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Port Adelaide vs Geelong

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Round: 6   Venue: Adelaide Oval   Date: Sun, 27-04-2014 4:10 pm   Crowd: 47,007  
Port Adelaide 4.2.268.3.5113.6.8416.11.107 C:  Ken Hinkley
Geelong 4.4.284.9.336.10.469.13.67 C:  Chris Scott
  GEEL by 2PORT by 18PORT by 38PORT by 40  
Weather
min temp  10.7°C      max temp  22.2°C
rainfall  0.2mm    humidity  40%    air pressure  1018.7mb
wind speed 11km/h      wind direction  NE
Brownlow Medal 3 Travis Boak (PORT)2 Hamish Hartlett (PORT)1 Brad Ebert (PORT)

Match Report

Any lingering doubts about Port Adelaide's ability to "mix it with the big boys" have been well and truly dispelled after the Power scored a stunning 40-point victory over top side Geelong at Adelaide Oval in Sunday's twilight match. The Cats were able to stay with Port for a quarter but were now match for the Power beyond the first break as Ken Hinkley's men beat them in each of the last three quarters to record a convincing win.

Geelong made all the running in the early stages of the game but could not convert that into scoreboard dominance, with Steve Johnson's goal accompanied by behinds to Tom Hawkins, Jackson Sheringham and Jordan Murdoch. That saw the Cats out to a nine-point lead but a goal after a free from Matthew Lobbe saw Port score its first goal at the nine-minute mark and set the Power on its way. The two sides traded goals for the remainder of the term, with a major to George Horlin-Smith giving Geelong the edge at the first break.

As it had done in the first term, Geelong made the early running in the second quarter but was once again wasteful, with Horlin-Smith, Cameron Guthrie, Murdoch and Hawkins all registering minor scores. In contrast the Power made the most of their forward thrusts and goals to Robbie Gray, Matt White, Hamish Hartlett and Travis Boak saw Port take an 18-point lead into half time, the Cats having had a rare goalless term.

There was to be no repeat of the Cats making the early running in the third quarter. Instead, it was the Power who dominated proceedings and they did not waste their opportunities. Goals to Jay Schulz, Chad Wingard and Gray saw Port out to a 36-point lead before Mark Blicavs took advantage of a bad Power turnover ay the 16-minute mark to kick Geelong's first goal since the first quarter. Josh Walker followed up with another to give the Cats brief hope but Sam Gray and Lobbe saw out the term with goals that gave Port a commanding 38-point lead at the final change of ends.

The final term was academic in terms of the result. Geelong saved some face by kicking three goals for the quarter to match the Power but it was Port by nigh on seven goals when the final siren sounded.

Port's reward for its outstanding win is top place on the ladder. The Power have won five of six games, as have the Cats and Hawthorn but Port has a superior percentage. The Power will be favourites to build further on that percentage when they take on GWS at Manuka Oval next Saturday before hosting Fremantle in round eight. The Cats will return home licking their wounds and look to return to the winners list against Richmond next Sunday at the MCG before having bye the following week.

GOALS
Port Adelaide: Wingard 3; White, Boak, R.Gray, Hartlett, Lobbe 2; Young, Schulz, S.Gray
Geelong: Hawkins 3; Walker 2; Johnson, Horlin-Smith, Blicavs, Bartel

BEST - AFL.COM.AU
Port Adelaide: Boak, Ebert, Lobbe, Cornes, Gray, Hartlett
Geelong: Johnson, Duncan, Stokes, Kelly, Bartel, Guthrie

BEST - THEAGE.COM.AU
Port Adelaide: Boak, Brad Ebert, R. Gray, Cornes, Lobbe, Hartlett, Wingard, Hombsch
Geelong: Stokes, Duncan, Kelly, Johnson

COACHES' COMMENTS
Ken Hinkley (Port): It was a really strong performance today against great quality opposition. They're a fantastic team and we had to be at out absolute best and we appreciated the fact that we were able to play that way. We've had three games on the road, we've had some big build-ups and we've been able to handle the pressure most of the time.

Chris Scott (Geel): Our preparation was okay, we've got no excuses. We thought we were ready. Looking at the way the game was play when the heat was really on, I actually thought we were okay. I thought the scoreboard wasn't a fair reflection of the evenness of the game. The numbers don't always tell the story. But we weren't able to put pressure on them taking our opportunities and they certainly took theirs.

SUBSTITUTES
Port Adelaide: Sam Gray replaced by Jarman Impey at three-quarter time.
Geelong: Josh Walker replaced by Taylor Hunt in the second quarter.

UMPIRES: Fleer, Meredith, Mollison

TELEVISION BROADCAST: Fox Footy

COMMENTATORS: Anthony Hudson, Gerard Healy, Brad Johnson, Cameron Mooney

Source

Match Report by Andrew Gigacz

Footnotes

Video sourced from YouTube, courtesy of Port Adelaide Football Club

Match stats

Port Adelaide Match Stats Career
# Player K M H D G B HO T FF FA Age Games G
1 Boak, Travis 13 5 19 32 2 0 0 4 0 0 25y 269d 137 79
5 Broadbent, Matthew 16 4 2 18 0 1 0 2 0 0 23y 269d 85 38
27 Carlile, Alipate 4 2 6 10 0 0 0 0 1 1 26y 362d 138 5
25 Cassisi, Dom 9 2 6 15 0 0 0 0 3 2 31y 217d 221 73
18 Cornes, Kane 16 7 17 33 0 0 0 4 0 0 31y 112d 274 91
7 Ebert, Brad 20 5 8 28 0 0 5 5 2 2 24y 25d 128 68
9 Gray, Robbie 14 10 6 20 2 2 0 1 0 2 26y 28d 96 131
46 Gray, Sam 4 3 6 10 1 0 0 1 0 1 22y 85d 3 4
8 Hartlett, Hamish 18 8 11 29 2 1 0 2 1 0 23y 256d 74 43
36 Hombsch, Jack 17 9 8 25 0 0 0 4 0 0 21y 51d 20 0
24 Impey, Jarman 1 0 2 3 0 0 0 1 0 1 18y 292d 6 1
42 Jonas, Tom 6 4 9 15 0 0 0 2 0 0 23y 108d 40 0
23 Lobbe, Matthew 6 3 7 13 2 0 32 4 3 4 25y 74d 49 14
29 Pittard, Jasper 6 8 9 15 0 0 0 2 0 0 23y 26d 37 5
21 Polec, Jared 11 3 13 24 0 1 0 2 0 0 21y 197d 22 11
28 Schulz, Jay 7 5 2 9 1 0 0 2 1 0 29y 9d 148 231
12 Trengove, Jackson 7 2 5 12 0 1 6 1 1 0 23y 176d 84 7
39 Westhoff, Justin 8 3 4 12 0 1 0 2 0 0 27y 208d 140 185
19 White, Matthew 10 4 2 12 2 1 0 4 1 0 27y 12d 111 62
16 Wines, Ollie 5 3 19 24 0 0 5 5 1 0 19y 202d 30 14
20 Wingard, Chad 12 7 4 16 3 1 0 0 1 0 20y 272d 48 62
40 Young, Aaron 7 3 8 15 1 1 0 4 1 0 21y 142d 20 9
  Rushed   1  
  Totals 217 100 173 390 16 11 48 52 16 13 24y 154d 1911 1133
Geelong Match Stats Career
# Player K M H D G B HO T FF FA Age Games G
3 Bartel, Jimmy 16 8 8 24 1 0 0 2 0 1 30y 144d 255 173
46 Blicavs, Mark 5 4 8 13 1 0 10 1 0 3 23y 30d 28 8
31 Burbury, George 4 3 6 10 0 0 0 6 1 1 21y 315d 6 3
22 Duncan, Mitch 18 7 9 27 0 2 0 2 1 1 22y 321d 82 67
44 Enright, Corey 4 4 7 11 0 0 0 4 0 0 32y 225d 271 57
29 Guthrie, Cameron 10 5 9 19 0 1 0 3 1 1 21y 251d 46 8
26 Hawkins, Tom 8 5 1 9 3 2 0 2 0 0 25y 280d 129 236
33 Horlin-Smith, George 11 4 9 20 1 1 0 4 0 0 21y 126d 16 12
19 Hunt, Taylor 3 1 1 4 0 0 0 4 0 0 23y 173d 61 17
20 Johnson, Steve 14 4 11 25 1 0 0 6 1 0 30y 297d 221 412
9 Kelly, James 20 4 3 23 0 0 0 3 2 1 30y 119d 239 87
13 Lonergan, Tom 5 3 6 11 0 0 0 3 0 1 29y 345d 128 51
17 McIntosh, Hamish 6 3 3 9 0 0 19 2 2 1 29y 235d 113 63
21 Murdoch, Jordan 10 3 4 14 0 3 0 8 1 0 22y 35d 25 21
25 Rivers, Jared 6 6 5 11 0 0 0 2 0 1 29y 191d 165 18
14 Selwood, Joel 8 3 9 17 0 0 1 6 3 2 25y 336d 166 97
38 Sheringham, Jackson 6 3 6 12 0 1 0 2 0 0 25y 309d 8 1
27 Stokes, Mathew 13 6 15 28 0 0 0 1 1 0 29y 156d 161 194
7 Taylor, Harry 2 3 4 6 0 0 1 1 0 2 27y 319d 142 38
40 Thurlow, Jackson 8 2 2 10 0 0 0 4 0 0 20y 30d 5 1
5 Varcoe, Travis 9 4 12 21 0 1 0 4 0 1 26y 17d 121 126
34 Walker, Josh 4 4 1 5 2 0 0 2 0 0 21y 166d 11 7
  Rushed   2  
  Totals 190 89 139 329 9 13 31 72 13 16 26y 2d 2399 1697

Footnotes

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