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Round: 7   Venue: Football Park   Date: Sat, 12-05-2012 12:45 pm   Crowd: 35,535  
Adelaide 6.3.3914.5.8917.7.10919.8.122 C:  Brenton Sanderson
Geelong 3.2.204.2.266.8.4410.12.72 C:  Chris Scott
  ADEL by 19ADEL by 63ADEL by 65ADEL by 50  
Brownlow Medal 3 Scott Thompson (ADEL)2 Sam Jacobs (ADEL)1 Graham Johncock (ADEL)

Match Report

When Adelaide started the season with a more than favourable draw, many questioned whether their form would stand up against the better teams in the AFL. Their win against Sydney silenced critics, but their thumping of the reigning premier had some commentators talking up the Crows’ chances of a top-four finish. Geelong was missing star midfielder Jimmy Bartel and vital full-back Matthew Scarlett, but Adelaide was far too good regardless. The game was all over at half time after the Crows produced a devastating eight-goal to one second quarter. It was a complete team performance from Adelaide with contributors all over the ground, including 13 goalkickers. The Cats lost the contested ball count again (failing to win that area in the opening seven rounds) and coach Chris Scott said it was a serious problem that his side had to drastically improve. Geelong’s day was made worse when defender Tom Gillies (knee) and Tom Christensen (calf) went down with injuries.



GOALS

Adelaide: Walker 3, Johncock, van Berlo, Petrenko 2, Tippett, Thompson, Jenkins, Mackay, Jaensch, Tippett, Doughty, Porplyzia, Wright, Lyons

Geelong: Duncan 3, Christensen, Selwood 2, Podsiadly, Stringer, Chapman

BEST - SPORTAL
Adelaide: Thompson, Sloane, Reilly, Doughty, Petrenko, van Berlo, Walker

Geelong: Selwood, Duncan, Chapman, Johnson, Kelly

BEST - ADELAIDE ADVERTISER
Adelaide: Thompson, Sloane, Reilly, van Berlo, Petrenko, Johncock
Geelong: Selwood, Duncan, T Hunt, Kelly, Corey, Chapman, Mackie

COACHES COMMENTS
Brenton Sanderson (Adel): That is as good as I have seen these boys play this year. That first half was incredible really. But the boys do deserve some credit because they're playing some good footy ... but we won't get ahead of ourselves.

Chris Scott (Geel): I've said it for the last six weeks, I think. If we don't improve it we're going to get left behind by the good teams, which is what happened today. We're not blaming the players, we think that their effort was okay, but we've got to make sure we identify what the problems are and fix them quickly
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Umpires: Farmer, Mitchell, McInerney



Source

Match report by Oliver Caffrey

Match stats

Adelaide Match Stats Career
# Player K M H D G B HO T FF FA Age Games G
37 Callinan, Ian 9 1 7 16 0 0 0 3 0 0 29y 144d 9 12
32 Dangerfield, Patrick 14 3 6 20 0 0 1 5 1 1 22y 37d 71 74
11 Doughty, Michael 11 8 11 22 1 0 0 3 2 0 32y 281d 214 46
45 Henderson, Ricky 5 1 4 9 0 0 0 1 0 0 23y 244d 36 26
24 Jacobs, Sam 7 4 8 15 0 1 27 1 1 0 24y 32d 43 7
10 Jaensch, Matthew 14 7 7 21 1 0 0 3 0 1 22y 237d 28 14
20 Jenkins, Josh 5 4 2 7 1 0 8 2 1 0 23y 94d 1 1
18 Johncock, Graham 12 4 3 15 2 2 0 3 1 1 29y 204d 212 103
31 Lyons, Jarryd 4 3 5 9 1 0 0 2 0 0 19y 295d 3 1
14 Mackay, David 8 2 9 17 1 0 1 3 1 1 23y 292d 70 17
23 Petrenko, Jared 9 5 6 15 2 1 0 3 0 0 22y 142d 43 26
40 Porplyzia, Jason 12 2 6 18 1 0 0 4 0 0 27y 167d 94 143
3 Reilly, Brent 15 9 10 25 0 0 0 1 0 0 28y 182d 163 49
25 Rutten, Ben 6 4 5 11 0 0 0 1 2 0 28y 350d 176 6
9 Sloane, Rory 16 6 10 26 0 1 0 2 1 0 22y 56d 40 21
33 Smith, Brodie 8 3 8 16 0 0 0 2 0 0 20y 119d 21 3
12 Talia, Daniel 2 1 2 4 0 0 0 3 0 1 20y 223d 16 0
5 Thompson, Scott 21 6 13 34 1 0 0 7 3 2 29y 59d 205 132
4 Tippett, Kurt 11 6 5 16 2 1 11 2 5 1 25y 4d 90 164
7 Van Berlo, Nathan 17 4 2 19 2 0 0 6 0 2 25y 341d 145 47
13 Walker, Taylor 11 7 5 16 3 1 0 4 1 1 22y 17d 52 113
47 Wright, Matthew 7 3 7 14 1 0 0 4 0 2 22y 150d 23 21
  Rushed   1  
  Totals 224 93 141 365 19 8 48 65 19 13 24y 299d 1755 1026
Geelong Match Stats Career
# Player K M H D G B HO T FF FA Age Games G
17 Byrnes, Shannon 3 4 3 6 0 1 0 1 1 1 28y 35d 108 100
35 Chapman, Paul 14 5 10 24 1 1 0 5 3 0 30y 189d 229 296
28 Christensen, Allen 5 0 12 17 2 0 0 4 1 0 20y 359d 26 21
11 Corey, Joel 10 6 12 22 0 0 2 2 1 1 30y 85d 241 72
22 Duncan, Mitch 17 10 4 21 3 0 0 1 0 1 20y 337d 36 37
44 Enright, Corey 7 5 10 17 0 0 0 2 0 0 30y 241d 229 51
25 Gillies, Tom 6 3 4 10 0 0 0 1 0 1 22y 66d 12 1
29 Guthrie, Cameron 4 2 4 8 0 0 0 1 0 1 19y 267d 9 0
26 Hawkins, Tom 4 5 4 8 0 1 4 3 0 0 23y 296d 86 126
8 Hunt, Josh 10 4 8 18 0 0 0 2 0 0 30y 59d 172 22
19 Hunt, Taylor 6 4 10 16 0 1 0 4 1 1 21y 189d 26 3
20 Johnson, Steve 16 5 9 25 0 1 0 4 1 0 28y 313d 182 370
9 Kelly, James 17 4 10 27 0 0 0 9 1 1 28y 135d 199 76
13 Lonergan, Tom 5 4 6 11 0 0 0 0 1 1 27y 361d 81 44
4 Mackie, Andrew 14 8 6 20 0 1 0 1 1 2 27y 279d 157 71
32 Motlop, Steven 8 2 5 13 0 1 0 2 0 1 21y 61d 12 9
31 Podsiadly, James 5 4 6 11 1 1 0 4 1 1 30y 245d 49 118
14 Selwood, Joel 9 4 20 29 2 0 1 5 1 1 23y 352d 120 52
2 Smedts, Billie 13 6 4 17 0 0 0 3 0 0 19y 339d 5 1
41 Stringer, Jesse 6 2 7 13 1 0 0 0 0 0 21y 39d 4 2
7 Taylor, Harry 5 5 9 14 0 0 1 3 0 5 25y 335d 97 9
12 West, Trent 5 3 7 12 0 1 28 1 0 1 24y 208d 27 10
  Rushed   3  
  Totals 189 95 170 359 10 12 36 58 13 19 25y 151d 2107 1491

Footnotes

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