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Blog log from R11 of 2018: Hawthorn vs Port Adelaide

Blog log for Hawthorn vs Port Adelaide, R11 of 2018

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Not much goalmouth action early in this one, Hawks doing most of the attacking. (Q1 5:11)
Puopolo draws a holding free on Jonas just inside 50m near the boundary, he goes to the hotspot but no score results. (Q1 8:56)
Robbie Gray finally kicks the first goal after a long kick by Dixon, who had intercepted a poor kick in midfield by his man Frawley. (Q1 10:34)
Watts rams through the second goal from 45m on a slight angle after roving a Mitchell dropped mark. (Q1 11:54)
Sicily turns the ball over under a tackle at defensive hotspot, Dixon roves and gives to Robbie Gray who spins and goals from 15m off his left. (Q1 12:56)
Ceglar gets a free after the next centre bounce and gives to Sicily who kicks long to the hotspot for O’Brien to mark. But TOB misses badly. (Q1 14:52)
Robbie Gray blocks Stratton off a long ball to the square to allow Watts to goal with ease. (Q1 21:25)
Mitchell marks on the wing and gets 50m on Westhoff for encroachment, Titchell sails through the first Hawk goal from 40m on a slight angle. (Q1 22:25)
A free to McEvoy in the middle is reversed after a melee off the ball, eventually Sam Gray gives to Powell-Pepper who misses from 45m on a slight angle. (Q1 24:42)
Wingard roves in a pack at the hotspot and flips out a blind handball to Westhoff who checkside the goal from 20m, bit lairy but Port are good enough to pull it off. (Q1 27:55)
McEvoy marks a Howe ball from the HFF to near the hotspot after the Hawks apply some frontal pressure to force a turnover. Big Boy boots the first goal of Q2. (Q2 0:36)
Henderson passes to Smith on the HFF, his set shot falls in the square, the crumb sits up on the line for Puopolo to volley through! (Q2 9:07)
Mitchel marks in the centre circle, Dixon gets pinged for encroachment to bring Titchell near the hotspot, and another one for arguing to ensure the goal. (Q2 14:50)
Wingard leaps in front of Duryea to take a nice contested grab 45m out on a slight angle, he gives off to Bonner whose long ball to the square doesn’t result in a score. (Q2 16:39)
McEvoy gives to Burgoyne for a snap across the body from 35m on the flank, just wide. (Q2 18:05)
IMpey shoots from 50m on a slight angle as Wines tackles him, that one sails through, Hawks have an unlikely lead! (Q2 21:58)
Frawley kicks to space on the HBF, Polec is first there but his snap is rushed by Gunston. (Q2 24:39)
O’Meara passes to Smith who misses from the HFF. (Q3 2:37)
Roughead gets a free on Hombsch for a trip 40m out on the flank, but misses. (Q3 4:43)
Clurey kicks long to a pack at the hotspot, the crumb falls for Robbie Gray who goals off the left boot with a nice snap despite Stratton pressure. (Q3 8:24)
Sicily intercepts behind the wing and starts a switch play that ends with McEvoy marking an O’Brien pass down the flank to 25m. The set shot is straight as a die, Hawks in front. (Q3 12:14)
Burgoyne beats Powell-Pepper to mark a Shiels pass to 40m on the flank. Tough shot from there in a tricky breeze… but Silk shows his class with a fabulous set shot! (Q3 19:18)
Polec clears after the next centre bounce to the pocket for Wines to mark 20m out. Also a tough shot… just narrow. (Q3 20:44)
Roughead marks strongly on the lead in front of Hombsch from a pass by Burton to 45m on a slight angle. Roughie’s set shot starts straight but hooks right. (Q3 23:15)
Dixon marks just inside 50m on the flank. He has the wind at his back for the set shot… falls in the square for McEvoy to rush. (Q3 24:44)
Roughead leaps high in front of Hombsch and marks a Breust ball 40m out on the flank, again his set shot drifts right. (Q3 25:00)
Wingard has Watts over the back on a rare fast break rebound by Port to run into the open goal for the first score of Q4. (Q4 2:49)
Smith gives to Mitchell at CHF who has enough space to run to 40m and shoot… drifts wide and off the hands of Breust for a point. (Q4 5:37)
Bonner is stripped in a tackle in the Hawks FP, Breust gets a free for a hold by Byrne-Jones 20m out in the ensuing scramble and screws through a big goal! (Q4 9:26)
Wines avoids Frawley to mark a centring ball by Motlop from the HFF to 40m out in front after some torrid handballs through traffic in forward 50. Wines misses. (Q4 15:04)
Dixon marks a long Howard ball 45m out in front of Sicily, his set shot falls on the goal line, did Sicily touch it? No, video review shows clearly a goal. (Q4 16:32)
Howe roves a stoppage on the HBF but falls over and coughs it up to Boak who bombs ot the hotspot where Robbie Gray juggles the mark and goals. Port hits the lead, 6:54 left! (Q4 18:59)
Sicily intercepts a rebound kick to the wing and sends it back to the hotspot where Roughead is sandwiched high by Port defenders going for the crumb and goals from 20m. (Q4 22:48)
Houston fumbles an aimless long ball over the behind line but the umpire pings him for deliberate rushing. Gunston takes the free but misses. (Q4 24:49)
Burton spoils the kick in, Gunston passes to Shiels on the HFF 50m out. Shiels tries a pass, it’s over the head of his target but Breust dives to mark 25m out on the flank, poster! (Q4 26:29)
1:59 left at the kick in. (Q4 26:29)
Impey intercepts Houston’s kick in 45m out on the flank in front of Polec, but kicks OOTF. 1:18 left. (Q4 27:09)
Hardwick spoils the kick-in over the boundary on the Hawthorn HFF, 1:11. (Q4 27:19)
Burgoyne to O’Meara at the ball-in, quick kick bounces in front of Roughead 15m out, stoppage. (Q4 27:19)
Polec clears to the HBF for Port, out of play, 46 seconds left. (Q4 27:19)
Secondary stoppage behind the wing for Port, 37 seconds. (Q4 28:49)
Shiels fumbles a loose ball over the boundary line, ball in again, 30 seconds. (Q4 29:14)
Impey mops up a scrambled clearance and goes to the Port HBF, that will do it. (Q4 30:17)
Powell-Pepper clears to the HFF but no mark, siren, Hawks win by a kick! (Q4 30:17)

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