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Richmond vs Port Adelaide

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Round: 6   Venue: M.C.G.   Date: Sat, 30-04-2016 7:25 pm   Crowd: 27,077  
Richmond 2.2.145.4.348.10.588.11.59 C:  Damien Hardwick
Port Adelaide 2.7.197.10.5211.13.7913.16.94 C:  Ken Hinkley
  PORT by 5PORT by 18PORT by 21PORT by 35  
Weather
min temp  16.4°C      max temp  24.1°C
rainfall  6.2mm    humidity  72%    air pressure  1009.9mb
wind speed 7km/h      wind direction  N
Brownlow Medal 3 Matthew Broadbent (PORT)2 Travis Boak (PORT)1 Shaun Grigg (RICH)

Match Report

Two sides that needed a win to stay in touch with the top eight - Richmond and Port Adelaide - locked swords at the MCG on Saturday night and it was the Power which came through at the end of a tough affair to win by 35 points, condemning the Tigers to a 1-5 record after six rounds and 15th place on the ladder. Port was expected to struggle, having lost three important players, Jackson Trengove to suspension and Robbie Gray and Chad Wingard to injury, but a solid effort throughout the night saw the Power win all four quarters, keeping at bay a disappointing Richmond. 

The Tigers started strongly enough, and after registering a couple of behinds within the first minutes, Shaun Grigg and Jack Riewoldt had goals own the board to see Richmond ahead by 14 points at the 10-minute mark. But momentum turned 180 degrees after that, with Port attacking constantly. The Power managed only behinds at first, kicking four in a row before was infringed upon in a marking contest and kicked their first goal. They added two more behinds before Charlie Dixon marked and kicked truly and at quarter time, Port led 2.7 to 2.2. 

Richmond began strongly again in the second term and a quick centre clearance had Ty Vickery kicking a goal after just 15 seconds to give the Tigers a one-point lead. Shaun Grigg had a chance to extend that lead but missed a running shot and Port then took over, as it had in the first. The Power kicked the next three goals via Aaron Young, Jake Neade and Justin Westhoff to jump out to a 16-point lead and condemn Richmond to playing catch-up football for the rest of the night. Each sided added a goal before half time and it was Port by 18 at the long break. 

Just as they had in the first two quarters, the Tigers attacked early in the third, but Sam Lloyd and Vickery both missed gettable shots an Port again made them pay with a major to Travis Boak at the three-minute mark. Dustin Martin pulled one back a minute later to cut the margin to 14 but Neade's second had Port in front by 22 after seven minutes. Brett Deledio, returning from injury and playing his first game of 2016 cut the deficit to 14 once more but the Power kicking two of the last three goals of the term to lead by 21 points at 'orange' time. 

With their season arguably on the line, the Tigers needed a strong last term. Amazingly, apart from an early rushed behind, they did not score at all. While this was a credit to Port's solid defence, it was a terribly disappointing effort from Richmond. The Power added 2.3 of their own in the final term to win by a comfortable 35 points and stay within a game of the top eight.

Best for Port included Jared Polec (23 possessions, six marks) and Matthew Broadbent (25 disposals, three marks), while Dustin Martin (31 touches and a goal) was a standout for Richmond. 

Port will push for a place in the eight with a home game at the Adelaide Oval on Sunday, while the Tigers will face another tough challenge on Friday night at the MCG against reigning premier Hawthorn. 

GOALS
Richmond: Riewoldt 3; Grigg 2; Vickery, Martin, Deledio
Port Adelaide: Impey 3; Dixon, Young, Neade 2; Westoff, Broadbent, Boak, Krakouer

BEST - THE AGE
Richmond:
Martin, Houli, Grigg, Riewoldt
Port Adelaide: Polec, Pittard, Broadbent, Wines, Dixon

BEST - AFL.COM.AU
Richmond: Martin, Grigg, Houli, Edwards, B. Ellis, Riewoldt
Port Adelaide: Broadbent, Polec, Wines, Impey, Boak, Hartlett, O'She

INJURIES
Richmond: Lambert (ribs/lung/kidneys)
Port Adelaide: Nil

UMPIRES: Rosebury, Mollison, Roberts

TELEVISION BROADCAST: Fox Footy

COMMENTATORS: Eddie McGuire, Dwayne Russell, Gerard Healy, Jonathan Brown, David King

Source

Match Report by Andrew Gigacz

Footnotes

Video sourced from YouTube, courtesy of the AFL.

Match stats

Richmond Match Stats Career
# Player K M H D G B HO T FF FA Age Games G
12 Astbury, David 7 4 9 16 0 0 0 0 1 0 25y 64d 47 8
11 Batchelor, Jake 9 4 4 13 0 0 0 2 1 2 24y 77d 77 4
46 Castagna, Jason 6 2 5 11 0 0 0 2 1 1 19y 293d 1 0
25 Chaplin, Troy 10 6 5 15 0 0 0 4 0 0 30y 67d 211 15
9 Cotchin, Trent 10 0 9 19 0 0 0 2 1 0 26y 23d 159 92
3 Deledio, Brett 10 2 12 22 1 1 0 6 0 0 29y 12d 233 174
10 Edwards, Shane 10 3 17 27 0 0 0 3 2 1 27y 188d 173 117
5 Ellis, Brandon 17 9 9 26 0 2 0 5 0 1 22y 271d 94 35
32 Ellis, Corey 12 3 11 23 0 0 0 4 0 0 19y 204d 12 4
6 Grigg, Shaun 17 4 15 32 2 2 1 6 1 0 28y 11d 152 71
16 Hampson, Shaun 1 1 6 7 0 0 39 2 1 1 28y 40d 83 34
14 Houli, Bachar 19 7 15 34 0 0 0 3 0 0 27y 354d 143 33
23 Lambert, Kane 2 0 2 4 0 0 0 1 0 0 24y 156d 19 13
27 Lloyd, Sam 9 2 5 14 0 2 0 3 1 1 26y 58d 26 34
20 Maric, Ivan 3 1 1 4 0 0 22 1 1 3 30y 117d 156 61
4 Martin, Dustin 19 5 12 31 1 0 0 4 2 2 24y 309d 137 144
37 Menadue, Connor 4 2 9 13 0 0 0 3 2 0 19y 224d 11 3
26 Miles, Anthony 8 4 14 22 0 0 0 3 0 1 24y 62d 51 15
38 Morris, Steven 4 2 8 12 0 0 0 4 1 0 27y 121d 81 11
8 Riewoldt, Jack 8 5 5 13 3 0 2 1 0 2 27y 182d 186 451
17 Rioli, Daniel 3 2 4 7 0 0 0 7 1 1 19y 14d 5 4
29 Vickery, Ty 4 4 8 12 1 1 0 5 2 1 25y 335d 108 143
  Rushed   3  
  Totals 192 72 185 377 8 11 64 71 18 17 25y 128d 2165 1466
Port Adelaide Match Stats Career
# Player K M H D G B HO T FF FA Age Games G
41 Ah Chee, Brendon 9 4 6 15 0 1 0 7 0 0 22y 131d 16 7
1 Boak, Travis 14 3 8 22 1 0 1 4 1 2 27y 273d 183 111
5 Broadbent, Matthew 15 3 10 25 1 2 0 2 1 0 25y 273d 131 44
33 Byrne-Jones, Darcy 10 4 6 16 0 0 0 3 0 0 20y 223d 4 2
22 Dixon, Charlie 5 5 9 14 2 1 7 3 0 1 25y 220d 71 106
7 Ebert, Brad 9 3 7 16 0 2 1 7 1 1 26y 28d 175 91
46 Gray, Sam 9 3 7 16 0 3 0 7 1 0 24y 89d 23 10
8 Hartlett, Hamish 11 4 11 22 0 1 1 4 2 0 25y 260d 116 65
36 Hombsch, Jack 8 4 4 12 0 0 0 5 3 1 23y 54d 67 0
32 Howard, Dougal 6 2 2 8 0 0 8 4 1 1 20y 36d 2 1
24 Impey, Jarman 8 6 5 13 3 0 0 4 1 2 20y 296d 39 7
42 Jonas, Tom 6 2 7 13 0 0 0 3 0 1 25y 112d 79 1
48 Krakouer, Nathan 9 5 5 14 1 0 0 5 1 0 27y 361d 68 21
3 Neade, Jake 5 1 1 6 2 0 0 4 3 2 21y 337d 40 34
13 O'Shea, Cam 12 5 8 20 0 0 0 3 1 1 24y 48d 70 7
29 Pittard, Jasper 13 6 7 20 0 0 0 4 0 1 25y 29d 82 10
21 Polec, Jared 15 6 8 23 0 0 0 4 0 0 23y 201d 50 29
14 Stewart, Paul 8 3 6 14 0 0 0 3 1 0 28y 295d 90 33
18 Toumpas, Jimmy 8 5 6 14 0 0 0 8 0 1 22y 119d 32 6
39 Westhoff, Justin 14 8 7 21 1 2 5 3 0 0 29y 212d 187 235
16 Wines, Ollie 8 4 12 20 0 1 1 7 0 2 21y 206d 68 32
40 Young, Aaron 4 5 7 11 2 0 0 5 0 2 23y 146d 47 25
  Rushed   3  
  Totals 206 91 149 355 13 16 24 99 17 18 24y 129d 1640 877

Match highlights

Jason Castagna debuted for Richmond (AFL, Premiership Season, R6)

Footnotes

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