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Sunday, 21 April 2019

Betts nails boundary-line beauty in 300th game


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Adelaide's folk hero Eddie Betts has celebrated his 300th AFL match with six goals in a 73-point thrashing of Gold Coast.

Betts was chaired from Adelaide Oval on teammates' shoulders after the Crows' resounding 18.11 (119) to 6.10 (46) win on Sunday.

Adelaide's triumph was created by a second-term blitz which reaped five goals to none as the Suns slipped to their second loss of the season.

Betts, the sixth indigenous player to reach 300 AFL games, capped his milestone with a trademark freak goal - a 30-metre left-foot checkside from the boundary line in the last quarter.

"When I have crack like that, if they go in, they go in," Betts said after the game.

"I had a bet with my brother-in-law Tom, he said if I kick five goals, then he would get a tattoo of my face on his butt cheeks.

"So can’t wait for that tattoo, Tom."

Eddie Betts scores a cracking goal

Betts had nine scoring shots as the Crows banked a much-needed second win of the season.

"It's emotional. Especially to get our season back on track. We had a rough start to the year but it's super the way the boys came out."

Co-captain Taylor Walker and fellow forward Lachlan Murphy kicked three goals apiece while half-back Brodie Smith (27 disposals, two goals) was outstanding in his 150th AFL game.

Smith provided great dash from defence while Rory Sloane (32 possessions), Matt Crouch (36 touches), his brother Brad (34 disposals) and Cam Ellis-Yolmen (29 touches) formed a dominant midfield.

Greenwood scores ridiculous close range goal

The onball brigade helped the Crows break the game open after a forgettable first term when Adelaide's Murphy kicked the sole goal after the quarter-time siren.

The Crows then piled on five consecutive goals to craft a decisive 34-point halftime lead, despite losing utility Wayne Milera to a left shoulder injury.

Milera was hurt in a crunching bump with Gold Coast's Pearce Hanley and didn't feature after halftime.

Betts delivers in his 300th game

Hanley (29 disposals) was among the better players for Gold Coast, who are still yet to beat the the Crows in a dozen matches.

Emerging Sun Brayden Fiorini kicked a goal among his 30 possessions, Peter Wright kicked three majors and Touk Miller (29 disposals, 10 tackles) battled gamely against the Adelaide tide.

The Suns host Brisbane next Saturday afternoon while the Crows meet St Kilda in Melbourne on Saturday night.

- AAP

Adelaide's folk hero Eddie Betts has celebrated his 300th AFL match with six goals in a 73-point thrashing of Gold Coast.

Betts was chaired from Adelaide Oval on teammates' shoulders after the Crows' resounding 18.11 (119) to 6.10 (46) win on Sunday.

Adelaide's triumph was created by a second-term blitz which reaped five goals to none as the Suns slipped to their second loss of the season.

Betts, the sixth indigenous player to reach 300 AFL games, capped his milestone with a trademark freak goal - a 30-metre left-foot checkside from the boundary line in the last quarter.

"When I have crack like that, if they go in, they go in," Betts said after the game.

"I had a bet with my brother-in-law Tom, he said if I kick five goals, then he would get a tattoo of my face on his butt cheeks.

"So can’t wait for that tattoo, Tom."

Eddie Betts scores a cracking goal

Betts had nine scoring shots as the Crows banked a much-needed second win of the season.

"It's emotional. Especially to get our season back on track. We had a rough start to the year but it's super the way the boys came out."

Co-captain Taylor Walker and fellow forward Lachlan Murphy kicked three goals apiece while half-back Brodie Smith (27 disposals, two goals) was outstanding in his 150th AFL game.

Smith provided great dash from defence while Rory Sloane (32 possessions), Matt Crouch (36 touches), his brother Brad (34 disposals) and Cam Ellis-Yolmen (29 touches) formed a dominant midfield.

Greenwood scores ridiculous close range goal

The onball brigade helped the Crows break the game open after a forgettable first term when Adelaide's Murphy kicked the sole goal after the quarter-time siren.

The Crows then piled on five consecutive goals to craft a decisive 34-point halftime lead, despite losing utility Wayne Milera to a left shoulder injury.

Milera was hurt in a crunching bump with Gold Coast's Pearce Hanley and didn't feature after halftime.

Betts delivers in his 300th game

Hanley (29 disposals) was among the better players for Gold Coast, who are still yet to beat the the Crows in a dozen matches.

Emerging Sun Brayden Fiorini kicked a goal among his 30 possessions, Peter Wright kicked three majors and Touk Miller (29 disposals, 10 tackles) battled gamely against the Adelaide tide.

The Suns host Brisbane next Saturday afternoon while the Crows meet St Kilda in Melbourne on Saturday night.

- AAP

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