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Matthew Agius  September 13, 2017 4:48 PM

ADELAIDE, AUSTRALIA - SEPTEMBER 09: Nathan Vardy of the Eagles clashes with Tom Clurey and Dougal Howard of the Power during the 2017 AFL First Elimination Final match between the Port Adelaide Power and the West Coast Eagles at the Adelaide Oval on September 09, 2017 in Adelaide, Australia. (Photo by AFL Media) - Dougal Howard

ADELAIDE, AUSTRALIA - SEPTEMBER 09: Nathan Vardy of the Eagles clashes with Tom Clurey and Dougal Howard of the Power during the 2017 AFL First Elimination Final match between the Port Adelaide Power and the West Coast Eagles at the Adelaide Oval on September 09, 2017 in Adelaide, Australia. (Photo by AFL Media)

DOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOGS

It's the catch-cry bestowed on new fan favourite Dougal Howard, and it rang out across the Adelaide Oval last Saturday night many-a-time.

And probably with good reason - he was one of the Power's best in the heat of a tough elimination final and now he has a record to prove it.

The defender narrowly pipped former Hawk Josh Gibson for the record of the most one-percenters in a game.

Howard's 22 individual efforts - which include all those gutsy defensive acts like spoils, smothers, shepherds and knock-ons - now stands as the most achieved by any player in a single match.

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