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Port Adelaide vs Hawthorn

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Round: 10   Venue: Adelaide Oval   Date: Sat, 24-05-2014 7:10 pm   Crowd: 52,233  
Port Adelaide 4.2.268.3.5111.7.7315.10.100 C:  Ken Hinkley
Hawthorn 2.3.154.4.2810.6.6613.8.86 C:  Alastair Clarkson
  PORT by 11PORT by 23PORT by 7PORT by 14  
Weather
min temp  11.8°C      max temp  24.8°C
rainfall  0mm    humidity  67%    air pressure  1013.2mb
wind speed 7km/h      wind direction  NE
Brownlow Medal 3 Travis Boak (PORT)2 Jordan Lewis (HAW)1 Jared Polec (PORT)

Match Report

Port Adelaide has strengthened its hold on top place on the ladder with a fighting win over a gallant but undermanned Hawthorn in front of a record crowd at the Adelaide Oval on Saturday night. 52,233 fans - a record crowd for an AFL match in South Australia saw the Power lead for the entire night, by as much as 30 points half way through the third quarter, before withstanding a late Hawk charge to sneak home by 14 points.

The Power started the stronger in the first term against the weakened Hawks, still without Sam Mitchell, Cyril Rioli and Brian Lake through injury, and kicked the first two goals of the match to skip away to an early 13-point lead. Hawthorn managed to match them for the rest of that quarter, each side kicking two further goals before the first break, and Port Adelaide led by 11 points at quarter time.

Port replicated the first term opening with the first two goals of the second - again to Monfries and Wingard - before the remainder of the quarter also replicated that of the first, with both sides kicking two more goals before the half-time siren sounded. At that point Port led 8.3.51 to 4.4.28.

Hawthorn broke the pattern in the third quarter, with Luke Breust kicking the first goal of the term, before Angus Monfries responded with his third to restore a four-goal buffer for the Power. Port then kicked two of the next three, including a fourth to Monfries, to take the lead out to a game-high 30 points at the 16-minute mark. Then, suddenly, against the trend of the match Hawthorn became a potent force. Within a seven-minute period, Jordan Lewis had kicked two goals and Billy Hartung and Breust one each, and when the three-quarter time siren sounded, the Hawks were only seven points down and with all of the momentum heading their way.

But the final change gave Port a chance to regroup and two goals to Hamish Hartlett in the first five minutes of the last term saw the Power back out to a 20-point lead. Hawthorn continued to fight, kicking three goals to two in the last 25 minutes of the game, but their brave effort came to an end with Port 13 points ahead of them.

Captain Travis Boak (34 disposals, seven tackles and a goal) played a fine game for the Power, getting good support from Jared Polec (26 possessions, one goal) and Brad Ebert (28 touches and six tackles), while Hawthorn was well served by Jordan Lewis (38 possessions and two goals) and Matt Suckling (28 disposals and four tackles).

A game clear on top of the ladder, Port's next assignment will be against Melbourne in the first AFL match for premiership points at Traeger Park in Alice Springs. Hawthorn, still in the top four with a 6-3 record, will play GWS at the MCG on Sunday.

GOALS
Port Adelaide: Monfries 4; Wingard 3; Gray, Hartlett 2; Boak, Polec, Schulz, Mitchell
Hawthorn: Gunston, Breust 3; Lewis, Burgoyne 2; Birchall, Shiels, Hartung

BEST - AFL.COM.AU
Port Adelaide: Boak, Ebert, Polec, Wines, Cornes, Wingard
Hawthorn: Lewis, Suckling, Burgoyne, Smith, Gunston, Shiels

BEST - THE AGE
Port Adelaide: Boak, Polec, Lobbe, Ebert, Wingard, White
Hawthorn: Lewis, Suckling, Puopolo, Burgoyne, Gunston, Breust

COACHES COMMENTS
Ken Hinkley (Port): It was a pretty solid game of footy. The Hawks, a Clarko-coached team, they're going to come and give you everything, and that's why they've been up the top for such a long period of time. Sometimes you have to find a way to get the job done and to our credit we were able to find that way. We were feeling reasonably strong through most of the evening. We got to that 30-point margin but to their credit they kicked those three goals late in the their quarter and put the game back on edge. It was a pretty tough game right to the end.

Alastair Clarkson (Haw): We just lacked a bit of polish with the footy. Some of that was a little bit of our inexperience, some of that was good pressure by the Port Adelaide side. We made some errors. Over the course of the night, Port Adelaide seemed too get their goals a hell of a lot easier than what we did. We only lost by two in the end, so we hung in there, we just couldn't quite peg them back.

INJURIES
Port Adelaide: Nil
Hawthorn: McEvoy (hamstring)

SUBSTITUTES
Port Adelaide: Angus Monfries replaced by Aaron Young at three-quarter time.
Hawthorn: Ben McEvoy (hamstring) replaced by Jonathan Simpkin at half-time.

UMPIRES: Farmer, Hosking, Findlay

TELEVISION BROADCAST: Seven Network

COMMENTATORS: Brian Taylor, Luke Darcy, Matthew Richardson, Cameron Ling

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 16 4 18 34 1 0 0 7 1 1 25y 296d 140 80
5 Broadbent, Matthew 16 5 5 21 0 0 0 1 0 0 23y 296d 88 38
27 Carlile, Alipate 7 6 5 12 0 0 0 2 0 1 27y 24d 140 5
25 Cassisi, Dom 4 2 5 9 0 0 0 1 0 2 31y 244d 224 73
18 Cornes, Kane 15 5 10 25 0 1 0 2 0 1 31y 139d 277 91
7 Ebert, Brad 15 7 13 28 0 0 1 6 1 1 24y 52d 131 68
9 Gray, Robbie 10 2 8 18 2 0 0 3 2 0 26y 55d 99 134
8 Hartlett, Hamish 7 3 7 14 2 1 0 2 0 1 23y 283d 76 45
36 Hombsch, Jack 6 6 2 8 0 1 0 3 0 0 21y 78d 23 0
24 Impey, Jarman 9 4 3 12 0 0 0 1 1 0 18y 319d 9 2
23 Lobbe, Matthew 3 2 10 13 0 0 34 5 0 2 25y 101d 51 14
37 Mitchell, Kane 9 5 6 15 1 0 0 8 0 1 24y 174d 15 11
6 Monfries, Angus 6 2 4 10 4 1 0 4 1 1 27y 125d 180 213
29 Pittard, Jasper 10 3 4 14 0 0 0 1 0 0 23y 53d 40 6
21 Polec, Jared 15 8 11 26 1 0 0 1 0 2 21y 224d 25 15
28 Schulz, Jay 3 0 3 6 1 0 0 2 1 0 29y 36d 151 239
12 Trengove, Jackson 8 6 9 17 0 0 7 1 0 0 23y 203d 87 7
39 Westhoff, Justin 11 8 4 15 0 1 1 1 1 2 27y 235d 143 185
19 White, Matthew 5 2 7 12 0 0 0 1 0 1 27y 39d 114 67
16 Wines, Ollie 12 3 10 22 0 0 4 7 1 2 19y 229d 33 15
20 Wingard, Chad 8 1 7 15 3 3 0 2 3 0 20y 299d 51 73
40 Young, Aaron 0 0 5 5 0 0 0 1 0 1 21y 169d 23 10
  Rushed   2  
  Totals 195 84 156 351 15 10 47 62 12 19 24y 283d 2120 1391
Hawthorn Match Stats Career
# Player K M H D G B HO T FF FA Age Games G
14 Birchall, Grant 13 4 9 22 1 0 0 2 3 1 26y 116d 178 25
22 Breust, Luke 10 2 4 14 3 0 0 4 1 0 23y 194d 75 142
9 Burgoyne, Shaun 14 1 10 24 2 0 1 5 0 0 31y 215d 253 228
18 Ceglar, Jonathon 7 6 8 15 0 0 9 0 3 0 23y 99d 5 1
8 Duryea, Taylor 12 6 4 16 0 0 0 2 0 1 23y 30d 27 2
19 Gunston, Jack 12 10 4 16 3 1 0 1 0 1 22y 220d 65 127
20 Hale, David 2 1 4 6 0 1 14 4 0 0 30y 2d 206 191
38 Hallahan, Mitch 9 4 11 20 1 3 0 7 0 1 21y 274d 5 2
40 Hartung, Billy 11 3 6 17 1 0 0 2 1 0 19y 120d 3 2
10 Hill, Bradley 8 2 10 18 0 0 0 4 0 1 20y 319d 38 26
15 Hodge, Luke 11 3 9 20 0 0 2 1 3 1 29y 343d 235 157
29 Langford, Will 5 2 9 14 0 0 0 4 0 0 21y 325d 9 1
3 Lewis, Jordan 16 7 22 38 2 0 1 2 2 0 28y 30d 202 113
7 McEvoy, Ben 0 2 5 5 0 0 9 0 0 0 24y 317d 98 30
28 Puopolo, Paul 8 3 14 22 0 0 0 5 0 0 26y 173d 72 56
25 Schoenmakers, Ryan 12 5 7 19 0 0 0 3 0 2 23y 197d 67 9
12 Sewell, Brad 8 1 10 18 0 0 0 3 1 0 30y 111d 191 28
26 Shiels, Liam 12 4 11 23 0 0 0 9 1 1 23y 25d 86 26
32 Simpkin, Jonathan 9 0 9 18 0 1 0 2 2 0 26y 208d 26 11
16 Smith, Isaac 16 5 11 27 0 0 3 5 0 0 25y 145d 71 62
24 Stratton, Ben 8 6 10 18 0 0 0 5 1 2 25y 84d 81 1
4 Suckling, Matt 17 8 11 28 0 1 0 4 1 1 25y 303d 63 31
  Rushed   1  
  Totals 220 85 198 418 13 8 39 74 19 12 25y 59d 2056 1271

Footnotes

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