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Blog log from R17 of 2018: Adelaide vs Geelong

Blog log for Adelaide vs Geelong, R17 of 2018

Jones is front and centre for a long ball to the hotspot, he rides a Laird tackle and gives off to Parfitt who snaps the first goal. (Q1 4:12)
Bews kicks OOTF from a pack on the HFF, Sloane takes the free 50m out on the boundary, he hits the square but it’s rushed. (Q1 6:10)
Betts keeps his feet for a long Jenkins ball to the pocket with Henry going to ground, he toepokes the crumb to the top of the square for Gallucci to gather and goal with ease. (Q1 7:39)
Narkle centres from the pocket, across the face but Keath is pinged for front-on contact on Menzel next to the behind post. Menzel kicks his first goal of the evening. (Q1 9:09)
Hawkins contests with Hartigan at the hotspot, three Crows challenge for the crumb but the Tomahawk beats them all to snap across his body for a fine goal off the left boot. (Q1 11:04)
Hawkins is one out for a long Dangerfield ball to the top of the square, he has the sit on Hartigan and takes the mark… but shanks it for a horrible miss. (Q1 12:54)
Dangerfield hits the crumb to a Hawkins contest in the pocket at full pace and tries a Daicos special before running over the boundary 25m out… just shaves the goalpost. (Q1 14:40)
Henry drops a mark and gets swamped by two Crows, he drops it and gets pinged HTB even though there was no prior opportunity. Brown shoots from 40m on a slight angle, goal. (Q1 17:19)
Lynch roves a Kolodjashnij drop 40m out on the flank and gives to Knight who misses with a flying snap. (Q1 20:23)
Duncan runs away from congestion and passes long to Blicavs 40m out in the corridor. Blitz misses badly. (Q1 21:24)
Ablett is pinged for a push in the back on Knight near the boundary 45m out, the set shot is wide, short and rushed. (Q1 27:39)
Knight smothers Ablett at a ball up on the HFF and gives wide to Atkins who tries his luck with a low-percentage snap off a step from 40m on the boundary… it wobbles through! (Q1 29:12)
Murphy bumps Guthrie off a ground ball 40m out on a slight angle and then catches Simpson HTB, he sails through the goal just as the QT siren sounds. (Qtr Time)
Hawkins roves 40m out in front and snaps across his body, it’s high and drops near the square but Parfitt fumbles it over the behind line. (Q2 3:24)
Joel Selwood coughs up a handball at defensive hotspot straight to Lynch, who shoots wide. (Q2 5:09)
The kick in doesn’t clear half back, Laird goes long to the square from half forward, Betts marks next to the goal post and kicks the easy goal. (Q2 5:35)
Jenkins misses a set shot from the HFF. (Q2 7:10)
Jenkins marks a long Gibbs ball over Henry 40m out on a slight angle after Joel Selwood commits a handball clanger on the wing. He misses again. (Q2 8:25)
Walker taps down to Sloane on the wing, he has Lynch over the back to mark 20m out on the flank, play on and goal. (Q2 9:52)
Mad scramble at the top of the Crow goalsquare after a Greenwood bouncing ball to a pack, the pill squirts out for Betts who soccers, Stewart dives and gets a touch through. (Q2 11:21)
Hawkins marks a quick Parfitt ball from a pack at the hotspot on the behind line over Seedsman and boots his second goal. (Q2 14:55)
Ablett passes across half forward to Tuohy just inside 50m on a slight angle. The Irishman goes back for the set shot, and bangs it through. (Q2 18:10)
Seedsman marks a long Gibbs ball from midfield over Kolodjashnij 40m out on a slight angle, but misses. (Q2 19:55)
Greenwood rolls a behind from deep in the pocket 20m out under heavy pressure. (Q2 22:09)
Stanley marks a Simpson pass in front of Keath 40m out on the flank, but misses badly. (Q2 23:26)
Ablett misses a highly unlikely snap under heavy pressure from next to the behind post. (Q2 24:36)
Ablett roves the kick in and pumps it back in quickly, Dangerfield roves and snaps truly off the left from 10m. (Q2 25:19)
Tuohy roves an errant kick from Betts on the Cats HFF, spins out of a Gibbs challenge and snaps wide from 40m on a slight angle. (Q2 27:40)
Blicavs spoils 40m out on the flank but Lynch is front and centre, he snaps around the corner, the ball bounces high in the square and through! (Q2 29:18)
Kelly sets Narkle off on a run from centre to CHF, he goes long to Dangerfield who draws an obvious front-on contact free on Keath and goals from the top of the square. (Q3 1:38)
Gibbs misses a long snap from near CHF. (Q3 3:37)
Milera is caught high by both Joel Selwood and Duncan at half forward, his free kick goes short to Lynch 40m out in front who steers that one through. (Q3 5:21)
Hawkins is playing in front of Hartigan and marks a quick Kelly kick from a stoppage on the wing to 35m on the flank. He splits the middle for goal number three. (Q3 8:52)
Greenwood sets up Gallucci for the quick answering goal from a snap from 35m on a slight angle. (Q3 10:13)
Walker passes to Jenkins just outside the hotspot on a classic Crow fast break play from behind the centre, shades of 2017 there. Jenkins goals as well. (Q3 12:23)
Hawkins marks at half forward and gives to Buzza steaming from the centre through CHF, but he misses from 45m. (Q3 13:39)
Guthrie turns the ball over by foot at half back as he misses Scott Selwood, Atkins mops up and passes to Jenkins 40m out in front for another one. Crows taking control. (Q3 14:22)
Keath spoils at the hotspot but Kelly roves, turns on a threepenny bit and bounces through a lovely finish. (Q3 16:08)
Long ball by Milera to Murphy one out with Blicavs at the hotspot, the ball pitches behind the contest and Murphy turns to gather and run into the open goal. (Q3 17:52)
Betts passes to Walker who draws an arm chop free on Blicavs just inside 50m on the flank. This is well within Tex’s range… but he misses. (Q3 19:52)
Joel Selwood is stripped in a tackle 25m out on the flank, Greenwood roves but misses badly off the left. (Q3 22:04)
Seedsman goes long from the HFF to a big pack in the square, the crumb falls for Knight who rolls a very quick right-foot snap into the goalpost. (Q3 22:34)
Greenwood misses a tough snap from deep in the pocket. (Q3 26:47)
Seedsman sharks a Blicavs handball in the pocket and throws the ball on the boot from 20m… checkside into the post. (Q3 27:41)
Sloane cops a clip over the earhole by Menegola just inside 50m on a slight angle, the crowd audibly adores the recently-resigned star and they go up as one for that huge goal! (Q3 28:33)
Buzza brings the next centre clearance kick by Kelly to ground near the hotspot, Menegola zooms onto it and screws home a nice finish. (Q3 29:25)
Dangerfield marks a Joel Selwood kick from the wing to the HFF on the lead in front of Keath. He sails through a quality finish to make Q4 interesting. (Q4 1:04)
Ablett snaps OOTF from a stoppage on the HFF. (Q4 2:56)
Jacobs is not paid what looked a certain mark in relief at defensive hotspot, the ball spills out to Dangerfield who misses a screwing snap. (Q4 5:12)
Jacobs feeds Crouch to clear from a stoppage on the wing, the pass goes short to Lynch 40m out on a slight angle. He kicks truly for his fourth. (Q4 7:32)
Walker sails through a trademark long set shot from half forward, albeit a bit wobbly. That is just about the sealer, even though there are still 13 minutes to go. (Q4 10:05)
Narkle converts a set shot from true CHF like a good small forward should. (Q4 11:39)
Gibbs leaps on the goal line to touch through a Dangerfield snap from the HFF. (Q4 16:55)
Duncan has a lash from near CHF, that one clears the pack on the line for a goal. 8:42 left, three kicks in it. (Q4 17:24)
Narkle gives wide of a pack near the hotspot to Simpson who kicks awkwardly off the left across the body… Hawkins marks in the square and goals! (Q4 18:53)
8:00 to go, two kicks in it now. (Q4 18:53)
Cheney beats Menzel to intercept on the wing, Sloane roves on the HFF and releases Murphy to run forward to the hotspot and pop through the big steadying goal! (Q4 21:25)
Gallucci takes all the time available over a set shot 45m out on the flank, and misses. Crows have wasted enough time now, they are home. (Q4 27:15)

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