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Crows' woes continue out west

By Stuart Mclea 12/06/2004 10:34:28 PM Comments (0)

Adelaide coach Gary Ayres is under mounting pressure to retain his AFL job after West Coast downed the Crows by 32 points at Subiaco Oval.

In a scrappy affair, the Eagles won 15.18 (108) to 11.10 (76), to keep their chances of playing in the finals alive and all but end Adelaide's slim September ambitions.

Ashley Hansen kicked four goals for the home side while Darren Glass made Wayne Carey's last game in Perth one to forget, keeping him goalless.

Carey did not come back on the field in the second half because of a neck injury.

With West Coast captain Ben Cousins having an unusually quiet game, Callum Chambers came off the bench to have one of his best games for the club.

Others to shine for West Coast included Daniel Kerr, Chad Fletcher, Chris Judd and Andrew Embley, who left the ground with a knee injury in the last quarter.

Mark Ricciuto and Andrew McLeod toiled hard in the midfield for Adelaide, Trent Hentschel was lively up forward and Tyson Stenglein did a great tagging job on Cousins, but the visitors had few other winners.

West Coast coach John Worsfold started Daniel Kerr on Ricciuto in the first quarter, but had to shuffle his midfielders when Kerr left the field with what appeared to be a serious shoulder injury.

He returned to the game shortly after.

The Eagles kicked four goals in the opening term while Adelaide wasted several golden opportunities.

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