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    Adelaide Crows vs. St Kilda

    Adelaide Oval
    AFL Home and Away June 9, 2017
    Adelaide Crows 111, St Kilda 54
    Adelaide Crows St Kilda
     G B Pts G B Pts
    Q15636   117
    Q28957   2416
    Q3111177   31028
    Q41615111   71254

    Coming off disappointing losses, both the Adelaide Crows and the St Kilda Saints will want to redeem themselves with a win when they lock horns at the Adelaide Oval. Join us here on The Roar for all the live scores and coverage from 7:50pm (AEST).

    Has a side ever started the season 8-3 with a percentage of 138.1 and yet still had as many doubters as the Crows do right now?

    But the facts are that with three losses from their past five games, Adelaide’s grip on top spot has been shaken, and with Geelong, Richmond and Port Adelaide snapping at their heels, they desperately need a steadying win before next week’s bye.

    Rory Sloane was again tagged in the Crows’ loss to Geelong, and with North Melbourne and Melbourne having already tried the same tactic with great success this year, some close attention from the Saints’ designated run-with man Seb Ross looms large.

    For St Kilda, season 2017 has been a case of two steps forward and one step back, with some impressive wins mitigated by a few very ordinary performances.

    Since their landmark victory over GWS in Round 7, the Saints have racked up a pair of dismal losses in succession to Sydney and the Western Bulldogs, and with finals the expectation after a slow and steady rebuild, coach Alan Richardson finds himself under pressure for the first time in his coaching career.

    Superstar veteran Nick Riewoldt’s continued absence will again be keenly felt, with the onus on the recalled Josh Bruce and struggling youngster Paddy McCartin to deliver a winning score up forward.

    Prediction
    The Saints’ record away from Melbourne has been very ordinary in recent years, and with Adelaide expected to fire up in front of their home crowd, the Crows should be able to get the job done and retake top spot- for the time being.

    Adelaide by 41 points

    It’s a special night for 26-year old Crow Jonathon Beech, who, after years of starring at SANFL level before being given a lifeline in the 2015 rookie draft, will finally make his AFL debut.

    Can the mature-aged ball magnet make it one to remember? Or will the Saints come from the heavens and spring an upset?

    Tune into The Roar’s live coverage of the match from 7:50pm (AEST), and be sure to leave a comment or two in the section below.

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    Events
    Quarter 1
    3' GOAL - Eddie Betts (Adelaide Crows)
    5' BEHIND - Rushed (Adelaide Crows)
    6' GOAL - Josh Bruce (St Kilda)
    9' GOAL - Rory Sloane (Adelaide Crows)
    10' BEHIND - Jack Sinclair (St Kilda)
    11' BEHIND - Taylor Walker (Adelaide Crows)
    16' BEHIND - Rushed (Adelaide Crows)
    17' GOAL - Andy Otten (Adelaide Crows)
    19' BEHIND - Andy Otten (Adelaide Crows)
    22' GOAL - Tom Lynch (Adelaide Crows)
    26' GOAL - Josh Jenkins (Adelaide Crows)
    28' BEHIND - Josh Jenkins (Adelaide Crows)
    30' BEHIND - Eddie Betts (Adelaide Crows)
    Quarter 2
    2' GOAL - Wayne Milera (Adelaide Crows)
    5' BEHIND - Blake Acres (St Kilda)
    9' GOAL - Brodie Smith (Adelaide Crows)
    11' GOAL - Josh Bruce (St Kilda)
    13' BEHIND - Jack Steven (St Kilda)
    15' GOAL - Tom Lynch (Adelaide Crows)
    17' BEHIND - Koby Stevens (St Kilda)
    19' BEHIND - Josh Jenkins (Adelaide Crows)
    26' BEHIND - Matt Crouch (Adelaide Crows)
    27' BEHIND - Brad Crouch (Adelaide Crows)
    Quarter 3
    4' GOAL - Josh Jenkins (Adelaide Crows)
    7' BEHIND - Blake Acres (St Kilda)
    9' BEHIND - Paddy McCartin (St Kilda)
    10' GOAL - Tom Lynch (Adelaide Crows)
    12' BEHIND - Jack Sinclair (St Kilda)
    13' BEHIND - Rushed (Adelaide Crows)
    14' GOAL - Taylor Walker (Adelaide Crows)
    19' GOAL - Josh Bruce (St Kilda)
    21' BEHIND - Jack Billings (St Kilda)
    23' BEHIND - Maverick Weller (St Kilda)
    29' BEHIND - Josh Jenkins (Adelaide Crows)
    31' BEHIND - Maverick Weller (St Kilda)
    Quarter 4
    2' BEHIND - Charlie Cameron (Adelaide Crows)
    3' GOAL - Koby Stevens (St Kilda)
    6' GOAL - Jack Billings (St Kilda)
    8' GOAL - Jonathon Beech (Adelaide Crows)
    9' GOAL - Paddy McCartin (St Kilda)
    12' BEHIND - Charlie Cameron (Adelaide Crows)
    14' BEHIND - Taylor Walker (Adelaide Crows)
    16' GOAL - Josh Jenkins (Adelaide Crows)
    20' BEHIND - Tom Lynch (Adelaide Crows)
    21' GOAL - Josh Bruce (St Kilda)
    24' GOAL - Eddie Betts (Adelaide Crows)
    25' GOAL - Taylor Walker (Adelaide Crows)
    26' BEHIND - Josh Bruce (St Kilda)
    29' BEHIND - Jack Steven (St Kilda)
    31' GOAL - Taylor Walker (Adelaide Crows)

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    • Roar Guru

      10:50pm
      Tim Miller said | 10:50pm | ! Report

      That’s it from me tonight. Adelaide ease to a 57-point victory over St Kilda. I’ll be back for Sunday’s GWS-Carlton fixture (or as I call it, the Liam Jones Comeback Spectacular), or, if you’re a tennis fan, I’ll be covering tomorrow night’s Women’s Final. Until then, take care, and thanks for tuning in!

      Adelaide 16.15 (111) defeated St Kilda 7.12 (54) by 57 points at the Adelaide Oval.

      GOALS

      Adelaide: Jenkins 3, Walker 3, Lynch 3, Betts 2, Otten, Smith, Beech, Milera, Sloane.

      St Kilda: Bruce 4, Billings, Stevens, McCartin.

      BEST

      Adelaide: Lynch, Smith, Laird, Jacobs, Lever, Jenkins, Douglas.

      St Kilda: Bruce, Stevens, Webster, Ross.

    • Roar Guru

      10:46pm
      Tim Miller said | 10:46pm | ! Report

      Adelaide: T. Lynch, three votes.

      Now here’s a guy that should be mentioned in All-Australian circles more. When it comes to link men, he’s the best in the business, and I can’t recall him playing a bad game this year. And against his old side, he was at his brilliant best, pumping the ball inside 50 on numerous occasions for the benefit of his fellow forwards. 17 touches and 8 marks showcase his ability to find time and space, and with three goals, was the Crows’ most dangerous forward. And on a night like this, that’s high praise.

    • Roar Guru

      10:43pm
      Tim Miller said | 10:43pm | ! Report

      Adelaide: B. Smith, two votes.

      You simply can’t afford to give Brodie Smith freedom across half-back if you want to beat Adelaide. His pace, his long right leg and his ability to hit up targets have often made him the go-to man for a defensive forward in the past, which has hurt his reputation. But he’s a genuine A-Grader, and was on fire again tonight. 26 possessions from half back is great for anyone, but Smith hurts you more than most, and he cut the Saints open time and again tonight.

    • Roar Guru

      10:41pm
      Tim Miller said | 10:41pm | ! Report

      Predictive Brownlow time!

      Adelaide: R. Laird, one vote.

      When Laird was poleaxed early last week against Geelong, it really set the tone for the Crows’ night. He’s a calming presence down back for the Crows, and he racks up possessions like they’re going out of business. Finished with 34 touches, 85 per cent of which hit the target, and had a few moments of trademark courage as well. All-Australian, anyone?

    • Roar Guru

      10:38pm
      Tim Miller said | 10:38pm | ! Report

      Full time at the Adelaide Oval, and the Adelaide Crows have put a criticism-fuelled week behind them with a confident 57-point victory over a lacklustre St Kilda.

      It was a match that never got to any great heights, with the result virtually decided after Adelaide slammed on five goals to one to open the term. But after a week in which their premiership credentials were thrown into question following a disappointing loss to Geelong, it was nevertheless a strong statement from the Crows- particularly with star on-baller Rory Sloane effectively nullified by Koby Stevens.

      In their losses to North Melbourne, Melbourne and Geelong, Sloane was infamously shut down by taggers, and again he was well below his best with 14 touches, the majority coming from free kicks- but unlike in other weeks, the rest of the midfield picked up the slack.

      Matt Crouch took on the Sloane role of inside accumulator and outside distributor with 29 quality touches, Richard Douglasf finished with 28 of his own, and even big man Sam Jacobs was racking them up, finishing with 25 disposals to go with 37 hit-outs.

      But it was up forward where the Crows were at their most formidable, and it was the sheer weight of stars in their attacking 50 that blew the Saints apart. Captain Jarryn Geary was superb in keeping Eddie Betts quiet despite having to contend with 62 inside-50s, and Jake Carlisle kept Taylor Walker quiet before the Crows’ skipper bagged a few late, but Tom Lynch and Josh Jenkins steppedup to take on most of the goalkicking responsibilities.

      Lynch booted four and Jenkins three- and notably, both could have added one more but for Walker and Betts respectively taking the advantage from free kicks at the top of the goalsquare to add to their own tallies.

      With the Crows’ forward line firing on all cylinders, the Saints’ efforts looked even more patchy by comparison. Particularly in the first half, the Crows were able to stack numbers behind the ball when the Saints attacked, and for the second consecutive game, the Saints managed just seven goals for the match.

      On return after a fortnight in the VFL, Josh Bruce bagged four and gave one off in the final term, and was the only goalscorer for the Saints up until three quarter time- but that was really the problem. Nick Riewoldt can’t come back quickly enough, with Tim Membrey again hardly sighted and Paddy McCartin really struggling to make an impact.

      But as the match petered out, with the Crows coasting through the second half and the Saints kicking four goals in the last quarter to keep the margin in check, there was still a moment to make you smile.

      26-year old first gamer Jonathon Beech, after plying his trade for years in the SANFL, gathered on the half-forward flank in the last quarter, turned, stepped around Dylan Roberton, and drilled the goal from 40 to the delight of the fans, his teammates, and everyone who loves a good footy story.

      And in a frankly quite boring match, that was at least something to remember.

    • Roar Guru

      10:25pm
      Tim Miller said | 10:25pm | ! Report

      Gilbert wide to Sinclair on the wing, he goes down to Bruce, who collects it, and the siren sounds to signal an emphatic Adelaide win.

      Adelaide 16.15 (111)
      St Kilda 7.12 (54)

      FULL TIME

    • Roar Guru

      10:24pm
      Tim Miller said | 10:24pm | ! Report

      GOAL ADELAIDE

      Crows break through again as Milera finds Jenkins in space on the wing, who takes a bounce, runs to 50 and sets it up for Lynch…who wins a dubious free against Ross for a block! Nope, on replay it was there, a clear free. Anyway, Walker poached the ball from the ground, ran in and kicks his third. Tom Lynch entitled to feel a little peeved there I reckon.

      Adelaide 16.15 (111)
      St Kilda 7.12 (54)

      Q4, 0.33 left

    • Roar Guru

      10:22pm
      Tim Miller said | 10:22pm | ! Report

      BEHIND ST KILDA

      Bruce picks up brilliantly on the half-forward line and goes long to Weller one-out with Laird, he can’t mark but gets to the fall of the ball, has a snap…but Laird denies him with a brilliant smother! Super stuff that. Spills to Steven who has a quick snap on the left boot, but it’s offline.

      Adelaide 15.15 (105)
      St Kilda 7.12 (54)

      Q4, 2.28 left

    • Roar Guru

      10:21pm
      Tim Miller said | 10:21pm | ! Report

      Clock running down on this one, and for the Saints, the siren probably can’t sound quickly enough.

    • Roar Guru

      10:20pm
      Tim Miller said | 10:20pm | ! Report

      BEHIND ST KILDA

      Saints win it from the centre and Billings goes long, and Bruce takes a nice mark ahead of Lever! But from 50 out, the distance is too much and he sprays it to the left, just squeezing in a minor score.

      Adelaide 15.15 (105)
      St Kilda 7.11 (53)

      Q4, 4.22 left

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