PORT ADELAIDE has snapped a two-game losing streak with a dominant 60-point win over reigning premiers Woodville-West Torrens.
The win was set up by a remarkable 11 goal to four opening half, where the Magpies’ midfield ran rampant.
The Magpies got off to the perfect start as Cam Sutcliffe kicked a goal of the year contender from the boundary line, which was followed by Dyl Williams slotting his first.
The Eagles then gained the ascendancy, booting the next three majors as the two sides wrestled for the lead.
Williams then ended the drought with his second, before securing his third just moments later to give the Magpies a seven-point lead at the first change.
The second quarter was Port’s best for the year.
It started in similar fashion to the first, with Sutcliffe dribbling his second home.
Jake Weidemann followed up with a drop punt before Ben Edwards slotted two majors to blow the margin out.
Simon Wong continued the rampant display with his first for the year, which was followed up by Edwards’ third.
Troy Menzel would get the Eagles’ only score for the quarter with a goal, but Edwards wasn’t done as he finished with four for the quarter to give the Pies a 47-point lead at the main break.
The Magpies controlled majority of the third quarter without doing much damage on the scoreboard, until Sean Samblich kicked his first 16 minutes in.
Pete Ladhams then kicked a towering goal from outside 50 before the Eagles got one back to trail by 55 points at the final break.
Samblich started the fourth quarter with a tight goal in front of the Bob Quinn Stand, before the Eagles slotted two against the run.
Riley Bonner kicked a beauty on the run in his first game since returning from injury, while Sutcliffe rounded out a captain’s performance with his third major.
Tom Rockliff was terrific with 34 touches before injuring his knee midway through the final term, while Kane Farrell was sensational with 31.
Port Adelaide 4.2 11.6 13.9 16.11 (107)
Eagles 3.1 4.1 5.2 7.5 (47)
Best: Farrell, Rockliff, Ladhams, Sutcliffe, Williams, Bonner.
Goals: Edwards 4, Williams, Sutcliffe 3, Samblich 2, Weidemann, Wong, Ladhams, Bonner.