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Match Report

Port too Power-ful at Adelaide Oval

By Lee Gaskin, AFL.com.au Exclusive to lions.com.au June 17, 2017 8:16 PM

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PORT Adelaide has returned to the top four with a 40-point victory against the Brisbane Lions at Adelaide Oval on Saturday.

The Power were made to work hard for their seventh win of the season, but did enough to bounce back from last weekend's 70-point flogging at the hands of Essendon.

Ollie Wines and Robbie Gray were outstanding, Paddy Ryder had a huge game in the ruck and Chad Wingard kicked three goals as the Power won – 18.13 (121) to 12.9 (81) – in front of a crowd of 31,772.

"It certainly wasn't our absolute best performance, but by the end of the day, we found a way to win by 40 points against a side that has improved a fair bit since the last time we played them," Power coach Ken Hinkley said.

"We made some mistakes, they made some mistakes, but to come out at the end of the game with a 40-point victory, you've just got to move on.

"We're just in that patch where we're not quite at our absolute best, sometimes it's opposition-driven, sometimes it's us, we're just a tiny bit off-sharp.

"We had been sharp for a big part of the year, but we're a tiny part off-sharp."

Dayne Zorko was immense for the improving Lions, continuing his purple patch of form with 32 possessions, 12 tackles and two goals. 

The Lions were far more competitive than their previous visits to Adelaide Oval, as well as their 83-point loss to the Power at the Gabba in round six this year. 

"To cut that margin in half to 40 points is a positive for our group with where we are at," Lions coach Chris Fagan said. 

"The pleasing part about it is we were well and truly in the game probably until the last five minutes when it blew out a little bit.

"But (Eric) Hipwood kicks that goal in the last quarter, I think the margin was about three and a half goals, and we were some sort of chance. 

"If we were a bit more experience and had a bit more poise, we might have been able to make them a little bit more nervous than we did, but it was still a pleasing effort and one we'll learn a lot from."

Power winger Jared Polec left the ground in the last quarter grabbing his hamstring and is likely to miss two to three weeks.

The Power booted the first three goals of the game, but couldn't shake the scrappy Lions in the opening quarter.

Gray used his body superbly to out-mark Darcy Gardiner in the goalsquare to extend the Power's lead to 15 points at quarter-time.

Ryder was having a field day against the Lions' ruck combination of Stefan Martin and Archie Smith. 

The Power had a dominant advantage in hit-outs (16-1) in the opening term, while their tackling pressure (with 20 tackles to 11) was also elite.

But the Lions - full of confidence after ending a nine-game losing streak with a 57-point win over Fremantle last week - showed plenty of character to close to within three points in the second term. 

Goals to Sam Powell-Pepper and Aaron Young – recalled to the side after 36 touches and five goals in the SANFL last week - restored the Power's 15-point buffer – 8.9 (57) to 6.6 (42) – at half-time.

The Power had the edge in contested possessions (83-75) and inside 50s (36-24) to go with the one-sided display in the ruck (35 hit-outs to six).

But the Lions composed themselves and played an effective high-possession game, having 51 marks to 22 in the first half and 25 more uncontested possessions.

The Power put the Lions on the back foot immediately at the start of the third quarter. 

Spectacular goals came from both sides - Eric Hipwood turning on the afterburners in the forward pocket, Powell-Pepper going bang from inside the centre square and Ryan Bastinac snapping around his body.

The Power took control of the centre clearances, winning nine to two, and were efficient in attack with 6.1 from 17 inside 50s to take a 28-point lead into the final term.

MEDICAL ROOM
Port Adelaide:
 Winger Jared Polec left the ground grabbing his hamstring late in the game and is likely to miss two to three weeks. Apart from that, it was a clean bill of health for the Power.

Brisbane Lions: Jake Barrett and Nick Robertson left the ground late, but the club couldn't confirm their injuries. 

 

NEXT UP
The Power will be hoping to consolidate their top-four spot when they take on Collingwood at the MCG next Saturday, 1.45pm AEST. Meanwhile, the Lions face another big challenge when they host Greater Western Sydney at the Gabba next Saturday, 4.35pm AEST.

PORT ADELAIDE     5.6   8.9   14.10   18.13   (121)                  

BRISBANE LIONS    3.3   6.6    10.6     12.9     (81)          

 

GOALS

Port Adelaide: Wingard 3, Wines 2, R.Gray 2, Young 2, Ryder 2, Powell-Pepper 2, Hartlett, Dixon, Boak, S.Gray, Neade

Brisbane Lions: Bastinac 3, Hipwood 2, Zorko 2, Taylor, Barrett, Andrews, Rockliff, Lester 

 

BEST 

Port Adelaide: Ryder, Wines, R.Gray, Byrne-Jones, Powell-Pepper, Westhoff

Brisbane Lions: Zorko, Bastinac, Andrews, Hipwood, Lester

 

INJURIES 

Port Adelaide: Polec (hamstring)

Brisbane Lions: Robertson, Barrett

 

Reports: Nil

 

Umpires: Margetts, Deboy, Stephens, Hay

 

Official crowd: 31,772

 

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Match Articles

Taking the positives

Chris Fagan says his club will take major positives from its 40-point loss to Port Adelaide at Adelaide Oval on Saturday night

11:29pm Jun 17, 2017

Port too Power-ful

Port Adelaide has returned to the top four with a 40-point victory against the Brisbane Lions at Adelaide Oval on Saturday.

8:16pm Jun 17, 2017

Match Stats

Disposal Leaders
  • Dayne Zorko
    Dayne Zorko
    32
  • Port Adelaide
    Ollie Wines
    29
  • Port Adelaide
    Darcy Byrne-Jones
    25
  • Brisbane Lions
    Sam Mayes
    25
  • Port Adelaide
    Brad Ebert
    24
Fantasy Leaders
  • Dayne Zorko
    Dayne Zorko
    157
  • Port Adelaide
    Ollie Wines
    119
  • Port Adelaide
    Robbie Gray
    117
  • Brisbane Lions
    Sam Mayes
    108
  • Brisbane Lions
    Ryan Bastinac
    107
Scoring Leaders
  • Chad Wingard
    Chad Wingard
    3.0
  • Brisbane Lions
    Ryan Bastinac
    3.0
  • Port Adelaide
    Robbie Gray
    2.4
  • Port Adelaide
    Ollie Wines
    2.2
  • Brisbane Lions
    Dayne Zorko
    2.2
Port Adelaide

Match Stats

Brisbane Lions
  • 383 Disposals 380
  • 67.6 Disposal Eff 68.4
  • 168 Contested Pos 151
  • 82 Marks 96
  • 19 Free Kicks 19
  • 46 Clearances 35
  • 66 Inside 50s 43
  • 30 Rebound 50s 46
  • 66 Tackles 66
  • 53 Hit-outs 26
  • 89 Interchanges 85
Port Adelaide

Breakdown

Port Adelaide
  • 5.6 (36)
    3.3 (21)
  • 8.9 (57)
    6.6 (42)
  • 14.10 (94)
    10.6 (66)
  • 18.13 (121)
    12.9 (81)

Player Stats

Port Adelaide

Port Adelaide

Player K H D M HO FF FA T G B AF
1Ollie Wines 18 11 29 8 0 1 0 1 2 2 119
2Robbie Gray 13 8 21 7 0 1 0 6 2 4 117
3Sam Gray 18 4 22 7 0 3 2 3 1 3 101
4Darcy Byrne-Jones 18 7 25 4 0 3 0 4 0 0 99
5Brad Ebert 15 9 24 2 0 0 1 8 0 1 99
6Chad Wingard 14 5 19 2 0 1 1 6 3 0 98
7Paddy Ryder 9 2 11 4 40 2 1 1 2 0 98
8Justin Westhoff 10 12 22 5 0 2 0 5 0 0 91
9Sam Powell-Pepper 7 9 16 1 0 0 0 5 2 1 75
10Matthew Broadbent 11 9 20 3 0 2 0 1 0 0 66
11Travis Boak 8 11 19 2 0 0 2 3 1 1 65
12Dan Houston 7 10 17 4 0 0 0 3 0 0 65
13Jared Polec 9 12 21 1 0 0 1 3 0 0 63
14Jackson Trengove 8 9 17 2 13 2 2 1 0 1 62
15Jack Hombsch 8 3 11 6 0 0 1 4 0 0 61
16Charlie Dixon 8 8 16 6 0 1 2 0 1 0 59
17Tom Clurey 8 7 15 5 0 0 1 2 0 0 58
18Jake Neade 4 7 11 2 0 0 2 6 1 0 56
19Hamish Hartlett 7 8 15 4 0 0 1 0 1 0 52
20Tom Jonas 10 3 13 4 0 0 0 1 0 0 52
21Aaron Young 2 7 9 1 0 0 1 2 2 0 40
22Jarman Impey 6 4 10 2 0 1 1 1 0 0 34
Brisbane Lions

Brisbane Lions

Player K H D M HO FF FA T G B AF
1Dayne Zorko 24 8 32 4 0 1 2 12 2 2 157
2Sam Mayes 15 10 25 10 0 1 0 3 0 0 108
3Ryan Bastinac 11 10 21 4 0 3 1 6 3 0 107
4Ryan Lester 11 11 22 6 0 1 0 6 1 1 105
5Marco Paparone 14 4 18 7 0 1 0 2 0 0 80
6Rhys Mathieson 11 8 19 6 0 3 0 2 0 0 78
7Daniel Rich 13 10 23 5 0 0 0 1 0 0 78
8Nick Robertson 9 9 18 6 0 2 1 4 0 0 78
9Jake Barrett 9 8 17 1 0 0 0 6 1 1 77
10Darcy Gardiner 12 7 19 6 0 1 1 2 0 0 74
11Tom Rockliff 9 6 15 8 0 0 1 2 1 0 74
12Lewis Taylor 7 12 19 3 0 0 0 3 1 0 72
13Stefan Martin 8 8 16 4 15 1 1 1 0 0 69
14Eric Hipwood 10 0 10 4 0 1 0 1 2 2 61
15Dayne Beams 8 12 20 3 0 1 2 2 0 0 60
16Tom Cutler 10 4 14 6 0 1 3 1 0 0 52
17Daniel McStay 7 5 12 4 0 0 1 3 0 0 52
18Harris Andrews 8 3 11 4 0 1 1 1 1 0 50
19Hugh McCluggage 7 6 13 1 0 0 0 3 0 0 48
20Archie Smith 1 12 13 1 11 0 2 3 0 0 47
21Jarrod Berry 6 10 16 2 0 1 2 0 0 0 39
22Ryan Harwood 1 6 7 1 0 0 0 2 0 0 26

Team Lineups

Port Adelaide

B

  • Dan Houston,
  • Tom Clurey,
  • Jack Hombsch

HB

  • Matthew Broadbent,
  • Tom Jonas,
  • Darcy Byrne-Jones

C

  • Brad Ebert,
  • Ollie Wines,
  • Jared Polec

HF

  • Sam Gray,
  • Justin Westhoff,
  • Sam Powell-Pepper

F

  • Jake Neade,
  • Charlie Dixon,
  • Jarman Impey

Fol

  • Paddy Ryder,
  • Robbie Gray,
  • Travis Boak

I/C

  • Hamish Hartlett,
  • Aaron Young,
  • Jackson Trengove,
  • Chad Wingard

No Late Change

In

  • Dan Houston,
  • Jake Neade,
  • Aaron Young

Out

  • Brendon Ah Chee (Omitted),
  • Jimmy Toumpas (Omitted),
  • Jasper Pittard (Omitted)

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  2. Collingwood,
  3. Essendon,
  4. Fremantle,
  5. GWS Giants,
  6. Hawthorn