Blog log from R15 of 2015: Port Adelaide vs Collingwood

Gray is all on his own for a Boak ball to the top of the square, Lobbe blocks for him to mark easily and boot the first major. (Q1 2:08)
Clurey delivers a hard, low ball between two Pies to Amon at 45m on the flank. Amon’s set shot drops in the square and is rushed. (Q1 5:03)
Impey roves a smothered Monfries ball near the hotspot and performs a lovely left foot step to baulk two chasing Pies off his scent, then he checksides a goal! (Q1 8:01)
Gray sharks a Sidebottom handball on the HFF and pokes a pass down the line to Wingard 35m out. Chad misses. (Q1 10:13)
Westhoff has space and time after receiving behind a stoppage in the pocket, his right foot snap is good from 25m. (Q1 11:39)
Moore it was who let Westhoff loose, cardinal sin by the lad. (Q1 12:12)
Wingard bullets a pass to Schulz deep in the pocket 30m out. He delivers a typically high quality set shot and makes the goal look as easy as you like! (Q1 14:57)
Ebert burns the ball by foot in the centre horribly, Sidebottom passes to White at 35m on the flank. White misses, as he often does in clutch moments. (Q1 18:27)
Varcoe strips Boak in a tackle on the Pie HFF, eventually Adams gives to Pendlebury who snaps truly from the hotspot. (Q1 19:37)
Schulz gives to Wines on the HFF, he kicks blind over his left shoulder to the hotspot where the ball nestles in the arms of Wingard. But Chad sprays the set shot. (Q1 24:06)
Westhoff roves on the HFF boundary and centres to Wingard 40m out. Wingard makes no mistake. (Q1 29:23)
Westhoff was due to have a party in this game with Moore on him as it was. With Frost off the ground, Moore has had to go to the resting ruck, and Hoff has had himself a time. (Q2 0:00)
Wingard passes over traffic to Ebert on the HFF, Ebert looks to play on from 45m and burns it again by kicking to two Pies. (Q2 1:25)
Blair passes to Witts who marks in front of Ryder at 25m on a slight angle. Witts goals. (Q2 3:24)
Q1 was a lot like Port’s domination in Q1 against Hawthorn earlier in the year, but they didn’t make quite as much of it and the Pies are still in touch. (Q2 3:53)
However, a big rain squall is due soon at the Adelaide Oval. (Q2 5:23)
Crisp marks 40m out on a slight angle and sails through another set shot for a goal. Pies have no right to be this close given the Power’s clamp on the footy! (Q2 5:46)
The return of Frost is more good news for Collingwood. (Q2 6:40)
Adams bombs long to the square, it lands over the contest 15m out, Pittard goes to ground to allow White to scuff the volley but he watches it roll for another goal! (Q2 7:28)
Correction, it was Hombsch who went to ground. (Q2 7:28)
Impey gets a handball at 40m on the flank and performs another beautiful baulk to wrongfoot two Pies on his hammer, but this time his snap is wide. (Q2 9:55)
Swan roves a stoppage on the pocket 30m out, two Power defenders on his collar and he misses from the boundary. (Q2 13:10)
Blair stops and props after gathering a bouncing ball at the hotspot to allow Pittard to overcommit and cannon into his back. The ump pays the free, Blair hits the post. (Q2 17:09)
Maynard roves a smothered White ball outside the hotspot, he gives to Oxley who tries an ungainly checkside from 45m on a slight angle… Hombsch can’t touch it, goal! (Q2 19:09)
Collingwood has turned this game around in all aspects to level the scores. (Q2 19:39)
Pendlebury gathers a loose ball on the HFF< Pittard corrals him on the boundary, he gives inside to Fasolo who shoots from 40m… shaves the goalpost. (Q2 22:09)
Wingard has two Port players streaming behind the Pie defence on a fast break around the outer wing, Monfries marks at the top of the square for the goal. Port back in front. (Q2 23:39)
Swan kicks a loose ball at a stoppage in the Power FP straight to Wingard who shoots immediately from 25m… rolls into the goalpost. (Q2 26:09)
Westhoff gets a handball outside a big pack after a sztopage 25m out in front, but his quick left foot snap wobbles well wide. (Q2 27:53)
Ebert gives to Gray in a bit of space at the hotspot with Pies all ten metres away, he has time to spin and measure the snap for the first goal of Q3. (Q3 2:16)
Swan gives to Oxley who is in two minds as he runs to 45m on a slight angle, tries a snap and just misses. (Q3 8:51)
The rain that has gradually grown since QT is now noticeably affecting play. (Q3 13:05)
Monfries has a two-on-one with a kick to the hotspot but he sprays it and the bounce favours Sidebottom who clears. (Q3 15:34)
But the Power wall works to force a repeat inside 50, Schulz goes short to Pittard at 40m on the flank. Pittard kicks like a backman, across the face. (Q3 16:05)
Again the Pies can’t rebound from defence as Port apply the clamps, eventually Gray gives to Wingard to goal from the square. (Q3 17:22)
Correction, it was Wines with the goal assist give. (Q3 17:36)
Swan soccers away from a stoppage on the wing to space at half forward for De Goey to gather and send a hopeful kick to the hotspot… Fasolo draws a free on Pittard and goals! (Q3 20:13)
Boak gathers a bouncing Wingard ball at 45m on the flank, he snaps high across the body… Langdon punches it through from the square. (Q3 27:59)
De Goey has an empty forward 50 to aim at on a fast break, his pass misses Elliott and spills to the pocket, Varcoe taps it back to Elliott who makes no mistake from 20m! (Q3 29:37)
Blair collects the ricochet from his own soccer kick after the next centre bounce and shoots from CHF… marked in the square by Port. (Q3 30:22)
Pittard it was with the goal saver. (Q3 30:22)
Impey runs from the first centre bounce of Q4 and passes to Gray at 45m on the flank, but Gray tries a high ball to the hotspot that doesn’t work, Pies clear. (Q4 0:27)
Toovey goes too early and misses the spoil on a long ball to 30m on a slight angle to allow Gray to mark easily on his chest. But Gray misses. (Q4 3:19)
Sidebottom tries a low percentage short pass from the last line to the HBF, Hartlett intercepts and has Wingard on his own near the behind post. Wingard marks and goals. (Q4 4:36)
Given very wet and slippery conditions, that is almost the sealer even at this early stage of Q4. With Cloke nowhere and White not dangerous, hard for the Woods to come back. (Q4 5:21)
Swan roves a stoppage on the HFF but his snap off a step is OOTF. (Q4 13:08)
Swan kicks high from the HFF to the top of the square, Pittard spoils Elliott, scramble at ground level, the ball squirts out for De Goey to soccer a goal from 15m! (Q4 13:47)
Langdon gets a free in a marking contest on the HFF and passes down the line to Blair who dives and marks 35m out. Blair sprays it OOTF. (Q4 14:58)
The kick in sails to the Pie HFF, the spoils goes forward of the pack to Adams who tries a highly unlikely snap from the boundary 40m… it wobbles in! (Q4 16:21)
Pies only a kick behind and 9:46 on the clock. (Q4 16:21)
Pendlebury chases a smothered ball on the HFF and tries a soccer from fully 35m, it skids… into the post! (Q4 20:15)
Crisp hits the top of the square with a long kick from the HFF, O’Shea spoils it for a behind. Clock under 6:00. (Q4 23:54)
A series of stoppages on the outer side as the clock tickes under 5:00. (Q4 25:53)
Wines tries to do too much on the HFF, turnover and the Pies rebound. Scramble on the Pie HFF, ball up, 4:00. (Q4 26:34)
Wines eventually rebounds from the HBF, throw in on the wing, 3:36. (Q4 27:28)
Secondary stoppage, 3:27. (Q4 27:28)
Sidebottom to Crips for the clearance, bounces behind the pack at the hotspot, O’Shea punches it through just ahead of Elliott for another behind. (Q4 28:23)
3:00 after the next kick in. (Q4 28:37)
Ah Chee kicks down members wing, Hartlett escorts it out for a throw in on the HFF for Port, 2:40. (Q4 29:05)
Maynard kicks OOTF on the wing, Wingard takes the kick. Gray roves the pack but Langdon starts the rebound. Swan roves the pack on the wing and kicks to space on the Pie HFF. (Q4 30:22)
Stoppage, 2:06. (Q4 30:22)
Crisp long to the hotspot, but the Port backline is flooded and Toovey has no space, eventually Schulz marks on the HBF, 1:18. (Q4 31:08)
Frost long to the HFF, Fasolo rovesd and bombs, but Broadbent marks in relief in the BP, 53 seconds. (Q4 31:08)
Ah Chee marks the Broadbent kick on the HBF, 30 seconds. (Q4 31:08)
Wines kicks to space on the Port HFF but the Pies have the number for one last attack down members wing. (Q4 31:08)
Elliott drops the ball to CHF, it lands in Cloke’s hands, siren, Port wins! (Q4 31:08)

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