Adelaide enjoyed a strong 29-point victory against Carlton at Adelaide Oval on Saturday night.

Taylor Walker was heroic with three goals, as was Ben Keays, who played a forward negating role on Adam Saad and also booted three majors, while setting up several others, as Adelaide claimed the 12.12 (84) to 8.7 (55) win.

Adelaide won contested possessions 155-141, while defender Brodie Smith had 37 disposals for a game-high 1019 metres gained.

The Crows led by 15 points at the final change and were pushed by the Blues, before key forward Darcy Fogarty booted the sealer, brushing off three tackles and nailing a classy right-foot snap.

Adelaide started strong around the contest, grabbing the first goal from Walker, but the Blues hit back with the next three in the first term, including two from Charlie Curnow, to grab an early advantage.

The hosts responded with the next four goals either side of quarter-time with Fogarty slotting from the boundary after a fine mark over Mitch McGovern, but majors from Jesse Motlop and McKay narrowed the gap to four points at half-time.

Keays kicked two of Adelaide's three goals in the third term to establish a 15-point buffer going into the last, before a four-goal final term clinched the win, headlined by Fogarty's moment brushing aside Lachie Plowman, Lochie O'Brien and Adam Cerra and kicking truly on the turn.

ADELAIDE  2.4  5.6  8.9 12.12 (84)
CARLTON   3.1  5.2  6.6  8.7 (55)

Adelaide: Keays 3, Walker 3, Fogarty 2, Himmelberg, McHenry, Milera, Murphy
Carlton: Cottrell 2, Curnow 2, McKay, Motlop, Owies, Silvagni

Adelaide: -
Carlton: Durdin (shoulder), Newman (knee), Kennedy (head

Adelaide: Ben Davis (unused)
Carlton: Jack Silvagni (replaced Corey Durdin in the second quarter)