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August 15, 2017

Echuca export Ollie Wines gathered 29 possessions for Port Adelaide in its win against Collingwood on Sunday. Picture: AAP Image/Ben Macmahon

Port Adelaide’s Goulburn Valley contingent is finals bound after the Power defeated Collingwood on Sunday night.

Ollie Wines (Echuca), Tom Clurey (Katamatite), Aidyn Johnson (Moama) and Jarman Impey (Shepparton) all played together as the Power fought off a fightback from the Magpies.

Wines gathered 29 possessions and kicked a goal, while Clurey continues his development as a key pillar in Port’s defence.

For Collingwood, Tallygaroopna-raised Steele Sidebottom continues to shine as stand-in skipper with Scott Pendlebury out due to injury.

Sidebottom led from the front with 27 touches and a goal, while Euroa product Jamie Elliott popped up with a major.

Seymour’s David Mundy was kept quiet in Fremantle’s thumping 104-point defeat in Sydney to the Swans.

The Dockers were dismantled by a red-hot Sydney, with Mundy restricted to a goal and 12 possessions.

The news was better for Kialla cricketer-turned-Adelaide-defender Alex Keath.

The 198cm giant had his best game for the Crows after making his debut against Geelong last month.

Keath picked up 18 possessions across half-back and looks to be consolidating his position in Adelaide’s team as the Crows look certain to win the minor premiership.

At the MCG, Mooroopna export Clayton Oliver dominated in Melbourne’s season-defining win against St Kilda on Sunday.

The brave midfielder gathered 32 possessions as the Demons set themselves up to secure a finals spot for the first time since 2006.

Oliver’s consistency in just his second season in the AFL could see him become one of Melbourne’s youngest ever best-and-fairest winners at the age of 20.

Meanwhile, Jarrod Harbrow, who was recruited from Mooroopna after his family moved to the area in his teenage years, played his 200th AFL game for Gold Coast on Saturday.

Harbrow’s Suns were well beaten by 58 points in the QClash at the Gabba.

He played 70 games for Western Bulldogs, before moving to Gold Coast in 2011 after growing up in the north Queensland city of Cairns.

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