The GWS Giants despatched out a warning to rivals they’re a premiership drive with an emphatic victory over a lacklustre Adelaide at Adelaide Oval on Saturday.
Claiming their third win of the season, the Giants reigned supreme within the engine room to dominate the house facet with the 67-point triumph.
A bonus for the Giants was Jesse Hogan bagging 4 targets in his debut for the membership.
The Crows had been belted all around the floor and had been by no means a risk, dropping their third successive sport with an terrible efficiency.
WASTED EARLY CHANCES
The Giants had been kicking into the breeze for the opening quarter, however that can not be used as an excuse for the sloppy kicking in entrance aim.
Given loads of alternatives to assault on the again of a dominance in clearances, GWS had some unhealthy misses with Brent Daniel and Tom Green among the many responsible events.
Toby Greene additionally had his possibilities to trigger some harm on the scoreboard, solely to add two behinds.
Just seconds earlier than the quarter’s last siren, Giants’ Sam Reid lastly discovered some accuracy with a terrific aim from the boundary. Unfortunately for Reid, his handball obtain was dominated a throw.
The strain of the Giants across the ball was distinctive and their desperation created a flood of possibilities.
Their relentless tackling precipitated fixed turnovers and ability error after ability error from the Crows and enabled them to smash the house facet within the clearances.
Much of the second quarter was scrappy with missed targets by foot, dropped chest marks and poor kicking effectivity.
The work of each groups inside 50 lacked polish, however the Giants had a lot possession they ultimately began to discover the targets.
Crows ahead Shane McAdam didn’t have a stat within the first half of soccer. That is 2 quarters with out touching the ball.
It didn’t take lengthy into the third quarter for him to lastly get a kick, however he had to roam properly up the sector to get into the motion.
To sum up his day, and possibly that of the Crows, McAdam missed from level clean vary late within the third quarter when he tried to dribble the ball by way of.
Not that McAdam didn’t have lots of mates failing to have an effect. Sam Berry, James Rowe and Riley Thilthorpe, extremely spectacular in his debut in opposition to the Hawks, couldn’t get into the sport within the first half.
Looking for solutions within the last quarter, the Crows moved Nick Murray from defence to assault and he nailed a aim after eight minutes.
There was a peek on the future with teen Thilthorpe beginning the ultimate time period on the wing, earlier than being given a run in ruck in opposition to skilled Shane Mumford.
Thilthorpe instantly precipitated a mistake from the Giants.
GIANTS 1.8 6.12 10.14 15.16 (106)
CROWS 1.1 2.4 3.9 4.15 (39)
BEST – Giants: Taranto, Kelly, Hopper, Whitfield, Mumford, Green, Keefe. Crows: Keays, Doedee, Mackay, Seedsman
GOALS – Giants: Hogan 4, Himmelberg 3, Green, Reid 2, Greene, Kelly, O’Halloran, Hill. Crows: Walker 2, Murphy, Murray.
INJURIES – Giants: Daniel (hamstring), Buntine (concussion).
UMPIRES Haussen, Stephens, Williamson
VENUE Adelaide Oval
PLAYER OF THE YEAR
3: Tim Taranto (Giants)
2: Josh Kelly (Giants)
1: Jacob Hopper (Giants)