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Blog log from R5 of 2015: Adelaide vs Port Adelaide

Blog log for Adelaide vs Port Adelaide, R5 of 2015

Ebert snaps a behind to kick us off, from heavy traffic at 50m on a slight angle. (Q1 1:32)
Smith misses an unlikely snap from 60m on the flank. (Q1 2:52)
Jonas gets a smidge late to Betts after he marks a Dangerfield ball 60m out in the corridor and gives away a 50m penalty for the first goal. (Q1 4:02)
Smith goes long from the centre square to the goalsquare where Betts outjudges Jonas to mark and goal. (Q1 6:31)
Schulz marks in front of Cheney at 35m on the flank. He goals. (Q1 8:19)
After a turnover forced on the wing and a switch, Mitchell passes to Hartlett at 45m on the flank. Hamish clunks the goal. (Q1 11:48)
Cheney is pinged for a block off a contest at the hotspot. Schulz takes the free and makes no mistake. (Q1 15:22)
Mackay is on his own with an acre to run into on the HFF, he bounces and reaches 40m, steadies and misses badly. Sums up his career, really. (Q1 21:48)
Dangerfield fends off Boak on the wing and it’s off to the races, two bounces at breakneck speed then a snap from 40m on a slight angle… wide. (Q1 23:07)
Port goes coast to coast from the kick in ending with Wingard rising in front of Brown to mark at 40m on the flank. Chad doesn’t score. (Q1 23:19)
Gray plays on to advantage after a free to Schulz on the HFF where his man had gone to the contest, he gathers the loose ball and runs into the open goal. (Q1 25:19)
Gray fumbles 20m out but has time to regather and give to Boak who piles on the pain for the Crows with another goal. (Q1 27:19)
Ryder marks on the HFF and sends a high ball to the top of the square where Westhoff rises behind Kelly to mark with ease, play on and goal to start Q2. (Q2 0:28)
Henderson gives to Jaensch who has a flying snap from 55m on the flank… hits the post. (Q2 5:41)
Lynch passes to Betts on the lead in front of Jonas on a good rebound around the outer wing. Betts lines up from 35m on the flank, but misses badly. (Q2 8:00)
Mitchell drops a difficult mark running with the flight but butters up despite Jacobs pressure to hit Schulz at 30m on the flank. Schulz goal, of course. (Q2 10:12)
Betts marks at 45m on the boundary and sprays it way OOTF. Crows’ goalkicking has been woeful and is getting worse. (Q2 11:57)
Betts marks on his own in the pocket 30m out, runs down the boundary line looking for an option inside and can’t see it, goes himself from 15m… shaves the goalpost. (Q2 15:27)
Pittard’s desperate lunge puts Lynch off a snap from 25m on a slight angle with a Crow teammate screaming for a give. The kick dribbles out in the pocket. (Q2 17:43)
Walker is paid a slightly lucky free for a block at 40m on a slight angle after Sloane mows down Young on the HBF to force a turnover. Tex misses, disappointingly. (Q2 19:58)
Ellis-Yolmen has a quick snap around the body from 30m on the flank after a stoppage come off hands for a behind. (Q2 23:43)
Lynch pokes a short pass from heavy traffic to Walker at the hotspot, with Carlile two steps behind. Tex goals. (Q2 24:07)
The play has been in the Crows’ half for the last five minutes, so that’s some reward at least. (Q2 24:43)
Ebert gives to Wingard on a fast break from congestion on the wing, Wingard settles over the running snap at 40m on a slight angle and steers it through. (Q2 26:03)
All that hard work by Adelaide goes up in a puff of Chadly smoke. (Q2 26:23)
Brown clears with a long kick from the centre after a feed by Ellis-Yolmen, Betts crumbs his own contest and tries a low percentage snap from the boundary 30m out… and goals! (Q2 27:44)
Low percentage when blokes not named Eddie Betts have the bal… (Q2 27:59)
White runs to the HFF after the next centre bounce and shoots from 50m… OOTF. (Q2 27:59)
White passes to Ryder in front of Kelly on the boundary 40m out after the first centre bounce of Q3. He threads the needle to make it very tough for Adelaide! (Q3 0:45)
Betts roves a chaos ball by Lynch to 35m out on a slight angle, baulks between two Power defenders to a patch of open grass and snaps instinctively… it bounces through! (Q3 2:33)
Jonas spoils a long Douglas ball to the top of the square but it bounces straight to Lynch who tries a checkside from 25m on a slight angle… it works! (Q3 4:48)
Henderson passes to Jenkins to mark on the lead in front of Trengove at 50m on the flank. Jenkins, who has done bugger all so far this evening, clunks the set shot for the goal! (Q3 6:00)
Crows forwards have suddenly kicked straight thrice in succession. (Q3 6:36)
Schulz outpoints Cheney all ends up to mark a long ball to the square unopposed and boots his fourth goal. (Q3 8:30)
Schulz goes to ground a bit easily under a Cheney tackle at 35m on the flank and is paid a soft free for in the back. He misses. (Q3 11:34)
Boak plays on after marking at 55m on the flank but misses. (Q3 12:53)
Cameron has three acres to run into down the wing with only Hombsch chasing, he has Betts calling for it inside but dithers too long and is pinged for running too far. (Q3 14:04)
Walker bounces through a behind from a snap from 45m on a slight angle. (Q3 14:34)
Hartlett grubbers a goal from beside the goal square after the Power handball their way from congestion from the HFF, with the final goal assist give from Mitchell. (Q3 17:34)
Betts juggles a mark at 40m on a slight angle and boots his fifth major. He’s the focal point of the forward line with the Crow talls well held. (Q3 19:05)
Ryder roves and snaps truly from 25m on a slight angle, a despairing lunge at his boot by Laird causes a video review but it is upheld. (Q3 20:35)
Hartlett marks on the HFF, baulks a man cold and shoots from 40m… just wide. (Q3 22:44)
Smith misses a long range snap. (Q3 24:11)
Walker marks in front of Trengove at 45m in the corridor and roosts a trademark set shot for a goal. (Q3 25:15)
Lynch misses a shot on the run from 40m near the boundary. (Q3 27:16)
Boak chases a long ball to space in the pocket ahead of Brown but misses the running checkside from 20m. (Q3 28:37)
Thompson makes things interesting with the first goal of Q4 to set up what could yet another Q4 fadeout by the Power. (Q4 4:11)
Boak goes long to the square where Westhoff is one out with Kelly, Westhoff goes to ground and the ump pays a free for front-on contact. He gives to Mitchell for the goal. (Q4 4:55)
The home Crow crowd didn’t like that decision, and it was contentious. (Q4 5:10)
Mitchell roves the next Westhoff contest to an Ebert centre clearance kick at 30m on a slight angle and throws it on the boot… it wobbles just inside the left goalpost! (Q4 5:38)
Jenkins is the receiver for a handball by Lynch after a hard ball get at 30m, he runs into the open goal. (Q4 8:40)
Betts does a one-two in the pocket and tries a Daicos special from 20m on the run… but it doesn’t take the leg break he needs and dribbles across the face. (Q4 11:12)
Ryder rises in front of Jacobs and marks 25m out on a slight angle and boots another goal, to cement his dominance in that battle this evening. (Q4 13:56)
Thompson tries to repeat the dose from earlier in the quarter with an unlikely snap from the boundary off his right boot from 40m after a stoppage… and screws it in! (Q4 15:23)
Port rebounds up the guts with Boak going long to Schulz who clunks a one-grabber in front of the hapless Cheney at 20m on the flank. He goals. Almost home, the Power! (Q4 18:19)
Gray marks a Wingard ball to the square behind Jaensch and gives a Joe the Goose to Westhoff for what must be the sealing goal, with 7:13 to go. (Q4 22:32)
Dangerfield sprays a very low percentage snap from the boundary 35m out under pressure OOTF. The small amount of Port fans nearby give him a Bronxie. (Q4 26:13)
Wingard puts his head over the ball and wins a free on Brown at 40m on the flank. He steers through the goal to kick off 3:37 of junk time. (Q4 27:57)
Lynch gets a free for being legged by Young at 45m in the corridor and steers through a meaningless goal. (Q4 32:26)

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