Six-goal Dixon keeps Port on winning run

28 June 2020 19:57:00 GMTPlus10

Charlie Dixon bagged six goals as AFL leaders Port Adelaide handed West Coast their third straight defeat.

The Power won by 48 points at Metricon Stadium, extending their perfect start to the campaign.

They have a 236.3 points percentage through the opening four rounds, three of their wins so far coming by at least 47 points.

Josh Kennedy kicked four goals for the Eagles, though the rest of the team managed just two between them as they went down 13.11 (89) to 6.5 (41).

It was a disappointing outing for Jack Darling and Lewis Jetta, on their respective 200th appearances.

Port kicked four goals to one in the opening term, then extended their lead to 27 points by the main break.

A three-goal burst from West Coast brought them back within 11 points early in the third term, only for Dixon to reply with his fourth major of the game.

Moments later, veteran Eagle Will Schofield made contact with the head of Power youngster Zak Butters off the ball to concede a free-kick and earn himself a one-week ban.

Butters missed the resulting shot for goal but Todd Marshall made no mistake when West Coast again kicked the ball away.

Karl Amon then drilled a left-footer from the left pocket to make it a 37-point game approaching the final term.

Dixon, who took six contested marks, capped his day with his final two goals from a pair of strong marks in the final quarter.

That gave him 11 goals from three games this season.

Brad Ebert was able to celebrate his 250th AFL match in style, kicking two goals and finishing with 16 disposals.

Port Adelaide are 93/100 to win their next game against Brisbane, who are 93/100.

The Power are 87/100 with a 1.5-points start.

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