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  • Adelaide Crows v St Kilda
  • Round 23 - 14:50 ACST, Aug 31, 2014
  • Adelaide Oval
  • 22° Sunny. Mild.
10th
18th
  • Goals 22
  • Behinds 9
  • Total 141

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  • Goals 9
  • Behinds 8
  • Total 62

Lenny's record- breaking farewell

St Kilda champ breaks an all-time record and leaves with his head high

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Adelaide Crows

  • Q1
    4.2
    (26)
  • Q2
    11.5
    (71)
  • Q3
    15.5
    (95)
  • Q4
    22.9
    (141)
  • Q1
    2.2
    (14)
  • Q2
    3.3
    (21)
  • Q3
    8.7
    (55)
  • Q4
    9.8
    (62)

St Kilda

Stats

  • 393
  • 228
  • 165
  • 22
  • 41
  • 16
  • 25
  • 56
  • 16
  • 140
  • 40
  • 50
  • 120
  • Disposals
  • Kicks
  • Handballs
  • Free Kicks
  • Clearances
  • Centre
  • Stoppages
  • Inside 50
  • Marks in 50
  • Contested Possessions
  • Tackles
  • Hit-Outs
  • Interchanges
  • 343
  • 194
  • 149
  • 13
  • 28
  • 13
  • 15
  • 48
  • 10
  • 110
  • 63
  • 30
  • 119

Match  Feed

  • Q4 31:35

    FULL TIMEThe final siren sounds on the careers of Lenny Hayes and Ben Rutten. Adelaide were far too good on the day defeating St Kilda by 79 points.

  • Q4 31:35

    The siren has sounded to end Q4.

  • Q4 30:30

    Rutten will be one of the rare few players to kick a goal with his first three kicks and his last kick!

  • Q4 28:30

    GOAL CROWSThank you Eddie Betts! Betts takes a diving mark. He hears the voice of Rutten running past and handballs to him. RUTTEN RUNS IN AND KICKS THE GOAL!

  • Q4 28:30

    GOALCrows (Ben Rutten)

  • Q4 27:20

    BEHIND SAINTSRoss outmarks Douglas under duress to take a very good mark. He goes back but sends it to the right.

  • Q4 27:20

    BEHINDSaints (Sebastian Ross)

  • Q4 25:30

    All we need now to cap this game off is a goal to Rutten and to Hayes. That would be the ultimate feel good story.

  • Q4 23:24

    GOALCrows (Sam Kerridge)

  • Q4 21:46

    BEHINDCrows (Rushed)

  • Q4 20:24

    GOALCrows (Eddie Betts)

  • Q4 19:22

    GOALCrows (Taylor Walker)

  • Q4 16:31

    BEHINDCrows (David Mackay)

  • Q4 15:34

    BEHINDCrows (Taylor Walker)

  • Q4 14:34

    GOALSaints (Leigh Montagna)

  • Q4 13:00

    Crows InterchangeRicky Henderson off due to an injury.

  • Q4 11:03

    GOALCrows (Brodie Smith)

  • Q4 08:18

    GOALCrows (Rory Sloane)

  • Q4 05:17

    GOALCrows (Matt Crouch)

  • Q4 04:32

    BEHINDCrows (Rushed)

  • Q4 02:18

    Saints InterchangeMaverick Weller off due to an injury.

  • Q4 00:00

    Q4 is now underway.

  • Q3 29:41

    The siren has sounded to end Q3.

  • Q3 29:21

    BEHINDSaints (Rushed)

  • Q3 28:29

    BEHINDSaints (Maverick Weller)

  • Q3 27:28

    GOALSaints (David Armitage)

  • Q3 24:46

    Saints InterchangeFarren Ray off due to the blood rule.

  • Q3 22:07

    GOALSaints (David Armitage)

  • Q3 19:00

    GOALCrows (Eddie Betts)

  • Q3 16:19

    Saints InterchangeNathan Wright off due to an injury.

  • Q3 15:57

    GOALCrows (Eddie Betts)

  • Q3 13:47

    GOALSaints (Rhys Stanley)

  • Q3 12:43

    BEHINDSaints (Rushed)

  • Q3 12:03

    BEHINDSaints (Adam Schneider)

  • Q3 09:20

    GOALSaints (Brodie Murdoch)

  • Q3 07:45

    GOALCrows (Richard Douglas)

  • Q3 04:54

    GOALSaints (Adam Schneider)

  • Q3 01:06

    GOALCrows (Jarryd Lyons)

  • Q3 00:00

    Q3 is now underway.

  • Q2 30:03

    The siren has sounded to end Q2.

  • Q2 30:01

    BEHINDSaints (Sebastian Ross)

  • Q2 28:04

    GOALCrows (David Mackay)

  • Q2 24:08

    BEHINDCrows (Jarryd Lyons)

  • Q2 20:42

    GOALCrows (Sam Kerridge)

  • Q2 18:33

    GOALSaints (Clinton Jones)

  • Q2 16:03

    BEHINDCrows (Taylor Walker)

  • Q2 12:47

    BEHINDCrows (Taylor Walker)

  • Q2 09:16

    GOALCrows (Patrick Dangerfield)

  • Q2 06:36

    GOALCrows (Eddie Betts)

  • Q2 04:59

    GOALCrows (Jarryd Lyons)

  • Q2 03:34

    GOALCrows (James Podsiadly)

  • Q2 00:23

    GOALCrows (Eddie Betts)

  • Q2 00:00

    Q2 is now underway.

  • Q1 29:52

    The siren has sounded to end Q1.

  • Q1 29:47

    GOALCrows (Rory Sloane)

  • Q1 28:55

    BEHINDCrows (Eddie Betts)

  • Q1 25:34

    GOALCrows (Rory Sloane)

  • Q1 25:09

    Crows InterchangeBrodie Martin off due to an injury.

  • Q1 23:13

    BEHINDCrows (Rushed)

  • Q1 21:05

    GOALCrows (Taylor Walker)

  • Q1 16:08

    GOALSaints (Farren Ray)

  • Q1 13:48

    BEHINDSaints (Spencer White)

  • Q1 11:22

    BEHINDSaints (Sean Dempster)

  • Q1 10:02

    GOALCrows (Taylor Walker)

  • Q1 04:44

    GOALSaints (Spencer White)

  • Q1 00:00

    Q1 is now underway.

  • Q0 00:00

    Don't forget to enter your tips for this match, you have until the bounce to make your selection.

  • Q0 00:00

    Outs for Saints: S.Gilbert (Omitted), T.Curren (Omitted)

  • Q0 00:00

    Ins for Saints: J.Gwilt, D.Roberton

  • Q0 00:00

    Outs for Crows: L.Thompson (Omitted), M.Wright (Omitted), C.Cameron (Omitted), R.Laird (Omitted)

  • Q0 00:00

    Ins for Crows: D.Mackay, S.Kerridge, B.Reilly, M.Crouch

  • Q0 00:00

    Welcome to Adelaide Oval for the Adelaide Crows v St Kilda Round 23 clash.

Crows finish on a high to spoil Lenny Hayes' final game

Steve Larkin, AAP  August 31, 2014 5:56 PM

Highlights: Adelaide v St Kilda The Crows and Saints clash in round 23
Patrick Dangerfield powers away from Farren Ray during Adelaide's big win against St Kilda

Patrick Dangerfield powers away from Farren Ray during Adelaide's big win against St Kilda

ADELAIDE has finished off its season in style, smashing St Kilda to spoil Lenny Hayes’ final AFL match and deliver the Saints the wooden spoon.

The Crows, who were unable to force their way into the top eight after Richmond’s stunning upset of the Sydney Swans on Saturday, were dominant for most of the contest, winning 22.9 (141) to 9.8 (62) at Adelaide Oval.

Aside from an enterprising start, the main bright spot for the visitors was Hayes setting a new all-time tackling benchmark.

The retiring champion needed eight tackles to edge past former Sydney Swan Jude Bolton's record in his 297th and final game.
 
He overtook Bolton early in the third quarter and laid 13 tackles for a career tally of 1496, six more than the ex-Swan.


While Hayes claimed a milestone, Adelaide backman Ben Rutten could end his career with a suspension.

Rutten, playing his last game, felled Saint Adam Schneider with a right elbow to the head in a crude shepherd in the opening quarter.

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The Crows finished their season in 10th spot with 11 wins and 11 losses while the Saints, winners just four times, finish bottom for the first time since 2000.

While Richmond's upset win over the Sydney Swans on Saturday night ended Adelaide's finals hopes, coach Brenton Sanderson said the club's finishing position was fair.

"Eleven wins, 11 losses, just outside the eight probably reflects the year that we've had," Sanderson said.

"We haven't been able to win the close matches this year, our good looks OK but when we play poorly we play very poorly.

"Even in that third quarter today, St Kilda made us look like an average side."

After St Kilda kicked two of the initial three goals before a 44,969-strong crowd, Adelaide cracked the game open.

The Crows booted 11 of the next 12 goals en route to a resounding victory punctuated by a five-goal haul from livewire forward Eddie Betts.

Adelaide's acting captain Rory Sloane was best afield with three goals and 30 disposals in his 100th AFL match while Taylor Walker also potted three majors.

Their teammates Brodie Smith (33 touches), Sam Jacobs (50 hit-outs), Matthew Jaensch (27 possessions) and Patrick Dangerfield (25 disposals) were all prominent.

The Saints were overly reliant on midfielder Jack Stevens, who was their standout with 30 disposals.

Hayes gathered 21 disposals, while fellow onballer David Armitage was the visitor's only multiple goalkicker with two majors. Defender Sam Fisher (28 possessions) battled gamely to try and stem Adelaide's scoring tide.

Despite the loss securing St Kilda the wooden spoon, coach Alan Richardson said he had loved his first season as senior coach.

He promised significant list changes but said helping his players achieve their goals was immensely satisfying.

"I absolutely love it, I love the opportunity to work with young blokes and see them try and fulfil their dream," Richardson said.

"To be in a position to be able to facilitate all that growth has just been incredibly rewarding.

"It looks from the outside that it's been a real battle … but a coach is about trying to get the best out of people and I love it."

Lenny Hayes and Ben Rutten shake hands before leaving the field for the final time. Picture: AFL Media



ADELAIDE    4.2   4.10    15.5   22.9 (141)
ST KILDA     2.2     7.5      8.7     9.8  (62)          
 
GOALS
Adelaide: Betts 5, Sloane 3, Walker 3, Lyons 2, Kerridge 2, Podsiadly, Mackay, Douglas, M Crouch, Smith, Dangerfield, Rutten
St Kilda: Armitage 2, White, Ray, Schneider, Murdoch, Stanley, Jones, Montagna  
 
BEST 
Adelaide: Sloane, Jacobs, Smith, Betts, Talia, Dangerfield
St Kilda: Fisher, Steven, Dempster, Montagna, Hayes, Jones
 
INJURIES 
Adelaide: Martin (ankle)
St Kilda: Nil
 
SUBSTITUTES
Adelaide: David Mackay replaced by Mitch Grigg in the third quarter
St Kilda: Billy Longer replaced by Brodie Murdoch at half-time
 
Reports:
Adelaide: Nil
St Kilda: Nil
 
Umpires: Fleer, Farmer, Armstrong
 
Official crowd: 44,969 at  Adelaide Oval

Adelaide Crows

Player K H D M HO FF FA T G B AF
1 Rory Sloane 19 11 30 9 1 1 0 1 3 0 130
2 Brodie Smith 18 16 34 5 0 0 1 0 1 0 104
3 Sam Jacobs 6 8 14 4 49 1 0 1 0 0 100
4 Eddie Betts 11 6 17 5 0 1 0 2 5 1 100
5 Matthew Jaensch 18 8 26 7 0 1 0 1 0 0 96
6 David Mackay 11 9 20 5 0 2 0 5 1 1 95
7 Patrick Dangerfield 14 12 26 2 0 2 2 5 1 0 94
8 Scott Thompson 11 12 23 3 0 2 0 6 0 0 92
9 Brent Reilly 14 8 22 7 0 1 0 2 0 0 88
10 Sam Kerridge 9 6 15 4 0 1 0 4 2 0 80
11 Taylor Walker 9 6 15 6 0 0 3 0 3 3 69
12 Ricky Henderson 13 3 16 6 0 2 0 1 0 0 69
13 Richard Douglas 7 9 16 6 0 2 3 3 1 0 68
14 Luke Brown 9 9 18 4 0 0 0 2 0 0 65
15 Daniel Talia 10 5 15 8 0 0 0 0 0 0 64
16 Brad Crouch 10 6 16 2 0 0 0 4 0 0 64
17 Ben Rutten 7 6 13 8 0 0 1 0 1 0 60
18 Jarryd Lyons 7 6 13 1 0 3 0 2 2 1 60
19 Josh Jenkins 9 5 14 6 0 0 1 0 0 0 52
20 Matt Crouch 4 9 13 2 0 1 0 1 1 0 47
21 James Podsiadly 7 4 11 4 0 2 1 0 1 0 46
22 Brodie Martin 5 1 6 3 0 0 1 0 0 0 23

St Kilda

Player K H D M HO FF FA T G B AF
1 Lenny Hayes 9 12 21 2 0 2 1 13 0 0 108
2 Sam Fisher 12 16 28 8 0 0 0 4 0 0 108
3 Jack Steven 11 19 30 4 0 2 1 4 0 0 98
4 David Armitage 11 11 22 4 0 0 0 4 2 0 95
5 Rhys Stanley 9 6 15 8 21 0 1 2 1 0 95
6 Clinton Jones 11 10 21 6 0 1 0 4 1 0 94
7 Leigh Montagna 14 9 23 3 0 0 2 5 1 0 89
8 Sean Dempster 19 2 21 10 0 2 2 0 0 1 88
9 Jack Newnes 14 7 21 7 0 0 1 3 0 0 86
10 Farren Ray 11 5 16 8 0 1 1 1 1 0 75
11 Adam Schneider 9 7 16 7 0 0 1 1 1 1 70
12 Maverick Weller 8 9 17 1 1 1 1 6 0 1 69
13 Sebastian Ross 10 4 14 3 0 0 1 5 0 2 66
14 Dylan Roberton 10 4 14 5 0 0 1 1 0 0 54
15 James Gwilt 9 6 15 3 0 0 1 2 0 0 53
16 Nick Riewoldt 6 4 10 7 0 0 1 1 0 0 48
17 Brodie Murdoch 5 4 9 6 0 1 0 0 1 0 48
18 Nathan Wright 6 2 8 5 0 0 1 2 0 0 42
19 Spencer White 3 3 6 3 0 1 1 1 1 1 33
20 Luke Delaney 3 3 6 2 0 1 2 2 0 0 24
21 Billy Longer 0 4 4 1 8 0 2 2 0 0 21
22 Cameron Shenton 4 2 6 1 0 1 1 0 0 0 17

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 Rory Sloane 9 19 11 30 15 14 70 3 9 0 2 1 9 2 7 0 1 0 1 2 1 6 3 0 0 100 88 130
2 Brodie Smith 33 18 16 34 13 22 79 3 5 0 0 0 2 1 1 6 0 1 0 3 1 4 1 0 1 50 77 104
3 Sam Jacobs 24 6 8 14 6 8 78 2 4 0 0 49 2 2 0 1 1 0 1 4 0 3 0 0 1 0 92 100
4 Eddie Betts 18 11 6 17 7 9 64 2 5 1 4 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 2 0 0 0 5 1 4 71 104 100
5 Matthew Jaensch 10 18 8 26 3 21 96 0 7 0 0 0 0 0 0 5 1 0 1 0 6 1 0 0 0 0 89 96
6 David Mackay 14 11 9 20 3 18 85 0 5 0 2 0 1 0 1 2 2 0 5 1 1 5 1 1 2 50 88 95
7 Patrick Dangerfield 32 14 12 26 15 11 61 3 2 0 2 0 9 5 4 1 2 2 5 0 0 6 1 0 0 100 79 94
8 Scott Thompson 5 11 12 23 13 9 73 2 3 1 0 0 6 1 5 2 2 0 6 0 0 4 0 0 0 0 84 92
9 Brent Reilly 3 14 8 22 5 16 86 2 7 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 1 0 2 2 0 1 0 0 0 0 87 88
10 Sam Kerridge 17 9 6 15 4 11 86 1 4 0 0 0 2 1 1 0 1 0 4 0 0 2 2 0 0 100 84 80
11 Taylor Walker 13 9 6 15 9 6 60 4 6 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 1 0 1 3 3 1 50 95 69
12 Ricky Henderson 45 13 3 16 5 11 81 1 6 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 2 0 1 1 2 3 0 0 0 0 56 69
13 Richard Douglas 26 7 9 16 4 14 81 4 6 0 1 0 1 0 1 1 2 3 3 2 2 2 1 0 1 100 84 68
14 Luke Brown 16 9 9 18 0 17 77 1 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 0 2 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 91 65
15 Daniel Talia 12 10 5 15 2 11 86 1 8 2 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 0 0 9 0 3 0 0 1 0 70 64
16 Brad Crouch 2 10 6 16 5 10 62 1 2 0 0 0 4 2 2 0 0 0 4 0 1 4 0 0 0 0 52 64
17 Ben Rutten 25 7 6 13 0 12 92 1 8 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 1 0 2 3 0 1 0 0 100 82 60
18 Jarryd Lyons 31 7 6 13 7 5 61 1 1 0 0 0 2 1 1 0 3 0 2 2 0 3 2 1 0 50 81 60
19 Josh Jenkins 4 9 5 14 5 10 85 2 6 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 0 1 0 4 1 1 0 0 0 0 65 52
20 Matt Crouch 44 4 9 13 8 5 84 1 2 0 1 0 3 1 2 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 1 100 27 47
21 James Podsiadly 1 7 4 11 8 4 63 2 4 3 1 0 0 0 0 1 2 1 0 2 0 2 1 0 0 50 84 46
22 Brodie Martin 36 5 1 6 3 3 83 2 3 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 4 0 0 2 0 34 23

St Kilda

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 Lenny Hayes 7 9 12 21 12 9 71 3 2 0 0 0 6 3 3 0 2 1 13 3 1 3 0 0 0 0 81 108
2 Sam Fisher 25 12 16 28 8 20 89 1 8 2 0 0 1 0 1 6 0 0 4 2 0 2 0 0 0 0 87 108
3 Jack Steven 3 11 19 30 10 22 80 3 4 0 0 0 3 1 2 1 2 1 4 1 5 4 0 0 0 0 83 98
4 David Armitage 20 11 11 22 5 16 81 1 4 0 2 0 4 3 1 1 0 0 4 3 0 2 2 0 1 100 84 95
5 Rhys Stanley 28 9 6 15 6 9 66 2 8 0 0 21 3 1 2 0 0 1 2 1 0 4 1 0 0 100 97 95
6 Clinton Jones 4 11 10 21 9 13 71 1 6 1 1 0 1 0 1 2 1 0 4 1 1 3 1 0 1 100 91 94
7 Leigh Montagna 11 14 9 23 6 16 73 2 3 0 0 0 2 2 0 2 0 2 5 1 0 5 1 0 0 100 85 89
8 Sean Dempster 24 19 2 21 7 12 76 4 10 3 0 0 0 0 0 6 2 2 0 5 2 2 0 1 0 0 88 88
9 Jack Newnes 16 14 7 21 5 14 76 2 7 0 0 0 1 0 1 2 0 1 3 0 0 4 0 0 0 0 62 86
10 Farren Ray 22 11 5 16 4 13 81 3 8 1 1 0 0 0 0 2 1 1 1 0 1 0 1 0 0 100 98 75
11 Adam Schneider 13 9 7 16 3 11 81 1 7 0 1 0 1 1 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 2 1 1 0 33 83 70
12 Maverick Weller 44 8 9 17 9 8 58 3 1 1 0 1 3 1 2 2 1 1 6 1 0 3 0 1 1 0 81 69
13 Sebastian Ross 6 10 4 14 6 8 64 1 3 1 1 0 2 1 1 1 0 1 5 0 1 1 0 2 1 0 78 66
14 Dylan Roberton 17 10 4 14 2 10 57 3 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 1 2 1 4 0 0 0 0 91 54
15 James Gwilt 33 9 6 15 3 12 66 5 3 0 0 0 1 0 1 2 0 1 2 3 0 2 0 0 0 0 86 53
16 Nick Riewoldt 12 6 4 10 1 9 90 2 7 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 1 0 3 0 0 0 0 98 48
17 Brodie Murdoch 30 5 4 9 2 7 100 0 6 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 2 1 0 2 100 51 48
18 Nathan Wright 34 6 2 8 1 7 62 1 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 2 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 82 42
19 Spencer White 23 3 3 6 4 3 33 3 3 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 1 1 0 0 1 1 1 33 76 33
20 Luke Delaney 21 3 3 6 3 3 83 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 1 2 2 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 93 24
21 Billy Longer 18 0 4 4 2 2 100 2 1 0 0 8 0 0 0 0 0 2 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 40 21
22 Cameron Shenton 39 4 2 6 2 4 83 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 1 0 2 2 2 0 0 0 0 57 17

Team Lineups

Adelaide Crows

B

  • Ben Rutten,
  • Daniel Talia,
  • Luke Brown

HB

  • Matthew Jaensch,
  • David Mackay,
  • Brodie Smith

C

  • Brodie Martin,
  • Scott Thompson,
  • Rory Sloane

HF

  • Richard Douglas,
  • Taylor Walker,
  • Sam Kerridge

F

  • Eddie Betts,
  • James Podsiadly,
  • Josh Jenkins

Fol

  • Sam Jacobs,
  • Patrick Dangerfield,
  • Brent Reilly

I/C

  • Brad Crouch,
  • Jarryd Lyons,
  • Ricky Henderson

Sub

  • Matt Crouch

No Late Change

In

  • David Mackay,
  • Sam Kerridge,
  • Brent Reilly,
  • Matt Crouch

Out

  • Charlie Cameron (Omitted),
  • Matthew Wright (Omitted),
  • Luke Thompson (Omitted),
  • Rory Laird (Concussion)

Milestones:

  • Rory Sloane  - Played 100th game

St Kilda

B

  • Nathan Wright,
  • Luke Delaney,
  • James Gwilt

HB

  • Jack Newnes,
  • Sam Fisher,
  • Sean Dempster

C

  • Leigh Montagna,
  • Lenny Hayes,
  • Dylan Roberton

HF

  • Clinton Jones,
  • Nick Riewoldt,
  • David Armitage

F

  • Adam Schneider,
  • Rhys Stanley,
  • Spencer White

Fol

  • Billy Longer,
  • Jack Steven,
  • Maverick Weller

I/C

  • Sebastian Ross,
  • Farren Ray,
  • Cameron Shenton

Sub

  • Brodie Murdoch

No Late Change

In

  • James Gwilt,
  • Dylan Roberton

Out

  • Sam Gilbert (Foot),
  • Tom Curren (Omitted)

Last updated: 6:08pm Sunday, August 31, 2014