For anyone getting confused with what happened to Round 10, let’s clarify. There were 7 matches starting from Monday 3rd August until Friday 7th August inclusive. There were only 14 teams playing.
The four teams that were not playing were West Coast Eagles, Carlton Blues, Hawthorn Hawks and Fremantle Dockers.
Port Power managed to hold their spot on the top of the ladder with a 13 point victory over the Western Bulldogs. It was a very flat start for the Power with the Bulldogs leading at both quarter time and half time. It took half the game for the Power to get their act together which is not totally surprising after only having a 4 day rest between games. The Port Adelaide supporters were there in their usual uncouth noisy manner booing and applauding and showing great disapproval with Score Review Decisions. The Bulldogs put in a huge effort in the last quarter when they realised they had lost the lead. There is nothing worse than a dog off the lead. This was a very good match to watch with an animated crowd, proving that we really do need spectators at the match. Scores 8-7 to 5.12