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Blog log from R8 of 2016: Carlton vs Port Adelaide

Blog log for Carlton vs Port Adelaide, R8 of 2016

Wines marks on the boundary 30m out and misses the first set shot of the afternoon. (Q1 1:28)
Young roves a stoppage in the pocket and tries a Daicos special from 20m, it bounces over Rowe and through but the goal ump saw a touch on the way through. (Q1 3:03)
Ebert gives to Pittard on the wing at a stoppage, he runs his full measure to 50m on the flank but misses. (Q1 5:11)
The Blues go coast to coast with Cripps passing to Casboult to mark behind Jonas 45m out on the flank, but his left knee buckles under him. Everitt takes the shot, and kicks truly. (Q1 6:22)
Westhoff has position on Jamison and uses his boot to hold him off the fall of a long ball to 30m on the flank for a mark. The Hoff goals. (Q1 8:17)
Impey it was with the goal assist pass. (Q1 8:42)
Murphy fumbles and handballs at a stoppage 40m out on the flank from the Blue goals, Polec gets into his back to conceded the free. MM goals. (Q1 11:02)
Everitt handballs over his shoulder from the flank to space at the hotspot for Lamb to run onto and snap truly! (Q1 12:42)
Correction, it was Thomas not Everitt. (Q1 12:42)
Kreuzer intercepts in the centre and goes quickly to the opposite flank where Jones leaps over Byrne-Jones to mark 35m out. Jones hits the right goalpost. (Q1 14:25)
Wingard gets a free for a push by Byrne in a pack 40m out on the flank. Chad just misses to the far side (Q1 16:17)
Kreuzer marks at the hotspot but plays on with a handball because he knew Jones touched it first, Armfield misses under pressure. (Q1 19:00)
Trengove bosses a stoppage 15m out, catches it out of the air and goals himself! (Q1 20:18)
Kerridge is done by the bounce of a ground ball at the Port hotspot, it falls nicely for Amon to rove and goal. (Q1 22:30)
Neade dives into a Thomas tackle at the hotspot to draw a free, and gives off to Pittard who sprays what should have been a relatively easy shot. (Q1 24:47)
Cripps picks up a loose ball after a stoppage 20m out on the flank but kicks OOTF. (Q1 28:44)
Wingard runs around the boundary and centres low and hard from 30m over Jamison to the advantage of Westhoff at the hotspot. The Hoff kicks goal number two as the QT siren goes. (Q1 30:59)
Armfield kicks short to Cripps at 50m on a slight angle, he gives to Tuohy who howitzers through a trademark long bomb for a goal! (Q2 0:35)
Impey passes to the lead of Dixon at 45m on a slight angle. Dixon boots his first goal. (Q2 3:45)
Curnow turns the ball over on the HBF, Port have numbers, Young gives to Ebert who baulks and shoots from 35m on a slight angle… it’s good. (Q2 5:53)
Curnow gathers a bouncing Walker handball on the HFF and goes ugly but effectively across his body off his left boot at full pace to Jones 20m out in front. Jones goals. (Q2 7:08)
Plowman spoils Westhoff at CHF but Impey gives back to him and he has Hartlett in enough space to get a shot off from 45m… bounces through for another one. (Q2 9:49)
Lamb roves a long ball to the wing and releases Everitt forward of the play to run down the flank to 40m and snap truly! (Q2 14:04)
Docherty roves a loose ball on the HFF and centres to Lamb 40m out in the corridor. Lamb butchers it. (Q2 15:24)
Murphy passes to Everitt 30m out wide on the flank, he misses that one. (Q2 16:54)
Ground battle on the Carlton HFF involving smalls from boths sides, eventually the Blues prevail, Curnow goes very short to Everitt 45m out on the flank. Andrejs boots goal three! (Q2 18:39)
Trengove catches a throw in on the wing and bombs long to the corridor where Dixon marks on the lead in front of Jamison 45m out. He misses. (Q2 21:55)
Westhoff misses from very heavy traffic at a stoppage 15m out. (Q2 24:55)
Young chases the crumb from a Dixon contest at the hotspot that squirts to the flank 25m out, but misses a left foot screwing snap. (Q2 25:56)
Docherty spoils Young 40m out on a slight angle but goes to ground, Young butters up and runs to 25m for a goal. (Q2 27:36)
Polec gives to Boak for a running snap from 20m on the flank… wide. (Q3 3:32)
Armfield puts the footy under the arm and bursts away from congestion on the wing, he has Lamb over the back for the long ball to the square, goal Carlton. (Q3 4:33)
Simpson passes to Armfield on the end of a Blues play passing around the 50m arc. Dennis lines up from 50m on the flank… inaccurate, off hands for a behind. (Q3 8:33)
In fact, didn’t score. (Q3 8:33)
Gibbs receives from Curnow at a stoppage in the pocket and tries a low percentage snap across the body from 25m near the boundary… and nails it! (Q3 10:04)
Port wins the next centre clearance after Young mows down Simpson, Dixon gives to Wingard in the pocket who goals to restore the Port lead. (Q3 11:19)
Kreuzer gives to Armfield after a ball up at the hotspot, Dennis baulks and misses. (Q3 19:18)
Thomas has space and time on the wing to measure a pass, he picks Rowe wide on the flank 40m out. Rowe just misses near side. (Q3 19:59)
Broadbent is favoured by a chaos ball to the hotspot, rides a tackle and tries a checkside… into the base of the goalpost. (Q3 22:18)
Kreuzer steers through a set shot from 40m on the flank to give the Blues the lead back! (Q3 23:44)
Broadbent kicks long and low from the next centre bounce, Wingard beats Byrne one on one 20m out on a slight angle. He goals, Port regains the lead. (Q3 25:04)
Gibbs kicks high and hopefully to the square from half forward, Broadbent gets monstered by Rowe who takes the mark 15m out. Rowe goals, Blues in front again. (Q4 2:44)
Young gives to Boak who sneaks through a snap from the pocket to give Port back the lead. (Q4 4:44)
Hartlett gives to Broadbent at a ball in in the pocket, he tries an unlikely ball to the square that takes a wicked Monfries-like off break and through for a big goal! (Q4 10:10)
Port wins the next centre clearance, Polec kicks to the square, Dixon is against two Blues but he is favoured by the bounce, baulks away and goals! (Q4 11:09)
Cripps marks 45m out in the corridor. Cripps, who is visibly struggling with a knee problem, just misses. (Q4 15:41)
Jones marks an Everitt ball from the HFF in front of Hombsch near the hotspot. The goal umpire does not move, two big ones for Jones. (Q4 18:10)
Sumner catches Amon HTB at CHF for Carlton as he dithers running on the rebound. He goals, Blues back within a kick again in this see-saw battle! (Q4 21:11)
Westhoff gets a ruck free on Kreuzer for high contact 45m out on a slight angle. The Hoff shanks it a bit and doesn’t score, Blues clear. (Q4 24:07)
Rowe kicks long to Jones, two Port defenders spoil, Kerridge is down for the crumb, he gives outside to Kreuzer who snaps across the body from 30m on a slight angle, massive goal! (Q4 25:20)
Stoppage on the wing after some desperate play by both sides, 1:31 left. (Q4 26:59)
Kerridge clears but its OOTF, Jonas free on the HBF. (Q4 26:59)
Plowman intercepts on the Port HFF, his ball to the wing goes to Murphy, he gives to Gibbs who hits Krezuer forward of the wing, he starts some tempo. (Q4 28:09)
Kreuzer backwards to Simpson, he goes back to the HFF, out for a throw in, 17 seconds. (Q4 28:09)
Almost impossible from here for Port, but never say never! (Q4 28:40)
Kerridge roves, Trengove tackles, ball up on the Port HBF, 7 seconds. (Q4 28:40)
Ebert chases the ball but Gibbs tackles and worries him out of it, siren, Blues win! (Q4 29:14)

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