Blog log from R13 of 2022: Richmond vs Port Adelaide

Baker dives in the square to touch through a snap by Finlayson from half forward, just a point to kick off the scoring. (Q1 0:33)
Nankervis volleys from midfield inside 50 towards Houston who can’t mark, his man Bolton roves and snaps wide from 25m on the flank. (Q1 1:15)
Motlop marks at half forward just on his range, dithers then goes short to Amon 45m out on the flank, good choice as Amon strokes through the first goal of the night. (Q1 3:00)
Grimes is out of position and is pinged for an obvious hold on Marshall 40m out on the flank. Marshall kicks very straight. (Q1 6:15)
Terrible signs for Richmond early, Port’s outside game is humming already and there isn’t much chase from the small Tiger forwards. (Q1 7:16)
Richmond finally get pressure on the ball carrier at half forward and it comes off as Boak is stripped and Martin plays on to advantage for a Tiger special from 40m on the flank. (Q1 9:56)
Ralphsmith creates a crumb for Edwards who wobbles a snap wide from 40m on a slight angle. (Q1 11:20)
Farrell is pinged for encroachment rather unluckily to bring Graham to 20m on a slight angle for a charity goal. (Q1 12:51)
Soldo roves at the hotspot and gives outside to Clarke who drops the knees to draw a high contact free on Drew, he boots his first goal. (Q1 15:01)
McIntosh and then Martin bounce around the outer wing, Dusty’s centring kick nestles on the chest of Clarke 45m out on a slight angle, the first-gamer goals again! (Q1 23:11)
Edwards roves at half forward and looks inside for a give, Motlop has given Baker five yards of leg rope on a run up the ground, Baker pops through the goal with ease. (Q1 25:21)
Boak gets a free on Cotchin at half forward, waits, waits some more and passes short to Drew 45m out on the flank. Drew’s set shot is short for no score. (Q1 28:56)
McIntosh run ahead of two Port chasers to mark a Martin ball near the behind line, he kicks truly from 15m. (Q2 3:54)
Bolton baulks around Houston at half forward and goes long to the square, ball comes off hands of Balta for a point. (Q2 7:41)
Finalyson gets a ruck free on Nankervis on the HFF and sends a long speculator to the top of the square where Marshall marks and goals. (Q2 14:16)
Soldo taps a loose ball at the hotspot to Riewoldt who baulks Clurey and grubbers wide. (Q2 16:15)
Boak passes to the lead of Marshall 35m out on the flank after Port rebounds slowly but surely through the Tiger zone. Marshall boots goal number three… or does he? (Q2 21:51)
Quick review, confirmed a goal. (Q2 22:17)
Burton hits up Marshall in the centre and runs to receive for the long inside 50 kick over Tarrant to the advantage of Dixon 20m out. HT siren goes, Charlie converts. (Q2 29:27)
First five minutes were all Port, next half hour was all Richmond but the last 15 minutes have seen the Power dominate clearances and disposals, with scoreboard nourishment. (Half Time)
Bolton does a one-two with Rioli on the HFF but blazes OOTF and grimaces. (Q3 1:25)
Prestia hits the lead of Riewoldt in front of Clurey 45m out on a slight angle, the old bloke slots the set shot. (Q3 2:47)
Bolton kicks quickly from half forward, Aliir has had a dirty night and he’s pinged for a hold on Balta near the hotspot for another one for Richmond. (Q3 7:07)
Farrell gets clean bowled by a ground ball on the wing, Pickett mops up and delivers a lovely pass over Clurey to Riewoldt 45m out near the boundary… set shot is OOTF. (Q3 8:52)
Short scrubs a clanger kick from full back to the HBF where Dumont mops up and gives to Wines who wobbles through the goal from 40m on a slight angle! (Q3 10:53)
Amon misses a set shot from the HFF. (Q3 13:53)
Wines goes long up the guts to the hotspot where Dixon draws a big crowd, spoils to the front falls for Drew who feeds Finlayson for the snap goal off the left. (Q3 15:23)
Bolton goes short from the next centre bounce to Cotchin who goes short again to Ralphsmith 45m out in the corridor, who misses. (Q3 16:43)
Marshall gets rid of Gibcus with strength and judgement to mark a long ball from the HFF to the square… but the Tiger fans hoot as he misses a very easy one. (Q3 20:29)
Ralphsmith is pinged for encroachment on the wing, ump sets the mark 50m out on a slight angle but no Tiger mans it, Farrell waltzes to 45m and slots the big goal! (Q3 23:00)
Clarke runs onto a long ball to grass on the HFF and thinks he’s Ablett who a flying snap off the left from 40m on the burst… OOTF. Pull up son. (Q3 24:53)
Finlayson soccers a chaos ball inside 50 from the first centre bounce of Q4, Powell-Pepper wins a free and converts from the hotspot to give Port a long-awaited lead! (Q4 1:03)
Powell-Pepper has been playing a key forward role tonight and he won a HTB free on a ducking Bolton on that play. (Q4 1:38)
Aliir’s dump kick from a stoppage in defence lands in the arms of Vlastuin 50m out on a slight angle, kick lands on the behind line where Gibcus gets a free on Burton and goals! (Q4 4:38)
Baker nicks the inside of the post from CHF on the run after a classic Tiger forward handball by Bolton. (Q4 6:44)
Gibcus wins a loose footy on the wing and gives to Baker who baulks between two Port chasers who hit heads, long ball to the square for Martin to goal! (Q4 10:23)
Powell-Pepper roves in the pocket and tries an outrageous checkside off his right… into the far goalpost. Needed a left boot there. (Q4 14:38)
Riewoldt worries Aliir out of an intercept mark on the HFF, roves and kicks short to Bolton 35m out on a slight angle, whose set shot is off hands on the mark for a point. (Q4 19:54)
Tarrant marks the kick in on the HFF and sends it back in, Bolton roves and misses from 25m. (Q4 20:39)
Boak roves a Finlayson contest at half forward and gives to Rosee who zig-zags through heavy traffic and shoots from 50m on a slight angle… skids through for a belter of a goal! (Q4 21:40)
5:09 to go and it’s anyone’s. (Q4 22:24)
Baker roves Nankervis at a stoppage at the Tiger hotspot, his grubber starts left but turns right and through with a lovely off break! (Q4 24:34)
Port trying some dart kicks to the centre on rebounds but not hitting targets. (Q4 26:07)
After some tricks by Bolton to evade two tacklers, Riewoldt gives to Baker who bounces a snap wide from 30m off the left. (Q4 26:53)
Aliir drops a sitter of an intercept mark at the Tiger hotspot, Bolton is out the back to rove and waltz into goal… but somehow he fluffs it from 15m out! (Q4 27:24)
Wines gives Houston a hospital handball at half back to turn it over on the rebound and that’s just about the ball game. Baker marks on the HFF, his set shot is off hands, behind. (Q4 28:39)
0:46 and two kicks behind, Port can’t win from here. (Q4 28:52)

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