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Port Adelaide opened in fine style in 2021 with a comfortable win over North

A four-goal goal from Orazio Fantasia and outstanding individual performance from Travis Boak helped Port Adelaide get out of a slow start and claim an impressive 52-point win over North Melbourne at Marvel Stadium on Sunday afternoon

Last year’s smaller premieres followed a fifteen-minute fired North Melbourne, but scored eight goals to one in a dominant second term to take control of the competition and eventually ran out 1715 (117) to 911 (65 ) Winner

Port Adelaide was able to get its trademark up and running in this emphatic second quarter, with Fantasia, Charlie Dixon and Todd Marshall being the main beneficiaries of a fast ball movement from Boak and co were through the middle of the floor when the match spun in an instant

Boak in particular (27 exits and seven approvals) was instrumental in paving the way for the Port competition The veteran midfielder prevailed against Luke Davies-Uniacke on the midfield to make sure the swing swayed and the risk of surprise evaporated quickly

While Boak was clearly the best player for the winners, Port Adelaide coach Ken Hinkley is supported by Fantasia and his colleague Aliir Aliir from the off-season

Fantasia booted 44 and could easily have kicked a few more majors, Aliir controlled the process over half the back while midfield bull Ollie Wines racked up 30 exits in another constant performance

The past three terms have been in stark contrast to what was observed during the opening stanza The onball duo Davies-Uniacke and Jaidyn Stephenson gave North Melbourne fans a glimmer of hope as the Kangaroos overtook their highly acclaimed opponents two-point lead by the quarter hour

Davies-Uniacke (20 possessions) got off to an explosive start to the clash, but it was Stephenson who impressed most in his first game in blues and white in the four quarters with 33 career sales in a mostly midfield role

Debutant Tom Powell scored on his first kick and showed some good signs for David Noble’s youthful side, while Lachie Young, Connor Menadue and Aidan Corr looked confident making their debut for their new club

Port Adelaide’s win was somewhat hampered by a hamstring injury to Riley Bonner, while North Melbourne will sweat over the MRO results after little striker Kayne Turner was reported for rude behavior against Xavier Duursma

Brilliant Boak Ages Like Fine Wine Former Port Adelaide skipper has had a career-best season in 2020, scooping a third All-Australian jumper and a second place in the Brownlow Medal, soon slowing Boak was a class over every player on the field on Sunday in a standout individual performance that easily earned him three votes on Brownlow night later in the year

Time to buy stocks at the LDUIt show to say that Luke Davies-Uniacke hasn’t lived up to high expectations in his first 30 games since he was voted fourth in the 2017 NAB AFL Draft, but that seems to be about to change if his opening period against Port Adelaide at Marvel is something that is going on Davies-Uniacke has gained noticeably in an impressive preseason, demonstrating his immense talent with 12 exits and one goal in the opening quarter on Sunday in a striking performance Placed As Todd Goldstein and Ben Cunnington age, Davies-Uniacke is among the new midfielders on Arden Street who are expected to help the club regain their status in the top half of the rankings in the years to come

Tarryn Thomas is getting his foot on the ball to score a much needed goal for the kangaroos

New boys could prove the difference Ken Hinkley’s squad lost just four times last season, but one of those losses was a narrow six-point loss to Richmond on their home deck in the pre-finals of an off-season recruitment drive at the former Bomber Orazio Fantasia and ex-swan Aliir Allir were successful, could help Port Adealide get even deeper into September 2021 as the duo fitted in perfectly with Alberton Fantasia scored four goals and was buoyant throughout Sunday’s competition while Aliir took the lead with 14 strokes and four marks

Tarryn Thomas is getting his foot on the ball to score a much needed goal for the …

NORTH MELBOURNE 24 36 58 911 (65) PORT ADELAIDE 22 104 148 1715 (117)

AIMSorth Melbourne: Scott 2, Thomas 2, Goldstein, Davies-Uniacke, Powell, Walker, MahonyPort Adelaide: Fantasie 4, Boak 2, Dixon 2, Butters 2, Marshall 2, Amon, Bonner, Lycett, Motlop, Duursma

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