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    Port Adelaide vs. Geelong Cats

    Adelaide Oval
    AFL Home and Away April 21, 2018
    Port Adelaide 50, Geelong Cats 84
    Port Adelaide Geelong Cats
     G B Pts G B Pts
    Q1128   3220
    Q24428   5737
    Q37547   81058
    Q47850   121284

    Match result:

    Geelong have beaten a disappointing Port Adelaide in a scrappy, physical game at Adelaide Oval.

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    Final score
    Port Adelaide Power 7.8 (50)
    Geelong Cats 12.12 (84)

    Match preview:

    Saturday night footy takes us to Adelaide, where Port Adelaide clash with Geelong. Join The Roar for live scores and a blog of the match, starting from 7:40pm AEST.

    Port Adelaide – so good in the first three rounds – flopped last weekend against Essendon, snapping their loss-less streak and making them fly back to Adelaide, tails between their legs. Geelong, for their part, did what everyone expected to do and beat the Saints over in Geelong.

    That’s what makes tonight’s match intriguing. Port Adelaide, one would expect, will come out breathing fire, and 45,000 rabid fans will be hoping – well, demanding – for just that.

    Geelong’s been sensational recently against Port – winning 13 of their past 14 clashes, including two of the three at Adelaide Oval.

    The big story for Port is the continual absence of Paddy Ryder, with their improvised ruck line-up of the likes of Charlie Dixon and Justin Westhoff will continue.

    Fortunately, though, their midfield will provide them with a much better contest: the names of Ollie Wines, Brad Ebert and Robbie Gray matching up well against Sam Menegola, Patrick Dangerfield and Joel Selwood.

    The teams have made two changes apiece, with the Power dropping Trent McKenzie and losing Tom Rockliff to a calf injury. Jake Neade and Jack Hombisch head into the selected squad in their places.

    The Cats, too, have lost one to injury and one to a demotion to the twos. It’s Corey Gregson (foot) fulfilling the former category, while young Zach Guthrie is the unlucky latter. Jackson Thurlow and James Parson head into the side.

    Prediction
    Geelong’s recent record against Port in Adelaide has been strong, but there’s no doubt they’ll find tonight’s challenge a little more challenging.

    The Power have been formidable this season – if you ignore the capitulation against Essendon, which is admittedly hard to do.

    They’ll be hoping to follow in the Crows lead and surge back with a win, but Geelong are no pushovers themselves. This’ll could be a classic, and it’ll be close(ish).

    Geelong by 16 points

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    Events
    Quarter 1
    9' BEHIND - Travis Boak (Port Adelaide)
    10' BEHIND - Robbie Gray (Port Adelaide)
    14' BEHIND - Esava Ratugolea (Geelong Cats)
    16' GOAL - George Horlin-Smith (Geelong Cats)
    18' GOAL - Patrick Dangerfield (Geelong Cats)
    20' BEHIND - Joel Selwood (Geelong Cats)
    21' GOAL - Jake Neade (Port Adelaide)
    24' GOAL - Sam Menegola (Geelong Cats)
    Quarter 2
    1' BEHIND - Chad Wingard (Port Adelaide)
    2' BEHIND - Jordan Murdoch (Geelong Cats)
    7' GOAL - Lachie Fogarty (Geelong Cats)
    9' BEHIND - Patrick Dangerfield (Geelong Cats)
    11' GOAL - Jake Neade (Port Adelaide)
    19' GOAL - Lindsay Thomas (Port Adelaide)
    20' BEHIND - Rushed (Geelong Cats)
    21' BEHIND - Mitch Duncan (Geelong Cats)
    26' GOAL - Robbie Gray (Port Adelaide)
    28' GOAL - Esava Ratugolea (Geelong Cats)
    33' BEHIND - James Parsons (Geelong Cats)
    35' BEHIND - Charlie Dixon (Port Adelaide)
    Quarter 3
    2' GOAL - Ollie Wines (Port Adelaide)
    3' BEHIND - Rushed (Geelong Cats)
    5' GOAL - Sam Gray (Port Adelaide)
    12' GOAL - James Parsons (Geelong Cats)
    20' BEHIND - Chad Wingard (Port Adelaide)
    23' GOAL - James Parsons (Geelong Cats)
    28' GOAL - Karl Amon (Port Adelaide)
    29' BEHIND - Sam Menegola (Geelong Cats)
    33' BEHIND - Daniel Menzel (Geelong Cats)
    36' GOAL - Jordan Murdoch (Geelong Cats)
    Quarter 4
    2' GOAL - Mitch Duncan (Geelong Cats)
    6' BEHIND - Jake Kolodjashnij (Geelong Cats)
    8' BEHIND - Jack Watts (Port Adelaide)
    10' BEHIND - Travis Boak (Port Adelaide)
    16' GOAL - George Horlin-Smith (Geelong Cats)
    18' BEHIND - Daniel Menzel (Geelong Cats)
    19' BEHIND - Lindsay Thomas (Port Adelaide)
    28' GOAL - Tim Kelly (Geelong Cats)
    31' GOAL - Daniel Menzel (Geelong Cats)

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    • 11:41pm
      Doctor Rotcod said | 11:41pm | ! Report

      In other news the Dockers playing a young,inexperienced side at home,with Fyfe,Neale and Walters running amok,only kicked 16 goals

      • Roar Guru

        12:39am
        Dalgety Carrington said | 12:39am | ! Report

        Are you saying the Docker’s played a young inexperienced side? That’s true, Freo ran out with five players under 21 years of age and a side younger average age than Carlton. Not sure why you’d be posting that here though?

    • Roar Guru

      10:41pm
      Cat said | 10:41pm | ! Report

      Port average age of selected side: 25y 10m
      Geelong average age of selected side: 24y 7m

      Port average games of selected side: 111.3
      Geelong average games of selected side: 74

      Port 6 players under 50 games experience in selected side
      Geelong 11 players under 50 games experience in selected side.

    • Roar Guru

      10:33pm
      AdelaideDocker said | 10:33pm | ! Report

      Geelong have beaten a disappointing Port Adelaide in a scrappy, physical game at Adelaide Oval.

      The first quarter was a weird one: Port having most of the attacking opportunities, but being seemingly unable to make anything of them. They were also dominating much of the play early, but as the script usually proceeds, Geelong soon got their groove into the game and booted three quick goals (compared to Port’s sole major) to skip to a lead. They were leading by twelve at the first break.

      The second quarter was probably more scrappy than the first, but Port did manage to gain some ascendancy at stages. Whilst still being frustrating with some of their forward forays, Port booted a trio of goals to close the gap, but Geelong kept their lead through to the final siren.

      Port looked at their best in the third quarter, snatching the lead back at one stage, but as they usually do in scrappy, low-scoring games, Geelong reared it’s head and made sure they kept the lead – thanks to a on-the-siren goal from Jordan Murdoch – into the final break. The fourth, despite it’s (limited) potential as a close, intense quarter – was anything but, with Port failing to close the lead for a final time and Geelong running away with the ballgame thanks to four late goals.

      Selwood and Dangerfield – as you’d expect – were prolific (29 and 28 touches respectively), whilst late call-up Horlin-Smith had 26 touches and a couple of handy goals. Youngsters in Parfitt, Kelly and Fogarty were also all noticable throughout the game – a great sign for the Cats.

      Port were well served by R.Gray and Wines (32, 29 touches respectively), whilst Neade booted two goals and Thomas both delighted and frustrated. Veterans in Boak and Ebert also gathered disposals aplenty, but neither was particularly influential.

      Port: 7.8 (50)
      Geelong: 12.12 (84)

    • Roar Guru

      10:28pm
      Joel Erickson said | 10:28pm | ! Report

      It’s becoming painfully obvious that Hinkley isn’t the right coach for this list. This is a premiership winning list with a hack coach. Like putting a four-cylinder in a Ferrari.

      • 10:42pm
        Gary Dugan said | 10:42pm | ! Report

        Coach needs to accept full responsibilty for that debacle. That was an embarassment to watch.

        Well done to Geelong.

    • Roar Guru

      10:26pm
      AdelaideDocker said | 10:26pm | ! Report

      FULL TIME

      There’s the final siren.

      It’s Geelong by 34 points.

      I’ll have a match report up shortly.

      Port: 7.8 (50)
      Geelong: 12.12 (84)

    • Roar Guru

      10:24pm
      AdelaideDocker said | 10:24pm | ! Report

      GOAL GEELONG

      Menzel the beneficiary of a high contact free, and he’ll line up with less than a minute left.

      It’s through.

      Port: 7.8 (50)
      Geelong: 12.12 (84)

    • 10:24pm
      Birdman said | 10:24pm | ! Report

      Game over – Port have been poor while the Cats have battled harder and have been cleaner inside 50 and deserve the 4 pts.

      Thanks for your fine blogging tonight, AD.

    • Roar Guru

      10:22pm
      AdelaideDocker said | 10:22pm | ! Report

      GOAL GEELONG

      Kelly with a major for the Cats.

      That’ll be the ballgame, one would reasonably assume.

      Port: 7.8 (50)
      Geelong: 11.12 (78)

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