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Hawthorn vs Port Adelaide

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Round: 21   Venue: Docklands   Date: Fri, 21-08-2015 7:50 pm   Crowd: 28,657  
Hawthorn 2.3.155.6.3611.7.7313.8.86 C:  Alastair Clarkson
Port Adelaide 4.5.297.5.4711.8.7416.12.108 C:  Ken Hinkley
  PORT by 14PORT by 11PORT by 1PORT by 22  
Weather
min temp  13.5°C      max temp  18.7°C
rainfall  0mm    humidity  59%    air pressure  1012.3mb
wind speed 19km/h      wind direction  N
Brownlow Medal 3 Robbie Gray (PORT)2 Chad Wingard (PORT)1 Sam Gray (PORT)

Match Report

Port Adelaide has upset Hawthorn for the second time this year, defeating the Hawks by 22 points to deliver a huge blow to the reigning premier's chances of a top-two finish. The Power led for the entire night but had to withstand a strong third-quarter comeback from Hawthorn which saw the difference just one point at the last change. Port weathered the storm and finished strongly to win by 22 points to leave the Hawks a game and a half adrift of second-placed West Coast. 

The Power was on song right from the beginning and Angus Monfries got them going with a goal at the three-minute mark. Liam Shiels responded with Hawthorn's first a minute later but Jay Schulz put the Power eight points clear with his first at the 10-minute mark. Cyril Rioli cut the margin back to two with a major two minutes later, but Monfries and then Chad Wingard closed out the quarter with goals to put Port 14 points ahead at the first change. 

Goals to Jake Neade and Hamish Hartlett saw Port Adelaide's lead jump out to 24 points at the 11-minute mark of the second term and the Hawks were starting to lose touch. But, as would be expected of a side pushing for a third consecutive flag, they fought back strongly in the second half of the quarter, kicking three of the next four goals through Jordan Lewis, Jarryd Roughead and Jack Gunston to be back within 11 at the main break. 

All expectations were that Hawthorn would hit back hard in the second half but there was no fightback in the first few minutes. It was Port, in fact, who looked the better side, with Monfries and Chad Wingard combining to kick three of the first goals of the third term to extend the lead back out to 23. Stung into action, the Hawks then finally hit back. Matt Suckling, Gunston and Roughead all kicked goals and Port's lead was back to four at the 17-minute mark. Hawthorn then added two of the next three and was within just one point of the Power at three-quarter time. 

Again the general feeling amongst pundits at the last term was that Hawthorn would come out strongly but again it was Port Adelaide that did so. The Power attacked relentlessly in the first 15 minutes and that attack yielded goals to Schulz, Wingard and Neade as they jumped to a 21-point lead. Rioli and Gunston replied for the Hawks to give them hope with time remaining but Port held firm and majors to Brendon Ah Chee and San Gray saw the Power to a fine 22-point win. 

Port's best included Robbie Gray (34 touches and four tackles), Wingard (20 possessions, four goals) and Sam Gray (34 disposals, three tackles), with Hawthorn well served by Jordan Lewis (26 touches, one goal) and Isaac Smith (26 possessions, eight marks).

The Hawks, who meet Brisbane and Carlton in the last two rounds, will do so without skipper Luke Hodge, suspended for two weeks for a crude bump on Wingard. Port, out of finals contention despite the win, will face Gold Coast and Fremantle in its last two matches. 

GOALS
Hawthorn: Gunston 3; Roughead, Suckling, Rioli 2; Shiels, Lewis, Burgoyne, Puopolo
Port Adelaide: Wingard 4; Monfries, Schulz 3; Neade 2; Hartlett, White, Ah Chee, S. Gray

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Hawthorn: Gibson, Lewis, Burgoyne, Smith, Mitchell, Gunston
Port Adelaide: R Gray, Ryder, Wingard, S.Gray, Westhoff, Pittard, Hombsch

BEST - THE SATURDAY AGE
Hawthorn: Lewis, Smith, Gibson
Port Adelaide: Wingard, R Gray, S Gray, Boak, Pittard, Ryder, Ebert, Krakouer

INJURIES 
Hawthorn: Hale (general soreness) replaced in selected side by Duryea
Port Adelaide: Nil

SUBSTITUTES
Hawthorn: Brian Lake replaced by Billy Hartung in the third quarter.
Port Adelaide: John Butcher replaced by Kane Mitchell in the final quarter.

UMIRES: Bannister, Stevic, Findlay

TELEVISION BROADCAST: Seven Network

COMMENTATORS: Bruce McAvaney, Dennis Cometti, Wayne Carey, Cameron Ling, Matthew Richardson

Source

Match Report by Andrew Gigacz

Footnotes

Video sourced from YouTube, courtesy of the AFL.

Match stats

Hawthorn Match Stats Career
# Player K M H D G B HO T FF FA Age Games G
14 Birchall, Grant 15 5 6 21 0 1 0 2 0 0 27y 205d 210 29
22 Breust, Luke 11 3 1 12 0 0 1 1 2 1 24y 283d 111 217
9 Burgoyne, Shaun 8 4 9 17 1 1 0 7 1 2 32y 304d 289 241
8 Duryea, Taylor 18 10 2 20 0 0 0 2 3 0 24y 119d 57 11
12 Frawley, James 7 7 4 11 0 0 0 2 0 0 26y 335d 151 18
6 Gibson, Josh 15 9 9 24 0 0 0 2 0 1 31y 161d 184 2
19 Gunston, Jack 13 9 4 17 3 1 0 1 1 0 23y 309d 99 207
40 Hartung, Billy 3 3 4 7 0 0 0 0 0 0 20y 209d 24 14
10 Hill, Bradley 10 3 7 17 0 1 0 2 0 0 22y 43d 69 42
15 Hodge, Luke 12 2 7 19 0 0 5 4 2 2 31y 67d 267 182
17 Lake, Brian 2 2 3 5 0 0 0 2 1 0 33y 175d 245 34
3 Lewis, Jordan 15 5 11 26 1 0 3 2 1 2 29y 119d 234 130
7 McEvoy, Ben 2 3 12 14 0 0 22 2 1 0 26y 41d 117 42
5 Mitchell, Sam 15 3 12 27 0 0 1 3 0 2 32y 313d 280 67
28 Puopolo, Paul 4 1 5 9 1 0 0 5 4 0 27y 262d 106 96
33 Rioli, Cyril 5 3 5 10 2 0 0 2 1 1 26y 38d 152 213
2 Roughead, Jarryd 10 5 5 15 2 2 5 1 0 1 28y 210d 225 477
25 Schoenmakers, Ryan 9 5 2 11 0 1 0 1 2 0 24y 286d 92 24
26 Shiels, Liam 7 2 8 15 1 0 0 4 1 3 24y 114d 118 41
16 Smith, Isaac 14 8 12 26 0 0 1 4 0 0 26y 234d 105 94
24 Stratton, Ben 10 7 2 12 0 0 0 3 0 1 26y 173d 111 1
4 Suckling, Matt 9 4 2 11 2 1 0 4 1 0 27y 27d 96 45
  Totals 214 103 132 346 13 8 38 56 21 16 27y 83d 3342 2227
Port Adelaide Match Stats Career
# Player K M H D G B HO T FF FA Age Games G
41 Ah Chee, Brendon 10 6 15 25 1 0 1 6 1 0 21y 243d 9 5
1 Boak, Travis 16 6 14 30 0 2 0 5 0 0 27y 20d 175 106
5 Broadbent, Matthew 12 8 8 20 0 0 0 2 0 0 25y 20d 123 41
11 Butcher, John 6 4 2 8 0 0 0 0 0 0 24y 49d 26 35
7 Ebert, Brad 12 6 12 24 0 1 2 3 0 1 25y 141d 167 85
9 Gray, Robbie 14 4 20 34 0 2 0 4 1 1 27y 144d 134 183
46 Gray, Sam 17 3 17 34 1 1 0 3 2 0 23y 201d 15 9
8 Hartlett, Hamish 16 8 10 26 1 0 0 6 4 1 25y 7d 110 64
36 Hombsch, Jack 2 1 7 9 0 0 0 2 0 1 22y 167d 59 0
24 Impey, Jarman 7 6 6 13 0 0 0 2 1 1 20y 43d 33 4
42 Jonas, Tom 7 4 5 12 0 0 0 2 1 3 24y 224d 71 1
48 Krakouer, Nathan 11 4 9 20 0 0 0 2 0 1 27y 108d 65 19
2 Mitchell, Kane 0 1 2 2 0 0 0 1 0 1 25y 263d 31 18
6 Monfries, Angus 9 4 4 13 3 0 0 0 2 2 28y 214d 209 248
3 Neade, Jake 5 2 9 14 2 1 0 2 0 0 21y 84d 33 29
13 O'Shea, Cam 11 5 3 14 0 0 0 2 1 1 23y 161d 66 7
29 Pittard, Jasper 20 10 7 27 0 0 0 1 0 2 24y 142d 74 9
4 Ryder, Paddy 8 5 6 14 0 0 40 1 2 4 27y 160d 186 133
28 Schulz, Jay 5 4 2 7 3 0 0 2 0 2 30y 125d 186 319
39 Westhoff, Justin 15 4 9 24 0 0 5 3 0 0 28y 324d 179 225
19 White, Matthew 13 6 2 15 1 2 0 2 0 0 28y 128d 143 92
20 Wingard, Chad 16 5 4 20 4 1 0 1 1 0 22y 23d 87 146
  Rushed   2  
  Totals 232 106 173 405 16 12 48 52 16 21 25y 69d 2181 1778

Match highlights

Robbie Gray had 20 handballs for Port Adelaide vs. Hawthorn (AFL, Premiership Season, R21)
Chad Wingard kicked his 50th goal for the season for Port Adelaide vs. Hawthorn (AFL, Premiership Season, R21)

Footnotes

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