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Adelaide Crows vs Port Adelaide Power: AFL live scores, blog

4th August, 2018

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Adelaide Crows vs. Port Adelaide

Adelaide Oval
AFL Home and Away August 4, 2018
Adelaide Crows 96, Port Adelaide 93
Adelaide Crows Port Adelaide
 G B Pts G B Pts
Q15333   5333
Q27850   9559
Q391468   10969
Q4131896   14993
Where: Adelaide Oval
When: 4:35pm AEST
TV: Seven (SA only), Fox Footy
Betting: Adelaide Crows $2.10, Port Adelaide Power $1.74

Adelaide Crows
B Wayne Milera, Daniel Talia, Luke Brown
HB Brodie Smith, Alex Keath, Rory Laird
C Rory Atkins, Cameron Ellis-Yolmen, Bryce Gibbs
HF Lachlan Murphy, Taylor Walker, Jordan Gallucci
F Hugh Greenwood, Josh Jenkins, Eddie Betts
FOL Sam Jacobs, Matt Crouch, Rory Sloane
I/C Riley Knight, David Mackay, Tom Lynch, Tom Doedee

Port Adelaide Power
B Jack Hombsch, Tom Clurey, Dan Houston
HB Jasper Pittard, Tom Jonas, Darcy Byrne-Jones
C Steven Motlop, Ollie Wines, Jared Polec
HF Travis Boak, Justin Westhoff, Chad Wingard
F Tom Rockliff, Charlie Dixon, Robbie Gray
FOL Paddy Ryder, Sam Powell-Pepper, Brad Ebert
I/C Riley Bonner, Jack Watts, Jarrod Lienert, Kane Farrell
Rory Laird of the Crows celebrates scoring a goal during the Round 20 AFL match between the Adelaide Crows and the Port Adelaide Power at Adelaide Oval in Adelaide, Sunday, August 6, 2017. (AAP Image/David Mariuz)
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Match result:

The Adelaide Crows defeated the Port Adelaide Power by three points at the Adelaide Oval on Saturday afternoon.

» Click here to read the full match report

Final score
Adelaide Crows 13.18.96
Port Adelaide Power 14.9.93

Match preview:

The top-four hopes of Port Adelaide heavily lay on another highly anticipated showdown between the Adelaide Crows and Port Adelaide Power. Join The Roar for live scores and blog of the encounter, starting from 4:35pm AEST.

The respective seasons of the Crows and Power have taken divergent paths to this point.

Adelaide entered 2018 with high expectations and equal amounts of anticipation. Following their demolition of Richmond in round two, the Crows looked ominous. However, the wheels quickly fell off.

A 5-point loss the last time these two met – in Round 8 – ignited an almighty dip in form. Injuries to key players and pervasive form slumps blunted their recognisable potency.

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Recent wins against Geelong and West Coast have indicated the Crows are recovering elements of their formidable selves.

However, the Crows midfield is yet to return to their lofty standards. Over the last three weeks, the Crows have unsustainably lost the clearance count by an average of 15 clearances per game.

In contrast, the Power appears to be comfortably placed inside the top-eight and with a good chance of assuring a double chance come September.

However, a gutsy win against the Bulldogs at the inhospitable MARS Stadium last week only temporarily halted the questions on their top-eight merits.

The Power have the second-worst percentage in the top-eight and are only the 13th offensive team in the competition, highlighting their issues.

Port Adelaide has one of the most challenging runs homes in the competition. The showdown is followed by matches against West Coast, Collingwood, and Essendon.

Paddy Ryder is Port Adelaide’s most important player, and his fitness has been a question all season. If he can stay fit throughout the rest of the season, Port Adelaide is an excellent chance of pushing deep into September.

The contest between Charlie Dixon and Daniel Talia will have a massive impact on the match. Dixon is undoubtedly the Power’s most potent forward target, and if Talia can neutralise his influence, the Power may struggle to kick a winning score. Conversely, if Dixon can get on top of that contest, he could single-handedly kick Port to victory.

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Join The Roar for live scores and blog of the match between the Adelaide Crows and Port Adelaide Power in Round 18 of the 2018 AFL Season at the Adelaide on Saturday twilight, starting from 4:35pm AEST.