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Blog log from R1 of 2021: Adelaide vs Geelong

Blog log for Adelaide vs Geelong, R1 of 2021

Laird gets the first score with a dribbled behind from the pocket after a stoppage 25m out. (Q1 1:52)
Walker roves a stoppage on the HFF and has a lash from fully 50m, the ball scrapes inside the right goalpost for the first goal! (Q1 3:31)
Jenkins marks in front of O’Brien just inside true CHF, his set shot is pulled left for a behind much to the delight of the Crow fans. (Q1 5:16)
Higgins turns the ball over running out of defence, Berry misses a flying snap from 40m on a slight angle. (Q1 8:52)
On the rebound around members wing, Stanley marks in the centre and sees Dangerfield one out with McPherson, he bombs from 65m but the ball pitches and rolls for a goal! (Q1 9:18)
Lynch marks a Walker pass 45m out near the boundary, squints into the sun and then roosts a lovely set shot for his first goal! (Q1 11:16)
Dahlhaus roves a Doedee fumble and snaps on the turn from the hotspot, that one bounces the wrong side of the post. (Q1 13:12)
Adelaide rebounds up the guts, Seedsman passes to Frampton who marks impressively over an outpositioned Henderson and goals from 45m on a slight angle. (Q1 13:31)
Walker flies against two and gets a contact free on Blicavs 45m out on the flank. This is Tex’s range… long but wide left. (Q1 19:11)
Tackling pressure forces a Cats turnover on the wing, Walker roves the inside 50 kick to the HFF, the seas part for him but his snap across the body from 40m is narrow. (Q1 24:06)
Parfitt marks unopposed 20m out in front and pops through a goal for Geelong on the counter. (Q1 27:22)
Murphy receives outside a pack on the HFF and lets fly off the left from fully 50m running towards the boundary… and nails it! (Q1 31:31)
McAdam flies in from the side of a pack Royce Hart style to clunk a screamer 30m out on the flank, and most importantly he converts! (Q2 2:33)
Rowe brings the crowd to its feet with a sensational finish from the boundary 30m out, the Crows can do no wrong! (Q2 7:53)
Miers marks in the BP and tries a switch but kicks it OOTF in the opposite pocket, McHenry plays on and kicks the goal from 25m! (Q2 11:18)
Dangerfield kicks long after roving the next centre bounce for Rohan to run onto 40m out on a slight angle. Rohan steers that one through. (Q2 12:33)
Dangerfield has space in the centre for a gallup but Hamill runs him down to force a handball clanger, Kelly starts the rebound, Walker marks 45m out, Kelly stretchered off… (Q2 19:04)
Upon resumption, Walker cheers the subdued crowd with a trademark howitzer for the goal! (Q2 19:34)
Menegola marks and plays on into the open goal after he’s Johnny on the spot for a blind kick over his head from a pack at half forward by Jenkins. (Q2 22:04)
Sloane gives to Smith who snaps off a step from 50m on a slight angle, two Cats chase to the square… bounces into the post. (Q2 25:20)
Parfitt catches Seedsman HTB in the pocket 20m out, plays on and wobbles through a nice goal from 20m. (Q2 27:20)
Smith intercepts at half back and goes quickly on the rebound, Lynch eventually passes to Walker leading up the flank to 30m who goals, three for him. (Q2 29:14)
Lynch catches O’Connor HTB on the HFF, hares off and finds McHenry to mark unopposed at the hotspot for another one for Adelaide! (Q2 31:55)
Keays snaps wide from 35m on a slight angle after the Crows boss the next centre bounce. (Q2 32:57)
Cam Guthrie passes to Jenkins 45m out on a slight angle. The home crowd cheers lustily as Jerker almost misses everything, barely a behind. (Q2 34:57)
Cam Guthrie is pinged for contact off the ball at a stoppage 45m out on a slight angle, Schoenberg takes the free but misses. (Q2 37:45)
Butts roves on the wing and gives to Keays who spots up Walker 45m out on a slight angle. HT siren sounds, Tex bangs through goal number four, Crow fans go ape droppings! (Q2 39:06)
Atkins bombs long to the hotspot, Doedee spoils Rohan but the Cat keeps his feet to rove and give to Blicavs who snaps across his body for the goal from 20m. (Q3 0:43)
Murphy is front and centre for a Frampton contest in the pocket, he tries a Daicos special but it’s narrow from 20m. (Q3 1:59)
Doedee gets caught in possession deep in defence, Clark roves and gives to Smith who grubbers across the face from 20m. (Q3 1:59)
Hawkins marks in the pocket 30m out and hits the post. (Q3 1:59)
Walker marks a Schoenberg pass 40m out on the flank, he plays on and wobbles a chip kick through for goal number five! (Q3 1:59)
Rowe drops his knees in possession to draw a high contact free on Henderson 20m out on the flank. He goals, the home crowd is rocking and rolling now! (Q3 1:59)
Dangerfield passes to Hawkins leading to 45m on a slight angle. The Tomahawk’s set shot flirts with the left goalpost but swings in. (Q3 15:04)
Cam Guthrie is caught high by Schoenberg at a stoppage 35m out on the flank, he pops that one through with no problem. (Q3 18:28)
Brodie Smith gives away a free to Dahlhaus for high contact 45m out in front. Dahlhaus runs in right and shoots rightish but it swings left and through. (Q3 19:41)
Higgins is dropped by Berry after kicking long inside 50, downfield free to Hawkins 30m out on the flank who converts. Cats on the march back! (Q3 23:01)
Zach Guthrie turns the ball over at half back, Lynch intercepts over Clark and passes to Frampton 40m out in front, who hits the post. (Q3 26:40)
Rohan pushes off a sore-looking Hinge to mark easily at the hotspot, but he misses a very gettable chance. (Q3 29:21)
McHenry roves and tries a low-percentage snap from the boundary 20m out that flies wide. (Q4 4:07)
Lynch passes to Murphy who draws a high contact free on Atkins 30m out near the boundary. The crowd hushes… no score results. (Q4 6:51)
Murphy mows down Menegola at half back to prevent a Geelong attack. (Q4 7:51)
Higgins and McPherson battle one out in the square, McPherson spoils and fights on, Higgins toepokes into the goalpost. (Q4 7:51)
Sholl’s handball clanger at half back sets up Zach Guthrie for a running snap from 35m on a slight angle but that flies wide. (Q4 9:00)
Schoenberg goals from the square after a Joe the Goose special from McAdam, following excellent crumbing work by Murphy at the hotspot. (Q4 10:02)
Clark runs up the wing and passes over the CHF area to Isaac Smith 30m out on a slight angle on the fat side. Smith kicks truly. (Q4 12:11)
Frampton marks a Laird kick up the guts over Henderson at the hotspot. No mistake with the set shot, Adelaide maintaining arm’s length on the Cats. (Q4 14:01)
Crows boss a stoppage at half forward, McHenry goes short to Laird on the boundary 35m out. Laird hits the post. (Q4 17:27)
Geelong goes up the guts via Clark from the kick in, it comes off as Dahlhaus gives to Isaac Smith to goal from 25m. (Q4 17:51)
Stewart passes to Isaac Smith 50m out on a slight angle. This for his third of Q4… but he shanks it to Frampton, no score. (Q4 20:31)
Atkins gives to Higgins who bounces a snap wide from 50m on a slight angle. (Q4 20:58)
Parfitt gives to Cam Guthrie who has time to steady over a running shot from 40m on the flank… but it’s narrow. (Q4 23:25)
Atkins passes inboard to Miers 40m out on a slight angle. Miers saunters in and kicks a mongrel that is straight and long. (Q4 23:55)
4:20 to go, two kicks in it. (Q4 24:57)
Dangerfield speeds away from a stoppage on the wing, goes long, Hawkins stays down to rove but his dribbler goes wide! (Q4 25:29)
3:42 to go, stoppage on the wing. (Q4 25:58)
Key free to Sholl at half back for some contact that didn’t look that high to blunt another Geelong attack. (Q4 27:30)
Atkins coughs the ball up by hand at a stoppage on the HBF, Seedsman lets fly from 50m but it drifts across the face. (Q4 28:04)
1:50 to go, ball on the Geelong HBF. (Q4 28:24)
Dangerfield bombs forward of the wing but it comes back, Rowe passes to Frampton 40m out on a slight angle, that’s going to be the ball game! (Q4 28:58)
Frampton misses, two goals the difference, 46 seconds to go. (Q4 29:27)
Butts prevents Hawkins getting to the Parfitt inside 50, Crows rebound, siren goes, crowd goes mad! (Q4 29:56)

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