Game Chat – Port Adelaide v Adelaide

Written by Thommo on May 11 2019

Where and when: Adelaide Oval, Saturday May 11, 7.10pm ACST

Last time they met: Adelaide Oval, round 20, 2018: Port Adelaide 14.9 (93) lost to Adelaide 13.18 (96)

Crows forward Josh Jenkins – currently out of the side – kicked a controversial match-winning goal that appeared to graze the goalpost. Power star Robbie Gray, who is sidelined with a broken hand, collected his fourth Showdown medal after booting four goals.

What it means for Port Adelaide: The seventh-placed Power (4-3) will be desperate for a strong response after a disappointing 39-point loss against Collingwood last Friday night. They will have to start better after conceding seven goals in the first quarter.

What it means for Adelaide: After moving into the top eight for the first time this season, the sixth-placed Crows (4-3) will look to notch their fourth win on the trot and continue to build their momentum.

How Port Adelaide wins: The Power have to take the game on at all costs, play with aggression and convert their opportunities once they get inside the 50m arc.

How Adelaide wins: Contested ball is king for the Crows. They’ve got the midfield weapons to win the territory battle, then it’s about locking the ball in their forward half and building pressure.

The stat: The Crows hold a slender 23-22 advantage heading into Showdown 46, having won six of the past seven meetings between South Australia’s two AFL clubs. Last year’s two games were decided by less than a goal with the honours shared.

The match-up: Tom Clurey v Taylor Walker

It’s another big challenge for Walker after he couldn’t get away from Fremantle’s Alex Pearce last weekend. Clurey’s been the Power’s best defender this year. He’s up 34 spots in the AFL Player Ratings, to 241st overall, while Walker has risen 13 spots in the past fortnight, currently sitting at 105th.

It’s a big week for: Scott Lycett

One of the Power’s big off-season signings, Lycett had his colours lowered against Collingwood’s All Australian ruckman Brodie Grundy last week. He’s got the edge in experience over Crows counterpart Reilly O’Brien, but the Adelaide big man is full of confidence after a great game against the Dockers.

Thommo’s Tip: Adelaide by 1 point.

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23 thoughts on “Game Chat – Port Adelaide v Adelaide”

    1. Tell me you didn’t trade him in?!

      When Dixon comes back and the kids need a break maybe. But last year was anomalous. He’s an 80 average proven SC’er. Especially after they picked up Lycett.

      Yes, he’ll have the odd huge game but I fear the remainder will be disappointing.



    PORT 20 vs ADELAIDE 41

    Rocky 48
    Boak 29 (23%DE)
    Rozee 59
    Drew 43
    Duursma 31
    Lycett 57
    Westhoff 11

    Sloane 59
    Laird 51
    B.Crouch 40
    M.Crouch 45
    RO’B 39


  2. 3 QTR TIME

    PORT 30 vs ADELAIDE 68

    Rocky 80
    Boak 55
    Lycett 80
    Rozee 68
    Drew 50
    Duursma 32
    Westhoff 23

    Sloane 103
    Laird 81
    B.Crouch 75
    M.Crouch 52 (injured, finished for the night)
    B.Smith 45
    RO’B 42


  3. I’m a glutton for punishment.

    Started J Darling and traded him out last week for T Kelly and then this round traded M Gibbons to J Westhoff.


  4. FULL TIME (pre scale)

    PORT 68 vs ADELAIDE 88

    Rockliff 122
    Boak 82
    Duursma 57
    Rozee 78
    Lycett 104
    Drew 59
    Westhoff 41

    Sloane 140
    Laird 103
    B.Crouch 99
    B.Smith 70
    RO’B 66
    M.Crouch 55



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