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  • Behinds 13
  • Total 127

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  • Total 57
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Match Report

Match Report: Round 17

By Lee Gaskin (AFL.com.au) July 15, 2017 5:22 PM

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North Melbourne has fallen to its sixth straight defeat, losing to Port Adelaide by 70 points at Adelaide Oval on Saturday. 

On the back of an eight-goal first quarter, the Power were never seriously challenged against the injury-depleted Kangaroos – 19.13 (127) to 8.9 (57) – in front of a crowd of 34,138.

For the Kangaroos (17th; 4-12), Ben Cunnington (26 contested possessions) did everything he possibly could to keep his side in the contest and forward Ben Brown booted three goals to stay in touch in the race for the Coleman Medal.

To make matters worse for the visitors, young defender Mitchell Hibberd could be set for a stint on the sidelines after coming off in the first quarter with a shoulder injury.

"We were badly beaten around the ball early," North coach Brad Scott said.

"Against a full-strength Port Power who played really well, it was going to be a challenge.

"You don't have 88 tackles if you're not having a crack, so we kept working really hard to stay in the game, but Port were just too good."

Overall, the Power won the clearances 49-30, had 16 more entries inside 50, an advantage of +36 in contested possessions and had 77 more disposals than the Kangaroos.

MEDICAL ROOM
Port Adelaide: Power fans held their breathe when star ruckman Patrick Ryder rolled his ankle in the third quarter. Ryder left the ground, but returned later in the term. With the result in the bag, Ryder finished the game on the bench with his ankle strapped, but coach Ken Hinkley is confident Ryder will be right to face Melbourne next week. Charlie Dixon collided heavily with the advertising hoarding, but returned to play.

North Melbourne: The long injury list at the Kangaroos is set to add two more names to it. Defender Mitchell Hibberd injured his shoulder in the first quarter and didn't return to the game. Corey Wagner's day was also over early with an ankle injury. Scott Thompson and Shaun Higgins spent 20 minutes off the ground for concussion tests, but were cleared to play.

NEXT UP
The Power face another challenge of their premiership credentials when they take on Melbourne at the MCG next Saturday, 2.10pm AEST. The Kangaroos take on the red-hot Bombers at Etihad Stadium next Saturday, 1.45pm AEST.

PORT ADELAIDE 8.1 11.4 14.9 19.13 (127)          
NORTH MELBOURNE 2.0 5.3 6.5 8.9 (57)

GOALS
Port Adelaide: S.Gray 4, Wingard 3, R.Gray 2, Powell-Pepper 2, Trengove 2, Wines, Westhoff, Polec, Hartlett, White, Dixon
North Melbourne: Brown 3, Atley 2, Higgins, Garner, Hrovat

BEST
Port Adelaide: Wingard, Ryder, S.Gray, Westhoff, Powell-Pepper, Wines
North Melbourne: Cunnington, Brown, Tarrant, Atley

INJURIES
Port Adelaide: Ryder (ankle)
North Melbourne: Hibberd (shoulder)

Reports: Nil
Umpires: Mitchell, Ryan, Gavine
Official crowd: 34,138 at Adelaide Oval

Match Stats

Disposal Leaders
  • Ben Cunnington
    Ben Cunnington
    33
  • Port Adelaide
    Ollie Wines
    31
  • Port Adelaide
    Chad Wingard
    30
  • Port Adelaide
    Brad Ebert
    30
  • Port Adelaide
    Justin Westhoff
    27
Fantasy Leaders
  • Chad Wingard
    Chad Wingard
    136
  • North Melbourne
    Ben Cunnington
    128
  • Port Adelaide
    Sam Gray
    124
  • Port Adelaide
    Justin Westhoff
    122
  • Port Adelaide
    Ollie Wines
    114
Scoring Leaders
  • Sam Gray
    Sam Gray
    4.1
  • Port Adelaide
    Chad Wingard
    3.1
  • North Melbourne
    Ben Brown
    3.0
  • Port Adelaide
    Robbie Gray
    2.3
  • Port Adelaide
    Jackson Trengove
    2.2
Port Adelaide

Match Stats

North Melbourne
  • 409 Disposals 332
  • 71.9 Disposal Eff 75.3
  • 161 Contested Pos 125
  • 108 Marks 70
  • 22 Free Kicks 28
  • 49 Clearances 30
  • 55 Inside 50s 39
  • 30 Rebound 50s 35
  • 58 Tackles 91
  • 47 Hit-outs 43
  • 85 Interchanges 77
Port Adelaide

Breakdown

Port Adelaide
  • 8.1 (49)
    2.0 (12)
  • 11.4 (70)
    5.3 (33)
  • 14.9 (93)
    6.5 (41)
  • 19.13 (127)
    8.9 (57)

Player Stats

Port Adelaide

Port Adelaide

Player K H D M HO FF FA T G B AF
1Chad Wingard 17 13 30 6 0 2 0 5 3 1 136
2Sam Gray 15 10 25 10 0 0 0 1 4 1 124
3Justin Westhoff 21 6 27 12 0 1 0 1 1 0 122
4Ollie Wines 14 17 31 6 0 0 2 5 1 0 114
5Sam Powell-Pepper 13 13 26 8 0 1 1 3 2 1 112
6Brad Ebert 18 12 30 2 0 0 1 5 0 2 103
7Travis Boak 9 15 24 9 0 0 1 4 0 0 97
8Charlie Dixon 12 6 18 7 0 4 1 4 1 0 92
9Jared Polec 15 8 23 6 0 0 2 3 1 0 91
10Paddy Ryder 8 6 14 5 37 2 2 1 0 1 89
11Robbie Gray 7 12 19 5 0 3 1 2 2 3 83
12Hamish Hartlett 12 7 19 1 0 2 0 4 1 0 77
13Jackson Trengove 8 6 14 3 10 1 4 2 2 2 66
14Dan Houston 9 1 10 5 0 1 2 5 0 0 59
15Jasper Pittard 12 5 17 4 0 1 1 0 0 0 56
16Darcy Byrne-Jones 7 6 13 4 0 0 0 2 0 0 53
17Matthew White 9 6 15 1 0 1 2 2 1 0 51
18Logan Austin 7 3 10 4 0 1 2 3 0 0 46
19Tom Jonas 5 5 10 4 0 1 1 1 0 0 39
20Tom Clurey 8 2 10 3 0 0 1 1 0 0 38
21Joe Atley 3 10 13 2 0 0 2 2 0 0 37
22Jarman Impey 7 4 11 1 0 1 2 2 0 0 35
North Melbourne

North Melbourne

Player K H D M HO FF FA T G B AF
1Ben Cunnington 14 19 33 5 0 4 1 8 0 0 128
2Andrew Swallow 11 13 24 2 0 2 0 11 0 0 111
3Luke McDonald 13 11 24 9 0 2 1 3 0 1 100
4Shaun Higgins 16 10 26 3 0 1 3 6 1 0 99
5Aaron Mullett 15 12 27 3 0 2 1 3 0 1 90
6Jack Ziebell 11 5 16 4 0 2 0 8 0 0 89
7Taylor Garner 6 9 15 2 0 2 0 9 1 0 86
8Shaun Atley 7 11 18 4 0 0 0 3 2 0 79
9Robbie Tarrant 11 9 20 8 0 0 2 2 0 0 77
10Jy Simpkin 7 8 15 4 0 3 0 4 0 1 69
11Sam Gibson 6 10 16 5 0 1 2 3 0 0 60
12Nathan Hrovat 9 6 15 3 0 1 0 1 1 0 59
13Todd Goldstein 2 4 6 0 22 1 1 6 0 0 58
14Ben Brown 7 3 10 4 0 2 2 0 3 0 53
15Corey Wagner 7 5 12 1 0 2 0 4 0 0 52
16Declan Mountford 4 7 11 0 0 0 0 6 0 0 50
17Lindsay Thomas 8 4 12 4 0 0 1 2 0 0 49
18Majak Daw 4 1 5 1 21 1 1 2 0 1 45
19Scott D. Thompson 2 8 10 1 0 1 2 4 0 0 36
20Daniel Nielson 5 4 9 6 0 0 5 2 0 0 34
21Cameron Zurhaar 4 2 6 1 0 1 0 3 0 1 33
22Mitchell Hibberd 1 1 2 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 9

Team Lineups

Port Adelaide

B

  • Jasper Pittard,
  • Tom Clurey,
  • Logan Austin

HB

  • Darcy Byrne-Jones,
  • Tom Jonas,
  • Hamish Hartlett

C

  • Brad Ebert,
  • Ollie Wines,
  • Jared Polec

HF

  • Sam Gray,
  • Jackson Trengove,
  • Sam Powell-Pepper

F

  • Chad Wingard,
  • Charlie Dixon,
  • Justin Westhoff

Fol

  • Paddy Ryder,
  • Robbie Gray,
  • Travis Boak

I/C

  • Matthew White,
  • Jarman Impey,
  • Joe Atley,
  • Dan Houston

No Late Change

In

  • Logan Austin

Out

  • Jack Hombsch (Omitted)

Milestones:

  • Ollie Wines  - Played 100th game,
  • Sam Gray  - Played 50th game,
  • Jackson Trengove  - Played 150th game

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