Blog log from R21 of 2020: Port Adelaide vs Richmond

Butters roves a ground ball at half forward and gives to Marshall who turns and shoots from 40m on a slight angle but it skids well wide. A nervy start. (Q1 2:31)
Lambert sharks a pressured McKenzie handball 40m out on the flank and grubbers from long range, but it curls the wrong side of the goalpost. (Q1 10:56)
Grimes sails a high ball from the HFF to the pack at the hotspot where both Tiger big men fly, Martin hits the crumb at the front at full speed and snaps the first goal with class. (Q1 11:37)
On a fast break, Motlop gives to Gray who tries a running checkside from 40m on a slight angle but hits it wrong and it’s barely a behind. (Q1 13:44)
Jonas is pinged for high contact on Riewoldt as the Tiger goes for a McIntosh speculator to 40m on a slight angle, the set shot is a peach for the second goal. (Q1 15:57)
Marshall keeps a ground ball alive on the HFF and gives to Gray who has Ebert running to goal, the grubber skids near the post but Rozee makes sure of it with a soccer on the line. (Q1 18:57)
Powell-Pepper kicks from the HFF to the square but Marshall can’t mark over Vlastuin and it’s a point. (Q1 21:43)
Astbury is pinged for deliberate OOB after two Tigers smash into each other trying to take a relieving mark. Amon takes the free 40m out, Gray roves and passes to Duursma… (Q1 23:31)
Duursma lines up from 40m on the flank. Port have had most of the play and this would be reward for effort… the set shot is an arrow, Duursma gives Lynch a spray for afters too! (Q1 23:52)
Port work the ball around the outer wing from half back with some classic wet weather football, lots of taps and handballs, Rozee snaps from the pocket 20m out for the goal! (Q2 2:36)
Bolton marks a Nankervis pass 45m out on a slight angle and turns his back on options upfield, then misses the set shot. (Q2 5:38)
Martin beats Byrne-Jones comprehensively to mark 40m out on the flank and level the scores with his second goal. (Q2 9:51)
Showers in Q1 have become rain in Q2. (Q2 11:07)
Richmond get a rare attack going deep in red time, plenty of Port pressure, Castagna gives to Prestia who snaps OOTF from the hotspot. (Q2 22:54)
Lynch takes a contested grab between two Port defenders near the hotspot for the first goal of Q3. (Q3 3:12)
Port applies frontal pressure on the HFF to force Graham to cough it up, Motlop passes to Lycett 40m out on the flank who hooks it right to left for a big goal! (Q3 10:43)
Butters is Johnny on the spot for a toepoke out of a pack in the pocket 20m out, he shoots off a step under pressure but it drifts across the face. (Q3 12:41)
Jonas wins a HTB free on Lynch at the Tiger hotspot to stop a rare Richmond attack. Port have all the play, but again they aren’t scoring. (Q3 16:54)
Rockliff passes to Rozee in range, Tigers turn off and allow a short pass to Boak 40m in front… but Boak shanks it OOTF. (Q3 19:08)
Balta, who has switched forward, marks on the lead 40m out on a slight angle and kicks like a backman, wide left. (Q3 24:08)
Martin passes to Lynch just inside CHF, Clurey giving him too much leg rope. Lynch just misses left. (Q4 0:46)
Dixon marks a Rockliff ball in front of a pack just inside 50m on the flank. The set shot is an artillery shell, Port hits the lead! (Q4 2:39)
Lynch’s contest forces a stoppage in the Tiger FP, ball falls to the feet and it’s Lambert who grubbers the goal between legs to restore Richmond’s lead! (Q4 6:01)
Martin gives to Short who has a snap off a step from near the hotspot but he screws it too far for a point. (Q4 8:36)
Hartlett is pinged for deliberate OOB in the BP, Lambert plays on and kicks a huge goal! (Q4 11:26)
Vlastuin is pinged for a hold on Ladhams as they chase a loose footy after a stoppage in the pocket. L:adham lines up from 20m on a slight angle and converts. Kick in it, 7:26. (Q4 15:16)
Bolton bounces off a few players on the HFF and has a lash off the left from 35m but it wobbles for a point. (Q4 19:21)
Play at half forward for Port but they can’t get a clean chance. Richmond defending grimly. (Q4 22:18)
Riewoldt gets a holding free on McKenzie on the HFF, he misses. A goal the difference, 2:02 to go. (Q4 24:38)
Aggressive kick in to CHB, Motlop kicks it out on the wing, stoppage, 1:50. (Q4 25:02)
Secondary and then a third stoppage, ball on the Port HFF, 1:22. (Q4 25:36)
Nankervis intercepts a Duursma inside 50 kick as one of three Tigers on Dixon. He clears to the wing, stoppage, 34 seconds. (Q4 26:27)
Another stoppage on centre wing, 22 seconds. (Q4 27:18)
Clurey intercepts Lambert at half back, soccer kick inside 50 but it’s cut off, siren sounds, Tigers win! (Q4 27:18)

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