In-form Port Adelaide have inflicted extra ache on an under-fire North Melbourne with a 69-point AFL win at Blundstone Arena in Hobart.
Despite lacking skipper Tom Jonas in defence attributable to well being and security protocols, the Power pocketed their fourth straight victory on the again of a six-goal-to-one first quarter.
Tall forwards Mitch Georgiades (three objectives), Todd Marshall (three) and Jeremy Finlayson (two) did the injury within the 17.13 (115) to six.10 (46) consequence on Saturday afternoon.
Port Adelaide midfielder Ollie Wines was excellent, selecting up a game-high 32 touches, two objectives, 9 clearances and two objectives assists.
The Kangaroos have slumped to their seventh loss in a row after per week through which they made headlines for the mistaken causes.
It was revealed coach David Noble issued an apology to his gamers for delivering a stern post-match handle after their heavy 108-point loss to Brisbane in spherical three.
North Melbourne copped a giant blow pre-game, with midfield gun Jy Simpkin dominated out late with a hamstring drawback.
It did not get significantly better early on, as Port Adelaide dominated contested possession to race to a 41-6 lead at quarter-time.
North Melbourne gained the second quarter 16-15 and will have been in a greater place on the scoreboard if not for easy misses by Jaidyn Stephenson and Tarryn Thomas in entrance of purpose.
Cameron Zurhaar (three objectives) was a vivid spark for the Kangaroos, with three majors for the match, together with a brace in a tightly fought third quarter through which either side kicked two objectives.
Port Adelaide, who’re on the rise after a horror 0-5 begin to the season, pulled away with a run of 5 objectives early within the closing time period.
They play Geelong on the highway subsequent spherical, whereas North Melbourne face a large problem towards undefeated reigning premiers Melbourne.