Four goals to Eddie Betts – including one on the final siren – set up the win with Rory Atkins and Josh Jenkins kicking three goals each among 11 different goalkickers.
The Giants led by as much as 19 points early in the second term but were overrun as the Crows went on to deliver 65 inside 50s to the Giants’ 48.
Zac Williams, Josh Kelly and Tom Scully stood up for the Giants while Jeremy Cameron kicked four goals in a disappointing loss to the travelling side.
Three goals to Devon Smith in the third quarter gave the Giants a glimmer of hope as they trailed by 31 at the final change, but the Giants ran out of legs from there on.
Both teams used up all interchange rotations as the match was soured by a possible concussion injury to Mitch McGovern in the final quarter. The heavy knock to the head left him in the changerooms and not returning to the field.
With just one match to go for Round 1, it looks likely that the Crows will take top spot on the ladder as the Giants sink to the bottom for the first time since their inaugural years.
Adelaide Crows 22.15.147
GWS Giants 14.7.91
Sydney Swans’ Jordan Dawson has informed Adelaide of his desire to join the Crows during the upcoming trade period, Adelaide said in a statement on Tuesday. “The Crows will now work with Sydney to finalise a deal to secure the South Australian who has played 64 games since being drafted with Pick No.56 in 2015,” […]
With news out of Sydney that young gun Jordan Dawson has rejected a long-term deal to stay with the Swans in favour of a return to South Australia, the footy world’s attention shifts from the ifs to the wheres and the hows.