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Sturt vs Adelaide Reserves

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Round: 1   Venue: Peter Motley Oval   Date: Sat, 30-03-2019 2:10 pm   Crowd: 3,873  
Adelaide Reserves  
  ADEL by 7ADEL by 24ADEL by 13ADEL by 32  
min temp  9.8°C      max temp  18.4°C
rainfall  2.4mm    humidity  49%    air pressure  1018.7mb
wind speed 17km/h      wind direction  SW

Match Report

The other Saturday arvo game took place much closer to town, in the leafy streets of Unley we arrive at the Peter Motley Oval where the Double Blues hosted the Crows. There were very few highlights from 2018 for the under-manned development side from the Crows, the only one such highlight being their solitary victory against Port in Round 14. The Double Blues were bounced from the finals in straight sets, their campaign for a triple treat of flags coming unstuck with injuries to key players coming at the wrong time. Both matches last season were massive Blues victories, a combined margin of 131 points from their Round 2 and 12 games. Heath Younie returned to the helm of the Crows this season after Ryan O'Keefe headed to Victoria, perhaps signalling a return to form for the young squad. 

The early goings were slow, the Crows scoring 2.2 to 1.1 in the opening term to lead by seven points at the break. From here though it was all Adelaide, they scored 5.2 to the Blues' 2.3 to take a 24-point lead into the half-time break. While the Blues had a bit more of the ball, they were shooting themselves in the foot with wasted opportunities. Adelaide had more poise going forward. It didn't look that way on the scoreboard in the third term, but Sturt's continuing goal-kicking woes would only cut the deficit back to three straight shots rather than taking the lead. They scored 3.5 to two goals, setting a 17-point gap in Adelaide's favour at the final change. That's as close as the Blues would get though, the Crows ruled the majority of the final term and scored 5.5 to 2.4 to break their losing streak with a 32-point victory. 

Myles Poholke was named Adelaide's best afield, the Blues voted in Sam Colquhoun as their best on ground.


Match Report by RA Boyle


* Behinds calculated from the 1965 season on.
+ Score at the end of extra time.