Power down Dockers to go clear at top

22 June 2020 18:40:57 GMTPlus10

Port Adelaide sit atop the AFL ladder after a 29-point win over Fremantle.

Ken Hinkley's side are the only team with a perfect record after the opening three rounds, leaving them two points clear of Collingwood.

The Power kicked five unanswered goals in the second quarter on their way to a 10.10 (70) to 6.5 (41) victory over the Dockers, who had been in front at the first change.

Justin Westhoff and Charlie Dixon each kicked two goals against a Fremantle side who are now staring down the barrel of a 0-4 start if they lose to Gold Coast.

Scott Lycett (37 hit-outs, four clearances) Travis Boak (26 disposals) and Ollie Wines (25 disposals) starred as Port Adelaide racked up 22 inside 50's to Fremantle's two in the second quarter.

The Dockers kicked four goals to three in the opening term, but then only managed two across the rest of the game.

Hinkley's side had nine scoring shots in the second quarter as they opened up a 28-point advantage at half-time.

Dockers defender Luke Ryan says the team will need to focus on cutting out the full-quarter lapses that have been too common this season.

"It's happened the past two games…we were in the game and then we let ourselves down with that one quarter. We come back and fight and put in a lot of effort, but we just need to work on being consistent and improve," added Ryan.

"They surged (forward) a lot better than we did, we handballed around the contest a little bit and allowed them to get access to the ball. We're working through it in our game plan…we'll keep working on it at training and look to build; that's the good thing about footy, there is always next week."

Fremantle are 61/50 to win their next game against Gold Coast, who are 7/10.

The Dockers are 91/100 with a 6.5-points start.

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