An abysmal performance by Melbourne has allowed young Greek Australian Mitch Georgiades to shine for Port Adelaide as they defeat the Victorian club 12.11 (83) to 4.8 (32).
The Greek young gun kicked the opening goal of the match, with teammate Justin Westhoff following a few minutes later in a promising start.
Port Adelaide continued the match in stunning form, with Melbourne’s attack left in shambles and unable to create any organised movement. The Demons hit the change rooms trailing 1.3 (9) to 6.6 (42) at half time.
Second half wasn’t much better for the boys in blue and red, as The Power continued to dominate both defensively and in their deadly attack.
A free kick allowed Adelaide’s Ollie Wines to secure the opening goal of the third quarter, yet the Demons managed to pull in a late effort with two goals in the final 90 seconds.
The attack wasn’t enough though, as Port Adelaide managed to take home the victory by an impressive 51 points.
Georgiades, playing power forward, went on to score three goals during the match, the most by any player in the night.
Following the victory, Port Adelaide were made AFL ladder leaders. They are currently two points ahead of Brisbane Lions, who face seventh place Essendon tomorrow night.
All AFL matches this season are being played with shortened quarters of 16 minutes (plus time on), down from 20 minutes (plus time on).