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Adelaide vs Fremantle

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Round: 10   Venue: Adelaide Oval   Date: Sat, 27-05-2017 7:10 pm   Crowd: 42,415  
Adelaide 5.9.399.18.7216.21.11720.23.143 C:  Don Pyke
Fremantle 1.0.62.1.134.2.266.7.43 C:  Ross Lyon
  ADEL by 33ADEL by 59ADEL by 91ADEL by 100  
Weather
min temp  11.6°C      max temp  20.4°C
rainfall  8.6mm    humidity  95%    air pressure  1013.0mb
wind speed 17km/h      wind direction  SW
Brownlow Medal 3 Rory Atkins (ADEL)2 Rory Sloane (ADEL)1 Andy Otten (ADEL)

Match Report

It was a case of one team at its best and one team at its absolute worst at the Adelaide Oval on Saturday night, as Adelaide thrashed the Fremantle Dockers by exactly 100 points. In a match played in wet and slippery conditions, it quickly became clear when the game started that the home side had "come to play" while the Dockers appeared to have left their game-day mindset back in Perth. The Crows kicked 5.9 to 1.0 in the first term to lead by 33 points - a margin that could have been much greater - and powered through the match to win all four quarters and inflict a crushing defeat on Ross Lyon's team.

The one-way traffic in Adelaide's direction began to flow soon after the opening bounce, with Brad Crouch kicking a behind inside the game's first minute. Teammate Rory Sloane was more accurate three minutes later, and when Josh Jenkins kicked his first goal at the five-minute mark, the Crows were away and flying. The Dockers tried to defend, the next three scores rushed behinds to the home side, but the dam wall broke and Wayne Milera and Andy Otten scored further majors, the Crows ahead 31-0 early in time on. Cam McCarthy scored a goal against the tide at the 23-minute mark but Milera's second had Adelaide well clear at quarter time.

There was a brief lull in scoring at the start of the second term, the two sides trading in behinds only, but a kick off the ground for a goal by Charlie Cameron got the Crows going again, with Otten and Rory Sloane following up with further majors to put Adelaide 55 points clear. A turnover from the Crows saw Docker Lachie Weller mark and goal early in time on, but Adelaide attacked relentlessly, albeit again inaccurately, after that, adding a further 1.4 before the half-time siren to go to the long break 59 points ahead.

Any thoughts of the match taking a turn in the third term were dispelled within the blink of an eye, with Eddie Betts finding the goals within 32 seconds of the start, and again barely a minute later. Charlie Cameron added his second soon after, blowing the margin out to 77 before a lovely long kick from Fremantle skipper Nat Fyfe sailed through to temporarily halt the avalanche. The Crows almost inevitable responded immediately through their own captain Taylor Walker, and added another three goals to one to lead by a commanding 91 points at the final turn.

The last term was a mere formality, with the only real interest being in whether the Crows could extend the margin to three figures. Darcy Tucker tried to prevent such an occurrence by kicking the first goal for the Dockers, but Adelaide continued on its merry way after that, booting four goals to on over the last half hour of the match to take the final margin to that three-figure mark, winning by exactly 100 points.

Matt Crouch was a standout for the Crows, collecting 35 possessions and laying six tackles, while Lachie Weller (30 disposals, two goals) and Connor Blakely (29 touches, eight tackles) dd their best to hold up the Adelaide tide throughout the match.

The win keeps Adelaide at the head of the ladder, its 8-2 record the same as GWS, but its percentage a long way ahead of the Giants'. The Crows will face a much sterner test in round 11, a Thursday night encounter with Geelong at Kardinia Park. For Fremantle, the huge losing margin made an already poor percentage much worse, slipping from 90.6 to 81.5. The Dockers remain in the eight with a 6-4 record, and will host Collingwood (12th, 4-6) at Subiaco on Sunday.

GOALS
Adelaide: Otten 4; Jenkins, Milera, Betts, Cameron 3; Sloane 2; Walker, Jacobs
Fremantle: Tucker, Weller 2; McCarthy, Fyfe

BEST - AFL.COM.AU
Adelaide: M.Crouch, Sloane, Otten, Atkins, B.Crouch, Lever
Fremantle: Weller, Blakely, Hamling, Spurr

BEST - THE AGE
Adelaide: M Crouch, B Crouch, Jacobs, Lever, Sloane, Atkins
Fremantle: Weller, Blakely, Fyfe, Neale, Ibbotson, Spurr

INJURIES
Adelaide: Nil
Fremantle: Nil

UMPIRES: Foot, Hosking, McInerney

TELEVISION BROADCAST: Fox Footy

COMMENTATORS: Anthony Hudson, Mark Ricciuto, Matthew Pavlich

Source

Match Report by Andrew Gigacz

Footnotes

Match stats

Adelaide Match Stats Career
# Player K M H D G B HO T FF FA Age Games G
21 Atkins, Rory 24 6 13 37 0 1 0 4 0 1 22y 319d 42 24
18 Betts, Eddie 9 3 5 14 3 2 0 4 0 4 30y 182d 263 510
16 Brown, Luke 10 5 6 16 0 0 0 2 1 0 24y 247d 101 10
23 Cameron, Charlie 9 2 4 13 3 0 0 4 1 0 22y 326d 59 75
2 Crouch, Brad 12 2 18 30 0 1 0 6 3 2 23y 133d 47 14
44 Crouch, Matt 18 3 17 35 0 0 0 6 0 1 22y 36d 57 12
26 Douglas, Richard 8 2 11 19 0 0 0 5 1 1 30y 110d 205 139
20 Greenwood, Hugh 4 1 7 11 0 1 0 6 1 0 25y 82d 2 3
15 Hartigan, Kyle 9 4 5 14 0 0 0 0 0 0 25y 201d 61 1
24 Jacobs, Sam 7 5 6 13 1 1 40 3 0 1 29y 47d 159 40
4 Jenkins, Josh 11 7 3 14 3 1 9 6 1 0 28y 108d 99 194
8 Kelly, Jake 9 3 8 17 0 0 0 8 1 0 22y 126d 19 0
29 Laird, Rory 15 3 12 27 0 0 0 0 0 0 23y 149d 86 8
6 Lever, Jake 20 11 9 29 0 0 0 0 0 0 21y 83d 43 3
27 Lynch, Tom 12 4 9 21 0 1 0 1 0 0 26y 254d 93 139
14 Mackay, David 13 2 4 17 0 2 0 3 1 0 28y 306d 172 51
30 Milera, Wayne 11 5 5 16 3 1 0 4 1 2 19y 255d 17 11
22 Otten, Andy 11 8 6 17 4 0 0 4 1 1 28y 12d 89 32
9 Sloane, Rory 17 5 13 30 2 1 0 13 3 1 27y 71d 151 96
33 Smith, Brodie 13 4 7 20 0 1 0 1 1 1 25y 133d 130 40
12 Talia, Daniel 11 5 7 18 0 0 0 1 3 1 25y 237d 132 6
13 Walker, Taylor 7 3 0 7 1 2 0 2 0 3 27y 32d 139 328
  Rushed   8  
  Totals 260 93 175 435 20 23 49 83 19 19 25y 173d 2166 1736
Fremantle Match Stats Career
# Player K M H D G B HO T FF FA Age Games G
19 Blakely, Connor 16 3 13 29 0 2 0 8 2 0 21y 86d 26 2
17 Crozier, Hayden 9 2 4 13 0 0 0 6 0 1 23y 154d 58 39
7 Fyfe, Nat 12 2 13 25 1 0 0 6 0 6 25y 251d 127 111
28 Grey, Brady 8 1 4 12 0 0 0 5 1 0 21y 311d 11 6
12 Griffin, Jonathon 5 0 1 6 0 0 31 3 2 0 31y 133d 93 33
21 Hamling, Joel 10 7 7 17 0 0 0 3 2 1 24y 48d 33 0
9 Hill, Bradley 8 5 5 13 0 0 0 1 0 1 23y 322d 105 65
32 Hill, Stephen 13 1 4 17 0 0 0 1 0 0 27y 26d 179 106
15 Hughes, Ethan 8 4 7 15 0 0 0 3 0 1 22y 171d 14 0
5 Ibbotson, Garrick 11 4 6 17 0 0 0 1 2 0 29y 73d 177 22
37 Johnson, Michael 8 2 6 14 0 0 0 1 1 1 32y 219d 219 65
22 Kersten, Shane 6 2 4 10 0 1 0 1 0 0 24y 73d 47 54
23 McCarthy, Cam 7 1 3 10 1 1 0 1 0 0 22y 56d 31 50
16 Mundy, David 4 1 3 7 0 1 0 6 0 0 31y 311d 261 106
27 Neale, Lachie 5 1 12 17 0 0 0 5 1 1 24y 3d 102 52
6 Pearce, Danyle 9 0 4 13 0 0 0 6 0 1 31y 50d 253 126
34 Spurr, Lee 13 4 2 15 0 0 0 1 4 0 29y 304d 114 5
33 Sutcliffe, Cam 9 2 6 15 0 1 0 5 0 0 25y 4d 93 16
20 Taberner, Matt 5 1 2 7 0 0 3 4 1 3 23y 344d 49 48
18 Tucker, Darcy 13 4 7 20 2 0 0 1 0 0 20y 124d 19 5
10 Walters, Michael 5 1 6 11 0 0 0 4 1 3 26y 140d 104 185
14 Weller, Lachie 19 4 11 30 2 0 0 1 2 0 21y 93d 35 16
  Rushed   1  
  Totals 203 52 130 333 6 7 34 73 19 19 25y 216d 2150 1112

Match highlights

Rory Sloane had 13 tackles for Adelaide vs. Fremantle (AFL, Premiership Season, R10)

Footnotes

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