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Blog log from R3 of 2019: Adelaide vs Geelong

Blog log for Adelaide vs Geelong, R3 of 2019

Atkins snaps the first goal of the evening from 40m on a slight angle after the Crows boss the first few minutes. (Q1 1:50)
The first goal was by Rory Atkins, but the second score is by Tom Atkins after a big pack grab 40m out on a slight angle… and he kicks straight as well! (Q1 3:09)
Taylor intercepts on the wing over Walker then Tex takes a step and is pinged for encroachment, 50m penalty puts Harry near the hotspot for a rare goal. (Q1 6:09)
Menegola marks outside CHF, turns and finds Constable 45m out in the corridor, his set shot is short, wide and rushed. (Q1 9:24)
Another 50m penalty at the same spot against Gibbs puts Menegola near the hotspot as well, he makes no mistake. (Q1 10:24)
O’Connor roves Ratugolea at a throw-in in defence but he turns and handballs straight to Lynch who snaps off a step from 40m on the flank… it’s good. (Q1 15:58)
Murphy kicks from the centre after the next bounce, Seedsman marks just inside true CHF but misses. (Q1 17:26)
Smith snaps wide from near CHF after a feed by Jones. (Q1 18:30)
Jenkins marks at true CHF and tugs his set shot left. (Q1 19:50)
Another repeat entry by the Crows as they lock in the rebound, weight of numbers tells with Knight marking and converting from 40m on the flank. (Q1 20:56)
Clark marks a Crow kick in just outside 50m on a slight angle, he runs in crooked but gives it everything and it falls just the right side of the goal line! (Q1 23:56)
Menegola hits Hawkins leading in front of Talia 45m out on a slight angle. He continues the Cats’ fine forward efficiency with his first goal. (Q1 27:28)
Dangerfield kicks from the next centre bounce, Hawkins gathers and gives to Constable running forward from the centre, he slams through another one for Geelong! (Q1 28:41)
Betts gets a rather easy chance on the run from the hotspot after a feed by Walker, but he fluffs it. (Q1 29:40)
Mackay sharks a Dangerfield handball on the wing, chain of gives ending with Sloane who blazes away from 55m on a slight angle, barely a behind. (Q1 31:07)
Menegola roves a smothered Tom Atkins snap and goes himself off a step near the hotspot under pressure… wide. (Q1 31:44)
Ablett kicks long from the wing to space at half forward for Parfitt to speed to the fall and mark 40m out on a slight angle. But he misses. (Q2 3:32)
Adelaide plays too slow on the rebound and turns the ball over at half back, Ablett passes to Miers sliding to 30m on the boundary, who threads the needle! (Q2 5:43)
Murphy rides a Stewart tackle at half forward to give to Jones who bombs long to the square where Jenkins beats Henderson one out to mark and goal. (Q2 7:20)
Parfitt roves on the boundary 20m out and draws a high contact free on Kelly, he plays on and misses. (Q2 10:01)
Menegola roves his own contest at the front of a big pack 15m out and gives to Miers who screws through his second goal. (Q2 12:15)
Knight passes to Walker 45m out on the boundary, who misses. (Q2 14:50)
Dangerfield marks an O’Connor kick in a pack on the wing, hits the ground running but misses from 45m on the scoot. (Q2 17:32)
Dangerfield releases Ablett for a run up the wing, he goes long to Stanley who has two Crows on him and gets a contact free on Kelly… but misses from the hotspot. (Q2 19:50)
Lynch bounces a snap wide from the HFF. (Q2 27:36)
Lynch marks an O’Brien kick just inside CHF after the first centre bounce of Q3, he runs in right and hits the left goalpost. (Q3 0:29)
Betts marks a Brad Crouch pass 45m out, wheels and hits Sloane with a nice pass to the hotspot. Sloane makes no mistake. (Q3 1:48)
Keath is paid a red hot HTB free on Dangerfield at CHB for Adelaide, the rebound is fast and ends with Lynch going to Sloane who hits the post from 40m on a slight angle. (Q3 5:14)
O’Brien gets a ruck free 30m out on a slight angle, bit red hot that one too as he looked to have just lost a battle of strength with Stanley. ROB shanks OOTF. (Q3 8:59)
Brad Crouch baulks out of trouble at a stoppage on the wing and bombs to a big pack at the hotspot, Walker cheats out the back and the crumb falls perfectly for him to goal. (Q3 15:30)
Taylor it was who left Walker alone and banged into his own player to set up that goal. (Q3 16:04)
Selwood to Kelly to run from the next centre bounce, the bullet pass goes quick and long up the guts for Hawkins to mark in front of Talia and steer through from the hotspot. (Q3 16:30)
Dangerfield goes on one of his scything runs from the next centre bounce, reaches CHF and and rams another one right up the throat of the Crows and their home crowd! (Q3 18:15)
Brad Crouch runs back to the hotspot with Selwood and marks a long kick by Matt Crouch on a fast break around members wing. His set shot is a little leftish but straight enough. (Q3 21:54)
Rohan roves a Parfitt kick to the top of the square, spins out of a tackle but misses from 15m. (Q3 23:25)
Betts kicks to space at the hotspot on another fast break, Murphy is there first and it sits for him to bounce home a big goal nearing 3QT. (Q3 25:03)
Betts gives to Lynch at a stoppage on the HFF, Blicavs falls into his back to give away the free 40m out just before the 3QT siren. Lynch kicks truly, one kick in it! (Q3 30:05)
Henderson is under heavy pressure after mopping up at full back and kicks OOTF 30m out. Atkins takes the free, but hits the far goalpost. (Q4 1:07)
Duncan runs up members wing and passes to Miers 45m out on a slight angle, he kicks quickly but wide left. (Q4 2:38)
The Cats lock in the kick in, Rohan marks a long Dangerfield kick deep in the pocket over Hartigan 20m out and it’s another quality finish from the potent attack in the hoops! (Q4 4:22)
Ratugolea sets up the next centre clearance, Tom Atkins roves the pack at the hotspot, the seas part for him but he misses. (Q4 5:10)
Rohan spoils the next kick in on the HFF for Geelong, Ablett hits the post under strong pressure from the pocket 30m out. (Q4 5:46)
Seedsman feeds Lynch to run down the flank to 45m and have a shot, but it drifts across the face and Kolodjashnij starts the rebound with an intercept mark on the behind line. (Q4 6:11)
Gibbs marks the kick in and uses Lynch who passes to Matt Crouch 45m out on a slight angle. Mouch bombs through the big goal, back within a kick. (Q4 6:38)
Dahlhaus has two Crows up his ginger as he chases a loose ball in the pocket, he gathers and screws around the corner but can’t get the angles right, miss from 30m. (Q4 11:14)
Lynch has a moment to measure a centring pass from the pocket, he sees a teammate but Brad Crouch catches it 10m away, he has to snap hurriedly and misses from 20m. (Q4 13:06)
Geelong rebounds quickly up the guts, Ablett marks on the HFF and sails through yet another high-quality finish from long range! (Q4 13:48)
Ablett feeds Miers forward of a pack on the HFF, another 50:50 chance this one… and following the trend of the night, Miers rams it through with apparent ease. (Q4 15:16)
Rohan marks next to the goalsquare and kicks the sealer pretty much, four kicks in it with 8:30 left. (Q4 17:51)
Parfitt delivers a lovely left-foot step on Talia on the wing and has Dangerfield leading to 40m on the flank. He kicks OOTF, but the game is won now anyway. (Q4 22:53)
Lynch misses from a ball up near the hotspot, that was the official last chance. (Q4 24:13)
A lull as Seedsman is stretchered off. (Q4 25:24)
Dahlhaus gets a free in a pack 40m out on the flank and misses. (Q4 30:36)
Menegola misses from the HFF after the FT siren. (Q4 33:42)

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