Simon Wong had a big last quarter. Ive thought he is just too small to be competitive at SANFL level. He kicked 2 and helped set up 2 goals.
I didnt see him much in the first 3 quarters and I dont reckon Woodcock played in the last quarter. Woodcock kicked 2 critical late goals in the 3rd quarter after we had a lacklusture 3rd quarter.
If it was a set play to get Woodie to only play 3 quarters so he can travel to Melbourne as the emergency, and rest Wong for most of the first 3 so he had fresh legs in the last, then it was well executed plan.
Was pleasantly surprised with our first half, but the sky fell in during the 3rd qtr.
Then by the sheer force of their will, they got the chockies.
As has been stated above, fringe and younger AFL listed sprinkling of players, along with a mass of players who would not get a gig with any other state lague side, againt a team with a host of ex-AFL players and other league sides.
Should not have even been a contest, yet Port won.
Wasn't won by skill nor talent. We committed countless kicking and handball turnovers. But they swung the momentum back when all seemed lost, gutsed it out with grit and dtermination.