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Ayres tips big finish for 'refreshed' Port

From the Port Phillip Weekly
Reported by Daniel Paproth
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PORT Melbourne coach Gary
Ayres believes his team will finish the VFL season strongly when they return to action on Saturday after the bye.

And he'll have key players Adrian Bonaddio, Adam Bentick, Michael Dillon, Sam Dwyer, Ryan Gale, Heath O'Farrell and Jason Williams all returning from injury and pushing for senior selection over the next fortnight.

The Borough finish the regular season with home games against Box Hill on Saturday and Bendigo and a visit to North Ballarat.

"We're still where we want to be and that's in the top two," Ayres said.

From www.localfooty.com.au
Reported by Paul Amy
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Port Melbourne more demolishes than defeats teams at North Port Oval, and when it hustled to an early lead against Sandringham on Saturday, it appeared the Borough was on course for another cushy victory.

It led by 33 points at quarter time.

From The Sunday Age
Reported by Brent Diamond
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Port Melbourne forward Dean Galea has arguably become the most potent forward in the competition over the past 18 months, and after another four goals yesterday he appears well on the way to winning his first Frosty Miller Medal for the league's leading goalkicker.

From the Moonee Valley Weekly
Reported by Brent Diamond
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THE first cracks may be beginning to show at Port Melbourne after it dropped its second game of the season last week.

The Borough, one of only two stand-alone VFL clubs, has been defeated by two stand-alone AFL clubs, Collingwood and Geelong, in the past month.

From www.localfooty.com.au
Reported by Brendan Lucas
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HUNGRY, determined and ferocious ... that was Port Melbourne against the Northern Blues.

..If coach Gary Ayres ever thought his team would "get caught up in the moment" at quarter time, he hid it well.

At the end of the game, Port Melbourne had a 126-point win, its 27th victory on the trot.

The Borough are defying the critics and standing tall, week in, week out.