What a tough week it has been for the Port Adelaide team, defeated by the Bulldogs by 38 points in which Hamish Hartlett injured his hamstring, Paul Stewart suffered a corked thigh and Jacob Surjan sustained a concussion. Port Adelaide coach Matthew Primus believes the injuries are not a valid excuse for the way the team performed on the weekend, citing their failure to win contests as well as ball skills being poorly executed.
Today the Match Review Panel served Power’s Matt Thomas a two match ban for a reckless, medium impact and high contact bump on Bulldog Tom Liberatore during Sunday’s match. Should Thomas choose to appeal the charge, he may risk receiving an additional week’s suspension if unsuccessful in having the ban reduced.
In the same match, Western Bulldog Will Minson was reported for sledging at his opponent Port Adelaide’s Danyle Pearce. This the second sledging incident Minson has been involved in against a Port Adelaide player. This latest charge is currently being investigated and the Western Bulldogs Football Club is assisting the AFL in reference to the matter.