Power vs Crows – Round 3, 2017

2017-04-08T09:40:00Z - Adelaide Oval
Adelaide
15.10
100
FULL TIME
  1 2 3 4
PORT 4.6
30
6.6
42
9.8
62
12.11
83
ADEL 3.3
21
7.9
51
11.10
76
15.10
100
2017-04-08T09:40:00Z - Adelaide Oval

Preview

Because ‘The Showdown’ isn’t big enough, the two South Australian-based teams sit atop the AFL ladder after two rounds and have quite comfortably been the most convincing teams over the opening fortnight of the season.

Injuries to key players have overshadowed the build up however, with Adelaide’s Josh Jenkins and Port’s Robbie Gray both in doubt for the match. Port’s Jack Hombsch will be out for up to a month with a knee injury.

Jenkins is less likely out of the two to play after copping a rib-tickling knock at high speed following a collision with Hawthorn debutant Teia Miles. Gray, meanwhile, is suffering from a groin straight following a dominant 30 possession, six goal game last week against Fremantle.

Defender Andy Otten could be in line to return for the Crows however could be swung around to the opposite 50 should Jenkins not play. Jake Lever could also make his first appearance of the season.

As for who will (try to) shut down the elusive Eddie Betts, Nathan Krakouer’s name will be up for discussion at the selection table despite not having played since the JLT series. Half backs Jasper Pittard and Hamish Hartlett are also a chance to be included to provide the Power some run from their defensive 50. Jackson Trengove is likely to fill the Hombsch void in defence.

Both teams run at high speed. Both teams like to score and more importantly, know how to. One team will suffer their first lost of the season come Saturday night while the other will have bragging rights until next time.

This has all of the makings to be a classic.

Crows by 3.

Team Line-Ups

Team Stats


Port Adelaide

Adelaide

Disposals

Contested Possessions

Kicks

Handballs

Free Kicks

Clearances

Centre Clearances

Stoppages

Inside 50

Marks

Marks in 50

Contested Marks

Tackles

Hit-Outs


Player Stats


Port Adelaide

Adelaide


Summary


Best On Ground

Port Adelaide

Adelaide