MATCH CENTRE
MATCH CENTRE
ROUND 1

MELBOURNE

V

PORT ADELAIDE

Port AdelaidePORT WIN BY 26
9.7
61
FT
12.15
87
MCG
CROWD: 38,866
2019-03-23T02:45:00Z

Preview

Team News: Ken Hinkley announced on Tuesday that the Power outfit to line up in round one would feature eleven changes from their round 23 side from 2018, including four debutants. Draft picks Connor Rozee, Zak Butters and Xavier Duursma will all be selected, along with third-year midfielder Willem Drew. Meanwhile, key recruits Scott Lycett and Ryan Burton will also take their place in the side. A decision on whether Paddy Ryder plays will be made later in the week, while captain Ollie Wines will miss with a shoulder injury and power forward Charlie Dixon is set to be sidelined for a significant chunk of time with leg and ankle issues.

Steven May’s Melbourne debut will be delayed by a week after being suspended for a week for an incident in the Demons’ final JLT match. Meanwhile, neither of May’s fellow recruits Kade Kolodjashnij and Braydon Preuss will play after the latter injured his groin in a VFL practice match. Kolodjashnij has been hampered by a hamstring complaint throughout the preseason. Jack Viney faces a race to prove his fitness after suffering a corkie.

Prediction: The Demons will be fired up in front of a big crowd after their successful 2018 campaign and should run over the top of a young, inexperienced Power unit. If the Demons apply scoreboard pressure early, this match has blowout written all over it. 71% of tippers agree with us. Demons by 48.

Previous 5 Games

Melbourne

DATE OPP RESULT
22/9/18West CoastL 121 - 55
14/9/18HawthornW 71 - 104
7/9/18GeelongW 75 - 46
26/8/18GWSW 102 - 57
19/8/18West CoastW 91 - 108

Port Adelaide

DATE OPP RESULT
24/8/18EssendonL 89 - 111
18/8/18CollingwoodL 115 - 64
11/8/18West CoastL 58 - 62
4/8/18AdelaideL 96 - 93
29/7/18BulldogsW 34 - 78
 

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Team Stats


Melbourne

Port Adelaide

Disposals
MATCH
583
852
349.8
2024 AVG.
3848
2024 TOTAL
2024 AVG.
2024 TOTAL
347.5
2024 AVG.
3823
2024 TOTAL
Contested Possessions
MATCH
272
302
132
2024 AVG.
1452
2024 TOTAL
2024 AVG.
2024 TOTAL
129.9
2024 AVG.
1429
2024 TOTAL
Kicks
MATCH
362
462
216.5
2024 AVG.
2382
2024 TOTAL
2024 AVG.
2024 TOTAL
218.6
2024 AVG.
2405
2024 TOTAL
Handballs
MATCH
221
390
133.3
2024 AVG.
1466
2024 TOTAL
2024 AVG.
2024 TOTAL
128.9
2024 AVG.
1418
2024 TOTAL
Frees For
MATCH
48
40
18.6
2024 AVG.
205
2024 TOTAL
2024 AVG.
2024 TOTAL
18.5
2024 AVG.
204
2024 TOTAL
Clearances
MATCH
63
60
35.6
2024 AVG.
392
2024 TOTAL
2024 AVG.
2024 TOTAL
38.1
2024 AVG.
419
2024 TOTAL
Centre Clearances
MATCH
29
18
11.4
2024 AVG.
125
2024 TOTAL
2024 AVG.
2024 TOTAL
12.6
2024 AVG.
139
2024 TOTAL
Stoppage Clearances
MATCH
34
42
24.3
2024 AVG.
267
2024 TOTAL
2024 AVG.
2024 TOTAL
25.5
2024 AVG.
280
2024 TOTAL
Inside 50
MATCH
72
118
51.5
2024 AVG.
567
2024 TOTAL
2024 AVG.
2024 TOTAL
56.5
2024 AVG.
622
2024 TOTAL
Marks
MATCH
126
204
96.7
2024 AVG.
1064
2024 TOTAL
2024 AVG.
2024 TOTAL
93
2024 AVG.
1023
2024 TOTAL
Marks Inside 50
MATCH
24
30
10.6
2024 AVG.
117
2024 TOTAL
2024 AVG.
2024 TOTAL
14.3
2024 AVG.
157
2024 TOTAL
Contested Marks
MATCH
15
24
11
2024 AVG.
121
2024 TOTAL
2024 AVG.
2024 TOTAL
9.4
2024 AVG.
103
2024 TOTAL
Tackles
MATCH
95
142
60.4
2024 AVG.
664
2024 TOTAL
2024 AVG.
2024 TOTAL
66.1
2024 AVG.
727
2024 TOTAL
Hit Outs
MATCH
37
64
40.3
2024 AVG.
443
2024 TOTAL
2024 AVG.
2024 TOTAL
39.8
2024 AVG.
438
2024 TOTAL

Player Stats


Melbourne

PlayerKHDMHOFFFATGB
Alex Neal-Bullen96152010502
Alex Neal-Bullen96152010502
Angus Brayshaw179264031311
Angus Brayshaw179264031311
Bayley Fritsch77144000210
Bayley Fritsch77144000210
Charlie Spargo65117000000
Charlie Spargo65117000000
Christian Petracca510153003311
Christian Petracca510153003311
Christian Salem302325030400
Christian Salem302325030400
Clayton Oliver1310231021300
Clayton Oliver1310231021300
Corey Wagner113144021400
Corey Wagner113144021400
Jack Viney64101020400
Jake Melksham151168002120
James Harmes1211235010401
James Harmes1211235010401
Jayden Hunt59140020400
Jayden Hunt59140020400
Marty Hore77142001100
Marty Hore77142001100
Max Gawn761332132200
Michael Hibberd141155021100
Nathan Jones127196000110
Neville Jetta46103012200
Oscar McDonald4151000100
Oscar McDonald4151000100
Sam Frost4593025200
Sam Frost4593025200
Sam Weideman67134510211
Sam Weideman67134510211
Tom McDonald4484301110
Tom McDonald4484301110
Tom Sparrow122141030310
Tom Sparrow122141030310

Port Adelaide

PlayerKHDMHOFFFATGB
Brad Ebert1211239002610
Brad Ebert1211239002610
Connor Rozee612185013500
Connor Rozee612185013500
Dan Houston106163000400
Dan Houston106163000400
Darcy Byrne-Jones118195001200
Darcy Byrne-Jones118195001200
Jack Watts1210229001300
Jack Watts1210229001300
Justin Westhoff126189012550
Justin Westhoff126189012550
Karl Amon714213000200
Karl Amon714213000200
Patrick Ryder44821621101
Patrick Ryder44821621101
Riley Bonner117184010300
Riley Bonner117184010300
Robbie Gray1013234033213
Robbie Gray1013234033213
Ryan Burton197263003502
Ryan Burton197263003502
Sam Powell-Pepper128203014203
Sam Powell-Pepper128203014203
Scott Lycett371001610100
Scott Lycett371001610100
Steven Motlop109193010100
Steven Motlop109193010100
Todd Marshall82104030011
Todd Marshall82104030011
Tom Clurey114153000100
Tom Clurey114153000100
Tom Jonas66122011200
Tom Jonas66122011200
Tom Rockliff24204410013800
Tom Rockliff24204410013800
Travis Boak1717349013812
Travis Boak1717349013812
Willem Drew1011215021500
Willem Drew1011215021500
Xavier Duursma97165000211
Xavier Duursma97165000211
Zak Butters76132010320
Zak Butters76132010320

Match Summary


Score Breakdown

  1 2 3 4
4.3
27
6.5
41
9.7
61
9.7
61
2.4
16
6.8
44
10.9
69
12.15
87

Best On Ground

Attendance

38,866