AHEAD of Port Adelaide’s Best & Fairest on Friday night, portadelaidefc.com.au takes a look back at the best goals from season 2019.
NUMBER 1 - Scott Lycett vs Adelaide
“That. Just. Happened”
Scott Lycett was the architect of a second-half onslaught against Adelaide in Showdown XLVII, with the big man kicking truly early in the third quarter.
Lycett responded to Crows captain Taylor Walker’s opening goal of the second half by turning Reilly O’Brien inside out and finishing from 45.
The former Eagles ruckman gathered on the 50-metre line, evaded the Crows big man, arched the back and split the middle to give the Power the lead. Decent celebration to finish.
NUMBER 2 - Cam Sutcliffe vs Essendon
Cam Sutcliffe produced one of the most spectacular goals in season 2019 in Port Adelaide’s 59-point victory over the Bombers in round 20 at Marvel Stadium.
Sutcliffe - who was selected by the Power in the mid-season draft - collected a handball from Robbie Gray, and slotted the snap from the tightest of angles to set-up a gutsy win on the road.
NUMBER 3 - Connor Rozee vs West Coast
Connor Rozee showed his class in the wet during Port’s emphatic win on the road against the 2018 premiers West Coast.
Rozee gathered the football 80 metres from goal and turned the jets on. Last year’s number five draft pick took a bounce in difficult conditions, arched his back, and snapped truly for a team-lifting major.
NUMBER 4 - Paddy Ryder vs North Melbourne
Paddy Ryder kickstarted the Power’s 16-point win over North Melbourne on Friday night of ANZAC Round with a dribbler from the pocket.
Ryder plucked the footy from the pack and instinctively threw it on his boot. The smooth moving ruckman split the middle for one of the best goals of season 2019.
NUMBER 5 - Zak Butters vs Adelaide
“Kid’s good. The kid’s really, really good”
Zak Butters put the icing on the cake of an emphatic round 16 Showdown win over Adelaide, as he burned Rory Laird.
Butters picked up the loose ball outside 50 and had too much pace for the Crows defenders, finishing with a checkside to put an exclamation mark on Showdown XLVII.
NUMBER 6 - Sam Gray vs Adelaide
Sam Gray received a free kick for high contact on a tough angle 45 metres out from goal in the round 16 Showdown.
The clever forward dummied Matt Crouch on the mark, turned on to his left boot and slotted a beauty to silence the home crowd.
NUMBER 7 - Zak Butters vs Brisbane
Zak Butters tried to spark the Power in the third quarter of their round 17 clash with Brisbane at Adelaide Oval with a cracking goal on the run from the pocket.
Butters hit the pack hard, took the crumb and slotted a drop punt through from a tight angle to lift the Power crowd.
NUMBER 8 - Charlie Dixon vs Sydney
Charlie Dixon beat two opponents to the football, shrugged off a hip and shoulder, sold some candy, and then snapped truly on his left boot.
It was another emotional response for Port’s big key forward in a strong win over the Swans at Adelaide Oval in round 21.
NUMBER 9 - Riley Bonner vs St Kilda
Riley Bonner kicked three huge long-range goals against the Saints in Port’s 70-point victory in Shanghai.
Bonner’s 55-metre bomb on his non-preferred right foot was one of the highlights of the Power’s third consecutive win on Chinese soil.
NUMBER 10 - Willem Drew vs West Coast
During Port Adelaide’s emphatic win against the reigning premiers West Coast at Optus Stadium, Willem Drew collected the ball a kicked a superb goal.
Drew gathered the footy deep in the pocket and snapped truly on his non-preferred left foot to give the Power plenty of momentum.