Redemption (of sorts) for Adelaide as they beat Richmond
TODAY’S LINE-UP: Leigh Matthews, Jimmy Bartel, Warren Tredrea, Dwayne Russell, Bruce Eva, and Nick Butler.
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Adelaide has overcome a heavy injury toll to beat Richmond by 36 points.
Matt Crouch (hamstring) and David Mackay (concussion) ended the match on the bench, while Daniel Talia (leg) and Rory Sloane (foot) were also hampered.
Josh Jenkins booted five goals on Alex Rance, while Taylor Walker booted four.
Warren Tredrea was impressed with the Crows’ ability to play to the end despite the heavy injury toll.
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Adelaide leads a high-scoring contest by 12 points.
Josh Jenkins has four goals on Alex Rance, while Dustin Martin has three for the Tigers.
The Crows have some concerns, with Matt Crouch (hamstring) done for the night and Rory Sloane battling through a foot injury.
Huge blow for the Crows.
Matt Crouch has ice on his hamstring and is done for tonight – at least. #AFLCrowsTigers
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Warren Tredrea was full of praise for the two players wearing number 4.
“No one dominates Alex Rance!” he said.
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The Crows have had one eye on this match for six months.
The beaten 2017 Grand Finalists will be hellbent on getting four points against the side that shattered their dreams on that one day in September.
Which isn’t to say that Richmond will just let them walk home with four points.
So far in 2018, the Tigers have shown they are driven to avoid the dreaded premiership hangover.
It’s the perfect recipe for a Thursday night thriller on 3AW Football!
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