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Blog log from R15 of 2017: Carlton vs Adelaide

Blog log for Carlton vs Adelaide, R15 of 2017

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Snaps OOTF by Jenkins and Brad Crouch in the first few minutes as the Crows press. (Q1 3:03)
The Blues have decided to play just two tall forwards with Weitering loose in defence, which means they struggle to find hit up targets coming out of defence. (Q1 4:35)
Jenkins marks behind Marchbank 40m out in the corridor on a rebound up the guts, he kicks the first goal. (Q1 5:03)
Smith marks on the HFF, Weitering on the mark is pinged for encroachment to concede 50m and ensure the goal from the square. (Q1 9:03)
Weitering burns the footy to the HBF straight to Atkins who has McGovern on his own over the back for the easy mark and goal near the square. (Q1 11:15)
Betts marks a Douglas ball behind Jones 30m out on a slight angle, another successful quick rebound by Adelaide. Eddie boots the first of what is likely to be a bag today. (Q1 14:30)
Graham sends a high ball to a pack 40m out on the flank, Kreuzer beats Jacobs to mark but his set shot is a shank that doesn’t score. (Q1 22:48)
Cuningham marks a short Simpson ball 45m out on a slight angle and sails through the first Carlton goal of the afternoon. (Q1 24:33)
Atkin marks at half forward, baulks the man on the mark and shoots from 40m in front, but it’s wide. (Q2 4:38)
Marchbank wins a hard footy in a pack in midfield and gives to Gibbs whose long kick to the hotspot favours Cripps who marks behind Lever… but sprays it badly. (Q2 10:51)
Cripps marks a Cuningham ball 50m out on a slight angle in front of Hartigan. Cripps tries a barrel, it wobbles over the pack on the line for a goal! (Q2 12:56)
Talia drops a Silvagni inside 50, the crumb falls to the front where Gibbs is waiting to snap across his body for another one for Carlton! (Q2 15:02)
Despite domination in Q1, Adelaide have stopped working in Q2 and let the Blues get back into it by playing into their hands. (Q2 15:42)
Walker tackles Jones trying to run out of defensive goalsquare, Knight sharks it, Marchbank barrels into his back to give away the free and easy goal. (Q2 18:14)
Graham wins a ground battle on the wing with Brown and gives to Curnow who has Silvagni in a convoy on the HFF, Sumner waves him on to run to 25m and goal. (Q2 20:58)
Sloane floats across a pack 20m out on a slight angle in classic Royce Hart style to mark a long Jenkins ball from the HFF. He goals. (Q2 25:39)
Kerridge tries his luck to an empty square after Cripps releases him to run away from the next centre bounce… just slips inside the left goalpost! (Q2 27:42)
Walker misses a quick snap from half forward after the first centre bounce of Q3. (Q3 0:19)
Simpson receives on the HFF and delivers a nice low pass to Casboult to dive and mark at the hotspot. Levi goals, Blues back within a point! (Q3 2:59)
Fisher turns the ball over in midfield and the Crows are off to the races, Betts is over the back to gather a long ball near the behind post with Plowman nearby and rolls it home. (Q3 4:20)
Cuningham roves a pack near the hotspot but snaps OOTF. (Q3 5:55)
McGovern marks a long Douglas ball to the hotspot and gives a Joe the Goose special to Jenkins to run into the open goal. (Q3 7:20)
Murphy has time to run down the wing after a Gibbs pass and pick out a target on a fast break, he choose Sumner 30m out on the flank. Sumner misses badly. (Q3 10:21)
Long, hopeful ball to a massive pack 25m out on the flank, ten blokes in it, Casboult flies at the front but it’s Gibbs at the back who clunks it and goals. (Q3 11:46)
Simpson starts a fast break from behind the centre, he gets involved twice to give to Gibbs whose pass goes to Sumner who plays for and gets a 50m penalty to ensure the goal. (Q3 14:18)
Hartigan it was with the late clip to the face of Sumner to give away the penalty. (Q3 15:09)
Sloane passes to Knight deep in the pocket 25m out after a free to Brad Crouch on the wing. Knight misses, Crows lead by that point. (Q3 17:18)
Walker marks on the wing, wheels and goes to the hotspot, it’s a wobbler but it favours Betts to mark untouched. But Eddie sprays it, uncharacteristically. (Q3 19:17)
Betts volleys the crumb from a Walker contest in the pocket but it’s wide from 20m. (Q3 20:24)
Walker marks 60m out on a slight angle, baulks the man on the mark Docherty and shoots from 50m… big goal from the captain! (Q3 21:32)
Betts marks 25m out on the boundary but misses. (Q3 25:11)
Smith marks a pressured rebound kick to the HBF over the smaller and weaker Sumner. He misses from 45m. (Q3 28:49)
Sheehan can’t mark a long Douglas ball to the Crows FP, the crumb falls over the back for Jacobs to gather, turn and goal from 20m despite a challenge from Weitering. (Q4 1:32)
Matt Crouch gives to Gibbs in midfield who kicks quickly to the hotspot where Curnow takes a contested grab and goals. (Q4 4:32)
Carlton bosses the next centre bounce, Casboult marks a Thomas ball in front of Talia 40m out on the flank. But Levi misses. (Q4 5:59)
Murphy catches Kelly HTB 45m out on the flank then sits up a ball to the square… the crumb falls behind where Wright soccers through…. was it touched off the boot? Big review. (Q4 9:41)
Atkins and Mackay had hands near the ball but Wright got boot to ball first, big goal! (Q4 10:40)
Again Carlton wins the centre clearance, Thomas gets a chance with a snap from the HFF, it bounces on the line and through, Daisy revs up the crowd with a dance, Blues in front! (Q4 12:27)
Cuningham it was with the crucial clearance. (Q4 12:27)
Walker misses a hurried snap from 40m on the flank to level the scores. (Q4 14:28)
Sheehan spoils and rushes a high McGovern snap to the square before Jenkins can get there. (Q4 16:51)
Matt Crouch snaps truly after a stoppage in the pocket to give the Crows a two-kick lead with 8:14 to play. (Q4 18:14)
Jenkins marks in front of a pack just inside 50m out on the flank, with his man Marchbank hobbled after a recent knock. His set shot wobbles into the goalpost. (Q4 20:59)
6:20 left at the kick in. (Q4 20:59)
Douglas gives to Jenkins who kicks long off a step from 55m on a slight angle, it falls on the line where a pack flies… hands to it after the ball crossed the line, massive goal! (Q4 21:42)
5:57 left now, very tough for the Blues. But it’s 2017 where anything can happen from this point. (Q4 21:42)
Curnow marks the centre clearance kick to CHF, wheels and bombs… Sloane rushes a behind. (Q4 23:10)
Simpson catches Douglas HTB forward of the wing for Carlton, he goes to Thomas on the HFF who tries a pass to the hotspot that doesn’t work, Crows rebound. (Q4 23:31)
Blues getting repeat inside 50s but not hitting targets. (Q4 26:14)
Murphy gives to Graham after a stoppage in the pocket for a miss from 25m, two kicks the difference, 3:21 to go. (Q4 26:43)
Casboult intercepts on the HFF 50m out, he plays on and kicks OOTF. (Q4 26:43)
Casboult intercepts again on the HFF 60m out, this time he goes to the hotspot, the Crows swarm and rebound. (Q4 27:19)
Kerridge drops a mark in midfield and the Crows pounce, Betts sets Knight to run behind the defence and into the open goal for the sealer. (Q4 28:23)
Casboult goals from the line after the Blues pump forward from the centre bounce. 1:41 left, stranger things have happened… surely not? (Q4 28:53)
The Adelaide defence has lots of numbers and is holding out. (Q4 31:49)

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