Blog log from R7 of 2022: St Kilda vs Port Adelaide

Campbell marks deep in the pocket 30m out and misses. (Q1 4:24)
Howard sends a long speculator to the hotspot, Aliir marks but the ump saw a block on King, plus 50m for dissent to ensure the first goal of the evening. (Q1 5:25)
Sinclair roves a Boak kick at half back, Hill breaks two tackles on a scoot up the guts and passes to Higgins 30m out on a slight angle who misses, predictably. (Q1 7:53)
McKenzie snaps a nice goal from the pocket 25m out after Hayes’ dump kick hits grass on the HBF. (Q1 9:29)
Game is in a holding pattern: Saints can’t find a target inside 50, Port can’t find a target on the rebound. (Q1 19:45)
Wines roves a repeat inside 50 kick to a pack at the hotspot by Amon but snaps wide. (Q1 24:23)
Hill passes short to Higgins 40m out on a slight angle on the end of a rebound from the HBF started by Wanganeen-Milera. Higgins gets that set shot on line. (Q2 2:30)
Wines bounces through a goal from the HFF after set up work by Houston. (Q2 4:27)
Powell-Pepper misses a set shot from 40m on a slight angle. (Q2 6:29)
Ryder grabs the ball out of ruck 25m out on a slight angle but misses off the left. (Q2 7:53)
Marshall roves at half forward and kicks to Georgiades 15m out in the pocket who misses. (Q2 9:25)
Gresham catches Farrell HTB 35m out on the flank, plays on and misses. (Q2 17:39)
Steele feeds Gresham to run from a stoppage on the HFF for a snap from 30m that tumbles wide. (Q2 22:30)
Gray marks a Rozee pass on a hard lead down the flank to 25m, nothing Wilkie could do about that. Robbie boots the first goal of Q3. (Q3 0:59)
Dumont dives in the square to rush a long ball. (Q3 3:18)
Gray roves on the wing and goes to the hotspot where Farrell marks in front of Webster and also converts. Port triple their goal tally in four minutes of Q3! (Q3 4:21)
Butler misses a free for deliberate OOF by Byrne-Jones 40m out. (Q3 9:10)
Sinclair passes short to Ryder just inside true CHF, who hasn’t had much of the footy tonight and misses that one. (Q3 10:18)
Butters speeds away from a pack behind centre and goes to Gray on the HFF, 50m penalty brings him to 15m on a slight angle for his second goal. (Q3 15:43)
Bonner holds King after disposal 20m out on a slight angle to give away a free, King has done bugger all since very early in Q1 and he misses a soda! (Q3 18:05)
Higgins marks 40m out on a slight angle as the Saints get a repeat inside 50 from the kick in. But he misses as well. (Q3 18:43)
Farrell’s tackle forces a kick clanger by Sinclair on the wing, Port swarm and Finlayson gets a chance from 40m on the flank that goes narrow. (Q3 20:04)
Windhager kicks to grass on the HFF, Burton chases Gresham and then gets pinged for deliberate OOB 20m out, Gresham misses. (Q3 22:43)
Mad scramble after a Boak centring ball to the hotspot, Georgiades gives wide to Motlop who snaps wide from the pocket 15m out. (Q3 28:01)
Hill catches Houtson HTB on the HFF, the pass goes to the hotspot where King marks and finally gets a set shot on line, Saints kick away in a low-scoring affair in the mud. (Q4 1:15)
King marks again in the pocket 20m out but misses this one. (Q4 2:43)
Burton beats Higgins to a ground ball on the wing, does a one-two with Boak then blazes OOTF from 50m on a slight angle. (Q4 7:23)
Burton passes to Marshall 40m out on the flank, who strokes through a lovely set shot to bring Port back within a kick. (Q4 8:18)
Amon runs to the HFF and kicks to the fat side pocket off his left for Farrell to mark with ease 20m out, that was the kick of the night. But Farrell’s kick is poor for a point. (Q4 10:23)
Repeat inside 50 for Port from the kick in, Gray roves near the hotspot, runs to the pocket and snaps wide off his left from 20m. Scores level. (Q4 10:57)
Powell-Pepper roves and shoots from the hotspot but it’s off hands for a behind. (Q4 15:42)
Ball handling is terrible out there this evening, everyone needs more Grippo. (Q4 16:25)
Hayes gets a pushing free against Ryder in ruck 45m out on the flank, he gives off to Bonner who kicks across the face for a behind. (Q4 22:23)
Wanganeen-Milera skids a snap from the HFF for a behind. (Q4 23:28)
Ryder feeds Higgins for a snap from a stoppage in the pocket but it’s just wide. (Q4 24:46)
Aliir rushes to level the scores with 3:30 to go. (Q4 26:25)
Hill has King on his own near CHF, King snaps high to the square, Burton spoils Higgins into the post, Saints lead by that point, 2:30 to go! (Q4 27:21)
Port rebounds around members wing wiht Powell-Pepper involved twice, Rozee can’t snap from the pocket but Motlop feeds Butters who misses, 1:37, scores level! (Q4 28:25)
Ryder marks the kick in and goes to Gresham on centre wing… (Q4 28:50)
Aliir spoils on the HBF, Duursma goes to half forward but the Saints rebound… (Q4 29:08)
Houston kicks inside 50, Gray has it on the boundary 35m out, misses, 31 seconds left and Port hits the lead! (Q4 29:27)
Howard bombs to the centre, Boak sets up Wines to soccer to Gray 50m out on a slight angle, he points to the goals to ice the clock, that is it, Power win! (Q4 30:15)

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