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Match Report

Match report: Round 15

By Lee Gaskin, AFL Media June 30, 2018 6:54 PM

Highlights: R15 v West Coast

See all the highlights from our round 15 clash with West Coast

Adelaide is back off the canvas in breathtaking fashion, staging a dramatic final-quarter comeback to continue West Coast's losing streak.

Skipper Taylor Walker played a starring role, booting three second-half goals, in the thrilling 10-point victory that snaps a four-game losing streak in front of an Adelaide Oval crowd of 44,771 on Saturday.

The Crows (7-7) looked dead and buried when Scott Lycett put the Eagles up by 27 points late in the third quarter.

But they delivered a stunning response with six consecutive goals to keep their season alive after the off-field dramas of their ill-fated pre-season camp and massive injury toll, winning 12.16 (88) to 12.6 (78).

"It's a big win for us," Crows coach Don Pyke said.

"The players brought outstanding effort from the start of the game, didn't get return (for their effort), then in the last quarter they found another gear.

"That's exciting for them."

Walker was massive. He toed the ball out of the air in the goal-square to trim to margin to 20 points at three-quarter time and give the Crows some hope.

That was followed by a trademark 55m goal that just had enough distance to clear the goal-line.

Young defender Tom Doedee's first career goal will be one to remember, laying a brilliant tackle on Brendon Ah Chee and then slotting a 45m kick from tight on the boundary line.

A strong contested mark and goal from Walker continued the momentum before Hugh Greenwood's goal gave the Crows their first lead since the 23-minute mark of the first term.

The Eagles stayed within touching distance, but the Crows did enough to hang on for arguably their best of the year.

"The game wasn't going to be won if we sat back and tried to work our way through, we had to take the game on," Pyke said.

"They were given complete license to play with the attacking flair we know we're capable of."

All Australian defender Rory Laird (31 disposals) was influential in his first game back from a broken hand, Matt Crouch was strong with 32 touches (20 contested) and Doedee was resolute in defence.

Star midfielder Rory Sloane had 14 disposals after missing 10 weeks with a foot injury.

For the Eagles (10-4), it's their third straight loss after winning 10 consecutive games from rounds 2-11.

Coveted free agent Andrew Gaff showed why he's in demand with a brilliant midfield performance with a game-high 37 disposals, while All Australian defender Jeremy McGovern was dangerous in attack as the Eagles tried to manufacture a winning score without Josh Kennedy, Jack Darling and Mark LeCras.

McGovern, Lycett and Jamie Cripps were the Eagles' only multiple goalkickers with two each.

"I thought we were pretty brave for most of the night, but Adelaide elevated its effort in the last quarter and we just couldn't match it," Eagles coach Adam Simpson said.

"We just got smashed in the contests, around the stoppages and behind the footy.

"We were working really hard all night to try and hang in there, and obviously to get that advantage that we earnt, and then we gave it up in the last."

MEDICAL ROOM
Adelaide: Midfielder David Mackay suffered a rib injury late in the third quarter. He'll be assessed early next week and is in doubt for Friday night's clash with Richmond at the MCG.

West Coast: The good news for the Eagles is they appear to have a clean bill of health.

NEXT UP
Adelaide faces its Grand Final demons head on when it faces premiers Richmond at the MCG next Friday night. West Coast returns to Perth to host Greater Western Sydney next Sunday afternoon.

ADELAIDE         1.3  3.8   6.10   12.16 (88)                  
WEST COAST     2.4  5.5   10.6  12.6   (78)    

GOALS
Adelaide: Walker 3, Jenkins 2, Jacobs, Fogarty, Poholke, Doedee, Greenwood, Hampton, Seedsman
West Coast: McGovern 2, Lycett 2, Cripps 2, Shuey, McInnes, Ah Chee, Gaff, Ryan, Yeo 

BEST 
Adelaide: Walker, M.Crouch, Laird, Gibbs, Jacobs, Doedee
West Coast:  Gaff, Shuey, Hutchings, Cripps, Hurn, McGovern                                                                          

INJURIES 
Adelaide: Mackay (ribs)
West Coast: TBC 

Reports: Nil

Umpires: Mollison, Stephens, Rosebury 

Official crowd: 44,771 at the Adelaide Oval

Match Articles

What They Said: Simpson

West Coast coach Adam Simpson spoke after his Club's 10-point loss to Adelaide on Saturday

12:19pm Jul 2, 2018

By The Numbers: Round 15

Adelaide had the highest differential count for winning the inside 50 count in any quarter in any game of 2018

12:03pm Jul 2, 2018

Match Stats

Disposal Leaders
  • Andrew Gaff
    Andrew Gaff
    37
  • Adelaide Crows
    Matt Crouch
    32
  • Adelaide Crows
    Rory Laird
    32
  • Adelaide Crows
    Bryce Gibbs
    28
  • West Coast Eagles
    Luke Shuey
    26
Fantasy Leaders
  • Andrew Gaff
    Andrew Gaff
    148
  • Adelaide Crows
    Matt Crouch
    120
  • West Coast Eagles
    Mark Hutchings
    114
  • West Coast Eagles
    Luke Shuey
    114
  • Adelaide Crows
    Taylor Walker
    112
Scoring Leaders
  • Taylor Walker
    Taylor Walker
    3.4
  • Adelaide Crows
    Josh Jenkins
    2.2
  • West Coast Eagles
    Jeremy McGovern
    2.1
  • West Coast Eagles
    Scott Lycett
    2.1
  • West Coast Eagles
    Jamie Cripps
    2.0

Match Stats

  • 365 Disposals 335
  • 72.1 Disposal Eff 74.9
  • 163 Contested Pos 134
  • 79 Marks 89
  • 18 Free Kicks 20
  • 44 Clearances 34
  • 66 Inside 50s 34
  • 21 Rebound 50s 53
  • 53 Tackles 81
  • 40 Hit-outs 47
  • 90 Interchanges 89

Breakdown

  • 1.3 (9)
    2.4 (16)
  • 3.8 (26)
    5.5 (35)
  • 6.10 (46)
    10.6 (66)
  • 12.16 (88)
    12.6 (78)

Player Stats

Adelaide Crows

Player K H D M HO FF FA T G B AF
1Matt Crouch 12 20 32 1 0 4 0 9 0 1 120
2Taylor Walker 17 5 22 10 0 1 2 1 3 4 112
3Sam Jacobs 11 7 18 2 39 3 1 2 1 2 108
4Rory Laird 13 19 32 8 0 0 1 1 0 0 102
5Bryce Gibbs 17 11 28 2 0 0 1 4 0 1 93
6Tom Doedee 11 11 22 5 0 2 1 3 1 0 87
7Richard Douglas 13 9 22 4 0 1 0 3 0 1 83
8Hugh Greenwood 12 6 18 3 0 1 2 5 1 1 79
9Paul Seedsman 13 5 18 3 0 0 0 3 1 1 77
10Wayne Milera 11 7 18 5 0 1 1 3 0 0 72
11Curtly Hampton 7 7 14 3 0 0 0 5 1 0 70
12Rory Sloane 5 9 14 0 0 3 0 8 0 0 68
13David Mackay 10 2 12 3 0 0 0 2 0 0 51
14Josh Jenkins 8 3 11 3 1 0 2 0 2 2 48
15Myles Poholke 7 5 12 4 0 0 1 0 1 1 47
16Kyle Hartigan 5 5 10 6 0 0 0 1 0 0 47
17Luke Brown 9 2 11 3 0 0 0 1 0 0 44
18Jordan Gallucci 9 1 10 2 0 0 0 1 0 0 39
19Daniel Talia 9 6 15 3 0 1 4 0 0 0 37
20Kyle Cheney 7 2 9 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 37
21Jake Kelly 5 4 9 2 0 0 1 1 0 0 30
22Darcy Fogarty 4 4 8 3 0 1 3 0 1 0 27

West Coast Eagles

Player K H D M HO FF FA T G B AF
1Andrew Gaff 25 12 37 6 0 0 1 7 1 0 148
2Mark Hutchings 22 3 25 6 0 3 1 6 0 0 114
3Luke Shuey 13 13 26 1 0 0 0 10 1 0 114
4Jamie Cripps 9 9 18 6 0 1 0 7 2 0 104
5Shannon Hurn 17 7 24 6 0 0 0 4 0 0 99
6Jack Redden 8 13 21 5 0 0 4 10 0 0 93
7Brad Sheppard 15 4 19 9 0 0 1 4 0 0 93
8Chris Masten 16 6 22 8 0 0 0 0 0 0 84
9Elliot Yeo 12 7 19 6 0 3 2 3 1 0 83
10Nic Naitanui 5 2 7 1 34 1 1 6 0 0 78
11Brendon Ah Chee 6 7 13 5 0 0 1 2 1 0 58
12Jeremy McGovern 8 1 9 5 0 1 1 1 2 1 56
13Scott Lycett 5 4 9 0 13 3 2 2 2 1 54
14Liam Duggan 11 2 13 3 0 2 1 2 0 0 53
15Jake Waterman 9 2 11 5 0 1 0 1 0 0 51
16William Rioli 5 5 10 5 0 1 1 3 0 0 50
17Fraser McInnes 4 2 6 2 0 2 0 5 1 0 50
18Thomas Cole 5 5 10 2 0 1 0 3 0 0 44
19Brayden Ainsworth 7 5 12 2 0 0 1 2 0 0 42
20Lewis Jetta 6 7 13 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 41
21Will Schofield 5 1 6 2 0 0 0 2 0 0 31
22Liam Ryan 3 2 5 1 0 1 1 1 1 1 25

Team Lineups

West Coast Eagles

B

  • Shannon Hurn,
  • Will Schofield,
  • Brad Sheppard

HB

  • Lewis Jetta,
  • Jeremy McGovern,
  • Liam Duggan

C

  • Mark Hutchings,
  • Jack Redden,
  • Andrew Gaff

HF

  • Chris Masten,
  • Jake Waterman,
  • Jamie Cripps

F

  • Willie Rioli,
  • Scott Lycett,
  • Liam Ryan

Fol

  • Nic Naitanui,
  • Elliot Yeo,
  • Luke Shuey

I/C

  • Thomas Cole,
  • Brayden Ainsworth,
  • Fraser McInnes,
  • Brendon Ah Chee

No Late Change

In

  • Brayden Ainsworth,
  • Brendon Ah Chee

Out

  • Mark LeCras (Injured),
  • Jackson Nelson (Omitted)

Last updated: 10:12AM Sunday, July 1, 2018