PORT Adelaide coach Ken Hinkley is embracing the Power's surge towards the finals after storming into the top-eight and breaking an important hoodoo.
The Power may have finally found the answer to their inconsistency after recording back-to-back victories for the first time since round six.
Saturday's 47-point thumping of Sydney at Adelaide Oval was an impressive performance on the back of their stunning 57-point thrashing of Essendon at Marvel Stadium a week earlier.
The Power players are clearly enjoying their better form. Picture: AFL Photos
Those results have put the Power (10-10) up to eighth on the ladder, narrowly ahead of cross-town rivals Adelaide on percentage.
The Power started the season strongly, winning four of their first six games, before dropping eight of the next 12 to put themselves in a precarious position.
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"They've always believed," Hinkley said.
"As a group, they've faced their challenges, but we've believed in what we're capable of.
"We just haven't done it as often as we like.
The Port Adelaide fans seemed to enjoy Hamish Hartlett's jumper's decimation. Picture: AFL Photos
"The last two weeks is great for us. It's a bit of momentum.
"We've broken the hoodoo of winning games in a row."
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The Power have a percentage of 109.0 compared to 108.7 for the Crows.
Adelaide can re-take eighth spot if it upsets reigning premiers West Coast at Optus Stadium on Sunday.
"We sit in the eight by a little bit right now, and we know we'll lose that spot if we don't perform well next week," Hinkley said.
"We've got to build on that and know this team is capable of building on that.
"This is a really, really capable team."
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The most pleasing aspect of the win over the Swans for the Power is they achieved it without having to lean on the usual suspects.
Travis Boak was kept to 13 disposals by Swans tagger George Hewett, while Robbie Gray and Tom Rockliff had steady games without taking over.
It was the likes of Darcy Byrne-Jones, Dan Houston, ruckman Peter Ladhams and first-year sensation Connor Rozee who excelled.
"It's pretty good, isn't it," Hinkley said.
"When you look at Robbie, Rocky, Trav, those consistent players that have been there, they probably didn't lead the way as much as they have.
"Last week seven of the best nine players we had were under 23, so that's all really positive for us going forward."
Power co-captain Ollie Wines made the most of his late recall, picking up 22 disposals and kicking two goals after coming in when Zak Butters was ruled out with a bruised sternum.
Wines had missed the past three weeks with a fractured thumb.