PORTLAND'S three football teams have all scored victories on the same day on just five occasions across the past five seasons.
But Saturday's hat-trick of victories against Camperdown was a confidence-boosting day for the club's future, according to senior coach Tom Sharp.
"It's important for the club as we haven't been that successful in terms of our reserves and seniors in the past two years and to have all three grades winning is a huge thing for the club," he said.
"Obviously we have been going well in the under 18s and there is plenty of young talent at the club.
"It's exciting moving forward and getting these boys to develop and moving into senior footy because that's our area for improvement.
"If we can get experience into these boys we are going to get better and better."
The Tigers' seniors secured the points in a 15.13 (103) to 10.7 (67) victory, the reserves scored a 11.9 (75) to 4.3 (27) victory while the under 18.5s led from start to finish to run away 8.13 (61) to 3.4 (22) winners.
Portland's other rounds where it secured hat-trick victories were in round seven this year, round one in 2018 and rounds 11-12 in 2016.
Sharp, who booted four goals against the Magpies, said his side's second straight victory was a positive sign for where it is heading.
"The style of play we have been working on is finally clicking and it's good to see it coming together for four quarters of footy," he said.
"I have been harping on it all year as we have times where we go missing for 10-15 minutes so just to see the game style we play can be effective gives us a good sign moving into next year."
The first-year playing coach praised the efforts of young forward Jackson Dunlop, who also slotted four goals in the victory.
"That was one of his best games and he could have kicked more as he had a couple of misses," he said.
"It was good to see some boys who haven't kicked many goals take on the opportunity and Jackson has been someone who has developed a lot this year and with the more senior footy he has played the more comfortable he has gotten."
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