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Blog log from R16 of 2017: West Coast vs Port Adelaide

Blog log for West Coast vs Port Adelaide, R16 of 2017

Sheppard gets caught HTB and pinged 50 for arguing on the wing, Robbie Gray passes short to Wines 30m out on the flank for the first goal. (Q1 2:38)
Ebert clears from a stoppage on the HFF despite a Mitchell tackle, Dixon beats Barrass to mark at the hotspot for his first goal. (Q1 7:23)
McGovern gets a free on Polec for falling on his back 40m out on the flank. His set shot starts straight but wobbles the wrong side of the left goalpost. (Q1 9:34)
Robbie Gray snaps his first after a stoppage at the hotspot, running onto his right boot after a give out by Wingard. (Q1 11:08)
Chain of Port handballs after a stoppage in the pocket, Atley to Wingard who snaps another one. Port is dominating this game early, and it’s starting at the coalface. (Q1 12:38)
Vardy catches Atley HTB at a ball up on the wing and goes to Hutchings on the boundary 40m out. Hutchings hangs it wide right. (Q1 15:36)
Duggan passes to Darling deep in the pocket 20m out, who goals with a screwing set shot. (Q1 16:38)
LeCras is all on his own at the hotspot for a pass by Hutchings after the next centre clearance is won by Shuey, he plays on and rolls through a goal. (Q1 17:49)
LeCras plays on to advantage for another one after a free 20m out at a stoppage against Trengove to Vardy for a block. (Q1 19:30)
Darling forces Polec to cough up at CHF for West Coast, Mitchell gives wide to Wellingham whose snap from 40m on the flank is rushed. (Q1 24:08)
Jetta tries his luck after having a moment to compose himself for a snap from 55m on the flank… he roosts a massive goal to wow the home fans! (Q1 25:09)
Duggan misses a long snap from the HFF. (Q1 28:06)
Jetta catches Boak HTB in the pocket 30m out after Shuey spoiled him. But Jetta’s set shot is a shank and rebounded. (Q2 3:32)
Yeo bounces a short kick from a ball up at CHF, Darling fumbles but regathers and snaps over his shoulder from the hotspot for a goal. (Q2 4:45)
Petrie marks a low Yeo ball to the hotspot and gives a Joe the Goose special to LeCras for his third in trademark downhill skiing fashion. (Q2 5:33)
Darling marks a McGovern ball next to the behind post and screws through his third goal. (Q2 8:40)
Darling marks unopposed 45m out on the flank but misses. (Q2 13:05)
McGovern gives wide to Cripps on a fast break, he’s on the left HFF 40m out but doesn’t have a left boot, his right foot checkside curves wide. (Q2 18:11)
White beats Wellingham with sheer pace to run down the wing and go to Dixon in the pocket, who centres to Ryder at the hotspot. Paddy goals to stop the rot. (Q2 19:30)
Wingard receives and has space and time to run his full measure for an unpressured snap from CHF… just wide. (Q2 22:45)
Ebert gives to Boak on the end of a chain of handballs across half forward, he shoots from 45m in front under some pressure… wobbles through! (Q2 27:05)
Cripps goes long to the square from the HFF, Darling draws a holding free on Clurey for his fourth goal. (Q3 0:59)
Westhoff marks an Ebert ball to the pocket after the next centre bounce, then goes inboard to Dixon 20m out on a slight angle. Dixon makes no mistake. (Q3 2:44)
LeCras hits Petrie running back to the hotspot on a fast break from half back started by Yeo. Petrie goes back for the set shot, and kicks his first goal. (Q3 7:15)
Hartlett marks a Lycett clearance kick to the Port HFF over Jetta. Of course he’s got the distance, can he get it on line? Yes he can, goal Port Adelaide. (Q3 11:00)
Two Eagles tackle Powell-Pepper after he roves 35m out on a slight angle, he goes to ground and the ump pays a push in the back free. SPP, who is wounded, misses left. (Q3 14:48)
Priddis roves a Karpany ball to a pack 25m out in the pocket, the seas part for him but he tries a checkside that goes just wide. (Q3 17:02)
Wingard runs down the wing and passes to the lead of Dixon 25m out on the flank, nothing the Eagle defenders could do. Dixon goals, Port gets reward for edging general play. (Q3 18:45)
Hartlett receives in the centre and tries his luck to an empty square from 65m… bounces well wide. (Q3 20:10)
Robbie Gray juggles a mark with his right arm over Sheppard and Hurn 45m out on the flank, but misses. (Q3 21:00)
Westhoff misses a snap around the corner from the hotspot after a stoppage in the pocket to level the scores. (Q3 25:12)
Westhoff marks 20m out on the flank after another clearance win to Port, he goals to give the Power the lead. (Q3 27:00)
Gaff roves a Vardy contest 20m out and shoots off balance, it falls in the square where Jetta juggles the mark and goals. The kick went about nine metres. (Q3 29:45)
Petrie decks White after kicking on the wing, downfield free goes to Dixon 50m out on the boundary. Barrass marks the set shot in relief in the square. (Q3 30:57)
Westhoff passes to the lead of Dixon to mark in front of McGovern 35m out on the flank. Dixon kicks his fourth goal, Port strike first in Q4. (Q4 1:43)
LeCras levels the score with his fourth goal after marking a Mitchell ball 35m out on a slight angle, Hombsch lost his feet as Mitchell baulked on the HFF. (Q4 5:58)
Robbie Gray clears from the next centre bounce to Trengove who marks untouched on his chest at the hotspot. He goals, Power leads again. (Q4 6:28)
Westhoff converts a set shot from the boundary 30m out after Robbie Gray intercepts a Duggan rebound kick and goes right back in with speed. (Q4 9:29)
Powell-Pepper roves a Dixon contest on the HFF at full pace and shoots from 40m… OOTF. (Q4 10:27)
Again the Eagles can’t rebound very far, Robbie Gray marks a Pittard ball in a pack 40m out on the flank and splits the middle. 12:29 left but it’s now three goals the difference. (Q4 11:41)
Houston pushes Mitchell over near the square to concede a rather soft 50m penalty to bring Vardy from outside CHF to the top of the square for an easy goal. (Q4 13:53)
Robbie Gray marks on the lead 40m out on the flank and sails through another lovely set shot to extend the Power lead. 9:25 left, Eagles not looking much like fighting back. (Q4 17:10)
Karpany goes long to the square, Houston spoils Darling, the crumb falls for Cripps but Houston bumps him over the behind line before he gets a handle on it, excellent defence. (Q4 18:29)
Wellingham marks a blind rebound kick the Eagle HFF by White, he plays on and goes long and straight… does it get touched on the line? Yes, Pittard got there, just. (Q4 20:14)
Sam Gray chases an errant Dixon snap from the HFF near the behind line, Jetta gets there to tackle him and force the spillage for a behind. (Q4 21:18)
Mitchell turns the ball over by hand in midfield, chain of Port handballs through traffic ot free up Powell-Pepper to shoot on the run from 25m on a slight angle… wide! (Q4 22:08)
Gaff hacks a kick from a stoppage in the BP but straight to Polec 40m out on a slight angle. Polec misses badly, though. (Q4 23:59)
Yet again West Coast can’t rebound, Dixonmarks on the flank 25m out and goals. 4:54 left, that is the sealer unless something spifflicatingly extraordinary happens. (Q4 25:17)
White catches a smothered Mitchell snap on the behind line and walks over it, the ump pays deliberate rushing, Cripps kicks the goal. (Q4 26:30)
Cripps misses a target by hand at half forward, Port swarms to rebound around the outer wing, Boak marks 35m out on the flank. He takes his full 30 seconds… (Q4 28:45)
Powell-Pepper marks on the behind line and shoots so badly it’s not even OOTF. (Q4 28:45)
Trengove marks outside CHF, Shuey gets there late and punches him in the stomach, 50m penalty ensures the goal. (Q4 30:45)
Ryder gets a ruck free on Vardy 30m out on the flank and puts a cherry on top of a BOG performance with his second goal. (Q4 33:14)
Wines hits the post from a stoppage in the pocket just before the final siren. (Q4 34:59)

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