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Brisbane vs Adelaide

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Round: 21   Venue: Gabba   Date: Sat, 18-08-2012 7:40 pm   Crowd: 18,979  
Brisbane 0.3.35.9.3910.15.7513.17.95 C:  Michael Voss
Adelaide 6.5.417.8.5010.9.6912.13.85 C:  Brenton Sanderson
  ADEL by 38ADEL by 11BRIS by 6BRIS by 10  
Brownlow Medal 3 Daniel Rich (BRIS)2 Scott Thompson (ADEL)1 Dayne Zorko (BRIS)

Match Report

Adelaide may have cost itself a chance of finishing at the top of the 2012 ladder with a shock loss to lowly Brisbane. In a game that went to script for the first 30 minutes, the Crows started off like the top-four side that they are, putting Brisbane to the sword. With Callinan scoring two goals, along with singles to Jenkins, Vince, Walker and Johncock, the Crows led 41-3 at the first change, seemingly on track for a big percentage boost. But after quarter-time, the Lions gradually worked their way back into the match and when Jonathan Brown registered his first goal at the 25-minute mark of the second term, Adelaide's lead was suddenly back to just two goals.

An expected third-quarter surge from the Crows did not eventuate and after a Petrenko goal at the 11-minute mark gave the Crows a 14-point buffer, the Lions kicked the next four goals to take a two goal lead. A late goal to Taylor Walker reduced that margin to six points at the final change. Brisbane dominated much of the last quarter but turnovers allowed Walker and Callinan to get goals for the Crows and, with a couple of minutes remaining, it appeared the Crows might escape with a last-gasp win. But Tom Rockliff's long goal sealed the deal and the Lions deservedly walked off the ground with a 10-point win. Brisbane now has eight wins for the season, four more than their 2011 total, and have two very winnable games remaining. Despite the fact that they will not play finals footy, it is hard to argue against the notion that the Lions have made significant gains in 2012.

The winners were well served by Jack Redden, who in his fourth season is a now vital part of the Brisbane line-up, Pearce Hanley and veteran Simon Black. Black's cool head was particularly crucial in the dying minutes when the game was there for the taking. Walker and Callinan kicked four each for the Crows, while Thomson was his usual busy self, gathering 32 touches. Patrick Dangerfield also had 30 touches but was perhaps not as potent as he has been in recent weeks.

The Crows could finish anywhere between first and fifth on the ladder but with games against Melbourne and Gold Coast to come, will still be eying a top-two place.

GOALS
Brisbane: Bewick 3; Rich, Brown 2; Black, Hudson, Lisle, Polkinghorne, Raines, Rockliff
Adelaide: Walker, Callinan 4; Jenkins, Johncock, Petrenko, Vince

BEST - AAP
Brisbane: Redden, Black, Rockliff, Hudson, Raines
Adelaide: Thompson, Callinan, Walker, Dangerfield

BEST - AFL.COM.AU
Brisbane: Redden, Black, Adcock, Zorko, Hanley, Rich
Adelaide: Thompson, Walker, Dangerfield, Shaw, Callinan

COACHES' COMMENTS
Michael Voss (Bris): To come from 41 points down against a team that is in really good form, that's validation for the guys to know they can actually sustain the effort.

Brenton Sanderson (Adel): We lost our method around the ball. They looked a bit more desperate and had a bit more run.

Umpires: Kamolins, Wenn, Ryan

Source

Match report by Andrew Gigacz

Match stats

Brisbane Match Stats Career
# Player K M H D G B HO T FF FA Age Games G
7 Adcock, Jed 14 6 8 22 0 0 0 3 1 1 26y 277d 139 37
17 Beams, Claye 13 6 6 19 0 0 0 2 0 0 20y 352d 11 8
43 Bewick, Rohan 8 4 2 10 3 1 0 1 0 0 22y 313d 26 20
20 Black, Simon 11 3 14 25 1 1 0 4 1 2 33y 137d 312 168
16 Brown, Jonathan 9 6 6 15 2 0 0 1 1 1 30y 294d 228 536
47 Crisp, Jack 1 0 4 5 0 0 0 3 0 0 18y 321d 9 3
6 Green, Josh 11 6 3 14 0 2 0 3 1 1 19y 360d 15 11
11 Hanley, Pearce 16 6 11 27 0 1 0 1 1 0 23y 277d 54 12
2 Harwood, Ryan 7 4 9 16 0 0 0 1 1 1 21y 11d 27 4
22 Hudson, Ben 7 3 9 16 1 0 17 3 1 2 33y 176d 159 18
35 Lester, Ryan 11 3 9 20 0 0 0 0 0 1 19y 358d 20 5
19 Lisle, Jordan 7 5 6 13 1 0 2 0 3 1 22y 37d 8 2
36 Maguire, Matt 3 1 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 28y 80d 144 19
21 Merrett, Daniel 7 4 6 13 0 0 0 3 0 0 27y 250d 133 43
24 Patfull, Joel 8 5 6 14 0 0 0 3 0 3 27y 255d 137 21
31 Polkinghorne, James 7 3 4 11 1 0 0 1 0 1 23y 210d 79 47
29 Raines, Andrew 13 1 9 22 1 0 0 6 2 1 26y 163d 99 8
30 Redden, Jack 14 3 16 30 0 1 2 9 2 1 21y 253d 74 33
10 Rich, Daniel 14 5 8 22 2 2 0 1 3 1 22y 72d 80 50
38 Rockliff, Tom 11 6 5 16 1 3 0 4 1 2 22y 178d 60 34
26 Yeo, Elliot 4 2 8 12 0 0 0 1 0 0 18y 322d 7 0
15 Zorko, Dayne 8 5 14 22 0 1 0 6 1 2 23y 191d 14 13
  Rushed   5  
  Totals 204 87 163 367 13 17 21 56 19 21 24y 138d 1835 1092
Adelaide Match Stats Career
# Player K M H D G B HO T FF FA Age Games G
16 Brown, Luke 4 3 3 7 0 0 0 1 0 0 19y 331d 2 0
37 Callinan, Ian 11 6 3 14 4 1 0 1 1 1 29y 242d 21 32
32 Dangerfield, Patrick 20 5 10 30 0 1 1 2 3 0 22y 135d 84 88
11 Doughty, Michael 8 1 7 15 0 0 0 2 1 0 33y 13d 226 46
26 Douglas, Richard 7 0 5 12 0 2 0 7 1 0 25y 194d 109 74
24 Jacobs, Sam 7 6 6 13 0 0 37 0 2 1 24y 130d 55 12
20 Jenkins, Josh 6 3 0 6 1 1 5 2 0 1 23y 192d 11 11
18 Johncock, Graham 6 6 9 15 1 2 0 2 1 0 29y 302d 220 110
21 Knights, Chris 5 2 2 7 0 1 0 1 0 0 25y 328d 96 68
14 Mackay, David 6 1 6 12 0 0 0 3 1 0 24y 24d 81 24
23 Petrenko, Jared 9 3 5 14 1 0 0 5 2 1 22y 240d 54 30
3 Reilly, Brent 17 9 3 20 0 0 0 2 0 2 28y 280d 176 49
25 Rutten, Ben 7 6 9 16 0 0 0 2 1 0 29y 82d 189 8
34 Shaw, Sam 21 7 1 22 0 0 0 0 1 0 21y 135d 10 0
9 Sloane, Rory 13 9 3 16 0 0 0 1 0 0 22y 154d 53 35
12 Talia, Daniel 3 1 2 5 0 0 0 1 0 1 20y 321d 29 0
5 Thompson, Scott 16 7 16 32 0 1 0 5 4 6 29y 157d 218 137
4 Tippett, Kurt 5 3 2 7 0 1 5 3 0 1 25y 102d 99 179
7 Van Berlo, Nathan 8 6 6 14 0 0 0 3 1 2 26y 73d 158 51
17 Vince, Bernie 17 5 4 21 1 0 0 1 1 2 26y 321d 104 66
13 Walker, Taylor 9 7 6 15 4 2 0 5 1 1 22y 115d 60 139
47 Wright, Matthew 12 6 4 16 0 0 0 2 0 0 22y 248d 36 31
  Rushed   1  
  Totals 217 102 112 329 12 13 48 51 21 19 25y 104d 2091 1190

Footnotes

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