Saturday, July 23, 2011

Port vs Sandringham: the final score

Mental toughness was once again required to overcome a Sandringham strengthened with several St Kilda players. Port pulled away in the final quarter in a tense game. In the words of Paul Amy: "It was all about Ryan McMahon's 200th senior match for Port Melbourne ... After an uncertain start Sandy threatened to turn celebrations into commiserations. Down by 33 points in the second quarter they persisted and grabbed the lead early in the final term with rookie spearhead Matthew Boland's fifth goal. A stunning upset loomed in a meeting of an unbeaten team and an opponent coming off a howler of a match in which it kicked only two goals. The Borough had been sluggish ... but they scrapped out their 14th consecutive win." [Port Phillip Leader Tuesday July 26 2011]

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