Adelaide Crows v Port Adelaide Power

JORDAN Dawson is the brand new king of Adelaide after his after-the-siren aim lifted the Crows to a pulsating four-point Showdown victory on Friday night time.

Trailing by two factors within the dying seconds and surging the ball inside 50 one final time, Lachie Murphy received a free kick for Adelaide following a crude Sam Mayes problem.

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Nevertheless, with Murphy helped from the sphere holding his neck, it was left to the high-profile recruit from Sydney to take the tough shot.

On a decent angle close to the left boundary line and 45m out, left-footed Dawson began the ball to the precise of the posts and watched it drift via to safe Adelaide’s first win of the 12 months in a 15.6 (96) to 13.14 (92) end result.

“Lucky we don’t have to draw pictures,” Dawson joked to Fox Footy instantly after. “I don’t even know what to say.”

It was a crushing blow for Ken Hinkley and Port Adelaide who led nearly the complete night time and nonetheless maintained a 19-point lead halfway via the fourth quarter.

However as they’d performed for a lot of the night, the Crows by no means gave up, with Elliott Himmelberg kicking two of his 4 targets within the dying minutes to deliver the competition again to life.

Adelaide kicked the sport’s ultimate 4 targets to steal the win.

Rory Laird, Matt Crouch and Ben Keays had been all prolific within the midfield, whereas Dawson’s heroics capped an impressive third sport for the membership.

He received the Showdown Medal for his 25 disposals, two targets and a match-high 664m gained along with his incisive kicking.

Port was greatest served by Travis Boak and five-goal ahead Todd Marshall, however will once more be left to rue some missed probabilities round aim.

They’re now 0-3 and face an uphill battle to get again into the finals image.

Boak’s late miss
Though he had one other magnificent sport, Travis Boak might have nightmares over a missed set shot with two minutes remaining. Along with his group main by some extent, Boak had an opportunity to nearly ice the 4 premiership factors, however his kick from 40m sailed to the left, protecting the Crows within the contest. It was a aim he would usually kick. Boak wasn’t the one one to overlook late, with Sam Mayes – who was terrific in his recalled sport – watching his close-range snap go to the left halfway via the ultimate time period.

Port Adelaide gamers go away the sphere after the loss to Adelaide in spherical three, 2022. Image: AFL Photographs

Story of two younger key forwards
For various causes each groups have had questions requested about their scoring efficiency to begin the season. Lacking key targets Charlie Dixon (injured) and Taylor Walker (suspended) respectively, Port and Adelaide have each been begging for a teenager to seize the ahead 50 by the scruff of the neck. With 5 targets, in a wide range of methods, Todd Marshall did so for Port, whereas in simply his third profession sport, 20-year-old Lachie Gollant confirmed Crows followers there’s loads to work with as he soared for marks and kicked one among his 4 targets with a spectacular third quarter effort when he roved a contest and threw it on his boot in mid-air.

50m penalties kill each groups
In 10 loopy minutes in the course of the second quarter each groups noticed simply how expensive 50m penalties could possibly be. Sam Mayes was the offender for Port Adelaide, arguing a free in opposition to for a marking infringement that noticed the Crows sweep the ball downfield and end in an Elliott Himmelberg aim. Shortly after in two incidents that had been nearly carbon copies of each other, Brayden Cook dinner after which Harry Schoenberg ran contained in the protected zone to present targets to Todd Marshall and Scott Lycett.

ADELAIDE                2.1     7.3     10.5      15.6 (96)
PORT ADELAIDE      5.2     9.7    11.12    13.14 (92)

Adelaide: Gollant 4, Himmelberg 4, Dawson 2, Cook dinner, McHenry, Schoenberg, Sholl
Port Adelaide: Marshall 5, Georgiades 2, Mayes 2, Drew, Frederick, Lycett, Motlop

Adelaide: Dawson, Laird, Crouch, Himmelberg, Keays, Shoenberg, Gollant
Port Adelaide: Boak, Marshall, Wines, Burton, Houston, Mayes

Adelaide: Murphy (neck)
Port Adelaide: Skinner

Adelaide: Luke Pedlar (unused)
Port Adelaide: Martin Frederick (changed Skinner at three-quarter time)

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