Blog log from R8 of 2022: Port Adelaide vs Western Bulldogs

Khamis marks an Edwards pass on the lead 45m out on a slight angle and misses slightly to the right. (Q1 1:29)
Martin kicks inside 50, Amon intercepts but it’s called touched, he’s stripped in a tackle, Naughton feeds McNeil for a snap from 20m, was it touched? No, first goal! (Q1 3:55)
Smith is front and square for a Dunkley inside 50 kick to the flank 40m out, he snaps off the step for the second goal like shelling peas. (Q1 6:04)
Macrae draws a high contact free under a Houston tackle 45m out on the boundary by pulling Houston’s arm up, crowd boos and Macrae misses. (Q1 12:46)
Georgiades taps a loose ball on the wing to Duursma who passes to Gray 30m out on a slight angle for the first goal for Port Adelaide. (Q1 14:46)
Gardner is pinged for deliberate OOB under Motlop pressure on the end of a fast break, Motlop curls in a typically quality finish. (Q1 17:46)
Motlop kicks long and high to the pocket from the wing, two of each congregate at the fall, Finlayson marks easily over Gardner and goals from 25m. (Q1 20:26)
Wines kicks under a tackle to the HFF where Finlayson marks in front of Gardner 45m out and misses everything with his kick. (Q1 22:48)
Boak kicks high from a pack in the pocket to the square, three Dogs converge on Powell-Pepper who takes the mark on his chest for another goal for Port! (Q1 23:38)
Naughton flies for a Weightman inside 50 kick to 20m out in front after the next centre bounce behind Aliir, the crumb sits up for him to gather and run into the open goal! (Q1 25:26)
Treloar is brought from wing to 45m on a slight angle due to encroachment by Rozee, touched off the boot but Naughton catches it then shoots… but it’s touched for a behind. (Q1 28:16)
The Bulldogs switch on the rebound at pace, Naughton has the sit on Aliir for a long Vandermeer ball to the square for a speccy and his second goal! It’s a bit of a shoot out. (Q1 31:02)
Martin fumbles Liberatore’s clearance in a pack on the wing and Port pounces, Gray marks over O’Brien 30m out on a slight angle and converts, Power regains the lead. (Q1 35:47)
Marshall catches Scott HTB 35m out on a slight angle after a high Rozee inside 50 kick to a pack, he kicks truly. (Q2 2:00)
After a push free against Byrne-Jones, Weightman passes low and hard from half forward to Khamis 35m out in front who kicks his first senior goal and draws a pack of Dogs. (Q2 3:58)
Hayes gets a ruck free at the next centre bounce, he kicks up the corridor to 40m where Butters marks in front of a pack and misses. (Q2 5:30)
Port gets a loose man playing on to advantage from a quick rebound around outer wing, Marshall has Finlayson over the back to mark 15m out and goal with ease. (Q2 7:50)
Georgiades marks on the lead 40m out on the flank but misses to the right. (Q2 9:19)
Cordy leaps in front of Clurey to clunk a long ball from the wing to 45m on the flank, his kick is touched off the boot, eventually Roarke Smith snaps wide from near the square. (Q2 13:01)
Mad scramble in the Dogs goalsquare after a centring ball by Naughton with a Khamis contest, three Dogs try to get a snap off but it’s eventually Liberatore who does for the goal. (Q2 16:50)
Wines catches Williams HTB just left for true CHF, he gives off to Bonner but Williams smothers the kick, no score results. (Q2 17:50)
Duryea slips over in possession in the pocket 30m out, Drew pounces to catch him HTB but kicks OOTF. (Q2 19:15)
Roarke Smith turns the ball over by hand under a tackle at half back to Rozee, then Motlop passes to Powell-Pepper 40m out on a slight angle, who misses. (Q2 22:25)
Motlop mops up a poor kick in by Duryea but hits the post from 35m on a slight angle. (Q2 22:52)
Dunkley passes to McComb on the lead 40m out on the flank on the end of a slow rebound switching from the outer side. McComb hits the post. (Q2 27:34)
Switkowski is almost stripped in a tackle after a chase by Horne-Francis in the pocket, he gives off to Banfield who checksides a nice finish from 20m. (Half Time)
Powell-Pepper pops up in front of Finlayson to mark a Marshall pass to the flank 30m out for the first goal of Q3. (3 Qtr Time)
McComb kicks up the line after marking on the HFF, Naughton gets a fairly soft arm chop free on Clurey 20m out and goals. (Q3 2:55)
Amon passes to Boak in the pocket 35m out, leading behind Liberatore. The set shot is a peach, that’s a captain’s goal! (Q3 10:00)
Rozee zooms onto a loose footy at half forward after the next centre bounce, to Drew then Boak who passes to Georgiades 30m out on the flank who misses. (Q3 11:17)
The emergency umpire gives a 50m penalty to bring Smith from wing to near the hotspot but he hits the post. (Q3 13:24)
Georgiades misses a snap from half forward when he had a pass option or two on. (Q3 14:27)
Gray swivels the hips to break a flying Duryea tackle in the pocket but misses a checkside from 25m. (Q3 15:27)
Duryea kicks OOTF on the rebound, long ball back to the top of the square where Dumont marks and goals. (Q3 16:27)
Duursma speeds away from a stoppage on the wing and goes long to a pack 25m out on the flank, Marshall drags down the contested grab but misses. (Q3 19:27)
Marshall marks again in a six-man pack 15m out in front beating Crozier and some other midgets, another goal to Port. (Q3 21:37)
McNeil misses a long set shot. (Q3 23:10)
Butters baulks away from Macrae after marking at half forward and goes to Finlayson one out with Crozier for a mark 30m out on a slight angle, he goals. (Q3 28:40)
Naughton marks over Clurey at the hotspot and converts as the 3QT siren sounds. (3 Qtr Time)
Finlayson marks 40m out on the flank and hits the post. (Q4 1:16)
Smith hits a crumb on the HFF at full pace, shifts inside and lets fly from 50m on a slight angle to an empty square… bounces through! What a star. (Q4 3:21)
Richards catches Hayes high outside CHF for Port, long kick to the square is off hands for a behind. (Q4 5:06)
Boak does a one-two with Amon running through half forward but his snap is off-balance and goes wide from 40m. (Q4 6:04)
Motlop marks 45m out on a slight angle but hits the post. (Q4 7:16)
Butters passes short to Georgiades 45m out wide on the flank on the end of a flowing move through midfield. The set shot is poor for no score. (Full Time)
Wines also hits the post with a long set shot. (Q4 11:01)
Dumont passes with nice touch to Georgiades who marks between two short Dogs 30m out on a slight angle… but he misses for a fourth time. (Q4 12:21)
Naughton misses a set shot from the HFF. (Q4 14:21)
Neither side looking like scoring, advantage Port. (Q4 19:18)
Dogs can’t find a target inside 50, they’re gassed and done. (Q4 22:03)
Dunkley gets a contact free in a pack 25m out on the flank flank for some junk in the last minute, far too late now. (Q4 23:02)

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