Magpies the second big name scalp to be taken by Port Adelaide side in a fortnight.
Port Adelaide has claimed its second big name in as many weeks in the AFL after beating the Collingwood Magpies by 35 points at AAMI Stadium.
Fresh off their stunning win against premiers Sydney last round, the Power produced an outstanding defensive display to smother the Magpies as they went on to win 18.8 (86) to 7.9 (51).
After starting out at 5-0 the young Port side were being talked about a possible chance of making the all-important top four.
But five straight losses had pundits doubting they had the mental toughness to take down the best sides, however, having defeated the Pies, Swans, Adelaide and West Coast they have four last year’s top eight in the first 14 weeks of the season.
The Power had not beaten the Magpies since round four in 2007.
After conceding the opening two goals of the game, Port kicked 13 of the next 16 majors and led by a game-high 48 points before the Magpies booted the last two goals.
Midfielders Matthew Broadbent (34 disposals), Kane Cornes (31), Brad Ebert (30), captain Travis Boak (29), Ollie Wines (26) and Hamish Hartlett (23) worked tirelessly to eclipse their more-seasoned opponents, which included Pies stars Scott Pendlebury, Dane Swan and Luke Ball.
Key forwards Jay Schulz and Justin Westhoff each kicked three goals while small forwards Chad Wingard and Angus Monfries booted two each.
In defence, Alipate Carlile restricted Collingwood dangerman Travis Cloke to two goals and fellow backmen Tom Jonas and Jack Hombsch stood tall.