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Blog log from R20 of 2015: Port Adelaide vs Western Sydney

Blog log for Port Adelaide vs Western Sydney, R20 of 2015

Monfries gets a high tackle from Ward just outside the 50 arc and swings quickly to Wingard who marks 35 out from goal. With a 45 degree angle he slots it for the first goal! (Q1 0:27)
Gray gets the centre clearance to a scramble inside 50 leading to a hurried snap from Butcher which lands in Ah Chee’s hands 15 out for a mark and easy goal. (Q1 3:17)
Broadbent continues the high pace of the game delivering a bullet to Ebert just inside 50 for a mark, but his shot on the angle misses. (Q1 4:59)
Rhys Palmer tries the impossible running along the boundary with a dribbler towards goal, but it doesn’t carry enough and hits the post for a behind. (Q1 7:00)
OH WOW. Palmer running into an open goal completely alone and he messes up terribly, fumbling and allowing port to rush it through. (Q1 8:24)
Ebert gets a goal for himself to avenge his earlier miss after getting caught holding the man by Davis 25 out from goal almost directly in front. Port killing it so far. (Q1 10:28)
A minute later and Port get themselves another goal! Jake Neade gets himself a goal as Boak roves a big collision inside 50 to give the handpass for the running goal from 5. (Q1 11:58)
Heath Shaw gets the first goal for the Giants after a good kick from Greene lets him outrun Monfries to it 25 out. With no angle, he makes no mistake of it. (Q1 14:14)
Palmer gets the goal back that he lost from the early horrendous mistake via a free kick for a block from Robbie Gray 40 out from goal. (Q1 16:30)
Monfries gets a mark and also a 50 metre free after he takes a mark on the 50 arc and Ward just clotheslines him on the way down from the jump. Easy goal as niggles ensue. (Q1 18:30)
Double 50 metre penalty against Port lets GWS go from inside their defensive 50 to about 35 metres away from goal. The free goes to Cameron who slots it easily. (Q1 24:24)
GWS are trying to get under Port’s skin here and if they can back it up on the scoreboard it could be an effective strategy. (Q1 25:13)
Boak gets paid 50 after Greene forearms his face after tackling him to the ground, but he shanks the kick left for a behind. (Q1 26:25)
And there’s another 50! Greene gives away another one, this time to O’Shea, but again the easy shot from 35 is shanked, this time to the right. (Q1 27:17)
Another 50 metre penalty is paid, this time for something a little less aggressive – going over the mark. The free allows Wilson to get 45 out but his long shot goes out of bounds. (Q1 32:15)
Ward gets paid a free for push in the back from White just inside the 50, but his shot after the siren misses just to the left of the goals. (Q1 34:17)
Haynes completely loses Monfries as Port surge from half back, which allows the former Don to mark in the pocket. His stabbing kick misses for a behind. (Q2 1:20)
Jonas is all over Cameron as he tries to lead for the ball, giving away a free for holding 35 out from goal. Cameron goes back and slots his 50th for the season. (Q2 8:35)
Westhoff takes a magnificent mark from the front of a big pack on the tip of the goalsquare and makes no mistake kicking it through to give Port a 14 point lead. (Q2 12:01)
The brawl is on here as Pittard drops Palmer off the ball while Trengrove gives away an unrelated 50 to Smith which results in a goal as jumpers are ripped everywhere. (Q2 14:34)
Throw in deep in the Giant’s 50 gets tapped to Smith who shanks a centering ball to the tip of the square where Patton marks and kicks the goal to bring them to within a goal! (Q2 17:01)
Wingard gets paid a free kick for a chop of the arms against Patfull 40 out from goal. He kicks it well but it’s touched on the line. (Q2 21:49)
Giants get the lead! Palmer runs on to a bouncing ball inside 50 and finishes off with a goal after a quality dribble through the big sticks! (Q2 23:17)
Westhoff gets a free for a rucking infringement and goes long where Patfull takes a heavy crash but it falls for Robbie Gray who belts a dribbler through the goals! (Q2 27:02)
Palmer gets another lead-snaring goal to wrench the lead back from the hands of Port Adelaide as he marks 25 out directly in front and wobbles through the goal. (Q2 29:33)
Ah Chee kicks the response goal after Ryder combines with Ebert to give to him in space 35 out from goal for a running shot through the middle. (Q2 31:03)
Gray yells for the ball after a pack spoil goes to Ah Chee and receives accordingly before handing off to Monfries for a shot from the pocket and it’s a goal! (Q2 32:49)
Broadbent receives a handpass from Gray on the wing and goes long to Westhoff ahead of Haynes 30 out. From directly in front he slots it through. (Q3 1:57)
Whitfield marks just inside the 50 but gets called to play on so he calmly chips it to Palmer 35 out from goal. He marks directly in front but misses the shot to the left. (Q3 7:34)
Williams fakes a handpass in the middle of the ground which fools everyone – even team mates – before running around a delivering to Cameron in the pocket for a mark and goal. (Q3 8:52)
Trengroves lets himself get tackled by Smith in the hope of causing a stoppage, but it ends in holding the ball and a shot from 45, but it’s wide for a behind. (Q3 12:24)
Willimas slots a great goal with an over the shoulder drop punt kick off of one step after a quick handpass from Griffen left him spooked 40 out from goal. Great effort there! (Q3 13:41)
The man they call “Sunshine” McCarthy gets a sloppy handpass from Palmer on the wing and with no one in the 50 goes for everything and it dribbles through for a goal! GWS in front! (Q3 17:11)
Brandon Ah Chee kicks a goal to put Port back in front after Jonas cuts off a GWS long kick in and they rebound to him 40 out from goal. (Q3 24:24)
Rhys Palmer Kicks his fourth goal after Griffen gets a high tackle from Kane Mitchell on the 50 arc and delivers to the square where Palmer marks. 4.3 for Palmer with a Q to go! (Q3 27:24)
Wingard gets free forward of Steele and goes for the running goal from 45 on the 45 degree angle, but he misses badly for a behind. (Q3 28:40)
Kelly kicks a behind right on the siren for third quarter time, leaving the Giants 2 points ahead going into the final quarter. (3 Qtr Time)
Robbie Gray walks over the boundary line inside the defensive 50 and gets pinged for deliberate out of bounds, allowing Smith to have a shot but it’s wide for a behind. (Q4 3:12)
Butcher gets a mark in the pocket and absolutely brings the house down with cheers as he kicks a goal and puts port back in front! (Q4 4:18)
Monfries dives for a mark 40 metres out from goal after a wrong foot wobbler from O’Shea and gets it paid. On the 45 degree angle he manages to get it through! Port 9 ahead. (Q4 9:27)
Wingard snaps a beauty! Boak delivers to the tip of the square where it gets spoiled wide to the pocket where Chad picks up and snaps it through! (Q4 10:12)
Gray spins in a tackle 25 out from goal and sneaks a handpass to Ebert who rushes a kick forward but it drifts wide for a behind. (Q4 12:11)
Wingard again! Ah Chee jumps high for a mark from a high ball forward from Monfries but ends up bringing down to the Chad who snaps it through! (Q4 13:40)
Patton cuts off a Westhoff kick out of defense 45 out from goal, but his long shot for goal hits the post. (Q4 17:39)
Hartlett sidesteps the GWS defenders, parting the orange seas in the forward pocket to get a clear shot at goal and he kicks it through! It’ll be hard for GWS to come back now. (Q4 22:41)
Rhys Palmer kicks his 5th! Big Patton reads the situation perfectly in the pocket and taps it over to Palmer running in the square who gathers and kicks it through. 22 point margin (Q4 26:28)

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