Blog log from R20 of 2018: Adelaide vs Port Adelaide

Jenkins marks over Hombsch on the behind line and screws through the first goal of the evening off his left boot. (Q1 1:10)
Westhoff outjudges Milera to gather a ground ball on the HFF, turn and shoot from 45m… just across the face. (Q1 4:06)
Walker catches Polec HTB at a stoppage 40m out near the boundary, he tries a screwing set shot and squeezes it in to the delight of the home fans! (Q1 6:04)
Ellis-Yolmen roves a Walker contest but there’s a heap of bodies in front of him at the top of the square and his snap off the left is touched off the boot. (Q1 6:49)
Atkins runs through midfield and passes to Sloane 40m out on a slight angle after the Crows dominate a stoppage on the wing, clearance by Ellis-Yolmen. Sloane converts. (Q1 8:49)
Wines has two on him deep in the pocket but skids a handball between them to Boak who pokes a grubber from 15m for the first Power goal. (Q1 12:46)
Farrell runs into the open goal after a give by Boak, the goal caused by Dixon crashing a pack in trademark bullocking style. (Q1 15:59)
Motlop gives to Powell-Pepper who snaps off his left from 40m on the flank, it’s ugly and well wide. (Q1 21:30)
Robbie Gray flashes through a stoppage near CHF but loses the handle, Ebert roves but misses under heavy pressure. (Q1 23:32)
Ryder feeds Byrne-Jones on a fast break rebound to waltz into the open goal to level the scores. Crows got the jump but now it’s an even contest. (Q1 23:32)
Bonner chops the arms of Murphy to give away a free 45m out on a slight angle, Murphy’s set shot is very good. (Q1 26:00)
Watts roves a Dixon contest to a Robbie Gray long ball to the square, he gives outside to Farrell who snaps truly off the left for his second! (Q1 27:30)
Jenkins dives to mark a Mackay ball up the guts to 45m in the corridor, he bangs through another go-ahead goal. (Q1 29:00)
Watts marks at half forward on a fast break and gives to Farrell who snaps across the body from near the hotspot for his third goal of Q1! (Q1 31:40)
Sloane roves in the pocket and gives to Gibbs who snaps wide from near the behind post. (Q2 0:39)
Gray marks a Lienert pass over Brown on the boundary 30m out and screws through a trademark quality finish. (Q2 1:54)
Westhoff snaps OOTF under heavy pressure from the hotspot. (Q2 3:54)
Westhoff marks a Boak pass in the pocket and gives a Joe the Goose special to Gray for another one for Port. (Q2 4:42)
Sloane snaps on the turn from the HFF 50m out but hits the post. (Q2 5:41)
Murphy misses a quick snap from half forward after a turnover by Boak. (Q2 8:30)
Houston kicks blind from the BP to the HFF but straight to Smith who feeds Sloane for a snap from 45m on a slight angle, Rory’s like a cork in the ocean but it wobbles through! (Q2 12:24)
Wingard bombs long from CHF after the next centre bounce, Dixon shepherds instead of going for it and the ball skids through! (Q2 14:07)
Wines sets Wingard off for a run and two bounces down the outer wing, heas option inside but goes himself from 45m on the flank… skids through again! (Q2 16:12)
Gibbs kicks lon and hard and hits a Betts lead 30m out on the flank, nothing Pittard could do with that silver service. Eddie sprays it, rushed by Westhoff. (Q2 18:40)
Jenkins gathers a loose footy at the hotspot and gives to Gibbs who kicks across the body towards the square… Greenwood marks in front of Hombsch 15m out and goals. (Q2 20:10)
Byrne-Jones snaps wide from traffic near the hotspot. (Q2 23:08)
Jenkins passes to Atkins 40m out on a slight angle but the set shot sails OOTF, disappointingly. (Q2 24:54)
Boak gives to Powell-Pepper who snaps off a step and off balance from the pocket 20m out, well wide. (Q2 26:08)
Lynch passes to Walker on the boundary 25m out, his set shot falls short and is rushed by Pittard. (Q2 27:56)
Walker marks 45m out on a slight angle but his set shot after the HT siren is short and wide for no score. (Q2 29:08)
Betts beats Pittard to mark well within range 40m out but he tries a pass that doesn’t work, eventually Lynch gets a pressured snap off from half forward that goes well wide. (Q3 3:31)
Gallucci gets a set shot on the boundary 45m out, very unlikely but he goes for home… falls inside the near goalpost for a fabulous goal! (Q3 7:00)
Dixon marks the next centre clearance in front of Talia 30m out on the flank but misses with a J-curve set shot. (Q3 8:14)
Atkins roves on the wing and pokes a pass to Ellis-Yolmen 40m out on the flank. CEY, who started like a house on fire but has drifted out of it, kicks wide. (Q3 11:31)
Farrell kicks to space on a fast break around members wing, Boak is behind two Crow defenders to fumble, gather and goal from the square. (Q3 13:00)
Watts spins away from Keath on the wing and starts a handball chain that ends with a Motlop mark from a Rockliff pass 45m out on in front. His set shot is short and rushed. (Q3 19:10)
Betts bounces a snap just wide from half forward. (Q3 20:27)
Gibbs passes to Knight 40m out on a slight angle who sprays it wide right. (Q3 21:40)
Sloane roves on the wing and sets Lynch off for a gallop down the flank, he lets fly from 40m, it’s looking leftish but straightens and sails through! (Q3 24:37)
Big red time goal there to level the scores nearing 3QT. (Q3 24:55)
Bonner bounces twice on a run from CHF and goes to Watts for the fast break inside 50, but Talia spoils Dixon and it’s a rushed behind when a bigger score looked on. (Q3 26:57)
Dixon crumbs his own contest against two Crows on the wing and passes to Wingard just outside the hotspot who boots the first goal of Q4. (Q4 1:15)
Polec passes to Gray at true CHF, Smith is just a split second too late and gives away 50m for pushing him in the back to concede an easy set shot and goal from the square. (Q4 4:26)
Pitard turns the ball over with a shank to the HBF, eventually Gallucci has a running snap from 20m with a man on his hammer but sprays it. (Q4 7:14)
Doedee intercepts Wines just on 50m on the flank, Westhoff challenges and the home crowd bays for a 50m penalty… and gets it to turn the set shot into a soda! (Q4 8:31)
Betts roves 40m out and snaps while spinning clear but it’s OOTF. (Q4 9:05)
Walker marks a Mackay pass over Jonas 40m out near the boundary. His drop punt is across the face. (Q4 11:16)
Mackay passes to Crouch 45m out on the flank after Milera easily beats Watts in a ground battle on the HFF. Crouch puts the Crows in front with the big goal! (Q4 13:46)
Boak beats Smith on the HFF and hits Gray on a hard lead in front of Brown 40m out near the boundary. The goal umpire is immobile as the ball sails over his peaked cap! (Q4 15:44)
Polec wins a hard footy in traffic at half forward and somehow Wingard has got clear in the square all on his own to mark and waltz into the open goal! (Q4 18:02)
8:11 to go, still anyone’s game but Port is connecting with some haymakers. (Q4 18:17)
Motlop intercepts Mackay on the Port HFF, his long ball to the pocket is marked by Wines 15m out in front of a big pack, but he plays on and shoots OOTF. (Q4 19:47)
Pittard tries to volley from defensive hotspot but it dribbles towards trouble at half back, his man Betts roves and jinks clear for a big goal from 35m! (Q4 21:47)
Brown intercepts a Farrell inside 50 but the Crows work very slowly around members wing as the clock ticks under 3:30… (Q4 24:29)
Stoppage on the wing, 3:12. (Q4 24:29)
Knight clears but Westhoff sends it back to the wing, ball in, 2:59. (Q4 25:04)
Gallucci clears to grass at half forward, Jenkins toepokes to the pocket, Betts runs over it but the ball spills back to Jenkins who shoots from 15m, score review, point or goal? (Q4 26:02)
Video review concludes and it’s called a goal, Crows hit the lead! (Q4 26:17)
I could have sworn that was a point, oh well… (Q4 26:47)
Polec intercepts the centre clearance and starts a rebound, breaks down at half forward, Lienert beats Ellis-Yolmen at half back but Knight marks on the wing. (Q4 27:51)
Kick to the Crows HFF, Clurey wins a HTB free and switches but Milera strips Boak on the wing and the Crows play some tempo, clock kticks to 1:00… (Q4 28:35)
Brown goes to a pack on the Crow HFF, Gallucci to Jacobs to Crouch for the inside 50 kick, Westhoff mops up and starts a rebound to the outer wing… (Q4 29:02)
But that breaks down on the wing, Gibbs to Sloane who hits Atkins on the HFF, he takes his full measure, that’s enough regardless, siren sounds, miss but no one cares! (Q4 29:47)

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