ADELAIDE 5.6 10.9 15.14 20.20 (140) GREATER WESTERN SYDNEY 0.8 2.10 5.14 9.18 (72)
Goals: Adelaide: E Betts 5 J Podsiadly 3 J Jenkins 2 M Wright 2 R Sloane 2 B Crouch B Martin B Smith D Mackay S Jacobs T Lynch. GWS: R Palmer 2 J Cameron J Patton S Coniglio S Mumford T Bugg W Hoskin-Elliott Z Williams.
Umpires: Scott Jeffery, Sam Hay, Nicholas Foot.
Official Crowd: 8,383 at Spotless Stadium.
Leon Cameron had thought Greater Western Sydney's days of being uncompetitive were over, but on this effort he may need to think again.
This was not a triple-figure bloodbath but the Giants fans who gave up a Saturday afternoon for the footy deserved better.
The final margin of 68 points was kind to the Giants - they lost 20.20 (140) to 9.18 (72). At times it appeared as if they had taken a trip down memory lane so shoddy was their disposal.
How the Giants must wish they had Heath Shaw rebounding from their back half rather than nursing a sore head in the stands.
His composure and ability to rebound was dearly missed by a Giants side which struggled to clear the ball out of defence.
Time after time the young Giants butchered the ball. If they were not turning it over they were placing their teammates under pressure by sitting the ball on their teammates' heads.
So contagious was the disease, even the normally silky smooth Lachie Whitfield was guilty.
When they did clear their back half they were let down by some horrible kicking for goal, highlighted by 10 consecutive behinds before they had their first goal.
Expansion has not been kind to Adelaide but they must wish they can take the Giants with them everywhere, having now won their five games by an average margin of 86 points.
Their latest Giants annihilation was built on the dominance of Rory Sloane, who had a game-high 32 possessions, and the continued strong form of Sam Jacobs, who had the measure of Shane Mumford when the game was up for grabs.
Eddie Betts, with five goals, was clearly the best forward on the ground, proving far too classy for Zac Williams, who would not have encountered an opponent of such quality in the NEAFL.
While victory was expected for Adelaide, they were not helped by having to sub out Ben Rutten early in the first term. They were dealt another blow shortly after time when Patrick Dangerfield hurt his knee. He returned but spent much of the second half playing as a forward.
The Giants had few winners though but Dylan Shiel and Adam Treloar could hold their heads high while Tim Mohr won his duel with Taylor Walker.
Jeremy Cameron had another off day, managing just one goal and six possessions against a ruthless Daniel Talia.
For a team which had attributed their recent form spike to their team defence, the signs were ominous early for the Giants.
It was not so much missed tackles which hurt but more so the times when they could not get close enough to lay a glove on the Crows, particularly from the kick-ins. Not great considering the Giants first 10 scoring shots were all behinds.
Both teams were playing a spare man behind the play but it was the Crows who were able to use their extra number with greater effect.
Having waited until the 12-minute mark before breaking their duck, the Giants kicked a second goal four minutes later and suddenly they were in the hunt against a Crows side which had dropped off slightly.
This proved a false dawn as the Crows slammed the next four goals, including two to Betts, who was proving a headache for Zac Williams.
The Giants were not short for effort but were struggling to get the ball out of their back half despite an extra player in defence.
Summing up their problems, one play saw their spare man Jonathon Patton turn one over, resulting in a goal to Podsiadly on the stroke of half time.
The Giants enjoyed their best period of the day shortly after the long break with quick goals to Rhys Palmer and Zac Williams but any hopes for an upset were soon dashed.