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Michael Cranmer  February 10, 2018 9:37 PM

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PORT ADELAIDE hosted its annual Family Day intra-club match in front of more than 5000 exuberant fans at Alberton Oval this evening.

It was the first competitive, match-condition hit-out for the players this season, and the game did not disappoint the packed crowd.

Assistant Coach Michael Voss says he was pleased with the standard of play, considering it was their first match and the blustery conditions at Alberton Oval.

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“I think it was a good first hit-out from the boys,” Voss told media at the completion of play.

“A lot of the new guys had good outings tonight.

“I was really impressed by the way Trengove played, he has come in and played a role for us straight away.”

Voss was pleased with the conversion rate throughout the game and was excited by the on-field depth tonight.

“It was really tough conditions tonight but were able to convert our chances well,” he said.

“The ability to change our positioning, and for the players to respond was very encouraging.”

Sam Powell-Pepper and Ollie Wines were magnificent for their respective sides, collecting a huge amount of the football, and both having an impact on the scoreboard.

Hamish Hartlett and Trent McKenzie were extremely impressive playing from half-back. Both players were composed with ball in hand, and racked up plenty of the footy.

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Todd Marshall had a great battle with Tom Jonas in the first half, with the youngster bagging two goals and some strong contested marks.

Dom Barry and Joel Garner were standouts in their first games for the club. Barry was swift off half-back and then gathered plenty of touches when given the chance on the ball. Garner took a courageous running-back-with-the-flight mark in the third term, and used the ball beautifully with his silky left boot.

Brad Ebert and Tom Rockliff were both influential in stages, while Jack Hombsch and Dougal Howard defended strongly.

Travis Boak and Karl Amon played the majority of the game in the forward half, but were given the opportunity to play in the midfield in the last quarter, and both had a huge impact.

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