Amazing last quarter scoring surge from the away side sees them romp home.
The Port Adelaide Power have lived up the hype they are the best finishing team in the AFL, coming home hard to defeat the Carlton Blues by 33 points at Etihad Stadium.
With the four points up for grabs at the final change, the Power exploded out of the blocks and were never headed, kicking 18.12 (120) to 12.15 (87).
In the end, what was a see-sawing game for the first three terms, finished up as a comfortable victory for Port Adelaide after they ran away with the game in the final term with 7.5 for the fourth quarter.
Carlton jumped out to a 22-point lead at the end of the first quarter with the lone major going to Hamish Hartlett.
While goals for Dale Thomas, his first kick as a member of the Blues, Andrejs Everitt and two for David Ellard gave Mick Malthouse reason to smile early.
However, Port Adelaide hit back quickly to start the second quarter, with two goals from Justin Westhoff and another from Jay Schulz cutting the margin to just four points.
The Blues responded in kind through goals to Bryce Gibbs and Ed Curnow as the see-sawing
nature of the second term continued.
The home side jumped away to a 20-point lead thanks to another goal from Curnow and Gibbs as the men in blue showed plenty of hard running through the mid-field.
Justin Westoff continued to provide a tower of strength for the Power, as he kicked his fourth for the quarter to bring his side back into the contest.
Port continued their hot form from the second quarter after the resumption, as Hamish Hartlett kicked truly to give his side the lead for the first time in the game.
The margin then increased as Ollie Wines continued his excellent game with his second major for the game, in what was the fifth goal in a row for the Power.
Thomas continued to suffer in front of goal for the Blues after his first goal, with just two points coming from his next three shots at goal.
However, Jarrad Waite steadied his side with the Blues first goal since the 20th minute in the first quarter brought them back to just eight points down.
Waite took his second sensational mark for the game as the Blues kept fighting, as the home side got their 10th goal of the game and when Chris Yarran was set free through the middle of the
field, the Blues had kicked the last three goals and grabbed the lead back again.
After all of the momentum swings in the third term, Carlton took a six-point lead into the final break with the team with the best legs through the mid-field likely to get the four points.
Port hit the front in the final term when they stole possession quickly from a Carlton kick-out, with
Robbie Gray going hard after the ball and being rewarded with a goal.
The away side quickly won the clearance from the resumption, and Gray made it two goals in 30 seconds with Schulz securing his second for the game soon after.
The former Tiger kicked well from a tight angle as they opened up a handy 13-point lead with 14 minutes left in the final term.
Jared Polec continued his side’s sensational final quarter spurt, as he crumbled well inside the forward fifth and threaded the needle as the Blues looked in real danger of being blown away, as the lead hit 20.
From there Carlton stopped running, as mistakes either forced or otherwise crept into the game, and the Power made them pay on the scoreboard every time they got it inside the forward fifty.