Round 4 Saturday 17 September

Alberton Oval
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    Port thrashes goalless Swans to secure maiden win in Phillips' 50th

    PORT Adelaide's AFLW team has broken through for its first win in the club's history on the back of an outstanding performance from young gun Hannah Ewings.

    The 18-year-old booted three goals to go with 19 disposals and nine clearances in the Power's 66-point demolition of fellow expansion side Sydney on Saturday.

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    The Swans provided some resistance in the second quarter, but five unanswered goals to the Power in the third term blew the game wide open.

    The Power was a resounding winner 10.8 (68) to 0.2 (2) to the delight of the 2,741-strong crowd, which braved wet conditions at Alberton Oval.

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    Ewings was a dominant force through the midfield, but she wasn't on her own.

    Abbey Dowrick was a beast around the contest, finishing with a game-high 24 disposals and 14 tackles.

    Electric Ewings slots her third with super running finish

    00:45 Sep 17. 2022. 2:37 PM

    Hannah Ewings kicks a fantastic goal on the run

    Superstar skipper Erin Phillips (16 disposals) celebrated her 50th game in style, directing traffic, setting up a couple of goals and bringing her teammates into the game at every opportunity, while experienced recruits Ange Foley (15 disposals) and Jacqui Yorston (14 disposals, 12 tackles) showed their class.

    No.1 overall draft pick, Montana Ham, was the best for the Swans with 20 touches in her first game since suffering a knee strain in round one.

    Phillips' elite double effort sets up De Melo opener

    00:36 Sep 17. 2022. 1:18 PM

    Erin Phillips follows up her clever soccer with a brilliant kick in traffic and Jade De Melo converts

    The Power dominated field position with 41 inside 50s to just 12 for the Swans, while also winning the disposal (+51), contested possession (+34) and tackle (+26) counts.

    The Power started strongly by kicking three goals in the opening quarter before the Swans stemmed the bleeding to stay within reach at 21 points down at half-time.

    But long-range bombs from outside the 50m arc to Ewings and Dowrick in quick succession put paid to any Swans comeback.

    A maiden win is just reward for the Power, who had gone close against West Coast in round one and gave up a lead before having to settle for a draw to Carlton last week.

    Surman caps off classy Power play

    00:47 Sep 17. 2022. 2:26 PM

    Kate Surman kicks truly after Erin Phillips and Yasmin Duursma show class

    Did you see that?

    The Power, incredibly, kicked two goals from outside the 50m arc in the matter of minutes in the third quarter. Hannah Ewings jinked to her right before launching a long bomb that bounced through the goals before Abbey Dowrick followed suit from almost the same spot in a unique piece of symmetry.

    Ewings and Dowrick launch outrageous pair of missiles

    00:42 Sep 17. 2022. 2:28 PM

    Hannah Ewings and Abbey Dowrick each nail insane majors from downtown

    Work in progress

    It was always going to be a steep learning curve for the young Swans side in their inaugural season and they have now conceded 33 goals while scoring just eight in their first four games. Their defence held up well in the first half under lots of pressure, but it became too much to handle the longer the game went on.

    Up next

    Port Adelaide will look to make it back-to-back wins when it takes on Gold Coast at Bond University next Sunday. Sydney will be the home side for next Friday's clash with Hawthorn, although it will be on neutral territory at the Swinburne Centre in Richmond.

    PORT ADELAIDE     3.3      3.4      8.6      10.8 (68)
    SYDNEY                 0.0      0.1      0.2      0.2 (2)

    GOALS
    Port Adelaide: Ewings 3, Perry 2, De Melo, Halfpenny, Teakle, Surman, Dowrick
    Sydney: Nil

    BEST 
    Port Adelaide: Ewings, Dowrick, Phillips, Yorston, Foley, Tahau
    Sydney: Ham, Heads, Lochland, Morphett

    INJURIES 
    Port Adelaide: Nil
    Sydney: Nil

    LATE CHANGES
    Port Adelaide: Nil
    Sydney: Nil

    Reports: Nil

    Crowd: 2,741 at Alberton Oval

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