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Port recruits shine in win over Crows



Port Adelaide recruits Aliir Aliir and Orazio Fantasia dominated in a 71-point belting of a lacklustre Adelaide in Sunday’s AFL pre-season game.

Aliir was arguably best-afield while Fantasia booted 3.3 in Port’s 17.14 (116) to 6.9 (45) win at Noarlunga Oval in Adelaide’s south.

Ex-Essendon goalsneak Fantasia only played the opening half before being rested but has slotted seamlessly into Port’s attack.

And ex-Sydney utility Aliir shone throughout the entire game, taking 14 marks and collecting 21 disposals.

“Aliir is quite an aggressive, front-foot defender who likes to intercept the ball. We play something similar like that as a team,” Port coach Ken Hinkey said.

“And in the front half we have got some real speed on the ground and Orazio…

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