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Adelaide vs Western Bulldogs

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Round: 4   Venue: Football Park   Date: Sun, 21-04-2013 2:45 pm   Crowd: 24,684  
Adelaide 2.3.154.5.299.7.6112.8.80 C:  Brenton Sanderson
Western Bulldogs 2.2.142.2.142.3.154.4.28 C:  Brendan McCartney
  ADEL by 1ADEL by 15ADEL by 46ADEL by 52  
Brownlow Medal 3 Patrick Dangerfield (ADEL)2 Rory Sloane (ADEL)1 Richard Douglas (ADEL)

Match Report

Adelaide has recorded a convincing win against an undermanned Western Bulldogs in a low-scoring encounter at a wet Football Park. The match began with rain falling and puddles visible across various parts of the ground.

The Crows' better ball-handling skills enabled them to score the first two goals of the match, both to Patrick Dangerfield. In the slippery conditions it looked as though these would be the only two goals of the first term until Matthew Boyd, returning from injury, and Adam Cooney scored goals within a minute of each other just before the quarter-time siren went, bring the Dogs to within a point at the first break. The Bulldogs did not know it then, but they would not score again until the 24-minute mark of the third quarter, and would not score another goal until the 21-minute mark of the last quarter.

With injuries to Shaun Higgins, Bob Murphy and Tory Dickson, the Bulldogs brought first-gamers Jack Macrae and Jake Stringer into the side and, as the game wore on, the Crows' experience and class won out on most occasions. Adelaide, through Dangerfield and David Mackay, kicked the only two goals of the second quarter and at half time the margin was only 15 points in the Crows' favour.

But Adelaide broke free in the third term, kicking five goals, through Josh Jenkins, Ricky Henderson, ex-Saint Tom Lynch, Taylor Walker and Brad Crouch to open up a 46-point lead at the last change.

Richard Douglas and Dangerfield scored the first two for the Crows in the last quarter before Cooney and debutant Macrae kicked consolation goals for the Dogs. Sam Kerridge capped a big win for the Crows with the last goal in the final minute of the match and the margin at the end was 52 points.

Dangerfield was a stand-out for Adelaide, while Adam Cooney is back to something approaching his Brownlow form for the Western Bulldogs.

The Crows will head to the MCG taker on Carlton in round five, while the Dogs will have another huge task when they take on the undefeated Geelong at Docklands stadium on Saturday night. They will do so without Ryan Griffen, who sustained a shoulder injury in this match that will keep him out of the side for a week or two.

GOALS
Adelaide: Dangerfield 4; Douglas, Crouch, Henderson, Mackay, Lynch, Jenkins, Kerridge, Walker
Western Bulldogs: Cooney 2, Boyd, Macrae

THE AGE
Adelaide: Dangerfield, Sloane, Thompson, Otten, Henderson, Douglas
Western Bulldogs: Cooney, Liberatore, Boyd, Minson, Lower, Goodes

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Adelaide: Dangerfield, Sloane, Thompson, Otten, Douglas, Walker
Western Bulldogs: Cooney, Liberatore, Minson, Boyd, Goodes, Wallis

COACHES' COMMENTS
Brenton Sanderson (Adel): [We showed] better team defence today. [We were] a bit better around the contest, put pressure on their midfielders when they kicked the ball forward. Our defenders stood up today, which was good. But they had help.

Brendan McCartney (WB): There were some patches in the game today where we were obligated to set the ground up a certain way and we didn't do it. They got what they wanted, which dried up our scoring, killed our confidence off and they got the momentum.

INJURIES
Adelaide: Nil
Western Bulldogs: Griffen (shoulder)

SUBSTITUTES
Adelaide: Jason Porplyiza replaced Taylor Walker in the fourth quarter
Western Bulldogs: Jake Stringer replaced Daniel Giansiracusa in the third quarter

UMPIRES: Hosking, Kamolins, Hay

Source

Match report by Andrew Gigacz

Footnotes

Video sourced from YouTube, courtesy of AFL Media.

Match stats

Adelaide Match Stats Career
# Player K M H D G B HO T FF FA Age Games G
16 Brown, Luke 6 2 7 13 0 0 0 6 0 0 20y 211d 7 0
2 Crouch, Brad 11 2 11 22 1 0 0 6 0 1 19y 97d 3 1
32 Dangerfield, Patrick 15 2 6 21 4 1 0 4 2 2 23y 16d 93 101
26 Douglas, Richard 18 3 7 25 1 0 0 9 2 1 26y 74d 118 82
45 Henderson, Ricky 17 4 5 22 1 0 0 2 0 0 24y 222d 46 37
24 Jacobs, Sam 2 1 8 10 0 0 38 2 0 1 25y 11d 64 14
10 Jaensch, Matthew 14 7 4 18 0 0 0 3 0 0 23y 215d 38 15
4 Jenkins, Josh 9 3 6 15 1 0 11 6 1 0 24y 72d 15 17
29 Kerridge, Sam 8 3 6 14 1 0 0 7 0 0 19y 360d 2 1
46 Laird, Rory 4 0 4 8 0 0 0 5 2 1 19y 113d 1 0
27 Lynch, Tom 10 6 9 19 1 0 0 4 2 0 22y 218d 13 12
14 Mackay, David 9 0 10 19 1 0 0 3 1 0 24y 270d 90 26
22 Otten, Andy 15 5 10 25 0 0 0 2 3 1 23y 341d 51 4
23 Petrenko, Jared 6 1 8 14 0 1 0 8 0 1 23y 120d 63 37
40 Porplyzia, Jason 3 0 1 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 28y 145d 114 169
3 Reilly, Brent 10 3 8 18 0 0 0 6 3 2 29y 160d 185 52
25 Rutten, Ben 8 5 7 15 0 0 0 4 0 0 29y 328d 198 8
9 Sloane, Rory 21 4 8 29 0 0 1 7 0 0 23y 35d 61 40
12 Talia, Daniel 7 6 2 9 0 0 0 3 0 0 21y 201d 36 1
5 Thompson, Scott 12 5 18 30 0 1 0 4 0 4 30y 38d 227 139
13 Walker, Taylor 6 4 8 14 1 0 0 3 2 1 22y 361d 68 162
11 Wright, Matthew 14 3 5 19 0 0 0 5 1 0 23y 128d 45 33
  Rushed   5  
  Totals 225 69 158 383 12 8 50 99 19 15 24y 20d 1538 951
Western Bulldogs Match Stats Career
# Player K M H D G B HO T FF FA Age Games G
5 Boyd, Matthew 19 0 9 28 1 0 0 2 0 0 30y 237d 208 72
17 Cooney, Adam 20 3 10 30 2 0 0 4 3 0 27y 203d 186 160
49 Cordy, Ayce 4 1 9 13 0 0 8 4 0 2 22y 258d 17 11
4 Cross, Daniel 9 6 12 21 0 0 0 7 1 1 30y 22d 201 31
6 Dahlhaus, Luke 8 0 5 13 0 1 0 5 2 0 20y 243d 32 30
13 Giansiracusa, Daniel 2 1 3 5 0 0 0 2 0 0 31y 41d 234 284
44 Goodes, Brett 19 6 8 27 0 1 0 6 2 1 29y 63d 4 0
16 Griffen, Ryan 12 1 3 15 0 0 1 7 0 0 26y 268d 167 109
39 Johannisen, Jason 7 2 7 14 0 0 0 1 0 1 20y 164d 6 2
19 Jones, Liam 3 2 4 7 0 0 0 4 0 1 22y 56d 41 39
21 Liberatore, Tom 16 2 17 33 0 1 0 7 1 1 20y 340d 37 8
33 Lower, Nick 9 3 6 15 0 0 0 2 1 1 25y 302d 46 10
11 Macrae, Jack 10 0 6 16 1 0 0 4 0 0 18y 261d 1 1
27 Minson, Will 10 1 0 10 0 0 47 5 2 2 28y 10d 140 66
38 Morris, Dale 9 3 5 14 0 0 0 5 1 2 30y 113d 155 3
42 Picken, Liam 6 2 6 12 0 0 0 6 0 1 26y 263d 91 29
23 Roughead, Jordan 8 5 5 13 0 0 0 5 0 1 22y 169d 39 10
25 Stevens, Koby 4 1 10 14 0 0 0 5 0 2 21y 307d 15 3
9 Stringer, Jake 2 2 3 5 0 0 0 2 1 1 18y 361d 1 0
15 Tutt, Jason 4 2 4 8 0 0 0 6 0 2 21y 341d 9 7
3 Wallis, Mitch 14 4 10 24 0 0 0 2 0 0 20y 179d 29 7
31 Young, Tom 9 2 7 16 0 0 0 2 1 0 20y 360d 13 2
  Rushed   1  
  Totals 204 49 149 353 4 4 56 93 15 19 24y 174d 1672 884

Footnotes

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