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Ratings | Round 5 – Port Adelaide v. Carlton


Carlton was blown off the park by a Robbie Gray and Jared Polec-inspired Port Adelaide at Adelaide Oval on Friday night by 90 points.

Our Inside Football experts take a look at the individual performances of each player...

PORT ADELAIDE – 20.17 (137)

Karl AMON – 6

Always made himself available outside the stoppages where he was on the end of 19 uncontested possessions.

Travis BOAK – 5

Good ball winner early then left the game in the third term with a hamstring injury.

Matthew BROADBENT – 7

Played like a traditional European soccer sweeper and mopped up any loose ball in defence.


Was more offensive in the back half due to the Blues inadequacies in the forward 50.

Tom CLUREY – 6

Nullified the brilliance of Jacob Weitering and counterattacked with five rebound-50’s.

Charlie DIXON – 5

Started the onslaught with a goal in the opening minutes, should have made more of an impact considering the inside-50 count (71).

Brad EBERT – 8

Laid a game high 14 tackles, going under the radar as the Power’s most consistent midfielder.

Robbie GRAY – 9

Tore the Blues apart with a huge third quarter with two goals from six attempts, ended with five goals in a best on ground display.

Sam GRAY – 6

Managed four inside-50’s and goal from his 22 possessions.


Given the task of playing on his best mate Jack Silvagni and beat him on the night.

Jarman IMPEY – 5

Had three clearances and pumped the footy eight times inside-50’s from his 16 disposals.

Aidyn JOHNSON – 5

Goal with his first kick in AFL Footy, joins an illustrious club. Showed enough to say he deserves a second game.

Tom JONAS – 4

The one Port defender who lost out on the night to the hardworking Levi Casboult.

Jasper PITTARD – 6

Played his 100th game for Port Adelaide and walked off a deserved winner.

Jared POLEC – 8

Back to the form of 2013/2014, selfless running along the wings and hitting the scoreboard.


Won eight clearances despite Cameron Polson sitting in his back pocket.

Patrick RYDER – 6

Dominated Andrew Phillips in the hit-outs 41 – 29.

Jackson TRENGOVE – 7

Pushed forward in the second half and made the most of it with three goals.

Justin WESTHOFF – 6

Mr Fix it just roams around the ground either kicking goals or taking uncontested marks in defence.

Ollie WINES – 8

Went head to head with Patrick Cripps, and had more contributions from his teammates which got on the end of his grunt work.

Chad WINGARD – 6

Left his kicking boots at home with one goal from five attempts.

Aaron YOUNG – 5

Two goals and two scoring assists, needs to find more consistency across half forward.

CARLTON – 7.11 (47)


Kicked the Blues only two goals for the first half and ended the game with four majors.

Patrick CRIPPS – 7

Great battle with Ollie Wines, and won the disposal battle 37 – 35, and had seven clearances.

Charlie CURNOW – 6

Contested marking around the ground is a real strength.


Laid five tackles and had three inside-50’s but couldn’t stop the hard bodied midfielders of the Power.


Given a lesson of man on man marking by Robbie Gray in the third term.

Zac FISHER – 5

Looks a player, always keen to play on quickly and use his trusted left foot.

Bryce GIBBS – 6

Bobbed up for a great goal from a tight angle late in the match, won plenty of footy without hurting Port.

Harrison MACREADIE – 3

Was left helpless in defence with the footy consistently being pumped inside-50.


Repelled many Port Adelaide attacks but couldn’t stop the tsunami of inside-50’s.

Marc MURPHY – 6

Missed an easy chance in the first term when his team needed him to hit the scoreboard.


Moves well and makes himself available outside the stoppages where he can use his speed.

Andrew PHILLIPS – 4

Competes well in the hit-outs but needs to make his presence felt in marking contests or at least bring the footy to ground.

Jarrod PICKETT – 3

His best play of the night came in the first term when he burst down the wing, unfortunately he ran too far without bouncing.

Lachie PLOWMAN – 5

Was diligent in defence but struggled with the weight of numbers.

Cameron POLSON – 4

Making his AFL debut and given a run with role on Sam Powell-Pepper.

Sam ROWE – 6

Battled tirelessly against Charlie Dixon and did well to contain him to two goals.


Didn’t stop trying the entire game and was rewarded with a goal in the last term.

Kade SIMPSON – 5

Quiet game by his lofty standards, wasn’t precise enough with his disposal.


Lumbering performance, the footy hardly made it forward but when it did he didn’t make a contest.

Simon WHITE – 4

Tried in vain to curb the onslaught but it was all too much for the young Blues defence to contain.


Was ok across halfback and looks a player with a fine left foot.

Matthew WRIGHT – 5

Worked hard but didn’t hurt the opposition forward of centre.

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