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Blog log from R9 of 2020: Melbourne vs Port Adelaide

Blog log for Melbourne vs Port Adelaide, R9 of 2020

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Georgiades flies attractively over Oscar McDonald and clunks a long Dixon ball to 25m on a slight angle for the first goal of the evening in the first minute. (Q1 0:43)
Westhoff marks over Lever 40m out on the flank and just sneaks his set shot inside the left goalpost for the second for the Port. (Q1 8:02)
Duursma flies in front of a hesitant Langdon to mark a Farrell kick from half forward to the corridor 40m out, but he shanks it OOTF. (Q1 10:36)
Oliver feeds Lockhart for a running snap from 50m on a slight angle, he punches it low but wide. (Q1 15:17)
Port rebound with ease from half back, Rozee flies over a contest as third man up to mark 25m out on a slight angle, he plays on and screws through his first goal. (Q1 18:52)
Ladhams is pinged for HTB at a stoppage in the Demon FP just before the QT siren, Oliver takes the kick from 25m and hits the post. (Q1 23:02)
Melbourne tall forwards get outmarked by Jonas at half forward, contested mark Dixon on the wing, contested mark Westhoff in the pocket, goal from 25m. (Q2 3:20)
Gawn is pinged for contact from behind on Dixon in ruck 30m out on a slight angle, that set shot sails through as well. Port in complete control. (Q2 7:42)
Port bosses the next centre clearance, Duursma passes to Farrell who draws a front-on contact free on Harmes 45m out on the flank, but misses. (Q2 9:25)
Pickett wins a HTB free at half forward, his set shot falls near the behind line where Tom McDonald marks and misses from the toughest angle. (Q2 14:46)
Mayes gets a 50m penalty for late contact after marking to take him from centre circle to the hotspot, he converts with no problem. (Q2 20:31)
Ladhams misses a snap from a pack 25m out on the flank. (Q2 21:39)
Petracca finally gets a goal on the board for the Dees with a snap from a stoppage in the pocket. (Q2 23:49)
Port applies some frontal pressure to force repeat inside 50s, eventually Farrell snaps from 20m on a slight angle, did May get a fingernail to it? Yes, a behind. (Q2 26:26)
Wines roves a Westhoff contest 35m out on a slight angle and gets caught high by Lockhart, he converts the set shot to kick off second half junk time. (Q3 2:53)
Butters feeds Rozee after a Dixon contest, the snap across his body from the hotspot is very high but curls inside the right goalpost. (Q3 7:10)
Ladhams is pinged for some fairly soft contact on Jackson in ruck 30m out on a slight angle from the Demon goalface, the kid misses. (Q3 11:41)
Port works the ball from the HBF to the corridor, Farrell marks over Lockhart at the hotspot and makes no mistake with the set shot. (Q3 12:40)
Pickett is pinged for a push in the back on Georgiades 30m out in the pocket, Georgiades misses near side. (Q3 14:41)
Two Demon defenders leave a loose ball at the top of the Port goalsquare for each other, Rozee pounces and volleys but Hibberd dives and touches it like a soccer goalkeeper, point. (Q3 16:52)
Mayes misses a set shot from half forward after the benefit of a 50m penalty. (Q3 18:40)
Gray handballs to grass in front of Georgiades to run down the flank, gather and goal from 25m. (Q3 21:51)
Melksham takes a rare mark inside 50 for Melbourne, he converts from 30m on a slight angle. (Q3 23:44)
Melbourne gets a rare loose man play on the rebound, Melksham has Weideman over the back to mark and play on into goal from the square. (Q3 26:23)
Boak misses a quick snap from the top of the square. (Q4 2:41)
Georgiades floats across a pack 40m out on the flank to clunk a Ladhams kick, he boots goal number three. (Q4 4:15)
Boak marks a Powell-Pepper pass in the pocket 30m out but kicks OOTF. (Q4 10:11)
Boak gets another chance for a snap after receiving from Farrell and breaking a Harmes tackle, this time rams through the goal from 15m. (Q4 12:01)
Georgiades marks a high ball in front of the hapless Oscar McDonald 20m out in the pocket, but misses. (Q4 14:46)
Lockhart tugs a running snap from the HFF wide left. (Q4 16:47)
Weideman gets some garbage from a set shot 40m out in front. (Q4 19:01)
Melksham has a set shot after the siren from half forward touched off the boot for a point. (Q4 22:32)

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