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Port Adelaide vs Collingwood

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Round: 21   Venue: Adelaide Oval   Date: Sun, 13-08-2017 4:10 pm   Crowd: 37,533  
Port Adelaide 2.4.167.8.5010.11.7114.14.98 C:  Ken Hinkley
Collingwood 1.3.94.4.288.8.5610.11.71 C:  Nathan Buckley
  PORT by 7PORT by 22PORT by 15PORT by 27  
Weather
min temp  11.7°C      max temp  23.0°C
rainfall  0mm    humidity  33%    air pressure  1014.7mb
wind speed 11km/h      wind direction  NNW
Brownlow Medal 3 Ollie Wines (PORT)2 Brad Ebert (PORT)1 Ben Reid (COLL)

Match Report

Port Adelaide has virtually assured itself of a place in the finals and kept alive its top four hopes with a hard-fought win over a plucky Collingwood at the Adelaide Oval on Sunday. The match started off slowly, with a very uninspiring first quarter producing just three goals, but an early second-quarter burst set up what proved to one the decisive break for the Power, allowing them to absorb a third-quarter challenge from the Magpies and record a 27-point win.

The Power kicked an early goal through Patrick Ryder but Collingwood then set up a highly defensive high-possession structure that prevented Port from scoring another major until very late in the term. However, the game plan - or perhaps poor execution of it - also seemed to hamper the Magpies' own ability to score. They did not manage a major until Jamie Elliott kicked their first at the 22-minute mark, but an answering goal from Sam Gray had Port ahead by seven points at quarter time.

Another low-scoring quarter looked likely when the first five minutes produced only two behinds to the Power but they suddenly broke the shackles after that, majors to Dan Houston, Ollie Wines and Jack Neade saw them jump to a 27-point lead. The Magpies fought back late in the term, kicking three of the last four goals, but Port had a comfortable lead of 22 points at the half. 

With Brendon Ah Chee and Robbie Gray kicking the first two goals of the second half, Port took a 34-point lead that was going to be hard to run down, but the Magpies certainly made a fist of it, with four majors in a row, two to Ben Reid and one each to Will Hoskin-Elliott and Steele Sidebottom, cutting the margin to just eight points. But a late goal to Charlie Dixon had Port's lead back out to 15 at the last change.

Jarman Impey got the all-important first goal of the final quarter, extending Port's lead to 21 points, and although Collingwood made several comeback attempts from there, the Power always managed to find a goal when they needed one, eventually recording a 27-point win that, while not overly convincing, keeps them in the hunt for a top four spot and the double chance.

For Port, Chad Wingard (32 possessions, eight marks) and Brad Ebert (28 disposals, five marks) played important roles in the win while Collingwood's best included Sidebottom (27 touches, seven tackles) and Taylor Adams (31 disposals, nine tackles).

To keep its top four chances alive, Port Adelaide will have to defeat the Western Bulldogs at Eureka Stadium in Ballarat. The Power will then host Gold Coast at home in round 23. Collingwood, now mathematically out of the finals equation, will see out its season with matches against Geelong and Melbourne at the MCG.

GOALS
Port Adelaide: Boak, R. Gray, S. Gray 2; Wines, Houston, Ryder, Ah Chee, Neade, Dixon, Impey, Howard
Collingwood: Reid 4; Moore, Elliott, Phillips, Sidebottom, Hoskin-Elliott, Blair

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Port Adelaide: Wingard, R. Gray, Dixon, Ebert, Wines, Westhoff, Neade
Collingwood: Sidebottom, Reid, Adams, Treloar, Crisp, Howe

INJURIES
Port Adelaide: Nil
Collingwood: De Goey (groin), Hoskin-Elliott (hip)

UMPIRES: Fisher, Rosebury, Deboy

TELEVISION BROADCAST: Fox Footy

COMMENTATORS: Anthony Hudson, Gerard Healy, Mark Ricciuto, David King 

Source

Match Report by Andrew Gigacz

Match stats

Port Adelaide Match Stats Career
# Player K M H D G B HO T FF FA Age Games G
41 Ah Chee, Brendon 3 2 12 15 1 0 0 1 0 1 23y 235d 27 17
15 Amon, Karl 13 6 8 21 0 1 0 2 0 0 21y 359d 33 20
1 Boak, Travis 9 1 14 23 2 0 0 3 1 0 29y 12d 218 141
33 Byrne-Jones, Darcy 5 2 5 10 0 0 0 4 2 1 21y 327d 40 4
17 Clurey, Tom 8 4 7 15 0 0 0 2 1 0 23y 143d 38 0
22 Dixon, Charlie 9 6 8 17 1 1 0 3 1 0 26y 324d 103 162
7 Ebert, Brad 10 5 18 28 0 2 0 4 1 2 27y 133d 210 108
9 Gray, Robbie 9 6 7 16 2 1 0 2 0 0 29y 136d 175 255
46 Gray, Sam 11 8 5 16 2 2 0 0 0 0 25y 193d 54 33
8 Hartlett, Hamish 11 10 10 21 0 0 0 2 0 1 26y 364d 145 73
43 Houston, Dan 12 4 9 21 1 0 0 2 0 1 20y 93d 14 1
32 Howard, Dougal 9 5 3 12 1 0 0 0 0 1 21y 141d 7 4
24 Impey, Jarman 5 4 6 11 1 0 0 2 2 2 22y 35d 74 34
31 Johnson, Aidyn 5 3 8 13 0 1 0 3 1 1 19y 286d 3 2
42 Jonas, Tom 6 5 4 10 0 0 0 6 0 1 26y 216d 102 1
3 Neade, Jake 9 4 9 18 1 0 0 3 4 1 23y 76d 55 49
29 Pittard, Jasper 15 7 11 26 0 2 0 1 2 1 26y 134d 113 11
21 Polec, Jared 11 6 11 22 0 1 0 0 0 0 24y 305d 81 44
4 Ryder, Paddy 5 2 4 9 1 0 31 2 0 3 29y 152d 207 144
39 Westhoff, Justin 11 8 6 17 0 0 3 1 0 0 30y 316d 223 266
16 Wines, Ollie 8 1 21 29 1 0 0 2 3 1 22y 310d 104 49
20 Wingard, Chad 19 8 13 32 0 1 0 3 1 0 24y 15d 123 205
  Rushed   2  
  Totals 203 107 199 402 14 14 34 48 19 17 24y 328d 2149 1623
Collingwood Match Stats Career
# Player K M H D G B HO T FF FA Age Games G
13 Adams, Taylor 11 6 20 31 0 0 0 9 1 0 23y 327d 95 35
14 Aish, James 8 1 6 14 0 0 0 1 1 1 21y 278d 53 19
11 Blair, Jarryd 4 0 2 6 1 0 0 4 1 2 27y 121d 154 120
17 Brown, Callum 5 5 6 11 0 0 0 2 0 0 19y 108d 3 1
46 Cox, Mason 4 3 1 5 0 0 25 1 1 1 26y 152d 18 23
25 Crisp, Jack 17 8 10 27 0 0 0 7 1 0 23y 315d 82 41
2 De Goey, Jordan 7 4 2 9 0 1 0 5 1 0 21y 151d 50 36
15 Dunn, Lynden 8 7 3 11 0 0 0 2 0 0 30y 91d 180 98
5 Elliott, Jamie 7 6 6 13 1 0 0 3 0 2 24y 357d 87 135
1 Fasolo, Alex 5 2 5 10 0 1 0 0 0 1 25y 66d 100 133
6 Goldsack, Tyson 8 4 7 15 0 0 0 3 1 0 30y 83d 160 50
32 Hoskin-Elliott, Will 7 11 8 15 1 0 0 2 0 0 23y 345d 72 56
38 Howe, Jeremy 16 9 7 23 0 0 0 0 0 0 27y 45d 139 86
8 Langdon, Tom 9 7 14 23 0 0 0 3 3 2 23y 65d 55 2
37 Maynard, Brayden 6 2 4 10 0 0 0 3 0 0 20y 327d 49 12
30 Moore, Darcy 5 4 4 9 1 0 9 0 0 2 21y 200d 45 57
21 Phillips, Tom 11 5 9 20 1 0 0 3 0 0 21y 98d 22 10
20 Reid, Ben 11 8 1 12 4 2 1 0 2 0 28y 106d 135 51
12 Scharenberg, Matthew 16 11 8 24 0 0 0 1 0 2 21y 329d 12 0
22 Sidebottom, Steele 14 5 13 27 1 0 0 7 2 2 26y 223d 183 137
24 Thomas, Josh 10 3 11 21 0 1 0 3 1 4 25y 316d 39 25
7 Treloar, Adam 15 2 16 31 0 2 0 5 2 0 24y 157d 120 74
  Rushed   4  
  Totals 204 113 163 367 10 11 35 64 17 19 24y 193d 1853 1201

Footnotes

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