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Hawthorn vs Port Adelaide

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Round: 20   Venue: York Park   Date: Sun, 12-08-2012 1:10 pm   Crowd: 14,431  
Hawthorn 1.3.99.9.6313.12.9024.15.159 C:  Alastair Clarkson
Port Adelaide 3.4.225.7.3710.9.6913.9.87 C:  Garry Hocking
  PORT by 13HAW by 26HAW by 21HAW by 72  
Brownlow Medal 3 Sam Mitchell (HAW)2 David Hale (HAW)1 Travis Boak (PORT)

Match Report

Hawthorn shook off a gallant Port Adelaide with a stunning 11-goal last quarter blitz at the Hawks' second home, Aurora Stadium, in Launceston on Sunday. With caretaker coach Garry Hocking at the helm for the first time after the axing of Matthew Primus, the Power made a bright start and took a 13-point lead into the first break. Hawthorn clicked into gear in the second term, with Ellis and Smith scoring two goals each as the Hawks racked up eight goals to Port's two. At half-time, Hawthorn led by 26 points and looked to be heading towards a massive win. But a goal to Jay Schulz early in the third term signalled that the Power were not done with yet. Hocking's men displayed a vigour not seen in recent weeks and outscored the Hawks for the quarter. And when Paul Stewart goaled at the three-minute of the last quarter, the margin was just 17 points, and it appeared that Hawthorn would be pushed until the final siren.

In reality though, Stewart's goal was a the catalyst for the unleashing of a withering burst which saw Hawthorn kick an amazing 11.1, to Port's two goals, over the next 28 minutes. Paul Puopolo and David Hale shared five of those goals, to finish with five and four goals each, respectively. The final margin of 72 points was perhaps a little unfair to Port but indicated that the Hawks' last gasp loss to Geelong the previous week was little more than a hiccup. The win came at a cost for Hawthorn, with Cyril Rioli suffering a shoulder injury that was expected to keep him out until at least the final home-and-away round.

Birchall and Mitchell set up the Hawthorn forwards, while Travis Boak put aside speculation about his future to be one of Port's best players. Four goals to Jay Schulz served to remind how much the Power had missed the key forward during his seven-week layoff due to injury. The win left Hawthorn in fourth place on the ladder, a game and percentage clear of fifth-placed West Coast.

GOALS
Hawthorn: Puopolo 5; Hale 4; Breust 3; Ellis, Smith 2; Guerra, Lewis, Hodge, Suckling, Gilham, Young, Rioli, Gunston
Port Adelaide: Schulz 4; Brett Ebert, Broadbent 2; Lobbe, Stewart, Brad Ebert, Boak, Westhoff

BEST - AFL.COM.AU
Hawthorn: Mitchell, Puopolo, Lewis, Sewell, Hale
Port Adelaide: Pearce, Boak, Ebert, Schulz, Cornes

BEST - THE AGE
Hawthorn: Burchall, Mitchell, Hale, Puopolo, Schoenmakers
Port Adelaide: Pearce, Boak, Schulz

COACHES' COMMENTS
Alastair Clarkson (Haw): We knew Port were going to come out pretty fired up. For them to kick 13 goals was a bit disappointing but we still kicked 24 goals without Franklin and Roughead, so I'd say that's a really good sign for us.

Garry Hocking (Port): There are things we need to work on both collectively and individually. I thought we held our own there at times.

Umpires: Armstrong, Mitchell, Bannister

Source

Match report by Andrew Gigacz

Match stats

Hawthorn Match Stats Career
# Player K M H D G B HO T FF FA Age Games G
39 Bailey, Max 2 1 4 6 0 0 26 6 3 0 25y 294d 24 3
14 Birchall, Grant 18 12 14 32 0 0 0 2 1 0 24y 197d 146 16
22 Breust, Luke 7 3 8 15 3 0 0 1 0 0 21y 275d 35 67
9 Burgoyne, Shaun 7 2 9 16 0 0 0 2 1 0 29y 296d 215 200
8 Ellis, Xavier 9 5 8 17 2 0 0 3 1 1 24y 166d 79 24
6 Gibson, Josh 8 5 3 11 0 0 0 1 2 1 28y 152d 119 2
27 Gilham, Stephen 8 4 7 15 1 0 0 3 1 1 27y 345d 98 4
18 Guerra, Brent 9 6 10 19 1 0 0 2 2 0 30y 75d 233 105
19 Gunston, Jack 7 4 7 14 1 1 0 0 1 1 20y 301d 27 45
20 Hale, David 9 8 4 13 4 3 10 2 1 2 28y 82d 167 156
15 Hodge, Luke 13 5 4 17 1 0 0 1 0 1 28y 58d 200 141
3 Lewis, Jordan 15 7 11 26 1 3 1 6 0 1 26y 110d 164 89
5 Mitchell, Sam 13 4 16 29 0 1 0 5 2 1 29y 305d 216 53
28 Puopolo, Paul 12 4 9 21 5 2 0 2 2 0 24y 254d 35 27
33 Rioli, Cyril 5 2 2 7 1 0 0 1 1 0 23y 29d 102 135
25 Schoenmakers, Ryan 15 9 6 21 0 1 0 0 0 1 21y 278d 54 3
12 Sewell, Brad 8 2 13 21 0 1 0 8 3 1 28y 192d 163 25
16 Smith, Isaac 11 8 10 21 2 0 0 1 0 1 23y 226d 32 31
24 Stratton, Ben 8 7 2 10 0 0 0 3 0 1 23y 164d 46 1
4 Suckling, Matt 8 4 6 14 1 0 0 0 0 0 24y 18d 48 21
37 Whitecross, Brendan 9 5 8 17 0 1 0 4 1 0 22y 200d 68 35
11 Young, Clinton 18 5 5 23 1 1 0 4 1 0 26y 178d 111 59
  Rushed   1  
  Totals 219 112 166 385 24 15 37 57 23 13 25y 240d 2382 1242
Port Adelaide Match Stats Career
# Player K M H D G B HO T FF FA Age Games G
24 Blee, Nathan 2 1 3 5 0 0 0 0 0 1 21y 340d 1 0
10 Boak, Travis 17 2 15 32 1 0 0 3 1 1 24y 11d 106 53
5 Broadbent, Matthew 7 2 7 14 2 1 1 1 0 0 22y 11d 52 24
1 Cassisi, Dom 12 3 3 15 0 0 0 6 1 2 29y 325d 200 73
30 Chaplin, Troy 3 1 3 6 0 0 0 0 0 1 26y 171d 140 10
18 Cornes, Kane 10 3 12 22 0 0 0 3 1 1 29y 220d 242 86
7 Ebert, Brad 12 5 15 27 1 0 0 2 0 1 22y 132d 95 47
33 Ebert, Brett 9 5 2 11 2 2 0 0 0 0 28y 268d 163 236
8 Hartlett, Hamish 12 5 4 16 0 0 0 2 0 0 21y 364d 45 19
23 Lobbe, Matthew 6 3 3 9 1 1 15 3 2 3 23y 182d 20 5
44 Logan, Tom 7 6 10 17 0 0 0 1 0 1 27y 41d 102 22
35 McCarthy, John 2 0 4 6 0 0 0 1 0 0 22y 267d 36 15
26 Moore, Andrew 3 2 5 8 0 0 0 2 0 2 21y 74d 23 5
6 Pearce, Danyle 17 0 9 26 0 1 0 0 0 1 26y 127d 151 74
31 Pfeiffer, Darren 2 3 5 7 0 0 0 2 1 1 24y 319d 20 6
34 Redden, Jarrad 5 1 5 10 0 0 13 6 3 1 21y 229d 8 1
15 Rodan, David 6 3 7 13 0 0 0 1 0 1 28y 309d 173 128
28 Schulz, Jay 9 8 5 14 4 1 0 1 2 3 27y 116d 115 156
14 Stewart, Paul 8 4 5 13 1 0 0 1 0 0 25y 33d 63 23
21 Thomas, Matt 5 5 10 15 0 0 0 3 1 2 25y 167d 80 25
12 Trengove, Jackson 7 7 5 12 0 0 1 2 0 0 21y 284d 58 6
39 Westhoff, Justin 8 6 6 14 1 1 2 2 1 1 25y 316d 108 141
  Rushed   2  
  Totals 169 75 143 312 13 9 32 42 13 23 24y 345d 2001 1155

Match highlights

Luke Hodge played his 200th V/AFL game: Hawthorn vs. Port Adelaide (AFL, Premiership Season, R20)
Dom Cassisi played his 200th V/AFL game: Port Adelaide vs. Hawthorn (AFL, Premiership Season, R20)

Footnotes

* Behinds calculated from the 1965 season on.
+ Score at the end of extra time.