AFL 2014 Live Gold Coast Suns vs Port Adelaide Power match will be kick off at Metricon Stadium, Gold Coast,Saturday 16 August 2014 online, Time 14:10 AEDT and its broadcast on Fox Footy.
Two teams that have fallen from grace, face each other to revive their respective seasons. It wasn’t that long ago that the Power sat atop the AFL ladder, the young running team that no one could go with. They’ve now slipped outside the top-4 and are looking to get their season going again. Similarly, the Suns, after losing their leader Gary Ablett, have fallen in a hole and have gone from finals certainties to 10th.
For the Sun’s the hamstring injury to Steven May, leaves a tough spot to fill. Options include Clay Cameron, who has been knocking on the door for selection, though Tom Murphy could be brought in and would add some much needed experience to this wayward line up. Port Adelaide first team regulars Aaron Young and Matt White look ready to make their come back, while Tom Logan has let Ken Hinkley know he’s ready for the call up after 40 touches in the SANFL last week.
The Gold Coast showed there was life after Gary with a dominant win over the lowly Saints two games back. They went onto show there is still a lot of improvement left in this side after they weren’t even competitive with a struggling Blues club last week. Port Adelaide are coming off two hard fought losses at the hands of Collingwood and Sydney. They don’t have the run that they had earlier in the year and their form reflects that.
These two teams last went at it in Round 21 2013, Port held on for a tough win. After giving up a 13 point half-time lead, Port found themselves down by 9 going into the last term. They found their way back win by 17 points, led by captain Travis Boak who managed 7 inside 50’s and 3 goals from his 35 disposals. For the Suns, Harley Bennell was the pick of the bunch kicking 3.3 with 28 touches.
B, Seb Tape, Rory Thompson, Greg Broughton
HB, Sean Lemmens, Trent McKenzie, David Swallow
C, Jarrod Harbrow, Danny Stanley, Kade Kolodjashnij
HF, Michael Rischitelli, Tom Lynch, Harley Bennell
F, Jack Martin, Sam Day, Charlie Dixon
Fol, Daniel Gorringe, Jaeger O’Meara, Dion Prestia
I/C, Timmy Sumner, Alex Sexton, Brandon Matera, Jesse Lonergan
Emg, Matthew Warnock, Aaron Hall, Louis Herbert,
In, Seb Tape, Charlie Dixon, Timmy Sumner,
Out, Matt Shaw (omitted), Steven May (hamstring), Aaron Hall (omitted)
B: Jackson Trengove, Alipate Carlile, Tom Jonas
HB Matthew Broadbent, Jack Hombsch, Jasper Pittard
C Jared Polec, Ollie Wines, Hamish Hartlett
HF Robbie Gray, Justin Westhoff, Angus Monfries
F Jake Neade, Jay Schulz, Chad Wingard
Fol Matthew Lobbe, Travis Boak, Brad Ebert
I/C Andrew Moore, Cam O’Shea, Kane Cornes, Matt White
Emg Kane Mitchell, Thomas Logan, Aaron Young
In Matt White
Out Kane Mitchell (omitted)