AFTER a long summer of nightmares for the Port Adelaide players and fans, trying to rid their minds of last years Grand Final humiliation at the hands of Geelong, the memories and heartache all came flooding back this week with a Grand Final rematch on the cards for Round 1.
This time it was on Port Adelaide’s turf, AAMI Stadium, but when the Cats came out firing in the first half it look like we could be in for a similar result, but a galant Power clawed their way back in the second half to only go down by nine points.
GEELONG: 6.4, 10.8, 12.11, 15.15 (105)
PORT ADELAIDE: 4.0, 6.1, 10.6, 14.12 (96)
Geelong: Stokes 3, Mooney 2, Chapman 2, Johnson, Chapman, Gamble, Ling, Hawkins, Corey, Ablett, Mackie
Port Adelaide: Ebert 3, Lade 2, Tredrea 2, Motlop 2, Logan, Boak, S.Burgoyne, C.Cornes, Westhoff
Geelong: Kelly, Corey, Enright, Ling, Ablett, Selwood, Milburn, Chapman
Port Adelaide: Lade, K.Cornes, K.Cornes, P.Burgoyne, K.Cornes, Salopek, Cassisi
Reports: Motlop reported by umpire Avon for charging Corey in the third quarter.
Umpires: Chris Donlon, Brett Rosebury, Michael Avon
Crowd: 28,206 @ AAMI Stadium