Port Adelaide great Robbie Gray kicked two goals in a 56-point win over arch-rivals Adelaide to finish his decorated AFL career on a high note.
Gray was also involved in four other goals and missed two regulation set shots in Port’s 16.15 (111) to 7.13 (55) win at the Adelaide Oval on Saturday night.
Gray teammate Conor Logy (34 disposals, 11 under 50 seconds, 1 goal), Brownlow medalist Olly Wines (34 possessions, 1 goal) and Zach Butters (26 touches, 1 goal). 9 clearances, 1 goal) was a midfield force.
Winger Carl Amon was another standout with 31 disposals and a goal in what is expected to be his final game for the Power before requesting a trade to the Melbourne-based club, with Todd Marshall scored four goals.
Port finishes 11th on the ladder after defeating qualifying finalists the last two seasons.
The Crows are likely to finish the season in 14th place, failing to reach the finals for the fifth year in a row.
In front of a sold-out crowd of 50,090, Adelaide’s Jordan Dawson (22 disposals), Rory Laird (26 touches) and Darcy Fogarty, who scored three goals in the first half, battled hard against the Port tide. .
However, the Crows were overwhelmed in the second half when Power kicked 11 goals to three after being trailed by seven at half-time.
The spree came after a tight first half when Fogerty’s triple treat kept the Crows in the contest.
Port were leading by one point at quartertime, 2.4 to 2.3, and Gray had his hands in both teams’ goals (handballs in the scoring chain).
In the second stanza, Gray delighted the Pro Power crowd with a 45-meter set shot from a tight angle.
Adelaide’s Fogarty scored back-to-back goals after two strong contested marks were taken under heavy heat from port captain Tom Jonas.
However, Port accelerated in the third stanza after leading by 5.7 to 4.6 at halftime.
They scored four goals in a row, with four-time All-Australian and Triple Club Champion Gray causing an avalanche with a left-footed goal from a sharp angle.
And after trailing by 28 points in the third quarter, Port stormed into the final season with 7 goals to 2, ending the Crows’ season on a whim.
Port beats Crows to Gray’s AFL Swan Song
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