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  • Goals 16
  • Behinds 14
  • Total 110

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TIME

  • Goals 9
  • Behinds 6
  • Total 60
  • FORM:
2nd
  • FORM:
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Match Report

Port powers past Freo

By afl.com.au Exclusive to AFL Bigpond Network March 24, 2018 4:10 PM

Watch the highlights from Saturday's match against Port Adelaide.

The Power and Dockers clash in round one.

Port Adelaide defeated Fremantle 16.14 (110) to 9.6 (60) at Adelaide Oval on Saturday.

Freo fielded two round one debutants in Andrew Brayshaw and Bailey Banfield, while new recruits Brandon Matera and Nathan Wilson fitted in well with a goal each. 

High-profile Power recruits Jack Watts (three goals), Tom Rockliff (one) and Steven Motlop (two) all hit the scoreboard, but just as encouraging for Port was the four-goal game by 19-year-old key forward Todd Marshall.

However, it wasn't all good news for the Power with All Australian ruckman Paddy Ryder out of the game early with an Achilles injury to his left leg.

With Ryder out, veteran Freo Docker Aaron Sandilands dominated the ruck to the benefit of Lachie Neale, the leading possession winner on the ground with 38 touches.

Key defender Alex Pearce – playing his first game in 672 days after complications with a broken leg - kept Power spearhead Charlie Dixon in check. Senior leaders Nat Fyfe (22 disposals) and Sandilands (52 hitouts) were among Freo’s strongest performers. 

Brayshaw – last year's No.2 overall draft pick – had some nice touches in his 12 disposals, while the rookie-listed Banfield (12 disposals) worked hard as a defensive forward.

The Power led by 39 points midway through the second quarter, but Fremantle responded with three quick goals to narrow the margin to 21 points at the main break.

That's as close as Fremantle would come as Port Adelaide booted six goals to two in the third term to lead by 46 points at the last change.

The Power will welcome back the suspended Robbie Gray for next Sunday's clash with Sydney at the SCG.

Fremantle head home for a Saturday night clash with Essendon at Optus Stadium, in what will be Freo’s first AFL game at the ground.

PORT ADELAIDE  4.3   8.7   14.10  16.14 (110)
FREMANTLE         1.4   5.4     7.6     9.6 (60) 

GOALS
Port Adelaide: Marshall 4, Watts 3, Wingard, 2, Motlop 2, S.Gray, Ryder, Dixon, Rockliff, Boak   Fremantle: Langdon, Sandilands, Walters, McCarthy, Matera, Taberner, B.Hill, Fyfe, Wilson 
BEST 
Port Adelaide: Westhoff, Boak, Watts, Bonner, Wines, Marshall Fremantle:  Neale, Fyfe, Sandilands, A.Pearce                                                                          

INJURIES 
Port Adelaide: Ryder (Achilles) Fremantle: TBC 
Reports: Nil
Umpires: Hay, Williamson, McInerney
Official crowd: 38,324 at the Adelaide Oval

PORT ADELAIDE  4.3   8.7   14.10  16.14 (110)
FREMANTLE         1.4   5.4     7.6     9.6 (60)

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Match Stats

Disposal Leaders
  • Lachie Neale
    Lachie Neale
    38
  • Port Adelaide
    Riley Bonner
    31
  • Port Adelaide
    Jared Polec
    29
  • Port Adelaide
    Darcy Byrne-Jones
    28
  • Port Adelaide
    Ollie Wines
    28
Fantasy Leaders
  • Justin Westhoff
    Justin Westhoff
    132
  • Port Adelaide
    Jack Watts
    112
  • Fremantle
    Aaron Sandilands
    111
  • Port Adelaide
    Brad Ebert
    104
  • Port Adelaide
    Riley Bonner
    102
Scoring Leaders
  • Todd Marshall
    Todd Marshall
    4.0
  • Port Adelaide
    Jack Watts
    3.3
  • Port Adelaide
    Chad Wingard
    2.1
  • Port Adelaide
    Steven Motlop
    2.0
  • Port Adelaide
    Charlie Dixon
    1.3

Match Stats

  • 439 Disposals 358
  • 75.9 Disposal Eff 75.1
  • 146 Contested Pos 132
  • 112 Marks 95
  • 23 Free Kicks 17
  • 45 Clearances 35
  • 62 Inside 50s 49
  • 39 Rebound 50s 45
  • 63 Tackles 44
  • 26 Hit-outs 57
  • 87 Interchanges 91

Breakdown

  • 4.3 (27)
    1.4 (10)
  • 8.7 (55)
    5.4 (34)
  • 14.10 (94)
    7.6 (48)
  • 16.14 (110)
    9.6 (60)

Player Stats

Port Adelaide

Player K H D M HO FF FA T G B AF
1Justin Westhoff 15 10 25 9 5 2 1 9 0 0 132
2Jack Watts 12 8 20 7 0 2 0 4 3 3 112
3Brad Ebert 13 15 28 5 0 0 3 7 0 1 104
4Riley Bonner 21 10 31 6 0 0 1 1 0 0 102
5Ollie Wines 13 15 28 3 1 2 0 5 0 0 101
6Travis Boak 12 14 26 5 0 1 0 3 1 1 99
7Charlie Dixon 12 8 20 7 4 2 1 3 1 3 97
8Jared Polec 15 14 29 4 0 1 0 2 0 0 94
9Hamish Hartlett 19 4 23 7 0 1 1 2 0 0 92
10Chad Wingard 13 10 23 7 0 2 1 0 2 1 92
11Darcy Byrne-Jones 13 15 28 3 0 1 2 3 0 0 85
12Sam Powell-Pepper 11 8 19 5 0 2 0 3 0 4 82
13Steven Motlop 11 8 19 3 0 0 1 3 2 0 79
14Dan Houston 12 5 17 7 0 1 0 2 0 0 76
15Tom Jonas 11 5 16 6 0 1 0 3 0 0 74
16Dom Barry 12 10 22 5 0 0 1 1 0 0 72
17Tom Clurey 13 3 16 8 0 0 1 1 0 0 70
18Sam Gray 8 3 11 3 0 3 0 4 1 0 64
19Todd Marshall 6 4 10 2 0 0 2 2 4 0 58
20Tom Rockliff 6 6 12 4 0 0 0 1 1 0 52
21Dougal Howard 8 2 10 4 0 1 1 3 0 0 50
22Paddy Ryder 4 2 6 2 16 1 1 1 1 0 46

Fremantle

Player K H D M HO FF FA T G B AF
1Aaron Sandilands 5 11 16 5 52 2 3 2 1 0 111
2Lachie Neale 14 24 38 4 0 3 3 1 0 0 100
3Michael Walters 11 7 18 4 0 3 0 6 1 0 92
4Brandon Matera 13 6 19 7 0 1 0 3 1 0 91
5Matt Taberner 14 6 20 9 5 0 2 1 1 0 90
6Cam McCarthy 10 3 13 7 0 1 0 3 1 3 79
7David Mundy 7 14 21 4 0 1 1 3 0 0 71
8Luke Ryan 13 3 16 6 0 0 0 2 0 0 71
9Bradley Hill 13 2 15 5 0 0 1 2 1 0 69
10Nat Fyfe 10 12 22 1 0 1 3 3 1 0 67
11Ed Langdon 8 9 17 2 0 0 0 3 1 0 66
12Connor Blakely 11 6 17 4 0 2 0 1 0 0 63
13Michael Johnson 10 4 14 7 0 0 2 1 0 0 57
14Bailey Banfield 8 4 12 3 0 1 0 3 0 0 54
15Nathan Wilson 11 4 15 3 0 1 1 0 1 0 54
16Cameron Sutcliffe 6 11 17 6 0 0 3 0 0 0 49
17Alex Pearce 6 4 10 6 0 0 0 1 0 0 48
18Danyle Pearce 5 7 12 3 0 0 0 2 0 0 46
19Andrew Brayshaw 4 8 12 3 0 0 0 2 0 0 45
20Darcy Tucker 7 5 12 1 0 0 0 2 0 0 42
21Shane Kersten 6 6 12 3 0 0 1 0 0 2 38
22Hayden Ballantyne 6 4 10 2 0 1 3 3 0 0 36

Team Lineups

Port Adelaide

B

  • Riley Bonner,
  • Tom Jonas,
  • Dougal Howard

HB

  • Darcy Byrne-Jones,
  • Tom Clurey,
  • Hamish Hartlett

C

  • Steven Motlop,
  • Ollie Wines,
  • Jared Polec

HF

  • Travis Boak,
  • Jack Watts,
  • Chad Wingard

F

  • Justin Westhoff,
  • Charlie Dixon,
  • Tom Rockliff

Fol

  • Paddy Ryder,
  • Brad Ebert,
  • Sam Gray

I/C

  • Sam Powell-Pepper,
  • Todd Marshall,
  • Dom Barry,
  • Dan Houston

No Late Change

In

  • No Change

New

  • Steven Motlop,
  • Jack Watts,
  • Tom Rockliff,
  • Dom Barry

Last updated: 7:03PM Saturday, March 24, 2018