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They’ve got the Power! Port defeat the Dons to keep finals hopes alive

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Power have comprehensively beaten the Bombers by 59 points at Marvel Stadium.

It was a fast-pace game of footy but in the end the ball was controlled by Power who kept the ball inside their 50.

Robbie Gray was a star up forward with four goals, while first-year young-gun Connor Rozee booted 2.5 and gathered 22 disposals.

Click PLAY below to catch our match review and interview with young star Connor Rozee


Half-time and Port are holding the Dons at bay.

They lead by 16 points, the same margin as the first change, with thanks to a last minute goal from Travis Boak.

Essendon are showing a bit of fight but are looking scrappy and getting caught out in turnovers.

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Essendon have turned their season around and are clear hopefuls for finals this year.

They’ve scraped through with close wins, but with five on the trot they are looking to be the favourites for tonight.

It’s now or never for Hinkley’s side as they head into a must-win match today after losing to to GWS by just one-point.

There’s one late change for today as Shaun McKernan is ruled out as ill, Michael Hartley will replace him in the 22.

Be listening from midday to hear all the action LIVE from Marvel Stadium with Tim Lane, Tony Leonard, Caroline Wilson, Leigh Matthews, Jimmy Bartel and Jacqui Reed.

Click PLAY to catch Port coach Ken Hinkley before the game

Click PLAY to hear from Shaun Higgins after North’s win last night

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