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Port Adelaide thump Brisbane by 94

  • Port Adelaide thump Brisbane by 94

    BRISBANE, QUEENSLAND - JULY 30: Jarman Impey of the Power celebrates during the round 19 AFL match between the Brisbane Lions and the Port Adelaide Power at The Gabba on July 30, 2016 in Brisbane, Australia. (Photo by Jason O'Brien/Getty Images)

Port Adelaide have kicked the highest score of the 2016 AFL season in their emphatic 94-point win over struggling Brisbane at the Gabba.

The Power set up the win with a seven-goal second quarter, going on to claim a 25.23 (173) to 11.13 (79) victory.

Their final score eclipses Geelong's haul of 168 against Gold Coast as the highest by a team in 2016.

A week after snapping a 12-game losing streak with victory over the equally-hapless Essendon, the Lions were back to their usual form in front of their home fans.

Justin Leppitsch's men began brightly, kicking the first two goals of the match and trailing by just five points at the first break.

But, just as they have done in their past home matches against West Coast and Greater Western Sydney, a second-quarter fadeout turned into a rout.

The Power kicked 7.5 in the second term to 0.5 by the Lions to take a 47-point lead at the main break.

Power goalsneak Chad Wingard bagged five of the easiest goals he'll ever get at senior level, and John Butcher also picked up four majors.

Ollie Wines dominated the midfield, picking up 32 disposals, while Travis Boak had three goals and 24 touches.

Debutant Archie Smith was impressive for the Lions, sharing the spoils in the ruck battle with Port's Jackson Trengove.

But apart from the 21-year-old, few others performed for the Lions, with captain Tom Rockliff and Pearce Hanley among those going missing when it counted.

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