Adelaide spoils Port Adelaide’s party in another Showdown upset
Port Adelaide leads but loses to Adelaide in Showdown
Adelaide beat Port Adelaide in the Showdown with a score of 18.9 (117) to 13.8 (86). Port Adelaide led for most of the game, but Adelaide scored seven goals in the fourth quarter. Adelaide was inaccurate during the first half but made a strong comeback later. The win was worth celebrating, especially for Adelaide’s star recruits Izak Rankine and Riley Thilthorpe, who scored four and five points respectively.
Adelaide wins with Thilthorpe and Rankine’s help
Adelaide’s top-three picks, Riley Thilthorpe and Izak Rankine, played excellently throughout the game, causing problems for Port Adelaide’s defense. Thilthorpe showed athleticism while scoring five goals, while Rankine exposed weaknesses in Port Adelaide’s defense. Adelaide’s forward future looks bright with Pedlar, Rachele, and Soligo also contributing to the win.
The Showdown had an incredible atmosphere as Port Adelaide fans booed Adelaide and the Max Basheer stand was renamed to the Bruce Weber Stand. However, Adelaide made a strong comeback, led by their star recruits, making it an all-time classic Crows win.
Max Michalanney’s debut
Max Michalanney made his debut in the Showdown and played with courage and intensity. His aggressive play showed he belonged on the big stage.