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Blog log from R23 of 2023: Fremantle vs Port Adelaide

Blog log for Fremantle vs Port Adelaide, R23 of 2023

Rioli feeds Drew streaming from the centre after the first bounce but he misses from 45m on a slight angle.
Brayshaw misses a set shot from half forward after a 50m penalty. (Q1 3:35)
Farrell baulks at defensive hotspot but doesn’t see Frederick mowing him down from behind, Freddy converts the free for the first goal of the evening. (Q1 5:55)
Finlayson roves a skewed Marshall snap in the square and kicks wide under a tackle. (Q1 7:03)
Treacy misses a long snap from the HFF. (Q1 9:21)
Jackson has been running his opposition ruck Hayes around as the Port youngster has a mattress strapped to his right calf, Dogga marks 40m out near the boundary and slots the goal. (Q1 9:58)
Henry roves and misses a flying snap from the pocket 20m out. (Q1 12:19)
Marshall rises to intercept a dump kick by Warner on the HFF, he centres for Houston just outside 50m on a slight angle who misses across the face. (Q1 13:36)
Serong’s clanger kick on a slow play on the wing starts a quick Port counter, Marshall centres over Worner for Powell-Pepper 40m out who clunks the set shot. (Q1 19:21)
Butters performs a party trick with a snap over his head from a throw in to 20m for a sensational goal! (Q1 22:36)
Young wins a HTB free on a fumbly Horne-Francis 45m out on a slight angle, crowd loved that one. QT siren goes, Young misses near side left. (Q1 27:58)
Horne-Francis sets up a mark on the lead by Marshall but the set shot sprays OOTF from 45m on a slight angle. (Q2 0:36)
Ryan is pinged for a hold on Lord going for a Powell-Pepper centring ball to 20m on a slight angle, Lord kicks truly. (Q2 5:16)
Finlayson marks a quick Rioli pass from the HFF to the hotspot leaping in front of Ryan, on the end of a fast rebound around members wing. Dorsal converts. (Q2 9:41)
Henry sets up Clark to pass to Schultz 35m out on the flank, whose set shot is short for no score. (Q2 13:16)
Henry’s snap from the HFF lands in the square Banfield arrives but can’t get a handle, two Port defenders combine to bundle the ball over the line for a point. (Q2 15:21)
Frederick shepherds home a bouncing snap by Switkowski from the HFF, Bergman almost arrived in time from the other side but not quite. (Q2 18:46)
Horne-Francis beats Worner to a crumb and snaps a beauty of a finish from the pocket 30m out, after Hayes bombs from the next bounce. (Q2 19:46)
Rozee receives from Butters to run to 50m on a slight angle after the next bounce but that long kick bounces wide right for a behind. (Q2 20:31)
Marshall roves a Cox intercept drop near the hotspot but hits the behind post OOTF off the left. (Q2 21:31)
Powell-Pepper zips in front of a lumbering Pearce to mark a Finlayson kick to 45m in front. SPP runs in rightish but slams through a dead straight kick. (Q2 23:41)
Emmett pleads for and gets a holding free on Williams sitting under a long ball by O’Meara from the wing, ump got sucked in as it wasn’t there. The kid kicks his first senior goal (Q2 25:34)
Henry breaks a tackle for a snap across the body from 35m, bounces in the square where Banfield battles with Burton, the Docker falls and volleys over his head… it’s reviewed! (Q2 28:31)
Video replay shows the ball came off Burton’s arm, might have been goal of the year but it’s just a point. (Q2 29:13)
Big pack for a repeat inside 50 kick by Cox, Wines baulks into a Treacy tackle and is pinged for HTB 35m out. Treacy kicks across the face, disappointingly. (Q2 30:46)
Bergman intercepts at half back and gives off to Rozee who gets mown down by Brayshaw for a HTB free which he misses from 40m. (Q3 1:35)
Byrne-Jones wobbles a snap from a stoppage at the top of the square, it bounces through but the goal umpire thought it was touched, review shows Pearce was nearby… (Q3 6:35)
Yes, the right thumb of Pearce was the culprit there, confirmed a behind. (Q3 6:35)
Marshall passes from forward of a pack on the HFF over Clark to Rioli going back with the flight to the hotspot. Rioli’s kick flirts with the right goalpost but falls in. (Q3 9:37)
McEntee marks a long and seemingly effortless Houston pass full of vision to the fat side pocket 25m out and converts. (Q3 14:52)
Houston gives Williams a hospital handball after the next bounce, Schultz passes to Frederick on his own 40m out on a slight angle, he kicks truly. (Q3 15:52)
Horne-Francis burns off Switkowski running from the centre to the HFF to pump another inside 50 kick in, McEntee roves and feeds Finlayson for a high snap goal from 30m. (Q3 24:22)
Rozee receives from Butters and snaps on the turn off a step from 45m on a slight angle but it’s wide left. (Q3 25:01)
Boak is bumped after disposal in the pocket, Byrne-Jones takes the downfield free not very far away 35m out on the boundary, DBJ threads it! (Q4 4:20)
Amiss roves at the hotspot and gives over the top to Switkowski who bounces through a nice finish off the left. (Q4 8:36)
Serong gets a free on Bergman at a stoppage at the hotspot for some agricultural contact without the footy, but he hits the post and the crowd goes AWWW. (Q4 11:25)
Finlayson marks a Butters pass over Cox on the boundary 30m out and also hits the post. (Q4 12:55)
Emmett slips in possession at the hotspot and wins a slightly lucky high contact free on Drew, he converts for goal number two in his first game. (Q4 14:35)
Frederick snaps high and wide from 35m after the Dockers try and fail to find much space inside 50 for a shot. (Q4 16:20)
Marshall marks a Wines pass to the pocket 30m out, Rioli shepherded Pearce off the fall but no free. His set shot is OOTF again. (Q4 17:55)
Replay shows that really should have been a free to Pearce. (Q4 18:17)
Rioli’s desperate spoil on the wing leads to a Wines pass to the fat side flank for Byrne-Jones 30m out. This would seal it with 6:00 to go… it’s good. (Q4 19:40)
Cox takes a strong contested grab of Houston and sails through an extremely rare goal from 50m on a slight angle, after a link mark by Amiss. (Q4 25:56)

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