A former Camperdown premiership coach was on hand to watch its current leader thrive in a new-look role on Saturday.
Current Port Adelaide mentor Ken Hinkley was on the sidelines at Leura Oval as defender-turned-forward Jack Williams kicked four goals in the Magpies' 20.12 (132) to 11.5 (71) win over Portland.
Hinkley, whose AFL team had a bye, was back in the south-west for Camperdown's 1999 flag reunion.
Pies co-coach Neville Swayn said he was rapt Hinkley got to see his counterpart Williams in full flight.
Williams, who has spent most of his career in defence, was dynamic in attack before he was rested late.
"Tom Place was out so we were looking to straighten up a bit," Swayn said.
"It's something we'll look at again. He naturally flies at the footy anyway and he had a couple of snaps and took a couple of marks deep."
The Magpies kicked 10 goals to one in the second term to break the game apart.
Debutant Will Lord impressed after joining the club earlier this month.
"He played wing and his a good kick and has a big tank - we might have found one there which is nice," Swayn said.
Portland coach Tom Sharp is calling for the Tigers' younger players to step up and embrace more responsibility, saying the Magpies "absolutely destroyed us in the second quarter".
"The momentum changed and the boys went into their shells," he said.
"I feel our voice dropped off. We had a chat at half-time about it. We need to be a team, it takes 21 blokes to play, we can't rely on two or three.
"I put the responsibility on them to lift and do their part. The talk lifted and it was a lot better in the second half."
Tiger 200-gamer Daniel Falcone was their best in the heavy defeat.
"It's a huge milestone, 200 senior games, and only 10 or 11 blokes in Portland's history have done it," Sharp said.
"He played good footy in the middle."
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