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Blog log from R5 of 2023: Port Adelaide vs Western Bulldogs

Blog log for Port Adelaide vs Western Bulldogs, R5 of 2023

McEntee catches O’Brien HTB on the HFF after a poor decision to keep a ground ball in by the Dogs defenders, Powell-Pepper plays on to advantage for the first goal from 40m! (Q1 3:43)
Byrne-Jones roves 40m out and gives to Rioli who hits the post off the right. (Q1 6:14)
Weightman takes a hanger over Farrell on the wing and kicks to the flank for Hannan to mark behind Aliir 40m out. The set shot is wide but there’s a holding free to English, goal! (Q1 7:43)
Heavy rain falling now, the ground was already wet and this will make it worse. (Q1 9:25)
The rain is Biblical at the moment. (Q1 10:26)
Duryea gets back just in time to rush a Boak kick to the square ahead of Byrne-Jones. (Q1 11:53)
Mad scramble near goal after Finlayson whiffs at a ground ball 20m out, Rioli tries soccering but Daniel dives to touch it through on the line, confirmed on review. (Q1 12:53)
Bontempelli passes to the boundary for Weightman to mark on his chest 30m out. The checkside is narrow. (Q1 14:13)
Duursma is caught high by Richards going for a ground ball 40m out on a slight angle, he gives off to Farrell who misses. (Q1 16:28)
Marshall provides a crumb from a long McKenzie ball to the pocket, Byrne-Jones is there like a good small forward should be, he snaps off his left for the goal from 20m. (Q1 20:44)
Marshall roves his own contest on the HFF and has a moment to measure a pass, good decision to find McEntee at the hotspot who kicks straight as well. (Q1 22:19)
Rioli catches a fumbly Dale HTB 45m out on the flank, bit of a sling in the tackle but not dangerous. His kick is short and rushed by Bontempelli. (Q1 24:54)
Lobb gets a holding free on McKenzie 40m out on a slight angle, he misses. (Q1 27:05)
Weightman wins a HTB free on a stumbling Duursma 40m out on the flank, bit unlucky was the Port youngster there. The kick flies across the face. (Q2 0:54)
Bontempelli goes long after a stoppage on the wing, Lobb contests and the crumb sits up for him to gather and feed Naughton a Joe the Goose special. (Q2 3:34)
The Dogs work the ball by hand from a stoppage deep in attack back outside 50 and then back in again with Richards finding Weightman on his own 30m out on a slight angle, he goals. (Q2 6:19)
Lobb is paid a mark he didn’t hold very long in front of McKenzie 30m out on a slight angle. Crowd chunters then hoots as Lobb misses. (Q2 8:44)
Johannisen coughs up the ball by hand in a pack on the wing and Port are away, Powell-Pepper shows strong hands to mark in front of O’Brien 25m out in the pocket, but he misses. (Q2 12:04)
Boak roves a stoppage on the HFF, he runs to the boundary and lets fly… huge goal from the former captain! (Q2 14:50)
Horne-Francis roves a Wines inside 50 kick to a pack 30m out on the flank, he gives inside to Butters who skews the kick on the run from 20m for a disappointing point. (Q2 17:50)
Liberatore has a moment free on the wing to use his vision and hits the lead of Weightman 45m out on a slight angle. Weightman for his second with a heavy ball… it’s good! (Q2 21:34)
Port’s repeat inside 50s eventually lead to an English dump kick going straight to Houston 45m out in the corridor. Houston misses to the right. (Q2 24:00)
Butters catches Hannan HTB on the wing and passes to Byrne-Jones 40m out on a slight angle. DBJ’s finish is good, Port kicks away with seconds to go before HT. (Q2 27:59)
Weightman volleys from a stoppage deep in attack near the behind line for his third goal! Reviewed as it was close to McKenzie’s leg… confirmed a goal. (Q3 3:12)
Bontempelli marks a Baker long ball to the square over Drew and screws through the goal to give the Bulldogs the lead. (Q3 6:57)
McEntee gives to Dixon who hits the post off a step from 35m on the flank. (Q3 13:11)
Aliir catches Naughton HTB and the Power switch with clean disposal ending with a Marshall mark near the boundary 40m out. Marshall hits the post as well. (Q3 14:11)
Ugle-Hagan takes a strong contested mark in front of Williams 40m out on the flank, his set shot falls on the line with Aliir trying to touch it… review shows a behind. (Q3 17:42)
After an English handball clanger, Boak kicks from the wing to the flank where Bruce is pinged for an early hold on Finlayson 40m out. Dorsal doesn’t score. (Q3 20:11)
Wines gives wide of a stoppage on the HFF to Houston who goes long to the square… Marshall shepherds and it skids through, Port leads again! (Q3 21:22)
The Dogs get a few repeat inside 50s without finding a target, eventually Hannan earns a contact free in a scramble 20m out and restores the Doggie lead. (Q3 24:16)
Not a whole lot in it that free, against Powell-Pepper who didn’t do much wrong. (Q3 25:13)
Weightman fluffs a mark 20m out, a rare easy chance missed in this game of territory. (Q3 26:10)
Bontempelli kicks up the corridor from the centre, Weightman runs back with the flight ahead of Burton to mark at the hotspot for his fourth goal. (Q4 2:33)
Marshall takes a pack mark at the hotspot in front of O’Brien from a high Houston speculator. He comes in slowly and kicks truly. (Q4 9:33)
Horne-Francis, who has been quiet but lifted this quarter, runs from a stoppage on the wing and hits the lead of Marshall on the boundary 40m out who goals again! (Q4 12:33)
Port is coming from behind like they did last week in Sydney, now with the teal hordes behind them. (Q4 13:18)
Repeat inside 50s for Port Adelaide, McLean is pinged for an arm hold on Duursma as they go for a loose ball at the hotspot. Duursma kicks straight, his arrow flies true! (Q4 15:58)
Macrae sharks a Horne-Franics handball at half forward and kicks to the square, Naughton gets behind Aliir but fumbles and Aliir forces the behind. (Q4 19:33)
O’Brien intercepts on the last line but Butters anticipates his switch kick and chips in front of Baker to spoil, gather and snap the sealer from 20m in the pocket! (Q4 25:33)
Drew is pinged for a high tackle on Arthur Jones 40m out on the boundary, his kick lands on the square and off Naughton’s hands for a point on the final siren. (Q4 30:34)

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