Round 10 2023

Round 10, 2023
Port Adelaide vs Melbourne
Friday 19 May
Venue: Adelaide Oval
Attendance: 37,565

Port Adelaide
Match Statistics

Port Adelaide win by 4 points

Goalkickers: Bayley Fritsch 2, Tom McDonald 2, Kade Chandler 1, Brodie Grundy 1, Lachie Hunter 1, Christian Petracca 1, Kysaiah Pickett 1, Charlie Spargo 1, Jacob van Rooyen 1

Brownlow votes:
1 - Christian Petracca

Coaches votes:
2 - Lachie Hunter
2 - Clayton Oliver


After four wins against struggling sides, Melbourne returned to the scene of their last defeat for the test of taking on a genuine top four contender. After Kade Chandler was gifted the first goal from point-blank range after an off the ball incident, Melbourne struggled to impact the scoreboard. Port had built a 24 point lead by the time Melbourne got their next goal, but a second to Bayley Fritsch before the break kept the Demons in touch.

On a night of intermittent heavy rain, the visitors recovered from conceding the first goal after the break to boot six in a row from the middle of the quarter. They were as far as 17 points in front before Port got a goal from a free after the siren. The game changed complexion again in the last with the home side on top again, they retook the lead, and after it was grabbed back via a Tom McDonald set shot, a snap from a pack put Port ahead late in the game. The Demons had opportunities in the dying seconds but were unable to break through for a goal and went down to their third defeat for the year.

Best were Oliver, Rivers and May. James Jordon replaced Jake Bowey (calf) in the third quarter. Lachie Hunter was suspended for one match for forceful front on-contact, with the club losing its appeal, Jack Viney was fined $1500 for rough conduct, and Christian Salem fined $2000 for tripping.

As part of Sir Doug Nicholas Round, Melbourne played under the indigenous name Narrm and Port Adelaide as Yartapuulti.


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