Sunday’s (19/07/2015) second AFL 2015 Round 16 match is between Port Adelaide Power and Adelaide Crows. The opening bounce is set to commence at 15:20 local time with the game to be played at Adelaide Oval. The home team Port Adelaide Power are the favourites for the match. View our preview and teams for the game between Port Adelaide Power and Adelaide Crows.
When: 15:20 | Sunday 19/07/2015
Where: Adelaide Oval
Tip: Port Adelaide Power at $1.62
Value Tip: First Goalscorer: Westhoff, Justin at $13.00
B Cam O’Shea, Jack Hombsch, Jarman Impey
HB Tom Clurey, Jackson Trengove, Paul Stewart
C Matthew Broadbent, Robbie Gray, Brad Ebert
HF Angus Monfries, Justin Westhoff, Chad Wingard
F Hamish Hartlett, Jay Schulz, Patrick Ryder
FOL Matthew Lobbe, Travis Boak, Ollie Wines
I/C Brendon Ah Chee, Karl Amon, Jake Neade, Andrew Moore, Nathan Krakouer, Aaron Young, Jesse Palmer (Three to be omitted)
IN Andrew Moore, Nathan Krakouer, Aaron Young, Jesse Palmer
OUT Jasper Pittard (Ankle).
B Jake Lever, Daniel Talia, Luke Brown
HB Rory Laird, Kyle Hartigan, David Mackay
C Brodie Smith, Scott Thompson, Ricky Henderson
HF Matt Crouch, Tom Lynch, Riley Knight
F Josh Jenkins, Taylor Walker, Eddie Betts
FOL Sam Jacobs, Patrick Dangerfield, Richard Douglas
I/C James Podsiadly, Matthew Wright, Rory Atkins, Charlie Cameron, Jarryd Lyons, Sam Shaw, Brodie Martin (Three to be omitted)
IN James Podsiadly, Rory Atkins, Jarryd Lyons, Sam Shaw, Brodie Martin
OUT Cam Ellis-Yolmen (Omitted), Nathan Van Berlo (Omitted).
Adelaide players have burst into tears while paying tribute to slain coach Phil Walsh after a 56-point loss to West Coast at Domain Stadium.
The Crows led by 14 points at the first break in Saturday night’s encounter, sparking hopes they could mark the occasion by securing a morale-boosting win.
But those dreams were quickly snuffed out as the Eagles slammed through eight unanswered goals in the second quarter on the way to a convincing 22.15 (147) to 14.7 (91) victory.
Adelaide’s players had no hesitation putting their body on the line, with star midfielder Patrick Dangerfield among several to spill blood.
But the visitors clearly lacked polish after spending the past eight days taking stock after the demise of their coach.
A two-week break between games also left them a tad scraggly, with numerous defensive turnovers proving costly against a slick West Coast outfit.
After the game, players from both sides linked arms in the centre circle to once more honour Walsh, who was allegedly murdered by his son last week.
The Crows burst into tears during the heart-felt tribute, with their emotions still raw as they were applauded off the ground.
“I think he would have loved the game tonight. It was contested. Adelaide were spirited,” Eagles midfielder Matt Priddis said.
Despite the emotional circumstances, Eagles coach Adam Simpson had implored his side to retain their ruthless edge.
And they responded, with the likes of Andrew Gaff, Luke Shuey, Chris Masten and Luke Shuey feasting off the dominance of Nic Naitanui.
Gaff finished with three goals from 36 disposals, while Mark LeCras produced a scintillating first half to help secure the result.
The 38,133 crowd gave a polite round of applause to Adelaide as they made their way out onto the ground before the match.
Former Eagles coach John Worsfold, who accepted the role as Adelaide’s director of coaching in the wake of Walsh’s death, even received a standing ovation as he walked up the race pre-game.
But the niceties were put on hold once the ball was bounced, with the Eagles slamming through the first three goals to take an early ascendancy.
Two quick goals to youngster Charlie Cameron sparked the Crows into action.
Skipper Taylor Walker got in on the act with two of his own, with fellow big Josh Jenkins the silent hero as he set up numerous scoring opportunities.
But any thoughts of a feel-good victory were ruthlessly ended in the second quarter as West Coast ran riot.
The Eagles scored 8.7 from their 21 inside-50s, with the Crows managing just one paltry behind from their six forays forward.
Adelaide displayed more fight in the third quarter but the last term became another romp as West Coast iced the game in style.
The result kept West Coast (11-3) in second spot, while Adelaide (7-6) are in danger of slipping out of the top eight ahead of next week’s Showdown with Port Adelaide.
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