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Adelaide vs Geelong

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Round: 17   Venue: Football Park   Date: Sun, 21-07-2013 2:50 pm   Crowd: 28,603  
Adelaide 3.5.234.8.329.8.6214.10.94 C:  Brenton Sanderson
Geelong 4.0.249.2.5612.4.7614.8.92 C:  Chris Scott
  GEEL by 1GEEL by 24GEEL by 14ADEL by 2  
Weather
min temp  5.9°C      max temp  12.7°C
rainfall  7.4mm    humidity  59%    air pressure  1011.9mb
wind speed 24km/h      wind direction  NW
Brownlow Medal 3 Ricky Henderson (ADEL)2 Joel Selwood (GEEL)1 Richard Douglas (ADEL)

Match Report

Adelaide has recorded a remarkable come-from-behind win over Geelong to knock the Cats out of the top two and keep alive the Crows' slim chances of making this year's finals. After trailing Geelong at every break, the Crows produced a stirring last-quarter performance in wet conditions at Football Park to kick five goals to two and eke out a thrilling two-point win.

Having been as much as five goals in arrears early in the third quarter, the Crows began the last term trailing by 14 points. Before a minute had elapsed Bernie Vince marked and goaled to reduce that margin to just eight points but the Cats' Tom Hawkins ran into an open goal to restore the 14-point buffer at the five-minute mark.

A one-handed mark in the goal-square to Andy Otten saw that margin cut to seven points eight minutes in and three minutes later it was just a point the difference when Brad Crouch dribbled one through from the goal square. Mark Blicavs took the lead back out to eight points with a goal at the 15-minute mark but it was back to two points when Nathan Van Berlo snapped a captain's goal around his body.

A minute later Matthew Wright gave Adelaide the lead when he received a pass from Jason Porplyzia and converted from 30 metres out. The Cats had two chances in the finals minutes via a free kick to Jimmy Bartel and a mark to Harry Taylor. But both Cats missed their set shots and the Crows hung on to win in a blockbusting finish.

The Crows' win was their seventh for the season and with six rounds of the home and away season remaining, they remain within two games of the top eight. For Geelong, the loss was its third of the season, with all of them having been by margins of a goal or less. And in each of those cases, the Cats have given up a lead of more than two goals. The Cats lost to Collingwood by six points after being 13 points ahead at the 10-minute mark of the last quarter. And in round 13, Geelong was 52 points ahead of Brisbane in time on of the third quarter before ultimately succumbing by five points after a post-siren shot by the Lions' Ash McGrath.

Geelong has now slipped out of the top two but they can reclaim that place immediately if top team Hawthorn beats Essendon this Friday night and the Cats can overcome St Kilda at Kardinia Park on Saturday night. Adelaide can keep its slim top eight hopes alive if it can conquer Ross Lyon's Dockers at Subiaco on Saturday evening.

GOALS
Adelaide: Wright 4; Lynch 3; Vince, Otten 2; Jenkins, Crouch, Van Berlo
Geelong: Selwood, Caddy 3; Motlop, Kelly, Hawkins 2; Lonergan, Blicavs

BEST - AFL.COM.AU
Adelaide: Henderson, Douglas, Wright, Sloane, Lynch, Vince
Geelong: Selwood, Simpson, Enright, Bartel, Corey, Caddy

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Adelaide: Douglas, Henderson, Crouch, Wright, Vince, Sloane, Lynch, van Berlo
Geelong: Corey, Selwood, Caddy, Bartel, Simpson, Duncan

INJURIES
Adelaide: Nil
Geelong: Taylor Hunt (foot) replaced in the starting line-up by Jesse Stringer

SUBSTITUTES
Adelaide: Mitchell Grigg replaced Scott Thompson in the third quarter
Geelong: Jordan Murdoch replaced Travis Varcoe in the fourth quarter

UMPIRES: Farmer, Dalgleish, Nicholls

TELEVISION BROADCAST: Seven Network

COMMENTATORS: Bruce McAvaney, Dennis Cometti, Tim Watson and Cameron Ling

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 7 2 10 17 0 0 0 3 1 0 20y 302d 18 0
2 Crouch, Brad 13 3 10 23 1 0 0 3 0 1 19y 188d 8 2
26 Douglas, Richard 21 5 12 33 0 1 0 3 1 1 26y 165d 130 91
38 Grigg, Mitchell 5 1 7 12 0 0 0 2 0 0 20y 200d 1 0
45 Henderson, Ricky 20 9 12 32 0 1 0 4 5 0 24y 313d 53 37
24 Jacobs, Sam 5 3 6 11 0 1 25 7 0 0 25y 102d 76 16
4 Jenkins, Josh 11 6 7 18 1 0 3 2 1 2 24y 163d 27 35
46 Laird, Rory 10 3 11 21 0 0 0 2 2 0 19y 204d 12 1
27 Lynch, Tom 10 5 4 14 3 1 0 2 1 2 22y 309d 25 38
31 Lyons, Jarryd 10 1 6 16 0 1 0 2 0 0 20y 364d 10 5
14 Mackay, David 12 4 13 25 0 0 0 2 1 1 24y 361d 99 29
22 Otten, Andy 10 3 5 15 2 0 0 3 0 1 24y 67d 63 9
40 Porplyzia, Jason 4 3 7 11 0 2 0 2 0 0 28y 236d 125 180
25 Rutten, Ben 5 5 5 10 0 0 0 4 1 0 30y 54d 210 8
9 Sloane, Rory 11 6 16 27 0 0 1 2 0 0 23y 126d 73 43
33 Smith, Brodie 14 4 6 20 0 1 0 2 0 1 21y 188d 48 9
12 Talia, Daniel 7 6 6 13 0 0 0 1 1 1 21y 292d 48 3
1 Tambling, Richard 12 9 12 24 0 0 0 4 0 1 26y 312d 121 61
5 Thompson, Scott 9 3 6 15 0 1 0 6 2 1 30y 129d 239 143
7 Van Berlo, Nathan 13 1 7 20 1 0 1 7 2 5 27y 45d 176 61
17 Vince, Bernie 16 4 9 25 2 0 0 4 1 2 27y 292d 123 78
11 Wright, Matthew 8 4 6 14 4 0 0 3 1 0 23y 219d 54 42
  Rushed   1  
  Totals 233 90 183 416 14 10 30 70 20 19 24y 127d 1739 891
Geelong Match Stats Career
# Player K M H D G B HO T FF FA Age Games G
3 Bartel, Jimmy 12 1 9 21 0 1 0 2 3 1 29y 229d 241 160
46 Blicavs, Mark 6 5 5 11 1 0 5 3 1 0 22y 115d 15 7
23 Caddy, Josh 14 2 4 18 3 0 0 3 0 0 20y 296d 34 24
11 Corey, Joel 9 2 18 27 0 0 0 4 0 0 31y 154d 267 77
22 Duncan, Mitch 14 2 10 24 0 1 0 3 0 1 22y 41d 67 59
44 Enright, Corey 14 4 5 19 0 0 0 1 1 2 31y 310d 259 54
29 Guthrie, Cameron 7 5 6 13 0 0 0 1 0 0 20y 336d 32 4
26 Hawkins, Tom 10 8 1 11 2 1 0 0 1 1 25y 0d 116 207
8 Hunt, Josh 7 2 3 10 0 0 0 0 0 0 31y 129d 195 29
9 Kelly, James 9 1 5 14 2 0 0 6 2 0 29y 204d 224 82
13 Lonergan, Tom 5 5 2 7 1 0 0 1 0 0 29y 65d 113 51
4 Mackie, Andrew 12 3 8 20 0 0 0 4 0 1 28y 348d 189 84
32 Motlop, Steven 11 2 4 15 2 1 0 1 0 1 22y 131d 42 53
21 Murdoch, Jordan 2 0 0 2 0 1 0 2 1 1 21y 120d 17 13
31 Podsiadly, James 4 3 6 10 0 0 0 3 1 6 31y 314d 75 158
14 Selwood, Joel 17 6 5 22 3 1 0 8 6 1 25y 56d 151 75
16 Simpson, Dawson 7 6 11 18 0 0 33 2 2 1 24y 154d 10 1
2 Smedts, Billie 7 5 4 11 0 0 0 5 1 0 21y 43d 25 17
27 Stokes, Mathew 7 4 13 20 0 0 0 3 0 1 28y 241d 146 189
41 Stringer, Jesse 7 2 2 9 0 0 0 3 0 0 22y 109d 14 6
7 Taylor, Harry 10 6 2 12 0 1 0 0 0 1 27y 39d 127 32
5 Varcoe, Travis 2 0 2 4 0 0 0 3 1 1 25y 102d 106 114
  Rushed   1  
  Totals 193 74 125 318 14 8 38 58 20 19 26y 11d 2465 1496

Footnotes

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