Round 9 2001

Round 9, 2001
Port Adelaide vs Melbourne
Sunday 27 May
Venue: Football Park
Attendance: 22,423

Port Adelaide4.16.711.813.10.88
Match Statistics

Port Adelaide win by 20 points

Goalkickers: Cameron Bruce 4, Nathan Brown 1, David Neitz 1, Alistair Nicholson 1, Russell Robertson 1, Daniel Ward 1

Brownlow Votes:

Best and Fairest
28 - Cameron Bruce
27 - Paul Wheatley
23 - Matthew Whelan
19 - David Neitz
18 - Adem Yze

First goal
Alistair Nicholson (39th game)

A small crowd turned out for a wet and windy Sunday at Football Park to see Port Adelaide win a midfield battle against a Demon side seeming to be suffering fall-out from the boardroom chaos which claimed Joseph Gutnick during the week. Even Neale Daniher had to plead for a proposed board election to be delayed until the end of the year as his side's season lurched from bad to worse.

Despite having a ruck division with eight AFL games experience between them Port opened up a lead of five goals in the first quarter and despite their shellshocked opponents launching a fightback kicking into the wind in the third-quarter the game was already won. The defeat was the start of a losing streak at Football Park that would stretch for the rest of the decade.

Best were Bruce, Whelan, Yze and Wheatley. Nathan Brown suffered a corked thigh, and James McDonald was fined $1200 for wrestling.


Age - 25/05/2001, 27/05/2001
Herald Sun - 25/05/2001, 28/05/2001
Advertiser - 26/05/2001

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