Blog log from R16 of 2020: Adelaide vs Western Sydney

McAdam kicks the first goal of the afternoon after winning a HTB free on Shaw, who fell on the crumb from a pack at the hotspot. (Q1 3:12)
Corr is pinged for holding the man 50m out on a slight angle after the next centre bounce, Fogarty tugs it left but McAdam marks next to the behind post and… hits the goalpost. (Q1 5:08)
Coniglio misses an inboard kick from defence, Sloane mops up and gives to O’Brien who passes to Stengle near the hotspot for his first goal. (Q1 8:58)
Cameron gets a contact free on Kelly in a pack 40m out on a slight angle, the crowd cheers as the set shot sails wide left. (Q1 13:13)
Hill has a moment to steady for a snap from 35m on the boundary, the ball flirts with the far goalpost, review to see whether there was a snick… Edge says no, goal! (Q1 16:08)
Walker’s pressure forces Corr to kick OOTF 50m out, Fogarty takes the free but Jacobs intercepts in the square to start the rebound. (Q1 21:30)
Sloane snaps wide from outside a pack at the hotspot, it was touched off the boot anyway. (Q1 22:39)
Himmelberg marks a Sholl pass over Haynes 40m out on a slight angle just before the QT siren, he kicks truly. (Q1 24:44)
Smith misses a snap from half forward as the Crows continue their clearance dominance in Q2. (Q2 2:44)
Sloane roves on the flank and gives to Elliott Himmelberg who has oodles of time to steady over a snap from 30m but butchers it, disappointingly. (Q2 9:01)
Taranto tries a checkside off one step from 30m on a slight angle but catches it fat and misses badly. (Q2 11:03)
Finlayson marks with one arm in a wrestle with Talia 35m out on the flank, he kicks truly. (Q2 12:02)
Murphy roves a Brad Crouch inside 50 kick and snaps wide from 20m on a slight angle. (Q2 17:33)
Whitfield engineers a coast to coast rebound, Greene marks at half forward and sets Finlayson off to run behind the Crow defence into the open goal. (Q2 18:28)
Coniglio bounces a snap from half forward just the wrong side of the post in the seconds before HT. (Q2 22:31)
Whitfield turns the ball by hand at half back to McAdam who kicks to the square where Walker is on his own to kick the first goal of Q3! (Q3 0:36)
After Corr beats Walker on the wing to sail a high repeat inside 50 kick to the pocket, Finlayson roves and gives to Caldwell for his first senior goal from 15m. (Q3 3:12)
McAdam shoots from just inside CHF, big pack in the square but it’s Elliott Himmelberg who clunks it for his second goal! (Q3 4:40)
Jones mops up a loose ball in the pocket and gives to Sloane who snaps across the body from 25m, the ball lands on the line, Haynes goes up… ruled a goal! (Q3 11:22)
Matt Crouch gets a chance for a snap at pretty much the same spot outside a pack post stoppage, again it lands on the line but again Haynes can’t get to it, Crows are kicking away! (Q3 13:17)
After a Talia kick turnover at half back to Reid who then receives back and bombs long, Cameron marks on the goal line for the goal. (Q3 17:07)
Shaw marks 40m out on the flank on a switch play started by Hill, his set shot is a banger, straight over the goal umpire’s peaked cap! (Q3 19:55)
McAdam gets smashed by two Giants to earn the mark or free 45m out on the flank. His set shot is also a peach to answer his man Heater. (Q3 22:38)
McAdam marks the first inside 50 of Q4 by Sloane, leading Reid to the fall 35m out on the flank but not scoring, Murphy snaps OOTF after Himmelberg roves it. (Q4 0:59)
Cameron sends a high ball from the HFF to the square, pack full of big men there and Jacobs it is who roves and goals off the left boot! (Q4 7:53)
Schoenberg roves a stoppage on the wing and passes to Stengle diving to 40m on a slight angle. This to ice the game… just right. (Q4 15:01)
Smith misses a flying snap from half forward to make the margin two kicks with four minutes to play. (Q4 16:20)
Brown roves on the last line and rushes, 2:42 to play. (Q4 18:02)
A series of stoppage between the arcs on members side, Giants can’t break away. (Q4 19:21)
Shaw rushes a Jones inside 50 kick, quick kick in but Harry Himmelberg’s rebound kick is intercepted by Keays. (Q4 20:02)
The Crows have locked the ball in, time is gone now for the GIants. (Q4 20:46)

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