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Port Adelaide Power vs Brisbane Lions: AFL live scores, blog

7th April, 2018

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Port Adelaide vs. Brisbane Lions

Adelaide Oval
AFL Home and Away April 7, 2018
Port Adelaide 97, Brisbane Lions 92
Port Adelaide Brisbane Lions
 G B Pts G B Pts
Q14630   4024
Q27749   9660
Q314892   11874
Q4141397   14892
When: 1:45pm AEDT
Where: Etihad Stadium
TV: Seven (SA)/Fox Footy
Betting: Port Adelaide $1.05, Brisbane $10.00

Port Adelaide Power
B Riley Bonner, Tom Jonas, Dan Houston
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 Dougal Howard, Brad Ebert, Robbie Gray
I/C Sam Gray, Dom Barry, Sam Powell-Pepper, Todd Marshall

Brisbane Lions
B Sam Mayes, Josh Walker, Darcy Gardiner
HB Luke Hodge, Harris Andrews, Alex Witherden
C Lewis Taylor, Dayne Zorko, Rohan Bewick
HF Cameron Rayner, Ryan Lester, Hugh McCluggage
F Allen Christensen, Eric Hipwood, Charlie Cameron
FOL Stefan Martin, Jarrod Berry, Dayne Beam
I/C Mitch Robinson, Nick Robertson, Cedric Cox, Rhys Mathieson
Port Adelaide host the Tigers. (Photo by Mark Brake/Getty Images)
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7th April, 2018
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Saturday’s early game takes us to Adelaide, when the high-flying Port Adelaide Power host the Brisbane Lions at Adelaide Oval. Join The Roar for live scores and a blog of the match, starting from 1:45pm AEST.

It’s fair to say Port Adelaide’s start to the season has been a great one. They demolished Fremantle in their first game, and then travelled to Sydney to hold off the Swans in a fantastic victory last weekend.

Brisbane, however, are winless. The Queenslanders were plucky against the Saints, but disappointing – if a little teasing – against Melbourne last weekend.

A trip to Adelaide isn’t the easiest endeavour, and it’s going to be a tough assignment for Chris Fagan’s men – especially given the city has been, well, tough for the Lions in recent times.

The Power are in good shape around the ground, with Ollie Wines, Sam Powell-Pepper and Charlie Dixon noticeable last week.

Their midfield will be tough for the Lions to match, while their offense is also handy – a good test for the Lions’ defence, which has fallen victim to Port’s offensive power in their past few match-ups.

The Power, not surprisingly, have made no changes to last week’s side. Brisbane have made a sole change, with Mitch Robinson returning from suspension and Dan McStay omitted. It’s their captain, Dayne Beams’, 150th game.

The Lions – all things going well – should be a tougher opponent than they have been their last few outings at Adelaide Oval, but I am afraid this result is a bit of a foregone conclusion. Port will comfortably win this, probably by about 40 points.

Port Adelaide by 40 points


Join The Roar for live scores and a blog of the match, starting from 1:45pm AEDT.