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Blog log from R9 of 2023: Adelaide vs St Kilda

Blog log for Adelaide vs St Kilda, R9 of 2023

Phillipou opens the scoring with a snap across the face from the HFF. (Q1 5:34)
O’Brien feeds Soligo for a snap off a step from 30m on a slight angle, but the kick off the left is a helicopter that flies right OOTF. (Q1 8:31)
Repeat inside 50 for the Crows, Rankine has a moment to size things up in the pocket, baulks Wilkie, fends off Byrnes and snaps the first goal from 20m. (Q1 9:12)
Fogarty misses a snap from the pocket. (Q1 11:19)
Ross handballs blind over his head in the centre but it’s broken up, Smith roves and runs to 55m on a slight angle for the counter-attacking goal. (Q1 12:11)
Walker beats Howard one out to mark a Keays pass to the pocket 20m out for his first goal. (Q1 14:13)
Keays is stripped in a Battle tackle at half forward, looked like a HTB free but ump doesn’t call it, Walker roves and snaps a nice finish from 40m on a slight angle. (Q1 18:06)
Ross passes to Higgins near the hotspot, he plays on and screws through the opening major for St Kilda. (Q1 20:00)
Pedlar roves 45m out on a slight angle, turns onto the left and rams through a snap from 50m on a slight angle in impressive style. (Q1 21:48)
Thilthorpe is struggling with a knee knock but he takes a big pack grab from a Sholl speculator from the HFF to 20m out on a slight angle, he converts. (Q1 29:08)
Walker to Soligo for a grubber to half forward towards Murphy, who passes to Rachele 45m out on a slight angle… he misses. (Q1 31:41)
Walker and Milera set up Jones streaming down the flank for a running shot, that one sails through from 40m. (Q2 0:53)
Caminiti misses a long set shot. (Q2 2:33)
Phillipou gives to a flat-footed Membrey 45m out in front, his man Howard is right there so he turns and shoots immediately…. hooked left. (Q2 8:54)
Rankine marks in front of Battle 40m out on the flank but shanks OOTF, much to the chagrin of the Crow hordes in the stands. (Q2 11:04)
Caminiti roves his own contest to a long Steele ball to the square and kicks his first goal from point blank range. (Q2 12:14)
Rachele sprints away after roving a pack on the HFF caused by a Hill handball clanger, bounces his way to 25m and pops through the goal. (Q2 13:59)
Butler snaps his first goal from a pack 20m out in front after Wood provides a crumb in a contest with Jones. (Q2 15:19)
Fogarty has some separation on Howard on a hook lead going back on the flank, he marks a Keays pass to 45m and delivers a typically high-quality long set shot. (Q2 18:44)
Wood marks a high Marshall kick in front of Sholl 20m out on a slight angle, and caps off a much stronger effort by St Kilda in Q2 with his first goal. (Q2 25:44)
Byrnes is a bit part player who has to make best use of limited opportunities, and he does his best here with a feed by Owens and a checkside off a step from the hotspot. (Q2 29:34)
Sloane passes to Soligo 45m out in front just before the HT siren who sails through a lovely set shot to ruin the Saints’ hard work. (Q2 32:00)
Wagnaneen-Milera thieves the footy at half forward but his quick checkside from 45m on a slight angle skews wide right. (Q3 3:25)
Soligo hits the post after marking 35m out on the flank. (Q3 6:33)
Caminiti runs free down the flank, has Owens behind two Crows defenders running back to the square but he dithers, Owens slips over and the kick turns over. Sigh. (Q3 7:52)
Rankine makes the Saints pay on the rebound with a snap from 20m in the pocket after roving Dawson’s kick, he doesn’t miss. That’s the sort of sequence that makes a coach cry. (Q3 8:50)
Sinclair runs from defence to receive after the next bounce and passes to Membrey 35m out on the flank, the Skunk converts with professionalism. (Q3 10:38)
Walker is one out with Howard and marks a Hinge pass with characteristic upper body strength 40m out on a slight angle, Tex shoots straight once again. (Q3 13:18)
Keays snaps wide from a pack 20m out in front. (Q3 14:36)
Walker marks again on the HFF and goes quickly to the square, Pedlar marks and goals after a bit of confusion as to whether he played on. (Q3 17:00)
Higgins marks a Phillipou pass to the pocket 25m out in front of Michalanney, he plays on as usual and screws in the goal in the modern style. (Q3 19:38)
Clark catches Keays HTB 45m out on the flank, he feigns the set shot then passes cleverly to the hotspot for Marshall… who shanks a behind. (Q3 24:04)
Stocker catches Murphy high bending down for a ground ball, he converts from 35m on a slight angle. (Q3 25:19)
Walker roves a speculator to a pack at the hotspot, baulks off his right boot and snaps off his left for goal number four. Everything coming up Texan! (Q3 26:59)
Wilkie frowns as Walker gets a contact free 50m out on the flank, his mood does not improve as Tex goes back and bangs a trademark long ball for goal number five. (Q4 1:15)
Caminiti is over the back for a Joe the Goose special from Clark. We are in junk time. (Q4 3:56)
Pedlar snaps very high but just long enough for some garbage from 25m. (Q4 5:16)
McHenry is just off the subs bench and joins the party after marking at the hotspot. (Q4 10:20)
Keays feeds Fogarty to run to 20m for some junk. (Q4 15:00)
Higgins sails through his third goal from a mid-range set shot, the crowd stays stonily silent. (Q4 19:01)
Butler misses a set shot from the pocket 20m out. (Q4 26:17)
Wood gets some junk and looks thoroughly disgusted about it. (Q4 29:42)

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