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Gold Coast vs Port Adelaide

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Round: 8   Venue: Jiangwan Stadium   Date: Sun, 14-05-2017 1:15 pm   Crowd: 10,118  
Gold Coast 1.1.73.5.234.9.334.14.38 C:  Rodney Eade
Port Adelaide 4.4.2810.5.6513.10.8816.14.110 C:  Ken Hinkley
  PORT by 21PORT by 42PORT by 55PORT by 72  
Weather
min temp  17.0°C      max temp  28.0°C
rainfall  0mm    humidity  52%    air pressure  1011.2mb
wind speed 26km/h      wind direction  NE
Brownlow Medal 3 Travis Boak (PORT)2 Brad Ebert (PORT)1 Tom Jonas (PORT)

Match Report

AFL footy travelled to China on Sunday with the Gold Coast Suns hosting Port Adelaide at Jiangwan Sports Stadium in Shanghai in the first match to be played for premiership points in the northern hemisphere. Unfortunately - except for Port fans - the match was a fizzer, wth the Power overcoming a slow start to take control of the match from midway through the first quarter to record a convincing 72-point win.

Chinese fans might have been wondering what all the fuss about footy was in the early stages of the match, with almost six minutes passing before a score was recorded. Even then, that was only a rushed behind to Port. The first goal of the match finally came when Michael Barlow kicked truly for the Suns, giving them a five-point lead. Charlie Dixon finally broke thorough for the Power at the 13-minute mark and it was pretty much one-way traffic in favour of the Power from that point on. Robbie Gray, Karl Amon and Jared Polec added further majors for Port, which took a 21-point buffer into quarter time.

The second term began as the first had five minutes passing before either side scored. A behind to the Suns' Tom Lynch broke the drought, but the first goal went to Port's Robbie Gray, extending the Power's lead to 26 points. Gold Coast had a period of control after that but Suns Touk Miller, Gary Ablett and Jarrod Harbrow all missed shots at goal and Travis Boak made them pay, kicking accurately for Port at the 13-minute mark. Jarman Impey followed up with another, and then Justin Westhoff made a claim for goal of the year with an incredible soccer goal from the boundary that put the Power 41 points clear. Each side added two further goals before the long break as the game opened up, and Port was well in command at half time, leading by 42.

The first 15 minutes of the third quarter was anything but inspiring, both sides trading nothing but minor scores until the Power's Callum Ah Chee finally broke through for a goal. Port added two more quick majors through Dixon and Ah Chee again but there was only one further goal for the quarter, which went to Sun Kade Kolodjashnij, and it was Port by 55 at the last turn.

Travis Boak gave the final term a more exciting start than the other three with a mark and goal inside the first minute. The gave the Power a 61-point lead and the result from there was academic. Port added further goals through Ah Chee and Sam Gray as the game petered out in terms of highlights, the final margin 72 points in favour of the Power.

Best for the winners Brad Ebert (31 possessions, four tackles) and skipper Boak (11 marks, 30 touches), while for the Suns, Aaron Hall (37 touches and eight handballs) and Harbrow (35 disposals, seven marks) were fine contributors.

Both Port, which has moved into the top four, and the Suns have a bye in round nine with the Power to play Geelong at Kardinia Park in two weeks and Gold Coast to play Melbourne in Darwin in round 10.

GOALS
Gold Coast: Barlow, Lyons, Kolodjashnij, Joyce
Port Adelaide: Ah Chee 3; R.Gray, Dixon, Impey, Boak 2; Amon, Polec, Westhoff, Trengove, S.Gray

BEST - AFL.COM.AU
Gold Coast: Hall, Harbrow, Lyons, Saad
Port Adelaide: Ebert, Boak, Hombsch, Wingard, Jonas, Impey

BEST - THE AGE
Gold Coast: Harbrow, Hall, Martin, Lyon
Port Adelaide: Ebert, Boak, Hombsch, Broadbent, Jonas

INJURIES
Gold Coast: Rory Thompson (hamstring) replaced in selected side by Keegan Brooksby
Port Adelaide: Nil

UMPIRES: Brendan Hosking, Matt Nicholls, Sam Hay

TELEVISION BROADCAST: Seven Network

COMMENTATORS: Bruce McAvaney, Hamish McLachlan, Leigh Matthews 

Source

Match Report by Andrew Gigacz

Match stats

Gold Coast Match Stats Career
# Player K M H D G B HO T FF FA Age Games G
9 Ablett, Gary 20 4 9 29 0 2 0 4 0 0 33y 0d 296 384
20 Barlow, Michael 9 1 20 29 1 0 0 3 0 0 29y 147d 134 87
29 Bowes, Jack 9 3 9 18 0 0 0 3 0 2 19y 108d 7 2
31 Brooksby, Keegan 7 8 12 19 0 0 0 4 0 1 27y 17d 12 3
8 Fiorini, Brayden 14 10 10 24 0 0 0 3 0 0 19y 265d 7 4
33 Hall, Aaron 15 4 22 37 0 1 0 8 0 0 26y 186d 86 70
5 Harbrow, Jarrod 20 7 15 35 0 1 0 0 2 0 28y 300d 190 52
38 Joyce, Jesse 10 2 9 19 1 0 0 2 2 2 19y 270d 19 1
10 Kolodjashnij, Kade 12 9 14 26 1 0 0 7 0 0 21y 278d 66 12
23 Lemmens, Sean 8 2 8 16 0 1 0 1 2 0 22y 193d 57 10
21 Leslie, Jack 11 7 7 18 0 0 0 3 2 2 22y 17d 12 0
19 Lynch, Tom 4 4 5 9 0 1 0 0 1 0 24y 195d 110 210
25 Lyons, Jarryd 9 4 17 26 1 0 0 5 1 1 24y 296d 63 35
4 Martin, Jack 10 3 5 15 0 1 0 5 0 2 22y 105d 52 42
32 Matera, Brandon 10 3 10 20 0 1 0 3 3 0 25y 64d 97 117
17 May, Steven 16 7 6 22 0 0 0 0 0 1 25y 124d 94 17
11 Miller, Touk 7 2 14 21 0 1 0 4 0 1 21y 81d 48 15
42 Saad, Adam 9 4 11 20 0 1 0 4 2 4 22y 295d 34 1
40 Scheer, Brad 1 2 9 10 0 0 0 1 0 1 18y 256d 2 0
6 Sexton, Alex 6 1 5 11 0 0 0 1 0 2 23y 162d 63 36
28 Witts, Jarrod 6 1 13 19 0 1 34 4 1 1 24y 243d 48 19
30 Wright, Peter 8 5 8 16 0 1 3 2 3 1 20y 248d 28 36
  Rushed   2  
  Totals 221 93 238 459 4 14 37 67 19 21 23y 292d 1525 1153
Port Adelaide Match Stats Career
# Player K M H D G B HO T FF FA Age Games G
41 Ah Chee, Brendon 8 0 5 13 3 0 0 3 3 1 23y 144d 23 13
15 Amon, Karl 13 7 13 26 1 0 0 2 2 0 21y 268d 29 19
1 Boak, Travis 20 11 10 30 2 3 0 6 1 0 28y 286d 206 132
5 Broadbent, Matthew 16 10 12 28 0 0 0 0 0 2 26y 286d 154 51
33 Byrne-Jones, Darcy 7 2 10 17 0 0 0 3 0 0 21y 236d 28 4
17 Clurey, Tom 8 4 2 10 0 0 0 3 0 0 23y 52d 26 0
22 Dixon, Charlie 13 6 4 17 2 2 0 3 2 2 26y 233d 91 143
7 Ebert, Brad 15 4 16 31 0 0 0 4 1 1 27y 42d 198 105
9 Gray, Robbie 7 3 6 13 2 2 0 1 1 0 29y 45d 163 231
46 Gray, Sam 14 7 7 21 1 1 0 4 1 0 25y 102d 42 20
8 Hartlett, Hamish 4 1 9 13 0 1 0 3 0 1 26y 273d 133 70
36 Hombsch, Jack 12 8 6 18 0 0 0 4 1 2 24y 68d 76 0
24 Impey, Jarman 7 0 3 10 2 0 0 8 2 3 21y 309d 62 29
42 Jonas, Tom 11 7 6 17 0 0 0 1 0 1 26y 125d 90 1
29 Pittard, Jasper 17 5 10 27 0 0 0 1 1 0 26y 43d 103 11
21 Polec, Jared 17 7 12 29 1 0 0 6 1 0 24y 214d 70 40
2 Powell-Pepper, Sam 9 5 12 21 0 0 0 3 1 1 19y 126d 8 6
4 Ryder, Paddy 6 1 7 13 0 0 35 4 2 2 29y 61d 195 137
12 Trengove, Jackson 5 4 8 13 1 0 7 4 1 3 26y 193d 142 22
39 Westhoff, Justin 14 4 14 28 1 2 0 3 0 0 30y 225d 211 257
16 Wines, Ollie 14 1 15 29 0 0 0 5 0 0 22y 219d 92 43
20 Wingard, Chad 18 5 10 28 0 0 0 2 1 0 23y 289d 115 196
  Rushed   3  
  Totals 255 102 197 452 16 14 42 73 21 19 25y 92d 2257 1530

Footnotes

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