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Blog log from R14 of 2022: Port Adelaide vs Sydney

Blog log for Port Adelaide vs Sydney, R14 of 2022

Butters marks at half forward and plays on for a quick and low pass to the lead of Marshall 35m out on the flank, who misses. (Q1 3:18)
Franklin is over the back of Aliir to mark 30m out on the flank but also misses. (Q1 5:21)
Reid marks in front of Jonas on the wing, spins and goes to Franklin 40m out on a slight angle. Budwah starts the set shot left and draws it right and in for the first goal. (Q1 6:46)
Port is severely undermanned in midfield sans Boak and the early signs are not good, clearances out the front and repeat inside 50s are piling up for Sydney already. (Q1 10:31)
Heeney draws a contact free on Clurey 40m out on the flank on another repeat inside 50 by O’Riordan, he converts. Looks like a long afternoon for Power fans coming up. (Q1 11:46)
Heeney comes in hot to tackle but gives away a free to Frederick at half back, who passes to Burton 45m out on the flank for a miss. (Q1 15:52)
More repeat inside 509s for Sydney, Mills marks untouched 15m out in front to officially give the Bloods the jump. (Q1 17:59)
After a centre clearance by Powell-Pepper, Butters roves a Tom McCartin kick clanger and runs to the hotspot for the first goal for the Power. (Q1 20:04)
Rozee roves a stoppage at half forward, Rowbottom is red hot on his back but gives away a free in the tacklke. Rozee lines up from 45m on a slight angle and doesn’t score. (Q1 22:24)
Wines rides a bump with a grin in the middle and gives to Mead for a lovely pass to Dixon 45m out on a slight angle, who misses. (Q1 24:04)
Marshall intercepts the Lloyd kick in 40m out near the boundary and sends it back over his his for the second goal for Port. (Q1 25:02)
Frontal pressure by Port produces a goal after Butters catches O’Riordan HTB with a chicken wing tackle then Rozee plays on for the score from near the hotspot. (Q1 27:29)
Wines kicks from a pack on the wing on the flank 35m out where Marshall marks well in front of the McCartin brothers. QT siren goes, set shot sails through. (Q1 29:22)
Hayward marks over Byrne-Jones 20m out on a slight angle and punches through the low set shot. (Q2 2:09)
Farrell kicks long up the guts to the advantage of Marshall to mark easily over Rampe at the top of the square for his third goal. (Q2 6:27)
Mills picks up a loose ball and snaps off a step from 40m on the flank but the crowd cheers as it flies OOTF. (Q2 9:36)
A Franklin grubber rolls past two Port defenders on the HFF, it sits up for Heeney to gather and bounce through the goal from 40m. (Q2 11:10)
Houston marks a dump kick by Ladhams from a stoppage to 35m out on a slight angle and kicks truly. (Q2 12:56)
Franklin bounces a snap wide from a pack 20m out on a slight angle. (Q2 17:14)
McDonald has two to beat for a long ball to 40m on a slight angle, Aliir puts his arm around to give away a blocking free but the crowd cheers again as the free kick misses. (Q2 19:05)
Hayward is unmarked to run to 15m on the flank and mark but he plays on and Jonas dives to spoil and then rush, goal opportunity wasted! (Q2 20:53)
Port goes coast to coast from the kick in at high speed in classic fashion, Marshall marks near the hotspot and misses. (Q2 21:35)
Franklin misses a long set shot. (Q2 23:54)
Papley roves and misses a flying snap from the pocket. (Q2 24:54)
Sydney is peppering the goal, Parker is the latest to have a ping from the HFF but that goes across the face. (Q2 26:31)
Burton sharks a Rowbottom handball in midfield and goes to the HFF where Powell-Pepper’s chase on Paddy McCartin sets up Amon for a checkside from the pocket 20m out… narrow. (Q2 27:49)
Another snap from traffic for the Swans, another miss across the face from the HFF by Parker. (Q2 28:53)
Port rebounds up the guts coast to coast with seconds to play, Mead passes to Georgiades to mark 45m out in front just before the HT siren, he misses. (Q2 29:51)
Rozee goes long to the square, ball pitches behind the four-man pack and the ball bounces on its end straight to Dixon who goals. (Q3 0:18)
Lloyd turns the ball over on the wing, Port sweeps forward on the counter with Rozee finding Jones 45m out in front who misses right. (Q3 2:58)
Marshall marks an Amon pass on the lead deep in the pocket 20m out after Lloyd is pinged for deliberate OOB, he threads it for goal number four! (Q3 5:58)
Ladhams falls over in ruck to allow Dixon to grab the ball 25m out in the pocket, but the left-footy snap is across the face. (Q3 8:11)
Ladhams is pinged for contact off the ball on Jones to gift Powell-Pepper a downfield free at the top of the square, charity goal Port. (Q3 9:18)
Burton intercepts a dump kick by Rampe 50m out in the corridor and sails through another one for Port, who are building a matchwinning lead early in Q3. (Q3 10:53)
Wines to Rozee for the next kick from the centre, Ladhams gives away another downfield free to Dixon at the hotspot, Dixon converts as Ladhams is dragged by Horse Longmire. (Q3 12:50)
Paddy McCartin has three Port players to beat for a rebound kick to the HBF, Bonner roves and sails through a quality snap. Port is on FIYAH! (Q3 16:59)
That rebound kick came from Mills, even their greatest leaders are making poor decisions. (Q3 17:24)
Ladhams has had a mare in Q3 but he gets an arm chop free on Georgiades 25m out on the flank and kicks truly. (Q3 27:49)
Wicks feeds Papley who hits the post from near the hotspot. (Q3 29:22)
Franklin marks outside CHF, wheels and delivers a trademark beauty of a field kick between two Port defenders to Heeney near the hotspot, who converts. (Q4 2:22)
Rozee roves the next centre bounce and shoots out the front, he chooses the short pass to Farrell 45m out in front. Farrell’s set shot swerves left for a point. (Q4 3:57)
Marshall thieves the footy from Ladhams in the pocket, tries a snap but it falls in the opposite pocket where Duursma marks 20m out and misses with a drop punt. (Q4 10:22)
Papley passes to Florent 40m out after a rare Swans rebound up the guts, but the set shot drifts right. (Q4 11:37)
Heeney marks next to the behind post. and screws through the goal to give Sydney a mathematical chance of pinching this one, after being belted most of the day. (Q4 13:57)

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