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Blog log from R4 of 2017: Western Sydney vs Port Adelaide

Blog log for Western Sydney vs Port Adelaide, R4 of 2017

Pittard mops up a touched Shaw rebound to the wing, his long ball to the hotspot results in Corr holding Wingard for an obvious free. Chad misses badly, though. (Q1 2:15)
Young passes to Dixon leading up in front of Davis 45m out on a slight angle. Dixon just misses. (Q1 4:49)
Lobb marks a Scully clearance ball to 30m on the flank, playing in front of Jonas. Lobb comes in somewhat hesitantly, but kicks truly. (Q1 6:35)
Matthew Kennedy handballs outside a pack at a ball-in in the pocket, chases it himself but misses. (Q1 8:10)
Boak catches Mumford HTB at the hotspot after a stoppage, and puts the Power in front with their first goal. (Q1 13:15)
Reid roves a pack and misses at full pace near the boundary 25m out. (Q1 16:05)
Greene roves a pack at the hotspot but also misses off the left boot. (Q1 16:32)
White’s running snap from CHF is terrible but it lands in the hands of Impey in the pocket, somewhat luckily. Impey goes back to Robbie Gray at the hotspot, goal Port. (Q1 19:44)
Reid sails through a snap around the corner from 50m on the flank after a give by Smith, very low percentage play but a finish of very high quality. (Q1 22:14)
Reid hits the crumb from a Lobb contest at full pace, he runs ahead of Houston into the open goal. (Q1 23:36)
Greene draws a high contact free on Pittard 40m out on a slight angle, but hits the post. (Q1 25:34)
Matthew Kennedy kicks to the pocket, it’s spoiled but Cameron gets a free on Clurey for an arm chop and goals from 20m. (Q1 27:04)
Sam Gray wins a one on one battle with Wilson to mark at the hotspot, he goals. (Q1 28:39)
Dixon dives and marks a long Robbie Gray ball down the flank to 35m out. He goals, Port back within a kick when it looked like the Giants might run away with it. (Q1 29:59)
White runs from half back and kicks to space at half forward for Boak to run onto, but the Port captain sprays wide from 40m on a slight angle. (Q2 1:00)
Ward snaps from the HFF, it’s across the face but Patton beats Houston to mark near the behind post. Patton kicks his first goal. (Q2 3:45)
Williams kicks into Wingard on the mark on the last line, the crumb falls for Amon who screws through the turnover goal from near the hotspot. (Q2 6:00)
Wingard marks 40m out on a slight angle but misses. (Q2 7:00)
Ebert gives outside to Pittard who screws a left-foot snap wide from 40m on a slight angle. (Q2 8:13)
A long ball to the Giant hotspot clears Lobb and Trengove, Patton turns rover and snaps around the corner for his second goal. (Q2 9:30)
Amon roves in the pocket 20m out after two Giant defenders spoil each other, but checksides across the face. (Q2 11:30)
Cameron marks on the HFF and psses to Shiel on the boundary 35m out. Shiel screws through another professional finish from a tight angle. (Q2 12:57)
Taranto gives outside to Kelly who misses off the left from 45m on the flank. (Q2 16:49)
Boak screws through a beautiful finish from 30m on the flank after a ruck tap by Dixon and a give outside by Wines. (Q2 19:08)
Boak turns provider for Young to have a snap after a stoppage from 25m on a slight angle, he goals. Scores level, perhaps somewhat surprisingly! (Q2 20:58)
Greene marks at half forward, Polec gets pinged for encroachment to concede a very costly 50m and the simple goal. (Q2 21:57)
Wingard is the rover for a long ball to the square for Westhoff, again scores are level after that goal. (Q2 23:33)
On the end of a rebound play engineered by Scully, Ward passes to Cameron 40m out on the flank, who misses. (Q2 26:41)
Ebert passes to Westhoff leading to 40m on a slight angle, to mark with Davis draped all over him. The Hoff tugs the set shot left. (Q2 27:38)
Robbie Gray does a one-two with White in midfield and hits Dixon leading to 40m on a slight angle. Dixon misses left. (Q2 29:16)
Patton marks 40m out on the flank and boots the first goal of Q3. (Q3 2:39)
Patton gives to Lobb outside a big pack at the hotspot, Lobb’s screwing snap is wide. (Q3 5:16)
Tomlinson passes to Greene 45m out on the flank after a series of turnovers by both sides. Greene sails through his second goal. (Q3 8:25)
Cameron marks at CHF, baulks the man on the mark but hits the post under pressure. (Q3 10:43)
Trengove receives from Impey and gets slung in a Wilson tackle 25m out on the flank, but gets boot to ball and wobbles through a big goal! (Q3 13:31)
Haynes is pinged for getting in the back of Wines trying to tackle 40m out on a slight angle. Wines steers through the go-ahead goal. (Q3 17:01)
Boak sharks a Mumford handball but misses from 35m on the boundary. (Q3 18:56)
Sam Gray chips in front of Shaw to intercept a kick across half back to 35m on the flank. He misses. (Q3 19:55)
Westhoff roves a pack on the HFF after Boak taps wide, he takes a step and shoots from 50m, it’s a mongrel up country punt but it wobbles through! (Q3 22:12)
Hopper gives to Reid running to the hotspot after the next centre bounce but he sprays it OOTF. (Q3 23:44)
Wines rushes a Smith snap from 20m in the pocket. (Q3 24:31)
Tow go up against Patton for a long Scully ball to the square, but Jonas is pinged for a hold and Patton boots his fourth goal. (Q3 26:45)
Young marks, plays on and misses from long range. (Q3 28:38)
Williams passes short to Kelly just inside 50m on the flank, who misses. (Q4 1:08)
Lobb marks over Polec on the boundary 25m out, but misses. (Q4 2:15)
Scully bursts away from half back up the guts, Greene marks unopposed at the hotspot. His set shot is very cautious, but straight enough. (Q4 4:53)
Wilson has a snap from outside CHF rushed on the line. (Q4 9:15)
Greene leaps over Pittard to mark a Shaw ball deep in the pocket 20m out. He goals like the All-Australian HFF he is, two kicks in it now with 11:52 to go. (Q4 10:54)
Sam Gray marks a short Dixon ball in front of Haynes 30m out on the flank, but shaves the goalpost with the set shot. (Q4 13:10)
Patton beats Clurey to clunk a centring Kelly ball from the pocket to the top of the square. The General boots goal number five. (Q4 16:39)
Shaw gallups down the HFF and goes to Patton one out with Clurey in the square, Clurey monsters him to give away an obvious free, that’s six goals for Patton. Maybe the ballgame. (Q4 18:54)
Mumford passes short down the flank to Smith near the boundary 30m out. He plays on and misses. (Q4 22:40)
Reid passes to Shaw leading hard in front of Byrne-Jones 40m out wide on the flank. Heater misses. (Q4 24:05)
Hopper gets involved on the wing and runs on to receive from Green to snap a goal from the hotspot. Two minutes left, deep in junk time now. (Q4 25:10)

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