Blog log from R5 of 2022: Carlton vs Port Adelaide

Burton overruns a tumbling ball to the square in a one-on-one with Curnow, the ball sits up for Curnow to volley home the opening goal of the afternoon. (Q1 0:50)
Curnow marks on the boundary 20m out but shanks the set shot, no score results. (Q1 2:13)
Rozee marks 40m out on the flank and has two on in the pocket, Finlayson marks and draws a man to send Gray into the open goal. (Q1 4:35)
McKay marks an Owies pass 35m out on the boundary despite heavy contact from behind by Aliir. He screws through the set shot for his first goal. (Q1 5:58)
Carlton bosses the next centre bounce through Kennedy, McKay can’t mark but reefs out a handball to Martin who snaps the goal from 30m on a slight angle. (Q1 7:58)
Butters kicks OOTF on the rebound, long ball back to the hotspot where Martin is front and centre for another one that was a bit too easy. (Q1 10:57)
Setterfield has a snap touched off the boot from 15m out after he kicked into the back of a teammate, big chance fluffed there. (Q1 14:15)
Martin gives to Fisher who fumbles 30m out in front, four Port defenders converge but Butters catches him high and Fisher makes him pay with another one for Carlton. (Q1 16:21)
Newnes marks a Silvagni pass to the pocket 30m out but shoots narrow. (Q1 19:59)
Marshall volleys the crumb from his own contest against Weitering into the pocket for Georgiades who checksides the goal from 20m, skilful play. (Q1 21:50)
Amon catches Silvagni HTB in defence but then elbows him in the guts after winning the free, ump reverses it and Silvagni misses from 40m on a slight angle. (Q1 23:50)
Marshall provides key link work on the wing to enable Byrne-Jones to pass to Bergman 50m out on a slight angle, who misses. (Q1 26:28)
Butters misses a snap from true CHF after the Power manage to lock the ball in following the kick in. (Q1 28:05)
Walsh bounces a kick towards the hotspot from a stoppage on the HFF, Curnow draws a high contact free on Jonas, plays on and screws through a goal just before the QT siren. (Qtr Time)
Martin gives to McKay near the behind line, Aliir rushes in but McKay dribbles the ball past him for his second goal. (Q2 1:45)
Fisher passes to Curnow on the boundary who misses from 30m. (Q2 3:14)
Fisher receives from McKay running to the boundary 25m out, he tries a low-percentage snap and it bounces through! Everything coming up Carlton today. (Q2 4:15)
Gray wins a hard footy and a high contact free on Parks 25m out on a slight angle, he kicks a leader’s goal. (Q2 6:10)
Owies catches Motlop HTB in the centre and kicks up the middle for McKay to mark in front of a pack 40m out… the drop punt is the worst kick of the year, no score. (Q2 8:35)
Butters runs from defence but kicks straight to Setterfield who goes up the guts again for McKay 20m out, who kicks that goal with a J-curve. (Q2 9:20)
Finlayson draws a holding free on Silvagni in ruck 20m out on a slight angle and pokes through an unconfident-looking goal. (Q2 12:54)
Hewett sends a high speculator from the boundary on the wing to 40m on a slight angle, Martin runs interference for Silvagni to mark then miss. (Q2 16:10)
Aliir chops the arms of Curnow to give away an obvious free 30m out on a slight angle, who pops through his third goal. (Q2 17:15)
Finlayson passes to the lead of Georgiades on the boundary 35m out, who hits the far behind post OOTF. (Q2 19:54)
Powell-Pepper tries to gather and snap a goal from the line but doesn’t get the boot to it in time, just a behind. (Q2 22:11)
Owies passes to Silvagni 30m out on a slight angle on the end of a fast break, he converts. (Q2 23:51)
Durdin roves a Curnow kick to the bootlaces of McKay near the hotspot, he jinks onto his left and puts that one through. (Q2 26:21)
Boak intercepts Parks’ dump kick to the wing and goes quickly inboard for Finlayson 40m out on a slight angle, who tugs the set shot right. (Q2 30:26)
Finlayson marks in front of Young 50m out in the corridor, his set shot lands in the square and is rebounded. (Q3 0:35)
Powell-Pepper breaks up a Weitering handball at half forward, gathers and snaps on the spin from 40m on a slight angle and the ball lands behind the goal line for a fine goal. (Q3 3:36)
Butters leaps over Parks to intercept a dump kick by Weitering under Gray pressure. He lines up from 45m on the flank, the goal umpire arches the back, nice finish. (Q3 5:21)
Long ball to the Carlton goalsquare, plenty of talls there but no decisive spoil, the ball bobbles about then falls for Curnow to goal from point blank range. (Q3 7:33)
Setterfield goes long to the top of the square but the ball is off hands for a behind. (Q3 9:56)
Cottrell catches Byrne-Jones HTB on the HFF, he goes to the square but Curnow can’t beat two, easily rushed. (Q3 10:47)
Finlayson marks a low Jonas pass 45m out on a slight angle but hooks it right. (Q3 15:16)
Dumont feeds Powell-Pepper to run down the flank and shoots from 35m but it’s across the face. (Q3 18:04)
Port locks in the kick in, Boak gives to Burton who delivers a lovely snap running towards the boundary from 45m for a goal in his milestone game. (Q3 19:01)
Powell-Pepper gathers a Mead kick to the pocket and gives inside for BOak to snap the goal from 20m. (Q3 20:39)
Cerra to Fisher for the next inside 50 after the next bounce, Martin marks 45m out on the flank and shanks OOTF. (Q3 21:39)
Gray sharks a Kennedy handball inside 50, Port works it around and Houston finds Rozee on the boundary 30m out. Rozee tries a set shot checkside, and it works! (Q3 24:01)
Houston marks a blind dump kick by Setterfield just inside 50m on the flank, but he misses. (Q3 25:56)
Georgiades drops a very gettable mark from a long Bonner ball near the behind line, ball goes through for a behind, opportunity lost. (Q3 27:34)
Burton intercepts a dump kick to 50m on a slight angle in front of Owies, he goes back and roosts a massive kick for his second goal of the quarter! Port is marching! (Q3 28:37)
Motlop strips Saad in the centre to start another Port attack, Houston goes to the pocket for Gray, no mark but Gray catches Curnow HTB 30m out and… shanks OOTF. (Q3 30:37)
Gray spins and misses from the pocket 25m out after Rozee engineers the first clearance of Q4. (Q4 0:26)
Motlop bounces a snap wide from half forward after a turnover in midfield. (Q4 2:40)
Motlop catches a lugubrious Setterfield HTB 40m out on the flank, but misses and gives it the old teapot. (Q4 5:31)
Butters bounces a pass inboard to Powell-Pepper after a stoppage, SPP snaps across his body off a step from 40m on the flank and it wobbles through! (Q4 8:56)
That kick started well left and swerved right inside the goalpost, defying the laws of physics! (Q4 9:16)
Bergman roves a dump kick near the point of the centre square and goes quick and long to the square where Gray is one out with William, the old stager marks on his chest and goals! (Q4 12:03)
Ken Hinkley is under maximum pressure for his job at 0-4 but his magnet spinning has found a winning combination, seemingly. Can Carlton pull another one out of the fire? (Q4 12:41)
Walsh wins a hard footy in a pack on the wing and reefs it out to Hewett who goes to McKay with two on him 40m out on the flank… beats both to mark and miss with a drop punt. (Q4 16:16)
Newnes kicks long from the wing on a slow play, Curnow juggles the m,ark over Aliir 25m out on a slight angle and stabs that one home. (Q4 17:53)
6:05 to go and the Blues are two kicks up, time enough for Port to finish the steamrolling job but they need to get past Weitering. (Q4 18:41)
Georgiades marks a Boak ball to the pocket 20m out after Port locks the ball in their front half for a few minutes, he goals to bring the margin back within a kick. 3:36 to go. (Q4 22:15)
Butters sharks Cerra to get the centre clearance but the Blues rebound as the clock ticks under 3:00. (Q4 23:58)
Fisher runs to the HFF and kicks to the square but its over the head of Curnow and off hands for a point. 2:15. (Q4 24:42)
Butters passes short to Amon 50m out on a slight angle after some frenetic play in Port’s front half. Crowd boos, Amon takes the responsibility… off hands, point. (Q4 26:37)
32 seconds left on the kick in… (Q4 26:37)
Docherty with ball in hand… (Q4 26:40)
Docherty goes long, McKay marks in a big pack on the wing to ice the game! (Q4 26:59)

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