight. (Q4 9:23)
Wines gives to Rockliff for a miss from near the boundary 30m out. (Q4 10:53)
Robbie Gray misses after a mark near the boundary 35m out. (Q4 12:11)
Robbie Gray marks a Houston ball from midfield to 35m out on the flank in front of Trengove for his third. (Q4 13:19)
Sam Gray flies over Daniel to take a speccy in the square from a speculator by Polec from the HFF for a champagne footy goal. (Q4 18:38)
Richards roves on the HFF and goes over Pittard to Lipinski 20m out in the opposite pocket. Lipinski makes no mistake. (Q4 20:08)
Houston intercepts a Hunter dump kick 50m out on a slight angle from the Port goals, the crowd shouts at him to have a go and he does for a nice goal! (Q4 22:53)
Rockliff marks a Powell-Pepper pass from the wing to 35m out on a slight angle over Hunter, he boots his third goal in the second half. (Q4 29:23)

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