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West Coast Eagles vs Port Adelaide Power: JLT Community Series AFL live scores, blog

25th February, 2018

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West Coast Eagles vs. Port Adelaide

Leederville Oval
JLT Community Series February 25, 2018
West Coast Eagles 56, Port Adelaide 54
West Coast Eagles Port Adelaide
 SG B Pts SG B Pts
Q103119   0 4226
Q204327   0 6238
Q306642   0 7648
Q408856   0 8654
Venue: Leederville Oval, Western Australia
TV: Fox Footy
Time: 6:35pm AEDT

West Coast
B: S.Hurn (c) 25, T.Barrass 37, B.Sheppard 5
HB: T.Cole 28, J.McGovern 20, L.Duggan 14
C: L.Jetta 23, J.Redden 8, A.Gaff 3
HF: J.Cripps 15, J.Waterman 45, B.Ah Chee 41
F: M.LeCras 2, J.Darling 27, N.Vardy 19
Foll: S.Lycett 29, E.Yeo 6, L.Shuey 13
I/C: L.Ryan 1, D.Sheed 4, J.Brander 10, D.Venables 18, L.Partington 24, F.Watson 26, J.Nelson 30, W.Schofield 31, B.Ainsworth 33, M.Hutchings 34, F.McInnes 36, M.Karpany 39

Port Adelaide
B: R.Bonner 26, T.Jonas 42, D.Houston 43
HB: D.Byrne-Jones 33, T.Clurey 17, H.Hartlett 8
C: K.Amon 15, O.Wines 16, S.Motlop 6
HF: T.Boak (c) 1, J.Watts 23, J.Neade 3
F: J.Westhoff 39, C.Dixon 22, R.Gray 9
Foll: P.Ryder 4, B.Ebert 7, S.Powell-Pepper 2
I/C: J.Trengove 19, J.Hombsch 36, T.McKenzie 12, J.Pittard 29, P.Ladhams 38, J.Toumpas 18, J.Atley 30, D.Barry 41, K.Farrell 24, D.Howard 32, L.Thomas 48, J.Patmore 37
Not many would have picked West Coast to still be in the running for an AFL flag. (Photo by Daniel Carson/AFL Media/Getty Images)
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Match result:

Lewis Jetta kicked a last-minute goal to give West Coast a thrilling win over Port Adelaide late on Sunday night.

Final score
West Coast Eagles: 8.8 (56)
Port Adelaide Power: 8.6 (54)

Match preview:

The JLT Community Series campaign kicks off for both the West Coast Eagles and the Port Adelaide Power at Leederville Oval on Sunday. Join The Roar for all the action and live scores from 6:35pm (AEDT).

Both these clubs will be looking to improve on what they achieved last year. Yes, both were finalists, but no one really thought either side would go deep into September, and that is what has happened.

West Coast supporters won’t see Nic Naitanui in this fixture, but he is expected to make a return in the second fixture of this competition.

Eagle supporters no doubt will be keen to see pick 13 in Jarrod Brander from the recent National Draft out of all the draftees. One does feel the anticipation towards this game is more in favour of the Power, though.

These upcoming games gives the Power a great chance to bed in the new recruits. Port Adelaide obviously believe they are in the mix to push on, so they have recruited heavily.

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The likes of Jack Watts and Jack Trengove, both recruited from Melbourne, no doubt give Ken Hinkley some more depth going into 2018. Trent McKenzie and Tom Rockliff will do the same, but the former Lion won’t feature in this game.

The one that will intrigue most is Steven Motlop. He is capable of magic moments, but can also drift out of games far too easily. He needs a solid start in these practice games to give himself a better chance of succeeding come the home and away season.

What the supporters will like most about the recruits is yes, they add more depth, but they ultimately strengthen Hinkley’s best 22.

Prediction
It is about getting a solid blowout more than anything, but when it comes to discussing the result, Port Adelaide should have too much for West Coast.

Port Adelaide by 27.

Join The Roar from 6:35pm (AEDT) for all the action from Leederville Oval.