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Blog log from R18 of 2023: Carlton vs Port Adelaide

Blog log for Carlton vs Port Adelaide, R18 of 2023

Curnow passes to McKay 45m out on the flank who was given a lot of leg rope by Jonas. McKay’s drop punt is tugged right. (Q1 1:28)
Acres gives off to McGovern on the HFF who spins away from his man Finlayson and blazes wide left. (Q1 3:47)
Matchups in Carlton’s attack are ?McKay ?Aliir, ?Curnow ?Jonas and ?Silvagni ?Bergman, with Burton in the subs vest. (Q1 6:14)
Curnow marks in front of Jonas, wheels and shoots from half forward but it’s wide from near the point of the centre square 55m out. (Q1 7:40)
Down at the Port end it’s ?Marshall ?Weitering, ?Lord ?Kemp and ?Finlayson ?McGovern, Weitering has been playing deep lately but Marshall will probably take him high. (Q1 8:34)
Long ball to the Carlton square, Duursma tries to rush the crumb but the ball skids on the grass and sits up for Silvagni to soccer the first goal. (Q1 9:30)
Another long bomb to the Blues goalsquare, Silvagni takes a contested grab over Bergman and turns to run into the open goal for his second! (Q1 11:32)
Farrell picks off a Newman kick 35m out on the flank but misses. (Q1 14:30)
Lord feeds Marshall for a snap goal from the pocket 15m out after Weitering failed to rush a long ball to the behind line. (Q1 16:10)
Aliir rushes a Docherty running snap from CHF. (Q1 17:33)
Motlop wins a free on Williams 15m out on the flank and kicks truly. (Q1 19:34)
Lord takes a contested grab in front of Kemp 25m out on the flank, runs in crooked and shoots crooked for no score. (Q1 23:01)
Butters snaps a fine goal off the right after receiving outside a pack 45m out on a slight angle. (Q1 24:39)
Rozee roves that pack and fed Byrne-Jones who got the goal assist handball to Butters. (Q1 24:56)
Marshall marks a speculator up the guts by Duursma to 45m in front. He also runs in crooked and shanks for no score. (Q1 28:01)
Martin to Fogarty on the end of a handball chain from a pack on centre wing, he shanks for a behind from 50m. (Q1 28:01)
McKay’s injury has now meant Aliir going to Charlie Curnow and Jonas shifting to Silvagni, which solves what loomed as a massive structural problem for Port Adelaide. (Q2 1:16)
Martin misses a set shot from near the boundary 40m out. (Q2 1:27)
Cuningham roves a Silvagni contest and feeds Motlop who checksides a nice finish off a step from 30m on a slight angle. (Q2 2:31)
Long ball to Charlie Curnow in the square, Jones spoils but his man Motlop is front and centre for the crumb and goal, his third! (Q2 4:02)
Martin wins a wrestle with Bergman to mark a long Charlie Curnow ball to the square for another one! Blues are on FIYAH! (Q2 5:18)
Charlie Curnow provides a crumb from the next centre clearance kick by Walsh at the hotspot, Motlop flashes in again and rolls through his fourth goal! (Q2 7:02)
Lord gets a rather soft holding free on Kemp at the hotspot after Port gets the next centre clearance through Lycett, but Lord’s set shot rams into the goalpost. (Q2 8:25)
Cuningham marks a long Walsh kick from the wing easily in front of Jones at the hotspot, he converts as well. Carlton having another one of those quarters. (Q2 9:32)
Boyd is pinged for a dangerous tackle on Byrne-Jones in the pocket 15m out trying to prevent a grubber, DBJ curls in the free kick as the Carlton mob boos lustily. (Q2 13:52)
Motlop kicks to the pocket at the next bounce, Silvagni dives in front of Aliir to clunk the chest mark 30m out but misses near side right. (Q2 16:17)
Butters passes to Marshall 30m out on the flank, who hangs the set shot right. (Q2 17:32)
Fogarty strips Burgoyne in a tackle in the pocket 20m out, Docherty mops up and feeds Cottrell who snaps the goal off the right boot. (Q2 22:32)
Rozee misses after a stoppage from the HFF. (Q2 23:59)
Boak passes to the pocket for Finlayson 30m out, he gives off to Rozee who curls in a nice finish off the right. (Q2 25:32)
Lord blazes wide from 30m after a feed from Rozee. (Q2 28:33)
Lord gets a contact free on Kemp 35m out on the flank but again his kick is terrible, OOTF across the face. (Q2 30:03)
Drew breaks up a Boyd handball on the wing then receives back for the pass to Finlayson in the pocket 35m out just before the HT siren. Dorsal misses across the face. (Q2 35:33)
Kemp rushes a Powell-Pepper snap from a stoppage 40m out. (Q3 1:49)
Silvagni roves over the back of a Curnow contest 30m out and bounces through his third goal off the left! (Q3 4:50)
Newman takes his eyes off the footy in flight to block Marshall on the HFF, ump pays the free despite Bluebagger boos, Marshall’s kick from 50m lands in the square to be rushed. (Q3 8:08)
Cerra goes long from midfield to the square, crumb falls over the back again and it’s Cottrell who roves and goals. (Q3 8:55)
It was Jones, Burgoyne and Jonas the Port defenders for that long ball, just no one of any height to deliver a fist of justice. (Q3 9:30)
Aliir is there for a De Koning speculator to a pack at the hotspot but drops the intercept, his man Curnow roves and snaps another one for the Baggers! (Q3 10:30)
Lord takes another contested grab at the hotspot, crowd hoots but he shuts them up with a straight set shot, finally. (Q3 13:50)
Powell-Pepper gets a rather soft holding free on Cincotta at a stoppage near the hotspot, Blue fans boo again then go quiet again as SPP delivers. (Q3 17:33)
Cripps gets a pushing free on Finlayson in ruck at the hotspot with a big dive, crowd liked that one though it was very soft. Cripps converts. (Q3 20:05)
Cripps tripped over his own feet on that play and gave it a big swan dive, better to be lucky on plays like that. (Q3 20:46)
Cerra releases Cripps to run down the flank to 45m and let fly… just narrow right. (Q3 21:49)
Powell-Pepper wins a hard footy on the wing with two blokes hanging off him and releases Rozee whose long ball is marked by Marshall 30m out on a slight angle, he goals. (Q3 23:01)
McEntee marks a Burgoyne kick 45m out on a slight angle, his set shot is very high but lands over the line for another one for the Power! (Q3 24:56)
Boyd blazes wide from the HFF. (Q3 26:48)
Lycett is pinged for HTB at a stoppage 35m out on a slight angle by his opposing ruckman Silvagni. SoSoS sends through his fourth goal! (Q3 31:33)
Houston gives wide of congestion in the centre to Farrell whose lovely left-foot pass over heavy traffic lands in the arms of Marshall near the hotspot, he kicks truly. (Q3 33:02)
Cuningham kicks long over two Port defenders to two Blue forward, Fogarty wins the raffle with Cottrell to mark 20m out and kick what should be the sealing goal. (Q4 2:11)
Walsh roves, baulks and clears from a stoppage in midfield to Curnow 40m out on the flank. The Egyptian brings up the half-ton for the season with a drop punt. (Q4 6:11)
Cincotta spoils an Aliir diagonal pass to Wines at half back, Blues everywhere on the counter, Newman measures a snap for a goal from 40m on a slight angle. Party time! (Q4 8:31)
Fogarty to Acres to Curnow all on his own in the square for a champagne footy goal. (Q4 14:31)
Rozee marks 45m out on a slight angle and kicks a junk time goal to muted reaction. (Q4 19:09)
Curnow marks in front of Aliir 45m out on the flank and hooks left. (Q4 21:11)
Newman rushes a bouncing snap by Powell-Pepper from the flank 35m out. (Q4 22:18)
Powell-Pepper misses another snap from 40m on a slight angle. (Q4 22:58)
Curnow leaps over Houston to clunk a Walsh kick to 45m on a slight angle, but hits the post. (Q4 25:07)
Fogarty catches Jones HTB at half forward and passes to Cripps 40m out on the flank. In the last minute, Cripps tugs it left. (Q4 27:57)

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