Round 3 Hostplus SANFL Snapshot – Sunday

Eagles captain Joseph Sinor (top) was adjudged the Coles Value Player against the Magpies. Picture - Cory Sutton

Compiled by Zac Milbank

Port’s Dante Visentini leaps high for the hit out. Picture – Cory Sutton

Woodville-West Torrens took the best part of three quarters to shrug off a persistent Port Adelaide by 26 points at Maughan Thiem Kia Oval.

Entering the match in strong form as warm favourites, the Eagles were able to hold their nerve to eventually kick clear with three goals during time-on of the third term.

Well on top at the clearances, earning a 42-23 advantage, the hosts overcame a 39-49 deficit in the inside 50m count to open up a match-winning 37-point lead on the back of skipper Joey Sinor bursting through to goal 11 minutes into the fourth quarter.

Sinor, voted as the Coles Value Player, racked up 29 disposals, 10 marks, four clearances and six tackles to be a significant factor in the result.

”At half-time we were a bit down but we knew the third quarter is a big quarter to get the game on your terms and we were able to do that,” Sinor told Channel 7 after the match.

”He’s (coach Sam Jacobs) is really good at relationships, he’s spent a lot of time with individuals so at the moment we are in a good space as a footy club and we are excited as to where we can get to.”

Dashing Eagles defender Luke Beecken was again damaging with his run and carry to collect 26 disposals while Riley Knight made a welcome return from an ankle injury to also reach 26 touches, as well as seven clearances and eight tackles.

Eagle Adam D’Aloia tallied 24 disposals while Luke McKay and James Rowe both finished with 23 possessions and a goal.

Promising Eagles key forward Patrick Weckert continued his encouraging form with three goals while Will Neumann chimed in with two.

Fielding an incredibly inexperienced line-up featuring just nine AFL-listed players, the Magpies booted the final two goals of the game to trim the deficit.

Crafty Cody Szust collected 24 disposals and a goal for Port while Dylan Williams had 24 disposals (22 kicks) while Francis Evans registered 19 disposals, two goals and eight tackles as he put his hand up for an AFL recall.

Eagles forward Patrick Weckert has his eyes on the ball. Picture – Cory Sutton

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