Blog log from R16 of 2017: Adelaide vs Western Bulldogs

Walker is on his own for Betts to play on with a pass from half forward after a free to McGovern on Roberts. He goals from 35m on the flank. (Q1 2:50)
Picken roves a Redpath contest to a Stringer ball near the square but his quick left boot snap is touched for a behind. (Q1 4:58)
Wallis puts his head over the crumb from a Picken contest 35m out on the flank and gets a slightly soft free for Lever getting in his back. He misses. (Q1 6:11)
Rain was forecast to ease for the start of this game but it is currently raining noticeably. (Q1 7:22)
Bontempelli grabs the ball from a pack in the centre, turns and tries his luck to an empty square from 55m on a slight angle… skids wide. (Q1 8:48)
Repeat inside 50s for the Dogs, finally Suckling gets a chance for a snap off a step from 50m on a slight angle and clears the contest in the square for the first Doggy goal. (Q1 15:38)
Betts marks an errant Smith snap from half forward near the behind line, and plays on to pass to Jenkins 20m out on a slight angle for his first goal. (Q1 17:31)
Milera is outside a pack at half forward and tries a checkside from 50m, but it skids well wide. (Q1 18:33)
Smith chases the crumb from a Bontempelli contest at half forward, the cavalry is closing so he throws the left boot at it… aquaplanes just wide. (Q1 19:49)
Jenkins beats Roberts with strength and technique to mark on his chest 25m out on the flank, but he shoots wide left. (Q1 24:21)
Stringer passes from the wing on a fast break to Redpath between three Crows 40m out in the corridor, with a lairish but effective checkside. Redpath kicks truly. (Q1 26:51)
Roberts goes to ground on the wing to allow McGovern to mop up a ground ball and start a fast break, Jenkins is over the back to mark 20m out in front and goal. (Q2 3:58)
Another fast break by Adelaide around the outer wing after a Honeychurch fumble in the FP leads to a turnover, Jenkins has Betts for a Joe the Goose special. (Q2 6:28)
Knight wins a hard footy in a pack at the hotspot and reefs it out to Knight who snaps truly off the left boot. (Q2 13:48)
Liberatore pokes a pass from a pack at CHF to Bontempelli running to space 35m out on a slight angle, very similar to the first goal by Walker. The Bont hits the post. (Q2 14:58)
Liberatore passes wide from congestion on the HFF, McLean marks outside CHF and gives to Suckling who slides to 45m and misses. (Q2 19:56)
Walker dominates Cordy in a marking contest at half forward, wheels and goes long to the square from 55m on a slight angle… over heads for a behind. (Q2 23:23)
Boyd dives to rush a Thompson snap from the HFF. (Q2 23:23)
Boyd kicks blind from the last line under pressure, it’s straight to Brodie Smith who misses around the corner from near the hotspot. (Q2 24:31)
Redpath contests a long Honeychurch ball from the HFF to the square, bumps Lever off the footy then creates a crumb for Dale to snap the much-needed goal from 10m. (Q2 26:44)
Talia kicks OOTF under Stringer pressure from the BP. Hunter takes the free 30m out and hits the square, Crows clear. (Q2 28:29)
Bontempelli picks up a loose footy and navigates heavy traffic on the wing, his kick to the hotspot is marked strongly by Stringer in front of Kelly. He goals on the HT siren. (Half Time)
Walker beats Cordy one on one to mark a McGovern ball from the wing to 40m out on the flank after the first centre bounce of Q3. He goals. (Q3 0:46)
Walker shepherds through a Matt Crouch snap from the HFF for another one for the Crows, albeit he cannoned Johannisen into the goalpost while doing it. (Q3 5:02)
Cordy catches Jenkins high in a marking contest 40m out on a slight angle, Jenkins boots his third goal. (Q3 10:01)
Long ball to the Crows HFF, Jenkins taps down into the path of Betts, two Dogs converge so Betts tries a volley from 25m on the flank… sails through! (Q3 14:46)
Walker sharks a pressured Dale handball 30m out on the flank, breaks a few arm tackles with strength and snaps an impressive third goal from near the hotspot. (Q3 17:46)
Suckling misses with a snap off a step from 55m on a slight angel. (Q3 18:33)
Redpath takes a nice contested grab in front of Otten from a Wallis ball from midfield to 45m out on a slight angle. He runs in right and shoots left. (Q3 19:46)
Hunter snaps on the run from the HFF but it’s across the face. (Q3 20:49)
Knight stands in front of a pack and marks just before it flattens him 40m out on a slight angle, he goals too. Just about junk time by now, Dogs look spent. (Q3 22:26)
Jenkins has Cordy one on one and again wins the battle of strength to dive and be paid a mark that replays show hit the ground. He goals from near the hotspot. (Q3 27:02)
Smith marks at half forward, wheels and hits Redpath 35m out on the flank. Redpath misses right. (Q4 2:16)
Johannisen kicks to a contest from half back, the Crows swarm, Betts passes from the pocket across the top of the square to Sloane to mark and goal from 20m. (Q4 3:47)
Dale fumbles a chaos ball on the HBF, Betts is waiting to pounce, he has Brad Crouch over the back for a trademark Adelaide champagne footy goal. (Q4 7:17)
Walker tries a Joe the Goose to Betts after marking a Mackay ball near the behind post but Betts is tackled by Suckling and the ball spills for a rushed behind. (Q4 8:55)
Jenkins passes short to Mackay 35m out on the flank, who misses. (Q4 10:12)
Douglas snaps some junk from 40m on a slight angle to give the remaining soggy supporters something to cheer. (Q4 13:27)
Stringer runs clear from a stoppage at half forward and gives to Dahlhaus for some garbage from the hotspot. Desultory reaction from the locals. (Q4 16:53)
Stringer gets a soft holding free on Brodie Smith 40m out on a slight angle, and draws Bronx cheers with a miss. (Q4 19:00)
Redpath marks in front of Lever near the hotspot but misses. (Q4 21:42)
Betts passes from the HFF off his left boot to the lead of Cameron to mark ahead of Johannisen 40m out in the corridor. Cameron joins the party. (Q4 22:45)

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