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Blog log from R19 of 2017: Port Adelaide vs St Kilda

Blog log for Port Adelaide vs St Kilda, R19 of 2017

Bruce marks on the lead ahead of Hombsch as the Saints enjoy an early entry into the attacking arc. Josh shoots from deep in the pocket, missing with the snap. (Q1 4:26)
Powell-Pepper gets Lonie high in the attempted tackle, although the contact was certainly accentuated. Jack sends it through from 30 on the slight! (Q1 11:52)
White launches to the isolated one on one and Bruce takes the mark, opposed to Clurey. Josh shoots from 40 on the flank and misses to the far side. (Q1 15:20)
Wines receives a free kick within the stoppage, after McKenzie catches Ollie high in the attempted tackle. Ollie shoots from 45 on the flank and he misses to the near side. (Q1 20:12)
Impey takes the lead up mark as the Power continue to search for their first major of the afternoon. Jarman shoots from 45 on the flank, but he thuds his effort into the post. (Q1 25:57)
The Power have their first! From the forward fifty stoppage, Dixon works it forward and Westhoff grabs the crumbs. He dropkicks through the major from close range! (Q1 27:47)
Make that two in thirty seconds for the resurgent Power! Webster soccers down the corridor and into the path of Amon. Karl gathers, settles and snaps it through from 40! (Q1 29:05)
The Power surge the ball forward and the pill lands at the feet of Impey. The small grabs it off the deck and Acres takes him high in the tackle. Jarman converts from 40! (Q2 12:43)
Billings to Lonie as the Saints power out of the corridor with some rare efficient ball movement. Jack shoots from 45 on the sharp angle and misses. (Q2 17:29)
Jack receives the free kick and the Saints youngster has the opportunity to cut the lead from 40 on the flank. Jack misses the set shot to the far side. (Q2 18:45)
Dunstan moves it out of the forward stoppage to Lonie. Jack receives and shoots with purpose from 35 on the slight, but another poor use blights the scoreboard. (Q2 20:28)
Whilst the players are playing in wet conditions, it’s far from torrential. However, Port Adelaide is kicking at 42% efficiency and the Saints not much better. (Q2 21:45)
Sam Gray dabs the pass to the leading Robbie, with the Port Adelaide star marking on the boundary. He shoots with the snapshot and misses to the far side. (Q2 24:29)
Bruce throws himself at the pill and forces it to the front of the pack. Billings gathers from the front and centre position, but misses the regulation snap from 20. (Q2 25:45)
We are waiting on a goal review as Membrey kicks one through from close range. Bruce bounces off the post but the ball makes no contact. Tim gathers and goals from close range! (Q2 28:26)
Ross’ fumble in defence proves costly, allowing Port Adelaide to mop up and enables the marking opportunity for Polec. Jared takes the grab and slots the major from 30! (Q3 2:19)
A ridiculous advantage is taken, with Steele receiving a free kick 35 out from goal but choosing to flick off to Gresham. Jade receives on the sharp angle and dribbles a minor. (Q3 10:31)
Steven, McKenzie and Gresham combine as the red, white and black surge from the wing to scoring range. Jade shoots from 25 on the slight and misses once again. (Q3 13:31)
The Saints have kicked 2.10 and that doesn’t even count the complete misses, of which there have been many. (Q3 14:34)
Ryder, Wines and Dixon link with efficient ball movement from the stoppage. Charlie launches to the goal mouth from 60 and the ball bounces through for a minor score. (Q3 19:18)
Dunstan takes the advantage with a free kick inside the attacking arc, with the onballer flicking to Ross. Seb shoots from 45 and misses to the right hand side. (Q3 20:28)
Bruce takes the lead up grab and Josh, thankfully, will have to line up the set shot. He shoots from 40 on the flank and misses poorly to the near side. (Q3 21:19)
Sam Gray grabs the forward 50 scraps and dabs the pass to the unmarked Young. Aaron’s shot is short but Trengove gathers and goals from close range… Score review is called for. (Q3 23:48)
The umpires are wondering whether the ball hit the post. Jackson’s shot from close range, after extensive review, is adjudicated the maximum score! (Q3 25:04)
Dunstan to Steven who sends it with the classic wet weather footy up and under. Jonas and Acres battle and Blake takes the grab seconds before the siren. He goals from 30! (Q3 29:52)
Impey launches to the top of the square. Dixon and Brown battle before Charlie loses his man, catching the uncontested pill. He converts truly from close range via the set shot! (Q4 4:05)
Carlisle flicks to Dunstan through the corridor, with Luke sending the short ball into the outstretched arms of the leading Membrey. The former Swan goals from 55! (Q4 6:05)
Sinclair produces a terrible turnover from the kick in, picking out Ebert. Brad marks and makes Jack pay with the maximum from outside 50 on the flank! (Q4 11:56)
The Saints have the quick reply! Roberton builds the play from half back, releasing Savage. Shane launches to the hotspot and Gresham gathered from close range to goal! (Q4 14:30)
Bruce receives the free for contact from Wines. Josh launches long and Gresham pounces on the crumbs. Jade gets tackled, the ball pops forward and Sinclair gathers and goals! (Q4 18:30)
Out of the resultant stoppage, Billings, Newnes and Dunstan combine as the Saints surge it out of the stoppage. Luke snaps off the left peg and goals from 35! (Q4 19:10)
Scramble on the goal line as Sam Gray plunges his boot to the pill. He appears to be held but the decision goes amiss. It’s rushed through. 5:01 left to play. (Q4 23:17)
Membrey almost pulls down the strong mark, second in line. The ball is forced into the hands of Steven, who moves it centrally by hand to Steele. Jack snaps but misses from 35. (Q4 24:08)
Webster takes the intercept mark as the Power attempt to pace the ball out of defence. Jimmy darts the pass onto the chest of Membrey. He goals from 40 on the sharp angle! (Q4 27:35)
We have an exciting 54 seconds to play! Westhoff grabs it off the deck, flicks to Young and Aaron swings it through from 40 on the flank! (Q4 30:16)
Four points the difference, 0:54 left to play. The Power win the clearance… (Q4 30:33)
Brown spoils the leading Dixon and it forces the stoppage. 0:19 left to play. Another stoppage. (Q4 31:04)
The stoppage in the Port Adelaide forward half is snagged by Robbie Gray. He paces away from the stoppage and goals from 50 on the flank! INCREDIBLE! (Q4 32:01)
7 seconds left to play… (Q4 32:35)
Siren sounds the Power are triumphant! 10 points down with a minute to play, the team from Adelaide manage to win! (Q4 32:35)

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