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Sydney vs Port Adelaide

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Round: 1   Venue: S.C.G.   Date: Sat, 25-03-2017 4:35 pm   Crowd: 33,129  
Sydney 4.3.278.5.5310.6.6612.10.82 C:  John Longmire
Port Adelaide 4.2.269.3.5714.4.8817.8.110 C:  Ken Hinkley
  SYD by 1PORT by 4PORT by 22PORT by 28  
Weather
min temp  19.2°C      max temp  24.5°C
rainfall  4.8mm    humidity  64%    air pressure  1014.1mb
wind speed 15km/h      wind direction  ENE
Brownlow Medal 3 Lance 'Buddy' Franklin (SYD)2 Travis Boak (PORT)1 Ollie Wines (PORT)

Match Report

It only took until the third match of the 2017 AFL season for the first upset of the season to occur, and it was a major upset at that. Very few tipsters would have given Port Adelaide any chance of a win against last year's Grand Finalists Sydney, but the Power were switched on from the start and, after Sam Reid some Reid took a strong mark to give the Swans the first goal of the match, Port held sway for much of the rest of the afternoon to record a shock 28-point win at the SCG.

After Reid had kicked that opening goal, Port Adelaide attacked incessantly for the next 12 minutes to score three goals - the first to Jackson Trengove and then the next couple to Charlie Dixon - and set up a two-goal lead. The Swans pulled one back with a goal to Daniel Robinson and then Lance Franklin and Reid added another brace of majors to see Sydney regain the lead late in the term. Port hit back just before the siren, though, with first-gamer Sam Powell-Pepper kicking a goal with his first kick in league football. At the first break, Sydney held a slender one-point lead.

Any thought of Port being a one-quarter wonder quickly disappeared when the second term began, as Aaron Young and Travis Boak added goals within the first two minutes to grab an 11-point lead. Reid's second saw the margin back to five points and Franklin also kicked a second goal soon after and the Swans were back in front after 12 minutes. They extended their lead to eight points with Josh Kennedy's first goal at the 18-minute mark. The Power hit their straps in time on, though, and kicked three goals to one in that period - two to Chad Wingard - to take a four-point lead into the long break.

Boak opened the scoring in the third term with a goal to Boak but Franklin's third at the three-minute mark had Sydney back within four points. Byrne-Jones for Port and Tippett for Sydney traded further goals but the the Power took charge after that and majors to Karl Amon, Powell-Pepper and Aaron Young saw Port break away to lead by 22 points at the last change of ends. 

Franklin gave the Swans a sniff with his fourth goal three minutes into the final term but Port - as it had done all game - responded almost immediately, a major to Polec restoring the 22-point advantage. Kieran Jack again reduced the margin to 16 at the seven-minute mark but neither side could manage anything other than behinds for the next 18 minutes and Port 'sealed the deal' with two final goals to Hamish Harlett and Wingard to complete a resounding win for the Power.

Port's best included Brad Ebert (11 tackles, 25 disposals) and Ollie Wines (33 possessions, five tackles), while Kennedy (28 touches and nine tackles) and Franklin (four goals, seven marks) did their best to keep Sydney in the game.

The Power will look to make it two in a row when they host Fremantle at Adelaide Oval next Sunday while Sydney will need an improved showing against its Grand Final vanquishers the Bulldogs on Friday night if it is to avoid a zero-two start to the year.

GOALS
Sydney: Franklin 4; Reid 3; Robinson, Kennedy, Jones, Tippett, Jack
Port Adelaide: Young, Wingard 3; Boak, Powell-Pepper, Dixon 2; Trengove, Byrne-Jones, Amon, Polec, Hartlett

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Sydney: Kennedy, Franklin, Jones, Grundy, Parker, Reid
Port Adelaide: Wines, Boak, Ebert, Wingard, Powell-Pepper, Ryder

BEST - THE SYDNEY MORNING HERALD
Sydney: Kennedy, Franklin, Naismith, Jones, Jack, Reid
Port Adelaide: Ebert, Dixon, Young, Wines, Boak, Houston, Powell-Pepper

INJURIES
Sydney: Dan Robinson (shoulder)
Port Adelaide: Nil

UMPIRES: Hosking, Ryan, Mollison

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COMMENTATORS: Anthony Hudson, Jason Dunstall, Jonathan Brown, Cameron Mooney

Source

Match Report by Andrew Gigacz

Match stats

Sydney Match Stats Career
# Player K M H D G B HO T FF FA Age Games G
7 Cunningham, Harry 7 2 5 12 0 0 0 3 0 1 23y 109d 71 36
13 Florent, Oliver 5 0 3 8 0 0 0 3 1 1 18y 246d 1 0
6 Foote, Jordan 8 4 4 12 0 2 0 5 1 3 21y 82d 2 0
23 Franklin, Lance 'Buddy' 13 7 5 18 4 2 0 3 2 0 30y 54d 248 791
39 Grundy, Heath 14 11 7 21 0 0 0 1 0 4 30y 296d 214 23
4 Hannebery, Dan 7 3 11 18 0 0 0 0 0 1 26y 29d 171 82
29 Hewett, George 5 2 14 19 0 0 0 10 2 0 21y 86d 25 18
15 Jack, Kieren 13 7 8 21 1 1 0 0 0 3 29y 270d 211 145
10 Jones, Zak 14 7 11 25 1 0 0 2 0 1 22y 10d 32 5
12 Kennedy, Josh 13 2 15 28 1 1 0 9 3 1 28y 278d 184 116
11 Laidler, Jeremy 8 3 5 13 0 1 0 3 2 0 27y 232d 85 7
44 Lloyd, Jake 16 6 7 23 0 0 0 2 2 1 23y 186d 70 17
31 Marsh, Harry 12 4 12 24 0 0 0 2 3 0 23y 71d 8 0
14 Mills, Callum 14 4 4 18 0 0 0 2 3 2 19y 357d 23 1
35 Naismith, Sam 5 3 4 9 0 1 34 5 1 3 24y 252d 14 3
26 Parker, Luke 17 2 8 25 0 0 0 7 4 2 24y 151d 128 103
24 Rampe, Dane 6 4 3 9 0 0 0 4 0 0 26y 296d 99 6
20 Reid, Sam 8 7 5 13 3 0 0 3 1 1 25y 88d 99 97
27 Robinson, Dan 2 0 4 6 1 0 0 0 0 1 22y 265d 12 4
40 Smith, Nick 7 4 8 15 0 0 0 1 1 1 28y 286d 168 10
8 Tippett, Kurt 7 4 3 10 1 0 15 4 2 1 29y 321d 170 319
22 Towers, Dean 7 2 4 11 0 1 0 2 1 0 26y 325d 31 18
  Rushed   1  
  Totals 208 88 150 358 12 10 49 71 29 27 25y 96d 2066 1801
Port Adelaide Match Stats Career
# Player K M H D G B HO T FF FA Age Games G
15 Amon, Karl 4 2 5 9 1 0 0 1 2 1 21y 218d 23 16
1 Boak, Travis 15 4 11 26 2 0 0 3 0 2 28y 236d 200 125
5 Broadbent, Matthew 11 3 1 12 0 0 0 1 0 2 26y 236d 147 49
33 Byrne-Jones, Darcy 12 3 3 15 1 0 0 3 0 0 21y 186d 21 4
17 Clurey, Tom 8 6 4 12 0 0 0 2 0 2 23y 2d 19 0
22 Dixon, Charlie 8 2 4 12 2 3 2 5 3 1 26y 183d 84 126
7 Ebert, Brad 17 2 8 25 0 0 0 11 2 1 26y 357d 191 103
27 Eddy, Brett 2 1 1 3 0 0 0 2 1 1 27y 211d 1 0
9 Gray, Robbie 3 1 5 8 0 0 0 1 1 2 28y 360d 156 211
46 Gray, Sam 13 5 4 17 0 0 0 2 0 2 25y 52d 35 14
8 Hartlett, Hamish 12 4 5 17 1 0 0 3 5 0 26y 223d 128 70
36 Hombsch, Jack 9 5 3 12 0 0 0 1 1 2 24y 18d 72 0
43 Houston, Dan 10 6 2 12 0 0 0 2 1 0 19y 317d 1 0
42 Jonas, Tom 10 8 3 13 0 0 0 3 2 1 26y 75d 83 1
21 Polec, Jared 13 1 6 19 1 0 0 5 1 1 24y 164d 63 36
2 Powell-Pepper, Sam 12 3 7 19 2 1 0 2 0 3 19y 76d 1 2
4 Ryder, Paddy 7 3 6 13 0 1 28 3 3 2 29y 11d 189 135
12 Trengove, Jackson 7 3 5 12 1 0 12 2 1 3 26y 143d 135 14
39 Westhoff, Justin 9 5 5 14 0 0 0 2 1 0 30y 175d 204 252
16 Wines, Ollie 17 3 16 33 0 1 0 5 0 1 22y 169d 85 37
20 Wingard, Chad 8 4 11 19 3 1 0 3 1 0 23y 239d 108 189
11 Young, Aaron 8 3 9 17 3 1 0 3 2 2 24y 109d 64 54
  Totals 215 77 124 339 17 8 42 65 27 29 25y 55d 2010 1438

Footnotes

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