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The Lions started off well enough and led by 11 points at one stage in the first term. From the moment Adelaide kicked back to back goals in the first quarter however, the Crows simply blitz the Lions en route to a 105 point victory.
Walker finished with six goals. Betts and Dangerfield and Crouch were very good.
The Lions with far too many schoolboy errors and they payed the price against a legitimate finals contender.
Lions still with a massive amount of improving to do.
Lions 9.9 (63)
Crows 25.18 (168)
The Adelaide Crows travel to the Gabba knowing that anything but a win against the Brisbane Lions could spell the end of their finals aspirations. Join The Roar for live scores and commentary from 1:10pm (AEST).
Despite sitting 15th on the AFL ladder, the match-up against the Lions is a real danger game for the Crows. Brisbane are a team on the rise and are coming off a good win over the Demons last week away from home.
The Lions certainly have plenty of rising stars coming in through the ranks and they will certainly ask questions of a Crows side coming off a tough defeat to the Eagles at home.
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The defeat to West Coast at Adelaide Oval was a big blow to the Crows hopes of making the finals. It was a game they were expected to win after defeating Collingwood at the MCG just a week earlier.
Instead, the Eagles turned up ready to play and managed to pull off a big upset much to the despair of the home crowd.
With finals spots still up for grabs however, the Crows simply have to move on and show up with their best form against Brisbane.
That could be easier said than done at the Gabba.
The Crows are going to have to keep Daniel McStay quite. He is just one of the many promising youngsters that could cause problems for Adelaide this afternoon.
McStay is coming off a strong three goal effort against Melbourne in just his fifth game in the AFL and possesses the confidence necessary to trouble Adelaide’s defence inside 50.
Lions ruckman Stefan Martin is another young player in good form and certainly one that needs to be kept quiet if the Crows are to win comfortably.
In attack, the Crows will be relying on Eddie Betts and Patrick Dangerfield to ignite Adelaide’s offensive. If these two players are allowed to dominate, Adelaide should win in a close one.
Crows by 10.
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