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The Power held the ball for a time and eventually drew out the Roos defence with Fantasia bursting through the middle, faking a handball and then kicking his second goal.
He looks dangerous for the Power who lead 58-24 with 90 seconds until half time.
Now Dan Houston has entered the fray running from halfback to put a chest pass into the path of Todd Marshall.
He has converted after his mark and the Power now lead 51-23 with seven minutes left.
Charlie Dixon has just led out and pulled in a high mark before kicking for goal with accuracy.
He has kicked two goals in short time and the Power lead 45-23 with seven minutes until the main break.
The Power are slowly beginning to take command in the middle and they have just found forward Todd Marshall one on one and he has gone back and kicked truly.
Soon after Charlie Dixon came up with the ball in the pocket and he snapped truly.
The Roos are brave but this Power side is very, very polished.
Power 39-23 up with eight minutes left in Q2.
Tom Powell continues to look like a stellar draft pick for the Roos as he avoided blazing away at goal, instead dropping a pass to Josh Walker who went back from 25-metres out and kicked a goal.
Roos are not going away. Power up 27-23 with 12 minutes left in Q2.
Orazio Fantasia looks like he is over his injury woes and ready to make an impact for Port as he burst through centre-half forward before kicking truly on the run to extend the Power’s lead to 27-17 with 13 minutes to go in Q2.
The Roos have been testing Port’s defence but they have finally been caught out with the Power surging forward and finding the ever-dangerous Zak Butters who kicked a goal.
Power lead 20-17 with 16 minutes left in Q2.
The Power looked in ominous touch early in the first term but the Roos grew into the contest and finished the term strongly with Ben McKay taking marks in defence and their unheralded midfield continuing to win the ball and push it forward.
The question for the young Roos is whether they can maintain this form, it should be fun to watch them try.
Roos midfielder Luke Davies-Uniacke has a lot of fans around the AFL and he has shown why today nine disposals and he just kicked a goal from point-blank range to put his side in front 16-14 with two minutes until quarter time.
Former Collingwood forward Jaidyn Stephenson has made a good fist of his first proper game for North Melbourne with nine disposals in the first term so far.
Stephenson is making a difference in the midfield although the Power still lead 14-9 with five minutes until quarter time.