Port Fairy produces first four-quarter effort of the season to trounce Portland

FORWARD TARGET: Matt Sully kicked four goals for Port Fairy on Saturday. Picture: Rob Gunstone

FORWARD TARGET: Matt Sully kicked four goals for Port Fairy on Saturday. Picture: Rob Gunstone

PORT Fairy hopes a rare four-quarter effort is a sign of things to come this Hampden league season.

The Seagulls improved their record to 8-1 after trouncing an injury-riddled Portland 20.21 (141) to 5.4 (34) at Hanlon Park on Saturday.

Second-gamer Jimmy Conlan and star defender-turned-forward Matt Sully booted four goals each.

Port Fairy coach Brett Evans said the evenness of the Seagulls’ performance was pleasing.

“There are not too many games we’ve played four quarters and today was one of them,” he said.

“It wasn’t just five or six players either. I thought the whole group played their role.”

Portland coach Luke Crane was content with his charges’ application, particularly given the Tigers’ injury woes.

Creative forward Jay Moody hurt his ankle and key defender Cam Mather sustained what is feared to be a serious knee injury.

The Tigers were already without number one ruckman Ben Malcolm, who is battling a groin complaint.