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Seven Crows poll coaches votes following victory over Suns

GOLD COAST, AUSTRALIA - JULY 13: Rory Atkins of the Crows kicks during the round 17 AFL match between the Gold Coast Suns and the Adelaide Crows at Metricon Stadium on July 13, 2019 in Gold Coast, Australia. (Photo by Chris Hyde/Getty Images via AFL Photos)
GOLD COAST, AUSTRALIA - JULY 13: Rory Atkins of the Crows kicks during the round 17 AFL match between the Gold Coast Suns and the Adelaide Crows at Metricon Stadium on July 13, 2019 in Gold Coast, Australia. (Photo by Chris Hyde/Getty Images via AFL Photos)

Adelaide’s big win against Gold Coast saw seven players awarded Coaches’ votes, with the Crows sweeping the Suns in Round 17.

Rory Atkins received eight votes in the 95-point win, closely followed by Eddie Betts and Matt Crouch with seven each.

Atkins collected 35 disposals and notched 687 metres gained in a hard-running performance through the midfield.

Betts slipped behind the Suns’ best defenders and booted six goals in a trademark performance while Matt Crouch tallied 36 touches and 14 contested possessions.

Wayne Milera Junior secured four votes in a lively performance that saw him collect 27 touches, one goal and 12 score involvements. 

A record-breaking Brad Crouch received two votes after notching 16 tackles to now sits 12th on the overall leaderboard with 50 for the season.

Experienced duo Josh Jenkins and Brodie Smith picked up a vote each for two strong performances at opposite ends of the ground.

Jenkins kicked four goals from 14 touches and eight marks while Smith had 24 possessions and 568 metres gained from half-back.

Adelaide v Gold Coast

8 - Rory Atkins (Adelaide)
7 - Eddie Betts (Adelaide)
7 - Matt Crouch (Adelaide)
4 - Wayne Milera Junior (Adelaide)
2 - Brad Crouch (Adelaide)
1 - Josh Jenkins (Adelaide)
1 - Brodie Smith (Adelaide)

Round 15 Leaderboard

78 - Tim Kelly (Geelong)
70 - Marcus Bontempelli (Western Bulldogs)
68 - Patrick Cripps (Carlton)
68 - Lachie Neale (Brisbane)
65 - Ben Cunnington (North Melbourne)
65 - Nat Fyfe (Fremantle)
62 - Luke Shuey (West Coast)
60 - Patrick Dangerfield (Geelong)
60 - Brodie Grundy (Collingwood)
58 - Travis Boak (Port Adelaide)

Crows Leaderboard - Top Five

50 - Brad Crouch
32 - Rory Sloane
25 - Reilly O’Brien
23 - Matt Crouch
18 - Brodie Smith