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Blog log from R1 of 2023: Port Adelaide vs Brisbane

Blog log for Port Adelaide vs Brisbane, R1 of 2023

Marshall marks on the lead in front of Payne 30m out on the boundary and screws through the first goal of the evening. (Q1 1:42)
Horne-Francis roves a stoppage on the HFF and kicks long to the square, Marshall wrestles with Payne but they watch it bounce behind them and through for a goal! (Q1 4:17)
Farrell passes to Dixon 45m out on a slight angle who hooks the set shot left. (Q1 6:17)
McInerney marks over his rival Lycett and delivers a booming set shot from the HFF for this first goal for Brisbane. (Q1 10:16)
Rioli ducks into a Starcevich challenge to milk a free 20m out on the flank, he converts. (Q1 14:35)
Burton runs free up members wing and passes to the pocket for Georgiades 30m out, who doesn’t score. (Q1 18:48)
Fantasia fumbles a loose ball in the pocket and Andrews arrive just in time to smother his snap for a behind. (Q1 19:30)
Cameron catches Bergman HTB 45m out near the boundary, he hits the post. (Q1 24:03)
Rozee pokes a pressured pass from outside CHF to Fantasia 40m out on a slight angle. Orazio misses to the left. (Q1 26:18)
Daniher wins a wrestle with Burton to mark a long ball to 20m on a slight angle, a party trick with his left arm. He converts with no problem. (Q1 29:48)
Rich runs into a Dixon tackle at half back but the ump says it was high, Dixon gobs off to give away two 50m penalties to bring Rich to the hotspot, he goals. (Q2 1:54)
Dixon takes a contested grab against Andrews 45m out on the flank, same spot as his previous sins… but the Chuckwagon shanks it OOTF. (Q2 4:39)
Neale passes to Hipwood leading to the boundary 40m out. The set shot is a peach, drop punt straight through. Brisbane hits the lead after Port got the jump! (Q2 6:14)
Butters kicks high to that exact same spot for Dixon who leaps in front of Andrews to clunk another mark. Had a sighter has Charlie, this one is narrow. (Q2 8:24)
Bergman misses an off-balance snap after a stoppage at the hotspot. (Q2 11:18)
Horne-Francis kicks blind from outside CHF, Andrews gets back but it clears him and the pack, Payne dives to touch it on the line… and just gets to it on review. A behind. (Q2 13:54)
Ashcroft had a quiet first quarter but he wows the crowd into silence with a loose ball gather, baulk past a Byrne-Jones bump and a quality snap from 45m in front. (Q2 14:47)
Rioli takes a hanger on the back of Andrews from a Rozee kick to the flank 50m out, didn’t hold it long but the ump liked it enough. Junior plays on around the mark and goals! (Q2 18:29)
McKenna gathers a dump kick 55m out on a slight angle and loads up for bear, that’s a massive roost for a goal from the Irishman! (Q2 24:09)
Gunston marks well in front of Jonas 45m out on the flank and delivers his first set shot goal for his new club. (Q2 25:35)
Bergman misses another long-range attempt. Port are kicking themselves out of this. (Q2 29:24)
Wines’ dump kick to the HBF lands in the arms of Wilmot who hits the square for Daniher’s contest, the crumb falls for Bailey to run into the open goal! (Q2 32:10)
Byrne-Jones passes from behind a pack at CHF to the lead of Dixon 30m out on the flank. HT siren sounds, the Power can’t afford to keep missing shots like these… he goals. (Q2 34:55)
Marshall marks 30m out on a slight angle and kicks the first goal of Q3 to bring the margin back to single figures. (Q3 0:56)
Horne-Francis’ errant snap ends near the behind post where Georgiades marks, but he kicks OOTF the other side. (Q3 2:33)
Rich gets up ruefully after putting his head over a loose ball but Powell-Pepper is given the free for taking his legs out… then misses. Footy gods smiling on Brisbane today. (Q3 4:14)
Butters passes to Jones 40m out on a slight angle, he converts to level the scores again. (Q3 6:28)
Horne-Francis kicks from the next bounce to the square where Georgiades has the sit to mark and put Port Adelaide in front with his first goal. (Q3 7:58)
Wilmot marks on the goal line and somehow manages to miss a set shot from point blank range. (Q3 10:53)
Georgiades misses a set shot from 30m on the flank. (Q3 12:43)
Marshall marks at the hotspot and shows them how it’s done with a professional set shot. (Q3 13:23)
Powell-Pepper joins the goal-peppering Power with a snap from a stoppage 35m out on the flank, that one sails through! (Q3 16:13)
Wines misses a set shot from 45m in the corridor. (Q3 18:20)
Houston goes long to the square, Jones roves but gets tackled in mid air, was it touched off the boot by Andrews? Stays with umpire’s call which was a goal. (Q3 20:44)
Rioli roves a Georgiades contest and rolls through another one from 25m on the flank, the Port midfield is dominant and they are getting full value! (Q3 22:25)
Lycett gives away a free at a stoppage 25m out to McCarthy who pops through this first goal of Q3 for the Lions, who have been smashed up to now. (Q3 26:15)
McInerney blind handballs at the next bounce but straight to Horne-Francis who goes to Fantasia on the HFF, he plays on and shoots from 50m… drifts wide right. (Q3 26:15)
Horne-Francis catches McCluggage HTB on the wing and delivers a touch pass to the lead of Dixon 30m out on a slight angle. 3QT siren sounds, Dixon kicks truly, Port’s eighth of Q3. (Q3 26:15)
Dixon marks a Burton pass over Coleman 40m out on a slight angle a bit too easily, but he misses. (Q4 1:59)
Horne-Francis has been huge since HT with inside 50s and his latest one is marked again by Dixon in front of Andrews 20m out for his third goal. (Q4 2:59)
Port players lining up now as they are winnign contests everywhere, Byrne-Jones kicks over Gunston to Wines 40m out in front. Wines opens another champagne. (Q4 5:59)
Rozee joins the party with a goal from a running snap from the HFF. (Q4 7:26)
Georgiades marks near the boundary 45m out and misses. (Q4 11:20)
Powell-Pepper marks 45m out on the flank and goes to the pocket for Marshall 25m out, he boots goal number four. (Q4 18:20)
Bailey gets a high contact free on Jonas chasing a loose ball at the hotspot, he converts wearily. (Q4 22:16)
Byrne-Jones spots up Marshall leading to the boundary 45m out who hits the post. (Q4 24:49)
Marshall feeds Powell-Pepper for a bouncing snap from the HFF that goes across the face from 40m. (Q4 26:02)
Cameron misses from a stoppage at the hotspot. It has been a putrid day from the other Charlie. (Q4 27:03)
Gunston gets some junk from near the hotspot after picking off Bergman standing the mark in the pocket. (Q4 28:25)
Jones marks a short Marshall attempt 20m out in front just before the final siren, he converts to rapturous reaction from the home faithful. (Q4 31:00)

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