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Blog log from R13 of 2023: Adelaide vs West Coast

Blog log for Adelaide vs West Coast, R13 of 2023

Walker marks a Sholl inside 50 kick to the hotspot in front of his man Bazzo. We are almost in junk time already as Tex boots the first goal in his 250th game. (Q1 0:39)
Shuey receives from Ginbey and tumbles a kick from a stoppage on the HFF, Maric marks near the hotspot and kicks his debut senior goal with his first kick! (Q1 3:34)
Laird passes to Pedlar 30m out on a slight angle on a repeat inside 50, of which there will be plenty today for Adelaide. Pedlar tugs the set shot right. (Q1 8:02)
Pedlar roves the kick in and feeds Slonae for a quick kick to the flank 40m out where Walker is too big for Bazzo, he marks and misses to the right. (Q1 8:02)
Rachele feeds Rankine at a stoppage 30m out on the flank, the snap off the right boot across the body is wide right. (Q1 11:49)
Murray intercepts on outer wing over Darling and pumps it back long, crumb falls over the back for Rankine to gather and goal with ease. (Q1 12:32)
Walker to Fogarty to Soligo at a stoppage 35m out on the flank, right-foot snap curls into the left goalpost. (Q1 15:22)
Walker fights on the ground after Yeo spoils near the hotspot, he forces a kick clanger by Hough to Rankine 20m out for an easy finish. (Q1 16:34)
Rankine bobs about like a cork in the ocean on the HFF and kicks to the top of the square where Soligo marks in front of Hunt for another one. (Q1 18:21)
Walker gathers the next centre clearance on the HFF with Bazzo and Hough trailing badly, Tex wheels and slots his second goal from 45m on the left. (Q1 20:04)
Walker marks over Bazzo 45m out on the flank and bangs through his third goal. This is men against boys stuff. (Q1 23:01)
Kelly feeds Long on outer wing to run free to 50m on the flank and let fly to an empty square… across the face for a point. (Q1 24:32)
A rare repeat inside 50 for West Coast after Yeo spoils on members wing, Ginbey goes to Petruccelle 35m out in front who kicks truly. (Q1 25:34)
O’Brien passes to Keays on the HFF, he goes even shorter to Rankine 35m out, his kick is short and roved by Sholl who misses from near the behind post. (Q1 32:04)
Murphy runs to the HFF and goes down the line to Thilthorpe who is way too tall for Hunt, he marks easily 20m out and converts. (Q1 33:12)
Walker monsters Yeo to mark a long ball to the top of the square for his fifth goal. We are most definitely in junk time already. (Q2 3:25)
Soligo roves at half forward and gives inside to Pedlar who snaps wide off the left from 40m in front. (Q2 4:40)
Pedlar passes to Fogarty just on 50m on a slight angle, the Fog clunks his first goal to join the party. (Q2 5:50)
Butts is pinged for insufficient intent in the pocket 20m out. His man Allen takes the free but shanks for no score, eventually rushed by Smith. (Q2 7:42)
Smith hits the corridor with the kick in to Laird, Walker beats Yeo to mark 55m out and plays on to roll through his sixth major. Grim. (Q2 8:20)
Walker cops some boos after passing from half forward to Sloane 45m out on a slight angle, crowd having fun. Sloane goes to Hinge 40m out, who misses. (Q2 11:35)
Murphy misses from the pocket 20m out. (Q2 12:39)
Murphy roves a stoppage at half forward, sprints clear to 50m on a slight angle and bangs through another one. Nobody at all on him. (Q2 20:13)
Rachele releases Keays to run around the boundary and bounce through another one from 35m. (Q2 21:45)
Allen gets a 50m penalty to place his set shot 45m out on a slight angle, he kicks the long goal. (Q2 24:10)
Butts is pinged for deliberate rushing from a touched snap by Petruccelle, technical but there. O’Neill shanks it OOTF, crowd gives him the Bronx cheer. (Q2 27:49)
Darling gives to Kelly on a fast break, he bounces through a goal from outside CHF to general disinterest. (Q2 30:36)
Walker marks in front of Witherden at true CHF, crowd shouts for him to have a shot so he does, for seven on the stroke of HT… it’s good! (Q2 31:51)
Sholl restarts the party with a rather too easy goal from a stoppage on the HFF, Sheed left flat-footed in his wake. (Q3 4:28)
Witherden is out of position for a long Rankine ball up the guts to 20m and gives away an obvious contact free to Pedlar for another one. (Q3 6:28)
Soligo fumbles the crumb from a Fogarty contest to a Walker pass near the hotspot but Rankine is there with better handling for the goal. (Q3 8:58)
Kelly anticipates Pedlar playing on after marking at HB, he sharks the handball and goes to Maric who is spoiled at the hotspot by Hinge but gathers and goals. (Q3 10:23)
Chesser is caught HTB at half back by Keays, Crows play on to advantage, Rachele gives a Joe the Goose special to Thilthorpe. (Q3 11:53)
Rankine tries a party trick goal but misses from 30m on the flank. (Q3 14:31)
Rachele roves in the square for another one. It’s a tsunami going one way. (Q3 15:30)
Darling handballs blind from the pocket to the top of the square, murder of Crows there but Gaff mows down Sholl at the hotspot for a HTB free and goal. (Q3 18:58)
Darling roves his own contest to a long Kelly ball near the behind post and misses under pressure. (Q3 20:30)
Walker is over the back for a easy grubbered goal from the hotspot, his eighth. (Q3 22:01)
Jones hits the lead of Fogarty 30m out near the boundary. Tough angle but he makes it look easy with a peach of a drop punt. (Q3 24:57)
Murphy centres from the pocket for Sholl at the hotspot, but the kick is reversed for a melee off the ball started by Rankine. (Q3 29:29)
Bazzo is pinged for contact off a Thilthorpe contest 15m out on the flank, Fogarty kicks wide right. (Q3 32:29)
Sloane ducks into a Gaff tackle 45m out in front, ump buys it for a cheap free and Batman kicks truly. (Q4 1:35)
Murphy is over the back of Bazzo to mark a long ball from the HFF to the top of the square for some more junk. (Q4 6:07)
Walker marks a Thilthorpe pass 40m out on a slight angle and boots his ninth goal. (Q4 7:51)
Walker marks a Milera pass 55m out on a slight angle, plays on around the man on the mark and launches is classic Texan style… but misses to the right. (Q4 9:38)
Maric marks a Sheed pass 30m out on the flank and lines up for his third goal on debut… crowd boos the first-gamer then cheers his miss, rather uncharitably. (Q4 12:03)
Sholl marks a Thilthorpe pass near the hotspot for his second goal. (Q4 13:21)
Williams caps off a decent day’s work with a junk-time goal snapping across the body from 35m on a slight angle. (Q4 14:55)
Allen drops an intercept from a Laird speculator to a pack at the hotspot, everything falling for Tex today as he roves and snaps goal number ten off the left. (Q4 18:23)
As the Crom masses rollick in the stands, Kelly wins the next centre clearance and goes to Darling 40m out on a slight angle, he draws a contact free on Butts and kicks OOTF. (Q4 20:08)
Darling gets some junk from 45m on the flank, Crom hordes are silent. (Q4 22:19)
Sloane catches Ginbey HTB at a ball up 40m out on the flank and gets himself some garbage. (Q4 28:23)

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