AFL Round 21 Power vs Eagles

Everyone this was maybe a finals match preview that was on show at the Adelaide oval for Round 21.

If power won this game they would move into the top four and if Eagles won they would stay in the top two.

You can notice at the start of the video that the eagles banner wasn’t up when the eagles players came out from the race to run through the banner it was quiet windy there so the eagles banner people where probably trying to keep the banner down for as long a possible but to not have the banner up when the players are already on the field to run through is probably not good enough.

The Match started off alright with Robbie gray kicking a goal from the boundary and running around the get the better angle at the goal, with that goal it started port’s very good run for the rest of the first quarter kicking 5.1 to the eagles only kick one goal in the first quarter with just over 2.30 left in the quarter and it came from Elliott Yeo.

The second quarter was a little bit slower from the power only able to kick a goal and a behind with the eagle kicks 2 goals and a behind the port only goal cam late in the quarter from a kick from Motlop in the centre square to Kane Farrell in to forward fifty and him kick his fifth afl goal in his only third ever AFL game.

The third quarter the power and eagles were able to kick goal taking port goals for the match at the end of the third quarter to 9 goals and eagles to 6 if the eagle wanted to win the game they would need to control the ball for the whole of the fourth quarter.

The fourth quarter the power were missing Ryder (hip flexor), Dixon (ankle), Houston (concussion) which made it a little bit harder on the power to control the tempo of the game missing their key ruck man their key forward and a crucial defender and only having one spare spot on the bench to change players in the quarter so most of the players would of had to play most of the fourth quarter with out being able to go to the bench to have a rest. The Eagles were able to take control of port missing three player being able to kick 3 goals and 3 behinds to win the game it was DEJA VU for Port with Jeremy McGovern playing in the forward line for the whole of the last quarter for the Eagles and marking the ball with 27 seconds to go if he missed the goals Port would of won the game but just like in the final last they weren’t  able to take the victory

Dixon will miss the rest of the season and if the power were to make finals he will probably miss those to. Ken Hinkley said Ryder is still a chance that he might play against the Magpies next Saturday but we will not know until Wednesday afternoon if he will be alright to play against the Magpies. Houston was carried of the medicab because he was knocked out he got hit in the ribs and has had some x-rays and Hinkley says he should be fine. With the injuries the power will be going into the match against the Magpies as outsiders but the Power have beaten them the last four time they have played each other.

Final score of the game
Power 1st 5.1(31) HT 6.2 (38) 3rd 9.2(56) FT 9.4 (58)
Eagle 1st 1.1 (7) HT 3.2 (20) 3rd 6.5 (41) FT 9.8 (62)

thanks reading and watch the video until next time

Kieran

Power vs Giants AFL Round 18

Everyone this was a massive match for both of the teams if the Power won they would of gone into the top and if the Giants won they would of kept the finals chances alive.

The first Quarter started off with the Giants getting the first score of the match but it was just a behind and then port took advantage of the kick in and took the ball down the ground with Robbie Gray kick the ball in the forward to try and get the first goal of the match but it just fell short but Brad Ebert was near the goal square when Robbie kicked so he was able to pick up the ball and spin the opposition player off of him and get the goal. but that was there only goal for the quarter. An Ollie Wines Slip up when he kicked the ball to two team mates but they were out of range to mark the ball and Toby Greene was able to mark it and took advantage of this and kick it out to the wing and with Brent Daniels marking it in just his third ever AFL game and running it down the wing to the Tim Taranto the kick the Giants second goals of the match. that was pretty much it for the first quarter with Port only kicking that one goals for the quarter, and the Giants kicked a total of 4 goals to go into the second quarter.

The Second quarter pretty much started with how the first quarter finished with the Giants getting the first goal of the second quarter and kicking another two goals in that quarter to take them with a total of seven goals into the half time break. The power were able to get the ball into the attacking 50 a lot more in the second then the first but they weren’t able to take them only kicking two goals and five behinds if the Power were to take those chance they would of been in front going into the half time break I don’t think I would of like to be a Power player at the half time break because I reckon Ken would of been screaming at the and asking them what they were doing.

The Third and Fourth Quarter the Giants pretty much held on to the ball for most of those quarters with port controlling the ball in the last five to ten minutes of both of those quarters the Second half Port were able to get more goals then the giants but the giants go the ball into the attacking 50 a lot more then them the Giant were only able to kick 4 goals to ports 5 goals but they kicked a total of 7 behind to ports 5 behinds so port were to the kick straighter then the giants in the second half but were a lot less in there attacking 50 then the giants. Phil Davis said to Fox Footy after “The Match that to win at the Adelaide oval is hard and to do it twice in the same year is remarkable and we are happy with this win”.

Here is the Match highlight of the game and you can see how the second for the match for the Giants happened

I would of like to see the Power win but the Giants just played better then they congrats on the win

Until next time
Kieran

AFL Round 12 Power vs Tigers

Everyone this was a very big game for Port Adelaide in the context of the season coming up against the reigning premiers Richmond at the start of the week Richmond were the favourite for this game but after the news of Dustin Martin not playing this game the betting shifted with Port then becoming the favourites.  During the game it showed that Dusty is a key for Richmond as the Tigers looked slow and out of place in the mid field a clearly missed some of the class and space the have when Martin has ball in hand.

The first goal of the game was from Charlie Dixon getting the ball from Sam Powell-Pepper kicking it from at least the centre wing and Dixon taking on Alex Rance and pushing him out of the way to get a strong contested mark. There wasn’t much more for the first quarter with Richmond making the most of there opportunities going into quarter time with the lead.

The second Quarter started off with Jack Riewoldt kicking his second goal of the game and extending Richmond’s lead but after that Port were very good and stopped Richmond scoring power only  allowing them to kick another goal for that quarter while the Power kicked 7 making the Half time score port 9.5 (58) to Richmond 5.6 (36)

After Chad Wingard’s recent poor form over the last few weeks there was clearly a decision made for him to spend alot more time in the midfield, this appeared to do wonders for his confidence by allowing him to get his hand on the ball resulting in a game high 31 disposals. Ollie Wines  also had a very good game showing why he wants to stay at the club next year 28 disposals, 12 tackles, 10 inside 50s and seven clearances, they also got some great support with Sam Powell-Pepper also getting 28 disposals who spent quite abit of time of Trent Cotchin trying to get under his skin.
Jaspar Pittard made his return to AFL football and slotted straight back into the backline helping out with good pressure and some good intercept marks but his usual poor disposal was an issue.

With Lindsay Thomas and Jack Trengrove in good form in the SANFL there will be pressure for spots at the selection table next round with Jake Neade, Dan Houtson and Jack Watts having quiet games the will be questions asked if they are doing enough

Tom Rockliff appears to have settled into his new side and adjusting team game plans and his new team mates racking up 25 disposals making him in the top 5 of ball getters for the power.
This takes Port to 7 wins and 4 losses and gives Richmond there third loss of the season with the other two losses and the hands of Adelaide at the Adelaide oval and West Coast in round 9

If you watched the AFL Round 12 Power vs Tigers game what did you think, did you enjoy it

Until next time

Kieran

Mates Madness Mad Science with Coke

Hi All

Recently Kieran and I tried a few simple chemical reactions involving Coca Cola and a few other drink in the Coke range such as Diet Coke, Coke No Sugar Sprite and Fanta. We dropped a range of different lollies into the drinks to watch the reaction.

As you can see in the video above we have a lot of different sweet treats that we use in the Cokes and yes we had a few left over to eat. The Orange balloon that was inflated by the chemical reaction was still up 20 minutes later and showed no signs of deflating anytime soon.

Afterwards we remembered that we also had a pack of fruit tingles and a couple of other lollies so we might have to make a second version of this at some stage. I was excited to test out the Mentos reaction which is very common it also had the best reaction out of all of the sweets we tested. I did expect a better reaction from bicarb soda as well but oh well.

Smartly we decided to do this experiment in a park to limit the sticky clean up with Coke and the other drinks going everywhere.

Now from the video we can see that our camera skills need a bit of work but bare with us we will get better

We are hoping to do a range of experiments with white vinegar next if this video is well received, are there anything that you would like to see us mix with vinegar?

Cheers

Matt