Blog log from R20 of 2017: Adelaide vs Port Adelaide

Matt Crouch gets a free 40m out on a slight angle but kicks into the man on the mark and it’s rushed by Hartlett. (Q1 0:46)
Ball in in the Crows FP, Lynch gives to Atkins who rolls a pressured snap wide. (Q1 2:32)
Wind and rain making for a scrappy start. (Q1 3:18)
Robbie Gray kicks from behind the centre to Westhoff who has only Keath between him and the goals, he kicks to the empty square and beats Keath to it to soccer home the first goal. (Q1 7:51)
Lynch roves a Walker contest at CHF after the next centre bounce but his running snap skids wide. (Q1 8:49)
Atkins roves a Wines smothered kick from a stoppage 40m out on a slight angle from the Crows goal, but he snaps wide. (Q1 11:55)
Jacobs beats Ryder to mark a long Kelly ball from midfield to near the hotspot. Sauce puts the Crows in front with a goal. (Q1 14:48)
Adelaide has been dominating everything in this game but haven’t been putting scoreboard pressure on. (Q1 14:48)
Brad Crouch passes to Betts 45m out on a slight angle, who gives to Jenkins for a miss. (Q1 16:21)
McGovern catches Jonas HTB on the boundary 20m out, but shoots narrowly with a screwing set shot. (Q1 17:45)
Ryder gives to Dixon steaming down the wing, he fends off a tackler and goes himself from 60m on the boundary… just wide. (Q1 18:19)
Hartlett handballs straight to Lynch on the wing, who goes quickly to Betts 40m out on a slight angle. Betts’ set shot is skewed by the wind across the face. (Q1 21:37)
Cameron speeds away from congestion in the centre and goes long to Walker, who pushes off Jonas to take a circus trick mark over his shoulder… then misses. (Q1 24:22)
Atkins goes long from the wing, Trengove holds the arm of Jenkins 40m out on the flank, who misses. (Q1 27:36)
Betts marks in front of Byrne-Jones on the boundary 20m out. Tough set shot in a swirling wind… the crowd goes ape droppings as Eddie’s checkside floats through! (Q2 1:20)
McGovern roves and misses from the hotspot. (Q2 3:46)
Powell-Pepper receives from Impey and misses a very tough grubber off balance on the boundary 20m out. (Q2 5:51)
Betts taps a loose ball from a pack near the hotspot to Walker who baulks clear and snaps truly. A melee forms afterwards. (Q2 9:38)
Walker marks the next centre clearance kick from Brad Crouch in front of Trengove 45m out on a slight angle. Tex goals again, now the Crows are getting value for dominance. (Q2 11:07)
Lynch toepokes the crumb from a Young ball to a Knight contest at the hotspot, but soccers wide from 15m under pressure. (Q2 15:56)
Lever baulks Monfries and saunters to 50m on a slight angle for a snap, but kicks OOTF. (Q2 17:37)
Brad Crouch sharks a pressured Ebert handball near the hotspot but snaps across the face. (Q2 18:06)
Greenwood reaches over Hartlett to mark a Smith ball 15m out on the flank. He kicks another one for Adelaide, it is a spifflication at this point. (Q2 19:06)
Powell-Pepper is stripped in a tackle at CHB, Betts hits the crumb at the hotspot from the resultant inside 50 and snaps from the pocket… Hartlett just got a finger to it, point. (Q2 21:24)
Amon roves a long ball to the top of the square but sprays it off the left boot from 15m. (Q2 25:48)
Sloane gets a free at a stoppage on the wing and goes long to the hotspot where McGovern draws a free for a push in the back by Clurey. McGovern misses just after the HT siren. (Q2 30:21)
After a Betts goal to open Q3, Walker marks a Sloane centre clearance but kicks OOTF from half forward. (Q3 2:43)
Jacobs snaps another one for Adelaide after a stoppage near the hotspot, with the key goal assist handball from Brad Crouch. (Q3 3:50)
Robbie Gray marks just inside CHF and gets a 50m penalty for Kelly punching the ball late to ensure the goal. (Q3 7:55)
Brad Crouch runs from the next centre bounce and skids through a snap from outside CHF to restart the Crow party. (Q3 9:18)
Jacobs gets a ruck free on Dixon 40m out on the flank, but misses. (Q3 10:42)
Jenkins taps down to Betts 40m out on the flank, Eddie rolls through another party trick goal to get the crowd up and about in classic Adelaide fashion. (Q3 12:09)
Jacobs gets another ruck free on the wing, the pass goes to Walker 50m out on a slight angle. Tex misses. (Q3 16:27)
We are well into junk time now, Port’s spirit was broken long ago. (Q3 16:27)
Laird joins the celebrations with a running goal from the hotspot. (Q3 17:40)
Polec goals on the run from the HFF, drawing boos from the Adelaide fans. (Q3 19:14)
Dixon draws a holding free on Keath sitting under a long ball 20m out in front. He goals to the hoots of the Crow fans. (Q3 25:38)
Robbie Gray gives to Monfries who delivers possibly the worst snap of the year, a horrid shank from 50m on a slight angle that dribbles OOB 10m around from the behind post. (Q3 29:25)
Betts hits the post with a snap from the HFF after a feed from Cameron. (Q3 32:30)
Young gives to Trengove who sprays a snap under not much pressure from 30m on a slight angle. (Q3 33:29)
Betts gives to Jenkins who is over the back to stroll from half forward to the hotspot for another one. Champagne footy now. (Q3 34:17)
Jenkins marks a Sloane centre clearance kick over Clurey 20m out on a slight angle for his second goal, both in the last minute. (Q3 35:28)
Betts draws a contact free on Byrne-Jones trying to mark 40m out on the flank. His set shot falls in the square and is rebounded. (Q4 1:33)
Pittard roves in the BP and runs clear but his rebound kick is straight to Lynch 35m out on the flank. Lynch makes him pay with a goal. (Q4 4:32)
Jenkins catches Robbie Gray HTB 40m out on a slight angle for his third goal. (Q4 6:32)
Cameron misses a snap from the pocket. (Q4 8:17)
Dixon marks 45m out on a slight angle but doesn’t score. (Q4 10:47)
Ebert snaps a goal from a ball in to 20m on the flank. (Q4 11:17)
Walker passes to Betts at the hotspot who misses. (Q4 13:02)
Hombsch converts a set shot from the hotspot, his first goal of his career. That is the definition of garbage time! (Q4 18:47)
Cameron misses a running snap. (Q4 19:32)
Betts feeds Sloane for a goal from 25m after a ball in on the HFF. (Q4 21:18)
Jenkins marks a Betts missed snap near the behind post for another one. (Q4 23:03)
Walker marks a Smith ball 30m out on the flank after getting rid of Pittard, and gets the crowd roaring once more with his third goal. (Q4 27:33)
Cameron marks at half forward, wheels and passes to Betts who marks in front of the hapless Pittard 25m out on a slight angle. Eddie goals, four for him. (Q4 29:24)
Dixon takes a contested grab in a wrestle with Keath at 50m on the flank. He bangs through the ultimate garbage time special on the full time siren. (Q4 31:00)

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