Blog log from R2 of 2019: Port Adelaide vs Carlton

The Blues get the loose man going on a fast rebound up the corridor started by Weitering, Ed Curnow gives McKay a Joe the Goose special for the first goal. (Q1 3:03)
Ebert screws through a snap from the pocket 20m out for the first Port goal after Motlop taps a crumb from a Gray contest to him. (Q1 4:51)
Charlie Curnow marks over Watts on the HFF and releases Setterfield to run to 25m and screw through his first goal. (Q1 7:27)
Lycett gets a set shot 45m out on a slight angle after a free against McKay in the ruck, he kicks truly to level the scores. (Q1 11:11)
Rockliff roves at half forward and gives forward to Powell-Pepper who hits the post off a step from 35m on a slight angle. (Q1 13:27)
Phillips has two Power defenders chasing for a loose ball in the pocket, he gets the handball to ground and Charlie Curnow toepokes it wide from 15m. (Q1 15:13)
Ed Curnow has just enough time to measure a snap off a step just inside 50m on a slight angle after a feed by Polson, the snap lands just inside the right goalpost! (Q1 18:16)
Another centre clearance win to Carlton, the ball flips over the back of the pack at the hotspot for McKay who gives Petrevski-Seton to run into the open goal! (Q1 19:28)
Dow it was with the centre clearance bomb. (Q1 20:01)
Butters hits the lead of Westhoff 40m out wide on the flank, his set shot drifts across the face and is rushed. (Q1 22:01)
Butters runs through CHF and his kick is low and grubby, but it favours Powell-Pepper who baulks around Jones to goal from 10m. (Q1 23:13)
McKay marks with strong hands in front of Clurey in a pack 30m out on a slight angle, his set shot is leftish but squeaks inside the goalpost. (Q1 27:17)
Ebert goals from a set shot from the top of the square after a soft 50m penalty. (Q1 30:47)
McGovern marks near the boundary 45m out, he tries a speculator to the square but it’s spoiled for a behind. (Q2 2:41)
Walsh gets a free on Rockliff at the hotspot, Polson plays on to advantage but his dribbler turns into the goalpost. (Q2 4:45)
Ryder passes to Gray on the HFF, he goes short to Duursma 35m out on a slight angle who misses left. (Q2 5:55)
Plowman spoils the leading Gray 40m out on a slight angle but Garlett holds the man as they fight for the crumb to give away an obvious free. Gray kicks truly. (Q2 7:11)
Newman is pinged for a spoil that catches Rozee high 45m out in front of the Port goals. Rozee gets up ruefully and misses. (Q2 10:31)
Rockliff passes to Ryder on the HFF, he wheels and hits the top of the square where Rozee marks and goals, Port takes the lead. (Q2 11:46)
Ryder passes from the centre to Rozee leading up to 45m on a slight angle. The goal umpire is immobile, two goals for the kid in a row. (Q2 13:16)
Rockliff receives on the HFF and goes inboard to Byrne-Jones zoning up from defence to 40m on a slight angle. DBJ misses. (Q2 15:45)
Motlop marks 30m out on a slight angle and pops through another one. Carlton has dropped right off as young sides can tend to do, not helped by injuries to stars. (Q2 18:27)
McKay gets a contact free on Clurey 45m out on the flank, his set shot is short and marked in relief by Lycett. (Q2 20:42)
Heavy rain falling as the second half kicks off. (Half Time)
Dow stops the rot with the first Carlton goal for a while, from a set shot from near the hotspot after a pass by McGovern. (Q3 5:43)
Gibbons shoots off a step from 40m on the flank but it’s OOTF. (Q3 8:11)
Butters marks at half back but tries to put a step on McGovern to play on, McLovin monsters him to win the HTB free 40m out on a slight angle and kick a nice goal. (Q3 12:44)
Centre clearance Calrton, Clurey mops up but Fasolo forces a handball clanger, Polson gives to McGovern who goals from the hotspot, scores level again! (Q3 14:24)
Cripps soccers OOTF from a ball in in the BP, Westhoff takes the free 45m out on the boundary, he tries a set up ball that doesn’t work, no score. (Q3 16:28)
Polson roves a Gibbons contest and shoots from the hotspot around the corner off a step, Carlton have hit the lead with that goal! (Q3 22:59)
Westhoff kicks around the corner from half forward, Plowman leaps to spoil Gray, the ball bounces behind them and dribbles for a behind. (Q3 24:09)
Mad scramble in Port’s forward line with twenty blokes touching the cake of soap in heavy traffic, eventually Butters gets a handle and shoots… but Thomas touched it. (Q3 26:40)
Butters draws a high contact on Garlett in a pack 40m out on a slight angle. His set shot is pretty as a picture, lovely sound of leather on leather, Port leads again. (Q3 29:24)
Lycett kicks long to the square after the first centre bounce, Plowman wrestles with Ebert, the ball pitches behind them and sits up for Ebert to volley home! (Q4 0:23)
A lull as Watts is stretchered off. (Q4 8:11)
After a long period of the ball being in Port’s front half, Garlett fumbles a loose ball and it’s Motlop who receives from Butters and snaps the long-coming goal from the hotspot. (Q4 21:42)
Butters to Drew to Duursma bursting through the centre, long kick up the guts goes over the Blue defensive line to Motlop 20m out for the sealer. (Q4 25:45)
Ed Curnow passes to Fasolo 25m out on the flank, who plays on and screws home some garbage. (Q4 28:05)
Murphy dumps a kick from the last line to the HBF, Simpson sits under it but Houston leaps over him to mark just inside 50m. He misses, eventually. (Q4 29:12)
Powell-Pepper marks a Byrne-Jones kick on the boundary 20m out, game already won at this point, SPP screws through some junk. (Q4 29:12)
Westhoff spoils a Walsh inside 50 kick but straight to Simpson who pops through some very smelly refuse from near the hotspot in the last minute. (Q4 29:12)
Ebert bounces a snap wide from the HFF. (Q4 29:12)

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