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West Coast Eagles
West Coast Eagles
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Another super Saturday of AFL continues with a twilight match between the Adelaide Crows and the West Coast Eagles at Adelaide Oval. Join The Roar for all of the action in Sir Douglas Nicholls round, this match starting at 4:35pm AEST.
A late comeback was not enough for the Adelaide Crows last Saturday, falling to the Lions in Brisbane by one-point.
In their first loss to Brisbane since 2012, the Crows struggled to find their rhythm through the match, but were bold in the final 20 minutes to pull the once 26-point margin back.
West Coast devasted a valiant Melbourne side last Friday night, dominating the final term kicking six goals to one and finishing with a 16-point win.
Average through the first three-terms, West Coast kicked it up a notch in the final 30-minutes, running several brilliant passages which included a Liam Ryan Mark of the Year nomination, on the back of Demons’ ruckman Max Gawn.
At selection, both teams made a couple of changes.
Adelaide surprised many onlookers this week by dropping Bryce Gibbs, coach Don Pyke citing consistency as Gibbs’ issue at the moment.
The midfielder, who has played at half-back to start season 2019, did well in some areas last week but needs to perform across all three phases of the Crows’ game if he wants to line up in the best 22.
Tom Lynch was ruled out on Friday with a low-level hamstring strain, sustained during training.
Wayne Milera and Paul Seedsman come into the side.
Seedsman returned from a knee injury in the SANFL last weekend and topped the disposal count.
West Coast have been forced to make three changes to their 22 for this weekend’s trip to Adelaide.
Lewis Jetta will miss with suspension, offered a one-match ban for a sling tackle on Melbourne’s Tim Smith.
Daniel Venables (concussion) and Tom Hickey (ankle) were also unavailable at selection due to injury.
Will Schofield will return after missing a week for a heavy knock, while defender Jackson Nelson and young forward Jake Waterman will join him in the side to face the Crows.
Round 15, 2018 is the last time these two met. At Adelaide Oval, the Crows fought their way back from a 27-point deficit to run out 10-point winners in the final term.
West Coast are on a run, that might just come undone at the Adelaide Oval.
The Crows will want to bounce back from their close loss to the Lions and keep themselves in the top-eight.
Adelaide by 19 points
Where: Adelaide Oval, Adelaide
When: 4:35pm AEST
TV: Fox Footy, AFL app, Kayo Sports
Betting: Adelaide $1.57, West Coast $2.30
B: Alex Keath, Daniel Talia, Luke Brown
HB: Jake Kelly, Kyle Hartigan, Rory Laird
C: Brodie Smith, Brad Crouch, Wayne Milera
HF: Lachlan Murphy, Taylor Walker, Paul Seedsman
F: Hugh Greenwood, Elliott Himmelberg, Eddie Betts
Foll: Reilly O’Brien, Rory Sloane, Chayce Jones
I/C: Jordan Gallucci, David Mackay, Rory Atkins, Cameron Ellis-Yolmen
West Coast Eagles
B: Shannon Hurn, Will Schofield, Brad Sheppard
HB: Liam Duggan, Jeremy McGovern, Tom Cole
C: Dom Sheed, Elliot Yeo, Mark Hutchings
HF: Jack Redden, Jack Darling, Willie Rioli
F: Liam Ryan, Josh J. Kennedy, Jamie Cripps
Foll: Nathan Vardy, Luke Shuey, Andrew Gaff
I/C: Jake Waterman, Oscar Allen, Jack Petruccelle, Jackson Nelson