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Port Adelaide vs Fremantle

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Round: 2   Venue: Adelaide Oval   Date: Sun, 02-04-2017 4:10 pm   Crowd: 38,388  
Port Adelaide 7.3.4511.8.7418.9.11722.13.145 C:  Ken Hinkley
Fremantle 2.1.133.3.217.4.468.8.56 C:  Ross Lyon
  PORT by 32PORT by 53PORT by 71PORT by 89  
Weather
min temp  11.6°C      max temp  21.0°C
rainfall  0mm    humidity  43%    air pressure  1029.5mb
wind speed 13km/h      wind direction  SSE
Brownlow Medal 3 Robbie Gray (PORT)2 Ollie Wines (PORT)1 Sam Powell-Pepper (PORT)

Match Report

Port Adelaide has jumped to the top of the ladder after thrashing the Fremantle by 89 points at the Adelaide Oval on Sunday. The Power was on top from the very first bounce and had six goals on the board before Fremantle kicked its first at the 25-minute mark. The Dockers had another soon after but Brett Eddy closed out the first quarter with Port's seventh goal and the Power was 32 points to the good at the first break.

Apart from a brief period in the third quarter when the Dockers kicked three in a row it was one-way traffic for the rest of the match, Port Adelaide dominant all over the ground and Fremantle seemingly impotent. The 89-point margin was, if anything, flattering to the Dockers, who look a shadow of the side that finished the 2015 season on top of the ladder.

Port had winners everywhere, but no better player than Robbie Gray, who kicked six goals to go with his 30 disposals. Ollie Wines (31 possessions, two goals) and Brad Ebert (28 touches and six marks) were also fine players for the Power while Fremantle's Lachie Neale (34 possessions, one goal) could hold his head high.

The Power's win sets up a classic Showdown at the Adelaide Oval, first versus second in what should be a cracking game against the Crows. Fremantle will return home to Subiaco on Saturday, but could be in for more pain, coming up against the undefeated reigning premiers, the Western Bulldogs.

GOAL
Port Adelaide: R. Gray 6; Dixon 4; Eddy, Wingard, Wines 2; Boak, Impey, Young, Powell-Pepper, Polec, S. Gray
Fremantle: D. Pearce, Griffin, Neale, Weller, Fyfe, Mundy, Kersten, B. Hill

BEST - AFL.COM.AU
Port Adelaide: R.Gray, Wines, Ebert, Dixon, Powell-Pepper, Polec
Fremantle: Neale, B.Hill, Fyfe

BEST - THE AGE
Port Adelaide: R Gray, Wines, Ebert, Polec, Powell-Pepper, S Gray
Fremantle: B Hill, Neale, Fyfe, S Hill, Spurr, Sutcliffe

INJURIES
Port Adelaide: Hartlett (illness, withdrawn from selected side), Polec (possible foot)
Fremantle: Nil

UMPIRES: Chamberlain, Fleer, Ryan

TELEVISION BROADCAST: Fox Footy

COMMENTATORS: Dwayne Russell, Mark Ricciuto, Gerard Healy, Ben Dixon

Source

Match Report by Andrew Gigacz

Footnotes

Video sourced from YouTube, courtesy of the AFL.

Match stats

Port Adelaide Match Stats Career
# Player K M H D G B HO T FF FA Age Games G
15 Amon, Karl 9 3 9 18 0 0 0 4 1 1 21y 226d 24 16
1 Boak, Travis 12 3 13 25 1 2 0 3 0 0 28y 244d 201 126
5 Broadbent, Matthew 9 4 11 20 0 0 0 4 0 0 26y 244d 148 49
33 Byrne-Jones, Darcy 11 3 5 16 0 0 0 2 1 1 21y 194d 22 4
17 Clurey, Tom 9 3 2 11 0 0 0 0 0 0 23y 10d 20 0
22 Dixon, Charlie 8 7 4 12 4 1 6 3 0 0 26y 191d 85 130
7 Ebert, Brad 15 6 13 28 0 0 0 4 1 0 27y 0d 192 103
27 Eddy, Brett 10 2 1 11 2 3 0 3 3 0 27y 219d 2 2
9 Gray, Robbie 17 7 13 30 6 0 0 2 2 2 29y 3d 157 217
46 Gray, Sam 14 7 8 22 1 0 0 3 1 0 25y 60d 36 15
36 Hombsch, Jack 5 2 3 8 0 1 0 0 1 0 24y 26d 73 0
43 Houston, Dan 18 11 0 18 0 0 0 3 0 0 19y 325d 2 0
24 Impey, Jarman 11 5 8 19 1 0 0 3 0 0 21y 267d 56 20
42 Jonas, Tom 9 4 7 16 0 0 0 2 2 0 26y 83d 84 1
21 Polec, Jared 10 3 9 19 1 0 0 5 1 3 24y 172d 64 37
2 Powell-Pepper, Sam 9 4 16 25 1 0 0 3 1 2 19y 84d 2 3
4 Ryder, Paddy 2 1 5 7 0 0 23 5 2 2 29y 19d 190 135
12 Trengove, Jackson 6 4 5 11 0 0 1 4 4 2 26y 151d 136 14
39 Westhoff, Justin 13 6 8 21 0 1 0 2 0 2 30y 183d 205 252
16 Wines, Ollie 13 5 18 31 2 0 0 4 0 1 22y 177d 86 39
20 Wingard, Chad 7 5 9 16 2 1 0 2 1 2 23y 247d 109 191
11 Young, Aaron 8 5 8 16 1 3 0 1 0 0 24y 117d 65 55
  Rushed   1  
  Totals 225 100 175 400 22 13 30 62 21 18 24y 346d 1959 1409
Fremantle Match Stats Career
# Player K M H D G B HO T FF FA Age Games G
19 Blakely, Connor 3 1 2 5 0 0 0 1 0 1 21y 31d 18 2
3 Dawson, Zac 1 2 2 3 0 0 0 2 1 0 31y 39d 166 7
7 Fyfe, Nat 16 5 14 30 1 2 0 4 4 1 25y 196d 119 106
12 Griffin, Jonathon 6 3 2 8 1 0 12 4 3 2 31y 78d 92 33
21 Hamling, Joel 3 5 7 10 0 0 0 1 1 0 23y 358d 25 0
9 Hill, Bradley 18 7 13 31 1 0 0 1 1 1 23y 267d 97 60
32 Hill, Stephen 11 2 13 24 0 1 0 3 1 2 26y 336d 174 105
5 Ibbotson, Garrick 7 3 6 13 0 0 0 1 0 0 29y 18d 169 22
37 Johnson, Michael 5 6 10 15 0 0 0 0 0 2 32y 164d 211 63
22 Kersten, Shane 7 5 4 11 1 1 0 2 0 0 24y 18d 39 42
26 Langdon, Ed 7 5 8 15 0 0 0 2 0 1 21y 60d 17 9
23 McCarthy, Cam 7 2 3 10 0 1 0 2 1 0 22y 1d 23 37
16 Mundy, David 6 5 9 15 1 0 0 9 0 0 31y 256d 253 98
27 Neale, Lachie 15 2 19 34 1 0 0 2 0 2 23y 313d 94 45
6 Pearce, Danyle 13 3 5 18 1 0 0 2 1 1 30y 360d 250 125
31 Sandilands, Aaron 2 1 10 12 0 0 36 2 0 3 34y 117d 246 92
34 Spurr, Lee 14 7 9 23 0 0 0 2 0 0 29y 249d 106 5
8 Suban, Nick 8 4 6 14 0 0 0 2 0 2 26y 328d 146 57
33 Sutcliffe, Cam 11 3 9 20 0 0 0 2 2 1 24y 314d 89 16
18 Tucker, Darcy 9 6 8 17 0 0 0 0 1 0 20y 69d 14 3
10 Walters, Michael 11 5 5 16 0 3 0 1 1 2 26y 85d 96 178
14 Weller, Lachie 11 5 5 16 1 0 0 2 1 0 21y 38d 27 13
  Totals 191 87 169 360 8 8 48 47 18 21 26y 168d 2471 1118

Match highlights

Danyle Pearce played his 250th V/AFL game: Fremantle vs. Port Adelaide (AFL, Premiership Season, R2)
Zac Dawson played his last game for Fremantle (AFL, Premiership Season, R2)

Footnotes

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