Port Adelaide destroys Carlton by 90 points
Livewire Robbie Gray has slotted 5 goals as Port Adelaide demolished a untimely Carlton by 90 points in a Friday night AFL fizzer.
Port confirmed themselves in a tip 8 with a autocratic 20.17 (137) to 6.11 (47) feat during Adelaide Oval.
The Power surged from a start, kicking a initial 5 goals opposite a lifeless Blues, who managed usually dual majors until 3 quarter-time.
Port’s fugitive Gray should have scored some-more — he finished with 5.4 and booted 3 uninterrupted behinds in a 10-minute camber in a third tenure — while teammate Jackson Trengove kicked 3 goals.
Gray’s misses came in a careless duration for Port as a home side dominated though returned 6.10 for a quarter.
The oversight mattered small as a Blues did not measure a indicate in a third term, stranded on their small half-time sum of 2.9.
Gray’s teammate Chad Wingard took some shimmer off a discriminating opening by kicking 1.4, nonetheless he was successful with 26 disposals and 10 tackles.
Power backmen Matthew Broadbent (32 touches, one goal), Darcy Byrne-Jones (24 possessions) and Jasper Pittard (28 disposals) were all distinguished opposite a error-prone Blues.
Port’s Charlie Dixon, Aaron Young, Jared Polec and visitor Aidyn Johnson — creation his AFL entrance as a deputy for late withdrawal Hamish Hartlett (thigh) — kicked dual goals each.
And midfielders Ollie Wines (35 disposals) and Brad Ebert (31 touches) were inclusive ball-winners.
But they met meagre antithesis from a Blues, who hardly offering a yap in their fourth detriment in 5 games this season.
Carlton’s primary inciter was Patrick Cripps, who collected a game-high 37 disposals, while defender Sam Docherty (29 touches) battled gamely.
And large Blue Levi Casboult kicked 4 goals — his initial 3 majors were his side’s usually goals until Jack Silvagni scored 9 mins into a final quarter.
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