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Blog log from R2 of 2018: Sydney vs Port Adelaide

Blog log for Sydney vs Port Adelaide, R2 of 2018

Sinclair marks 40m out on the flank and misses to kick us off. (Q1 0:00)
Motlop misses a quick close-range snap. (Q1 1:54)
Polec sharks in a pack at the HFF after a stoppage and snaps the first goal. (Q1 4:20)
McVeigh gives to Papley who snaps on the turn from 50m on a slight angle, but wide. (Q1 6:54)
Kennedy rolls a chaos ball down the flank, it favours Parker who bounces home the first Swans goal from 10m. (Q1 9:40)
McVeigh passes to Franklin near the boundary 40m out. Buddy’s set shots used to bend back earlier in his career, but the 2018 model kicks gun barrel straight, this is no different. (Q1 11:56)
Wingard roves a Rockliff centre clearance at the hotspot but snaps wide across the body off the left. (Q1 12:51)
Florent bounces wide from the HFF. (Q1 19:41)
Franklin leaps over Hartlett to clunk a Hannebery bal 40m out on a slight angle. Buddy misses, crowd goes aww. (Q1 24:11)
Rohan mops up and has a ping off a step from 45m on a slight angle, but shanks OOTF. (Q1 26:41)
Parker centre clearance, Franklin contest at the hotspot, Hewett crumb and give to Hayward for the checkside goal. Simple game, footy. (Q2 0:17)
Barry kicks over Dixon’s lead to the HFF, Boak roves but Mills gets into his back 30m out. Free kick is horrible, no score. (Q2 2:19)
From the resulting stoppage in the pocket, Wines snaps a nice goal from 20m. (Q2 2:46)
Rohan gives to Franklin near CHF, he breaks a tackle but is still under pressure as he shoots and it’s wide. (Q2 4:18)
Heeney kicks to Franklin with two on him in the pocket, it’s wide but Buddy gets a lovely bounce to gather, turn and run into the open goal. (Q2 5:22)
Motlop passes from wing to CHF for Polec on a fast break, Polec goes back for the set shot but misses with a mongrel. (Q2 11:34)
Marshal misses on the turn from near the hotspot. (Q2 14:49)
Rockliff centres from the pocket, Marshall is on his own, he fluffs a sitter but it pitches in the square for him to volley a much-needed goal for Port. (Q2 17:14)
Jack misses a running snap from CHF after the next centre bounce. (Q2 17:14)
Jack passes to Papley 45m out on a slight angle, Franklin leads but Papley goes back for the set shot…. and nails it! (Q2 26:20)
Dixon snaps from a pack at the hotspot to the pocket and the small Port forwards apply frontal pressure, eventually Wingard snaps around the body from 20m for the goal. (Q2 32:30)
After the next bounce, McVeigh passes from the centre up the guts to Cunningham 40m out just before the HT siren. Cunningham kicks truly. (Q2 33:45)
Heeney snaps wide from traffic near the hotspot after a Kennedy inside 50. (Q3 0:31)
Watts crumbs his own contest in the pocket, baulks and gives to Boak who throws it on the boot from 30m, it’s a wobbler… but it goes through! (Q3 2:49)
Dixon clears from the next centre bounce, Boak roves a Sam Gray contest and bounces through a sensational finish from 35m on the flank! BANG BANG! (Q3 3:44)
Long ball to Franklin and Howard one out inside forward 50, Howard spoils but gets a bad bounce and goes to ground to enable Buddy to roll it home. (Q3 6:29)
Boak gives to Motlop after a stoppage on the HFF, his checkside from the hotspot is good. (Q3 9:25)
Marshall gives to Wingard who snaps wide from deep in the pocket 20m out. Scores level all of a sudden! (Q3 10:31)
Sam Gray roves and runs his full measure to 50m on the flank for a running snap… into the post. (Q3 10:46)
Heeney crumbs a Franklin contest to a long Rohan ball at the hotspot and bounces home the go-ahead goal with class. (Q3 12:14)
Bonner kicks long to a four-man pack at the hotspot, Rampe drops it then chases it back but fumbles and Wingard is Johnny on the spot for the easy volley goal! (Q3 13:00)
Towers gives to Kennedy in traffic on the HFF, he jinks clear and shoots but it’s into the base of the goalpost. (Q3 14:52)
Cunningham shoots wide from 40m on the flank. (Q3 16:17)
Sinclair kicks blind from a stoppage in the BP but it’s a shank and straight to Byrne-Jones 45m out on a slight angle. DBJ doesn’t score. (Q3 18:27)
Motlop passes to Marshall just inside CHF after a series of repeat inside 50s to Port. Marshall roosts a big goal, Port hits the lead! (Q3 21:14)
Marshall marks on the behind line, he runs around and snaps very low but there’s no one on the goal line and it’s through! (Q3 24:30)
Heeney passes down the HFF to Papley 35m out, who just misses. (Q3 26:14)
Bonner has a paddock to run into up the guts, he lets fly from CHF after two bounces but just misses. (Q3 30:47)
Houston kicks from a pack at CHF, there’s no one in the square but he gets pushed after kicking to gift Robbie Gray a goal from the downfield free! (Q3 32:16)
Franklin roves a high Westhoff kick after a stoppage on the HFF and launches a very high snap around the corner from 50m… it falls in! (Q4 3:53)
Robbie Gray intercepts a pressured Smith kick from defence to the edge of the centre square, he goes quick and short to Motlop 40m out on a slight angle. Motlop misses badly. (Q4 4:38)
Howard spoils Franklin on the wing but fumbles back to Buddy who fends a man off and passes to Towers 40m out on a slight angle. Towers kicks truly, Swans back within a kick! (Q4 7:01)
Barry passes to Wingard 45m out near the boundary after a frenetic passage of play between the arcs. But he centres it and Cunningham chops it off. (Q4 14:23)
Polec marks on the wing and gets a 50m penalty for encroachment by Florent to bring him 50m out on a slight angle. The Power wingman roosts a huge kick for a goal! (Q4 15:44)
Chain of handballs down the HF in heavy traffic by Port, Wines gives to Powell-Pepper who rams through another one from 20m on a slight angle! (Q4 17:23)
Bonner bombs long from the HFF after a stoppage, it skids through from the square for a massive goal! 5:05 left, that is almost certainly the sealer. (Q4 23:08)
Franklin plays on after marking in the centre and delivers a typically high-quality inside 50 to Rohan, who misses from 40m on a slight angle. (Q4 25:11)
Hartlett marks 40m out on a slight angle and runs down the clock before missing. (Q4 26:24)

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