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Blog log from R12 of 2018: Port Adelaide vs Richmond

Blog log for Port Adelaide vs Richmond, R12 of 2018

Wingard receives outside a pack at CHF and passes to Westhoff to mark in front of Vlaustin 35m out on the flank. The Hoff pushes it left. (Q1 1:12)
Dixon muscles Rance off the fall of a long Powell-Pepper ball to the flank 35m out and takes an impressive mark, then kicks straight as a die for the first goal. (Q1 4:09)
Westhoff roves a Ryder contest on the HFF and shoots off a step from 45m, but the ball rams into the behind post OOTF. (Q1 5:29)
Ellis dithers on the last line after being called to play on post-mark and kicks OOTF 45m out. Westhoff takes the free but his inboard pass is intercepted by Vlaustin, no score. (Q1 6:51)
Miles hits the lead of Nankervis 45m out on a slight angle, who tugs it way left. (Q1 8:13)
Rance is pinged for a push in the goalsquare sitting under a long Dixon ball from the HFF to gift Westhoff an easy goal. (Q1 11:41)
McIntosh passes up the guts to 45m for a short lead by Riewoldt after the Tigers boss a stoppage on the wing where they did not nominate a ruck. Riewoldt kicks the first Tig goal. (Q1 16:25)
Cotchin feeds Caddy for a screwing snap off a step from 25m on a slight angle, just wide. (Q1 19:13)
Cotching prevents a fast break score by beating Neade to a loose ball at CHB, the Richmond attack is meandering but it ends with Edwards roving a Nankervis contest for the goal. (Q1 22:42)
Edwards gets a second goal in a minute with a volley from the square after a long bomb to space by Miles! (Q1 22:57)
Sam Gray marks 45m out on the corridor but shoots well wide. (Q1 24:48)
Wingard hits the behind post OOTF from the pocket 20m out. (Q1 25:29)
Westhoff passes from the wing to Sam Gray 40m out near the boundary just before the QT siren, whose shot goes across the face. (Q1 28:58)
Riewoldt marks a high ball by Grigg to the flank 40m out, well in front of Clurey. He kicks truly, Richmond putting their stamp on this one early. (Q2 0:54)
Edwards feeds over his head at a stoppage in the pocket for Lambert who shows a lack of poise by trying a low-percentage checkside from 20m that goes across the face. (Q2 4:53)
From the resultant kick in, Port goes coast to coast with Robbie Gray and Dixon setting up Westhoff to run into the open goal. (Q2 5:53)
Motlop forces Grigg to cough up a ground ball near the Port hotspot, Watts mops up and gives wide to Westhoff who does the rest off the right boot from 20m in the pocket. (Q2 7:23)
Grigg is pinged for deliberate OOB 40m out as the Port forward again apply a press, Motlop takes the free and misses with an ambitious checkside. (Q2 8:53)
Lambert gives to Butler who decided to shoot off a few steps from 55m on a slight angle… bounces into the post. (Q2 11:53)
Vlaustin wins a ground ball in a contest with Boak in the middle, eventually Riewoldt marks at CHF and goes short to Miles 45m out in the corridor who kicks the go-ahead goal. (Q2 13:08)
Sam Gray shoots on the run from the HFF just before Vlaustin arrives, two Tigers leap on the line but can’t get to it, impressive goal! (Q2 16:53)
Cotchin just misses a snap from a pack 30m out on a slight angle. (Q2 19:12)
McIntosh fends off Ebert in the pocket 35m out and just misses. (Q2 19:38)
Powell-Pepper juggles a mark outside CHF and passes wide to Polec 45m out on a slight angle. Polec sails through another go-ahead goal. (Q2 21:32)
Miles puts his head over a loose footy at the Port hotspot after Motlop is dispossessed, gets collected by Robbie Gray but no free, Gray mops up and checksides the goal. (Q2 23:03)
Motlop joins the party with a snap from the hotspot after roving a Polec ball to a lead by Dixon on the flank. (Q2 24:24)
Polec passes to the lead of Dixon but there’s a free off the ball to Sam Gray on McIntosh 35m out on the flank. He steers through another one, Port is on FIYAH! (Q2 26:30)
Ryder catches Conca HTB with a chicken wing tackle 45m out on a slight angle, but misses. (Q2 29:24)
Clurey turns the ball over by hand on the HBF, Lambert feeds Castagna who misses under pressure from 20m on the flank. (Q3 9:31)
Westhoff stumbles and is pinged for a push in the back on Riewoldt in ruck at the hotspot. Riewoldt steers through his third major. (Q3 11:30)
Robbie Gray kicks from the next centre bounce, Rance gives away a free for a hold on Dixon 35m out on a slight angle, but Dixon sprays it well wide right. (Q3 13:26)
Wingard kicks long down the flank to 20m, Robbie Gray gets a fairly soft free kick 20m out for a hold by Grimes, he makes no mistake for the answering goal. (Q3 15:02)
Castagna beats Motlop to mark a Conca shank just outside the hotspot, but he also sprays his set shot for a behind. (Q3 23:48)
Three Port forwards sit under a Rockliff pass to the flank 40m out, Robbie Gray wins the raffle but misses the shot. (Q3 25:00)
Vlaustin kicks OOTF under not much pressure off his left boot 40m out. Boak takes the free kick, he hits the square but it’s easily rushed. (Q3 27:16)
Edwards hits the crumb to a Riewoldt contest on the HFF at breakneck speed and feeds Castagna to run into the open goal. (Q3 28:28)
Port’s forward pressure wins out with Dixon getting a HTB free on Edwards 45m out on the flank, but his shot falls in the square for no direct score. (Q4 2:44)
Westhoff sets up Ryder for a snap across the body from congestion at the hotspot, but it floats wide. (Q4 4:06)
Lambert marks a dump kick by Clurey from a ball up at the Richmond hotspot to 50m out in front, he gives off to Caddy who misses. (Q4 7:11)
Castagna leaps on the back of Clurey to take a lovely speccy on his chest at the hotspot from a long McIntosh ball from the wing. He kicks the first goal of Q4. (Q4 8:31)
Boak feeds Sam Gray for a highly pressured snap in a pack 20m out on the flank, but it bounces well wide. (Q4 11:38)
Lambert loses the handle on a centring ball by Motlop to the hotspot, Sam Gray has a snap off a step but it’s wide. (Q4 13:52)
Caddy roves at half forward and gives to Short who shoots high and wide from CHF. (Q4 14:52)
McIntosh catches Neade high on the wing, slow play but somehow Ellis has two Port players on him 30m out on the flank, Wines marks in front but hits the post. (Q4 19:50)
Miles ducks is pinged HTB under a Motlop tackle 45m out on the flank, Motlop is called to play on and goes to Rockliff 45m out who tries a pass that doesn’t work, no score. (Q4 25:30)
But the clock is already down to not enough minutes for Richmond. (Q4 25:30)
Powell-Pepper gives to Rockliff for a snap from a pack at the hotspot but Rance touches it on the line. (Q4 27:52)

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