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Sport Power thump injury-ravaged Bulldogs

18:21  14 june  2018
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a man with his mouth open© Provided by Nine Digital Pty Ltd Port Adelaide have claimed a 57-point win over the Western Bulldogs whose injury crisis has deepened with captain Easton Wood and Brownlow Medal contender Jack Macrae suffering hamstring problems.

Wood hobbled off clutching his right hamstring just before half-time and Macrae hurt his left during warm-ups after the interval as the Bulldogs slumped to the 20.12 (132) to 11.9 (75) defeat at Adelaide Oval.

It was their fourth successive loss.

The toll could have been even worse for the Dogs with Toby McLean having his shoulder crunched by Robbie Gray in the opening seconds and Marcus Bontempelli exiting with a knee scare late but both played on.

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Bulldogs thump lethargic Manly. Author. Chris Kennedy. However it was fullback Hopoate, playing in the same spot he has all season (barring a six-week injury layoff early in the year) who made the difference, creating three of his team's first four tries with perfect cut-out passes on the Dogs ' right

The Bulldogs also lost a forward, Tory Dickson, with a hamstring injury not long after the start of second term, but didn’t have the back-up. The Bulldogs needed a goal-kicker to stand up with Jack Redpath out of the side due to injury and Dickson sidelined.

Ollie Wines (35 possessions, one goal) and Chad Wingard (30 possessions) were prolific, Robbie Gray (28 possessions, three goals) was particularly electric early and Tom Rockliff (25 disposals, three second-half goals) applied the finishing touches.

After conceding the opening behind, the Power kept the Bulldogs scoreless for the remainder of the term while piling on 5.5 unanswered themselves to hold sway by a commanding 34 points at quarter-time.

Jared Polec's superb curling goal from the boundary at the 13-minute mark delighted the Power fans who at the time were affording No.13 Todd Marshall a minute-long round of applause.

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The young forward was making his return to the side following the death of his father.

a close up of a football field: Polec slots it from the 50© Provided by Nine Digital Pty Ltd Polec slots it from the 50

The Bulldogs saved face after the break, largely through first-round draft pick Ed Richards who slotted three second-quarter majors, all from free kicks - his maiden AFL goals - after being swung forward.

Richards' exciting cameo helped slice the deficit to 19 points before Dixon goaled after the half-time siren on the back of Wood's injury to bump Port's advantage to 25 points.

Mitch Wallis marked and goaled in the opening minute of the third period which the Bulldogs started without Macrae.

Polec nailed his second boundary-hugging beauty from the same members wing towards the Cathedral End - this one even better than his first - to re-ignite the hosts who drew 38 points clear at three-quarter-time.

To their credit, the undermanned Bulldogs were valiant in the final period but the Power was never seriously threatened.

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