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

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

Petrie marks at half forward, turns and hits up Kennedy leading down the flank to 40m, had yards on Clurey. JJK’s set shot falls short, Darling marks and goals! (Q1 1:45)
Howard is pinged for a high tackle on LeCras at the hotspot, slight duck but it was there as he came in too hot. But LeCras misses. (Q1 4:03)
Darling baulks from a pack on the HFF, does a one-two with Mitchell in traffic and screws a snap around the corner from near the hotspot for the second goal of the game! (Q1 5:32)
Kennedy draws an arm chop free on Clurey going for a Jetta ball to 40m on a slight angle. This set shot starts right but hooks left and through for his first goal. (Q1 7:03)
Westhoff starts a rebound from the last line, Port’s precision disposal sets up a loose man, Dixon is over the back for the easy mark and goal from the square. (Q1 12:41)
Mitchell feeds Gaff who just misses from the HFF after a turnover at halfback by the Power. (Q1 14:37)
Priddis is caught HTB in a double tackle after a stoppage 25m out on the flank. Powell-Pepper takes the free, but doesn’t score. (Q1 18:49)
Ebert commits a foot clanger at half back with a kick that is too close to Petrie 50m out on a slight angle. Petrie kicks truly. (Q1 24:44)
Kennedy gives to Shuey who screws through a goal from 25m on a slight angle, the first of Q2 to continue the same dominance as in Q1. (Q2 0:45)
Port finally get a centre clearance though Boak, Robbie Gray pokes a pass to Amon 40m out on the flank who misses. (Q2 2:02)
Dixon draws a holding free on Mackenzie as Byrne-Jones kicks a ball at their shoelaces just outside the hotspot, he goals. (Q2 3:46)
Priddis kicks high from a stoppage on the HFF, Darling is one out with Pittard and wins that battle easily to mark and goal from the top of the square. (Q2 7:32)
Priddis passes to Cripps 45m out on a slight angle, he builds the Eagle lead with his first goal. (Q2 9:17)
Yeo is dispossessed at half back as there are too many Port jumpers nearby, Neade gives to Dixon who snaps a turnover goal from 40m on a slight angle. (Q2 11:02)
Dixon gets a free for a push in the back by Mackenzie near true CHF. He roosts it, but Vardy just gets a finger to it on the line to rush the behind. (Q2 12:49)
Dixon snaps across the body behind a pack 25m out on a slight angle, but it’s wide. (Q2 16:02)
Sam Gray has two Eagles with him as they chase a long Marshall ball to space at the hotspot, but Sheppard fumbles and falls over to allow him to gather and goal. (Q2 19:42)
A ruck nomination infringement against Ryder gifts a free to Sheed at the hotspot, but Sheed shanks it wide left. Footy gods raise an eyebrow. (Q2 22:33)
Jetta chases a loose ball on the HFF and tries a low percentage snap from 45m on the boundary… just screws the wrong side of the goalpost. (Q2 24:01)
Robbie Gray centres from the HFF to Wingard near the hotspot, who misses, disappointingly. (Q2 25:38)
Ebert tries his luck with a snap under pressure from 55m on a slight angle, the ball bounces in the square very near the goalpost but avoids it for another goal for Port! (Q2 26:48)
Powell-Pepper misses on the run from 40m on a slight angle. (Q2 27:50)
Shuey is paid a HTB free on Ebert 45m out on the flank after a stoppage, only a second before the HT siren sounds. The crowd boos as Shuey comes in… he doesn’t score. (Q2 33:03)
A loose Shuey snap bounces off the shin of Polec in the opposite pocket and OOTF. Gaff takes the free, and misses from 20m. (Q3 1:07)
Wines crumbs his own contest and gives to Impey for a snap around the corner under heavy pressure from near the hotspot… shaves the goalpost. (Q3 8:10)
Sam Gray has position on Yeo and takes a contested grab near the boundary 30m out. But he kicks OOTF with a shank. (Q3 10:48)
Powell-Pepper gives to Polec for a snap across the body from a pack at the hotspot, but that one is also OOTF. (Q3 13:28)
Impey kicks from the HFF to the square, crumb falls down, Dixon wins the hard footy but it spills, Wingard volleys Home from 5m! McGovern got a hand to it, but ruled a goal! (Q3 18:14)
Cripps receives from Darling after a Kennedy contest at the hotspot but shoots OOTF. (Q3 24:50)
Robbie Gray just misses a snap around the corner from 35m on the flank after a pressured rebound around the outer wing. (Q3 26:26)
Dixon plays on after winning a contest in the pocket, but checksides wide from point blank range! (Q3 27:46)
Ryder gives to Neade for a flying snap from near the boundary 35m out… yep, that’s OOTF too. Very low percentage. (Q3 29:26)
Ryder misses a snap from a stoppage near the hotspot. (Q4 2:06)
Long ball to Kennedy who has two on him, the ball takes a Monfries-style bounce from near the behind line through for a goal, goal ump rules it touched by Pittard… umpire’s call. (Q4 5:21)
Wines bullocks his way through a stoppage in the pocket and runs into the open goal! Port hits the lead. (Q4 7:49)
Powell-Pepper receives from Marshall and falls over while snapping from 25m on the flank… that one wobbles through too! (Q4 9:56)
Bonney bursts from defence with two bounces, eventually Impey passes to Dixon 45m out on a slight angle who misses. (Q4 12:08)
Shuey jinks on the boundary and chooses the right option with a pass inboard to Priddis 40m out on a slight angle. The Brownlow medallist kicks the big goal. (Q4 13:51)
Gaff centres after a stoppage on the HFF to the hotspot where Petrie leaps in front of Ryder and clunks a contested grab. The Dish goals, Eagles back in front when they were shot! (Q4 15:36)
Neade gives to Boak who misses from 40m on a slight angle. Point in it. (Q4 17:20)
Clock well under 5:00 now, Eagles playing tempo. (Q4 24:03)
Stoppage on the wing, 4:11. (Q4 24:03)
Secondary stoppage, 4:01. (Q4 24:34)
Wines to Amon to Marshall, but Hurn spoils on the Port HFF, Boak has a snap around the body from 30m on the boundary… into the post! Point each and they’d be level. (Q4 25:22)
Kick in is spoiled out on the wing, ball in, 3:15. (Q4 25:31)
Another ball in on the wing, 3:02. (Q4 26:06)
Priddis to Hutchings for the clearance, Sheed kicks to space, neither LeCras or Darling can soccer the loose footy, eventually Wingard catches Hurn HTB on the wing, 2:15. (Q4 27:06)
Stoppage on the outer wing, 2:01. (Q4 27:36)
Ryder down to Robbie Gray, huge pack on the Port HFF, out for a throw in, 1:50. (Q4 27:36)
Ball up on the wing, 1:37. (Q4 28:06)
Ebert’s kick is smothered, Gaff kicks blindly to the wing, ump pays deliberate OOB, Houston kicks inside 50, huge pack, Amon to Wingard in the pocket, Sheppard spoils, ball in. (Q4 29:20)
1:03 at the ball in. Priddis to the centre, Byrne-Jones to the square, Mackenzie touches it into the behind post, throw in, 38 seconds! (Q4 29:51)
Shuey and Priddis are both buffeted off it, ball in on the Port HFF, 29 seconds. (Q4 30:36)
Shuey kicks long to the wing but Hoawrd marks and goes back to the HFF… McGovern marks in relief and hits a target on the wing, siren sounds, extra time! (Q4 30:59)
Westhoff feeds Boak in the pocket, he has a moment to choose the right option and goes to Amon on the other side 20m out on the flank. Amon kicks the first goal of extra time. (Full Time)
Dixon marks a Houston ball over Barrass next to the hotspot and misses. (Full Time)
Robbie Gray gives to Wines after a stoppage who sails through a fabulous snap from the HFF, the Port fans are pumping and so is Ollie! (Full Time)
The Eagles boss the next centre clearance, bit of a chaos ball, Kennedy soccers home from the square! (Full Time)
Wingard picks up a loose ball 15m out on the flank and misses. 4:03 left in the second period of extra time. (Q6 0:56)
Vardy passes to Kennedy 40m out in front after the Eagles take some chances on the rebound. JJK makes no mistake, two points the difference, 3:09! (Q6 2:01)
Ryder to Hartlett to Amon for the run away from the next centre bounce, the pass goes to Dixon 40m out on the flank and he takes a very difficult grab…. but then misses. 2:18. (Q6 3:57)
Hurn kicks in to CHB, Wines to Boak who misses. (Q6 4:23)
2:02 at this kick in. (Q6 4:23)
Sheed marks on the HBF and goes to the centre, McGovern links up, but Shuey is caught HTB… then Barrass intercepts on the HBF. (Q6 4:48)
Barrass to McGovern, Cripps can’t mark on the wing, but McGovern spoils out on the HBF, 1:07 to go. (Q6 5:22)
Shuey gets a holding free at the throw in, he switches to Hurn, to Jetta, he plays on to the hotstpot, mad scramble, Sheed kicks out 40m out, throw in, 27 seconds. (Q6 6:24)
Shuey performs his trademark arm lift and draws a free on Polec! Free will be 40m out on a slight angle. Siren sounds! (Q6 6:59)
Shuey lines up for the goal to win the final… and kicks truly! (Q6 7:23)

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