Round 6 Hostplus SANFL Snapshot – Sunday

Port's Nick Moore (centre) celebrates one of his two goals. Picture - Hannah Howard

Compiled by Zac Milbank

South’s Eamon Wilkinson lays a crunching tackle on Port’s Lachie Jones. Picture – Hannah Howard

A six-goal surge in the final term banked Port Adelaide a 28-point win against South Adelaide at Alberton Oval.

Trailing by seven points at the final change, the Magpies only conceded one goal – to Panther Zach Sproule in the 27th minute – throughout the fourth quarter.

At the other end, Tyson Goldsack’s men had the Bob Quinn Grandstand rocking as former South small forward Cody Szust came back to haunt his old side with two goals and a vital chase-down tackle in the last stanza.

Szust’s second stretched Port’s lead to 12 points in the eighth minute and it wasn’t until bigman Sam Hayes converted at the top of the goal square nearing time-on, that the premiership points were sealed for the hosts.

Port had less of the ball overall yet mustered eight more inside 50m entries as it produced an even team effort to move the team’s win-loss record to 3-3 in sixth place on the ladder.

Consistent midfielder Nick Moore had an impact for Port with his 19 disposals, two goals and eight tackles while Szust was equally effective with 18 possessions and three majors.

Key Port defender Tom Clurey was rock solid in defence, having the better of his duel with inform South spearhead Sproule, who managed just two goals.

Hugh Jackson worked hard through the middle for his team-high 23 disposals and nine clearances while Jase Burgoyne had 19 touches and a classy goal on the run from outside 50m to excite the Alberton faithful.

South – missing veterans Bryce Gibbs and Matt Broadbent – faded in the final term for the second week in a row, after finishing in similar fashion against Glenelg in Round 5.

Midfielders Oliver Davis (26 disposals), Ely Smith (22 disposals) and Kobe Mutch and Mitch O’Neill (21 disposals each) battled hard while ruckman Keegan Brooksby was tireless in registering 14 disposals, five clearances, seven tackles and 23 hit outs.

South’s Liam Fitt attempts to mark on the lead. Picture – Hannah Howard

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