Written by AFL Online on 30th Mar 2008
AFTER not beating the Eagles since Round 22, 2005 the Crows have broken their hoodoo in style by belting West Coast by 76 points.
Being Adelaide’s bogie side over the last few years the Eagles had won the last five encounters, including those at AAMI Stadium. Crows captain Simon Goodwin kicked a lazy seven goals in the win, with players such as Nathan Bock and Jason Porplyzia dominating across the ground.Veterens Andrew McLeod and Graham Johncock provided plenty of run out of the backline for the home side.
Another great performance from Eagles big man Dean Cox saw him find a lot of the footy as well as dominating the ruck. Daniel Kerr worked hard for West Coast picking up 24 disposals.
Adelaide 6.4 10.5 13.6 21.7 (133)
West Coast 2.1 4.4 7.5 8.9 (57)
Adelaide: S Goodwin 7, B Burton 3, K Tippett 2, J Porplyzia 2, B Vince 2, S Thompson, N van Berlo, T Edwards, K McGregor, L Jericho.
West Coast: D Wirrpanda 2 Q Lynch D Kerr D Cox A Hansen A Hunter B Staker.
Adelaide: S Goodwin, N Bock, J Porplyzia, A McLeod, G Johncock, S Thompson, L Jericho, K Massie.
West Coast: D Cox, B Jones, D Kerr, A Embley.
Umpires: D Sully, K Nicholls, S McInerney.
Crowd: 38,162 at AAMI Stadium.