PORT ADELAIDE has triumphed over West Adelaide by 29 points to move up to fourth on the SANFL ladder.

The Magpies got off to a flyer as returning captain Cam Sutcliffe buried a goal from 45 metres out on a tight angle.

Dylan Williams then backed it up with a goal of his own before the Bloods got their first of the match.

Ollie Lord converted in his first match back since round three to give the Magpies a five-point advantage at the first change.

In a scrappy second term, it was the Bloods who drew first blood to tie the scores early in the second term.

Tom Corcoran then grabbed something out of nothing for Port before Westies scored again to ensure the scores were tied at the main change.

Similarly, to the second quarter, Westies scored first before Ethan Moore got one back against the run.

Jono Beech goaled again for the Bloods at the 19-minute mark, before the Magpies exploded.

Sutcliffe kicked his second, a quick snap out of a pack, before Williams slotted his second after a huge mark.

Tyson Goldsack crumbed his own contest and broke away to slot a stunning goal – his first for the club - to extend the lead before Sutcliffe again popped up out of a pack with his third.

Williams missed a late opportunity in the third quarter, but the Magpies led by 22 points at three-quarter-time.

As it did last week, Port went into the final quarter with only two on the bench with Boyd Woodcock managed and Jarrod Lienert injured.

West would kick the first of the last stanza as they looked to rally back, but it was all about the Magpies.

Goldsack would respond after running out the back and slamming home his second, before the Bloods again came back.

Some neat work from Sutcliffe in the pocket allowed Cam Wildman to score his first of the evening and put the margin back out to 21 points.

Moore added his second after he received a free kick to seal the points for the Magpies.

Sam Mayes again led the way with 30 disposals, while Hamish Hartlett and Wildman accumulated 21.

Port Adelaide will now have a bye before taking on Woodville-West Torrens away on Saturday, June 12.


Port Adelaide     3.2         4.3         9.7         12.9       (81)

West Adelaide    2.3         4.3         6.3         8.4         (52)

Goals: Sutcliffe 3, Williams, Moore, Goldsack 2, Lord, Corcoran, Wildman.

Best: Garner, Mayes, Frederick, Corcoran, Goldsack, Hayes, Sutcliffe, Wildman.