Blog log from R18 of 2015: Port Adelaide vs St Kilda

Ryder marks a Broadbent pass at 35m on the flank and misses. (Q1 0:47)
Port move rugby style inside 50 in the heaviest of traffic, Saints try to handball out of it but there are too many numbers, Westhoff blocks a Geary handball and goals from 10m! (Q1 4:48)
Young roves his own crumb in the pocket 20m out and has Wingard on his own, Chad looks inside but goes himself, and screws through a quality finish off the left boot. (Q1 7:15)
A big pack flies 30m out on a slight angle, Westhoff is paid a very soft free for a hold by Fisher. The Hoff misses, the footy gods smile. (Q1 8:16)
Hickey gives outside to Dunstan at the hotspot for a quick left foot snap across the body, but it screws too far. (Q1 9:31)
On a rebound down the members’ wing, Westhoff passes inboard to Moore at 40m on a slight angle. Moore sails the set shot straight over the goal umpire’s peaked cap. (Q1 13:41)
Newnes run down the wing and passes to the lead of McCartin in front of Hombsch 45m out on a slight angle. McCartin misses. (Q1 15:01)
Westhoff marks in front of Savage at 40m on the flank. His set shot starts straight but swerves left for a behind. (Q1 17:16)
Gray roves a Westhoff contest at 40m on the flank but his snap bounces up in the square for the Saints to get back and clear. (Q1 20:03)
Sinclair runs down the outer wing and bombs long to Hickey 30m out on a slight angle, he’s smashed high by Trengove but no free, Dunstan roves and goals anyway. (Q1 21:16)
Armitage kicks to no one 40m out on a slight angle but Hartlett catches him after kicking to concede a downfield free. McKenzie takes the free, and kicks it OOTF. (Q1 22:16)
Montagna launches from 55m on the boundary after a stoppage, but Hartlett marks it on the line. (Q1 23:33)
Boak passes to Schulz at 40m on the flank. Schulz roosts a beautiful set shot right through the hi-diddle-diddle. (Q1 26:54)
Young clears from the next centre bounce to Schulz again, on a slightly better angle than the last shot 45m out. This time it’s straight but just not long enough, Longer rushes it. (Q1 28:24)
Wingard roves a pack 15m out and tries an instant snap, but it bounces the wrong side of the right goalpost. (Q1 29:15)
Neade goals on the run from 30m on a slight angle after a hard ball get and feed from Gray at a stoppage on the HFF. (Q2 4:12)
Newnes passes to the lead of McCartin at 30m wide on the flank. He just misses the very difficult set shot. (Q2 9:56)
Hickey takes a contested grab in front of Ryder 25m out in front. He misses, disappointingly. (Q2 12:11)
Bruce misses a highly pressured snap from the boundary 20m out. (Q2 13:28)
Sinclair does a one-two with McKenzie running through half-forward through the Port defence, he goals from the hotspot. (Q2 14:17)
Schulz fumbles a ground ball in the square with the open goal beckoning, does Wingard’s boot connect with it before it crosses the line? Video review says yes! (Q2 15:21)
A hospital kick across halfback to Ebert is spoiled by Armitage, eventually Weller sees Montagna on his own in the square for the long ball and goal! (Q2 17:55)
The Saints get in trouble trying to handball through big Port numbers at halfback, eventually the turnover is forced and Boak finds Wingard at 20m on the flank. Chad goals. (Q2 19:27)
Sinclair roves a McCartin contest and gives to Schneider for a quick snap across the body from 40m on a slight angle… wide. (Q2 22:14)
Schulz tackles Dunstan without the footy as he goes for a ground ball at the Port hotspot but no free, the ball flips out to White who snaps truly. (Q2 27:14)
The Saints are holding their own in general play, and getting more than their fair share of inside 50s, but their quality of possession is not as good as the more experienced Port. (Half Time)
Gray passes to Ryder at 40m on a slight angle after the first centre bounce of Q3. Ryder misses. (Q3 0:22)
Westhoff roves a dropped mark by Fisher in the pocket 15m out and tries a Daicos special off balance… and it comes off! (Q3 1:19)
Wingard strips Geary in a tackle 10m out, the ump pays the free but the ball flips out to Ryder who goals anyway. No talk to Geary by a bunch of Saints standing nearby. (Q3 6:08)
McCartin marks on the lead 45m out on the flank and goes back for the set shot… he doesn’t score, Colquhoun kicks OOTF 30m out! McCartin gets it again and fails to score again. (Q3 11:08)
White runs away from congestion to 50m on a slight angle and bombs long… it lands just over the goal line out of the reach of a diving Fisher! (Q3 14:38)
Montagna gets a free for a hold at half forward and goes long to the pocket… Bruce takes a contested grab in front of Trengove 15m out but misses with a checkside set shot. (Q3 17:39)
Schulz marks 40m out in the corridor but misses. (Q3 20:29)
The Saints work the loose man down the outer wing on a rebound from halfback, ending with Templeton giving to Montagna for a Joe the Goose special from the square. (Q3 21:34)
Gray picks up a loose ball at a stoppage 20m out and checksides a nice goal. (Q3 24:26)
Roberton marks at 40m on the flank and misses. (Q3 26:49)
Neade roves a long Boak ball to a pack 20m out and has too much time to give to Ryder, who sprays it. Junk time in session now. (Q4 2:44)
Colquhoun passes to Boak in space at 30m on a slight angle, who misses. (Q4 4:42)
Lobbe marks over a big pack at much the same spot as Boak’s mark. He makes no mistake with the set shot. (Q4 6:30)
The goal assist ball was again from Colquhoun. (Q4 6:50)
Montagna gets a free for a push at a ball up at the Saint hotspot. The crowd boos, Tags misses, the crowd cheers. (Q4 9:30)
Schulz marks at 45m near the boundary and doesn’t have anyone inside free, so goes himself… and slots it. (Q4 10:16)
Schneider gives to Membrey over the back of the Port defence, he decides to baulk through the oncoming traffic and snap around the corner from the hotspot… it’s good. (Q4 11:49)
Sam Gray marks 25m out on a slight angle and gets smashed for his trouble, causing a bit of a melee afterwards. He gets up and goals. (Q4 13:00)
Neade roves his own crumb and snaps truly from the pocket 20m out to push the Port lead out past ten goals. (Q4 15:00)
Wingard tries to bounce a snap over the head of Dempster in the square from the pocket 30m out, but Dempster just manages to get a finger to it on the line. (Q4 19:32)
Wingard marks in front of two Saints at the top of the square from a Sam Gray ball from the HFF. Chad boots his fourth major. (Q4 25:19)
Bruce marks in front of Westhoff at 40m on the flank just before the final siren. He goals. (Q4 30:47)

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