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West Coast Eagles vs Port Adelaide: AFL live scores, blog, highlights

5th May, 2018

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West Coast Eagles vs. Port Adelaide

Optus Stadium
AFL Home and Away May 5, 2018
West Coast Eagles 102, Port Adelaide 60
West Coast Eagles Port Adelaide
 G B Pts G B Pts
Q14125   2113
Q29357   3220
Q313482   8250
Q4166102   9660
When: 4:35pm AEST
Where: Optus Stadium
TV: Channel 7 (WA and SA only), Fox Footy
Betting: West Coast Eagles $1.75, Port Adelaide $2.10

West Coast Eagles
B Shannon Hurn, Tom Barrass, Brad Sheppard
HB Thomas Cole, Jeremy McGovern, Liam Duggan
C Andrew Gaff, Elliot Yeo, Chris Masten
HF Jamie Cripps, Jack Darling, William Rioli
F Mark LeCras, Josh J. Kennedy, Scott Lycett
FOL Nic Naitanui, Jack Redden, Luke Shuey
I/C Jack Petruccelle, Jackson Nelson, Mark Hutchings, Jake Waterman
EMG Will Schofield, Brayden Ainsworth, Fraser McInnes, Brendon Ah Chee

Port Adelaide Power
B Riley Bonner, Tom Jonas, Dan Houston
HB Darcy Byrne-Jones, Jack Hombsch, Jasper Pittard
C Karl Amon, Ollie Wines, Jared Polec
HF Travis Boak, Jack Watts, Sam Gray
F Justin Westhoff, Charlie Dixon, Steven Motlop
FOL Paddy Ryder, Brad Ebert, Robbie Gray
I/C Jake Neade, Aidyn Johnson, Dougal Howard, Dom Barry
EMG Sam Powell-Pepper, Tom Rockliff, Tom Clurey, Jack Trengove
The Eagles host the Pies in AFL finals action. (AAP Image/David Mariuz)
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Match result:

The West Coast Eagles have smashed Port Adelaide by 42 points on Saturday afternoon, but will be concerned by an injury to Luke Shuey.

Final score
West Coast 16.6 (102)
Port Adelaide 9.7 (60)

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Match preview:

Saturday afternoon footy heads to Perth, as the West Coast Eagles host Port Adelaide at Optus Stadium. Join The Roar for live scores and a blog from 4:35pm AEST.

West Coast and off-season pessimism just don’t go together well. The Eagles are, excuse the pun, flying high.

They’re second on the ladder, and have won their past five matches – the latest being a close win over arch-rivals Fremantle in last Sunday’s derby.

The next month – starting today – will be the ultimate test for the Eagles, though.

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Port, for their part, has been good but looking fragile at times. The smashed North last week, but poor losses to Geelong and Essendon in the fortnight prior means there’s still questions to be asked about the mentality of this Port outfit.

There’s no doubt that these two teams have been very competitive in the past two years, with last year’s elimination final match being the latest enthralling (and controversial!) match.

Their record is odd, though: the Eagles have won the last four games against the sides in Adelaide, but the Power have the upper hand in WA, winning the past two.

A couple of changes for both sides coming into this clash. West Coast have a strong team, but they’ve lost Lewis Jetta and Dom Sheed to injuries. Coming into the side are Jackson Nelson and Mark Hutchings.

Port, too, have made two changes. Tom Clurey’s been omitted, and they’ve lost Chad Wingard in a forced out to injury. Jasper Pittard and, importantly, Paddy Ryder, re-join the 22.

Prediction
Most pundits appear to be backing the Eagles in this one, but going by the recent history of these teams, it’ll be difficult to see this one being a blow-out. Expect a fast, probably high-scoring game. I think Port’ll make it interesting, but the Eagles will get a narrow win.

West Coast Eagles by 7 points.

Join The Roar for live scores and a blog of the match, starting from 4:35pm AEDT.

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