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Round: 16   Venue: Adelaide Oval   Date: Sun, 19-07-2015 2:50 pm   Crowd: 54,468  
Port Adelaide 3.4.228.4.5213.6.8417.11.113 C:  Ken Hinkley
Adelaide 6.1.3711.3.6918.6.11418.8.116 C:  Scott Camporeale
  ADEL by 15ADEL by 17ADEL by 30ADEL by 3  
Weather
min temp  2.2°C      max temp  12.6°C
rainfall  0mm    humidity  42%    air pressure  1030.7mb
wind speed 7km/h      wind direction  E
Brownlow Medal 3 Scott Thompson (ADEL)2 Travis Boak (PORT)1 Sam Jacobs (ADEL)

Match Report

In a thrilling Showdown, the first since the untimely death of Crows coach Phil Walsh earlier in the month, Adelaide has defeated Port Adelaide by just three points at the Adelaide Oval in front of 54,468 fans.The Crows led throughout the match in a free-flowing and high-scoring affair, but had to withstand a withering last-quarter burst from the Power which saw them come from five goals behind at the final break to almost pinch victory.

Adelaide started the match full of running and had three goals on the board in the first 14 minutes, one each to Josh Jenkins, Matt Crouch and Ricky Henderson to take a 16-point lead. Robbie Gray got the Power on the board with his first at the 17-minute mark, but Taylor Walker's first gave the Crows a 16-point advantage going into time on. Patrick Ryder cut it back to nine with his first at the 23-minute mark but the next two goals went Adelaide's way to Brodie Martin and Richard Douglas. A late goal to Chad Winged saw Port within 15 points at the first break.

Robbie Gray cut the margin to nine with the first goal of the second term but Walker and Riley Knight got the next two for the Crows, who led by 21 points after 12 minutes. Matthew Lobbe kicked his first to reduce the difference to 15 but the Crows got right on top in the next seven minutes with a goal to Josh Jenkins and two to Charlie Cameron giving them a 34-point lead going into time on. But the last 10 minutes of the term belonged to the Power and two goals to Ryder and one to Jay Schulz saw them back within 17 points at the long break.

The goals flowed even more freely in the third term, the two sides scoring 12 between them. The first went to Port's Schulz but the next four went Adelaide's way, one each to Jenkins, Walker, Tom Lynch and Eddie Betts, to give the Crows a six-goal advantage. But Port hit back hard, and majors to Wingard, Angus Monfries and Travis Boak saw the Power back within 17 points early in time on. Adelaide finished the term strongly, though, with three of the last four goals and the lead was back out to 30 at three-quarter time.

Adelaide appeared to have expended virtually all of its energy in the first three quarters, and Port attacked heavily throughout the last term. For the first 18 minutes, those forward forays yielded only 1.5, the goal going to Wingard. As the quarter entered time-on the lead was still 21 points for the Crows, but goals to Lobbe, Boak and Gray saw the difference cut down to just three points with two minutes remaining. Somehow the Crows held on and kept Port from scoring one final goal, recording a memorable three-point win, the closest in Showdown history.

Scott Thompson was magnificent for the Crows, and was awarded the Phil Walsh Medal (renamed for this match from the Showdown Medal) for his 36-disposal, eight-tackle match. Sam Jacobs (51 hitouts, 17 possessions) and Richard Douglas (26 touches) also had fine games. For Port, Boak (32 possessions, seven tackles) and Wingard (three goals, 23 touches) were standouts. 

The win took the Crows back into the eight, and they will try to stay there with a win over the Suns at the Adelaide Oval next Saturday. The Power (12th, six wins) will travel to Docklands in Melbourne on the same day to take on Essendon (14th, five wins).

GOALS 
Port Adelaide: Ryder 3; Wingard, Gray, Schulz 3; Lobbe, Boak 2; Monfries
Adelaide: Jenkins, Walker 3; Cameron, Lynch 2; Crouch, Henderson, Martin, Douglas, Knight, Betts, Wright, Thompson

BEST - THE AGE
Port Adelaide: Boak, R Gray, Ryder, Wingard, Broadbent
Adelaide: Jacobs, Thompson, Douglas, Walker, Crouch, Laird, Henderson

BEST - AFL.COM.AU
Port Adelaide: Boak, Wingard, Ryder, Gray, Broadbent, Hartlett
Adelaide: Jacobs, Thompson, Douglas, Dangerfield, Walker, Henderson

INJURIES 
Port Adelaide: Nil
Adelaide: Daniel Talia (concussion)

SUBSTITUTES 
Port Adelaide: Aaron Young replaced Brendon Ah Chee in the third quarter
Adelaide: Rory Atkins replaced Daniel Talia (concussion) in the second quarter

UMPIRES: Deboy, Schmitt, Ryan

TELEVISION BROADCAST: Seven Network

COMMENTATORS: Bruce McAvaney, Basil Zempilas, Leigh Matthews, Nick Maxwell, Mark Soderstrom

Source

Match Report by Andrew Gigacz

Footnotes

Video sourced from YouTube, courtesy of the AFL.

Match stats

Port Adelaide Match Stats Career
# Player K M H D G B HO T FF FA Age Games G
41 Ah Chee, Brendon 3 1 2 5 0 0 0 1 1 1 21y 210d 7 1
1 Boak, Travis 12 5 20 32 2 0 0 7 0 1 26y 352d 170 103
5 Broadbent, Matthew 16 5 5 21 0 0 0 2 0 1 24y 352d 118 41
17 Clurey, Tom 7 5 4 11 0 0 0 0 1 0 21y 118d 6 0
7 Ebert, Brad 12 9 11 23 0 1 0 5 0 3 25y 108d 162 83
9 Gray, Robbie 15 4 8 23 3 0 0 2 2 0 27y 111d 129 179
8 Hartlett, Hamish 10 6 15 25 0 0 0 7 2 0 24y 339d 105 62
36 Hombsch, Jack 4 3 9 13 0 0 0 7 2 1 22y 134d 54 0
24 Impey, Jarman 6 4 2 8 0 1 0 7 0 2 20y 10d 29 4
48 Krakouer, Nathan 13 1 1 14 0 0 0 1 0 0 27y 75d 63 19
23 Lobbe, Matthew 4 3 5 9 2 0 23 6 1 1 26y 157d 79 19
6 Monfries, Angus 14 6 3 17 1 2 0 4 2 0 28y 181d 206 242
3 Neade, Jake 5 2 5 10 0 0 0 5 0 2 21y 51d 28 22
13 O'Shea, Cam 9 4 4 13 0 0 0 4 0 0 23y 128d 61 7
4 Ryder, Paddy 9 5 6 15 3 2 17 0 3 1 27y 127d 181 127
28 Schulz, Jay 4 3 5 9 3 0 0 1 1 1 30y 92d 182 309
14 Stewart, Paul 10 6 3 13 0 0 0 0 0 0 28y 9d 87 33
12 Trengove, Jackson 4 3 6 10 0 0 0 0 0 1 24y 259d 109 8
39 Westhoff, Justin 8 5 5 13 0 2 0 6 2 0 28y 291d 174 219
16 Wines, Ollie 11 5 8 19 0 0 3 2 1 1 20y 285d 60 26
20 Wingard, Chad 13 4 10 23 3 1 0 6 1 1 21y 355d 82 130
40 Young, Aaron 5 3 4 9 0 0 0 4 0 1 22y 225d 38 14
  Rushed   2  
  Totals 194 92 141 335 17 11 43 77 19 18 24y 296d 2130 1648
Adelaide Match Stats Career
# Player K M H D G B HO T FF FA Age Games G
21 Atkins, Rory 4 1 2 6 0 0 0 1 0 1 21y 7d 1 0
18 Betts, Eddie 9 3 5 14 1 3 0 2 0 3 28y 235d 220 379
16 Brown, Luke 10 4 1 11 0 0 0 1 0 1 22y 300d 60 3
23 Cameron, Charlie 8 6 2 10 2 0 0 2 0 0 21y 14d 20 25
44 Crouch, Matt 12 1 12 24 1 0 0 3 1 0 20y 89d 17 4
32 Dangerfield, Patrick 14 1 13 27 0 0 4 4 2 1 25y 105d 145 155
26 Douglas, Richard 19 2 7 26 1 1 1 5 1 3 28y 163d 164 111
15 Hartigan, Kyle 2 4 7 9 0 0 0 2 1 1 23y 254d 19 0
45 Henderson, Ricky 11 7 7 18 1 0 0 0 1 0 26y 311d 72 41
24 Jacobs, Sam 8 3 9 17 0 0 51 4 2 0 27y 100d 118 27
4 Jenkins, Josh 6 5 4 10 3 0 0 3 0 3 26y 161d 60 99
39 Knight, Riley 3 4 7 10 1 0 0 3 1 2 20y 114d 2 3
29 Laird, Rory 12 4 7 19 0 0 0 3 3 0 21y 202d 48 5
6 Lever, Jake 4 1 5 9 0 0 0 2 0 1 19y 136d 6 0
27 Lynch, Tom 12 8 5 17 2 1 0 1 1 0 24y 307d 51 70
14 Mackay, David 6 0 5 11 0 0 0 5 0 0 26y 359d 138 42
36 Martin, Brodie 11 4 2 13 1 0 1 7 2 0 26y 255d 37 13
33 Smith, Brodie 8 4 3 11 0 0 0 1 0 0 23y 186d 88 26
12 Talia, Daniel 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 23y 290d 90 5
5 Thompson, Scott 15 1 21 36 1 0 0 8 1 1 32y 127d 276 156
13 Walker, Taylor 12 6 6 18 3 2 0 2 2 2 25y 85d 98 232
11 Wright, Matthew 12 2 6 18 1 0 0 1 0 0 25y 217d 92 63
  Rushed   1  
  Totals 199 71 136 335 18 8 57 60 18 19 24y 232d 1822 1459

Footnotes

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