AFL ladder leader Port Adelaide scores epic 21-point victory over Richmond

Port Adelaide dynamo Robbie Gray booted three goals to help the Power claim a coveted huge scalp with a 21-level gain in excess of defending premiers Richmond.

The ladder-top Electricity prevailed 13.15 (93) to 11.6 (72) in a Saturday twilight epic at Adelaide Oval.

The Tigers could fall out of the prime four at the conclude of round 11 as a final result of the defeat.

They have been actively playing 24 hours immediately after the club issued a statement apologising for what it explained as the “unacceptable” behaviour of two of their players, Nick Vlastuin and Jayden Quick.

Eyesight experienced emerged of Vlastuin and Small grabbing at the genitals and backside of teammate Mabior Chol when the Tigers were singing the club music right after current matches.

Chol explained he was not offended by the behaviour of his teammates but understood the behaviour was “not the type of example” the players ought to be setting.

The 23-calendar year-previous kicked two goals in opposition to the Energy, who trailed the Tigers at a few-quarter time.

Gray was a stand-out with 22 disposals for the match, ex-captain Travis Boak gathered a match-superior 31 touches and influential Peter Ladhams and Charlie Dixon kicked two goals apiece.

The Power’s blue-collar midfielders Ollie Wines (28 belongings) and Tom Rockliff (20 disposals) were being reliable and kicked a purpose just about every, whilst Karl Amon and Zak Butters both of those collected 19 disposals and each booted a aim.

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Richmond struggled for obvious winners, with Brief, Kamdyn McIntosh and Vlastuin their main ball winners with 18 disposals each and every.

Megastar Dustin Martin (17 disposals, one particular aim) and Shai Bolton (16 possessions) had been outstanding in patches, when Jack Riewoldt booted three targets and Jake Aarts kicked two.

The Ability shocked the Tigers early, booting four goals within 14 minutes. Ladhams started out the spree with a remarkable still left-foot checkside from around a place article in the opening minute.

The Tigers then steadied with a few consecutive aims to shut the hole to seven details at quarter-time.

Each groups booted 4 targets in an remarkable next stanza, which remaining the house side 9 points up at half-time.

The Power promptly designed that direct in the 3rd expression with a Dixon snap from a restricted angle and a Wines strike generating a 21-position buffer.

But just when the Tigers appeared on the ropes, they hit back with 4 consecutive goals.

Chol’s ambitions ended up adopted by teammate Sidney Stack changing to give Richmond a just one-level advantage at three-quarter-time.

But the Electric power then developed a defining burst to open the remaining quarter with three ambitions in just in excess of 4 minutes to keep a 17-place split.

They held Richmond goal-considerably less for the expression to close out victory.

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