PORTLAND has lost its first home game of the Hampden Football League season after being outclassed by a slick Warrnambool outfit at Hanlon Park on Saturday.
The Tigers were unable to maintain the intensity they displayed from a blistering opening quarter against the premier team in the competition and eventually fell by 64 points in overcast conditions.
In the early stages of the contest the Tigers displayed an attack on the ball not matched since last year’s famous win against the Blues.
It appeared they may have unlocked the formula to toppling the league’s best side when they went into quarter time with an 11-point lead.
But a nine-goal haul from sharpshooter Jason Rowan put it beyond doubt after the game’s early stages suggested the contest could go down to the wire.
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