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Port Adelaide late fade sees Eagles home

Michael Cranmer  July 8, 2018 7:18 PM

Photo: Sue McKay

Photo: Sue McKay

A DISAPPOINTING second half has seen Port Adelaide give up a 29-point lead to lose to Woodville West Torrens by 17 points at Maughan Thiem Hyundai Oval on Sunday afternoon.

The Magpies jumped out of the blocks thanks to a three-goal opening term by Kane Farrell and two goals to Jake Patmore.

The visitors led by 16 points at the first break, with Jimmy Toumpas, Peter Ladhams, Todd Marshall, and Will Snelling finding plenty of the football.

The second term started in much the same fashion - Ladhams kicked the opening goal and the Cam Hewett snapped truly to hand the Magpies a game-high 29-point lead.

The Eagles hit back late in the second quarter to restrict the margin to 24 points at the main break, with Steven Summerton and Toumpas asserting themselves in the midfield.

The second half well and truly belonged to Woodville West Torrens, with the home side opening the scoring before Patmore kicked his third to steady for the Magpies.

The Eagles kicked three unanswered goals to finish the third term to get within eight points of the Magpies, and gain the momentum in the contest.

It was all the Eagles in the last quarter, as the home side piled on four goals to none to run out 17-point winners.

Matthew Broadbent suffered a left ankle injury as the turf gave way under him, while Jake Neade limped off late in the last quarter with a knee complaint.

SCOREBOARD

PORT ADELAIDE                            5.0   7.3   9.4     9.5   (59)
WOODVILLE WEST TORRENS
       2.2   3.3   7.8   11.10 (76)

GOALS

Farrell, Patmore 3, Hewett, Ladhams, Kluske

BEST

Summerton, Amon, Lienert, Farrell, Hombsch