AFL round 11 live updates: Western Bulldogs battle Brisbane Lions, Richmond Tigers fall short in classic against Port Adelaide Power


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1Q 3min, BL 0 WB 6

BULLDOGS GOAL!

Smith runs straight up the corridor, bangs it long forward where Wallis takes a nice mark against Gardiner.

From 30m out directly in front, Wallis kicks it straight through the middle. Perfect start for the Doggies!

1Q 2min, BL 0 WB 0

Wood has the huge job on Cameron while down the other end of the ground, Andrews is manning Bruce and Gardiner has lined up on Naughton

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Lions v Bulldogs

We now turn our attention to the Gabba where the Western Bulldogs, desperate for a win to stay in touch with the top eight, face the third-placed Brisbane Lions in a massive clash.

Doggies captain Marcus Bontempelli has been a bit inconsistent this year and it’s fair to say his team will need him to produce a huge game tonight if they’re a chance of winning.

Marcus Bontempelli.

Marcus Bontempelli.Credit:Getty Images

Caddy brain fade

In hindsight this was probably the most pivotal moment of the contest in the final quarter…

‘Hard-nosed’ Power praised

Here’s some of the reaction to Port Adelaide’s epic victory over Richmond…

FT, PA 93 RICH 72

In the end, the stat sheet was finally reflected on the scoreboard.

Port Adelaide dominated the disposals 320-241, clearances 40-22, inside 50s 55-24, contested possessions 155-112, free kicks 22-11 and scoring shots 28-17.

They also won the tackles 69-68 and marks 49-47.

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Port Adel. 4.4, 8.6, 10.11, 13.15 (93)
Richmond 3.3, 7.3, 11.6, 11.6 (72)

GOALS
Port Adel: Gray 3, Ladhams 2, Dixon 2, Butters, Woodcock, Amon, Wines, Houston, Rockliff
Richmond: Riewoldt 3, Aarts 2, Chol 2, Lynch, Lambert, Martin, Stack

DISPOSALS
Port Adel: Boak 31, Wines 28, Gray 22, Rockliff 20, Amon 19, Butters 19, Powell-Pepper 18
Richmond: McIntosh 18, Short 18, Vlastuin 18

LATE CHANGE
Connor Rozee (heel) was replaced in Port Adelaide’s selected line-up by Cam Sutcliffe.

4Q 25min, PA 93 RICH 72

The siren sounds and Port Adelaide have won arguably the game of the year. What a cracking contest that was with momentum shifts galore. A preview of the finals, indeed!

Richmond were held scoreless in that final quarter! Incredible pressure from Ken Hinkley’s men.

The Power are now two games clear on top of the ladder with the rest of round 11 still to play out.

4Q 23min, PA 93 RICH 72

Duursma’s hurried kick forward is marked by McIntosh on the wing. But it matters little – the Power are home!

51 seconds to go

4Q 22min, PA 93 RICH 72

Houston handballs it to Powell-Pepper who takes the ball out of bounds on the wing for a throw-in.

The Power are home now! They’re going to record a brilliant victory.

2:05 to go

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