Exciting to have Shedda back in the side. He was one of 4 changes, coming in with Lord David Astbury, Marbs and Caddy for Lynch (injured) Shai (rested/injured) Soldo (proper injured) and Markov. The Crows have had a dog of a season but have just started to turn it around in the last few weeks. Never a chance of winning but likely to be obstinate opponents.Embed from Getty Images
Crows goaled first and had their tails up. We hit back with goals to Caddy, Jack and Aarts to lead 3.0 to 2.2 at quarter time, although they looked the better side, getting over the back of our defence a few times. Shedda contributed to Aarts goal with this millisecond give and gather.
After quarter time we kicked 9 goals to two and our relative quality was obvious against the wooden spooners. Noted chillout-merchant Brad Crouch pushed Cotch in the back, Cotch remonstrated and Crouch swung a nose-breaking left hook just shy of his hooter. The free kick to Cotch was overturned when Toby quite rightly flew the flag.Embed from Getty Images
5. Shedda. Couldn’t have been a better return.
4. Dusty. Constant danger.
3. Graham. Our workhorse.
2. Lambert. Timely return to form.
1. Baker. Flawless down back.
18: Grimes, Vlastuin
12: McIntosh, Lambert
10: Riewoldt, Baker
7: Prestia, Pickett
5: Higgins, Eggmolesse-Smith, Chol, Houli, Edwards
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