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    Port Adelaide vs. Western Bulldogs

    Adelaide Oval
    AFL Home and Away June 14, 2018
    Port Adelaide 132, Western Bulldogs 75
    Port Adelaide Western Bulldogs
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    Port Adelaide have the chance to strengthen their hold on a position in the top eight this week when they host the Western Bulldogs on Thursday night. Join The Roar for live scores and a blog of the match, starting from 7:50pm AEST.

    Port Adelaide have been a difficult team to get a read on at times this year – of course, they’re not the only AFL side about whom that is true.

    They have taken some decent scalps at times such as their wins against Sydney and last week Richmond, but have occasionally fallen short of what they’d be hoping to achieve.

    Last week’s win over the reigning premiers surely is one that will give them some confidence they can beat the best, even if the Tigers were missing Dustin Martin.

    As for the Western Bulldogs, they’ve been well below expectations this year – typically fielding a very young and inexperienced side.

    Port have dropped Jack Watts and Jake Neade from their side for this game and have lost Tom Jonas to injury. Jack Hombsch, Todd Marshall and Lindsay Thomas all come back into the side.

    The Bulldogs have lost all of Dale Morris, Matt Suckling and Tory Dickson to injury and have dropped Jordan Roughead.

    Zaine Cordy, Mitch Wallis, Lukas Webb and Shane Biggs have all returned to the side for this match.

    Toby McLean will reach a minor career milestone, appearing in his 50th AFL game.

    Prediction
    Being by far the more mature, experienced and in-form side, as well as having the home ground advantage, it’s hard to see this being anything other than a comfortable win for Port Adelaide.

    Port Adelaide Power by 36 points.

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    Events
    Quarter 1
    3' BEHIND - Billy Gowers (Western Bulldogs)
    8' BEHIND - Sam Gray (Port Adelaide)
    9' GOAL - Charlie Dixon (Port Adelaide)
    11' BEHIND - Todd Marshall (Port Adelaide)
    12' BEHIND - Todd Marshall (Port Adelaide)
    14' GOAL - Jared Polec (Port Adelaide)
    17' GOAL - Ollie Wines (Port Adelaide)
    20' GOAL - Lindsay Thomas (Port Adelaide)
    22' GOAL - Charlie Dixon (Port Adelaide)
    24' BEHIND - Lindsay Thomas (Port Adelaide)
    29' BEHIND - Charlie Dixon (Port Adelaide)
    Quarter 2
    1' BEHIND - Josh Schache (Western Bulldogs)
    6' GOAL - Ed Richards (Western Bulldogs)
    9' GOAL - Marcus Bontempelli (Western Bulldogs)
    11' GOAL - Robbie Gray (Port Adelaide)
    13' BEHIND - Mitch Honeychurch (Western Bulldogs)
    16' GOAL - Ed Richards (Western Bulldogs)
    18' BEHIND - Bailey Williams (Western Bulldogs)
    26' GOAL - Steven Motlop (Port Adelaide)
    28' BEHIND - Rushed (Western Bulldogs)
    29' GOAL - Ed Richards (Western Bulldogs)
    32' BEHIND - Rushed (Port Adelaide)
    34' GOAL - Charlie Dixon (Port Adelaide)
    Quarter 3
    1' GOAL - Mitch Wallis (Western Bulldogs)
    5' BEHIND - Marcus Bontempelli (Western Bulldogs)
    7' GOAL - Jared Polec (Port Adelaide)
    8' GOAL - Justin Westhoff (Port Adelaide)
    13' GOAL - Tom Rockliff (Port Adelaide)
    16' GOAL - Justin Westhoff (Port Adelaide)
    17' GOAL - Josh Schache (Western Bulldogs)
    20' GOAL - Mitch Wallis (Western Bulldogs)
    22' BEHIND - Travis Boak (Port Adelaide)
    24' BEHIND - Justin Westhoff (Port Adelaide)
    26' GOAL - Travis Boak (Port Adelaide)
    27' BEHIND - Billy Gowers (Western Bulldogs)
    28' BEHIND - Charlie Dixon (Port Adelaide)
    29' GOAL - Marcus Bontempelli (Western Bulldogs)
    31' GOAL - Tom Rockliff (Port Adelaide)
    Quarter 4
    1' BEHIND - Rushed (Western Bulldogs)
    3' GOAL - Paddy Ryder (Port Adelaide)
    5' BEHIND - Josh Schache (Western Bulldogs)
    6' GOAL - Billy Gowers (Western Bulldogs)
    8' GOAL - Robbie Gray (Port Adelaide)
    10' GOAL - Toby McLean (Western Bulldogs)
    12' BEHIND - Tom Rockliff (Port Adelaide)
    13' BEHIND - Robbie Gray (Port Adelaide)
    14' GOAL - Robbie Gray (Port Adelaide)
    19' GOAL - Sam Gray (Port Adelaide)
    21' GOAL - Patrick Lipinski (Western Bulldogs)
    23' GOAL - Dan Houston (Port Adelaide)
    26' BEHIND - Chad Wingard (Port Adelaide)
    30' GOAL - Tom Rockliff (Port Adelaide)
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    • Roar Guru

      10:34pm
      Rick Disnick said | 10:34pm | ! Report

      Pretty regulation win from Port, but you still have to get the job done.

      Thanks for the call, Tom.

    • Roar Guru

      10:34pm
      TomC said | 10:34pm | ! Report

      Match report

      Port Adelaide have gotten the job done against the Western Bulldogs at the Adelaide Oval, leaping out to an early lead and then cruising to a xx point victory without too much trouble.

      The first quarter was one way traffic, with the home side well on top in every facet of the game.

      The Bulldogs were having particular trouble clearing the ball out of the backline making numerous unforced errors, and as the repeat entries mounted the Power couldn’t help but take advantage.

      At quarter time Port Adelaide led 5.5.35 to just one solitary behind, and the demoralised Dogs looked headed for some kind of record loss.

      But there was a lot more fight from the visitors in the second quarter, as the Power appeared to slacken off a bit. With Marcus Bontempelli influential in the middle of the ground Western began to carve out some opportunities, and young Ed Richards took advantage with three goals in the term, all from free kicks.

      The margin had closed to three straight kicks at one point late in the half, but that was as close as the Bulldogs got.

      Having closed the first half out the better of the teams, Port Adelaide started to find something near their best footy after the main break, as they started to use the ball intelligently in the forward half to create space in attacking areas. While they didn’t always take full advantage they did enough to keep pushing the margin out.

      The Dogs, to their credit, continued to chip away at the other end, refusing to go into their shells and scoring quite well on the counterattack, but they always appeared outmatched.

      With Wines, Wingard, Rockliff and Robbie Gray all prolific the Power continued to control the game, and had extended the lead out to 38 points by the final break.

      In the meantime, the Dogs were having to make do without Easton Wood and Jackson Macrae, who’d both been taken out of the game with injury.

      The sting was more or less out of the game in the final term, as both sides traded goals and the Power racked up the score and the stats. A comfortable 57 point win to the home side in the end, and they cracked the 20 goal mark for the first time this seaon.

      They’ll be pleased with the output of all their prime movers and their spread of goalkickers, with Rockliff, Robbie Gray and Dixon kicking three each. Jared Polec kicked two absolute rippers.

      The Dogs’ season continues to disappoint. They showed a little fight after getting blown away in the first term but were simply outclassed, and now are likely to have to deal with the absence of Wood and possibly Macrae, the former on crutches at the end of the match.

      They can take some solace from the pleasing performances of youngsters like Ed Richards, but it looks like a long, cold finish to the season for the 2016 premiers.

    • Roar Guru

      10:30pm
      TomC said | 10:30pm | ! Report

      That’s full time

      Port Adelaide 20.12.132
      Western Bulldogs 11.9.75

    • Roar Guru

      10:28pm
      TomC said | 10:28pm | ! Report

      GOAL PORT

      Rockliff takes a strong mark opposed to Hunter in the forwardline, and from 40m out he kicks his third.

      That’s a strength for Rockliff; he can physically outpoint most other midfielders, which is why he can be handy when he pushes forward.

      Port 132
      Western 75

    • Roar Guru

      10:23pm
      Rick Disnick said | 10:23pm | ! Report

      I wonder how long until Mercedes disassociates themselves with the Bulldogs. It’s hard to believe they’re a major sponsor of this club.

      • Roar Guru

        10:31pm
        AdelaideDocker said | 10:31pm | ! Report

        They are? Jeez, that’s an unlikely (and surprising) partnership.

        • Roar Guru

          10:38pm
          Rick Disnick said | 10:38pm | ! Report

          I didn’t realise it either until I saw their logo on Bevo’s top.

          • Roar Guru

            10:56pm
            AdelaideDocker said | 10:56pm | ! Report

            Audi’s sponsorship of the Hawks make more sense.

            Ditto Renault’s (former?) sponsorship of Port – both are frustrating as hell, often crappy but will occasionally make you smile.

            • 12:01am
              Don Freo said | 12:01am | ! Report

              Nothing wrong with Renaults. I’ve had 9 of them. An absolute delight and the most comfy ride you could imagine.

    • Roar Guru

      10:21pm
      TomC said | 10:21pm | ! Report

      GOAL PORT

      Houston with a magnificent long strike, well outside 50 he sends his shot sailing through the big sticks.

      Port 125
      Western 75

      It’s a big score for the Power now. They’ll be pretty content with this, I feel.

    • Roar Guru

      10:18pm
      TomC said | 10:18pm | ! Report

      GOAL WESTERN

      Richards gathers on the run at half forward, and spears a perfectly weighted kick to the advantage of Lipinski, who gathers the mark in one hand.

      From 20m out Lipinski makes no mistake.

      Port 119
      Western 75

    • Roar Guru

      10:17pm
      TomC said | 10:17pm | ! Report

      GOAL POWER

      Sam Gray with a ripper of a mark! In congestion right on the goalline the lesser Gray leaped over Dahlhaus to outpoint a number of Bulldog opponents and mark on his chest.

      From point blank range, the goal is no trouble for Gray.

      Port 119
      Western 69

    • Roar Guru

      10:12pm
      TomC said | 10:12pm | ! Report

      GOAL POWER

      Robbie Gray continues to do the damage in the forward 50, kicking his third goal for the night.

      Port 113
      western 69

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