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Central District vs Adelaide Reserves

Scoreboard | Match report

Round: 4   Venue: Elizabeth Oval   Date: Sat, 23-04-2022 2:10 pm   Crowd: 1,282  
Central District 5.2.327.4.469.9.6311.10.76  
Adelaide Reserves  
  CENT by 19CENT by 2ADEL by 6ADEL by 25  

Match Report

The second Saturday match sends us further north to the X-Convenience Oval in Elizabeth where the Bulldogs hosted the Crows. Last season's points between these two sides were shared, with the Crows taking out the Round 4 game by 23 points but then dropped the later game, the Dogs returning fire in one of their few hurrahs in 2021 with a 33-point triumph. The early season game actually had the Dogs get within two points of the lead in the final term before the Crows pulled away, while in the later match showed far more fight. Last weekend saw both sides dealt losses, with the Dogs going down to the Roosters at Prospect and the Crows dropping their first match of the season against the Tigers. 

The Dogs started off the way they did against North last week, with a fine opening term of 5.2 to the Crows 2.1 to lead by 19 points at the first change. But once again they dropped their guard in the following period and despite their inaccuracy, the Crows drew the gap back to within a kick by the long break. Adelaide scored 4.7 to Centrals' 2.2, the home side's lead down to just two points at half-time. The Bulldogs were dominating the clearances, but the hitouts from the centre were all Adelaide. Centrals also failed to capitalise on a few prime chances, none more important than a wasteful third quarter in which they had more attacking forays but came back with a return of 2.5 while the Crows scored 4.1 to take over the lead. At three quarter-time, the Crows were now ahead by a goal. That was as close as the home side would get to the Crows, who slowly but surely put their lead beyond the Dogs' reach. Adelaide's accuracy was still well off, something they'll need to work on ahead of their clash with South next week. They finished with a 4.8 to 2.1 final term, running out 25-point victors.

Luke Pedlar was named Adelaide's best, with 23 disposals, two goals and five tackles. For the Bulldogs, it was Travis Schiller with 32 disposals, nine marks and nine tackles.


Match Report by RA Boyle


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