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Blog log from R4 of 2022: Port Adelaide vs Melbourne

Blog log for Port Adelaide vs Melbourne, R4 of 2022

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Fritsch beats Burton to mark 25m out on a slight angle for the first goal after Melbourne own the footy in the opening passage of the game. (Q1 1:26)
Jordon it was with the intelligent kick inside 50 to the advantage of Fritsch for that goal. (Q1 2:09)
Wines is caught in a double tackle at a stoppage on the HFF but Neal-Bullen is pinged for high contact, Ollie gives off to Amon who snaps wide. (Q1 3:17)
Houston intercepts a dump rebound kick by Hunt to just outside CHF, he gives off to Burton whose long bomb is touched through in the square. (Q1 6:11)
Jackson marks 45m out on the flank and tugs his set shot left. (Q1 8:22)
Spargo passes short to Petracca 45m out near the boundary, who kicks into the man on the mark for no direct score. (Q1 17:10)
Spargo roves a smothered Petracca snap from a stoppage at the hotspot that bounces towards the pocket, three Port defenders look at each other as the little Demon misses from 15m. (Q1 18:57)
Amon marks in front of Brayshaw on the boundary 30m out, he misses with a drop punt. (Q1 19:41)
Gawn intercepts on the HFF and centres for May zoning up from defence, he loads up for bear from outside CHF but hooks it right. (Q1 22:23)
Butters toepokes a loose ball at half back but straight to Bowey, Dees work it around for a repeat inside 50 to Gawn 35m out on the flank who misses. (Q2 3:18)
Jonas spoils a rebound kick down to Rozee who gives to Amon who misses on the run from 50m on a slight angle. (Q2 6:53)
CLurey runs to 55m on a slight angle and bombs to the square… three Dees there to spoil Mayes for a behind. (Q2 7:45)
Houston passes long from the centre to Powell-Pepper 40m out on the flank, who shanks for no score as Gawn intercepts. (Q2 9:12)
Fritsch snaps his second goal and the second goal of the game, amazingly, from half forward after Viney engineers a switch from a stoppage on outer wing. (Q2 15:51)
Port is putting mega pressure on the ballcarrier but can’t find a target in an attacking position inside 50, whereas Melbourne are sitting back and letting the Power wither. (Q2 16:51)
McDonald rises in front of Jonas in a big pack at the hotspot to clunk a mark on a slow play, he converts. (Q2 17:34)
Jackson gives to Bowey for the next centre clearance, Sparrow roves and feeds Petracca for a snap from 40m that goes wide right. (Q2 19:11)
Spargo plays for and gets a high contact free on Burton on the HFF, he goes short to Viney in the pocket 30m out who threads the needle. (Q2 20:26)
Petracca taps down Mead’s handball at half forward following the next bounce, he gathers and gives to Harmes who snaps the goal from the hotspot. Port crowd abject. (Q2 22:04)
Bonner turns the ball over by foot in the centre leading to a free plus 50m against Motlop for holding after disposal. Langdon lines up from the hotspot and converts. (Q2 25:49)
Marshall marks a Powell-Pepper kick 50m out on the flank just before the HT siren. Crowd boos a bit as he lines up, this to prevent a goalless half… a reversal, no score! (Q2 30:34)
The reversal was against Butters for getting sucked in by some Bowey rascal behaviour. (Half Time)
Butters’ tackle forces Langdon to kick OOTF after a stoppage in the pocket, he had a dirty first half but he line sup here from 30m… and misses. (Q3 1:40)
Pickett weaves through traffic on the HFF on a fast break around outer wing started by Langdon and passes to Harmes at the hotspot, who kicks his second goal. (Q3 4:36)
Georgiades runs down the HFF with a man on his hammer, reaches the goalsquare and gets smothered, regathers and gives to Mayes who snaps but it’s touched for a behind! (Q3 10:10)
Gawn marks a Weideman pass over Butters 40m out on the flank. Max has had a quiet start to the season so far but he’s on tonight, and he roosts this one for a goal! (Q3 11:36)
Brayshaw is pinged for a hold on Powell-Pepper on the HBF, SPP gives off to Houston near the boundary who launches a rocket from 50m for the first goal for Port, belatedly! (Q3 22:37)
Jackson beats Burton with strength to mark a Neal-Bullen long ball to the pocket 20m out, but he misses. (Q3 24:07)
Powell-Pepper tries a switch from the HBF with a terrible kick that hangs in the air, eventually Jackson catches Bonner HTB 30m out on the flank and kicks straight this time. (Q3 26:07)
Rozee passes to Powell-Pepper just inside 50m on the flank, he goes back for the set shot and misses near side right. (Q3 28:07)
Houston kicks aimlessly to the hotspot where May intercepts and starts a rebound down members wing, McDonald has Fritsch on his own in the pocket to run around and goal with ease. (Q4 5:04)
Houston runs to the HFF and snaps wide under pressure. (Q4 8:36)
McEntee gives to Rozee outside the hotspot who spins and misses. (Q4 11:04)
Viney throws his head back under a double tackle at a stoppage 40m out, ump pays the free but replay shows minimal high contact… Viney misses, footy gods smile. (Q4 14:04)
Four men in the square for a Marshall kick from the HFF, two Demons juggle it but the crumb falls for Georgiades to volley a goal. (Q4 16:35)
Motlop roves a Butters inside 50 kick to the hotspot, baulks two onrushing Demons and snaps a goal from the pocket. The remaining Port supporters give him a desultory cheer. (Q4 22:49)
Boak feeds Bergman who snicks the inside of the goalpost on the run from 45m on the flank. (Q4 24:09)
Marshall roves at the hotspot and feeds Motlop for another meaningless goal. (Q4 28:05)
Byrne-Jones blazes wide from half forward. (Q4 29:07)

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