Essendon STORM home with a win over Adelaide
The Bombers have come from behind with a win over Adelaide at Adelaide Oval.
Behind by 19 at half-time, Essendon took charge in the third term before taking it home in the last five minutes of play defeating the Crows by 21 points.
It was Essendon’s first inter-state win for the season, hopefully enough to keep the side well within the top 8 going into the final six rounds of the home and away season.
The Crows will need to fight back over the next few games to keep their spot in the top 8.
5. Zach Merrett
4. Mitch Brown
3. Brodie Smith
2. Reilly O’Brien
1. Dylan Shiel
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The Crows may have thumped the Suns with last weeks 95-point win, but that doesn’t dismiss their poor performance at the showdown the week before.
Sitting at just 7th place on the ladder, a win tonight will be the difference in securing a September campaign for Adelaide.
The in-form Dons are expected to bring pressure tonight as they sit just below the opposition, where a win could jump them into the top eight.
Skipper Dyson Heppell will make his way back into the Dons side alongside debutant Will Snelling. Hartley and Ambrose are also in, replacing Clarke, Fantasia, Hurley and Laverde.
For the Crows, Tom Lynch is back and will replace Stengle in the top 22.
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