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2020 Toyota AFL Premiership
Round 1 • Adelaide Crows v Sydney Swans
71 11.5
Full Time Swans by 3
74 11.8
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    Match preview: Adelaide v Sydney

    Matthew Nicks will be looking for his first win in charge when the Crows host the Swans

    Former skipper Taylor Walker will be hoping to start the season with a bang. Picture: AFL Photos

    Where and when: Adelaide Oval, Saturday March 21, 4.35pm ACST

    Last time they met: SCG, round two, 2019: Adelaide 12.16 (88) beat Sydney 8.14 (62)

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    What it means for Adelaide: After reshaping the list in the off-season,  the rebuilding Crows will be looking to kick off the Matthew Nicks era off in style with a win under their new senior coach.

    What it means for Sydney: The youthful Swans – without superstar Lance Franklin - will be keen to spring a surprise on the road after missing the finals last year for the first time since 2009.

    The stat: The Crows have won their past two encounters against the Swans, but still trail 21-27 in the overall history between the clubs.  

    The match-up: Luke Brown v Tom Papley

    He rarely makes the headlines, but Brown is a quality lockdown small defender. The Crow will get the important job on Papley, who is the Swans' most dangerous forward at ground level.

    In the spotlight: Rory Sloane

    Appointed sole captain of the Crows this season, Rory Sloane will celebrate his 200th game for the club. The Crows will be keen to put in a big performance for the popular leader.

    Big call: Former skipper Taylor Walker boots the match-winning goal to get the Crows over the line in a close one

    Prediction: Crows by eight points

    MATCH REPORT

    Tex sprays sealer, Swans survive Crow scare

    Sydney hangs on to put an away win in the bank against a charging Adelaide

    Rory Sloane is chaired off by Tom Lynch and Taylor Walker after his 200th game. Picture: AFL Photos

    SYDNEY has survived a late Adelaide fightback to secure a thrilling three-point win over the Crows at Adelaide Oval on Saturday.

    The Swans held a 20-point lead when best on ground Isaac Heeney booted his fourth goal at the 15-minute mark of the final term before goals to Tom Lynch and Chayce Jones gave the Crows a sniff.

    YOUNG SWANS' FLYING START Full match details and stats

    Crows forward Taylor Walker then had a long-range shot at goal with less than 20 seconds on the clock to deliver victory in captain Rory Sloane's 200th game and the first for new coach Matthew Nicks, but pulled his shot wide as the Swans hung on, 11.8 (74) to 11.5 (71).

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    Thrilling finish as Tex misses match-winner

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    The Crows grabbed the upper hand early with six goals to three in the opening term, before the Swans turned the tide with five of the next six to lead by eight points – 8.3 (51) to 7.1 (43) - at the main break. 

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    Highlights: Adelaide v Sydney

    The Crows and Swans clash in round one

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    UNSTOPPABLE HEENEY
    Isaac Heeney was a man on a mission for Sydney. He was lethal in attack, kicking a sensational goal from a tight angle in the second quarter before showing strength and smarts to capitalise on a ball millimetres from going over for a behind in the third term. With the Swans missing superstar Lance Franklin, Heeney was the dangerous forward his side needed, finishing with four goals. 

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    Heeney crumbs and threads the needle

    Isaac Heeney with a brilliant crumb and dribble goal from a tight angle

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    SWANS DOMINANTE CENTRE CLEARANCES
    The start of every quarter and the restart of play after a goal followed a familiar tune – the Swans pushed the ball forward out of the middle. Luke Parker, Ollie Florent and Josh Kennedy, along with ruck Sam Naismith, were instrumental in the Swans smashing the Crows in the centre clearances. The Crows defenders wouldn't have been pleased with their midfielders putting them under extreme pressure. 

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    Heeney's match-winning four-goal haul stuns Crows

    Isaac Heeney has had another perfect start to a new AFL season with this match-winning performance against the Crows

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    MILERA STANDS TALL
    Crows utility Wayne Milera has found his home across half-back. Milera won several important one-on-one contests and provided plenty of run and drive out of defence. It's easy to see why the Crows were keen to lock him up on a five-year extension before the start of the season.

    Wayne Milera takes a strong mark against the Swans. Picture: AFL Photos

    NAISMITH MAKES LONG-AWAITED RETURN
    Swans ruckman Sam Naismith was impressive in his first game in 912 days after missing the past two seasons after a knee reconstruction. He held his own against Reilly O'Brien around the ground and gave his midfielders good service. Naismith justified the call from coach John Longmire to earn selection ahead of Callum Sinclair. 

    AMAZING ACCURACY
    Playing behind closed doors is a strange experience, but it may also be helping players with their goalkicking. The Crows and Swans kicked 10 straight goals to start the game between them, with Nick Blakey registering the game's first behind early in the second term. 

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    Stengle snaps a stunner

    Tyson Stengle extends the Crows' lead with a skilful snap

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    MEDICAL ROOM
    Adelaide:
     Midfielder Brodie Smith copped a heavy hit to the chest in the second quarter. He didn't play in the third term, but passed a fitness test at three-quarter time and started the last quarter.
    Sydney: The Swans appeared to get through the game with a clean bill of health.

    NEXT UP
    Sydney is under the Friday night lights when it hosts Essendon at the SCG, while Adelaide takes on cross-town rivals Port Adelaide in Showdown 48 at Adelaide Oval next Saturday night.

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    Sloane's hilarious pre-game pump-up

    Rory Sloane brings out the 'yeah baby' to get his teammates going

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    ADELAIDE:   6.0   7.1   9.2   11.5 (71)
    SYDNEY:      3.0   8.3  11.4  11.8 (74)

    GOALS
    Adelaide: Walker 2, Lynch 2, Fogarty, Stengle, Atkins, Sloane, Murphy, Davis, Jones
    Sydney: Heeney 4, Hayward 2, Kennedy, Blakey, Gray, Papley, McCartin

    BEST
    Adelaide: Milera, Laird, Lynch, Sloane
    Sydney: Heeney, Parker, Kennedy, Florent, Papley, Rampe
     

    INJURIES
    Adelaide: Nil
    Sydney: Nil

    Reports: Nil

    Umpires: Fleer, Harris, Haussen

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