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Round: 23   Venue: Football Park   Date: Sat, 01-09-2012 1:40 pm   Crowd: 35,463  
Adelaide 3.6.249.13.6715.18.10822.21.153 C:  Brenton Sanderson
Gold Coast 1.3.95.6.367.6.489.8.62 C:  Guy McKenna
  ADEL by 15ADEL by 31ADEL by 60ADEL by 91  
Brownlow Medal 3 Patrick Dangerfield (ADEL)2 Scott Thompson (ADEL)1 Ian Callinan (ADEL)

Match Report

Adelaide secured the double-chance and a home final with a regulation win over Gold Coast at Football Park on Saturday. The Crows did all that was required of them, comfortably winning all four quarters against the Suns, to run out 91-point victors. Graham Johncock and mature-aged recruit Ian Callinan kicked four each for the Crows, while Patrick Dangerfield completed a dominant home and away season with another superlative on-ball performance, in which he gathered 36 possessions and kicked two goals of his own.

The ever-reliable Gary Ablett was the Suns' best, with 26 touches and two goals, while Danny Stanley also played one of his better games for the Gold Coast. Matera and Lynch also played well.

A second-placed finished would have been beyond the expectations of even the most optimistic Crows' fan at the beginning of this season, given last season's return of just seven wins and 14th place on the ladder. But Brenton Sanderson in his first season as coach, admittedly with a favourable draw, has transformed Adelaide in a remarkable fashion. The Crows will meet Sydney at home in next week's Qualifying Final and a win would see Adelaide with a week's rest and only a game away from its first Grand Final since 1998.

Whether Gold Coast has made any significant progress in its second season is debatable. In both 2011 and 2012 the Suns won three games. Coach Guy McKenna and all Suns' supporters would be expecting an improvement on that total in 2013.

GOALS
Adelaide: Callinan, Johncock 4; Dangerfield, van Berlo, Petrenko, Thompson 2; Jacobs, Porplyzia, Riley, Smith, Talia, Tippett
Gold Coast: Ablett, May 2; Brown, Gillbee, Lynch, Matera, Shaw

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Adelaide: Dangerfield, Thompson, Mackay, Callinan, Douglas, Johncock, Porplyzia, Petrenko, Rutten, Jacobs
Gold Coast: Ablett, Bennell, Stanley, Matera, Warnock, Lynch

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Adelaide: Dangerfield, Thompson, Mackay, van Berlo, Callinan, Porplyzia
Gold Coast: Ablett, Stanely, Matera, Bennell, Dixon, Lynch

COACHES' COMMENTS
Brenton Sanderson (Adel): It's here. It's September. It's time to turn up the heat and time to play some finals footy. We're as ready as we can be.

Guy McKenna (GC): It's been a long your for the footy club and most of those boys who haven't had a lot of experience. We won more quarters than last year. Most of our movement is on the back of our second-year players and that's the exciting thing.

Umpires: Fleer, Hay, Findlay

Source

Match report by Andrew Gigacz

Match stats

Adelaide Match Stats Career
# Player K M H D G B HO T FF FA Age Games G
37 Callinan, Ian 10 4 7 17 4 1 0 1 1 0 29y 256d 23 40
32 Dangerfield, Patrick 22 5 14 36 2 1 0 3 2 0 22y 149d 86 93
11 Doughty, Michael 6 6 7 13 0 0 0 3 0 0 33y 27d 228 46
26 Douglas, Richard 17 6 3 20 0 1 0 4 0 0 25y 208d 111 76
24 Jacobs, Sam 9 5 8 17 1 0 27 1 1 1 24y 144d 57 13
10 Jaensch, Matthew 4 2 1 5 0 0 0 1 0 1 22y 349d 34 14
18 Johncock, Graham 8 4 3 11 4 2 0 1 0 0 29y 316d 222 116
27 Lynch, Tom 9 6 4 13 0 1 0 1 1 2 21y 352d 12 11
14 Mackay, David 12 6 12 24 0 0 0 0 0 1 24y 38d 83 24
23 Petrenko, Jared 10 5 8 18 2 1 0 7 2 0 22y 254d 56 33
40 Porplyzia, Jason 17 8 8 25 1 3 0 3 0 0 27y 279d 107 163
3 Reilly, Brent 16 7 2 18 0 0 0 3 1 2 28y 294d 178 50
43 Riley, Aidan 6 2 11 17 1 0 0 3 1 1 20y 263d 9 4
25 Rutten, Ben 7 10 10 17 0 0 2 2 0 0 29y 96d 191 8
34 Shaw, Sam 6 1 2 8 0 0 0 4 0 0 21y 149d 12 0
9 Sloane, Rory 13 3 9 22 0 0 0 3 2 0 22y 168d 54 35
33 Smith, Brodie 14 5 7 21 1 2 0 3 1 0 20y 231d 33 6
12 Talia, Daniel 3 4 4 7 1 0 0 2 1 1 20y 335d 31 1
5 Thompson, Scott 17 4 13 30 2 4 0 3 1 4 29y 171d 220 139
4 Tippett, Kurt 10 5 3 13 1 2 15 2 2 4 25y 116d 101 183
7 Van Berlo, Nathan 7 7 9 16 2 1 0 2 0 1 26y 87d 160 54
47 Wright, Matthew 9 5 12 21 0 1 0 3 2 1 22y 262d 38 32
  Rushed   1  
  Totals 232 110 157 389 22 21 44 55 18 19 25y 40d 2046 1141
Gold Coast Match Stats Career
# Player K M H D G B HO T FF FA Age Games G
9 Ablett, Gary 15 3 11 26 2 1 0 7 2 3 28y 110d 232 306
11 Bennell, Harley 11 1 8 19 0 2 1 1 0 2 19y 335d 36 39
30 Brown, Campbell 7 4 6 13 1 1 0 1 1 1 29y 4d 192 86
28 Caddy, Josh 1 0 2 3 0 0 0 3 0 0 19y 339d 24 17
27 Coad, Michael 12 3 7 19 0 0 0 2 3 0 28y 354d 6 0
23 Dixon, Charlie 9 2 7 16 0 0 16 2 2 1 21y 344d 22 10
15 Flanagan, Piers 3 2 2 5 0 0 0 0 0 1 20y 154d 3 0
49 Gillbee, Jacob 6 4 8 14 1 1 0 2 0 1 19y 354d 3 2
5 Harbrow, Jarrod 8 2 5 13 0 0 0 1 0 0 24y 45d 105 26
40 Hickey, Tom 1 1 1 2 0 0 3 0 0 1 21y 179d 12 5
29 Hine, Taylor 9 4 7 16 0 0 0 3 1 2 20y 221d 9 1
42 Horsley, Kyal 9 3 6 15 0 0 0 6 2 0 24y 365d 13 3
19 Lynch, Tom 14 10 6 20 1 1 3 0 2 2 19y 306d 30 27
6 Magin, Alik 5 2 3 8 0 0 0 3 0 0 21y 141d 8 3
32 Matera, Brandon 12 3 9 21 1 0 0 2 0 2 20y 174d 29 26
45 May, Steven 6 3 3 9 2 0 0 1 2 0 20y 235d 17 5
18 McKenzie, Trent 8 4 8 16 0 0 0 2 0 0 20y 151d 39 17
26 Shaw, Matt 8 3 5 13 1 0 1 1 1 0 20y 209d 34 12
25 Stanley, Danny 14 9 9 23 0 0 0 5 1 0 24y 196d 40 21
21 Taylor, Jeremy 3 3 11 14 0 0 0 0 0 0 20y 76d 10 1
14 Warnock, Matthew 9 7 7 16 0 0 0 3 2 1 28y 151d 77 1
4 Weller, Maverick 5 6 7 12 0 0 0 1 0 1 20y 201d 28 3
  Rushed   2  
  Totals 175 79 138 313 9 8 24 46 19 18 22y 211d 969 611

Footnotes

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