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    Essendon vs. Adelaide Crows

    Etihad Stadium
    AFL Home and Away August 12, 2017
    Essendon 80, Adelaide Crows 123
    Essendon Adelaide Crows
     G B Pts G B Pts
    Q12214   5333
    Q25434   10666
    Q39761   14993
    Q412880   1815123

    Match result:

    The Adelaide Crows have come away big winners against the Essendon Bombers at Etihad Stadium cruising to a 43-point win.

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    Final score
    Essendon Bombers 12.8.80
    Adelaide Crows 18.15.123

    Match preview:

    The Essendon Bombers face off against ladder leaders the Adelaide Crows in a big game at Etihad Stadium. Join The Roar for live scores and a blog from 7:25pm AEST.

    Essendon comes into the game sitting in eighth spot and clinging onto that final spot in the eight by percentage only.

    Adelaide sit on top with a one-and-a-half-game buffer on the fast-finishing Greater Western Sydney Giants.

    These two teams faced off against one another earlier in the season with the Crows running riot over the Bombers by 65 points at the Adelaide Oval.

    Both sides have been high scoring teams this season – the Crows topping the AFL table with most points, while the Bombers are 3rd.

    The Bombers had to overcome a spirited Carlton side at Etihad Stadium last weekend just getting over the line by eight points, Adelaide meanwhile punished their cross city rivals the Port Adelaide Power cruising with an 84-point smacking.

    With these two high powered offenses going against each other it should be an entertaining game from both teams forwards lines, with Coleman medal contender Joe Daniher down one end and the mercurial forward Eddie Betts looking to run amok, there will be no shortage of highlights in the game.

    The loss of Zach Merrett and Orazio Fantasia from the Bombers team will be hard to overcome and with the Crows going into the game unchanged the Bombers will need big games from their midfield stars.

    After Jobe Watson announced his retirement during the week the Bombers will have added motivation for the remainder of the season.

    Adelaide look to be far too good across the board for the Bombers to challenge, and with two of their shining lights from the season out injured or suspended it will make the game tougher for them.

    The Crows have not had it all their way over the Bombers in recent years and out of their last 5 games the only wins the Crows have managed have been at home.

    Prediction
    Adelaide Crows by 33

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    Events
    Quarter 1
    3' BEHIND - Taylor Walker (Adelaide Crows)
    5' GOAL - Mitch McGovern (Adelaide Crows)
    7' GOAL - Conor McKenna (Essendon)
    8' BEHIND - Rushed (Adelaide Crows)
    14' GOAL - Hugh Greenwood (Adelaide Crows)
    16' BEHIND - David Myers (Essendon)
    17' GOAL - Taylor Walker (Adelaide Crows)
    18' BEHIND - Charlie Cameron (Adelaide Crows)
    19' GOAL - James Stewart (Essendon)
    23' BEHIND - James Stewart (Essendon)
    26' GOAL - Brodie Smith (Adelaide Crows)
    29' GOAL - Richard Douglas (Adelaide Crows)
    Quarter 2
    1' BEHIND - James Stewart (Essendon)
    2' GOAL - Joe Daniher (Essendon)
    5' GOAL - Joe Daniher (Essendon)
    7' BEHIND - James Stewart (Essendon)
    11' GOAL - Joe Daniher (Essendon)
    12' GOAL - Richard Douglas (Adelaide Crows)
    13' BEHIND - Rushed (Adelaide Crows)
    13' GOAL - Tom Lynch (Adelaide Crows)
    21' GOAL - Mitch McGovern (Adelaide Crows)
    24' GOAL - Taylor Walker (Adelaide Crows)
    26' BEHIND - Josh Jenkins (Adelaide Crows)
    26' GOAL - Riley Knight (Adelaide Crows)
    28' BEHIND - Tom Lynch (Adelaide Crows)
    Quarter 3
    3' GOAL - Rory Atkins (Adelaide Crows)
    7' BEHIND - David Mackay (Adelaide Crows)
    10' BEHIND - Anthony McDonald-Tipungwuti (Essendon)
    13' GOAL - David Mackay (Adelaide Crows)
    14' GOAL - Cale Hooker (Essendon)
    17' GOAL - Cale Hooker (Essendon)
    18' GOAL - Jobe Watson (Essendon)
    20' BEHIND - David Zaharakis (Essendon)
    21' BEHIND - Rushed (Essendon)
    23' BEHIND - Riley Knight (Adelaide Crows)
    24' GOAL - Cale Hooker (Essendon)
    27' BEHIND - Taylor Walker (Adelaide Crows)
    29' GOAL - Brodie Smith (Adelaide Crows)
    31' GOAL - Josh Jenkins (Adelaide Crows)
    Quarter 4
    2' BEHIND - Eddie Betts (Adelaide Crows)
    4' BEHIND - Joe Daniher (Essendon)
    6' BEHIND - Rushed (Adelaide Crows)
    8' GOAL - Cale Hooker (Essendon)
    9' GOAL - James Stewart (Essendon)
    11' GOAL - Josh Jenkins (Adelaide Crows)
    15' BEHIND - Hugh Greenwood (Adelaide Crows)
    17' BEHIND - Mitch McGovern (Adelaide Crows)
    19' GOAL - Travis Colyer (Essendon)
    21' GOAL - Josh Jenkins (Adelaide Crows)
    23' BEHIND - Josh Jenkins (Adelaide Crows)
    24' BEHIND - Rushed (Adelaide Crows)
    27' GOAL - Mitch McGovern (Adelaide Crows)
    28' GOAL - Brad Crouch (Adelaide Crows)

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