Port 11.12 78 DEF South 10.11 71
Port left South licking their wounds with a tight seven-point win at the kennel.
The first quarter was a tight tussle with Port getting the better of South to the tune of six points at the break.
Scoring became freer in the second quarter as Port opened up a 15-point break at half time.
McNamara would've drilled into his team the danger of South and its ability to come back.
South did hit back hard and early in the final term it was South in front by just five points.
Port were able to dig deep and rally hard to kick the final two goals of the game and walk out seven-point victors.
Copley was the focal forward kicking five with Schild named best and for South Colson booted three and Downey named best.
A solid victory for Port as their belief and confidence will grow after a big win.
Solomontown 12.8 80 DEF Prop/Risdon 8.11 59
Sollies picked up their third win in a row with a dominant first half setting up a 21-point victory.
Sollies, led again by Travis McIntyre, had the best of a tough opening quarter and hit the first break with a deserved three-goal lead.
Much of he same continued in the second quarter as Solly added three goals to one and at the long break had a commanding five-goal lead.
The Lions came out in the third quarter and it was obvious coach Dunkley had asked for more from his players.
Lions were able to strangle the Cats’ freedom through the middle and then able to score off the turnovers as Edwards and Fuller became active.
A three-goal Solly lead at three-quarter time had the game in the balance.
Sollies showed why they are top of the ladder and a real premiership threat in the final quarter as they tightened the game up in midfield and ran out 21-point victors.
Ash Johnson got the late call up for the one's and was named best with a solid McIntyre kicking three goals.
For the Lions Trav Ley was named best after a solid defensive display.