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Port Adelaide vs Fremantle

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Round: 8   Venue: Adelaide Oval   Date: Sat, 10-05-2014 1:10 pm   Crowd: 38,234  
Port Adelaide 2.4.164.8.328.10.5813.16.94 C:  Ken Hinkley
Fremantle 1.3.96.6.429.9.6311.10.76 C:  Ross Lyon
  PORT by 7FREO by 10FREO by 5PORT by 18  
Weather
min temp  13.0°C      max temp  19.4°C
rainfall  21.6mm    humidity  70%    air pressure  1019.5mb
wind speed 15km/h      wind direction  NW
Brownlow Medal 3 Chad Wingard (PORT)2 Nat Fyfe (FREO)1 Travis Boak (PORT)

Match Report

The first part of the 2014 season has thrown up one test after another for the Port Adelaide Football Club and the Power keeps passing each one as it comes. It did so with flying colours in its latest one against Fremantle on Saturday, defeating the Dockers by 18 points to take its season record to 7-1, the best-ever start in its 18-season history.

In a typically defensive first quarter effort, Ross Lyon's men kept Port Adelaide to two goals (one each to Jay Schulz and Kane Mitchell), while kicking one of their own through Matt De Boer to trail by seven points at the first break. The Dockers then dominated much of the second term, kicking five goals to two, easily their best return for the match, to take a 10-point lead into half time.

Port Adelaide struck first in the second half, with a mark and goal to Chad Wingard reducing the margin to five points at the three-minute mark but Chris Mayne responded for the Dockers five minutes later to restore the buffer to 11 points. Wingard kicked another at the 15-minute mark but Fremantle answered again through Nathan Fyfe and the difference was again 11 as the third quarter entered time on. The trading of goals continued as Mitchell kicked his second for Port, Zac Clarke his second for Fremantle and Wingard his third for the Power to round out the quarter. At the last change. Fremantle led by five points.

The Power have become renowned for their strong finishes to matches and the crowd was keen to see if that could maintain that reputation against last year's Grand Finalists. They did not need to wait long for an answer. Matt White put the Power in front in the first two minutes of the final term and Port Adelaide did not surrender the lead from that point on. White followed up with another major and then Jasper Pittard, Wingard and Aaron Young all added goals to put the result beyond doubt, the Power finishing the game 18 points to the good after a couple of late Docker goals.

Best for the Power included Wingard (five goals and 17 disposals), Brad Ebert (eight tackles, eight marks, 20 possessions) and Mitchell (eight tackles and 20 touches), while Nat Fyfe (34 disposals, seven marks) and Aaron Sandilands (41 hitouts and 14 possessions) stood out for the Dockers.

Port's win and a Hawthorn loss to Sydney on Friday night sees the Power, who will have a bye in round nine, back at the head of the ladder. The Dockers are very much "in the ruck", in eighth position on the ladder with four wins and four losses, and face a tough home assignment against Geelong next Saturday night before they have their week off.

GOALS
Port Adelaide: Wingard 5; Mitchell, White 2; Schulz, Wines, Young, Pittard
Fremantle: Clarke 3; Suban, Fyfe 2; de Boer, Pavlich, Hill, Mayne

BEST - AFL.COM.AU
Port Adelaide: Wingard, Ebert, Wines, Mitchell, Gray, Trengove
Fremantle: Fyfe, Sandilands, Mundy, Mzungu, Barlow, Neale

BEST - SPORTAL.COM.AU
Port Adelaide: Wingard, Ebert, Mitchell, Gray, Wines
Fremantle: Fyfe, Clarke, Sandilands, Mundy, Suban

COACHES' COMMENTS
Ken Hinkley (Port): I'm really pleased for the boys. We're eight rounds in and we've been going [the pre-season training camp in] Dubai. We've had to work really hard and we keep on going but we look forward to a little bit of a break now and the boys thoroughly deserve three or four days off. I thought it was a great game of really hard, tough, pressure footy.

Ross Lyon (Frem): The bottom line is this: when the last quarter was up for grabs, they dominated ground ball. In all those simple but key indicators of winning the ball and getting it forward, we struggled. All credit to them. When the game was up for grabs, they won the ball really well, they won the clearances and they drove the ball forward.

INJURIES
Port Adelaide: Matthew Lobbe (calf) replaced in selected side by Brent Renouf
Fremantle: Nil

SUBSTITUTES
Port Adelaide: Brent Renouf replaced by Aaron Young at three-quarter time.
Fremantle: Stephen Hill replaced by Clancee Pearce in the third quarter.

UMPIRES: Rosebury, Kamolins, Harris

TELEVISION BROADCAST: Fox Footy

COMMENTATORS: Anthony Hudson, Dermott Brereton, Mark Ricciuto, Cameron Mooney

Source

Match Report by Andrew Gigacz

Footnotes

Video sourced from YouTube, courtesy of AFL Media.

Match stats

Port Adelaide Match Stats Career
# Player K M H D G B HO T FF FA Age Games G
1 Boak, Travis 11 4 17 28 0 0 0 3 0 0 25y 282d 139 79
5 Broadbent, Matthew 11 4 5 16 0 0 0 1 0 0 23y 282d 87 38
27 Carlile, Alipate 7 1 4 11 0 0 0 3 1 0 27y 10d 139 5
25 Cassisi, Dom 2 0 13 15 0 0 0 4 0 0 31y 230d 223 73
18 Cornes, Kane 15 4 14 29 0 0 0 5 1 0 31y 125d 276 91
7 Ebert, Brad 13 8 7 20 0 0 3 8 0 1 24y 38d 130 68
9 Gray, Robbie 15 5 15 30 0 0 0 2 1 0 26y 41d 98 132
8 Hartlett, Hamish 8 3 11 19 0 0 1 9 1 0 23y 269d 75 43
36 Hombsch, Jack 7 5 3 10 0 0 0 2 0 0 21y 64d 22 0
24 Impey, Jarman 6 2 4 10 0 0 0 1 0 0 18y 305d 8 2
37 Mitchell, Kane 15 5 5 20 2 1 0 8 1 1 24y 160d 14 10
6 Monfries, Angus 8 2 12 20 0 0 0 2 0 0 27y 111d 179 209
29 Pittard, Jasper 16 3 6 22 1 1 0 0 1 1 23y 39d 39 6
21 Polec, Jared 7 0 11 18 0 2 1 4 2 0 21y 210d 24 14
34 Renouf, Brent 1 1 2 3 0 1 13 1 0 3 26y 7d 68 13
28 Schulz, Jay 4 3 1 5 1 1 0 4 1 3 29y 22d 150 238
12 Trengove, Jackson 9 3 5 14 0 0 11 6 2 0 23y 189d 86 7
39 Westhoff, Justin 11 9 8 19 0 1 3 2 2 0 27y 221d 142 185
19 White, Matthew 7 3 10 17 2 1 0 3 0 1 27y 25d 113 67
16 Wines, Ollie 11 7 16 27 1 2 3 3 3 0 19y 215d 32 15
20 Wingard, Chad 13 5 4 17 5 2 0 2 1 1 20y 285d 50 70
40 Young, Aaron 2 1 4 6 1 0 0 2 0 0 21y 155d 22 10
  Rushed   4  
  Totals 199 78 177 376 13 16 35 75 17 11 24y 282d 2116 1375
Fremantle Match Stats Career
# Player K M H D G B HO T FF FA Age Games G
1 Ballantyne, Hayden 7 1 2 9 0 1 0 5 1 0 26y 298d 93 140
21 Barlow, Michael 10 3 13 23 0 0 1 5 2 0 26y 143d 74 45
30 Clarke, Zac 5 4 5 10 3 1 9 1 0 1 24y 43d 58 34
15 Crowley, Ryan 16 5 5 21 0 0 0 1 0 1 30y 66d 172 113
17 Crozier, Hayden 4 3 8 12 0 0 0 4 0 1 20y 137d 17 10
9 de Boer, Matt 10 7 11 21 1 0 0 4 0 0 24y 61d 109 42
41 Duffield, Paul 8 2 5 13 0 0 0 5 0 2 29y 94d 141 30
7 Fyfe, Nat 17 7 17 34 2 0 0 3 0 0 22y 234d 78 60
32 Hill, Stephen 10 2 5 15 1 0 0 1 1 0 24y 9d 115 70
37 Johnson, Michael 11 10 7 18 0 0 0 0 0 0 29y 202d 180 62
23 Mayne, Chris 8 4 7 15 1 2 0 3 0 0 25y 189d 112 141
16 Mundy, David 14 7 17 31 0 2 0 3 0 1 28y 294d 194 76
13 Mzungu, Tendai 16 11 6 22 0 1 0 5 0 0 28y 71d 71 45
27 Neale, Lachie 13 3 15 28 0 0 0 3 0 3 20y 351d 30 16
29 Pavlich, Matthew 4 4 8 12 1 1 0 3 0 0 32y 130d 299 598
46 Pearce, Clancee 3 1 6 9 0 0 0 3 0 0 23y 199d 74 31
6 Pearce, Danyle 8 1 8 16 0 0 0 5 0 2 28y 33d 187 92
31 Sandilands, Aaron 2 4 12 14 0 0 41 3 2 0 31y 155d 201 77
36 Silvagni, Alex 10 4 2 12 0 0 0 3 3 2 26y 223d 40 10
34 Spurr, Lee 6 4 3 9 0 0 0 3 0 1 26y 287d 44 2
8 Suban, Nick 13 2 3 16 2 1 0 3 1 1 24y 1d 91 37
33 Sutcliffe, Cam 9 3 10 19 0 0 0 7 1 2 21y 352d 31 9
  Rushed   1  
  Totals 204 92 175 379 11 10 51 73 11 17 26y 63d 2411 1740

Match highlights

Jay Schulz played his 150th V/AFL game: Port Adelaide vs. Fremantle (AFL, Premiership Season, R8)

Footnotes

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