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Blog log from R8 of 2019: Port Adelaide vs Adelaide

Blog log for Port Adelaide vs Adelaide, R8 of 2019

Greenwood roves at half forward, spins out of a tackle and gives to Mackay who shoots OOTF from just outside the hotspot. (Q1 10:32)
Rockliff catches a fumbly Atkins HTB on the boundary 25m out after a ball up, he misses. (Q1 12:12)
Lienert goes to ground to allow Murphy to crumb in the pocket but the snap goes wide from 20m. (Q1 14:13)
Betts roves a Howard drop but shoots OOTF off his left boot from 20m on a slight angle. (Q1 16:29)
Another long, high ball to near the hotspot for Adelaide, Howard spoils to the corridor where Mackay lurks, he breaks a tackle and hoofs through the first goal, finally. (Q1 17:34)
O’Brien toepokes from a stoppage in defence to CHB where Amon gathers and has a ping off a few steps… drifts wide. (Q1 19:14)
Houston falls over trying to play on in the BP, his handball bounces off Sloane on the mark to space, Sloane keeps his feet to gather and goal from 15m. (Q1 24:53)
Powell-Pepper roves the first centre bounce of Q2 with an assist by Ryder, he runs to CHF and bounces through the first Port goal with a shepherd by Rozee! (Q2 0:17)
Walker marks on the HFF and goes quickly over Clurey to Betts 20m out on the flank, who hits the post. (Q2 2:38)
Laird kicks from outside CHF towards Walker, Broadbent plays interference and gets away with it, the ball skids wide for a point. (Q2 3:41)
Boak kicks from the BP but it’s all Adelaide down the line, Brad Crouch mops up and gives to Atkins who bounces through the goal from 50m near the boundary! (Q2 5:12)
Lycett snaps truly from a ball up 20m out, was it touched off the boot by Brown? Goal umpire says no it’s a goal, video review rules behind. (Q2 7:23)
Gray misses from a stoppage near CHF. (Q2 8:54)
Boos ring around Adelaide Oval after an unpopular free to Lynch on the HFF and a 50m penalty to bring him to the line for a charity goal. (Q2 11:39)
Another disputed free in Adelaide’s forward line, this one was there against Howard to Murphy for some holding 20m out on the flank, also converted. (Q2 13:24)
Rozee marks a Rockliff clearance kick to 45m on a slight angle, looks then goes himself… quality finish. (Q2 14:25)
Westhoff roves a Powell-Pepper contest on the boundary 30m out and tries a near-impossible screwing snap… wide. (Q2 17:09)
Rozee misses a screwing snap from deep in the pocket 20m out. (Q2 20:26)
Lynch roves a pack in the pocket 20m out and rolls through a nice snap through heavy traffic. (Q2 21:56)
Drew soccers wide from a stoppage 20m out in the pocket. (Q2 23:39)
Powell-Pepper roves and tries a running Daicos special from the pocket 20m out but the ball skids across the face, no leg break on the wet turf. (Q2 26:54)
Sloane misses a flying snap from the HFF after Gallucci speeds away from a stoppage on the wing. (Q2 29:09)
Rockliff drops a mark at half back and then turns the ball over by hand, Lynch passes to Walker 40m out on a slight angle who kicks truly. (Q3 3:48)
Gray passes to Amon 45m out on the flank, who steers through a nice set shot. (Q3 6:33)
Gray screws wide from the pocket 25m out under pressure. (Q3 7:45)
Farrell marks 45m out near the boundary, plays on and shoots wide. (Q3 8:43)
Brad Crouch speeds away from a stoppage on the wing after Greenwood dispossesses Powell-Pepper, baulks clear to the HFF but misses. (Q3 13:32)
Murphy beats Houston going for a ground ball at half forward with an assist by Mackay, he hoofs it to the hotspot for Knight who goals. (Q3 15:13)
Himmelberg catches Duursma HTB near the boundary 30m out, plays on and screws through a fabulous set shot! (Q3 20:29)
Brad Crouch gives wide of congestion at half forward to Smith who snaps across the body from 40m on the flank, it’s a wobbler… just the wrong side. (Q3 22:18)
Marshall draws a holding free on Hartigan in the pocket 20m out, red time in Q3 and Port needs it… no good. (Q3 25:49)
Murphy has space on the wing to run and gun to the hotspot, Westhoff is pinged for a pretty obvious hold on Himmelberg, the young Crow shanks it OOTF. (Q3 28:34)
Murphy gives to Greenwood who snaps truly from near the hotspot, that’s the official sealer. (Q3 28:59)
Walker provides a contest to a Laird kick to a pack at the hotspot, the crumb falls for Lynch who rolls through the first goal of Q4 junk time. (Q4 1:06)
Johnson roves 20m out and feeds Farrell for a running goal, to desultory applause from the huddled Port fans. (Q4 2:52)
Marshall marks 40m out on a slight angle and kicks OOTF. (Q4 7:51)
Duursma is the next Power player to miss a shot. (Q4 9:13)
Powell-Pepper gives the teal army something to cheer about with some garbage from the HFF after roving a kick in. (Q4 9:43)
Boak catches Greenwood HTB at the next centre bounce and goes long to the hotspot where Howard marks and goals. (Q4 11:07)
Duursma gets a free for a hold by Ellis-Yolmen in the pocket after a stoppage, he lines up from 20m and kicks truly. Surely Port can’t come back from here? (Q4 12:37)
Three kicks in it, 12:26 to go. (Q4 13:37)
Greenwood takes a big contested grab leaping on the back of Drew at the hotspot, he kicks into the man on the mark, Port clears! (Q4 17:37)
Westhoff bombs from the last line to CHB, Johnson drops but butters up for the give to Powell-Pepper, run and bomb to CHF, Howard gets a free on Kelly but soccers the goal anyway! (Q4 19:22)
Greenwood gives to Gallucci at half forward who kicks OOTF. (Q4 19:53)
Atkins misses on the run from the HFF. (Q4 20:40)
Byrne-Jones falls over on the HBF, Himmelberg falls on him and gets a red hot HTB free. His set shot goes wide. (Q4 22:52)
Lynch passes to Walker in the pocket 25m out, who ices the game with his second goal. (Q4 25:47)
Murphy tackles Broadbent in the Crow goalsquare to provide the crumb for some Knight junk. (Q4 27:42)
Gray roves a Rozee ball from the HFF to the square for some garbage. (Q4 29:48)

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