Round 10 SANFL Snapshot – Saturday

Port's Xavier Duursma attempts to shrug a tackle from Central's Luca Whitelum. Picture - Cory Sutton

Compiled by Zac Milbank

Port’s AFL Mid-Season Draftee Brynn Teakle is mobbed after kicking his first SANFL League goal. Picture – Cory Sutton

Two goals in two minutes late in the final term from Port’s Mitch Georgiades was enough for his team to secure a hard-fought 17-point win against Central District at X Convenience Oval.

Despite holding sway on the scoreboard for much of the afternoon, the Magpies didn’t secure the premiership points until Georgiades kicked majors in the 24th and 25th minute of the fourth quarter.

After threatening early to blast the Dogs away by earning a 21-point lead late in the second term, the visitors found their advantage trimmed to just four points at the main change.

Consecutive Bulldogs goals to clever goalsneak Isaiah Dudley on debut and Kyle Presbury on the run from 55m gave the hosts plenty of momentum as the siren sounded for half-time.

Unfortunately for the Central faithful, their team would only kick one more goal for the afternoon after both sides failed to kick a six-point in the third quarter.

Bulldog Ollie Shaw gave his side hope when he converted a Chris Olsson pass at the top of the goal square, leaving Port in front by just one straight kick 12 minutes into the final half-an-hour.

But then Georgiades, who appeared to be in some discomfort after a missed set shot earlier in the match, then struck to kick half of his four-goal haul at a critical juncture during time-on.

Port midfielder Jackson Mead (23 disposals, five clearances) was awarded the Coles Value Player nod for his creativity while Marty Frederick and Taj Schofield also provided plenty of drive with their 23 disposals each.

Magpie Jase Burgoyne had 20 disposals and snared another eye-catching mark, this time riding high on the back of opponent Aiden Grace in the third quarter.

Georgiades finished with 15 disposals and seven marks to go with his four goals while Port’s AFL Mid-Season draft pick Brynn Teakle impressed with his three goals and follow-up to his ruck work.

Central veteran Justin Hoskin made a welcome return from injury to be very creative, particularly by foot, across half-back with 27 disposals while Presbury also tallied 27 to go with his stunning goal.

Bulldogs’ intercept defender Rhett Montgomerie battled valiantly for 21 disposals and 12 marks considering he appeared to injury his hamstring in the first half while ruck Billy McCormack appeared to get through his return from a knee injury unscathed with 13 disposals and five marks.

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