Adelaide’s SANFL side has claimed a 14-point pre-season victory over rivals Port Adelaide at Alberton Oval.
Top draft pick Riley Thilthorpe made the day his own with four goals as the Crows won 9.12 (66) to 6.16 (52).
Rookie Tariek Newchurch looked lively throughout the day, providing plenty of run and adding a goal in a dominant Crows third term.
Adelaide started the game well with midfield tough nut Sam Berry impressing in the centre.
Young forward Lachlan Gollant booted the Crows’ first of the day followed shortly by Thilthorpe to take a six-point lead into the first break.
In the second, Brisbane recruit Mitch Hinge showed his pedigree down back, providing a vital spoil to prevent a Port Adelaide major.
Rookie James Borlase, whose father Darryl played nearly 250 games for Port Adelaide, booted a goal for the Crows off the back of a 50m penalty.
In the third, the Crows turned on the afterburners, kicking four goals to Port Adelaide’s two.
Thilthorpe made the term is own, bagging two goals, two assists and three marks inside forward-50 to help stretch the margin to 25.
A late fightback from Port Adelaide in the final term was cut short by a goal from ruckman Kieran Strachan.
Thilthorpe (4), Strachan, Himmelberg, Borlase, Newchurch, Gollant