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Match Report

Fagan: "We'll keep working away at our game plan"

By Vince Rugari, AAP and Michael Whiting, AFL Media Exclusive to lions.com.au May 20, 2017 11:30 PM

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ADELAIDE has returned to form with an 80-point victory over the Brisbane Lions on Saturday night.

After shock back-to-back losses to North Melbourne and Melbourne ended their unbeaten start to the season, the Crows roared back to life at the Gabba with an emphatic 21.14 (140) to 7.18 (60) win to stay at the top of the ladder.

Dayne Zorko kicked the first two goals of the match for the Lions, who were in the contest early but wasteful in front of goal.

As soon as the Crows switched on, however, they were completely blown away.

The Lions kicked just four goals after quarter-time to Adelaide's 18, slumping to their eighth consecutive defeat in front of only 13,802 fans.

Former basketballer Hugh Greenwood kicked three first-half majors on debut to help spark a run of nine goals in a row, before the Crows ruthlessly tore the hosts to shreds in a handy percentage-booster.

Greenwood, 25, played college basketball in the US and was on the cusp of an NBL deal with the Perth Wildcats when he quit the sport to pursue a career in the AFL instead, signing a rookie contract with the Crows two years ago.

Charlie Cameron booted four majors in the third quarter alone while Eddie Betts, who finished with three goals and four goal assists, produced a freakish goal-of-the-year contender in the second term.

Betts robbed Darcy Gardiner of possession but then, when the ball came loose, dribbled it along the ground with one foot like a soccer player before regathering and kicking it home along the ground from a tight angle - all while under pressure and without much time or space to manoeuvre.

It arguably topped Tom Lynch's spectacular first-quarter effort, splitting the posts with his right foot along the boundary from 45m out.

Lynch kicked three in total, as did Adelaide captain Taylor Walker.

Skipper Dayne Beams was the leading possession-getter on the ground with 40 touches in his return from injury, but he could not inspire his Lions teammates to reverse the tide.

Brisbane coach Chris Fagan said he was pleased with his side's start but not with their second-half effort.

"I was really disappointed in the third quarter where we dropped away in contested possessions and clearances, and the whole thing dropped away," he said.

Crows coach Don Pyke said it was a solid response after two lacklustre weeks.

"We lost a couple of games of footy, people were probably saying it was doom and gloom," he said.

"Tonight was a good opportunity to come back and play the way we want to play, and there was some good signs there."

MEDICAL ROOM

Brisbane Lions: Poor old Claye Beams can't take a trick. The running defender suffered a hamstring injury early in the second quarter and did not return for the night, continuing a string of injuries that has dogged his career.

Adelaide: The only sour note for the Crows was the ankle injury suffered by Curtly Hampton in the final quarter. Coach Don Pyke said it was a sprain and would be scanned as soon as possible.

NEXT UP
The Lions will try to break their eight-game losing streak next Sunday when they play Collingwood at the MCG before heading into the bye. Adelaide has a tricky assignment on home turf next Saturday night when they host the resurgent Fremantle.

 

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Match Stats

Disposal Leaders
  • Dayne Beams
    Dayne Beams
    40
  • Adelaide Crows
    Rory Laird
    37
  • Adelaide Crows
    Matt Crouch
    32
  • Adelaide Crows
    Rory Sloane
    31
  • Brisbane Lions
    Daniel Rich
    29
Fantasy Leaders
  • Dayne Beams
    Dayne Beams
    144
  • Brisbane Lions
    Dayne Zorko
    119
  • Adelaide Crows
    Tom Lynch
    119
  • Adelaide Crows
    Rory Laird
    114
  • Adelaide Crows
    Rory Atkins
    111
Scoring Leaders
  • Charlie Cameron
    Charlie Cameron
    4.2
  • Adelaide Crows
    Taylor Walker
    3.3
  • Adelaide Crows
    Eddie Betts
    3.2
  • Adelaide Crows
    Tom Lynch
    3.2
  • Adelaide Crows
    Hugh Greenwood
    3.0
Brisbane Lions

Match Stats

Adelaide Crows
  • 359 Disposals 442
  • 68.2 Disposal Eff 69.2
  • 149 Contested Pos 162
  • 72 Marks 99
  • 15 Free Kicks 21
  • 34 Clearances 38
  • 52 Inside 50s 67
  • 46 Rebound 50s 45
  • 66 Tackles 60
  • 36 Hit-outs 40
  • 80 Interchanges 84
Brisbane Lions

Breakdown

Brisbane Lions
  • 3.6 (24)
    3.3 (21)
  • 4.11 (35)
    10.5 (65)
  • 5.12 (42)
    17.9 (111)
  • 7.18 (60)
    21.14 (140)

Player Stats

Brisbane Lions

Brisbane Lions

Player K H D M HO FF FA T G B AF
1Dayne Beams 17 23 40 7 0 1 0 6 0 1 144
2Dayne Zorko 21 5 26 6 0 0 1 4 2 3 119
3Stefan Martin 9 7 16 7 33 0 0 3 0 0 107
4Ryan Lester 13 10 23 4 0 0 0 4 0 0 87
5Daniel Rich 21 8 29 2 0 2 2 1 0 0 85
6Lewis Taylor 13 11 24 3 0 1 1 3 0 3 83
7Jake Barrett 7 6 13 2 0 1 2 8 2 2 80
8Ben Keays 7 9 16 4 0 0 0 4 0 1 68
9Sam Mayes 13 7 20 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 65
10Harris Andrews 11 3 14 6 0 2 1 1 0 0 60
11Jarrod Berry 6 10 16 3 0 2 0 2 0 1 58
12Ryan Harwood 9 4 13 5 0 0 0 2 0 0 58
13Nick Robertson 8 3 11 3 0 1 3 6 0 1 56
14Michael Close 8 2 10 5 3 2 2 3 0 1 55
15Tom Bell 7 9 16 0 0 0 2 5 0 1 54
16Josh Walker 7 4 11 3 0 1 1 2 1 1 51
17Marco Paparone 8 5 13 1 0 1 0 2 0 0 46
18Darcy Gardiner 7 5 12 3 0 0 1 2 0 0 45
19Eric Hipwood 5 4 9 1 0 1 3 6 0 0 42
20Hugh McCluggage 6 9 15 0 0 0 1 0 1 1 40
21Matthew Hammelmann 6 2 8 2 0 0 1 1 1 1 36
22Claye Beams 2 2 4 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 17
Adelaide Crows

Adelaide Crows

Player K H D M HO FF FA T G B AF
1Tom Lynch 16 7 23 8 0 1 0 3 3 2 119
2Rory Laird 19 18 37 6 0 2 1 1 0 0 114
3Rory Atkins 17 11 28 9 0 1 1 3 0 1 111
4Rory Sloane 17 14 31 4 0 4 0 4 0 0 111
5Charlie Cameron 15 3 18 7 0 0 1 2 4 2 103
6Taylor Walker 14 5 19 10 0 1 3 2 3 3 103
7Brad Crouch 10 19 29 4 0 0 0 4 1 0 102
8Luke Brown 18 7 25 7 0 2 1 2 0 0 96
9Eddie Betts 13 3 16 4 0 1 0 4 3 2 94
10Hugh Greenwood 9 6 15 2 0 0 2 9 3 0 93
11Matt Crouch 12 20 32 2 0 0 1 3 0 0 91
12Sam Jacobs 7 7 14 2 35 0 0 2 0 0 84
13Richard Douglas 15 9 24 2 0 2 0 3 0 0 83
14Jake Kelly 11 10 21 4 0 0 1 3 0 0 74
15Jake Lever 13 7 20 7 0 2 2 1 0 0 74
16Daniel Talia 7 13 20 7 0 0 1 1 0 0 69
17Andy Otten 8 6 14 1 5 3 1 3 2 1 69
18Wayne Milera 9 5 14 2 0 1 0 1 1 1 55
19Jordan Gallucci 7 4 11 2 0 1 0 3 1 0 54
20Curtly Hampton 6 3 9 2 0 0 0 4 0 0 46
21Brodie Smith 8 5 13 2 0 0 0 1 0 0 44
22Kyle Hartigan 6 3 9 5 0 0 0 1 0 0 43

Team Lineups

Adelaide Crows

B

  • Luke Brown,
  • Kyle Hartigan,
  • Rory Laird

HB

  • Rory Sloane,
  • Daniel Talia,
  • Jake Lever

C

  • Rory Atkins,
  • Jordan Gallucci,
  • Brodie Smith

HF

  • Charlie Cameron,
  • Tom Lynch,
  • Eddie Betts

F

  • Andy Otten,
  • Taylor Walker,
  • Wayne Milera

Fol

  • Sam Jacobs,
  • Matt Crouch,
  • Richard Douglas

I/C

  • Brad Crouch,
  • Jake Kelly,
  • Curtly Hampton,
  • Hugh Greenwood

No Late Change

In

  • Jake Lever,
  • Jordan Gallucci,
  • Hugh Greenwood

Out

  • Troy Menzel (Quad),
  • Josh Jenkins (Omitted),
  • David Mackay (Omitted)

New

  • Jordan Gallucci,
  • Hugh Greenwood

Milestones:

  • Luke Brown  - Played 100th game,
  • Rory Sloane  - Played 150th game,
  • Jordan Gallucci  - Played 1st game,
  • Hugh Greenwood  - Played 1st game

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Byes:

  1. Gold Coast Suns,
  2. Port Adelaide