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Blog log from R20 of 2023: Adelaide vs Port Adelaide

Blog log for Adelaide vs Port Adelaide, R20 of 2023

Pedlar tumbles a quick snap from the hotspot, Aliir is there but fumbles the footy on a dewy night, Keays had cheated out the back and roves for the first goal of Showdown 50. (Q1 5:11)
McAdam marks a Schoenberg pass on the lead in front of McKenzie 45m out on the flank, but he hooks near side left. (Q1 8:11)
Walker volleys a short throw-in wide from near the behind post under Aliir pressure. (Q1 13:36)
Burton drops an intercept cold on the HBF, Keays stayed down and decides to volley the crumb off the left, he catches Aliir napping to allow Walker to mark 35m out for the goal! (Q1 15:01)
Ben Keays scanned the field like Lionel Messi on that play and decided a quick cross was the best option, and so it proved. (Q1 15:36)
Milera picks off a Wines kick to the hotspot but the ump saw a rather obvious hold by Keane on Dixon, easy goal to the Chuckwagon. (Q1 17:36)
Duursma comes in hot to catch Murphy high as the Crow had his head over a loose ball at the top of the square. Murphy converts with no problem. (Q1 19:35)
Evans has looked a bit slow so far this evening but he shows toe off the mark to rove in the pocket, burst inside through a Keane tackle and snap truly from 20m with style! (Q1 25:52)
Farrell goes long from the HFF to the top of the square, big pack and the crumb to the front, Finlayson roves and misses. (Q1 28:04)
Drew soccers wide from a stoppage in the pocket. (Q1 28:49)
McAdam marks a Thilthorpe pass 45m out in front on the end of a rebound around outer wing. He shoots after the QT siren… long and straight. (Q1 30:08)
Dawson marks a Crouch pass just outside the hotspot but rather pushes the set shot to the right, disappointingly. (Q2 2:17)
Horne-Francis is pinged for a high fend at a stoppage at half back, Laird passes to the pocket for Fogarty 35m out, who also misses. (Q2 3:34)
Walker marks a long Hinge ball over Aliir 15m out in front, plays on and boots his second goal. (Q2 6:00)
Smith holds Duursma without the footy as they fight for a ground ball at the Port hotspot. Duursma takes the free, and converts to a chorus of boos. (Q2 9:35)
Crouch handballs across half forward to Pedlar who blazes wide from 45m in the corridor. (Q2 11:18)
Soligo marks a repeat inside 50 kick from outer wing by Hinge in front of Duursma 45m out on a slight angle. His set shot is punched wide right. (Q2 12:30)
Aliir is back on after only six minutes following that sicking headclash with Lachie Jones. Evidently, HIAs are for lesser mortals. (Q2 15:36)
Rozee doesn’t celebrate after a snap from a stoppage 25m out, he knows the review will show it was touched off the boot. (Q2 16:50)
Fogarty marks a Thilthorpe pass from the wing to 45m on a slight angle in front of a stirred and shaken Aliir. The set shot is a peach for his first major. (Q2 18:05)
Walker snaps across the face from a stoppage on the HFF. (Q2 22:35)
Horne-Francis taps the crumb from a Dixon contest at half forward into the path of Evans who does the rest from the hotspot. (Q2 23:38)
Walker roves a McAdam contest near the behind post and rolls through a nice finish past Houston. (Q2 26:10)
Sloane feeds Schonberg who blazes wide from 50m on a slight angle. (Q2 29:17)
Milera passes to Fogarty 45m out on the flank in the last minute before HT, the Fog bangs through another quality long set shot. (Q2 31:59)
Dawson receives from Crouch, baulks to 45m on a slight angle and kicks over the head of Aliir but across the face for a behind. (Q3 3:28)
Finlayson leaves Hinge falling on the ground to mark a long Drew kick up the guts to the hotspot, he goals. (Q3 4:04)
Powell-Pepper baulks past Smith at CHF but skids a snap wide right. (Q3 5:42)
Walker plays on past Aliir after a holding free to shoot off his left from 50m on the flank, Tex lifts the crowd with his fourth goal! It’s all Crom. (Q3 10:59)
Rozee gives Boak a Joe the Goose special to keep the lifeline alive for the Power, who have been outplayed in all facets so far tonight. (Q3 12:02)
Honre-Francis to Butters after the next bounce, pass to Rozee who marks 45m out on the flank and gets smashed by Hinge, no 50, his set shot falls on the line for O’Brien to rush. (Q3 14:04)
Walker tries a bouncing snap from a pack 30m out in the pocket, it pitches in front of McKenzie who just gets a finger to it to touch it over the crossbar. (Q3 16:03)
Horne-Francis bursts through tackles and away from congestion on outer wing, he goes to Dixon who beats three to clunk the mark 45m out on the flank… then shank for no score. (Q3 16:44)
Houston starts a counter on members wing after smothering Keays, Finlayson marks 50m out on a slight angle, burns SPP and goes back for the set shot himself… but misses. (Q3 18:34)
Evans snaps his third goal from a stoppage at the hotspot, beating Chayce Jones with pace and skill! (Q3 22:44)
Dawson passes to the fat side from members wing for Walker to mark easily in front of Aliir 45m out on a slight angle. Tex makes it a handful of five goals. (Q3 24:50)
Fogarty wins a battle of strength with McKenzie to mark a Laird kick to the pocket 25m out, was to his advantage. Fog misses across the face to the right. (Q3 26:44)
McEntee gets a soft holding free on Milera after fumbling 45m out on a slight angle, he gives off to Rozee who blazes wide left. (Q3 28:51)
McAdam roves a dropped screamer by Dawson on the HFF and gives to Walker who tries a snap off a step from fully 55m, Tex knows it will skid true, he gets it on line, six for Tex! (Q3 30:24)
Milera gently places a pass on the left nipple of Walker 35m out on a slight angle, nothing Bergman could do there. Tex converts for his seventh, equalling the Showdown record! (Q4 0:54)
Wines tumbles through an ugly goal from 15m after a goalmouth scramble with lots of half kicks and fumbles. (Q4 2:33)
Williams is smashed and drops an intercept of the next clearance by Dawson, Walker gets a chance for a snap from 40m on a slight angle but his kick swerves into the post. (Q4 3:55)
Walker shows strong hands to mark on the lead in front of McKenzie 25m out in the pocket, he plays on to pass to Keays in the square for the easy goal. (Q4 5:28)
Adelaide aren’t giving this one up, it will be 25 Showdowns all at the end of the fiftieth one. (Q4 6:14)
Crows are playing downhill now, McAdam feeds Pedlar who rolls through another one. Party time in the city of churches! (Q4 6:49)
Fogarty passes to Pedlar 35m out in front on the end of a rebound through midfield from a stoppage at half back. Pedlar converts for some junk. (Q4 12:36)
Evans intercepts a dump kick by Soligo and passes to Finlayson 35m out near the boundary, Dorsal plays on and misses. Crow faithful give him some bronxies. (Q4 15:56)
Sloane jumps on the back of Boak to mark a Walker long kick to the top of the square, Crow fans love that! And he goals, he’s Batman! (Q4 16:40)
Butters passes to Evans 40m out on a slight angle. This for four for the young bloke… kicks truly. (Q4 18:20)
Dawson shoots wide on the lope from 40m on the flank. (Q4 24:08)
Finlayson bounces a snap from the HFF across the face. Deep in garbage time now. (Q4 25:17)
Thilthorpe marks a Soligo pass from midfield in front of Burton 35m out on a slight angle, but misses to the left. (Q4 26:46)
Horne-Francis gives the Crow fans something more to cheer with a miss from a set shot from 40m on the flank. (Q4 29:05)
Dawson passes to Thilthorpe 25m out on a slight angle who misses left again. (Q4 30:05)
Schoenberg marks on the flank 45m out just before the final siren, he misses. (Q4 31:00)

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