Blog log from R16 of 2018: Port Adelaide vs St Kilda

Powell-Pepper to Wingard for the first centre clearance, Dixon stands in front of Austin to mark 45m out on a slight angle but he hooks it OOTF. (Q1 0:12)
Dixon contests a long Boner ball 20m out, the crumb falls to the pocket where Ryder roves, the big ruckman tries a Daicos special, it’s good for the first goal! (Q1 2:00)
Howard is caught HTB on the HBF, the play on to advantage results in a pass to Membrey 35m out on the flank but Membrey misses. (Q1 7:58)
Rockliff gets a holding free on Dunstan 45m out on the flank, he passes down the line to the lead of Watts 30m out, who steers through his first goal of the evening. (Q1 12:09)
Motlop passes to Robbie Gray 30m out in the pocket but for some reason Gray tries a pass back to Motlop, it doesn’t come off and the Saints rebound around the outer wing. (Q1 13:48)
On the end of that play, Newnes marks 35m out on the flank and hits the post. (Q1 14:10)
Dunstan misses everything with a snap from 45m in the corridor. (Q1 15:14)
Sinclair handballs from near the behind post to the square, Newnes’s boot and Powell-Pepper’s hand are there, ruled a behind off SPP. (Q1 17:34)
Motlop bounces around the outer wing and tries an outrageous banana on the run, it comes off as Westhoff marks 40m out on a slight angle for his first goal. (Q1 19:40)
Gray catches Joyce HTB 35m out on the flank but misses. (Q1 23:05)
Dunstan passes to the lead of McCartin deep in the pocket 25m out, who misses. (Q1 24:49)
Trengove passes to Polec 40m out on the flank on the back of a large number of repeat inside 50s due to frontal pressure. Polec hits the post (Q2 7:10)
Dixon marks in the pocket 20m out and misses. (Q2 9:04)
Robbie Gray juggles a mark between two Saints from a Clurey kick down the flank to 20m, but he also misses. (Q2 11:20)
Robbie Gray beats Geary to mark a long ball up the guts to 20m, he pokes this one straight. (Q2 13:35)
Thomas passes short to Watts 25m out on a slight angle, he also kicks truly. (Q2 15:25)
Wines crumbs his own contest in the pocket 20m out and gets a free for Joyce falling in his back, he’s had a quiet night so far under a tag and that goes wide. (Q2 18:16)
Houston intercepts then kicks across the backline but it sits up for Sinclair to spoil down for Armitage to gather and goal from 20m out! (Q2 20:35)
Armitage and Bonner go for a ground ball near the Saint hotspot, the ump sees a hold by Bonner, Armitage punches through his second goal in a minute! (Q2 22:15)
Westhoff marks near true CHF but hoofs that OOTF with a terrible shank. (Q2 25:22)
Boak snaps the first goal of Q3 from near the hotspot after Robbie Gray roves a pack, rides a tackle and gives to his captain streaming past. (Q3 1:06)
Westhoff roves a Dixon contest to a long Wingard kick near the behind post and gets past Austin to goal from the line. (Q3 2:41)
Motlop runs freely through midfield and hits Robbie Gray just outside the hotspot, who hits the post. (Q3 5:51)
Membrey is over the back on a fast rebound play to mark and run into the open goal. (Q3 7:31)
Longer dives in front of Robbie Gray to rush a Polec ball to the square. (Q3 10:38)
Watts sets up Boak for a snap from near CHF but that one goes wide. (Q3 13:08)
Dixon gathers on the HFF, fends off Austin and tries a Daicos special from the boundary 20m out but Geary gets back to rush it. (Q3 16:24)
Robbie Gray does a one-two with Polec at the hotspot but wobbles his snap wide. (Q3 16:53)
Powell-Pepper passes short to Wines 45m out on the flank, who gives off to Polec but no score results. (Q3 18:38)
Robbie Gray gives over the head to Westhoff who screws wide from hear the hotspot. (Q3 19:24)
Powell-Pepper goes long from the HFF to Dixon who draws a holding free on Gilbert 20m out in front, first goal for Charlie. (Q3 20:07)
Gresham passes to Dunstan to mark in front of Ebert 40m out on a slight angle, he converts the set shot. (Q3 22:22)
Powell-Pepper misses with a left-foot snap across the body from 40m on a slight angle. (Q4 1:18)
Polec kicks from a HBF to defensive hotspot but straight to Gresham who makes him pay with the goal. (Q4 2:54)
Motlop passes to Boak at the Port hotspot after both sides exchange turnovers between the arcs, who finishes with trademark quality. (Q4 6:44)
Bilings receives from Armitage outside a pack on the HFF, his snap pitches near the goalsquare and takes a fabulous off break between the posts! (Q4 9:44)
McCartin misses a snap from the HFF. (Q4 15:29)
Savage misses a snap from the HFF. (Q4 17:52)
Dixon marks an Ebert kick to the hotspot in front of an exhausted Austin, he goals in garbage time. (Q4 21:29)
Another long ball to the Port hotspot and another mark to Dixon, this time in a wrestle with Joyce, for his second goal. (Q4 22:44)
Newnes baulks on the wing after the next centre bounce and hits Armitage running from the centre to 40m in front. Armitage caps off a good night personally with a goal. (Q4 24:41)
Clurey goes long from midfield to the hotspot, yep again it’s Dixon who marks and boots his fourth goal, three coming in late Q4 junk time. (Q4 26:19)

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