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Blog log from R19 of 2018: Adelaide vs Melbourne

Blog log for Adelaide vs Melbourne, R19 of 2018

Betts receives the ball from Jenkins and throws ball to boot with immediacy. Pressured by his direct opponent in Jetta, Eddie can only manage a poster. (Q1 4:18)
Seedsman wraps up Fritsch and Bailey flicks the ball over the line. The dubious free is paid for deliberate and the former Pie lines up from 35. He nails it from the acute angle! (Q1 7:04)
Greenwood roves the forward pocket stoppage with expert effect. He reads the tap out, gathers and hooks the ball through off the right peg! (Q1 10:28)
The Crows continue their early dominance forcing the ball inside the attacking arc once more. This time Betts gathers the pill and slams it through with the right peg snap! (Q1 11:46)
Garlett dabs it out ahead of the speeding McDonald. McDonald of the Tom variety, takes the chest mark without breaking stride. He runs his measure and goals from 35! (Q1 16:00)
McGovern spots up the isolated match up between Murphy and Salem. Murphy stands his ground and takes the grab.Lining up from 40 out, directly in front, the youngster hits the post. (Q1 17:21)
Melksham flicks out of congestion to the lurking Lewis. Playing his 300th match, the former Hawk sets his sights for home from the arc. He sends it through off the left peg! (Q1 20:30)
Crouch gains the pill within the congested attacking arc and flicks wide with accuracy to the speeding Gibbs. Bryce receives and expertly hooks it through from 30! (Q1 27:47)
The Dees spread from the stoppage and enter the forward arc with a dab pass from Melksham. Jake finds Tom McDonald on the lead, but Tom is unable to convert from 45 on the flank. (Q1 32:31)
Oliver holds his feet under tackle pressure from Crouch and sends the ball to the hot spot. Fritsch dives ahead of Lynch and takes the grab. Post siren, Bailey goals from 30! (Qtr Time)
The Crows transition through Lynch, with Tom finding Murphy on the lead ahead of the desperate Salem. Lachlan lines up from the paint of the arc and hammers it home! (Q2 5:00)
Petracca and Garlett combine by hand after Milera made the near fatal error inside the defensive arc. Jeff receives, but is unable to swing through the snap from 30. (Q2 8:15)
Frost gifts the Crows a set shot at goal after putting Galucci to ground behind play. The down the ground free is taken by Atkins, and he makes no mistake from 35 on the flank! (Q2 11:18)
Jetta makes the error in defence after the Dees were forced to move the ball without a moments thought. Terrific forward pressure results in a Laird shot, but Rory misses from 30. (Q2 13:34)
Walker grabs the ground ball within the arc and without a moments hesitation, Taylor throws boot to ball via the snap. From 45 on the flank, his effort hooks for a minor score. (Q2 15:48)
The Demons stream forward and Jetta is the final link in the chain. He punts the ball to the top of the square. Melksham and Cheney fly and Jake takes the grab. He goals with ease! (Q2 17:17)
Walker flicks off to McGovern as Mitch receives in an acre of space. Mitch sets his sights on goal, but misses the opportunity from 35 on the flank. (Q2 25:17)
Petracca launches out the back and McDonald takes the mark at the top of the square. With less than three minutes to play of this opening half, Tom makes it a 7 point ball game. (Q2 26:11)
McDonald spills the ball forward and Garlett demonstrates tremendous hands at ground level. Predictably, Jeff bounds away from his counterparts. He misses the effort from 45. (Q2 29:31)
The Crows transition from the kick in and finalise the play with Betts finding Galucci in the pocket. Jordan attempts the banana and misses to the far side. (Half Time)
Tyson flicks wide of the congestion and finds Lewis on the outside. Remarkably reminiscent of his first major, Jordan thumps his effort off the left peg from 50 on the flank! (Q3 4:29)
Petracca sends the pill through the corridor. Melksham gains the ball off the deck and sends it goalward from the centre circle. It takes a virtuous bounce, and through it goes! (Q3 7:50)
The Demons have now kicked the past four goals of the game, taking the lead after a 21 point second term deficit. (Q3 9:43)
Greenwood gathers the ground ball as the Crows scramble the ball inside the attacking arc. Hugh holds his feet, evades the Oliver pressure, and snaps truly for his second! (Q3 10:45)
Crouch catches Neal-Bullen attempting to evade the tackle and the decision is duly paid. Matt drops his effort short but Betts roves the pack. He misfires from close range. (Q3 13:25)
Milera makes the calamitous error, sending the ball backward and directly in the path of Garlett. Jeff gathers and flicks wide to Fritsch. Bailey settles and snaps truly from 25! (Q3 18:15)
Kennedy-Harris searches wide and finds Jones in acres of space. Nathan marks and is in striking range. He lines up the set shot and misses poorly from 35 on the flank. (Q3 20:31)
Make that another for the rampant Dees! Kennedy-Harris and Tyson link by hand in scoring range. Jay receives and his snap effort at speed sails straight through from 30! (Q3 21:55)
Gawn wins the battle against Jacobs on centre wing. he forces it forward to Petracca, who sends long to the hot spot. McDonald flies and takes the grab. He finishes truly from 35! (Q3 24:19)
The Dees extract it from the clearance once more. Petracca is the recipient and Christian sets sail from 35 on the flank. His hooking effort misses to the near side. (Q3 25:13)
Make that another to the red and blue! Garlett roves the contest at speed, gaining the pill without breaking stride. Jeff settles and whacks it through from close range! (Q3 26:15)
Hogan and McGovern battle in the isolated contest and the free is paid, although the reason is unapparent. Jesse lines up from 25 on the slight and nails the major! (Q3 30:44)
McGovern takes a strong grab through the corridor of Adelaide Oval. He looks up and finds Gallucci running ahead of the play. Jordan marks and finishes truly from 35! (Q4 2:56)
It’s official, the rain is here! (Q4 5:37)
Lewis makes the error from the kick in and Greenwood takes the intercept grab. he dabs inside and finds Crouch. Matt shoots from 45 on the flank and hooks it harshly. (Q4 6:31)
The ball is launched in low and hard as the Dees go searching for the sealer. Melksham dives ahead of Kelly and pulls in the strong grab. He misfires from the sharp angle. (Q4 13:14)
Atkins launches the Crows out the back and finds the hands of Eddie Betts. Eddie gathers and appears to be playing in perfect conditions, nailing the effort from 40! (Q4 15:08)
8:27 left. Both sides had chances in the last minute to goal. Next goal pivotal. (Q4 18:56)
Fritsch drops the mark in the goal square and Greenwood is quick to pounce. He throws the slipper to the ground ball, but sends his effort into the post. (Q4 22:23)
6:18 left with the Crows coming strongly… (Q4 22:23)
Frost is caught holding the ball by Taylor Walker and the decision is paid. He shoots from 25 on the sharp angle and splits the middle! (Q4 27:37)
2:46 left to play… (Q4 28:08)
Boundary throw in, deep in the Crows attack. 1:15 left… (Q4 30:36)
Now 1:04 with another forward 50 stoppage. (Q4 31:10)
Betts misses from point blank range, whacking his effort into the post from close range. (Q4 31:33)
The Dees get out the back and Petracca flicks to Neal-Bullen. Alex receives, runs his measure and nails the shot from close range. Game, set, match! (Q4 32:21)

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