Blog log from R18 of 2018: Port Adelaide vs Western Sydney

Coniglio sets up Ward for a running snap from 50m on a slight angle that hits the post. (Q1 1:43)
Robbie Gray turns Keeffe with a right foot step at half forward, his snap bounces high in the square, Ebert mops up and breaks a Whitfield tackle for the first goal. (Q1 3:16)
Kelly runs down the wing and hits Himmelberg leading in front of Hombsch 40m out on a slight angle. Himmelberg clunks the perfect set shot. (Q1 5:26)
Whitfield passes to Taranto 35m out on the flank, who misses the lot. (Q1 8:31)
Daniels kicks to space at the GWS hotspot to favour Taranto runnign back ahead of Jonas, he gathers and turns clear for the goal from 15m. (Q1 10:58)
Simpson feeds Deledio for the clearance at a stoppage on the HFF, his kick to near the behind post favours Lobb to mark in front of Howard but Lobb misses. (Q1 14:10)
Rockliff pops up a looping pass from the wing to drop into a hole between traffic for Dixon 45m out on the flank, an intelligent kick on a slow play. But Dixon doesn’t score. (Q1 16:31)
Hopper goes long from the HFF but it’s off hands for a behind. (Q1 17:28)
Himmelberg roves a Deledio kick to a pack and snaps over his left shoulder from 40m on the flank… fantastic finish! (Q1 22:24)
Greene sails through another nice snap from 40m on the flank after burning off Howard to win a ground footy. (Q1 25:34)
Hopper sails through yet another quality finish from a snap after a feed by Shiel after a stoppage near the hotspot. (Q2 3:58)
Robbie Gray draws a contact free 40m out on the flank but misses. (Q2 10:10)
Wines passes to the lead of Boak in front of Deledio 45m out on a slight angle. Boak is technically not the captain today as he handed it to a sick kid but that’s a captain’s goal. (Q2 11:38)
Reid receives outside a pack at the Giants hotspot and lets fly off the right boot from 40m on the flank, it’s ungainly but straight through! (Q2 13:43)
Daniel shanks a running snap across the face from 40m on a slight angle. (Q2 14:16)
Greene rolls through another snap from general play for a goal, this one after a stoppage on the HFF that GWS bosses, Greene roved a drop by Clurey. (Q2 19:14)
Dixon marks in front of a pack 20m out on the flank but sprays it badly for a point. (Q2 21:47)
Westhoff beats Haynes to mark a long Ebert ball from the HFF to the top of the square 20m out, he goals. (Q2 24:13)
Powell-Pepper runs towards the pocket and gives inside to Watts for a snap across the body from 25m on the flank… narrow. (Q2 25:30)
Taranto roves and gives to Reid for a snap across the body from near the hotspot but it goes wide. (Q2 26:24)
Greene roves a pack 40m out on the flank but his snap also goes wide. (Q2 28:44)
Byrne-Jones marks in front of Whitfield 40m out on a slight angle but kicks like a backman, hooked OOTF. (Q3 5:57)
Ward misses a flying snap from the HFF under not much pressure. (Q3 8:12)
Deledio intercepts 50m out on a slight angle but misses. (Q3 9:42)
Reid catches Thomas over the shoulder on the boundary 20m out, LT misses. (Q3 12:36)
Robbie Gray gets a contact free at a ball up near the hotspot and belatedly kicks the first goal of Q3 after a long arm wrestle. (Q3 16:27)
Haynes roves an errant Pittard rebound kick and goes high to a pack at the hotspot, the crumb falls perfectly for Kelly who snaps wide off his left boot. (Q3 18:27)
Coniglio beats Howard to mark a Taranto inside 50 kick at the top of the square for the big goal. (Q3 19:58)
Coniglio roves at the hotspot, spins out of a double tackle with a fabulous move and gives outside to Hopper who does the rest off the right boot. (Q3 21:38)
Kelly misses another long snap. (Q3 22:48)
Dixon plays for and gets a free on Davis on a lead, and converts from 40m on a slight angle. (Q3 24:43)
Dixon marks on the lead at much the same spot and repeats the dose for his second goal. (Q3 27:28)
Ebert roves a Polec kick that spills to the pocket, two Giants on him and he tries the screwing snap from 20m on the boundary… no good. (Q3 30:38)
Robbie Gray plays on and runs into the open goal just before the 3QT siren after Westhoff catches Reid HTB at the hotspot. Adelaide Oval is pumping all of a sudden! (3 Qtr Time)
That goal was started by Amon winning a one on one with Tomlinson at half back. (3 Qtr Time)
Dixon catches Whitfield HTB 30m out on a slight angle to kick the first goal of Q4. Port is charging hard! (Q4 0:41)
Dixon drops a mark on the HFF, butters up and tries a low-percentage snap from the boundary 45m out that goes well wide. (Q4 2:57)
Tomlinson is pinged for a hold on Polec near the boundary 35m out as they compete for a dump kick from a stoppage. But Polec kicks OOTF. (Q4 7:10)
Kelly roves an Amon grubber in a pack 20m out in the pocket but shoots across the face off a step. (Q4 12:41)
Shaw is pinged for deliberate rushing as he chases a snap to the behind line, very unlucky but Buntine touches Wingard’s set shot through for a behind, footy gods smile. (Q4 15:42)
Tomlinson marks a Buntine kick after Buntine had roved at half forward and thrown the ball on the boot. He steadies the Giants with a nice set shot from near the hotspot. (Q4 19:12)
Langdon seals the deal with a snap from the hotspot that is rammed through, after roving a bouncing Kelly ball. (Q4 21:42)
Reid misses a snap from the HFF, but it is garbage time now. (Q4 26:31)

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