Blog log from R17 of 2019: Port Adelaide vs Brisbane

Walker wins a hard footy in a pack at the hotspot and gives to McCarthy who snaps from a phonebox, the ball skids through an empty square for the first goal! (Q1 1:33)
Westhoff is pinged for deliberate OOB 20m out, Cameron takes the free as the home fans hoot and screws it home with a low ball! (Q1 3:31)
McCarthy gets to the front of a pack to mark a Zorko kick down the flank to 25m, he punches low and straight for his second goal! (Q1 6:43)
Rockliff slings Witherden before the next centre bounce, Houston drops Neale off the ball, 50m penalty brings Witherden to the hotspot for a cheap goal. (Q1 8:25)
Gardiner falls in the back of Rozee 45m out on a slight angle for an obvious free, Rozee’s set shot falls in the square and is rushed. (Q1 10:28)
Lyons snaps a big goal from a stoppage in the pocket, the Lions are the only ones playing footy at times out there in Q1. (Q1 16:02)
Credit to Neale for the goal assist handball. (Q1 16:33)
Zorko pressures a fumble out of Sutcliffe at a stoppage in the pocket and roves it himself for another huge goal, Lions have the first six majors! (Q1 19:00)
Robinson marks in relief at defensive hotspot and runs flat chat up the guts to eventually mark in the goalsquare for goal number seven for the rampaging Lions! (Q1 22:07)
Keays it was with the goal assist long ball from the HFF. (Q1 22:34)
Rockliff marks at CHF and gives off to Bonner who sails through the first goal for the Power, belatedly. (Q1 25:21)
McCarthy snaps across the face under pressure from the hotspot after the next centre bounce. (Q1 26:21)
McCarthy roves near defensive hotspot but dithers and gets caught HTB by Sam Gray, who pops it through. (Q1 29:45)
Lyons flips a handball in tight to Christensen who hits the post from the hotspot off a step. (Q2 2:41)
Zorko roves a Christensen contest 20m out on a slight angle, pivots onto his right boot and screws through the first goal of Q2. (Q2 3:09)
Keays breaks a tackle at half forward and goes short to Cameron to mark over Hartlett 35m out on the flank, he goals as well and the Lions are in full control. (Q2 4:50)
Howard shoots from the HFF, across the face but Sam Gray marks next to the opposite behind post and goals. (Q2 6:00)
McStay ends a rather low-IQ period of kick to kick on members wing with a nice pass to Bailey near the hotspot, he kicks truly and the Lions are dominating the scoreboard. (Q2 13:47)
Rockliff passes to Wines 45m out in the corridor, who misses. (Q2 16:00)
Bonner is pinged for contact on Cameron in a marking contest 40m out on the flank, the set shot drops and is rebounded for no score. (Q2 23:15)
Walker gives to Zorko who tries his luck off a step from the pocket 20m out, just misses. (Q2 23:59)
Jonas pushes Neale in the back to give away a silly free on the boundary 40m out. Neale tries to screw a checkside but it doesn’t swing, across the face for a behind. (Q2 27:45)
Dixon snaps the first goal of Q3 after roving his own contest on the flank 30m out from a Lycett centre clearance kick. (Q3 0:21)
Rayner passes to Cameron after the next centre bounce, Charlie boots his third goal from 30m on a slight angle. (Q3 1:50)
Rayner kicks to space at CHF for Cameron to run onto, Burton pulls a hamstring chasing him but Cameron dribbles wide from the hotspot as he didn’t know. (Q3 8:02)
Robbie Gray sharks a Christensen handball in a pack 40m out on the flank and checksides a nice goal. (Q3 11:16)
Butters roves and shoots from the pocket 20m out, that drop punt sails through from a very tough angle. Port still six goals down but they are coming, sort of. (Q3 13:01)
McInerney marks on his chest in a big pack 40m out on the flank, Howard out of position for a Lester ball that dropped short. Big Oscar misses. (Q3 16:57)
Another high ball to the square for Brisbane and another breakdown in Port’s defence as Rayner marks untouched… but misses a soda from 10m. (Q3 18:02)
Rayner gathers a loose ball in the pocket and tries his luck from 15m off the non-preferred left boot with Hartlett chasing… and threads it! (Q3 21:03)
The Power haven’t looked like it all game, beware the Lions in September if they keep this form up. (Q3 21:29)
Cameron marks a low Answerth pass 40m out on the flank, but misses. (Q3 26:55)
McStay kicks to space over the back of the Port defence but Bailey soccers it wide. (Q3 28:28)
Powell-Pepper blazes wide from the hotspot. (Q4 0:19)
Zorko snaps his third goal from a stoppage in the pocket, the end of a series of stoppages in the Lions forward 50. (Q4 7:15)
Neale runs through CHF after the next centre bounce and passes short to Keays 35m out on a slight angle, who misses. (Q4 8:56)
Powell-Pepper misses from a stoppage at the hotspot. (Q4 10:17)
Walker kicks down the flank to space for Cameron to run onto and into the open goal. (Q4 12:49)
Robbie Gray misses a free kick from near the hotspot, to little reaction. (Q4 17:30)
Dixon marks a Boak kick with one hand 35m out on a slight angle but misses. (Q4 24:17)
Ebert passes to Sam Gray on the boundary 30m out who also misses. (Q4 25:31)
Sam Gray roves and misses from the pocket. (Q4 25:31)
Dixon gets a contact free on Adams as he goes for a Rozee ball near the behind line, he misses just before the final siren. (Q4 25:31)

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