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  • Melbourne v Port Adelaide
  • Round 17 - 19:10 ACST, Jul 21, 2012
  • TIO Stadium
  • 30° Sunny, windy.
16th
14th
  • Goals 8
  • Behinds 8
  • Total 56

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  • Goals 12
  • Behinds 12
  • Total 84

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Melbourne

  • Q1
    5.0
    (30)
  • Q2
    5.1
    (31)
  • Q3
    7.5
    (47)
  • Q4
    8.8
    (56)
  • Q1
    2.5
    (17)
  • Q2
    5.10
    (40)
  • Q3
    8.10
    (58)
  • Q4
    12.12
    (84)

Port Adelaide

Stats

  • 360
  • 223
  • 137
  • 31
  • 34
  • 8
  • 26
  • 55
  • 10
  • 133
  • 73
  • 34
  • 0
  • Disposals
  • Kicks
  • Handballs
  • Free Kicks
  • Clearances
  • Centre
  • Stoppages
  • Inside 50
  • Marks in 50
  • Contested Possessions
  • Tackles
  • Hit-Outs
  • Interchanges
  • 366
  • 197
  • 169
  • 25
  • 35
  • 13
  • 22
  • 45
  • 10
  • 142
  • 41
  • 33
  • 0

Match  Feed

  • Q4 28:31

    The Power run out 28 point winners, they were simply more efficient forward and that was the difference, Melbourne had plenty of ball but broke down badly in front of goal.

  • Q4 27:44

    With seconds left Primus dashes from the box in order to celebrate with his charges...who can blame him.

  • Q4 25:54

    GOAl DEMONSJones trying to snake his way through traffic is almost decapitated and as a result will have a free kick 30 out straight in front. His kick sails through...that's how it's done Dees!

  • Q4 24:44

    BEHIND DEMONSGreen marks deep in the pocket, his attempted boomerang doesn't have enough curl and the ball sails through for a point.

  • Q4 23:18

    BEHIND POWERBoak has the ball 57 out, there is no-one in front of him so he goes for goal and tries to roll it through, at the last moment it takes a nasty bounce and goes wide.

  • Q4 20:46

    BEHIND POWEREbert with strength bustles his man off the ball and marks deep in the pocket, he tries to guide the ball through but it slides wide for a minor score.

  • Q4 18:14

    All night Melbourne have struggled with their forward set up, they simply look lost as they cross 50 and consequently have failed to convert possession into a sore.

  • Q4 16:45

    GOAL POWEREbert has been great tonight, with good vision he spots Stewart on the far flank, leading hard, his pass is perfect as is Stewart's set shot...Port lead by 33.

  • Q4 14:45

    GOAL POWERThe Power finally get the ball forward and they make it count...they push the ball forward until Wingard gathers and puts it straight between the big sticks, Port by 27.

  • Q4 12:44

    BEHIND DEMONSA free kick downfield and Green makes sure the ball is in his hands when the Umpire arrives however even the veteran cannot make it count as he pushes it across the face for a point.

  • Q4 11:44

    Blease decides to one up Ebert as from a similar position at the other end he fails to make the distance, and Port clear.

  • Q4 09:15

    Ebert hits the point post with a set shot, the Demons' remain alive...another goal to the Power would have put this one away.

  • Q4 08:13

    BEHIND DEMONSRivers with a strong mark 35 out proceeds to blot his copy book as he pushes the kick wide and through for a minor score.

  • Q4 06:43

    GOAL POWERFrom the stoppage Boak gathers the ball and charges forward, his long kick is marked by Lobbe who out positions his man, 30 out from goal and slots through the set shot.

  • Q4 04:43

    GOAL POWERPort make something out of nothing as Westhoff slams the ball long, Ebert worries his man out of it before pushing it back to Young who snaps truly from the boundary line.

  • Q4 02:14

    Both sides are attacking the ball savagely in the opening term well aware that the first score will be vital, it may not be a high quality game but it certainly is a tough encounter.

  • Q4 00:00

    The final term is underway and in a low scoring game like this the first goal will be vital. Port win the first clearance as the Umpire awards them a free kick.

  • Q3 30:28

    The siren sounds and once again Melbourne will be wondering what is going on as they find themselves trailing by 11 points after dominating the term.

  • Q3 29:21

    GOAL POWERStewart has been deadly in front of goal and this is no exception as he slots home his fourth of the night, that really hurts Melbourne.

  • Q3 27:50

    Garland hacks a kick out of the air and sends it straight into the chest of, Paul Stewart...the most dangerous forward on the ground, he hangs his head.

  • Q3 26:20

    BEHIND DEMONSBail is off line with another running snap - suddenly it is the Power who can't break out of defence.

  • Q3 24:50

    GOAL DEMONSBlease reads the ball off hands to perfection as he speeds past the pack grabs the loose ball and dashes into goal, Melbourne trail by 6 points.

  • Q3 23:24

    BEHIND DEMONSHowe marked tight against the boundary line on the forward flank, he steps off the mark and tries to kick the ball across his body and curl it through...he can't, one point.

  • Q3 21:51

    Howe launches himself into the Darwin night and standing on a team mate's shoulders drags down a bona fide contender for mark of the year, with a slippery ball that was magnificent.

  • Q3 20:21

    Melbourne have activated their Sub as Magner makes way for Strauss.

  • Q3 17:53

    GOAL POWERStewart, Paul that is, seems to trip up on the lead and is awarded the free kick, from 50 out he slots it home to bring up his third and give the Power some breathing space.

  • Q3 15:25

    BEHIND DEMONSBlease, 35 out right in front hits the post, when things aren't going your way everything's difficult.

  • Q3 12:50

    Melbourne have certainly had a lot more of the ball this term but they too are finding it hard to convert, the slippery ball isn't helping but the Dees look unstructured up forward.

  • Q3 10:50

    Westhoff has a wild kick from 55 out and sends the ball flying over the boundary line, that kick had plenty of carry but was way off target.

  • Q3 08:36

    Both sides are finding the ball hard to control as the temperature drops and the dew begins to settle.

  • Q3 06:20

    GOAL DEMONSFrom 45 out tucked tight against the boundary line Rivers' curls the ball through from the set shot, what a lovely kick...will it lift his team?

  • Q3 05:22

    BEHIND DEMONSMelbourne with a desperate kick deep into attack, the wild kick allows the Power to get numbers back and force the ball through for a rushed behind.

  • Q3 03:08

    GOAL POWEREbert is awarded a free just inside the arc as he is impeded in his attempt to lead. His long kick bounces over the defence allowing Broadbent to run into the open goal...too easy.

  • Q3 01:20

    Once again Melbourne fail to capitalise on their opportunities as they send a wayward pass out of bounds. Port clear from the throw in.

  • Q3 00:00

    The third term is underway and the Demons will have the first clearance of the quarter as they are awarded a free at the opening bounce.

  • Q2 29:30

    The Power dominated that term everywhere except the scoreboard, Melbourne couldn't keep control of the ball and gifted Port, turn over after turn over. Both sides will need to lift to win this one.

  • Q2 29:27

    BEHIND DEMONSGreen has marked on the boundary as the siren sounds, he will have to try and guide it through...the ball holds it's line until the last second when it fades right...one behind.

  • Q2 26:19

    As time ticks down for this term remember Melbourne are yet to add to their quarter time score, they have already had a scoreless term this year...could this be their second?

  • Q2 23:12

    The ball is starting to get slippery in the evening dew and the players are struggling to keep it under control.

  • Q2 21:47

    GOAL POWERPearce spots the leading Ebert who marks 36 out right in front. Ebert gives the Power some breathing room as he slots through the goal and gives his team a nine point lead.

  • Q2 20:17

    The Port Adelaide players held their collective breathes as Petterd lined up from 40 out, however once again Melbourne let them off as the kick misses everything and goes out on the full.

  • Q2 18:18

    The Power have dominated this term but have squandered their many opportunities in front of goal...a quick Melbourne goal will undo all that good work.

  • Q2 16:47

    BEHIND POWERBoak lopes through the seemingly empty forward line...where are the Melbourne defenders? He gathers a Westhoff tap and kicks across his body for yet another behind.

  • Q2 15:17

    BEHIND POWERMelbourne are just giving the ball away as they try to work the ball out of defence allowing the Power to have the easiest of turn-overs, this time Westhoff's long shot is offline.

  • Q2 12:17

    BEHIND POWERThe Power creep into the lead as a long kick from Logan is thumped through for yet another rushed behind...at the moment we seem to be in a scoring drought.

  • Q2 10:17

    Jetta gifts the Power possession as he attempts to switch play and instead sends the ball out on the full. That was was just plain bad football.

  • Q2 09:18

    BEHIND POWERPort even up the scores as a kick from Pearce, from just inside the arc, swings across the face and comes off hands for a rushed behind.

  • Q2 08:17

    Both teams are playing between their half forward lines as they struggle to get the ball into their attacking fifties.

  • Q2 05:17

    The Power have had to activate their Sub as Pittard is taken off with suspected broken ribs and replaced with Young.

  • Q2 02:48

    GOAL POWERBoak is dragged off the ball, without actually having gained possession and is awarded his fourth free of the night. From 35 out he puts the Power a solitary point behind.

  • Q2 00:00

    GOAL POWERThe perfect start for the Power as they explode out of the centre and kick the ball long into the goal square, Stewart ducked behind the pack and gathered the loose ball and goaled.

  • Q1 31:27

    The Demons enjoy a 13 point lead at the first break, despite the Power having plenty of the ball they simply couldn't convert possession into score board pressure.

  • Q1 30:24

    GOAL DEMONSSylvia kicks the easiest of goals as he loses his man and marks 35 out, he steadies and drives through another Melbourne goal. With the quarter time siren so close that has to hurt.

  • Q1 21:27

    GOAL DEMONSMartin, marks wide on the flank, without hesitating he plays on. Running along the boundary line he measures the kick perfectly and slots it through...good play.

  • Q1 19:27

    GOAL DEMONSRivers uses his pace to find some space, gathers the ball and from the angle guides it through.

  • Q1 17:42

    Melbourne with a free kick in the centre of the ground pick out Trengove who is standing all alone on the last line of defence...that was simply poor disposal.

  • Q1 15:59

    GOAL POWERStewart is on fire as he runs onto a bouncing ball and gathers at speed before dribbling through his second of the night.

  • Q1 13:12

    GOAL DEMONSGreen marks 40 out and drives through his second of the evening, Melbourne back into the lead.

  • Q1 11:24

    GOAL POWERWesthoff flies and brings the ball to ground, Stewart stay down, runs onto the ball and kicks the Dees opener.

  • Q1 10:34

    BEHIND POWEREbert is forced over the line and rushes a point for the Power.

  • Q1 09:59

    BEHIND POWERA horrible defensive lapse sees Stewart all alone 40 out from the Port Adelaide goal, he marks the ball effortlessly and then proceeds to shank the set shot.

  • Q1 07:57

    The ball is being shuffled between half forward lines as both teams struggle to find any forward penetration.

  • Q1 04:27

    GOAL DEMONSMelbourne draw first blood as Green lobs through a goal from outside the 50 metre arc. it's been a hot start for the veteran who already has four possessions.

  • Q1 02:58

    The Dees have held sway in the opening few minutes, however so far despite the weight of possession they have been unable to score.

  • Q1 00:57

    The Power have the first shot of the match courtesy of a free kick out of the opening bounce. However Pearce from deep in the pocket pushes the ball out on the full, free kick Dees.

  • Q1 00:10

    The men wearing the vests tonight are Young for the Power and Strauss for the Dees.

  • Q1 00:00

    Welcome to TIO Stadium in Darwin for the clash between the Demons and the Power.

Melbourne

Player K H D M HO FF FA T G B AF
1 Jack Grimes 20 12 32 11 0 2 0 4 0 0 135
2 Brad Green 13 3 16 7 0 0 0 7 2 3 109
3 Nathan Jones 13 13 26 2 0 5 2 5 1 0 96
4 Colin Sylvia 15 6 21 2 1 1 1 6 1 0 92
5 Daniel Nicholson 17 5 22 6 0 1 0 3 0 0 92
6 Tom McDonald 15 8 23 5 0 1 0 2 0 0 85
7 Lynden Dunn 13 6 19 6 0 4 1 3 0 0 82
8 Sam Blease 12 5 17 4 0 1 0 4 1 1 82
9 Colin Garland 14 6 20 6 0 0 1 3 0 0 81
10 Neville Jetta 12 7 19 4 0 3 1 3 0 0 74
11 Jack Trengove 7 12 19 4 0 1 1 3 0 0 67
12 Ricky Petterd 11 4 15 3 0 2 1 4 0 0 65
13 Jake Spencer 3 5 8 3 18 1 3 6 0 0 62
14 Stefan Martin 7 5 12 3 11 0 1 1 1 0 58
15 Jared Rivers 7 2 9 5 2 1 1 1 2 1 57
16 James Magner 5 7 12 4 0 3 3 5 0 0 55
17 James Frawley 10 2 12 3 1 0 1 3 0 0 53
18 Joel MacDonald 9 8 17 3 0 0 3 2 0 0 51
19 Rohan Bail 7 11 18 4 0 0 2 0 0 1 50
20 Tom Couch 6 6 12 0 0 3 2 5 0 0 47
21 Jeremy Howe 6 3 9 3 1 2 1 2 0 1 42
22 James Strauss 1 1 2 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 9

Port Adelaide

Player K H D M HO FF FA T G B AF
1 Domenic Cassisi 13 17 30 4 0 4 4 5 0 0 97
2 Justin Westhoff 13 9 22 7 6 2 1 2 0 1 92
3 Brad Ebert 16 10 26 7 0 0 5 4 0 1 91
4 Paul Stewart 11 4 15 5 0 2 2 2 5 0 90
5 Travis Boak 19 11 30 1 0 3 2 0 1 2 87
6 Danyle Pearce 17 9 26 3 0 1 1 1 0 0 80
7 Tom Logan 10 12 22 5 0 0 0 1 0 0 73
8 Troy Chaplin 11 8 19 6 0 1 1 2 0 0 73
9 Matthew Broadbent 12 9 21 1 0 0 1 2 1 0 68
10 Matthew Lobbe 6 7 13 2 18 2 1 1 1 0 65
11 Brett Ebert 9 4 13 8 0 2 1 0 1 1 65
12 Kane Cornes 10 13 23 3 0 2 5 2 0 0 60
13 Chad Wingard 4 12 16 1 0 0 0 3 1 0 57
14 Alipate Carlile 9 7 16 4 1 1 0 0 0 0 55
15 Matt Thomas 5 9 14 0 0 2 0 3 0 1 48
16 Thomas Jonas 6 6 12 3 0 0 1 3 0 0 48
17 Daniel Stewart 6 3 9 2 8 2 0 0 1 1 47
18 Andrew Moore 5 6 11 1 0 0 0 3 0 0 42
19 Aaron Young 3 4 7 0 0 0 1 3 1 0 32
20 Jackson Trengove 6 3 9 1 0 1 2 2 0 0 30
21 John McCarthy 6 3 9 2 0 0 3 2 0 0 29
22 Jasper Pittard 0 3 3 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 9

Melbourne

Player No. K H D CP UP DE% CLG M CM M50 HO CLR CC ST R50 FF FA T 1PC Bo i50 G B GA G% TG% AF
1 Jack Grimes 16 20 12 32 11 20 75 1 11 1 0 0 3 1 2 1 2 0 4 1 0 6 0 0 2 0 86 135
2 Brad Green 18 13 3 16 1 14 56 1 7 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 7 0 0 4 2 3 0 40 92 109
3 Nathan Jones 2 13 13 26 11 17 80 2 2 0 0 0 6 2 4 1 5 2 5 0 1 1 1 0 0 100 82 96
4 Colin Sylvia 12 15 6 21 11 10 61 2 2 0 1 1 5 0 5 0 1 1 6 2 0 4 1 0 0 100 79 92
5 Daniel Nicholson 26 17 5 22 5 16 68 3 6 0 0 0 2 0 2 6 1 0 3 1 1 3 0 0 0 0 90 92
6 Tom McDonald 25 15 8 23 8 11 69 1 5 0 0 0 1 0 1 6 1 0 2 5 0 1 0 0 0 0 96 85
7 Lynden Dunn 14 13 6 19 6 13 94 2 6 0 0 0 0 0 0 5 4 1 3 3 0 3 0 0 0 0 94 82
8 Sam Blease 17 12 5 17 4 13 41 3 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 4 2 0 4 1 1 0 33 77 82
9 Colin Garland 20 14 6 20 6 9 85 5 6 1 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 1 3 4 0 1 0 0 0 0 96 81
10 Neville Jetta 39 12 7 19 8 8 84 4 4 0 0 0 3 1 2 1 3 1 3 3 0 6 0 0 1 0 75 74
11 Jack Trengove 9 7 12 19 7 11 78 4 4 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 1 3 1 1 3 0 0 1 0 83 67
12 Ricky Petterd 15 11 4 15 7 9 80 3 3 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 2 1 4 2 1 4 0 0 1 0 88 65
13 Jake Spencer 42 3 5 8 3 6 62 4 3 0 0 18 1 1 0 0 1 3 6 4 0 1 0 0 0 0 75 62
14 Stefan Martin 34 7 5 12 5 6 83 1 3 0 0 11 1 1 0 1 0 1 1 0 0 1 1 0 0 100 80 58
15 Jared Rivers 27 7 2 9 5 4 66 2 5 2 3 2 0 0 0 0 1 1 1 1 0 3 2 1 0 50 90 57
16 James Magner 49 5 7 12 5 7 83 3 4 0 0 0 3 1 2 0 3 3 5 1 0 3 0 0 0 0 54 55
17 James Frawley 8 10 2 12 3 8 75 4 3 1 0 1 0 0 0 2 0 1 3 4 0 2 0 0 0 0 99 53
18 Joel MacDonald 28 9 8 17 7 10 70 4 3 0 0 0 2 1 1 2 0 3 2 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 94 51
19 Rohan Bail 44 7 11 18 8 12 77 4 4 0 1 0 2 0 2 0 0 2 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 84 50
20 Tom Couch 47 6 6 12 6 7 50 5 0 0 0 0 3 0 3 2 3 2 5 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 72 47
21 Jeremy Howe 38 6 3 9 6 3 55 3 3 1 1 1 2 0 2 0 2 1 2 1 0 2 0 1 0 0 80 42
22 James Strauss 19 1 1 2 0 2 50 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 33 9

Port Adelaide

Player No. K H D CP UP DE% CLG M CM M50 HO CLR CC ST R50 FF FA T 1PC Bo i50 G B GA G% TG% AF
1 Domenic Cassisi 1 13 17 30 17 14 73 6 4 0 0 0 4 1 3 2 4 4 5 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 74 97
2 Justin Westhoff 39 13 9 22 8 14 68 5 7 2 0 6 2 1 1 2 2 1 2 3 1 4 0 1 2 0 90 92
3 Brad Ebert 7 16 10 26 9 15 46 9 7 0 1 0 6 2 4 2 0 5 4 3 0 6 0 1 0 0 84 91
4 Paul Stewart 14 11 4 15 6 8 80 3 5 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 2 2 2 0 0 4 5 0 1 100 87 90
5 Travis Boak 10 19 11 30 11 15 76 4 1 0 0 0 9 4 5 1 3 2 0 1 0 8 1 2 1 33 80 87
6 Danyle Pearce 6 17 9 26 2 21 73 2 3 0 1 0 0 0 0 5 1 1 1 1 1 4 0 0 0 0 91 80
7 Tom Logan 44 10 12 22 11 10 72 3 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 8 0 1 0 0 0 0 89 73
8 Troy Chaplin 30 11 8 19 5 10 84 3 6 1 0 0 1 0 1 4 1 1 2 9 0 4 0 0 0 0 94 73
9 Matthew Broadbent 5 12 9 21 8 9 81 2 1 0 0 0 4 2 2 2 0 1 2 2 0 1 1 0 0 100 85 68
10 Matthew Lobbe 23 6 7 13 7 7 76 2 2 1 1 18 3 1 2 1 2 1 1 4 0 1 1 0 0 100 87 65
11 Brett Ebert 33 9 4 13 8 7 69 3 8 3 3 0 0 0 0 1 2 1 0 2 0 5 1 1 1 50 90 65
12 Kane Cornes 18 10 13 23 7 17 82 5 3 0 0 0 3 0 3 3 2 5 2 2 1 1 0 0 0 0 91 60
13 Chad Wingard 20 4 12 16 4 11 62 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 3 3 0 1 1 0 0 100 81 57
14 Alipate Carlile 27 9 7 16 5 12 87 2 4 0 0 1 0 0 0 4 1 0 0 6 0 1 0 0 0 0 89 55
15 Matt Thomas 21 5 9 14 9 5 71 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 1 2 0 3 3 0 1 0 1 1 0 84 48
16 Thomas Jonas 42 6 6 12 2 9 83 2 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 0 1 3 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 91 48
17 Daniel Stewart 43 6 3 9 7 2 55 2 2 1 2 8 1 0 1 2 2 0 0 1 0 0 1 1 0 33 91 47
18 Andrew Moore 26 5 6 11 5 6 27 2 1 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 3 3 0 2 0 0 0 0 74 42
19 Aaron Young 40 3 4 7 3 2 85 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 3 5 0 0 1 0 0 100 58 32
20 Jackson Trengove 12 6 3 9 3 7 55 3 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 1 2 2 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 93 30
21 John McCarthy 35 6 3 9 3 5 66 5 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 5 0 3 2 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 84 29
22 Jasper Pittard 29 0 3 3 2 2 66 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 15 9

Team Lineups

Melbourne

B

  • Daniel Nicholson,
  • James Frawley,
  • Colin Garland

HB

  • Joel Macdonald,
  • Tom McDonald,
  • Jack Grimes

C

  • Rohan Bail,
  • Colin Sylvia,
  • Neville Jetta

HF

  • Ricky Petterd,
  • Stefan Martin,
  • Lynden Dunn

F

  • James Magner,
  • Jared Rivers,
  • Brad Green

Fol

  • Jake Spencer,
  • Jack Trengove,
  • Nathan Jones

I/C

  • Sam Blease,
  • Jeremy Howe,
  • Tom Couch

Sub

  • James Strauss

No Late Change

In

  • Neville Jetta,
  • Lynden Dunn,
  • James Magner,
  • Jake Spencer

Out

  • Matthew Bate (Omitted),
  • Jamie Bennell (Knee),
  • Jordie McKenzie (Groin),
  • Mark Jamar (Calf)

Milestones:

  • Jared Rivers  - Played 150th game

Port Adelaide

B

  • Paul Stewart,
  • Alipate Carlile,
  • Jackson Trengove

HB

  • Dom Cassisi,
  • Troy Chaplin,
  • Tom Logan

C

  • Kane Cornes,
  • Travis Boak,
  • Matthew Broadbent

HF

  • Danyle Pearce,
  • Justin Westhoff,
  • Tom Jonas

F

  • Brett Ebert,
  • Daniel Stewart,
  • John McCarthy

Fol

  • Matthew Lobbe,
  • Brad Ebert,
  • Matt Thomas

I/C

  • Chad Wingard,
  • Andrew Moore,
  • Jasper Pittard

Sub

  • Aaron Young

No Late Change

In

  • Dom Cassisi,
  • Jasper Pittard

Out

  • Darren Pfeiffer (Omitted),
  • Jarrad Redden (Omitted)

Last updated: 4:55pm Wednesday, October 10, 2012