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Crows sink Lions by 12 points

By Steve Larkin 23/05/2010 04:01:08 PM Comments (0)

Novice Adelaide forward Taylor Walker turned game breaker as the Crows sank Brisbane by 12 points in the AFL match in Adelaide on Sunday.

Walker kicked two match-defining late goals as the Crows won 13.15 (93) to 11.15 (81) before 31,517 spectators at AAMI Stadium.

The Crows held only a one-point lead at three-quarter time but Walker's double put them on the path to their second victory of the season.

Adelaide's Patrick Dangerfield and Richard Douglas both kicked three goals while Lions spearhead Brendan Fevola booted five.

The Crows started the final quarter with the strong wind behind them and 20-year-old Walker capitalised with two goals in the initial six minutes to steal the momentum.

The 20-gamer's first was a 60-metre right-footer that sailed on the breeze, the second a classy 45m left-foot finish on the turn.

Teammate Dangerfield then highlighted his prominent display with a 60m bomb from the flank before first-gamer Jack Gunston bounced through a goal to open up a four-goal lead and seal the result.

The Crows, despite kicking into the breeze in the opening term, managed five goals to Brisbane's two - both from Fevola.

Adelaide veteran Andrew McLeod also kicked two for the quarter as the home side showed attacking fluency previously lacking this season.

Fevola's influence continued in the second term, adding another two goals as the Lions dragged themselves back into the contest.

The Crows, kicking with the breeze, squandered several goal scoring chances as Brisbane booted the last three of the term.

Both sides had seven scoring shots for the term, the Lions registering 4.3 to Adelaide's wasteful 1.6.

Adelaide's four-point advantage at halftime, 6.9 to 6.5, was wiped out by the Lions in the third quarter, the visitors hitting the front before a late Kurt Tippett goal for Adelaide restored a one-point lead for the hosts.

The Lions' resurgence was sparked by forward Todd Banfield, who kicked his second goal in the third term in a standout performance, while sweeping defender Ashley McGrath was also superb.

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