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Crows sink Port with goal after AFL siren

Adelaide’s prized recruit Jordan Dawson has kicked a aim after the ultimate siren to sink Port Adelaide by 4 factors in an AFL thriller.

Dawson’s correct set shot from about 35 metres out has delivered the Crows a primary victory of the season, 15.6 (96) to 13.14 (92).

And Port, touted as a premiership fancy, stay winless after three video games after coughing up an 18-point lead some eight minutes into the ultimate time period.

The Crows booted three objectives within the final 5 minutes to a steal a stirring victory at Adelaide Oval on Friday night time.

Adelaide had been two factors down with simply 4 seconds remaining when Lachlan Murphy grabbed a unfastened ball within the ahead line and was crunched excessive by Port’s Sam Mayes.

Whereas given a free, Murphy was assisted off the sector and unable to take his kick, with the ball given to ex-Swan Dawson.

His left-footer appeared off-line earlier than curling to the left, and thru the objectives, by means of to cap his finest recreation for his new membership – two objectives and 25 disposals.

“I don’t even know what to say … it was lucky it swung that way,” Dawson informed Fox Footy of his profitable kick.

“We copped a little bit (of criticism) in the first two weeks but the game plan, we know it can stack up with the best teams.

“My first win (for Adelaide) and a whole lot of the boys’ first win in a Showdown, it is fairly particular.

“We knew it was going to be an arm-wrestle all game and they (Port) are a great side and credit to the boys, we just hung in there and (produced) some big plays at the end.”

Dawson’s teammates Elliott Himmelberg and Lachlan Gollant, in simply his third AFL recreation, booted 4 objectives every.

And Crow midfielders Harry Schoenberg (23 possessions), Matt Crouch (29), Rory Laird (31) and Ben Keays (25) had been prolific ball-winners.

Port Adelaide’s maligned ahead Todd Marshall slotted 5 objectives whereas Mayes and Georgiades every kicked two.

The Energy held a seemingly commanding 18-point lead some eight minutes into the final time period.

However inside 5 minutes remaining, Himmelberg scored two late majors earlier than the last-gasp drama centred on Dawson.

His match-winner got here after Port veteran Travis Boak missed a set-shot with one minute 40 seconds remaining, leaving the Energy two factors in entrance.

Boak (28 disposals), Ryan Burton (22), Ollie Wines (30) and Karl Amon (22) had been amongst Port’s finest gamers.

However Ken Hinkley’s aspect stay within the mire with three consecutive losses and a looming Thursday night time fixture towards reigning premiers Melbourne.

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