Australian Football League Live Port Adelaide Power vs Fremantle Dockers Stream AFL 2017 Seasons Week 02 match will be kickoff at Adelaide Oval Stadium, North Adelaide, South Australia, Australia, Sunday 02 April 2017 online, 16.40 pm (AEDT) and its broadcast on Channel Seven, Foxtell.
The Power were the surprise packets of the opening round of the competition with a superb victory over Sydney at the SCG. They hunted in packs and beat the Swans at their own game with a tough and tenacious brand of football. Senior players Travis Boak, Ollie Wines and Brad Ebert were outstanding, while Sam Powell-Pepper is the early favourite for the NAB AFL Rising Star. The key now for Ken Hinkley’s men is to back up that performance in front of their supporters in a game they will be expected to win. The Dockers were pretty ordinary against Geelong and will need to improve significantly if they are going to be any chance. Nat Fyfe will be better for the run after his long lay-off, while Stephen Hill, Shane Kersten and Cam McCarthy are still getting used to their new surroundings. It’s a huge challenge for the Dockers if they’re going to get their first win of the season.
1. Former Dockers midfielder Michael Barlow, now at Gold Coast, was best on ground when these two sides met last year. Barlow had 43 possessions, two goals, eight tackles and nine clearances in the 17-point victory. Retired champion Matthew Pavlich booted four goals.
2. Winning the clearances was the key for the Power in their round one upset of Sydney. The Power had 49 clearances, more than any other team last weekend. They pulled off the victory despite having fewer disposals, marks, tackles, hit-outs and Inside 50s than the Swans.
3. This will be the 33rd match between the Power and the Dockers. The Power holds a narrow advantage, winning 17 games to 15. However, the Dockers have the upper hand recently, having won eight of the past 11 games between the two sides.
4. The Dockers have lost 19 of their past 23 games and nine of their past 10. They have struggled to hit the scoreboard, averaging just 71 points per game since the start of 2016. During that time, they have scored 100 points or more in only four games.
5. Adelaide Oval wasn’t a happy hunting ground for the Power last year, winning just four of their 12 games at the venue. The Dockers will be searching for their second win at the ground in their fifth attempt.
6. Power forward Aaron Young is climbing rapidly up the Schick AFL Player Ratings. Young is inside the top 200 for the first time in his career having kicked three goals and had 17 possessions against Sydney last week. Young started the 2016 season ranked 417th overall.
Port Adelaide Power:
B: Darcy Byrne-Jones, Tom Clurey, Jack Hombsch
HB: Matthew Broadbent, Tom Jonas, Hamish Hartlett
C: Brad Ebert, Ollie Wines, Jared Polec
HF: Sam Powell-Pepper, Justin Westhoff, Chad Wingard
F: Jack Trengove, Charlie Dixon, Aaron Young
FOLL: Paddy Ryder, Travis Boak, Robbie Gray
I/C: Karl Amon, Jarman Impey, Dan Houston, Sam Gray
EMG: Brett Eddy, Willem Drew, Joe Atley
IN: Jarman Impey
OUT: Brett Eddy
B: Cameron Sutcliffe, Joel Hamling, Lee Spurr
HB: Garrick Ibbotson, Michael Johnson, Danyle Pearce
C: Stephen Hill, Lachie Neale, Bradley Hill
HF: Shane Kersten, Cam McCarthy, Ed Langdon
F: Michael Walters, Jonathon Griffin, Lachie Weller
FOLL: Aaron Sandilands, Nat Fyfe, David Mundy
I/C: Zac Dawson, Connor Blakely, Darcy Tucker, Nick Suban
EMG: Matt Taberner, Tommy Sheridan, Ethan Hughes