Blog log from R3 of 2021: Adelaide vs Gold Coast

Rankine roves a Bowes centre clearance kick to CHF and passes with nice touch to King 45m out on a slight angle for the opening goal. (Q1 1:05)
MacPherson roves Witts’ centre clearance kick outside CHF and passes to the lead of Burgess 40m out on a slight angle, he misses. (Q1 2:15)
Walker has three hanging off him at half back and kicks straight to Powell who finds Witts on his own 40m out on a slight angle for another miss. (Q1 4:17)
Rankine roves a long Miller ball up the guts to the hotspot and snaps his first goal. (Q1 5:06)
Miller engineers a stoppage clearance from the HFF, Burgess gathers a difficult rolling ball and gives to King for the grubber goal from 20m. Suns have the jump! (Q1 7:37)
Markov drops a mark in the BP, butters up but Sloane intercepts his kick in the centre and goes to Walker to mark against Collins 30m out on a slight angle, his first goal. (Q1 9:02)
Rankine bounces a snap wide from the pocket 20m out after another Witts centre clearance. (Q1 10:12)
Hamill roves in defensive goalsquare but ducks into a MacPherson tackle and is caught HTB… but MacPherson hits the post from point blank range! (Q1 13:43)
Lynch plays on after marking on the wing and goes to Walker who draws a soft contact free on Collins 50m out on a slight angle. Tex roosts a trademark finish, two for him! (Q1 15:38)
Weller gives from the pocket to MacPherson who dribbles home the goal from the top of the square after a surge run by a convoy of Suns around members wing. (Q1 18:08)
Markov gets a lucky bounce going for a loose ball on the wing against two Crows, he passes to Weller 45m out in the corridor for another Suns goal. (Q1 21:11)
Walker contests at the hotspot and draws a crowd, Rowe is at his feet like a good forward pocket and snaps truly off his right boot. (Q1 24:13)
Sloane clears from the next centre bounce, the ball pitches in front of Collins and goes straight to his man Walker who props and snaps from 25m on the flank, third goal! (Q1 25:33)
Berry roves 20m out on the flank and gets caught high by Powell just before the QT siren. He makes no mistake with his first kick. (Q1 33:43)
McHenry gives to Walker who misses off a step from 50m on the boundary. (Q2 1:45)
Rankine roves a stoppage in the pocket, spins and shoots but it’s off hands for a point from 20m. (Q2 3:45)
Harbrow passes to Lukosius just inside 50m near the boundary, who points to the goalface and goes back slowly for the set shot… across the face for a point. (Q2 7:13)
Sholl passes to Frampton near the boundary 40m out who misses. (Q2 8:08)
Greenwood turns out of traffic and snaps wide from 55m on a slight angle. (Q2 9:46)
Repeat inside 50s pile up for the Crows, eventually Seedsman passes short to McHenry 40m out on the flank who doesn’t even score. (Q2 16:58)
Suns break down at half forward, Seedsman passes to Schoenberg on the boundary 30m out who threads the needle. (Q2 18:43)
Adelaide bosses the next centre bounce, Laird passes to McAdam 35m out on the flank who kicks truly to give his side the lead. (Q2 20:55)
Collins gets caught in possession 40m out in front of the Adelaide goals after a Smith inside 50, Rowe roves and snaps the goal! (Q2 22:16)
Burgess marks a Swallow left-foot kick to just inside 50m on a slight angle in front of McPherson. He kicks OOTF. (Q2 23:44)
Sloane passes to Seedsman 40m out near the boundary just before the HT siren, who shoots across the face for a behind. (Q2 26:40)
Greenwood passes to King leading to 40m on a slight angle, who boots his third goal. (Q3 1:39)
Witts intercepts a dump kick by Sloane and feeds Powell for a long ball to the square favouring Burgess who marks, plays on and goals. Suns back in front! (Q3 6:35)
Miller feeds Markov sprinting from defence up the guts after the next centre bounce, he bounces twice and reaches CHF for the snap… wide, sadly. (Q3 7:48)
Sloane’s kick clanger on the HBF results in a Powell pass to King for a contested grab at the hotspot, he goals again! (Q3 9:10)
Walker has two flying against him for a Sholl kick to 45m on a slight angle, he shows strong hands to clunk it and bang through his fourth goal. (Q3 11:14)
Sexton snaps wide from a pack near the hotspot. (Q3 13:01)
Murphy roves a speculator by Seedsman and misses from the hotspot. (Q3 15:43)
Burgess runs back with the flight and marks a Sexton pass despite a challenge, he boots his second goal from 20m on the flank. (Q3 17:10)
Walker dives to mark a Seedsman clearance 45m out in the corridor. This is his perfect range, shoots for number five… easy as shelling peas. (Q3 19:05)
McAdam is one out with Lemmens and has the sit, doesn’t mark but keeps his feet to gather and skid through the goal from 30m on the flank. (Q3 22:25)
Keays misses a flying snap from 40m on the flank after a lot of broken play. (Q3 26:43)
Rowe misses from the pocket off a step. (Q3 27:43)
Walker marks a Hamill pass 55m out on a slight angle and goes back for the set shot, 3QT siren sounds, Tex misses. (Q3 30:08)
Suns have numbers around a loose ball at half forward, Bowes wins it and gives to Ellis who chips a big goal from 40m on a slight angle! (Q4 1:14)
Greenwood wins a hard footy on the HFF and gives to Holman who turns and snaps off his left off a step from 45m… the ball curls and bounces in! (Q4 4:26)
McHenry’s chase on Bowes in the goalsquare forces a turnover, Walker feeds Keays for the goal from the hotspot. Crowd boos as it was probably HTB on Bowes, but it doesn’t matter. (Q4 10:51)
Lynch plays on to advantage and passes to Sholl 40m out on the flank after the Crows win the next centre clearance. Sholl runs in right and kicks left. (Q4 11:54)
Walker misses a snap from the HFF. Crows have the territory for the moment. (Q4 13:00)
Long ball to the hotspot, King provides a contest, Holman is over the back for the crumb and classy grubbing finish from 15m! (Q4 14:52)
Anderson feeds Ainsworth for a running snap from 40m on the flank that goes well wide. (Q4 16:14)
Seedsman gathers a bouncing handball by Keays and misses off a step from 45m on a slight angle under pressure. (Q4 17:18)
Keays kicks long from the wing to the hotspot where Walker has the sit and marks over Collins. Tex boots his sixth goal, another lead change. (Q4 20:32)
Berry is one out with Powell and uses his body well to mark a Schoenberg ball 45m out on the flank. He runs in right and shoots left. (Q4 22:52)
Berry catches Lukosius HTB at half forward, McHenry plays on to advantage for a pressured snap from 40m but skids it through anyway! (Q4 25:57)
Clock ticks under 2:00 with ball on outer wing. (Q4 28:41)
Weller roves a King contest and gives to Ainsworth for a quick snap from 45m on a slight angle but the ball flies wide left. (Q4 29:35)
Adelaide attacking now, the game is over. (Q4 30:54)

Source: fanfooty.com.au

Blog log from R3 of 2021: Adelaide vs Gold Coast