Blog log from P2 of 2019: Port Adelaide vs North Melbourne

Campbell gets a ruck free at the first bounce, chaos ball favours Turner who baulks clear of Lienert and snaps across his body from the hotspot for the first goal. (Q1 0:46)
Robbie Gray gets a free for a hold by McKay 40m out on the flank after the Roos get in strife stuffing around with the footy on the rebound. He kicks truly for the first Port goal. (Q1 0:46)
Ryder gives silver service to Robbie Gray at a stoppage in the pocket, Gray does the rest off the right boot from 20m. (Q1 4:46)
Westhoff bounces a kick inside 50 towards Lycett who makes it look good with a nice pick up, twist and snap across the body from 30m on the flank for a goal. (Q1 9:32)
Dumont lowers his eyes at half forward and hits Ahern running forward to 40m on a slight angle. The goal umpire arches his back to watch the set shot sail over his peaked cap. (Q1 10:57)
Turner spoils a Byrne-Jones kick across half back, Roo forwards converge on the crumb, Brown’s handball is sharked by Clurey but Clurey is sharked by Ahern for the goal! (Q1 16:19)
Thomas is spoiled in the square by Clurey but the crumb falls to the goal line and Wood is first there with the toepoke, North hits the liead! (Q1 16:46)
North bosses the next centre clearance as well, Davies-Uniacke releases Hall to run free through CHF and bang through another one from 40m! (Q1 17:47)
Scott clears from the next centre bounce, Turner roves and snaps from 40m on a slight angle, that bounces through as well, the Joeys are on FIYAH! (Q1 20:18)
Wood’s inside 50 kick is at the bootlaces of Ziebell, the ball ricochets to Ahern who bounces through his third goal of Q1! North is going bang in a big way! (Q1 21:33)
Port gets the next centre clearance with Gray feeding Powell-Pepper for the kick, Rockliff marks 40m out on a slight angle and steers through a professional finish. (Q1 22:48)
Drew kicks around the key to Rockliff 45m out on the flank, Wright is pinged for encroachment to ensure the goal. (Q1 24:00)
Dumont gets caught HTB in a double tackle 40m out on the flank, Ebert takes the free and hooks it left. (Q1 26:18)
Robbie Gray passes to Powell-Pepper who plays on from 35m out on the flank and snaps truly. (Q1 28:04)
Polec receives outside a pack on the wing and tries a grubber from 50m on a slight angle, but it skids wide. (Q1 30:42)
Hall misses from a throw in in the pocket. (Q1 32:05)
Powell-Pepper passes to Byrne-Jones at the hotspot who swings through a goal after the QT siren. (Q1 34:01)
Ziebell roves and snaps a lovely goal from the flank 45m out after the Roos apply some frontal pressure. (Q2 1:30)
Butters marks the next centre clearance kick by Rockliff 45m out on a slight angle and it’s another perfect set shot, his first goal in teal. (Q2 3:21)
Rockliff feedfs Gray for the next centre clearance kick, Boak marks in front of Atley 45m out on the flank, plays on and it’s yet another quality finish! (Q2 4:36)
Scott converts a set shot from near the hotspot to restore the Kangaroo lead. (Q2 8:18)
Simpkin is pinged for some very soft contact on Rockliff after disposal, Marshall takes the charity free and goals from 25m on a slight angle. (Q2 9:46)
Robbie Gray beats Thompson to mark a long Duursma kick from midfield to 30m on a slight angle, but he misses. (Q2 12:17)
Thompson handballs to no one on the last line after a terrible McKay kick in, Butters butters up for Westhoff to snap truly from 10m in the pocket. (Q2 14:06)
Polec intercepts Duursma at half forward and has Higgins on his own 45m out on a slight angle, who misses. (Q2 15:17)
Ebert has two on him for a long ball to the hotspot, looked like an arm chop but no free, he handballs to space for Drew who volleys wide. (Q2 16:37)
North goes coast to coast around the outer wing, Larkey gives Brown a Joe the Goose special. (Q2 17:07)
Westhoff takes a speccy over Pittard on the HFF and plays on to pass to Drew 45m out in the corridor. The bloodnut kicks wide. (Q2 19:16)
Butters roves Westhoff and checksides carefully from 25m on a slight angle for a nice goal after good pack work on the wing by Lycett to pump back a kick in. (Q2 27:32)
Motlop is over the back for a Powell-Pepper pass for an easy goal from 20m after Port makes a flowing move around the outer wing. (Q3 2:22)
Westhoff marks at half forward within range but decides to give off to Bonner who hits Rockliff 45m out on a slight angle, he misses. (Q3 4:23)
Lycett to Rockliff at a stoppage on the wing, he feeds Westhoff for a pass to Lycett 30m out on the flank, the set shot starts straight but the wind blows it left. (Q3 9:28)
Davies-Uniacke turns the ball over at half back, Port works it through forward 50 with Motlop going across to Amon for the mark and goal from 30m on a slight angle. (Q3 11:08)
Brown marks leading to the flank 40m out, trots in slowly and misses left. (Q3 14:32)
Polec gets an OOTF free 50m out on the flank, the home crowd gets ready to boo but he shuts them up with a sensational finish, goal of the day! (Q3 15:23)
Scott hoofs through a set shot from 30m near the boundary. (Q3 22:08)
Higgins is late on the spoil on Pittard behind the centre, then gets overtaken running back to the mark and it’s a double 50 for encroachment, charity goal from the goal line. (Q3 24:17)
Butters passes short over traffic at half forward to Amon 40m out on the flank, who hits the post. (Q3 26:04)
Brown misses a set shot from 40m on a slight angle. (Q4 1:12)
Lycett clunks a pack mark in front of McKay 15m out in the pocket for an impressive goal. (Q4 4:02)
Watts converts a set shot from the hotspot, Port are winning this one. (Q4 13:32)
Butters kicks his third goal with a volley of a loose ball from 5m out. (Q4 16:39)
Higgins gets a set shot from near the hotspot for some junk. (Q4 22:03)
Campbell gets a ruck free on Westhoff, plus a 50m penalty and a second one because he beats the Hoff running to the mark, goal from the line. (Q4 23:38)
Hrovat gets a free and hands off to Higgins whose snap from 40m on a slight angle just falls the right side of the goal line. (Q4 24:51)
Higgins gives away a downfield free after Boak bombs long from half forward, Westhoff takes it near the behind post and checksides the goal. (Q4 26:28)
Ziebell gets a set shot from 40m on a slight angle and steers through another one in garbage time. (Q4 29:42)
Rockliff misses a quick snap from a pocket 20m out. (Q4 31:22)

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