AFL

Port Adelaide annihilate Carlton in AFL

Livewire Robbie Gray slotted five goals as Port Adelaide demolished a hapless Carlton by 90 points in a Friday night AFL fizzer.

Port entrenched themselves in the top eight with a commanding 20.17 (137) to 6.11 (47) victory at Adelaide Oval.

The Power surged from the start, kicking the initial five goals against the lacklustre Blues, who managed just two majors until three quarter-time.

Port's elusive Gray should have scored more - he finished with 5.4 and booted three consecutive behinds in a 10-minute span in the third term - while teammate Jackson Trengove kicked three goals.

Gray's misses came in a wayward period for Port as the home side dominated but returned 6.10 for the quarter.

The inaccuracy mattered little: the Blues didn't score a point in the third term, stuck on their meagre halftime total of 2.9.

AAP