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Blog log from P2 of 2020: Adelaide vs Gold Coast

Blog log for Adelaide vs Gold Coast, P2 of 2020

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Milera is caught in a double tackle on the HBF, Day takes the HTB free 40m out near the boundary but misses in swirly conditions.
Fogarty marks on the boundary 45m out, very tough from there and his set shot is narrow. (Q1 5:45)
Talia spoils on the HFF but Wright mops up and gives to Swallow who bounces through the first goal. (Q1 8:49)
Miller gets a free for a push in the back by Jones on the boundary 20m out, he plays on and screws through a lovely finish! Turns out he can kick. (Q1 11:19)
Fogarty boots the first goal for Adelaide after the benefit of a fairly soft encroachment 50m penalty to put him at the hotspot. (Q1 15:52)
Talia falls into the back of Ainsworth as the Sun goes for the crumb to a Day contest 30m out on the flank. Ainsworth swings that set shot left to right and straight through. (Q1 19:20)
The Suns are applying excellent frontal pressure today as they did last game, and they produce a Holman snap from 20m that goes wide. (Q1 23:10)
Anderson bombs long to the pocket after another front half turnover forced by Gold Coast, the ball pitches behind Lever and it’s MacPherson who gathers and grubbers home! (Q1 24:08)
Adelaide creates a forward 50 turnover of their own after the next centre bounce when Ellis kicks across half back to a contest, Atkins feeds Davis who goals from 40m. (Q1 25:38)
Laird falls into the back of MacPherson who is roving in the pocket 25m out. The QT siren sounds, MacPherson misses. (Q1 30:34)
Walker misses from a stoppage in the pocket 20m out under a tackle after contesting in ruck. (Q2 8:44)
Holman forces McAsey to cough the ball up in the Suns forward 50, Weller rolls a snap wide from the hotspot. (Q2 9:28)
Joyce has a flying snap from the HFF but misses, after the Suns lock in the kick in. (Q2 9:58)
Davis baulks clear of traffic in midfield and passes to Crocker in the pocket 25m out, who doesn’t score. (Q2 11:07)
After some strong work in traffic by Fogarty on the wing, Sloane passes to Seedsman 45m out on a slight angle who misses. (Q2 12:27)
Ainsworth runs through midfield and passes to Sexton 45m out on a slight angle, McAsey is pinged for encroachment to ensure the goal with a 50m penalty. (Q2 14:58)
Seedsman snaps truly from 45m on a slight angle after gathering a bounce pass from Smith. (Q2 17:02)
Zac Smith hits the post from a stoppage at the hotspot off the left boot after Sloane is stripped in a tackle. (Q2 18:17)
Brodie Smith passes to the lead of Lynch in front of Bowes 35m out on a slight angle. Lynch sprays it left. (Q2 20:17)
McAsey intercepts in front of Wright on the wing and gets a 50m penalty to bring him to 40m on a slight angle, he sails through a fine finish. (Q2 24:16)
Brodie marks despite a heavy challenge from behind by Milera 40m out in front following the next centre bounce, his set shot floats left. (Q2 25:32)
Stengle gets a free for a rather soft push in the back in the pocket 15m out, but he sprays it OOTF. (Q3 1:30)
MacPherson marks at half forward and goes long to the square where Sexton is in front and draws a contact free on Kelly for the first goal of Q3. (Q3 3:04)
Wright feeds Ainsworth for a snap off the left boot from the pocket 25m out, but that’s across the face. (Q3 4:50)
Lynch roves a Walker contest at half forward and gives to Fogarty who has Crocker forward of the play for a Joe the Goose special. (Q3 6:17)
Walker snaps a goal from ruck in the pocket 20m out. (Q3 8:26)
Miller mows down Milera running from half back, the Suns have numbers in attack and eventually it’s Day who goals from the square with an assist from Wright and MacPherson. (Q3 15:12)
Adelaide brings back memories of 2017 with a fast rebound up the guts, ending with Lynch hitting Murphy in stride with a bomb to the square for a pretty goal. (Q3 17:26)
Bowes drops a mark on the HBF, Davis roves and scoots away then fumbles, eventually Lynch pokes a pass to Brodie Smith 40m out on a slight angle for a goal. (Q3 23:31)
Ainsworth takes a contested grab in front of Laird from a McLennan inside 50 kick near the hotspot, but misses left. (Q3 27:27)
MacPherson rolls a snap wide from 40m on the flank. (Q3 30:14)
Brad Crouch gives the Crows the lead with a running goal from half forward after the first centre bounce of Q4. (Q4 0:19)
Weller misses a running snap from the HFF. (Q4 2:51)
After Sloane misses a target by foot on the wing on a fast break, the Suns sweep forward with Ellis marking a short Swallow pass outside the hotspot… but missing. (Q4 6:30)
Laird holds Murdoch as the Sun fumbles a crumb at the hotspot to give away a free, the ex-Cat sprays it horribly. (Q4 8:30)
Day marks a high Greenwood ball over McAsey in the pocket 25m out but hits the post. (Q4 11:00)
Budarick coughs the ball up by hand behind the wing and the Crows flow forward, but Murphy’s running snap from the HFF is skewed left by the wind. (Q4 12:46)
Sloane pivots in a phonebox on the HFF and delivers a nice inboard pass to Atkins 25m out on a slight angle, but his set shot also skews left. (Q4 17:15)
Ellis shanks a pass to Wright in the pocket, it bounces at his feet but he taps it to Murdoch who shrugs a Brown tackle to run into the open goal! (Q4 20:00)
Weller runs to the HFF, thinks about a shot but passes to Murdoch 20m out on the flank who goals again. (Q4 21:43)
Crocker rolls through a behind from the pocket just before the final siren. (Full Time)

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