Port Adelaide coach Ken Hinkley is lauding a "special" resolve in his players to survive yet another challenge in the most turbulent of AFL seasons.
The Power remain top of the ladder after downing the Western Bulldogs by 13 points on Monday night, winning 8.7 (55) to 5.12 (42) at Adelaide Oval.
The triumph followed Port's 51-point thumping of Melbourne last Thursday night, leaving Hinkley marvelling at how his players survived a four-day break between games.
"We have been able to conquer a lot of things this year as a footy club," Hinkley said.
"And again, like we have had to all year, we embraced the opportunity."
Port trailed the Bulldogs for the entire opening half, but were just three points shy at the long break.
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