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    North Melbourne vs. Port Adelaide

    Etihad Stadium
    AFL Home and Away April 28, 2018
    North Melbourne 69, Port Adelaide 102
    North Melbourne Port Adelaide
     G B Pts G B Pts
    Q12113   4529
    Q24529   8654
    Q36743   12880
    Q410969   1512102

    Match result:

    Port Adelaide have beaten North Melbourne at Etihad Stadium to regain their momentum in season 2018.

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    Final score
    North Melbourne 10.9.69
    Port Adelaide 15.12.102

    Match preview:

    The North Melbourne Kangaroos and Port Adelaide Power meet at Etihad Stadium with both teams looking for a win to remain in touch with the top four. Join The Roar for live scores and commentary from 2:10pm (AEST).

    The form of these two sides could not be more diametrically opposed as we enter week six of the AFL competition.

    North Melbourne have become the early season success story, while those who felt Port Adelaide where somewhere near the top when it came to premiership favouritism might be re-evaluting already.

    North are rolling with two straight wins, their stars shining and still plenty of room for improvement. Brad Scott has worked wonders with a team that many thought would be making up the numbers this season; with eyes perhaps at best on a spot towards the bottom of the eight.

    Port Adelaide come off two losses after looking the goods early in the season. A great win against the Swans was followed by an unconvincing one against the Lions and poor losses to Essendon and Geelong. Their form line is tough to read.

    The fast surface at Etihad suits North down to the ground. They generally play well there and with a real chance to gain early season momentum, this is a wonderful opportunity to continue their run.

    Look for Port Adelaide to try and wrestle back some confidence and take the game on physically. Form tells me that North Melbourne will be too strong in a tight contest.

    North Melbourne by 3 goals.

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    Quarter 1
    1' GOAL - Ben Brown (North Melbourne)
    5' BEHIND - Dom Barry (Port Adelaide)
    6' GOAL - Justin Westhoff (Port Adelaide)
    10' BEHIND - Aidyn Johnson (Port Adelaide)
    13' BEHIND - Jack Watts (Port Adelaide)
    17' BEHIND - Jake Neade (Port Adelaide)
    20' GOAL - Jarrad Waite (North Melbourne)
    21' BEHIND - Justin Westhoff (Port Adelaide)
    22' GOAL - Chad Wingard (Port Adelaide)
    24' BEHIND - Jamie Macmillan (North Melbourne)
    25' GOAL - Sam Gray (Port Adelaide)
    27' GOAL - Sam Gray (Port Adelaide)
    Quarter 2
    3' BEHIND - Cameron Zurhaar (North Melbourne)
    6' GOAL - Jed Anderson (North Melbourne)
    8' GOAL - Dan Houston (Port Adelaide)
    9' BEHIND - Chad Wingard (Port Adelaide)
    13' GOAL - Jake Neade (Port Adelaide)
    15' GOAL - Ben Brown (North Melbourne)
    21' GOAL - Sam Gray (Port Adelaide)
    25' BEHIND - Shaun Atley (North Melbourne)
    26' BEHIND - Cameron Zurhaar (North Melbourne)
    28' BEHIND - Jarrad Waite (North Melbourne)
    30' GOAL - Aidyn Johnson (Port Adelaide)
    Quarter 3
    5' GOAL - Jack Watts (Port Adelaide)
    7' GOAL - Jared Polec (Port Adelaide)
    9' BEHIND - Rushed (Port Adelaide)
    12' GOAL - Jarrad Waite (North Melbourne)
    14' BEHIND - Luke Davies-Uniacke (North Melbourne)
    15' GOAL - Jy Simpkin (North Melbourne)
    16' GOAL - Sam Gray (Port Adelaide)
    19' BEHIND - Rushed (Port Adelaide)
    23' GOAL - Robbie Gray (Port Adelaide)
    25' BEHIND - Jack Ziebell (North Melbourne)
    Quarter 4
    4' BEHIND - Sam Gray (Port Adelaide)
    6' BEHIND - Ben Brown (North Melbourne)
    7' GOAL - Luke Davies-Uniacke (North Melbourne)
    9' BEHIND - Chad Wingard (Port Adelaide)
    10' GOAL - Chad Wingard (Port Adelaide)
    16' BEHIND - Dom Barry (Port Adelaide)
    17' BEHIND - Charlie Dixon (Port Adelaide)
    19' BEHIND - Rushed (North Melbourne)
    20' GOAL - Jake Neade (Port Adelaide)
    22' GOAL - Ben Brown (North Melbourne)
    23' GOAL - Jarrad Waite (North Melbourne)
    25' GOAL - Ben Brown (North Melbourne)
    29' GOAL - Charlie Dixon (Port Adelaide)

    Stuart Thomas is a sports writer and educator who made the jump from Roar Guru to Expert in 2017. An ex-trainee professional golfer, his sporting passions are broad with particular interests in football, AFL and rugby league. His love of sport is only matched by his passion for gardening and self-sustainability. Follow him on Twitter @stuartthomas72.

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    • Columnist

      Stuart Thomas said | 4:53pm | ! Report

      Port Adelaide have beaten North Melbourne at Etihad Stadium to regain their momentum.

      This was a game devoid of twists and turns with the Power dominating in the first term and having the measure of the home team for much of the day. North tried hard and their pressure in the attacking area was impressive yet the Power were able to repel the Kangaroo’s attacks into the forward fifty easier than the home side would have liked.

      Sam Gray who kicked four goals and Chad Wingard were influential up front and North didn’t have players doing something similar in their attacking zone. The Kangaroos are Ben Brown focused, for good reason, yet the Power defence held him very well with the majority of his goals coming in the final term.

      North were not embarrassed and will take a lot from the contest with Port restating their claims on a top four spot with an excellent performance.

      Final Score

      North Melbourne 10 9 69 Port Adelaide 15 12 102

    • 4:46pm
      Swannies said | 4:46pm | ! Report

      Brad Scott will be pleased with the effort from North. They could have lost by more in that final quarter.

    • Columnist

      Stuart Thomas said | 4:45pm | ! Report

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      Thanks for being on board this afternoon. Don’t forget to jump over to the Roar’s coverage of the other matches this evening and my match report will follow in fifteen minutes.

      North Melbourne: 10.9 (69)
      Port Adelaide: 15.12 (102)

    • Columnist

      Stuart Thomas said | 4:44pm | ! Report

      Full Time
      Game over at Etihad as Port come to Melbourne and take the points against North.

      North Melbourne: 10.9 (69)
      Port Adelaide: 15.12 (102)

    • Columnist

      Stuart Thomas said | 4:42pm | ! Report

      00:34 – Seconds remain.

      North Melbourne: 10.9 (69)
      Port Adelaide: 15.12 (102)

    • Columnist

      Stuart Thomas said | 4:42pm | ! Report

      00:30 – Dixon wins a free right in front. Easy goal.

      North Melbourne: 10.9 (69)
      Port Adelaide: 15.12 (102)

    • Columnist

      Stuart Thomas said | 4:41pm | ! Report

      1:25 – Ball locked in the Port forward area with around a minute remaining.

      North Melbourne: 10.9 (69)
      Port Adelaide: 14.12 (96)

    • Columnist

      Stuart Thomas said | 4:39pm | ! Report

      2:36 – It’s raining goals at Etihad in junk time.

      North Melbourne: 10.9 (69)
      Port Adelaide: 14.12 (96)

    • Columnist

      Stuart Thomas said | 4:38pm | ! Report

      3:05 – Brown marks in front again and North have come to life. All too late, but good to see.

      North Melbourne: 10.9 (69)
      Port Adelaide: 14.12 (96)

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