A SECOND half blitz from Woodville West Torrens has ensured an inexperienced Port Adelaide left Woodville Oval empty handed, going down by 68 points in round 10 of the SANFL.
The Eagles booted eleven goals to one after half time to blow the game apart and end Port’s four-game winning streak.
The Magpies lost Trent Burgoyne in the warm-up with a hamstring injury, in addition to losing experienced midfielder Sam Mayes and captain Cam Sutcliffe also through injury from their victory over West Adelaide before the bye.
Port drew first blood through former Eagle Marty Frederick who snapped truly inside the opening minutes.
The Eagles then responded with two goals of their own before Ollie Lord snapped his first of the afternoon.
Again, the home side would goal and again Lord would respond to keep the scores tied deep in the first, but the hosts goaled just before quarter-time to lead by a goal at the first change.
After a hard-fought start to the second quarter, the Eagles extended their lead before the Magpies hit back again.
Dylan Williams would intercept a handball and goal before Tyson Goldsack would snag his first for the afternoon to level the scores.
The Eagles kicked a late goal and led by six points again at the final change.
The third quarter made the difference as the Eagles kicked six goals to one. Jake Weidemann would kick the Magpies’ sole major for the term and they trailed by 36 points at the final change.
Both sides missed early opportunities in the final quarter, before the Eagles kicked the first to make it 45 points the margin.
The Eagles continued with four more goals to blow it out to 68 points and end Jace Bode’s 200th career game in disappointing fashion.
Port Adelaide 3.1 5.2 6.3 6.5 (41)
WWT Eagles 4.1 6.2 12.3 17.7 (109)
Goals: Lord 2, Frederick, Williams, Goldsack, Weidemann
Best: Lienert, Hayes, Moore, Schofield, Appleton, Lord.