Blog log from R10 of 2017: Geelong vs Port Adelaide

Sam Gray runs to the hotspot to boot the first goal after a calamitous turnover at half back by Kolodjashnij. (Q1 5:38)
Credit to Dixon whose chase caused the cough up to Gray. (Q1 5:38)
Duncan speeds away from a stoppage at half back, has three bounces and goes to Taylor at half forward… then runs to receive for a snap from 35m on the flank… wide. (Q1 8:02)
Blicavs juggles and marks a long Cunico ball to the hotspot after a Cats rebound up the guts in classic style. He misses in his 100th game. (Q1 14:43)
Port get their turn for a fast rebound through midfield, helped by Henderson falling over to allow Dixon to choose the right option, which is Young who goals from 45m on the flank. (Q1 17:24)
Joel Selwood receives on the point of the centre square, turns and hits Hawkins leading to 40m out on a slight angle. The Tomahawk sprays it wide left. (Q1 18:39)
Smith feeds Dangerfield for a miss from 50m on a slight angle, sailing through almost at goalpost height. (Q1 21:12)
Smith marks the kick in and feeds Tuohy who is challenged outside the HFF, baulks onto his right and lets fly off a step from 55m… that one is straight through! (Q1 22:07)
Dangerfield is pinged under a pack in the centre, Trengove gives to Polec who kicks quickly to the hotspot, Westhoff roves and throws the ball on the boot… big goal! (Q1 23:31)
Polec passes to Westhoff near the boundary 35m out after Robbie Gray clears from a stoppage on the wing. The Hoff goes back to Polec 50m out on the flank, who misses. (Q1 26:57)
A late bump on Joel Selwood by Dixon causes a melee and a downfield free to Menegola 45m out on a slight angle, which ends up in a miss. (Q2 0:53)
Mackie passes to Menegola for a shot from 30m on the flank, he misses again. (Q2 2:17)
Mackie passes to Dangerfield 20m out on a slight angle, Danger makes no mistake with that one. (Q2 4:21)
Broadbent is pinged for timewasting to bring Dangerfield from wing to 45m on the flank, again it’s a perfect set shot, Cats finally hit the lead after dominating all game. (Q2 6:54)
Duncan passes to Hawkins 25m out on the flank, who sprays it left again. (Q2 10:21)
Port can’t stop the Cats, Dangerfield sets up Hawkins for a much easier shot from the top of the square for his first. (Q2 11:54)
Dixon juggles a mark 20m out in front but sprays it right, much to the delight of the home Geelong crowd. (Q2 15:24)
Robbie Gray converts a set shots from 25m on the flank after good work by Dixon. Port don’t deserve to be anywhere neat the Cats on general play, but here we are. (Q2 19:07)
Robbie Gray gathers a bouncing ball in front of Guthrie on the HFF and centres to Ah Chee at the hotspot, who goals. Port back in front! (Q2 20:45)
Menzel converts from a set shot from near CHF to restore the Cat lead. General play evening up a little, and so is the scoreboard. (Q2 25:05)
Kolodjashnij just gets a finger on an Amon ball to the square as it goes over and through. (Q2 28:11)
Menegola finally gets a set shot on target from 45m on the flank. It’s always the hard ones they get! (Q2 29:09)
Westhoff marks a Young ball from the centre to the hotspot just before the HT siren. The crowd boos, then cheers as the Hoff shanks it. (Q2 30:09)
Dixon marks outside 50 after the first bounce of Q3 and hits Robbie Gray leading to 45m on the flank. His set shot is straight, and just clears the pack on the line. (Q3 0:21)
Smith hits the post from a ball in from next to the behind post. (Q3 2:09)
Menegola misses another attempt from the HFF, this one a bit more difficult. (Q3 3:26)
Hawkins bounces a snap from hard in the pocket into the opposite goalpost. (Q3 5:41)
Hawkins sets up Motlop for a set shot goal from close range, the first indigenous player to kick one in Indigenous Round. (Q3 7:39)
Westhoff’s set shot from 35m near the flank drifts across the face, Dixon marks on the opposite behind line and goals! (Q3 12:39)
Powell-Pepper provides powerful pepper to Port Power, the pocket rocket with a pocket goal! (Q3 14:55)
Scott Selwood drops the knees when tackled to draw a free on Ebert for falling in his back 35m out near the boundary. He goals. (Q3 17:08)
Robbie Gray beats Kolodjashnij with strength to mark a Dixon ball in the pocket 20m out, he kicks truly to put Port’s nose back in front. (Q3 19:55)
Guthrie misses a snap from near CHF. (Q3 21:10)
Parsons, who has done bugger all this evening, roves and kicks a goal from the HFF to revert the lead back yet again. (Q3 25:05)
Murdoch is under heavy pressure on the wing on his wrong side, but manages to poke a very nice kick to Motlop 45m out on the flank. Motlop misses. (Q3 26:55)
Robbie Gray passes to Westhoff in the pocket 25m out, he plays on and bounces it wide. (Q4 0:26)
Clurey pokes OOTF in the pocket 20m out after a rather chaotic attack by the Cats. Blicavs takes the free, and kicks the first goal of Q4. (Q4 3:28)
Robbie Gray passes to Ryder 40m out on a slight angle on a fast break around the outer wing started by Jonas. Ryder kicks truly, Port back within a kick. (Q4 7:13)
Parsons releases Motlop to run across half forward with a bounce, but he’s stuck on his left side and gives to Lang who misses under pressure from the hotspot. (Q4 11:29)
Joel Selwood kicks OOTF under heavy pressure on the last line. Polec takes the free 45m out, tough from there… the goal umpire does not move, Port regains the lead! (Q4 16:28)
Pittard snaps after a stoppage from 50m on a slight angle, but well wide. (Q4 20:13)
Trengove sits under a long ball down the flank and draws an obvious holding free on Stewart 30m out. He just misses. (Q4 22:13)
6:26 left at the kick in, plenty of time. (Q4 22:13)
Series of stoppages in attack for Geelong as the clock ticks under 5:00. (Q4 22:43)
Polec gets caught HTB on the wing by Dangerfield, but his pass inside 50 is spoiled by Ebert and rebounded. (Q4 22:43)
More stoppages, this one forward of the wing for Port at 4:00. (Q4 22:43)
Dixon marks in front of Henderson 40m out on a slight angle with strength and skill. He lines up, the Cat fans boo, he’s called to play on, gives to Westhoff whose snap is rushed! (Q4 27:26)
The Cats rebound from the kick in, but Ebert is again the spare back to spoil. Eventually, Tuohy gets a free on Wines 50m out on the flank for front on contact. He doesn’t score. (Q4 28:29)
Ball up deep in attack for Geelong, 1:51. Joel Selwood’s snap is smothered but Dangerfield roves and snaps truly! Was it touched off the boot, though? (Q4 29:24)
Byrne-Jones’ hands were right near Dangerfield’s boot as the ball comes off it, on video review… ruled a goal! (Q4 29:59)
Boak from the next centre bounce, Tuohy spoils, Mackie rebounds, ball in on the wing, 1:08 left. (Q4 30:28)
Scott Selwood takes a contested mark after the stoppage from a pressured Tuohy kick, he slows it down. (Q4 30:54)
Free to Port on the HBF, Jonas down the wing, Wines to Pittard, Guthrie spoils Robbie Gray, ball up at Port hotspot, 8 seconds! (Q4 31:58)
Menegola clears to the boundary, siren, Cats win! (Q4 31:58)

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