So expectations were low that the competition at Marvel Stadium would be close on Sunday, but for the first quarter and a half it was just that – until ex-bomber Orazio Fantasia decided to take the game away from the kangaroos when he opened his account after a costly turnover from Jack Mahony from the north

Fantasia has scored four goals, which shows that he will make a huge difference on a line of strikers already with young whippets in Connor Rozee (who has a great chance of returning next week) and Zak Butters (who scores two himself shot) is stacked port ran comfortable 52-point winner from

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In the first break, North Melbourne was two points ahead and the lead should have been bigger as 20 points were scored in the 1950s and Luke Davies-Uniacke was the best midfielder in the game the first player Tom Powell scored a goal with his first kick

Tom Powell is inundated with teammates as he scores his first goal in the AFLCredit: Getty Images

But the dam always seemed in danger of breaking as Port Adelaide dominated when the ball broke out of competition, using her skill and pace to run the ball from end to end repeatedly

David Noble was happy with the start of the kangaroos against high profile opponents in his first game as a senior coach, but said the youths were unable to match the energy of Port when they shifted up a gear

“If you play upside, you have to work hard the whole game. We have to learn that,” said Noble

When their key strikers Charlie Dixon and Todd Marshall (who knocked hard late) began marking the ball, there was a flurry of goals Port Adelaide scored eight unanswered goals from the middle of the second quarter to the beginning of the third quarter >

There was little North Melbourne could do to change the dynamics as the game moved faster than a bad rumor that went viral The postponement caused by the new rules is no friend of a basement dweller as minutes chewed in traffic jams with the ball and good teams like Port Adelaide are able to create harmful chains of play

Noble said a quarter turned out to be costly each week, but he liked their reaction in the second half and they wouldn’t shy away from playing fast-paced football

It is also clear that the man on the marking rule is signaling a return of the bow, with players taking shots on goal from the 50 meter mark after making space well outside the mark, which the likelihood of one Half increases – chances become goals

Despite the headroom, there have been some good signs for North Melbourne Davies-Uniacke was ready to break out this season while former pie Jaidyn Stephenson excelled in his first game for the Kangaroos “He built on that,” said Noble

They also fought to cover the absence of key defender Robbie Tarrant and last year’s best and fairest winner Luke McDonald, who were injured

It didn’t help the kangaroos either when Portes’ Riley Bonner was eliminated from the game in the third quarter and Portes got a new pair of legs in Tom Rockliff – old as they are at times, the 31-year-old looked like he had each other from the fountain of youth drunk as he ran past tiring kangaroos

He wasn’t the only handsome veteran Travis Boak picked up where he left off last season with a best-on-ground performance

Aliir Aliir increases Port’s defense by height and rebound ability Although North has no quality scores within 50, its acquisition will improve Port when they face other Premier League rivals

Ken Hinkley was excited to start the season with a win. Rozee and Hamish Hartlett are expected to be available for the second round against the Bombers

North Melbourne promised fans they’d have to see some young players and that isn’t a false promise Bailey Scott, Tarryn Thomas and Curtis Taylor are all able to take another step forward

Powell showed good signs, with Charlie Lazzaro showing up eight minutes into the final quarter after Aidan Corr was knocked out with a toe injury minutes later, Taylor was concerned and had to leave the floor to be judged

Kayne Turner may also be under scrutiny for a sling tackle Noble said Corr is in doubt for next week while concussion logs could force Taylor to miss two games, but the club is confident Jed Anderson will be available, however Not sure about Ben Cunnington Tarrant will be missing for the next few weeks

In the end, Port did what they had to do to win and their pace and skill are likely to disrupt the teams more than North

in 2021

VOTESTravis Boak (Port Adelaide) 8Orazio Fantasia (Port Adelaide) 7Ollie Wines (Port Adelaide) 7Dan Houston (Port Adelaide) 7Jaidyn Stephenson (North Melbourne) 7

Peter Ryan is a sports reporter for The Age who covers AFL, horse racing, and other sports

Port Adelaide, North Melbourne

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