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Blog log from R17 of 2017: Melbourne vs Adelaide

Blog log for Melbourne vs Adelaide, R17 of 2017

The Crows pounce off the half back flank and Knight is the man tasked with finding Jenkins out the back. That he does and Josh misses from 50 on the flank to the near side. (Q1 2:47)
Hunt chases Cameron and forces the kick to ground. Charlie follows up and forces the turnover with the tackle. Mackay pounces on the loose pill and finishes from 35! (Q1 4:29)
Laird is caught with ball in hand, deep within his defensive pocket. Garlett grabs the crumbs and misses the regulation snap shot from close range. Chance goes begging. (Q1 6:32)
Hunt takes the terrific intercept mark, towering over Jacobs. He plays on quickly and finds Melksham lurking ahead of play unattended. Jake finishes truly from 45! (Q1 9:32)
The Crows win it at the stoppage and send it to Walker’s advantage. Taylor gets to the drop zone and kicks to the McGovern/Smith contest. Mitch takes the grab and goals! (Q1 10:45)
Make that two in thirty seconds for the fast starting Crows! Greenwood wins it at the centre bounce. Taylor pounces on the bouncing ball, pushes off McDonald and goals from 45! (Q1 12:12)
Lewis wins a free kick at the stoppage against Walker. The former Hawk sends it to the Kent/Lever contest and Dean receives the free for being held. He shoots and hits the post. (Q1 16:33)
The Demons cough it up through a Harmes kick that fails to clear the lines. Mackay grabs it, bursts through the congestion and slams it through off the right peg! (Q1 20:58)
Knight is desperate to win the contested pill and that he does. He receives the free after the Smith tackle slipped high. Riley makes no mistake from 40 on the flank! (Q1 24:49)
The Crows are doing all they can to kill this game off early! Jenkins finds Walker out the back unattended. Taylor marks, rounds the corner and slots the snap with ease! (Q1 29:18)
Another hammer blow, making that two in the last two minutes of the term. Jacobs knocks it down and Crouch of the Brad variety, receives and thumps it through from 45! (Q1 31:33)
The Demons add a late minor score on the quarter time siren. Hogan was clearly infringed after being landed upon. No whistle and McDonald is only able to soccer for a minor score. (Qtr Time)
Petracca, Lewis, Hannan and Neal-Bullen link across the half forward flank before Alex finds Kent on the lead. Dean marks and converts from 35 on the slight angle! (Q2 3:40)
Jay Kennedy-Harris opens the play up with a wide kick through the corridor to the speeding Petracca. Christian marks unopposed, runs his measure, steadies and goals from 45! (Q2 4:38)
Smith marks outside the arc as the Crows build up with pace from defence. Brodie takes a punt at goals from 60 and misses to the near side via the flank region. (Q2 6:48)
Jacobs, McGovern and Lynch combine as the Crows move it from half forward into the attacking arc. Tom marks and has no trouble sending that through from 40 on the flank! (Q2 11:28)
The precession between the arcs continues as the Crows feed it through the corridor once more. Lynch centres to Douglas who finds McGovern. Mitch misses poorly from close range. (Q2 15:30)
The miss proves costly. The Dees pace down the other end with a foot race between Garlett and Brown ensuing. Jeff flicks it forward and Melksham slots the around the corner goal! (Q2 16:23)
The Crows take it out of the forward stoppage and waltz it forward. Walker hammers to the goal mouth and McGovern takes the grab. Mitch makes no mistake from point blank range! (Q2 17:23)
Wagner hits the pill at pace off the wing and gathers at full steam. Josh flicks to Melksham and Jake bounces it home from the best part of 65 metres! That’s Jake’s third! (Q2 19:37)
Greenwood, Douglas, Betts and Lynch combine as the Crows flank the ball from half forward to deep in the pocket. Tom flicks centrally to Jacobs and Sam goals from point blank! (Q2 24:08)
The Crows win it at the resultant stoppage and they stream forward. Lynch takes the trademark lead up grab. He darts to the leading Betts. Eddie nabs the goal from 40! (Q2 25:08)
The second half begins but the same plays occur. The Crows win it across half back and power it out. Douglas launches to Jenkins who marks out the back. Josh goals with ease! (Q3 1:03)
Douglas, McGovern and Atkins combine through the middle of TIO Stadium and Rory sends it long to Betts. Eddie gathers out the back but misses from deep in the pocket. (Q3 4:04)
The Crows have yet another chance at an out the back goal after Douglas punts to the unmarked Betts. Eddie shoots from 35 on the sharp angle and misses to the far side. (Q3 7:23)
Pedersen, Hibberd and Oliver combine in tight as the red and the blue win a rare ball out of congestion. Clayton hooks around and thumps through a terrific major from 45! (Q3 9:29)
Brodie Smith takes the intercept mark across half back after the kick in. Smith plays on and chips short to the unmarked Walker. Taylor shoots from 45 and hits the post. (Q3 14:33)
Knight sends the pill inside the attacking arc with Harmes on the chase. Smith is unable to intercept, allowing Lynch to gather off the deck. He misses the snap from 35. (Q3 17:33)
Hannan and Pedersen link down the wing of TIP Stadium before the former Footscray VFL man slams it down onto the chest of Garlett. Jeff marks but misses from 40 on the flank. (Q3 18:32)
Vince, Garlett and Hogan combine on the half forward flank before Jeff finds Jesse with the darting pass. Hogan shoots from 20 on the slight angle and manages to hit the post. (Q3 22:14)
Hogan takes the strong intercept mark as the Crows struggle to rebound their defensive arc. Jesse sends it long and Gawn takes the towering grab. He goals from 35 on the slight! (Q3 24:34)
Make that two in a minute and three in a row for the red and blue! They win it at the stoppage and send it long. Gawn, Petracca and Neal-Bullen link with Alex slamming it home! (Q3 26:04)
Jayden HUNT! The Dees half backer marks at half forward. The siren sounds and he decides to take the shot on. He launches the torpedo and it sails through from outside 60! (3 Qtr Time)
After that mesmerising torpedo, the Dees have now kicked the last four majors of the match. The W appears to still be up for grabs! (3 Qtr Time)
Frost mishandles the ball twice on the wing and eventually the Dees pay the price. The Crows power away with Jenkins marking at HF. Josh finds Lynch and Tom goals from 50! (Q4 1:29)
Petracca and Garlett link deep in the forward pocket. Christian flicks over the top and Garlett pulls it onto the boot. Jeff misses to the near side. (Q4 3:54)
Oliver launches to the three on one in Adelaide’s favour and Talia gives away the free for hands in the back. Tom McDonald is the recipient and goals from 25! (Q4 7:03)
Mackay off half back darts the pass to the speeding Betts. Eddie marks, rounds and finds Jenkins on the lead ahead of O.McDonald. Josh shoots from 55 on the flank and Walker marks. (Q4 9:00)
Taylor marks deep in the forward pocket without leaping for the pill. Poor defence, but Taylor misses the opportunity to the near side. (Q4 9:30)
Cameron wins it at the coalface via the deep pocket forward stoppage. Charlie flicks off to Betts and Eddie sends it through with a trademark snap! (Q4 12:57)
Betts dabs the pass in short to the corridor based lead of Walker, Taylor marking ahead of O.McDonald. The Crows captain sends it through for the major! (Q4 16:15)
Crouch heads long to the contest where Walker again pulls down the contested mark. He flicks to Betts and Eddie finds Lynch out the back. Tom nabs his third! (Q4 18:40)
Hibberd launches long and finds Pedersen out the back unopposed. Cameron shoots from close range but misses poorly to the near side from the slight angle. (Q4 22:25)
Cameron leaves everyone from the stoppage in his wake, bursting before slipping it wide to Walker. Taylor launches from outside 50 and scores a minor to the wrong side of the post. (Q4 24:25)
No matter. The ball is sent in long and captain Walker crumbs the Jenkins fly. Taylor gathers and hammers it home from close range! (Q4 25:10)
Cameron takes the spectacular screamer on the wing and receives the 50 metre penalty after the ball was kicked away. Charlie finds Walker and Taylor misses post siren from 45. (Q4 31:25)

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