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  • Adelaide Crows v Geelong Cats
  • Round 7 - 12:45 ACST, May 12, 2012
  • AAMI Stadium
  • 17° Shower or two clearing.
2nd
6th
  • Goals 19
  • Behinds 8
  • Total 122

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  • Goals 10
  • Behinds 12
  • Total 72

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Adelaide Crows

  • Q1
    6.3
    (39)
  • Q2
    14.5
    (89)
  • Q3
    17.7
    (109)
  • Q4
    19.8
    (122)
  • Q1
    3.2
    (20)
  • Q2
    4.2
    (26)
  • Q3
    6.8
    (44)
  • Q4
    10.12
    (72)

Geelong Cats

Stats

  • 371
  • 230
  • 141
  • 19
  • 43
  • 13
  • 30
  • 47
  • 14
  • 148
  • 65
  • 48
  • 0
  • Disposals
  • Kicks
  • Handballs
  • Free Kicks
  • Clearances
  • Centre
  • Stoppages
  • Inside 50
  • Marks in 50
  • Contested Possessions
  • Tackles
  • Hit-Outs
  • Interchanges
  • 360
  • 190
  • 170
  • 13
  • 33
  • 15
  • 18
  • 54
  • 10
  • 126
  • 58
  • 36
  • 0

Match  Feed

  • Q4 30:15

    The final siren sounds with the Adelaide Crows announcing themselves to the AFL world as a genuine flag contender. They were too good for the reigning premiers, winning by 50 points.

  • Q4 29:50

    BEHIND CATSJohnson kicks around the corner from the throw in, but he misses to the right.

  • Q4 28:00

    GOAL CATSThe Cats are paid the free kick at the centre bounce. Advantage is paid which sees Selwood get onto the end of it 50 metres out and the goal umpire does not move.

  • Q4 26:30

    The Crows keep tackling right to the end. They are playing with confidence and face Carlton, Collingwood and Fremantle in their next three matches. They would have to fancy their chances.

  • Q4 24:40

    BEHIND CATSWest tries one from distance, but he misses to the left.

  • Q4 22:00

    With over five minutes remaining a couple of late Crows goals would be a nice take away as many fans rush from the footy to the race track to witness Black Caviar winning its 21st race.

  • Q4 19:40

    BEHIND CATSByrnes is paid the free kick only 15 metres out. The Crows fans aren't happy but their mood quickly changes with Byrnes missing a sitter.

  • Q4 16:00

    GOAL CROWSPetrenko demonstrates one of the state's native kicks to perfection. It was a beautiful banana kick or checkside - call it what you want! The end result was a beauty!

  • Q4 15:10

    GOAL CATSJohnson is slung as he kicks it. Ball spills free where Chapman runs onto it and kicks the goal. ats adding respectability to the scoreboard.

  • Q4 12:00

    GOAL CROWSLyons marks inside 50 and slots it through for another goal to the Crows. They lead by 59 points.

  • Q4 10:00

    GOAL CATSDuncan marks it out near the boundary. He has a discussion with the umpires about the angle then kicks the goal anyway.

  • Q4 09:10

    The sting seems to have gone out of the Adelaide Crows' tail after three superb quarters.

  • Q4 06:10

    BEHIND CROWSJacobs is held by Taylor but his shot from the resulting free kick hits the post.

  • Q4 04:40

    GOAL CATSGeelong have made a good start to the final quarter with Stringer kicking the goal from outside 50.

  • Q4 01:20

    BEHIND CATSPodsiadly marks 45 mtres out, but his shot starts left and stays there.

  • Q4 00:40

    The players subbed out are Henderson and Gillies.

  • Q4 00:01

    The final quarter is underway.

  • Q3 29:40

    This game is all over at three quarter time with the Crows leading by 65 points.

  • Q3 28:30

    BEHIND CATSA good move by the Cats is marked by Motlop 40 metres out, but his shot can only make the home fans happier with the ball slamming into the post.

  • Q3 26:30

    BEHIND CATSRutten rushes over Motlop's attempt at goal with the Crows not giving anything away.

  • Q3 25:00

    Byrnes on as sub for the Cats.

  • Q3 24:20

    GOAL CROWSIt all comes undone in defence for the Cats. Wright brings it back left to kick another Crows goal. They lead by 67 points.

  • Q3 23:50

    BEHIND CROWSPetrenko gets close to the man on the mark, with the kick missing to the left.

  • Q3 21:50

    GOAL CATSGillies back on the ground, handballs to Christensen who runs in and kicks the goal. Silence at AAMI Stadium with the Crows' lead cut back to 10 goals.

  • Q3 18:00

    Lyons on as sub for the Crows.

  • Q3 15:30

    BEHIND CATSMackie marks 35 metres out, but his shot at goal is a shocker. Sneaks in for a point.

  • Q3 14:40

    BEHIND CATSHawkins misses to the near side with a checkside attempt.

  • Q3 13:20

    GOAL CROWSDangerfield gives it to Porplyzia who slams it through. It's all Adelaide here as they announce themselves as a very serious threat and doing so in front of the reigning premiers.

  • Q3 12:10

    Gillies helped off the field with an ankle or knee injury.

  • Q3 11:30

    BEHIND CROWSAmazing effort by Lonergan throwing himself at Walker's boot to get his hand there first for the rushed behind.

  • Q3 09:30

    GOAL CROWSWalker goes out wide to Doughty who does not make the goal umpire move with his shot from the boundary. Beautiful football boot, Beautiful kick!

  • Q3 07:00

    The Crows have been steady to start the third quarter. Not as dominant as the first half but still holding their own.

  • Q3 04:30

    BEHIND CATSJohnson runs in, 40 metres out and doesn't make the distance. His kick is rushed through for a behind.

  • Q3 02:00

    GOAL CATSTippett concedes the 50 metre penalty gifting Duncan an easy goal from 12 metres out.

  • Q3 01:00

    BEHIND CATSGeelong have a chance here through Chapman to kick the first goal of the quarter. WHen things are going the Cats' way he kicks these. On this occasion he misses to the left.

  • Q3 00:01

    The third quarter is underway.

  • Q2 33:30

    The siren sounds to end the first half with the Crows kicking 14 goals to 4 to lead by 63 points at halftime.

  • Q2 32:00

    GOAL CROWSTippett has his arms chopped then paid a 50 metre penalty. He run to the square with the Geelong defence asleep. Tippett kicks the goal without a man on the mark.

  • Q2 27:00

    This has been an outstanding performance by the Adelaide Crows in the first half. Not sure that anyone would have seen this coming. The reigning premiers look second rate.

  • Q2 24:20

    GOAL CROWSNot sure who the Crows are playing. They are dressed in Geelong colours but they are playing very un-Geelong like as van Berlo strolls in to kick his second. Crows lead by 51 points.

  • Q2 22:00

    BEHIND CROWSWalker misses his first shot in two weeks with a snap that just misses to the left.

  • Q2 20:00

    GOAL CROWSMackay has it inside 50 and will take the shot. From 45 metres out he kicks the goal - That's 8 from set shots today. The Crows lead by 44 points!

  • Q2 18:00

    Henderson has gone straight down the race with a leg injury.

  • Q2 16:00

    GOAL CROWSA stoke of luck for the Crows with Walker's kick from 50 metres out deemed to have been touched over the line rather than inside the field of play. Walker has 3 and the Crows lead by 38.

  • Q2 14:20

    GOAL CROWSWalker immediately pulls the goal back and returns the Crows to a 32 point lead after being paid the free kick for being held without it.

  • Q2 13:00

    GOAL CATSSelwood takes full responsibility as Skipper and kicks a very good solo goal. Crows fans left stunned.

  • Q2 09:30

    BEHIND CROWSJohncock off a standing start misses to the left.

  • Q2 07:30

    It has been a very good start by the Crows and you sense Geelong really need the next goal.

  • Q2 05:20

    GOAL CROWSJenkins with a brilliant tap out the back to Johncock who runs in and kicks his second goal. The Crows are leading by 31 points.

  • Q2 02:20

    GOAL CROWSGuthrie tries to handball it through for a rushed behind, but Johncock bursts through and intercepts it by kicking it off the ground for a goal.

  • Q2 00:01

    The second quarter is underway.

  • Q1 29:40

    The siren sounds for quarter time with the Crows holding a 19 point margin.

  • Q1 28:40

    GOAL CATSHawkins pulls down the big grab. He turns and handballs to Christensen who runs in and kicks the goal. It's back down to 19 points with that goal.

  • Q1 25:30

    BEHIND CROWSTippett has been involved in everything and he marks 40 metres out. His shot from 45 metres starts left and stays there.

  • Q1 23:30

    GOAL CROWSTippett marks on 50 and moves it on quickly. Jenkins, the first gamer, marks it on the goal line and he kicks the goal. The Crows are on fire here and they lead by 24 points.

  • Q1 21:30

    GOAL CROWSTippett tries to crash through, but it spills to Thompson and he finishes it off. The Crows lead by 18 points.

  • Q1 19:40

    GOAL CROWSvan Berlo marks and cops a clip to the ear but he doesn't get the 50 metre penalty. It's not needed anyway as van Berlo produces a beautiful finish from the 50.

  • Q1 19:20

    BEHIND CROWSSloane is the beneficiary of a free kick paid against the Cats for a throw. But from 25 metres out his kick starts left and doesn't back enough.

  • Q1 18:30

    Walker has kicked 21 goals this season and leads the race for the Coleman Medal.

  • Q1 17:00

    GOAL CROWSTaylor Walker does what the other Taylor, of the Hunt variety couldn't do a few minutes earlier. His shot at goal generating a goal with the Crows taking the lead once again.

  • Q1 15:00

    Crows have been moving the ball directly and with purpose and the Geelong defence will be tested today without Scarlett.

  • Q1 14:30

    BEHIND CATSTaylor Hunt's shot from 35 metres out drifts left for a behind.

  • Q1 13:00

    Geelong patiently moving the ball around, waiting for a break to move the ball forward.

  • Q1 12:30

    BEHIND CROWSJohncock's quickfire shot misses and levels the scores.

  • Q1 10:00

    GOAL CATSPodsiadly is sandwiched in between two Crows and is paid the free kick. Unsure what that was for but it doesn't bother Podsiadly who kicks his first.

  • Q1 08:20

    GOAL CROWSPetrenko marks inside 50 running into space. Petrenko's kick looks wobbly off the boot, but it does the job. Crows lead by 5 points.

  • Q1 07:30

    Johncock has made a good start for the Crows.

  • Q1 04:30

    GOAL CATSGeelong win it through the middle and some quick movement sees Duncan in prime position to take the mark. From 20 metres out he kicks the Cats' first and they lead by 1 point.

  • Q1 03:00

    GOAL CROWSTippett outmarks his opponent and marks 20 metres out. He slots it through for the first goal of the match. He looks set for a big day with Harley's absence.

  • Q1 01:40

    BEHIND CATSJohnson's set shot at goal is punched through for a rushed behind.

  • Q1 00:01

    We are off and underway in Adelaide.

  • Q1 00:00

    Lyons and Byrnes are the subs this afternoon.

  • Q1 00:00

    Two late changes for the Cats with Byrnes and Gillies replacing Scarlett and Bartel.

  • Q1 00:00

    Welcome to AAMI Stadium for Adelaide vs Geelong.

Adelaide Crows

Player K H D M HO FF FA T G B AF
1 Scott Thompson 21 13 34 6 0 3 2 7 1 0 138
2 Michael Doughty 11 11 22 8 0 2 0 3 1 0 99
3 Nathan van Berlo 17 2 19 4 0 0 2 6 2 0 97
4 Taylor Walker 11 5 16 7 0 1 1 4 3 1 97
5 Rory Sloane 16 10 26 6 0 1 0 2 0 1 96
6 Brent Reilly 15 10 25 9 0 0 0 1 0 0 96
7 Matthew Jaensch 15 7 22 7 0 0 1 3 1 0 95
8 Kurt Tippett 11 5 16 6 11 5 1 2 2 1 95
9 Sam Jacobs 7 8 15 4 27 1 0 1 0 1 82
10 Patrick Dangerfield 14 6 20 3 1 1 1 5 0 0 82
11 Graham Johncock 13 3 16 4 0 1 1 3 2 2 81
12 Jason Porplyzia 13 6 19 2 0 0 0 4 1 0 79
13 Jared Petrenko 9 6 15 5 0 0 0 3 2 1 79
14 David Mackay 8 9 17 2 1 1 1 3 1 0 65
15 Matthew Wright 8 7 15 3 0 0 2 4 1 0 63
16 Ian Callinan 10 7 17 1 0 0 0 3 0 0 59
17 Brodie Smith 8 8 16 3 0 0 0 2 0 0 57
18 Josh Jenkins 5 2 7 4 8 1 0 2 1 0 54
19 Ben Rutten 6 5 11 4 0 2 0 1 0 0 46
20 Jarryd Lyons 4 5 9 3 0 0 0 2 1 0 45
21 Ricky Henderson 6 4 10 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 33
22 Daniel Talia 2 2 4 1 0 0 1 3 0 0 22

Geelong Cats

Player K H D M HO FF FA T G B AF
1 James Kelly 17 10 27 4 0 1 1 9 0 0 117
2 Joel Selwood 9 20 29 4 1 1 1 5 2 0 110
3 Mitch Duncan 17 4 21 10 0 0 1 1 3 0 108
4 Paul Chapman 14 10 24 5 0 3 0 5 1 1 107
5 Steve Johnson 16 9 25 5 0 1 0 4 0 1 99
6 Joel Corey 11 12 23 6 2 1 1 2 0 0 83
7 Andrew Mackie 14 6 20 8 0 1 2 1 0 1 78
8 Billie Smedts 13 4 17 6 0 0 0 3 0 0 77
9 Allen Christensen 5 12 17 0 0 1 0 4 2 0 68
10 Trent West 5 7 12 3 28 0 1 1 0 1 68
11 Josh Hunt 10 8 18 4 0 0 0 2 0 0 66
12 Taylor Hunt 6 10 16 4 0 1 1 4 0 1 65
13 Corey Enright 7 10 17 5 0 0 0 2 0 0 64
14 James Podsiadly 5 6 11 4 0 1 1 4 1 1 60
15 Tom J. Hawkins 4 4 8 5 4 0 0 3 0 1 52
16 Harry Taylor 5 9 14 5 1 0 5 3 0 0 46
17 Steven Motlop 8 5 13 2 0 0 1 2 0 1 46
18 Jesse Stringer 6 7 13 2 0 0 0 0 1 0 44
19 Tom Lonergan 5 6 11 4 0 1 1 0 0 0 37
20 Tom Gillies 6 4 10 3 0 0 1 1 0 0 36
21 Shannon Byrnes 3 3 6 4 0 1 1 1 0 1 30
22 Cameron Guthrie 4 4 8 2 0 0 1 1 0 0 27

Adelaide Crows

Player No. K H D CP UP DE% CLG M CM M50 HO CLR CC ST R50 FF FA T 1PC Bo i50 G B GA G% TG% AF
1 Scott Thompson 5 21 13 34 21 14 67 4 6 0 0 0 13 6 7 4 3 2 7 2 0 6 1 0 2 100 87 138
2 Michael Doughty 11 11 11 22 6 19 90 0 8 1 0 0 0 0 0 4 2 0 3 2 0 3 1 0 2 100 87 99
3 Nathan van Berlo 7 17 2 19 1 16 68 3 4 0 2 0 0 0 0 1 0 2 6 0 0 4 2 0 1 100 87 97
4 Taylor Walker 13 11 5 16 10 6 75 1 7 3 3 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 4 4 0 2 3 1 1 75 92 97
5 Rory Sloane 9 16 10 26 9 17 84 0 6 1 0 0 3 0 3 3 1 0 2 2 1 4 0 1 0 0 80 96
6 Brent Reilly 3 15 10 25 9 16 84 0 9 0 0 0 1 0 1 3 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 88 96
7 Matthew Jaensch 10 15 7 22 2 18 86 3 7 0 1 0 1 0 1 4 0 1 3 3 5 3 1 0 0 100 85 95
8 Kurt Tippett 4 11 5 16 11 7 81 2 6 3 3 11 1 0 1 0 5 1 2 4 0 5 2 1 0 66 93 95
9 Sam Jacobs 24 7 8 15 9 7 53 1 4 4 0 27 1 1 0 0 1 0 1 2 0 1 0 1 1 0 87 82
10 Patrick Dangerfield 32 14 6 20 15 5 50 1 3 1 0 1 8 4 4 3 1 1 5 2 2 4 0 0 1 0 83 82
11 Graham Johncock 18 13 3 16 5 8 75 2 4 0 0 0 3 0 3 1 1 1 3 1 0 3 2 2 0 50 87 81
12 Jason Porplyzia 40 13 6 19 5 12 68 1 2 0 0 0 5 2 3 1 0 0 4 0 0 2 1 0 2 100 87 79
13 Jared Petrenko 23 9 6 15 8 6 40 2 5 0 2 0 2 0 2 2 0 0 3 1 0 2 2 1 1 66 81 79
14 David Mackay 14 8 9 17 7 9 94 1 2 1 1 1 2 0 2 1 1 1 3 0 0 1 1 0 0 100 85 65
15 Matthew Wright 47 8 7 15 4 9 60 5 3 0 0 0 1 0 1 2 0 2 4 0 0 0 1 0 0 100 88 63
16 Ian Callinan 37 10 7 17 5 9 94 0 1 0 0 0 2 0 2 1 0 0 3 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 76 59
17 Brodie Smith 33 8 8 16 4 13 62 2 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 2 1 2 1 0 0 0 0 86 57
18 Josh Jenkins 20 5 2 7 4 4 71 0 4 2 1 8 0 0 0 0 1 0 2 3 0 2 1 0 1 100 82 54
19 Ben Rutten 25 6 5 11 6 4 90 1 4 1 0 0 0 0 0 2 2 0 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 94 46
20 Jarryd Lyons 31 4 5 9 3 6 66 2 3 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 1 1 0 0 100 39 45
21 Ricky Henderson 45 6 4 10 3 5 90 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 0 1 1 0 1 0 0 1 0 36 33
22 Daniel Talia 12 2 2 4 1 2 75 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 1 3 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 92 22

Geelong Cats

Player No. K H D CP UP DE% CLG M CM M50 HO CLR CC ST R50 FF FA T 1PC Bo i50 G B GA G% TG% AF
1 James Kelly 9 17 10 27 9 18 63 4 4 0 0 0 2 1 1 2 1 1 9 3 0 6 0 0 0 0 87 117
2 Joel Selwood 14 9 20 29 12 16 75 2 4 0 0 1 10 5 5 0 1 1 5 3 0 2 2 0 0 100 89 110
3 Mitch Duncan 22 17 4 21 3 17 57 3 10 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 2 0 5 3 0 0 100 85 108
4 Paul Chapman 35 14 10 24 10 15 87 1 5 1 1 0 3 1 2 2 3 0 5 2 0 5 1 1 0 50 91 107
5 Steve Johnson 20 16 9 25 10 14 60 1 5 2 1 0 4 0 4 0 1 0 4 0 0 7 0 1 1 0 86 99
6 Joel Corey 11 11 12 23 10 12 78 3 6 0 0 2 5 3 2 2 1 1 2 1 0 3 0 0 1 0 82 83
7 Andrew Mackie 4 14 6 20 5 16 90 4 8 0 1 0 1 1 0 2 1 2 1 4 2 4 0 1 0 0 91 78
8 Billie Smedts 2 13 4 17 2 16 70 0 6 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 3 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 80 77
9 Allen Christensen 28 5 12 17 11 6 64 2 0 0 0 0 3 1 2 2 1 0 4 1 1 1 2 0 0 100 58 68
10 Trent West 12 5 7 12 3 9 66 2 3 0 0 28 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 2 0 3 0 1 1 0 86 68
11 Josh Hunt 8 10 8 18 5 13 94 0 4 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 1 0 3 0 0 1 0 85 66
12 Taylor Hunt 19 6 10 16 8 9 62 2 4 0 1 0 2 1 1 3 1 1 4 0 1 4 0 1 0 0 87 65
13 Corey Enright 44 7 10 17 6 11 82 0 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 2 4 0 1 0 0 0 0 85 64
14 James Podsiadly 31 5 6 11 5 6 54 4 4 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 1 4 3 0 1 1 1 1 50 94 60
15 Tom J. Hawkins 26 4 4 8 3 5 50 0 5 2 2 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 0 3 0 1 1 0 87 52
16 Harry Taylor 7 5 9 14 6 8 92 6 5 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 5 3 6 1 2 0 0 0 0 90 46
17 Steven Motlop 32 8 5 13 6 7 53 3 2 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 2 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 92 46
18 Jesse Stringer 41 6 7 13 4 8 84 1 2 0 0 0 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 2 1 0 1 100 82 44
19 Tom Lonergan 13 5 6 11 2 9 81 1 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 1 1 0 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 94 37
20 Tom Gillies 25 6 4 10 1 8 90 2 3 0 0 0 1 0 1 1 0 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 56 36
21 Shannon Byrnes 17 3 3 6 2 5 66 2 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 28 30
22 Cameron Guthrie 29 4 4 8 3 5 75 2 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 83 27

Team Lineups

Adelaide Crows

B

  • Brodie Smith,
  • Ben Rutten,
  • Graham Johncock

HB

  • Matthew Jaensch,
  • Daniel Talia,
  • Brent Reilly

C

  • David Mackay,
  • Patrick Dangerfield,
  • Nathan Van Berlo

HF

  • Jared Petrenko,
  • Taylor Walker,
  • Ricky Henderson

F

  • Matthew Wright,
  • Kurt Tippett,
  • Jason Porplyzia

Fol

  • Sam Jacobs,
  • Scott Thompson,
  • Rory Sloane

I/C

  • Michael Doughty,
  • Josh Jenkins,
  • Ian Callinan

Sub

  • Jarryd Lyons

No Late Change

In

  • Josh Jenkins

Out

  • Shaun McKernan (Suspension)

Geelong Cats

B

  • Tom Gillies,
  • Harry Taylor,
  • Josh Hunt

HB

  • Corey Enright,
  • Tom Lonergan,
  • Andrew Mackie

C

  • James Kelly,
  • Allen Christensen,
  • Joel Corey

HF

  • Mitch Duncan,
  • James Podsiadly,
  • Steven Motlop

F

  • Steve Johnson,
  • Tom Hawkins,
  • Cameron Guthrie

Fol

  • Trent West,
  • Joel Selwood,
  • Paul Chapman

I/C

  • Billie Smedts,
  • Taylor Hunt,
  • Jesse Stringer

Sub

  • Shannon Byrnes

No Late Change

In

  • Tom Lonergan,
  • Joel Selwood,
  • Taylor Hunt

Out

  • Mitch W. Brown (Omitted),
  • Matthew Scarlett (Omitted),
  • Jimmy Bartel (Omitted)

Last updated: 3:48pm Wednesday, October 10, 2012