Blog log from R15 of 2022: Port Adelaide vs Gold Coast

Burton misses a snap from a stoppage at half forward to kick off the scoring. (Q1 0:41)
Lemmens kicks OOTF 25m out from Port’s goal, missing Ellis badly going across the back line. Duursma steps up with his archery equipment to screw through the first goal. (Q1 2:11)
Dixon sets up Farrell to ram through a snap from the hotspot after a ball in to the pocket. (Q1 5:36)
Swallow passes short to Holman 45m out in front, he tries a pass to the pocket that doesn’t work, no direct score. (Q1 8:05)
Rozee passes from the HFF over Flanders to Georgiades 15m out on a slight angle for his first goal. Port has the jump, officially. (Q1 9:39)
Three Suns go up to spoil Jones in the square, the crumb falls over the back to Georgiades but a diving tackle by Lemmens prevents the goal. (Q1 15:50)
Lemmens kicks OOTF again in the pocket 30m out over the head of Bowes, Georgiades misses. (Q1 18:31)
Casboult gets a ruck free on Finlayson near the hotspot for the Sun’s first goal. (Q1 19:41)
Jones roves and screws through a nice finish off the right from 30m on a slight angle. (Q1 22:19)
Jones wheels after roving in midfield and hits up the lead of Marshall 35m out on a slight angle, who draws the set shto left to right and through. (Q1 24:06)
Rozee pushes Swallow in the back as they chase a loose footy 20m out in the pocket. Swallow misses. (Q1 25:41)
Chol intercepts Bonner’s kick in near the boundary 40m out, the set shot drifts across the face for a point. (Q1 27:05)
The Suns get a loose man out the back on a counter attack, Casboult releases Ainsworth to hit Chol running back to the square and into the open goal. (Q1 28:31)
Farrell misses from the HFF after a stoppage. (Q1 30:30)
Holman gets a contact free on Bonner in a pack 40m out on the flank just before the QT siren, but he misses. (Q1 31:52)
Bonner is having a mare today and gives up a handball straight to Miller at a stoppage 25m out on the flank, but Touk snaps wide. (Q2 3:04)
Witts grabs the ball out of ruck on the HFF and hits the top of the square, Chol gets a contact free on McKenzie plus 50m to ensure the goal. (Q2 5:20)
Chol just nicks the post with an outrageous snap from the pocket 20m out. (Q2 7:18)
Witts is bossing things in ruck and repeat stoppage inside 50 are danger for Port, he sets up Rosas to checkside another one after a ball up at the hotspot. (Q2 10:03)
More repeat inside 50s for the Suns and Rankine finally puts them in front with a rove and goal from a long Markov ball to the square. (Q2 13:01)
Powell-Pepper gets a holding free on Swallow at a ball up 35m out on a slight angle, but hooks it left. (Q2 15:04)
Georgiades marks a Finlayson kick to 25m on a slight angle for a steadier for Port. (Q2 16:39)
Georgiades rises in front of Graham to clunk a long Powell-Pepper ball to the boundary 20m out, but misses. (Q2 18:04)
After Burgess beats Houston to a ground ball on the wing, Ainsworth passes to Chol running back with the flight ahead of Finlayson to the hotspot, Mabior nicks the post again! (Q2 21:14)
Farrell pokes a pass from a phonebox near the boundary to the dive of Dixon 30m out on a slight angle, exquisite skill on that kick. Charlie misses, disappointingly. (Q2 24:59)
Farrell intercepts just outside true CHF, the crowd yells for him to go back for the set shot so he does.. falls on the line, video review… ruled touched, a pixel in it! (Q2 26:34)
Anderson has time and space at half forward on a fast break to kick to an open forward line, he chooses short to Ainsworth 35m out on a slight angle who tugs it left. (Q2 29:04)
Duursma fumbles and then falls on a loose ball in the back pocket, Ellis takes the free 30m out but misses. (Q2 30:39)
Dixon threads a lovely snap from the HFF for his 300th career senior goal to kick off Q3. (Q3 0:36)
Casboult converts a set shot from 40m on the flank after marking a Holman pass on the lead in front of McKenzie. (Q3 2:29)
Witts roves in midfield and rides a tackle to feed Ballard for the pass inside 50 to Ainsworth 45m out on a slight angle, who kicks truly. (Q3 4:09)
Marshall leaps in front of Farrar to mark a Dixon kick to the hotspot and restore Port’s lead. (Q3 7:15)
Casboult marks a wobbly Ellis kick in a pack 30m out on the flank but misses. (Q3 10:30)
Anderson passes short to Swallow 40m out, who goes short again to Ellis to mark uncontested at the hotspot… poor marking by Port there. Ellis pops through the goal. (Q3 12:20)
Rosas flies against two Port players on the HFF to provide a crumb which Burgess gives wide to Rankine, snap from the pocket 25m is a sizzler, Suns kick away! (Q3 16:40)
Boak releases Rozee in space after the next centre bounce to run to 40m on a slight angle and slot the goal. (Q3 17:11)
Lemmens spoils on the wing but the ball sits up on the boundary line for Powell-Pepper to rove and start a loose man play, Rozee is on the end of it to goal from the hotspot. (Q3 19:12)
Motlop runs from deep forward to near true CHF to catch a fumbly Rowell HTB. The set shot is wide. (Q3 23:25)
Finlayson kicks Port away with a checkside from 15m out after roving a Marshall contest and turning into the open goal. (Q3 25:10)
Rankine shows lovely skills chasing a ground ball under pressure on the HFF, he feeds Ainsworth who bullets a centring ball to Ellis at the hotspot for the goal. (Q3 28:41)
Finlayson intercepts a Witts kick to the wing and goes quickly to Marshall on his own 40m out on the flank. Marshall kicks very straight. (Q3 30:43)
Casboult marks at half forward and feeds Anderson zooming past, he releases Rankine to run to 30m on a slight angle for the first goal of Q4. (Q4 0:43)
Burgess runs back with the flight with McKenzie for a high ball by Casboult to the corridor 40m out and takes a spectacular contested grab, but he misses. (Q4 6:00)
Rankine takes three bounces up the boundary line on the wing with Jonas no chance of catching him, he passes to Ainsworth at the hotspot who hits the post. (Q4 8:41)
Aliir taps an Ainsworth snap into the post. (Q4 11:10)
Jones catches Collins HTB at half forward and passes to Marshall at the hotspot on the end of the resulting rebound, Marshall kicks truly. (Q4 12:16)
Chol has Burton all over him in a tackle but shrugs him off like Andre the Giant, he snaps off the left for a fabulous goal from 30m on a slight angle! (Q4 14:52)
Graham touches through a Powell-Pepper snap from the HFF. (Q4 16:22)
Marshall contest at CHF, Jones roves and gives back to him for the pass to Amon 45m out on the flank, who misses as he often does. (Q4 20:53)
5:15 to go and it’s been a ding-dong battle most of the day, Suns are very much in this. (Q4 21:07)
Georgiades marks on the lead 45m out near the boundary. A point would be handy here… just narrow. (Q4 22:22)
Jones roves 20m out and gives to Boak who wobbles a snap wide under heavy pressure. (Q4 23:23)
Ellis intercepts on the HFF and sends it back to the hotspot, Chol brings it to ground, Swallow’s frontal pressure forces McKenzie to cough the ball up to Holman for the goal! (Q4 25:22)
2:24 to go and a kick in it once more. Anyone’s game. (Q4 25:22)
Repeat ball up in the centre, Boak kicks forward but it’s rebounded…. Powell-Pepper catches Miller HTB to maybe ice the game! (Q4 26:51)
Port now playing tempo with the clock ticking towards 1:00… (Q4 27:03)
Duursma kicks OOTF on the wing, Suns attack the corridor through Miller, Ballard marks 55m out on a slight angle, goes back for the kick… then sets it up, ball in in the pocket! (Q4 28:21)
11 seconds to go and a throw in to the hotspot… Houston clears, Port wins! (Q4 28:21)

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