Port Adelaide
Power
10.16 (76)
10.16
76
West Coast
Eagles
12.6 (78)
12.6
78
FULLTIME
2017-09-09T09:50:00Z
Adelaide Oval

Preview

Not many people are giving the Eagles much of a chance after just managing to scrape into the finals.

However, despite West Cost’s inconsistent form and Port’s home ground advantage, the Eagles have every chance of causing an upset.

West Coast’s poor record away from home is well documented, particularly when travelling to Melbourne. But Adam Simpson’s side has a brilliant record at Adelaide Oval. They have won five of six games at the venue and are yet to lose to the Power in three meetings there.

The last time the two sides met was in round 16 at Domain Stadium, with the Power running away 32-point winners.

The Eagles were missing Josh Kennedy on that day, as Charlie Dixon booted five goals up the other end for Port, while Brad Ebert (31 disposals) and Ollie Wines (28 disposals) led all comers in the midfield.

Meanwhile, Mark LeCras and Jack Darling both kicked four goals in Kennedy’s absence.

Port won its final three games of the home and away season and go into the finals with plenty of momentum and should get over the line.

Tip: Port Adelaide by 13

Team Line-Ups


IN Jarman Impey
OUTAidyn Johnson
IN No change
FB 29 Jasper Pittard 17 Tom Clurey 43 Dan Houston
FF 21 Drew Petrie 17 Josh J. Kennedy 2 Mark Le Cras
HB 33 D. Byrne-Jones 32 Dougal Howard 8 Hamish Hartlett
HF 8 Jack Redden 27 Jack Darling 23 Lewis Jetta
C 39 Justin Westhoff 16 Ollie Wines 21 Jared Polec
C 14 Liam Duggan 11 Matt Priddis 3 Andrew Gaff
HF 46 Sam Gray 13 Todd Marshall 9 Robbie Gray
HB 6 Elliot Yeo 20 Jeremy McGovern 5 Brad Sheppard
FF 4 Jarman Impey 22 Charlie Dixon 20 Chad Wingard
FB 25 Shannon Hurn 16 Eric Mackenzie 37 Thomas Barrass
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Team Stats


420 Disposals 392
175 Contested Possessions 168
232 Kicks 252
188 Handballs 140
25 Free Kicks 17
40 Clearances 49
12 Centre Clearances 13
28 Stoppages 36
63 Inside 50 46
91 Marks 125
11 Marks in 50 8
12 Contested Marks 20
84 Tackles 77
59 Hit-Outs 42

Player Stats


Port Adelaide Power

PlayerKHDMHOFFFATGB
Brad Ebert61622312111
Chad Wingard131124611212
Charlie Dixon185237151436
Dan Houston810186114
Darcy Byrne-Jones1212245215
Dougal Howard12214712
Hamish Hartlett13821512
Jake Neade81119311
Jared Polec19625414
Jarman Impey9110231
Jasper Pittard921142
Justin Westhoff1110216412
Karl Amon1410245121
Ollie Wines91928432
Patrick Ryder34754351
Riley Bonner10919322
Robbie Gray12183062361
Sam Gray125176132
Sam Powell-Pepper109191311011
Todd Marshall55103214
Tom Clurey538311
Travis Boak1412262163

West Coast Eagles

PlayerKHDMHOFFFATGB
Andrew Gaff2311348112
Brad Sheppard11314712
Dom Sheed136196231
Drew Petrie132157182262
Elliot Yeo14620611
Eric Mackenzie96158142
Jack Darling4711373
Jack Redden1011212136
Jamie Cripps125177221
Jeremy McGovern18725152
Josh J. Kennedy64102123
Lewis Jetta15217631
Liam Duggan8210423
Luke Partington5611312
Luke Shuey171532552112
Mark Hutchings971673
Mark Le Cras63931141
Matt Priddis17163352101
Nathan Vardy617324141
Sam Mitchell12142653
Shannon Hurn163198122
Thomas Barrass831151

Summary

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