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    Adelaide Crows vs. Western Bulldogs

    Adelaide Oval
    AFL Home and Away May 18, 2018
    Adelaide Crows 63, Western Bulldogs 26
    Adelaide Crows Western Bulldogs
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    Q23321   1713
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    Q49963   21426

    The Adelaide Crows welcome the Western Bulldogs to the Adelaide Oval, with the home side looking to bounce back after last week’s Showdown loss. Join The Roar for live scores and a blog of the match from 7:50pm (AEST).

    It would have been a tough week for the Crows, Mitch McGovern having seemingly won them the Showdown with his converted set shot, only for Steven Motlop to go up the other end and snatch the win for the Power in the dying seconds.

    It was four points that definitely got away from them, especially when you consider they had the lead before Robbie Gray put in one of those special performances you see once in a lifetime.

    But Don Pyke’s group have overcome adversity already this season, arguably in more difficult circumstances, so one should expect them to be back to their best this weekend.

    They do have some injury concerns, but they seem to find ways to cover the absence of certain individuals, so it shouldn’t have too big of an impact, especially being at home.

    In team news for the Crows, Sam Gibson will make his Adelaide debut after coming across from the North Melbourne Kangaroos. Darcy Fogarty, Lachlan Murphy and Kyle Hartigan also come into the side.

    Luke Brown (adductor), Matt Crouch (hamstring), Taylor Walker (glute) and McGovern (ankle) are all out.

    As for the Western Bulldogs, it was a hard fought-win against the Brisbane Lions last week. There was nothing pretty about it, but they got the job done.

    The senior players are starting to get some continuity, leading from the front – as you would expect. Jack Macrae led the way with an incredible 47 disposals against the Lions, and Marcus Bontempelli proved clinical, kicking four goals.

    In team news, Dogs captain Easton Wood, Jackson Trengove and Jordan Roughead all return, while Aaron Naughton (ankle), while Mitch Honeychurch and Lewis Young have been omitted.

    Prediction
    This is a different Bulldogs side to the one that won the flag back in 2016, and it’s also so young. They’ll learn from this game, but won’t get any premiership points from it.

    The Crows by 33.

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    Events
    Quarter 1
    2' GOAL - Eddie Betts (Adelaide Crows)
    12' BEHIND - Josh Dunkley (Western Bulldogs)
    17' BEHIND - Tom Lynch (Adelaide Crows)
    22' BEHIND - Ed Richards (Western Bulldogs)
    22' BEHIND - Jason Johannisen (Western Bulldogs)
    26' GOAL - Darcy Fogarty (Adelaide Crows)
    28' GOAL - Tom Lynch (Adelaide Crows)
    Quarter 2
    1' BEHIND - Patrick Lipinski (Western Bulldogs)
    9' BEHIND - Jason Johannisen (Western Bulldogs)
    11' BEHIND - Paul Seedsman (Adelaide Crows)
    14' BEHIND - Rushed (Adelaide Crows)
    15' GOAL - Lukas Webb (Western Bulldogs)
    21' BEHIND - Lachie Hunter (Western Bulldogs)
    22' BEHIND - Lukas Webb (Western Bulldogs)
    Quarter 3
    1' BEHIND - Rushed (Adelaide Crows)
    3' GOAL - Myles Poholke (Adelaide Crows)
    8' BEHIND - Rushed (Western Bulldogs)
    11' BEHIND - Paul Seedsman (Adelaide Crows)
    13' BEHIND - Bryce Gibbs (Adelaide Crows)
    15' GOAL - Eddie Betts (Adelaide Crows)
    17' BEHIND - Jason Johannisen (Western Bulldogs)
    25' GOAL - Lachlan Murphy (Adelaide Crows)
    27' BEHIND - Rushed (Western Bulldogs)
    Quarter 4
    1' GOAL - Josh Jenkins (Adelaide Crows)
    7' GOAL - Matthew Suckling (Western Bulldogs)
    10' BEHIND - Billy Gowers (Western Bulldogs)
    12' BEHIND - Jordan Gallucci (Adelaide Crows)
    13' BEHIND - Rushed (Adelaide Crows)
    18' GOAL - Eddie Betts (Adelaide Crows)
    21' GOAL - Eddie Betts (Adelaide Crows)
    22' BEHIND - Rushed (Western Bulldogs)
    23' BEHIND - Matthew Suckling (Western Bulldogs)
    24' BEHIND - Rushed (Western Bulldogs)
    29' BEHIND - Lachlan Murphy (Adelaide Crows)

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    • Roar Guru

      10:51pm
      mds1970 said | 10:51pm | ! Report

      For those of you who like numerology:

      At three quarter time, the Western Bulldogs were 1.10.16.
      The date of their last Grand Final win was also 1.10.16.

      • Roar Guru

        10:58pm
        XI said | 10:58pm | ! Report

        I mean, this requires a tinfoil hat to be truly appreciated

    • 10:24pm
      Kane said | 10:24pm | ! Report

      2 goals in a game of footy, what a sad and tragic football club this is.

      • Roar Guru

        6:33am
        Cat said | 6:33am | ! Report

        Daughters of the West could kick a bigger score.

    • Roar Guru

      10:23pm
      Lachlan Ballingall said | 10:23pm | ! Report

      Cheers for joining me tonight everyone, I hope you enjoyed the call!

    • Roar Guru

      10:23pm
      Lachlan Ballingall said | 10:23pm | ! Report

      Thoughts on that Roarers?

      • Roar Rookie

        10:40pm
        Michael Pallaris said | 10:40pm | ! Report

        Thanks for the call, Lachlan! It was quite a scrappy game to watch! I thought that the Bulldogs played better than the scoreboard suggests. However, they really have to improve their goal-kicking accuracy. Crows did well, considering their injury woes.

    • Roar Guru

      10:23pm
      Lachlan Ballingall said | 10:23pm | ! Report

      Full Time
      Eddie Betts the difference in the end kicking four goals in the wet. The Western Bulldogs were good in patches, but just weren’t clinical enough going forward.

      Adelaide Crows: 9.9 (63)
      Western Bulldogs: 2.14 (26)

    • Roar Guru

      10:20pm
      Lachlan Ballingall said | 10:20pm | ! Report

      Behind
      01.20 – Minor for the Crows.

      Adelaide Crows: 9.9 (63)
      Western Bulldogs: 2.14 (26)

    • Roar Guru

      10:16pm
      Lachlan Ballingall said | 10:16pm | ! Report

      Behind
      04.11 – Minor for the Dogs, again. Been a few of those.

      Adelaide Crows: 9.8 (62)
      Western Bulldogs: 2.14 (26)

    • Roar Guru

      10:15pm
      Lachlan Ballingall said | 10:15pm | ! Report

      Behind
      04.42 – Minor for the Dogs, again.

      Adelaide Crows: 9.8 (62)
      Western Bulldogs: 2.13 (25)

    • Roar Guru

      10:13pm
      Lachlan Ballingall said | 10:13pm | ! Report

      Behind
      05.45 – Minor for the Dogs.

      Adelaide Crows: 9.8 (62)
      Western Bulldogs: 2.12 (24)

    • Roar Guru

      10:12pm
      Lachlan Ballingall said | 10:12pm | ! Report

      Goal
      06.19 – Betts marks and should kick his fourth. He goes back and converts!

      Adelaide Crows: 9.8 (62)
      Western Bulldogs: 2.11 (23)

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