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From localfooty.com.au
Reported by Paul Amy
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GARY Ayres and Andy Collins were part of one of football's great backlines.

When Hawthorn sides of the 80s and 90s were read out, they invariably started with A Collins, C Langford and G Ayres.

On Tuesday night, Port Melbourne coach Ayres and West Adelaide coach Collins match moves in a Foxtel Cup match at the MCG.

The winner will progress to the semi-finals in July.

From www.localfooty.com.au
Reported by Paul Amy
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PORT Melbourne has achieved some spectacular victories under the coaching of Gary Ayres.

But as he took in scenes of jubilation in the changerooms Ayres was moved to bracket Saturday's triumph over the Casey Scorpions as "right up there".

There were a number of reasons why he did so.

The Borough were missing top-liners Dean Galea, Shane Valenti, Toby Pinwill, Nathan Batsanis, Hugh Sandilands, Myles Pitt and Danny Hughes.

They were up against an unbeaten and hardened team.

And at three-quarter-time they trailed by 24 points and had kicked only seven goals.

From www.localfooty.com.au
Reported by Paul Amy
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BOTH coaches owned up to a "hollow feeling".

"You haven't won but you haven't lost ... it's always a bit strange," Port Melbourne's Gary Ayres said.

Sandringham's Simon McPhee said: "Feel empty, to be honest. Sh-tful, excuse the language. In the end you've just got to try to focus on the stuff we did well."

And as they discussed Sunday's gripping draw at Kars St, Frankston, they agreed on another thing: that two points were better than none.

Port Melbourne 1-2 and under pressure

From www.localfooty.com.au
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A SLIP-UP against an emerging opponent or a sign of deeper difficulties?

It was a question Port Melbourne coach Gary Ayres had to confront after his Borough tumbled to a six-point defeat against fellow stand-alone club Frankston at Kars St on Sunday.

In doing so, Port hit a negative mark, 1-2, for the first time since 2007.

Port recruits show promise

From the Port Phillip review
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THERE were no injuries and plenty of promise as Port Melbourne got through its first VFL practice match against North Ballarat unscathed.

Playing in a "wind tunnel" at Eureka Stadium, Port Melbourne came away with a 49-points win, 11.11 (77) to 4.4 (28).

A dominant third quarter set up the win, but coach Gary Ayres admitted there was "about a five-goal breeze".

Key senior players including captain John Baird, Sam Pleming, Chris Cain and Toby Pinwill did not play but should line up against Frankston in another practice match on Saturday.

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