Eagles flick off Power switch

September 12, 2017

Goulburn Valley export Jarman Impey in action for Port Adelaide.

Goulburn Valley exports were on the wrong end of one of the most dramatic finishes in AFL history on Saturday night.

Shepparton’s Jarman Impey, Katamatite’s Tom Clurey and Echuca’s Ollie Wines suffered heartbreak for Port Adelaide.

The Power were bundled out of the finals by a clutch goal from West Coast midfielder Luke Shuey as the elimination final at Adelaide Oval went to extra time.

Shuey received a free kick for a high tackle from Port’s Jared Ponly a few seconds before the final siren in the second period of extra time, with the Eagles behind by four points.

His kick never looked like missing, meaning the Power’s September is over and West Coast moves onto play Greater Western Sydney in a semi-final on Saturday night.

It was just the third occasion in finals history that extra time has been needed to decide a winner.

Wines starred in a losing cause with two goals and 28 possessions.

West Coast lost the previous extra time final in 2007, losing to Collingwood at Subiaco Oval.

On Thursday night, Kialla product Alex Keath was dropped for Adelaide’s qualifying final against the Giants.

The Crows cruised into a home preliminary final with a comfortable 36-point win.

Keath had played six games heading into the finals after making his debut against Geelong in July.

Finley’s Tom Hawkins kicked a goal in Geelong’s disappointing loss to a rampant Richmond on Friday night.

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