Blog log from R11 of 2022: Port Adelaide vs Essendon

Parish panics under pressure in the back pocket and his inboard kick is straight to Rozee 40m out on a slight angle, he kicks the first goal of the evening. (Q1 4:16)
Perkins gathers a soccer inside 50 by Draper and feeds Martin zooming past for a snap from 40m on the flank that wobbles wide. (Q1 6:54)
Port rebounds at pace coast to coast, Finlayson marks in front of McGrath at the hotspot and converts. (Q1 7:35)
Hobbs roves a stoppage at the hotspot and drops the knees to draw a high contact free on Aliir, but misses. Footy gods smile. (Q1 10:34)
Houston spoils a long Hind ball to the square to rush a behind. (Q1 11:31)
Rozee kicks to Dixon to mark over Kelly near the behind line for his first goal of the season. Bad signs for Essendon early, they haven’t come for the contest. (Q1 15:23)
Smith jinks onto his right and hits the post from 20m in the pocket. (Q1 16:49)
Butters sharks a handball by Laverde blind over his shoulder and snaps the goal from 25m on the flank. (Q1 18:56)
Rozee passes inboard to Butters 45m out on a slight angle who slices the kick right. (Q1 25:19)
Hind bounces up the wing after roving and goes to the flank 40m out where Jones marks going back with the flight behind a couple of defenders. His set shot drifts left. (Q1 26:26)
Heppell gives outside to Caldwell who tries a left foot snap across the body from 40m on a slight angle… wobbles wide. (Q1 27:36)
Dixon drops a Boak pass to the hotspot but Laverde falls into his back on the tackle, Dixon converts the free kick for his second goal. (Q2 2:33)
Martin passes short to Perkins 45m out in front following the next centre bounce, but the set shot is wide. (Q2 3:23)
Marshall marks over Ridley at the hotspot on the end of another coast to coast rebound, he kicks truly. (Q2 3:59)
Merrett receives from Martin on the wing and passes to Parish running forward to 45m after the next centre bounce. Parish’s set shot falls on the goal line to be touched by Aliir. (Q2 6:08)
Drew strips Martin in a tackle in the centre and Port counters at speed, Drew follows up to pass to Motlop 40m out in front who goals. (Q2 9:08)
Phillips marks a Perkins pass in front of Houston 35m out in front. Surely this goes through… it does. (Q2 11:33)
Powell-Pepper snaps wide from the hotspot after a stoppage on the HFF. (Q2 14:52)
Aliir intercepts a rebound kick on the wing and plays on to pass to Powell-Pepper 40m out on a slight angle, Laverde arrives late but no 50. SPP misses. (Q2 15:38)
Ridley spoils a long Farrell ball to Dixon but Powell-Pepper roves and snaps the goal off the left across the body from 25m on the flank. (Q2 18:09)
Caldwell is stripped in a tackle at half forward, McGrath pounces on the loose footy and breaks a tackle to snap a fine goal from 45m on a slight angle. (Q2 22:49)
Perkins passes to Waterman leading to 40m near the boundary, but he hooks OOTF. (Q2 24:49)
Wanganeen misses a snap from near the hotspot. (Q2 26:10)
The forecast rain has sheeted down at half time, we are going to have a greasy second half. (Half Time)
Hind passes behind a pack to Jones 45m out on the flank. Driving rain falling, the set shot is a beauty! (Q3 1:12)
Merrett passes short to Martin 45m out in the corridor, he delivers a nice set shot to cap off a productive game so far. (Q3 10:50)
The Dons boss the next centre bounce, Waterman marks 20m out on a slight angle and goals. Essendon have come out looking much more direct after HT, as well they should be. (Q3 12:31)
Dixon sets up Rozee for a snap across the body from 35m on a slight angle but it curls too far across the face. (Q3 13:49)
Powell-Pepper roves in a pack 20m out and snaps over his shoulder for a point. (Q3 14:28)
Durham snaps a big goal from a pack 15m out under Jonas pressure, he has also had a good game doing defensive work off a wing. (Q3 17:48)
Marshall marks a Finlayson centre clearance kick on the lead in front Reid 40m out on the flank. His set shot is a shank for no score. (Q3 18:53)
Dumont marks 45m out on the flank, his set shot falls on the behind line, tapped back in by Dixon but it crossed the line so Hayes’ goal doesn’t count. (Q3 22:27)
Butters passes to Dumont to mark in front of McGrath 45m out on the flank, he kicks truly to steady the Power. (Q3 24:24)
Wright roves in the pocket and gives to Parish who has an unlikely lash under Boak pressure from 20m on the boundary, that one misses. (Q3 28:12)
Martin snaps wide form half forward after a stoppage. (Q3 28:48)
Aliir rushes a Martin speculator from the HFF to the square after Houston gives away a high contact free. (Q4 0:40)
Dumont intercepts a dump kick by McGrath to 40m on the flank, he tweaked his ankle on the play but takes the kick… and misses. (Q4 7:30)
Byrne-Jones roves 35m out on a slight angle and ducks into a Martin tackle, the ump rewards him with a free but he misses, footy gods grin. (Q4 10:01)
Draper soccers from a stoppage at half forward, Waterman is playing in front of Byrne-Jones to mark 35m out on the flank. He misses, however. (Q4 12:22)
Boak feeds Wines who snaps off a step from 35m on a slight angle but it flies wide right. (Q4 13:04)
Aliir roves the kick in on the wing and wobbles a repeat inside 50 kick to 45m where Drew marks, then passes short to Powell-Pepper 40m out on a slight angle. SPP hits the post. (Q4 14:30)

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