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Blog log from R23 of 2022: Port Adelaide vs Adelaide

Blog log for Port Adelaide vs Adelaide, R23 of 2022

Marshall receives from Rozee and snaps the first goal of the Showdown from 20m after Gray is not paid a mark at the hotspot. (Q1 2:28)
Thilthorpe marks on the HFF and gives off to Dawson who blazes wide. (Q1 3:53)
Powell-Pepper marks a neat Wines kick 40m out on a slight angle, he goes to Marshall at the same distance on the flank whose set shot is short and rushed. (Q1 5:23)
Murphy’s pass to Fogarty 40m out in the corridor is touched off the boot, Jonas gave him too much leg rope on the lead so he has time to turn and snap the goal. (Q1 6:29)
Soligo passes across half forward to Murphy on the HFF, he gives off to Dawson who doesn’t make the distances from 50m. (Q1 9:15)
Finlayson gives away 50m after Laird wins a free on him on the HFF, turning a tough set shot into an easy goal. (Q1 9:58)
Keays chases a crumb in the pocket and toepokes it towards the square, plays for and gets a rather soft free on the chasing Aliir but shoots wide from 15m. (Q1 12:31)
Dixon snaps across the face after taking the ball out of ruck 20m out in the pocket. (Q1 14:42)
Amon blazes OOTF from near CHF off the left with Duursma calling for it on the outside. (Q1 16:58)
After a stoppage in the pocket, Gray feeds Duursma who curls through a snap from 40m on a slight angle. (Q1 29:07)
Butters backs into a Butts challenge to take a strong mark from a short Wines pass to 30m on the flank, the QT siren sounds as the set shot sails wide. (Q1 32:13)
Marshall marks over Murray 40m out on a slight angle, would have been hands in the back in previous years but that was legal in 2022. He converts. (Q2 0:38)
Rozee passes short to Finlayson near true CHF, he points at the goals and goes back for the set shot from distance… and shoots wide right. (Q2 6:35)
Wines passes to Gray 45m out on the flank, the crowd goes wild as Dixon shepherds through the set shot for a goal in his last game! (Q2 9:41)
Murphy provides good link work after the next centre bounce and goes long to Fogarty who takes a strong mark over Jonas 20m out, another 50 against Finlayson ensures the goal. (Q2 11:18)
Fogarty again takes a very strong mark with hands of steel in front of Jonas 20m out in the pocket, he kicks truly. (Q2 18:23)
Amon receives from Boak in the centre and passes to Marshall 45m out on a slight angle, nothing Murray could do. Marshall’s set shot is rushed. (Q2 23:19)
McEntee gets a contact free on Dawson at the hotspot and makes no mistake for a red time goal. (Q2 24:12)
Thilthorpe roves on the HFF and gives to Fogarty who skids a snap wide from 55m. (Q2 28:41)
Murphy has time to measure up a snap from 45m on a slight angle after gathering a bouncing Milera ball in space, but he hooks it right. (Q2 30:33)
Keays feeds Laird to run from the centre and shoot from 45m on a slight angle… but it’s well wide right. (Q3 0:33)
Powell-Pepper marks at half forward and gives off to Houston, the snap falls near the behind post where Gray gets rid of Worrall to mark and goal. (Q3 1:23)
Doedee is pinged for insufficient intent handballing OOB 25m out, Marshall takes the free and misses. (Q3 4:49)
Boak gathers a bouncing Marshall pass at half forward and passes to Gray 40m out on the flank, who misses. (Q3 7:29)
High ball to a big pack at the Port hotspot, Gray can’t get to the crumb but McEntee comes in to soccer it home from 10m. (Q3 10:09)
Gray gives across half forward to Amon, he is under Rowe pressure but the play favours his left boot and he strokes through the goal from 45m. (Q3 13:29)
Crowd defenders yell at each other after Gray beats a bunch of them to mark a Farrell kick to the hotspot… but the set shot is wide right. (Q3 15:55)
Wines passes to Bergman 40m out on a slight angle, who misses. (Q3 18:24)
Keays misses a snap from the pocket. (Q3 20:26)
Rozee has busted this Showdown open in Q3 and the Crows aren’t looking much like they have an idea about how to win it. (Q3 23:07)
Duursma marks 35m out on a slight angle and boots his second goal, the bow and arrow come out and the home Port crowd cheer lustily. (Q3 23:43)
Dawson sets up Berry for a running shot from 40m in front, the kick flirts with the left goalpost but on review it’s confirmed as a goal. (Q3 25:45)
Powell-Pepper beats Smith to mark near the hotspot but misses. (Q3 27:45)
Finlayson earns a contact free on an outpositioned Hinge 25m out on the flank. 3QT siren sounds, Dorsal misses. (Q3 30:15)
Rozee feeds Wines in the middle to pass to Marshall 45m out in the corridor, he converts and that should be the sealer for this Showdown. (Q4 0:56)
Burgoyne snaps wide from half forward. (Q4 3:01)
Georgiades swallows a long Rozee ball in front of Worrell 20m out on a slight angle, he kicks truly. (Q4 4:17)
Fogarty misses a snap from half forward. (Q4 9:22)
O’Brien takes a pack mark near the hotspot and caps off a good personal game with a goal. (Q4 10:17)
Bergman bobs about at half forward like an iceberg in the ocean but misses from 40m. (Q4 13:39)
Dawson trie3s to baulk on the HBF but Butters catches him HTB 40m out, the free kick sails through. (Q4 16:57)
Rozee fumbles a Butters handball but Rowe falls into his back in the tackle. He shoots from 40m on a slight angle and converts. Party time for the Pear. (Q4 20:11)
Powell-Pepper runs into an open goal for some junk on the end of a surge play. (Q4 22:01)
Gray marks on the HFF and chooses an inboard pass to Marshall 45m out on a slight angle, who kicks truly. (Q4 25:33)
Wines joins the party with a late goal, and when the wines are out you know it’s a good party! (Q4 26:51)
Walker gets a pushing free on Houston 45m out on a slight angle, the Port fans hoot their disapproval at Tex and he shuts them up with a junk time special in the last minute. (Q4 32:33)
Jones bounces a point from half forward just before the final siren. (Q4 33:35)

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