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Blog log from R24 of 2023: Port Adelaide vs Richmond

Blog log for Port Adelaide vs Richmond, R24 of 2023

Balta marks over Aliir outside CHF and gives to Bolton who bounces a sap wide from 50m on a slight angle. (Q1 1:11)
Martin gives to Baker for what should be an easy snap goal from 20m but he tries a Joe the Goose that doesn’t work, Burton rushes. (Q1 1:49)
Bergman intercepts the kick in over Dow at CHF, feeds Daniel Rioli who set up Bolton to tumble through the first gaol from 35m, belatedly. (Q1 2:40)
Houston swings a snap from CHF left into the post. (Q1 5:05)
Nankervis is pinged for tapping the ball OOTF from a throw in 40m out from goal, Butters’ set shot is straight but falls on
the line for no direct score. (Q1 6:38)
From the resultant ball up in the square, Powell-Pepper pokes a snap under Young’s arm for the goal, confirmed on review. (Q1 7:47)
Balta storms onto a Nankervis centre clearance kick 35m out in front but sprays the set shot wide right. (Q1 9:25)
Banks ducks into a Boak tackle after roving in the pocket 25m out, footy gods push the free kick across the face for a point. (Q1 13:05)
Soldo marks at half forward on a fast break and feeds Graham who sails through a nice snap on the lope from 45m on a slight angle. (Q1 15:07)
Bolton gobs off at the ump after a contact free on Burton in the forward pocket badly enough to give away 50 then Daniel Rioli encroaches for 50 more, Lord beats Vlastuin to mark in the square, goal. (Q1 18:21)
Willie Rioli leaps in front of Grimes to mark a Houston pass to the pocket 25m out, his set shot is close to the goalpost, review shows it nicked it for a behind. (Q1 21:41)
Grimes and Willie Rioli one out at the top of the square, no mark and Grimes might have beaten him… no, there was a free for a slight hold. Free Willie, goal. (Q1 26:46)
Short leaps on the back of McEntee to intercept at half forward, he goes to Bolton to mark in front of Houston 25m out on the flank for his second goal. (Q1 29:41)
Willie Rioli marks behind Grimes in the pocket and centres for Lord 20m out for the goals. (Q1 32:43)
Powell-Pepper marks a Butters pass 40m out on a slight angle but misses. (Q1 34:36)
Bauer has a moment to measure a snap across the body from 40m on a slight angle after a feed from Baker, ball pitches in front of Balta and Aliir then bounces over for a goal! (Q2 3:12)
Tresize tells the goal umpire he touched a long kick after the next bounce from Butters, ump didn’t agree, replay shows the kid was telling the truth, ruled a behind. (Q2 5:12)
Houston sends through a trademark long goal after a hand off by Byrne-Jones. (Q2 7:26)
Bolton marks 45m out on a slight angle but misses badly to the right. (Q2 9:37)
Taranto misses a flying snap from 40m on the flank just before Jonas arrives. (Q2 10:38)
Graham roves Jonas’ spoil at the hotspot but shoots wide left. (Q2 12:27)
Lord drops a long Houston kick to the square for a rushed point. (Q2 13:32)
Balta is too big and strong for Jonas, he marks a long Martin ball to the top of the square… but hits the post from point blank range! Just as bad as Daniher yesterday. (Q2 17:09)
Evans slots a set shot from deep in the pocket 30m out after beating Young to mark a long Horne-Francis kick. (Q2 19:22)
Taranto roves in the pocket and screws a snap into the near right goalpost from 25m. (Q2 20:57)
Balta goes short to Bolton 30m out on a slight angle who plays on and misses, disappointingly. (Q2 22:14)
Martin baulks past Powell-Pepper on the HFF and goes to the hotspot where Soldo leaps over Duursma to clunk the mark for the goal. (Q2 25:22)
Farrell has time to measure an inside 50 target from the centre square, he passes to the lead of Finlayson to mark over Broad near the hotspot then miss. (Q2 28:22)
Aliir streams up to 55m on a slight angle and goes long to the square, Willie Rioli drops the mark over Grimes and the crumb goes for a behind. (Q2 29:40)
Martin bounces a behind from half forward after a very quick coast to coast rebound just before the HT siren. (Q2 30:15)
Byrne-Jones marks 30m out on the flank for the first goal of Q3. (Q3 0:44)
VLastuin was positioned way too far forward on that play, allowing DBJ to mark uncontested on a counter. (Q3 1:49)
Hayes is pinged for an arm around Nankervis’ neck in ruck 25m out on a slight angle. Nank hits the post. (Q3 3:53)
Daniel Rioli beats Aliir to a bouncing ball at half forward and waddles into the open goal, after a calamitous handball clanger by Burton. (Q3 5:19)
Horne-Francis starts a rebound with a scything run from half back, downfield free for Vlastuini dropping Powell-Pepper, for Willie Rioli 40m out on the flank which he misses. (Q3 9:25)
Willie Rioli drops another mark over Grimes in the square for a dribbled behind, this one from a long Farrell bomb. (Q3 10:25)
Soldo earns a contact free in a clash with Burton 40m out on a slight angle, he gives off to Short who misses long. (Q3 11:04)
Butters sets up Byrne-Jones for a running snap from half forward which wobbles wide right. (Q3 15:31)
Graham delivers the tap of the day of a loose ball from a pack out to Bauer who tumbles through his first senior goal off a step from 40m on a slight angle. (Q3 18:06)
Horne-Francis and Finlayson combine from the next bounce, McEntee roves the Lord contest and rides a Brown tackle to bounce through a sensational goal! (Q3 19:44)
Horne-Francis marks 40m out on the flank and wears a clip over the ear by Tresize, no penalty so he hits the post. (Q3 23:12)
Duursma marks 40m out on the flank but leaves his set shot near side left, his archery radar has not been on today. (Q3 25:25)
Farrell shoots from 55m on a slight angle just on the 3QT siren, crowd goes up as the shot sails through, goal umpire waits for all-clear from the central ump… no, doesn’t count! (3 Qtr Time)
Houston marks just outside 50m in the corridor and goes back for the set shot, his kick is almost long enough but not straight enough, rushed. (Q4 5:31)
Banks marks 45m out on a slight angle and misses. Weird vibe on this game, not much at stake for either side and the atmosphere has been decidedly preseason-ish. (Q4 8:25)
Bolton marks in front of Jonas just inside true CHF but kicks into Jonas on the mark for no score. (Q4 9:46)
Horne-Francis does a one-two with Boak to run free to 45m on the flank for an unpressured snap… which he hooks left across the face, disappointingly. (Q4 10:26)
Powell-Pepper juggles a mark over Vlastuin from a nice pass from Butters to 30m on a slight angle, his set shot flirts with the left goalpost but falls in. (Q4 14:43)
8:11 to go and Port have not looked particularly interested in winning this game at any stage, but they have a lead big enough to think they should go on with it from here. (Q4 15:09)
Brown helicopters a rebound kick OOTF 35m out, Duursma takes the free, floats to the square and pitches on grass, Evans volleys a freakish finish off the outside of the right! (Q4 16:50)
Martin roves the next clearance and gives to Bolton who is monstered by Rozee from behind, no free so Martin roves and snaps the goal anyway. (Q4 18:54)
Jones catches Martin HTB at half back to prevent another scoring attempt. (Q4 21:43)
Brown’s blind kick from the back pocket is straight to Finlayson who immediately kicks to the square, Grimes falls on the crumb and is caught HTB by Duursma for the goal. (Q4 22:54)
Port have done enough now, the tired Tiger cubs aren’t pinching this one. (Q4 24:53)
Willie Rioli gets a holding free on Grimes in the pocket 20m out, JHF starts a little squabble behind play but Willie kicks the goal regardless. (Q4 26:09)
Grimes is pinged for a dangerous tackle on Rozee 30m out in front, not much in that but Rozee kicks truly for a cherry on top of a very productive afternoon. (Q4 28:49)
Willie Rioli just misses a snap from half forward mere seconds before the final siren. (Q4 29:55)

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