AFL Melbourne Demons vs Port Adelaide Power Live Footy Games are kick off at TIO Traeger Park, Alice Springs, Saturday 31 May 2014, 13:40 AEDT.
The Dees will be without Chris Dawes (suspended) but could bet set to replace him with James Frawley. Neville Jetta was a late withdrawal against Richmond but should slot into the defence. Paul Roos has not made many changes to the Demons side this year and after a win that will probably not change. Whilst Port have won six in a row but will miss Hamish Hartlett (susp) whilst Tom Jonas and Angus Monfries will have to pass fitness tests. Paul Stewart and Ben Newton have pushed their case with impressive SANFL performances.
Port are sitting one game and percentage clear on top of the ladder with eight wins and one loss including their past six in a row. They are the in form team of the competition having easily accounted for Hawthorn last weekend. Melbourne is 15th on the ladder with a 3-6 record including a 17-point win over Richmond prior to their bye last weekend. They have won two of their last three games.
Amazingly, Melbourne started favourite the last time these two sides met – in round 1, 2013. The Power obliterated them with 38 scoring shots to 14 in the 79-point win. Jay Schulz kicked four majors whilst Paul Stewart and Angus Monfries had three each. For the Dees, Jeremy Howe and Mitch Clark kicked two each.
B: Colin Garland, Tom McDonald, Dean Terlich
HB: Neville Jetta, Lynden Dunn, Jack Grimes
C: Daniel Cross, Dom Tyson, Bernie Vince
HF: Rohan Bail, James Frawley, Jack Watts
F: Cameron Pedersen, Max Gawn, Jeremy Howe
FOLL:, Mark Jamar, Nathan Jones, Jack Viney
I/C: Christian Salem, Jay Kennedy-Harris, Aidan Riley, Matt Jones
EMG: Jimmy Toumpas, Jordie McKenzie, Daniel Nicholson,
In: Neville Jetta, James Frawley,
OUT: Jimmy Toumpas (omitted), Chris Dawes (suspension)
Backs: J.Hombsch, A.Carlile, J.Impey
HBacks: M.Broadbent, J.Trengove, J.Pittard
Centre: J.Polec, T.Boak, K.Cornes
HForwards: A.Moore, J.Westhoff, M.White
Forwards: R.Gray, J.Schulz, C.Wingard
Followers: M.Lobbe, O.Wines, B.Ebert
Interchange: P.Stewart, J.Neade, K.Mitchell, A.Young
Emergencies: S.Gray, B.Newton, K.Amon
Ins: P.Stewart, A.Moore, J.Neade
Out: D.Cassisi, A.Monfries, H.Hartlett