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AFL Home and Away, Saturday, 5 April 2014 - Round 3 - Adelaide Oval

Time
Full Time
Team
Adelaide
Score
9.17.71
Team
Sydney
Score
21.8.134
Adelaide versus Sydney
Quarters 2.2.14 Q1 6.2.38
Quarters 5.7.37 Q2 9.2.56
Quarters 9.10.64 Q3 14.5.89
Quarters 9.17.71 Q4 21.8.134
Players Grigg (2.1), Betts (1.1), Dangerfield (1.1), Douglas (1.1), Podsiadly (1.1), Jaensch (1.0), Mackay (1.0), Sloane (1.0), Jenkins (0.4), Petrenko (0.2), Brown (0.1), Crouch (0.1), Smith (0.1) Scorers Franklin (4.2), Parker (4.0), Cunningham (3.0), Hannebery (2.0), Jack (2.0), McVeigh (1.1), Rohan (1.1), Laidler (1.0), McGlynn (1.0), Mitchell (1.0), Roberts-Thomson (1.0), Shaw (0.1)

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Match Tracker

Adelaide vs. Sydney

  1. 1 minute
  2. 2 minute
  3. 3 minute Adelaide: Goal Rory Sloane
  4. 4 minute
  5. 5 minute
  6. 6 minute Sydney: Goal Lance Franklin
  7. 7 minute
  8. 8 minute Adelaide: Behind Josh Jenkins
  9. 9 minute
  10. 10 minute Sydney: Behind Rhyce Shaw
  11. 11 minute
  12. 12 minute
  13. 13 minute Adelaide: Goal Mitch Grigg
  14. 14 minute
  15. 15 minute Sydney: Goal Luke Parker
  16. 16 minute
  17. 17 minute
  18. 18 minute
  19. 19 minute Sydney: Goal Luke Parker
  20. 20 minute
  21. 21 minute
  22. 22 minute Adelaide: Behind Josh Jenkins
  23. 23 minute
  24. 24 minute Sydney: Goal Harry Cunningham
  25. 25 minute Sydney: Goal Harry Cunningham
  26. 26 minute Sydney: Rushed Behind
  27. 27 minute
  28. 28 minute Sydney: Goal Ben McGlynn
  29. 29 minute
  30. QT Qtr time
  31. 31 minute
  32. 32 minute
  33. 33 minute
  34. 34 minute
  35. 35 minute
  36. 36 minute
  37. 37 minute
  38. 38 minute
  39. 39 minute
  40. 40 minute

Adelaide vs. Sydney

Adelaide vs. Sydney

  1. 1 minute Adelaide: Behind Josh Jenkins
  2. 2 minute
  3. 3 minute Sydney: Goal Kieren Jack
  4. 4 minute
  5. 5 minute Adelaide: Goal Mitch Grigg
  6. 6 minute
  7. 7 minute
  8. 8 minute Adelaide: Behind Luke Brown
  9. 9 minute
  10. 10 minute
  11. 11 minute Adelaide: Goal Richard Douglas
  12. 12 minute
  13. 13 minute
  14. 14 minute
  15. 15 minute Adelaide: Goal James Podsiadly
  16. 16 minute
  17. 17 minute
  18. 18 minute
  19. 19 minute Sydney: Goal Dan Hannebery
  20. 20 minute
  21. 21 minute
  22. 22 minute
  23. 23 minute Adelaide: Rushed Behind
  24. 24 minute
  25. 25 minute
  26. 26 minute Sydney: Goal Lance Franklin
  27. 27 minute Adelaide: Rushed Behind
  28. 28 minute Adelaide: Behind Josh Jenkins
  29. 29 minute
  30. QT Qtr time
  31. 31 minute
  32. 32 minute
  33. 33 minute
  34. 34 minute
  35. 35 minute
  36. 36 minute
  37. 37 minute
  38. 38 minute
  39. 39 minute
  40. 40 minute

Adelaide vs. Sydney

Adelaide vs. Sydney

  1. 1 minute
  2. 2 minute
  3. 3 minute Sydney: Behind Jarrad McVeigh
  4. 4 minute
  5. 5 minute
  6. 6 minute Adelaide: Goal David Mackay
  7. 7 minute
  8. 8 minute
  9. 9 minute Adelaide: Goal Patrick Dangerfield
  10. 10 minute
  11. 11 minute Adelaide: Goal Matthew Jaensch
  12. 12 minute
  13. 13 minute Sydney: Goal Tom Mitchell
  14. 14 minute Adelaide: Behind Jared Petrenko
  15. 15 minute
  16. 16 minute Sydney: Goal Luke Parker
  17. 17 minute Sydney: Behind Lance Franklin
  18. 18 minute
  19. 19 minute
  20. 20 minute Adelaide: Behind Patrick Dangerfield
  21. 21 minute Sydney: Goal Kieren Jack
  22. 22 minute
  23. 23 minute Sydney: Goal Lance Franklin
  24. 24 minute Sydney: Rushed Behind
  25. 25 minute
  26. 26 minute
  27. 27 minute
  28. 28 minute
  29. 29 minute
  30. 30 minute Adelaide: Goal Eddie Betts
  31. 31 minute
  32. 32 minute Adelaide: Behind Matt Crouch
  33. 33 minute Sydney: Goal Luke Parker
  34. 34 minute
  35. QT Qtr time
  36. 36 minute
  37. 37 minute
  38. 38 minute
  39. 39 minute
  40. 40 minute

Adelaide vs. Sydney

Adelaide vs. Sydney

  1. 1 minute Sydney: Behind Lance Franklin
  2. 2 minute Adelaide: Behind Brodie Smith
  3. 3 minute Sydney: Goal Jarrad McVeigh
  4. 4 minute Sydney: Rushed Behind
  5. 5 minute
  6. 6 minute Adelaide: Behind Richard Douglas
  7. 7 minute
  8. 8 minute
  9. 9 minute
  10. 10 minute
  11. 11 minute Adelaide: Behind Mitch Grigg
  12. 12 minute
  13. 13 minute Sydney: Goal Gary Rohan
  14. 14 minute Adelaide: Rushed Behind
  15. 15 minute
  16. 16 minute Sydney: Goal Jeremy Laidler
  17. 17 minute
  18. 18 minute Sydney: Goal Lance Franklin
  19. 19 minute
  20. 20 minute Sydney: Goal Harry Cunningham
  21. 21 minute
  22. 22 minute Sydney: Goal Dan Hannebery
  23. 23 minute Adelaide: Behind Jared Petrenko
  24. 24 minute
  25. 25 minute Sydney: Goal Lewis Roberts-Thomson
  26. 26 minute
  27. 27 minute Sydney: Behind Gary Rohan
  28. 28 minute Adelaide: Behind Eddie Betts
  29. 29 minute
  30. FT Full time Adelaide: Behind James Podsiadly
  31. 31 minute
  32. 32 minute
  33. 33 minute
  34. 34 minute
  35. 35 minute
  36. 36 minute
  37. 37 minute
  38. 38 minute
  39. 39 minute
  40. 40 minute

Adelaide vs. Sydney

Statistics

Match Statistics
AdelaideSydney

Eddie Betts

Goal
1
Behind
1

Harry Cunningham

Goal
3

Luke Brown

Behind
1

Tom Derickx

Matt Crouch

Behind
1

Lance Franklin

Goal
4
Behind
2

Patrick Dangerfield

Goal
1
Behind
1

Heath Grundy

Richard Douglas

Goal
1
Behind
1

Dan Hannebery

Goal
2

Mitch Grigg

Goal
2
Behind
1

Kieren Jack

Goal
2

Kyle Hartigan

Lewis Jetta

Sam Jacobs

Josh Kennedy

Matthew Jaensch

Goal
1

Jeremy Laidler

Goal
1

Josh Jenkins

Behind
4

Nick Malceski

Sam Kerridge

Ben McGlynn

Goal
1

Rory Laird

Jarrad McVeigh

Goal
1
Behind
1

David Mackay

Goal
1

Tom Mitchell

Goal
1

Jared Petrenko

Behind
2

Ryan O'Keefe

James Podsiadly

Goal
1
Behind
1

Luke Parker

Goal
4

Brent Reilly

Mike Pyke

Ben Rutten

Dane Rampe

Rory Sloane

Goal
1

Ted Richards

Brodie Smith

Behind
1

Lewis Roberts-Thomson

Goal
1

Daniel Talia

Gary Rohan

Goal
1
Behind
1

Scott Thompson

Rhyce Shaw

Behind
1

Matthew Wright

Nick Smith

Adelaide vs Sydney

  • Goals

    Adelaide 9
    30% 70%
    Sydney 21
  • Behinds

    Adelaide 17
    68% 32%
    Sydney 8
  • Scoring shots

    Adelaide 33
    55% 45%
    Sydney 27
  • Goals/scoring shots

    Adelaide 27%
    26% 74%
    Sydney 78%
  • Disposals

    Adelaide 374
    52% 48%
    Sydney 347
  • Kicks

    Adelaide 212
    52% 48%
    Sydney 192
  • Handballs

    Adelaide 162
    51% 49%
    Sydney 155
  • Contested Possessions

    Adelaide 135
    50% 50%
    Sydney 133
  • Uncontested Possessions

    Adelaide 240
    53% 47%
    Sydney 212
  • Marks

    Adelaide 96
    55% 45%
    Sydney 77
  • Tackles

    Adelaide 61
    49% 51%
    Sydney 63
  • Hit-outs

    Adelaide 41
    48% 52%
    Sydney 45
  • Clearances

    Adelaide 42
    53% 47%
    Sydney 38
  • Frees for

    Adelaide 13
    46% 54%
    Sydney 15
  • Frees against

    Adelaide 15
    54% 46%
    Sydney 13
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    Adelaide statistics
    Players D K M H CP UP T G B GB FF FA HO CL
    Eddie Betts 11 8 3 3 5 5 1 1 1 1.1 0 1 0 2
    Luke Brown 18 10 5 8 4 14 0 0 1 0.1 0 0 0 1
    Matt Crouch 18 10 2 8 4 14 4 0 1 0.1 0 0 0 2
    Patrick Dangerfield 23 12 3 11 11 12 2 1 1 1.1 2 1 2 5
    Richard Douglas 25 20 2 5 10 15 4 1 1 1.1 1 1 0 4
    Mitch Grigg 11 9 5 2 4 8 1 2 1 2.1 1 2 0 0
    Kyle Hartigan 13 7 6 6 3 10 1 0 0 0.0 0 1 0 0
    Sam Jacobs 17 6 7 11 4 13 4 0 0 0.0 0 1 35 1
    Matthew Jaensch 23 11 8 12 6 16 2 1 0 1.0 1 0 0 0
    Josh Jenkins 17 12 7 5 9 8 3 0 4 0.4 0 0 3 1
    Sam Kerridge 10 3 2 7 4 6 2 0 0 0.0 0 1 0 2
    Rory Laird 21 15 6 6 3 19 1 0 0 0.0 1 1 0 0
    David Mackay 20 7 2 13 9 11 1 1 0 1.0 1 1 0 2
    Jared Petrenko 10 4 1 6 7 3 9 0 2 0.2 0 1 0 3
    James Podsiadly 23 15 9 8 12 13 2 1 1 1.1 2 0 0 0
    Brent Reilly 21 12 2 9 6 13 4 0 0 0.0 0 2 0 4
    Ben Rutten 14 6 3 8 2 12 2 0 0 0.0 0 1 0 0
    Rory Sloane 18 13 7 5 9 10 7 1 0 1.0 0 0 1 4
    Brodie Smith 20 10 2 10 7 12 2 0 1 0.1 2 0 0 1
    Daniel Talia 12 6 6 6 2 10 3 0 0 0.0 0 1 0 0
    Scott Thompson 8 3 3 5 2 6 1 0 0 0.0 1 0 0 1
    Matthew Wright 21 13 5 8 12 10 5 0 0 0.0 1 0 0 9
    Sydney statistics
    Players D K M H CP UP T G B GB FF FA HO CL
    Harry Cunningham 9 6 3 3 3 6 1 3 0 3.0 0 0 0 0
    Tom Derickx 7 2 0 5 6 1 0 0 0 0.0 0 1 18 2
    Lance Franklin 20 15 6 5 10 10 3 4 2 4.2 2 0 0 0
    Heath Grundy 17 9 7 8 3 14 3 0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0
    Dan Hannebery 18 12 2 6 7 11 3 2 0 2.0 2 0 0 1
    Kieren Jack 19 8 2 11 12 7 9 2 0 2.0 1 0 0 6
    Lewis Jetta 18 14 3 4 5 14 3 0 0 0.0 1 1 0 1
    Josh Kennedy 28 8 1 20 18 10 5 0 0 0.0 1 2 1 8
    Jeremy Laidler 13 7 3 6 5 8 3 1 0 1.0 0 0 0 0
    Nick Malceski 25 20 5 5 3 21 2 0 0 0.0 0 1 0 2
    Ben McGlynn 16 8 5 8 5 12 10 1 0 1.0 1 1 0 0
    Jarrad McVeigh 21 8 7 13 3 19 2 1 1 1.1 0 1 0 0
    Tom Mitchell 9 4 3 5 5 4 1 1 0 1.0 0 0 0 0
    Ryan O'Keefe 14 6 2 8 7 7 5 0 0 0.0 1 1 0 4
    Luke Parker 26 14 6 12 11 14 3 4 0 4.0 1 0 0 9
    Mike Pyke 14 8 2 6 7 5 2 0 0 0.0 1 0 26 4
    Dane Rampe 14 10 5 4 6 7 2 0 0 0.0 1 1 0 0
    Ted Richards 14 6 5 8 4 10 3 0 0 0.0 1 2 0 0
    Lewis Roberts-Thomson 5 4 2 1 1 4 0 1 0 1.0 1 0 0 0
    Gary Rohan 5 5 3 0 1 4 0 1 1 1.1 0 0 0 0
    Rhyce Shaw 18 8 1 10 8 11 1 0 1 0.1 0 2 0 1
    Nick Smith 17 10 4 7 3 13 2 0 0 0.0 1 0 0 0

    Latest Comments

    • Worst rubbish umpiring I've seen in a game. Touch a Geelong player and it's a free kick. Strangle a Collingwood player, and play on.

      RB | April 05, 2014, 10:09PM

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    Top Players

    Goals
    Player name Lance Franklin 4
    Player name Luke Parker 4
    Disposals
    Player name Josh Kennedy 28
    Kicks
    Player name Richard Douglas 20
    Player name Nick Malceski 20
    Handballs
    Player name Josh Kennedy 20
    Contested Possessions
    Player name Josh Kennedy 18
    Uncontested Possessions
    Player name Nick Malceski 21
    Marks
    Player name James Podsiadly 9
    Tackles
    Player name Ben McGlynn 10
    Clearances
    Player name Luke Parker 9
    Player name Matthew Wright 9

    Match Details

    Start time:
    2:10pm
    Weather:
    Partly Sunny. Mild
    Umpires:
    Brendan Hosking, Dean Margetts, Mathew Nicholls
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    AFL Express: Saturday April 5

    Date

    Ronny Lerner

    The Bulldogs outlast the Tigers in a thriller.
    The Crows lose their third straight as Buddy fires for Sydney.
    Tonight's games: The Suns take on the Lions on the Gold Coast; the unbeaten Saints face their biggest test against the Eagles in Perth.
    And the Magpies test their form against the impressive Cats at the MCG.

    Lin Jong and Dale Morris celebrate a goal.

    The Western Bulldogs shocked Richmond with a blistering first half at Etihad Stadium. Photo: Getty Images

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    Before we sign off for tonight, here's a quick A-League score update:

    39th minute

    Glory 1-1 Mariners

    Full time

    Wanderers 1-1 Roar

    Jets 2-2 Victory

    FULL TIME

    WEST COAST     3.2, 5.4, 8.8, 12.11 (83)

    ST KILDA           1.5, 6.6, 7.8, 8.10 (58)

     

    Goals

    West Coast: Kennedy 2, Ellis 2, Cripps 2, Sinclair, Shuey, Darling, Priddis, Brown, Cox

    St Kilda: Montagna 2, Riewoldt 2, Dunstan 2, Maister, Templeton

     

    Disposals

    West Coast: Priddis 28, Gaff 25, Selwood 23

    St Kilda: Dunstan 29, Montagna 27, Ray 26

     

    St Kilda were far from disgraced tonight and even led by two goals in the third quarter.

    But West Coast flexed their muscle from that point to boot seven of the last eight goals and secure a hard-fought win to maintain their perfect start to the year.

    The Eagles are now 3-0 for the second time in three years and have set up a tantalising clash against fellow undefeated side Geelong at Simonds Stadium next week.

    FULL TIME

    COLLINGWOOD     0.4, 6.7, 8.9, 11.10 (76)

    GEELONG             3.5, 6.7, 9.12, 12.15 (87)

     

    Goals

    Collingwood: Elliott 5, White 2, Toovey, Blair, Sidebottom, Goldsack

    Geelong: Hawkins 4, Horlin-Smith, Varcoe, Murdoch, Guthrie, Johnson, Stokes, Mackie, McIntosh

     

    Disposals

    Collingwood: Beams 28, Sidebottom 29, Pendlebury 26

    Geelong: Selwood 30, Duncan 30, Stokes 29

     

    What a cracking contest that was! The final quarter was a battle between Jamie Elliott and Tom Hawkins as both players did their best to help their team win the game with three goals each.

    Elliott and Hawkins ended up with five and four goals respectively for the match.

    Collingwood were gallant tonight, no doubt about that.

    Whenever the Cats got away, the Pies found a way to reel them back in.

    But Geelong just always seemed to have the answers and ended up winning another close one. They really are the masters of the tight contests, aren't they?

    Geelong were probably more precise with their disposal too and, crucially, also did the job in the clinches with more contested possessions (139-129) and tackles (66-55).

    Captain Selwood was a driving force behind those discrepancies and led from the front with 15 contested possessions, 11 tackles and eight clearances to go with his 30 disposals.

    Other notable efforts were Brent Macaffer limiting Steve Johnson to 20 touches and Tom Lonergan keeping Travis Cloke very quiet with just eight touches and no goals.

    So the Cats improve their perfect record to 3-0 while the Pies slip to 1-2.

    What a clash next week between Collingwood (1-2) and Richmond (1-2)!

     

    Q4 27 MIN, COLL 76 GEEL 87

    Tom Hawkins kicks his third goal of the final term and fourth for the match! What a clutch performance from the Tomahawk! He slotted it from 50m out after accepting a super pass from Mitch Duncan off two steps lace out on the chest.

    46 seconds left in the match!

    Q4 26 MIN, COLL 76 GEEL 81

    This is frenetic stuff!! Very few clean disposals, both teams willing themselves at the ball in the middle of the ground. The players know how serious the situation is.

    1:40 left on the clock!

    Q4 23 MIN, COLL 76 GEEL 81

    Jamie Elliott kicks his fifth goal! What a little superstar this guy is! 3:21 left on the clock. Plenty of time left for the Pies. What a finish! The Cats have now flooded their backline with eight defenders.

    Only 63,000 fans at the MCG tonight. A bit disappointing.

    Q4 21 MIN, COLL 70 GEEL 81

    Jamie Elliott keeping the Pies in this game. He slots his fourth from 35m out in front. Been one of Collingwood's best.

    Q4 20 MIN, COLL 64 GEEL 81

    5:30 left on the clock. Pies need to act now.

    Q4 13 MIN, WC 74 STK 51

    St Kilda in strife now. Josh Kennedy kicks another goal and the gallant Saints will need something special from here.

    Q4 18 MIN, COLL 64 GEEL 81

    Jimmy Bartel's shot on goal from outside 50m goes through for a minor score. Dawson Simpson marked it a centimetre over the line.

    Travis Varcoe departs the field with a cut head

    Q4 11 MIN, WC 68 STK 51

    That will make it tough for St Kilda. Cripps slots one and it's 17 points the margin now.


    Meanwhile out west, the Saints are hanging in there. They trail West Coast 62-51 after 10 minutes in the final term.

    That goal has really brought the crowd into it. Cats fans the most vocal they've been all night. Can the Pies respond? Less than 10 minutes left in this one now.

    Q4 14 MIN, COLL 64 GEEL 80

    And the Tomahawk kicks his third! A lovely snap from 45m in front! Over to you, Collingwood.

    Q4 12 MIN, COLL 64 GEEL 74

    Tom Hawkins kicks a super goal from tight on the boundary 30m out. Very good kick indeed and he lets the Magpies fans know about it too!

    Q4 9 MIN, COLL 63 GEEL 68

    Jamie Elliott kicks a great goal from 45m out on a slight angle. Really clutch goal that one and it's now a five-point ball game. Good work from Lumumba in defence beforehand.

    Geelong on top in disposals (313-289), clearances (27-26), inside 50s (45-37), contested possessions (112-110) and tackles (57-45).

    A-League finals scores

    Wanderers 1-1 Roar

    Jets 2-2 Victory

     

    Glory v Mariners is due to start in Perth at 9.45pm (AEDT)

    Q4 4 MIN, COLL 57 GEEL 68

    Blicavs set shot from 50m out drifts wide

    Taylor Adams has put Joel Selwood on the floor. Adams might be in trouble as he left the ground and Selwood was left dazed for a few seconds.

    THREE-QUARTER TIME

    WEST COAST     3.2, 5.4, 8.8 (56)

    ST KILDA           1.5, 6.6, 7.8 (50)

     

    Goals

    West Coast: Sinclair, Kennedy, Shuey, Darling, Ellis, Priddis, Brown, Cripps

    St Kilda: Montagna 2, Riewoldt 2, Maister, Dunstan, Templeton

    The substitute situation at Patersons Stadium looks like this:

    West Coast: Will Schofield on, Mark LeCras off
    St Kilda: Shane Savage on, Sam Gilbert off

    Q3 26 MIN, WC 56 STK 50

    Jamie Cripps puts the Eagles back in front. Can the Saints fight back?

    THREE-QUARTER TIME

    COLLINGWOOD     0.4, 6.7, 8.9 (57)

    GEELONG             3.5, 6.7, 9.12 (66)

     

    Goals

    Collingwood: Elliott 2, White 2, Toovey, Blair, Sidebottom, Goldsack

    Geelong: Horlin-Smith, Varcoe, Murdoch, Guthrie, Johnson, Stokes, Hawkins, Mackie, McIntosh

     

    Disposals

    Collingwood: Beams 21, Sidebottom 20, Swan 19, Pendlebury 19

    Geelong: Selwood 25, Duncan 23, Kelly 20, Stokes 20

    Q3 26 MIN, COLL 57 GEEL 66

    Murdoch has set shot from 40m out with 40 seconds left in the quarter, but misses.

    Q3 24 MIN, COLL 57 GEEL 65

    Steele Sidebottom kicks a clever snap shot for goal from 25m out after collecting the crumbs over the back and evading a few would-be tacklers

    Meanwhile in Perth, the Eagles have fought back to level things up with the Saints 50-50

    Q3 23 MIN, COLL 50 GEEL 65

    Nick Maxwell concedes a rushed behind. The Cats have regained the ascendancy in this game.

    Final scores in the NRL

    Rabbitohs 26-6 Dragons

    Panthers 12-6 Raiders

    Sharks 37-6 Warriors

    Q3 21 MIN, COLL 50 GEEL 64

    Hamish McIntosh converts his set shot from 20m out. He got the free kick after being held by Brodie Grundy at a throw-in.

    Q3 20 MIN, COLL 50 GEEL 58

    Steve Johnson finally escapes Brent Macaffer's clutches to take a mark on a tight angle 50m out. But his shot on goal is a behind.

    Q3 18 MIN, COLL 50 GEEL 57

    Dayne Beams' snap shot for goal on a tight angle goes across the face and into the arms of Jimmy Bartel.

    In the NRL, the Rabbitohs are thumping the Dragons 26-6 in the 77th minute.

    Earlier, the Panthers beat the Raiders 12-6 and the Sharks smashed the Warriors 37-6

    Q3 15 MIN, COLL 50 GEEL 57

    Tyson Goldsack slots it home from 25m on a tight angle after taking a nice mark. That ends 42 barren minutes for the Pies to the City End!

    Q3 14 MIN, COLL 44 GEEL 57

    Blicavs' set shot goes to the right of the goal post

    Collingwood haven't scored a goal to the City End tonight in 41 combined minutes.

    Q3 13 MIN, COLL 44 GEEL 56

    Rushed behind for Collingwood.

    Geelong have subbed Mark Blicavs in for Mitch Brown.

    Q3 7 MIN, WC 36 STK 48

    Eli Templeton puts the Saints up by 12 points! Can the underdogs keep this up? The Eagles were paying $1.02 with some betting agencies this week!

    Collingwood have subbed Taylor Adams on for Sam Dywer.

    Q3 5 MIN, WC 36 STK 42

    No goals as yet in the third term at Patersons Stadium.

    Q3 8 MIN, COLL 43 GEEL 56

    Tom Hawkins sneaks it through after lining up from 45m on a tight angle.

    Q3 6 MIN, COLL 43 GEEL 50

    Mitch Brown's mid-air soccer attempt from the behind line had no hope of going between the big sticks.


    Q3 4 MIN, COLL 43 GEEL 49

    What a kick from Mackie. Had a ping from 50m out while being heavily tackled, but still managed to score a major. Bravo.

    In the A-League, the Roar lead the Wanderers 1-0 in the 59th minute at Pirtek Stadium.

    HALF-TIME

    WEST COAST     3.2, 5.4 (34)

    ST KILDA           1.5, 6.6 (42)

     

    Goals

    West Coast: Sinclair, Kennedy, Shuey, Darling, Ellis

    St Kilda: Montagna 2, Riewoldt 2, Maister, Dunstan



    Disposals

    West Coast: Priddis 14, Selwood 13, Gaff 12, Shuey 11

    St Kilda: Montagna 19, Ray 18, Dunstan 14, Hayes 14

    Bad news for West Coast fans with Mark LeCras subbed out with what appears to be a serious wrist injury.

    Q2 28 MIN, WC 34 STK 42

    The Saints are out to an eight-point lead! Montagna kicks a magnificent snap from near the behind post. There was hardly any angle to speak of there!

    HALF-TIME

    COLLINGWOOD     0.4, 6.7 (43)

    GEELONG             3.5, 6.7 (43)

     

    Goals

    Collingwood: Elliott 2, White 2, Toovey, Blair

    Geelong: Horlin-Smith, Varcoe, Murdoch, Guthrie, Johnson, Stokes

    Disposals

    Collingwood: Sidebottom 17, Beams 15, Lumumba 12, Ball 12

    Geelong: Selwood 17, Stokes 15, Caddy 14, Horlin-Smith 14

     

    What a quarter that was from the Pies!

    Six goals to three after being goalless in the first term.

    The Cats led by 14 points as late as the 25-minute mark in the second term but goals to Toovey and Elliott late on levelled things up.

    Collingwood are leading the hit-outs 23-13 with Grundy dominating (20), but the clearances are level 18-18.

    Meanwhile, the Cats are on top in the tackle count 43-32.

    Brent Macaffer has done a fine job on Steve Johnson, restricting the mercurial Cat to nine touches at half-time.

    Q2 30 MIN, COLL 43 GEEL 43

    Jamie Elliott kicks a textbook rover's goal with 18 seconds left in the quarter. He was front square and grabbed the spillage from a big contest involving Travis Cloke.

    Leigh Montagna put St Kilda in front briefly, but Jack Darling responded and West Coast now enjoy a 34-30 advantage.

    Q2 28 MIN, COLL 37 GEEL 43

    Alan Toovey slots it from 35m after a bad defensive turnover from Geelong forced by a Jarryd Blair tackle.

    Q2 27 MIN, COLL 31 GEEL 43

    Dane Swan and Steele Sidebottom kick behinds in quick succession.

    Geelong leading the tackles (37-25), contested possessions (68-62), inside 50s (25-19)

    Q2 25 MIN, COLL 29 GEEL 43

    Mathew Stokes kicks a lovely snap from a stoppage. Something out of nothing there from star Cat. Great assist from Horlin-Smith.

    In the A-League, Brisbane lead Western Sydney 1-0 in the 44th minute

    Q2 18 MIN, WC 27 STK 24

    Rieowldt has kicked his second goal and the Saints trail by only three points. Great effort so far by the visitors.

    Q2 21 MIN, COLL 29 GEEL 37

    Mitch Brown's set shot from 50m out fades left.

    Q2 19 MIN, COLL 29 GEEL 36

    Steve Johnson converts a brilliant snap around the corner. Tom Hawkins cleverly tapped the ball to him after Lumumba dropped a mark.

    Q2 18 MIN, COLL 29 GEEL 30

    Jesse White kicks his second goal of the quarter. This time via a quick snap from 20m. Not a bad effort for a 196cm tall fella!

    Q2 12 MIN, WC 27 STK 18

    Nick Riewoldt kicks his first goal and the Saints are back within nine points at Patersons Stadium

    Sam Dwyer has left knee heavily strapped and is now back on the ground.

    Q2 15 MIN, COLL 23 GEEL 30

    Excellent forward pressure from Geelong on Lumumba leads to Cam Guthrie collecting the crumbs and snapping truly from 25m.

    West Coast have now kicked three goals in a row at Patersons Stadium and lead St Kilda 27-11 eight minutes into the second term.

    Q2 10 MIN, COLL 23 GEEL 24

    Jarryd Blair kicks Collingwood's third goal in a row after converting a set shot from 30m out. Pendlebury earned the assist after winning a free kick courtesy of Cam Guthrie holding him off the ball.

    Q2 8 MIN, COLL 17 GEEL 24

    Jesse White slots a fantastic set shot from 50m out on a tight angle. Magpies back in this now.

    Lumumba is back on but now Sam Dwyer is limping heavily and is coming off the ground.

    Q2 5 MIN, COLL 11 GEEL 24

    Jamie Elliott kicks Collingwood's first goal from a set shot 25m out after taking a screamer over Jimmy Bartel! Elliott making a habit of these spectacular marks.

    Q2 4 MIN, COLL 5 GEEL 24

    Sam Dwyer's disappointing shot on goals gets punched through for a behind.

    Heritier Lumumba looking worse for wear and is coming from the ground. Collingwood won't want him off for too long, he has been one of their best.

    QUARTER-TIME

    WEST COAST     3.2 (20)

    ST KILDA          1.5 (11)

     

    Goals

    West Coast: Sinclair, Kennedy, Shuey

    St Kilda: Maister

    QUARTER-TIME

    COLLINGWOOD     0.4 (4)

    GEELONG            3.5 (23)

     

    Goals

    Collingwood:

    Geelong: Horlin-Smith, Varcoe, Murdoch

     

    Disposals

    Collingwood: Lumumba 9, Beams 8

    Geelong: Kelly 8

     

    The Magpies have more inside 50s (11-10) but Geelong's defence were outstanding in that quarter, and restricted Collingwood to a goalless term.

    The Cats are also dominating the contested possessions (39-29) and tackles (19-15).

    Q1 27 MIN, COLL 4 GEEL 23

    Tyson Goldsack marks on the siren and his set shot is off line.

    Q1 26 MIN, COLL 3 GEEL 23

    Clinton Young's set shot from 50m next to the boundary goes out on the full.

    With 34 seconds left in the quarter, suffice to say the Maggies could have done with a goal there.

    In the NRL, the Rabbitohs lead the Dragons 2-0.

    Earlier, the Sharks smashed the Warriors 37-6 and the Panthers beat the Raiders 12-6.

    Follow all the live NRL action here

    After 23 minutes at Patersons Stadium, the Saints lead the Eagles 11-8. Bit of a surprise there!

    Q1 22 MIN, COLL 3 GEEL 23

    Jordan Murdoch kicks an excellent goal from 35m on a tough angle. Cats well on top now.

    Q1 21 MIN, COLL 3 GEEL 17

    Tom Hawkins has a snap shot from 25m but can only manage a behind.

    Q1 21 MIN, COLL 3 GEEL 16

    George Burbury's quick shot on goal bounces the wrong side of the goal post

    Collingwood leading inside 50s 9-7, but trail 15-3. Testament to Geelong's excellent defensive structure.

    Geelong's backline under enormous pressure, but they have held up beautifully. Collingwood still goalless after 19 minutes.

    St Kilda on a roll in Perth. They double their lead to 10-8 against West Coast!

    Geelong leading the contested possessions 24-17 early on

    Nick Maxwell comes off the ground in considerable discomfort after rolling his ankle badly

    Q1 14 MIN, COLL 3 GEEL 15

    Travis Varcoe reads the spillage from a pack beautifully and snaps a classic crumber's goal

    Cries of "BLOW THE SIREN" can be heard from Saints fans in Perth as St Kilda grab an early 9-8 lead against West Coast!

    Q1 13 MIN, COLL 3 GEEL 9

    Selwood's snap around the corner is a behind.

    Q1 11 MIN, WC 8 STK 8

    Beau Maister levels things up for the Saints

    Q1 11 MIN, COLL 3 GEEL 8

    Caddy's booming kick from inside the centre square finds Mitch Duncan in the forward pocket. Duncan then passed it to Horlin-Smith, but the youngster's shot on goal goes out of bounds.

    Q1 9 MIN, COLL 3 GEEL 8

    Jared Rivers rushes one through for the Magpies

    In Perth, West Coast lead St Kilda 8-1 after 9 minutes

    Q1 8 MIN, COLL 2 GEEL 8

    George Horlin-Smith beats Tyson Goldack in a marking contest and drills the set shot from 40m out. Really good bit of footy from GHS! Exquisite pass from Stevie J.

    Q1 7 MIN, COLL 2 GEEL 2

    After easily outmarking Nick Maxwell, Tom Hawkins' set shot from 30m on a tight angle goes the wrong side of the goal post.

    Brent Macaffer has the big job on Steve Johnson tonight

    Q1 5 MIN, COLL 2 GEEL 1

    Brent Macaffer's 50m set shot on goal fades to the left.

    Q1 3 MIN, COLL 1 GEEL 1

    Mitch Duncan misses a fairly straightforward shot on goal

    Q1 1 MIN, WC 6 STK 0

    Luke Shuey gets West Coast off to a flyer!

    Substitutes

    Collingwood: Taylor Adams

    Geelong: Mark Blicavs

     

    West Coast: Will Schofield

    St Kilda: Shane Savage

     

    Just a reminder that for Geelong, Simpson and Sheringham are late replacements for Enright and McCarthy while for West Coast Schofield has come in for Wellingham

    We now turn our attention to the MCG for the blockbuster between Collingwood and Geelong.

    The Cats are aiming to keep their unbeaten start to the year in tact but they haven't defeated Collingwood since that famous 2011 Grand Final triumph!

    West Coast and St Kilda are also set to do battle at Patersons Stadium.

    In the A-League, Newcastle drew with Melbourne Victory 2-2 at Hunter Stadium.

    Milligan got the equaliser for Victory from the penalty spot in the 86th minute.

    Milligan scored Victory's other goal too.

    Brillante and Taggart were the goal scorers for Newcastle.

    FULL TIME

    GOLD COAST       2.2, 5.6, 12.10, 17.12 (114)

    BRISBANE LIONS   1.2, 3.4, 6.4, 9.7 (61)

     

    Goals

    Gold Coast: Day 4, Ablett 3, Swallow 2, Matera 2, O'Meara, Lynch, Lemmens, Shaw, Harbrow, Kolodjashnij

    Brisbane Lions: Rockliff 3, Paparone 2, Taylor, Aish, Mayes, Hanley

     

    Disposals

    Gold Coast: Ablett 38, Prestia 32, Swallow 26, O'Meara 25

    Brisbane Lions: Rockliff 35, Hanley 30, Golby 28, Redden 27

     

    Gold Coast have kicked 10 of the last 13 goals against the Lions. Really dominant display.

    Q4 26 MIN, GC 113 BL 61

    Pearce Hanley gets his name on the goalkickers' list.

    Q4 24 MIN, GC 113 BL 54

    Jaeger O'Meara rubs some salt into a huge Brisbane wound witha a lovely snap over his shoulder from 20m out.

    Meanwhile, in the NRL, Penrith lead Canberra 8-6 in the 62nd minute.

    Earlier, the Sharks smashed the Warriors 37-6

    Follow all the live NRL action here.

    Q4 19 MIN, GC 106 BL 54

    Brandon Matera converts from 35m out. Another assist from David Swallow.

    In the A-League, Newcastle Jets lead Melbourne Victory 2-1 in the 70th minute at Hunter Stadium.

    Goals to Brillante (Newcastle) and Taggart (Newcastle) and Milligan (Victory).

    Q4 17 MIN, GC 100 BL 54

    Tom Rockliff boots his third goal from a stoppage. Lovely snap. Thoroughly deserved, he hasn't stopped trying.

    Daniel Cherny: You can read Rohan Connolly's report on the Bulldogs' thrilling win over the Tigers here

    Q4 14 MIN, GC 100 BL 47

    Nice 50m kick from Paparone splits the big sticks and delivers the Lions SOME respite

    Q4 10 MIN, GC 100 BL 41

    Tom Lynch kicks his first goal and this is getting really, really ugly.

    Q4 8 MIN, GC 94 BL 41

    Gold Coast sub Matt Shaw comes on and snaps truly. He got the assist from David Swallow who was hit in the head heavily by Daniel Merrett. Merrett will undoubtedly be cited for that.

    Meanwhile, in the A-League, Newcastle still lead Melbourne Victory 2-1 in the 58th minute.

    Brillante and Taggart the goal scorers for Newcastle while Milligan found the back of the net for Victory.

    In the NRL, Penrith are leading Canberra 8-0 just after half-time.

    Earlier in the day, the Sharks smashed the Warriors 37-6.

    Follow all the live NRL action here.

    Daniel Cherny: There were emotional scenes today at Rosehill for the late Nathan Berry's brother-in-law as Kim Arlington reports

    Q4 3 MIN, GC 88 BL 41

    Dayne Zorko sprays his running shot on goal

    Q4 1 MIN, GC 88 BL 40

    Sam Day boots his fourth goal from just 20m out after Gary Ablett unselfishly passed the ball to him. That's six goals in a row now for Gold COast.

    THREE-QUARTER TIME

    GOLD COAST       2.2, 5.6, 12.10 (82)

    BRISBANE LIONS   1.2, 3.4, 6.4 (40)

     

    Goals

    Gold Coast: Day 3, Ablett 3, Swallow 2, Lemmens, Harbrow, Kolodjashnij, Matera

    Brisbane Lions: Rockliff 2, Taylor, Aish, Paparone, Mayes



    Disposals

    Gold Coast: Ablett 30, Prestia 28, O'Meara 23, Swallow 20

    Brisbane Lions: Rockliff 22, Hanley 22, Golby 19, Moloney 19

     

    What a great response that was from the Suns in the third quarter.

    The Lions got within eight points after consecutive goals to Tom Rockliff, but Gold Coast answered the challenge with five unanswered goals to bust the game wide open.

    For the first time in the match, the Suns' dominance all over the park was finally reflected on the scoreboard after they struggled for more than two quarters to land that killer blow.

    It really has been a flogging.

    The Suns are WELL on top in disposals (296-271), clearances (40-27), centre clearances (13-7), inside 50s (47-30) and contested possessions (132-104).

     

    Q3 30 MIN, GC 82 BL 40

    Rushed behind for the Suns

    Q3 27 MIN, GC 81 BL 40

    Michael Rischitelli's shot on goal fades right.

    Gold Coast have won 10 of the last 11 clearances

    Q3 27 MIN, GC 80 BL 40

    The dam walls have burst. Kolodjashnij gets in on the action and the margin has blown out to 40 points.

    Q3 26 MIN, GC 74 BL 40

    David Swallow snaps truly from 48m. Sensational kick off one step basically. Gold Coast getting rewarded on the scoreboard now, that is six goals to three this quarter.

    Q3 25 MIN, GC 68 BL 40

    Jaeger O'Meara kicks a behind

    Q3 23 MIN, GC 67 BL 40

    Sean Lemmens' first goal in AFL football is a ripper! He runs into goal, baulks Sam Mayes and slots it from 50m. Wow! That was impressive! Biggest margin of the match now.

    Q3 20 MIN, GC 61 BL 40

    Steven May's big roost from outside 50m goes out on the full. The Suns just can't shut the door closed on the Lions.

    In the NRL, Penrith lead Canberra 4-0 close to half-time.

    Earlier, the Sharks smashed the Warriors 37-6.

    Follow all the live NRL action here.

    In the A-League, it's half-time at Hunter Stadium.

    Newcastle lead Melbourne Victory 2-1.

    Brillante and Taggart have scored for the Jets and Milligan found the back of the net for the visitors.

    Q3 18 MIN, GC 61 BL 40

    Matera's set shot from 35m in front fades to the right.

    Q3 16 MIN, GC 60 BL 40

    Brandon Matera grabs the crumbs and snaps a ripper around his shoulder to give the Suns some breathing space.

    Q3 16 MIN, GC 54 BL 40

    David Swallow kicks an impressive goal from 40m near the boundary after a lovely chain of Gold Coast handballs.

    Big news ahead of tonight's Collingwood-Geelong blockbuster...

    Q3 13 MIN, GC 48 BL 40

    Dion Prestia's snap from 25m in front goes out of bounds on the full.

    The Suns-Lions game has become a lot more entertaining after a lacklustre first half.

    Q3 12 MIN, GC 48 BL 40

    Tom Rockliff marks strongly in the goal square and kicks another goal for the Lions. It's only eight points the difference now at Metricon Stadium.

    In the A-League, the Victory's Tom Rogic has been subbed off for James Troisi in the 39th minute.

    Newcastle still lead 2-1 at Hunter Stadium.

    Q3 9 MIN, GC 48 BL 34

    Tom Rockliff with the quick reply. After pinging Steven May for holding the ball, the Lions midfielder goes back and slots his set shot from 30m on a tight angle.

    Q3 6 MIN, GC 48 BL 28

    Take a bow Gary Ablett. He grabs the ball tight on boundary, does a shimmy around Justin Clarke and snaps a beauty from 25m. The Little Master is headed for another 3 Brownlow votes, he already has 22 touches and three goals. What a freak.

    Q3 3 MIN, GC 42 BL 28

    Sam Mayes gets one back for the Lions with a brilliant set shot from tight on the boundary line 50m out.

    Q3 1 MIN, GC 42 BL 21

    Ablett kicks his second goal with his 20th disposal. Fast start to the second half from the Suns.

    And in the NRL, Penrith currently lead Canberra 4-0.

    Earlier, the Sharks smashed the Warriors 37-6.

    Follow all the live NRL action here.

    Meanwhile, at Hunter Stadium it is a goalfest in the A-League!

    The Jets lead Melbourne Victory 2-1 after just 23 minutes.

    Taggart and Brillante have scored for Newcastle, while Mark Milligan found the back of the net for Victory.

    HALF-TIME

    GOLD COAST       2.2, 5.6 (36)

    BRISBANE LIONS   1.2, 3.4 (22)

     

    Goals

    Gold Coast: Day 3, Ablett, Harbrow

    Brisbane Lions: Taylor, Aish, Paparone



    Disposals

    Gold Coast: Ablett 19, Prestia 15, Rischitelli 14     

    Brisbane Lions: Rockliff 15, Hanley 15, Moloney 13, Redden 13

     

    Brisbane must be wondering how they are only 14 points down.

    They are getting dominated in almost every facet of this match, trailing inside 50s (31-18), clearances (23-18), centre clearances (7-2) and contested possessions (82-67).

    But despite already having Daniel Rich subbed out of the contest due to a knee injury, the Lions are somehow within three goals of the Suns.

    Gold Coast have to be filthy on themselves.

    They forced Brisbane into making many errors in that first half and had the visitors on the ropes for most of the second quarter in particular, but they just could not translate their dominance on the scoreboard.

    Are the Lions good enough to make them pay in the second half? They showed in the first two rounds against heavweights Hawthorn and Geelong that they are no mugs, so it will be very interesting if Brisbane can give their Queensland rivals  a fright.

    Q2 28 MIN, GC 36 BL 22

    Zorko's ambitious shot from the boundary line hits the post.

    Q2 25 MIN, GC 36 BL 21

    James Aish kicks a lovely snap from a stoppage from 50m out and it's only 15 points the difference.

    Q2 21 MIN, GC 36 BL 15

    David Swallow's set shot goes out of bounds for a throw-in


    Q2 19 MIN, GC 36 BL 15

    Sam Day kicks his third goal for the quarter. It was a set shot again and was from about 45m out. He certainly has his kicking boots on today!

    Q2 18 MIN, GC 30 BL 15

    Marco Paparone kicks a superb goal from 50m on a tight angle. And despite being on the ropes for much of this quarter, they are only down by 15 points. Gold Coast will be kicking themselves at how small their lead is.

    Daniel Rich is unfortunately subbed off due to that knee injury. James Aish is now in the game for the Lions.

    Q2 16 MIN, GC 30 BL 9

    David Swallow's shot on goal is off line and helped through.

    Q2 14 MIN, GC 29 BL 9

    Brisbane get their first score and first inside 50 for the quarter after 14 minutes via a poster from Brent Moloney.

    Inside 50 count now stands at 24-11 in favour of Gold Coast. 8-0 this quarter. Lions well and truly on the ropes but the Suns haven't been able to deliver the killer blow yet.

    Lions hanging on by the skin of their teeth at the moment. And making matters worse for them is that Daniel Rich is coming off the ground with a right knee injury. Let's hope it's not too serious.

    Q2 9 MIN, GC 29 BL 8

    Luke Russell misses his set shot from 35m out on a tight angle. He got the assist from Sam Day who delivered a pinpoint, laser-guided pass.

    We've played eight minutes in this second quarter and the Lions haven't entered their forward 50 yet. Gold Coast have done so six times already.

    Brisbane making way too many skill errors. They're lucky to be down by only 20 points. If they keep playing like this they are no hope to win.

    Jed Adcock leaves the ground with a cut eye.

    Q2 7 MIN, GC 28 BL 8

    Matera's centring kick is rushed through for a point.

    Q2 5 MIN, GC 27 BL 8

    David Swallow's shot on goal is touched.

    Q2 3 MIN, GC 26 BL 8

    Day kicks another one. This time it was a set shot from 40m out.

    Concerning early trend for the Lions, they trail inside 50s 11-18

    HORSE RACING Golden Slipper Stakes at Rosehill.

    Mossfun $5.60
    Earthquake $1.60
    Bring The Maid $2.50

    Mossfun has lived up to her reputation as one of the best wet-track two-year-olds in training to win the $3.5 million Golden Slipper at Rosehill.Keeping an unbeaten record in rain-affected ground, Mossfun ($5.50) hugged the rails in beating the favourite Earthquake ($2.40) and Bring Me The Maid ($11) in the world’s richest race for juveniles. The filly gave Hawkes Racing, a family training partnership involving Hall of Fame trainer John Hawkes and his sons Michael and Wayne a breakthrough Golden Slipper win.But the win wasn’t without incident, as Mossfun missed the start and settled at the back of the field. It forced jockey James McDonald to ride for luck and Mossfun did the rest, overhauling Earthquake close to the line. "It didn’t all go to plan. She just bobbed as the gates opened," McDonald said.Bring Me The Maid flashed home for third with fillies filling the first five places across the line.

    Q2 1 MIN, GC 20 BL 8

    Sam Day converts a set shot from 30m out. Great start to the second term by Gold Coast.

    QUARTER-TIME

    GOLD COAST       2.2 (14)

    BRISBANE LIONS   1.2 (8)

     

    Goals

    Gold Coast: Ablett, Harbrow

    Brisbane Lions: Taylor

     

    Disposals

    Gold Coast: Ablett 10, Kolodjashnij 9, Prestia 9

    Brisbane Lions: Zorko 8, Moloney 8, Hanley 8, Redden 8

    The Bulldogs great win over Richmond has ended on a sour note. Jordan Roughead expected to miss 6-8 weeks after disloacting AC joint.

    Q1 24 MIN, GC 14 BL 8

    Lewis Taylor kicks his first AFL goal and the Lions only trail by six points after the Suns have dominated most of the opening quarter.

    Kade Kolodjashnij has made a bright start to his AFL career. The young Sun already has eight disposals.

    Dayne Zorko has been absolutely cleaned up by  Steven May as he had shot on goal. It's taking a long time for the Lion to get to his feet. Wow, that was a big hit!

    Q1 20 MIN, GC 14 BL 2

    Jordan Lisle rushes one for Gold Coast

    Matthew Shaw and James Aish are the starting subs for Gold Coast and Brisbane respectively.

    Q1 14 MIN, GC 13 BL 2

    Gold Coast getting the ball into their forward 50 a lot quicker than Brisbane. Suns defenders getting a lot more time to prepare for Lions' inside 50s and it's making life tough for Jonathan Brown and co.

    Q1 11 MIN, GC 12 BL 2

    Jarrod Harbrow kicks a beauty from 50 on a tight angle.

    FULL TIME

    ADELAIDE 2.2, 5.7, 9.10, 9.17 (71)

    SYDNEY   6.2, 9.2, 14.5, 21.8 (134)

     

    Goals

    Adelaide: Grigg 2, Douglas, Dangerfield, Jaensch, Podsiadly, Mackay, Sloane, Betts

    Sydney: Parker 4, Franklin 4, Cunningham 3, K.Jack 2, Hannebery 2, McVeigh, McGlynn, Laidler, Mitchell, Roberts-Thomson, Rohan

     

    Disposals

    Adelaide: Douglas 25, Dangerfield 23, Jaensch 23, Podsiadly 23

    Sydney: Kennedy 28, Parker 26, Malceski 25, McVeigh 21

     

    Another really disappointing second half from Adelaide to start the year.

    Geelong ran over the top of them in Round 1, Port Adelaide did so in Round 2 and now Sydney have surged past them in the last quarter-and-a-bit.

    It's hard to win games of footy when you can't run out games and until Adelaide are able to do that, this could be a very long year for them.

    Q1 6 MIN, GC 6 BL 0

    Gary ABlett kicks the first one of the QClash.

    Q4 29 MIN, ADEL 70 SYD 134

    Eddie Betts can't earn a consolation goal for Adelaide.

    We've gone five minutes at Metricon Stadium and there has been no score to speak from either the Suns or Lions.

    Q4 27 MIN, ADEL 69 SYD 134

    Gary Rohan misses a set shot from 50m.

    If this match at Adelaide Oval were a boxing match, the trainer would have thrown in the towel for Adelaide ages ago.

    Q4 25 MIN, ADEL 69 SYD 133

    Seriously embarrassing for Adelaide. Lewis Roberts-Thomson slams home another one. At this rate, the Crows might not win one at Adelaide Oval until 2015! Seven goals to zero in the final term in favour of Sydney.

    Q4 20 MIN, ADEL 68 SYD 127

    Dan Hannebery kicks the easiest of easy goals. No Adelaide pressure to speak of from 20m out.

    Q4 20 MIN, ADEL 68 SYD 121

    This is getting red-headed step-son ugly now. Harry Cunningham kicks another one and the fat lady is losing her voice at Adelaide Oval.

    Don't forget, Adelaide led Port Adelaide by 3 points midway through third term only to lose by 55 points.

    Q4 18 MIN, ADEL 68 SYD 115

    Lance Franklin joins Luke Parker on four goals. This is becoming a rout. Really concerning signs for Adelaide, they only trailed by two points midway through the third term. This is their third convincing loss in their first three games.

    Q4 17 MIN, ADEL 68 SYD 109

    Jeremy Laidler kicks his first goal in Sydney colours from the goal square. Assist from Lance Franklin from long range.

    Q4 14 MIN, ADEL 67 SYD 103

    For the second week in a row, the Crows have been run over in the second half. They will start a season 0-3 for the first time since 2010.

    There's the siren!! THe Dogs Win by 2 points!! What a thriller!

    FULL TIME

    BULLDOGS 5.4, 9.5, 11.9, 15.10 (100)

    RICHMOND 2.4, 3.4, 9.6, 15.8 (98)

     

    Goals

    Bulldogs: Jones 3, Crameri 2, Jong 2, Giansiracusa 2, Macrae, Cooney, Higgins, Dahlhaus, Hunter, Stringer

    Richmond: Riewoldt 4, Griffiths 2, Vickery 2, Cotchin, Jackson, Martin, Gordon, Grigg, Petterd, King

     

    Disposals

    Bulldogs: Macrae 30, Boyd 29, Liberatore 24

    Richmond: Cotchin 28, Jackson 23, Thomas 21

     

    Great effort by the young Bulldogs to win in the end.

    When Jack Riewoldt kicked his fourth goal, Richmond hit the front late in the last quarter after trailing by 38 points early in the third term.

    At that stage you could have forgiven an inexperienced side to drop their bundle.

    But they didn't give in. Daniel Giansiracusa put the Dogs back in front late on and that's where Brendan McCartney's men would stay to record their first win of the year in thrilling fashion.

     

    18 seconds left at Etihad Stadium. Dogs by 2 points!

    1:15 left at Etihad Stadium. Dogs by 2 points!

    Swans lead Adelaide 97-66 at Adelaide Oval. Looks to be all over there early in the last term.

    Q4 29 MIN, WB 100 RICH 98

    Daniel Giansiracusa puts the Dogs back in front! He snapped truly from 15m out after being brought to ground by Brandon Ellis without having the ball. What a finish! 1:59 left in this game.

    2:30 of playing time left at Etihad Stadium. It's Ricmond by 4 point still

     

    Q4 26 MIN, WB 94 RICH 98

    Jack Riewoldt take a bow! He now has four second-half goals and Richmond are in front after trailing by 38 points early in the third term!! Riewoldt kicked it from 40m out and got the assist from Reece Conca who streamed down the outer wing.

    The biggest half-time deficit Richmond have ever overturned is 36 points. They trailed by 37 today at the main break and the deficit reached 38 early in the third term.

    Q4 24 MIN, WB 94 RICH 92

    The Tigers aren't going away! Shaun Grigg runs in to an open goal from 20m out after some lovely build-up work from Griffiths and Shane Edwards

    Q4 23 MIN, WB 94 RICH 86

    Jack Riewoldt's shot on goal from 50m is punched through by  Will Minson. Riewoldt got his scoring chance after taking a strong contested mark against Dale Morris.

    Q4 21 MIN, WB 94 RICH 85

    Stewart Crameri picks an important time to kick his second goal. And it was a beautiful kick from 40m out

    THREE-QUARTER TIME

    ADELAIDE 2.2, 5.7, 9.10 (64)
    SYDNEY   6.2, 9.2, 14.5 (89)

    Q4 18 MIN, WB 88 RICH 85

    Ben Griffiths converts a monster from 55m near the boundary and it's only three points the difference again!

    Q4 18 MIN, WB 88 RICH 79

    Ty Vickery's quick shot on goal goes through for a point

    Q3 33 MIN, ADEL 64 SYD 89

    Luke Parker kicks his fourth goal and that is not what Adelaide needed at all

    Q4 17 MIN, WB 88 RICH 78

    Nathan Gordon's shot on goal from a very tight angle 45m out goes out on the full

    Q4 15 MIN, WB 88 RICH 78

    Ty Vickery gets one back for the Tigers and it's game on again. What a finish we have in store at Etihad Stadium!

    Q3 29 MIN, ADEL 63 SYD 83

    Eddie Betts gets one back for Adelaide with an easy one from the goal square

    Daniel Cherny: Meanwhile Carlton CEO Greg Swann says the Blues "won't be held to ransom" by Bryce Gibbs

     

    The Dogs have had the last five inside 50s after Richmond strung together 10 in a row!

    Q4 12 MIN, WB 88 RICH 72

    Liam Jones converts a set shot from 50m directly in front. The Bulldogs have steaded and are now enjoying a bit of breathing space again.

    Q4 10 MIN, WB 82 RICH 72

    Jackson Macrae's set shot from 35m never looked like it. He got his chance after being taken high by Matt Thomas.

    Q4 8 MIN, WB 81 RICH 72

    Daniel Giansiracusa stops the rot for the Bulldogs with a lovely attempt from 40m out on the run

    Q3 22 MIN, ADEL 57 SYD 82

    Lance Franklin kicks a brilliant goal from 35m after dodging Daniel Talia and big Buddy now has three goals. Sydney well and truly back in control of this contest after Adelaide got to within 3 points earlier in the term.

    Is Richmond's extra two days' break coming into play here?

    Q3 22 MIN, ADEL 57 SYD 76

    And the Swans have steadied. Kieren Jack kicks their third goal in a row and Sydney restores their three-goal buffer.

    Q4 4 MIN, WB 75 RICH 72

    That's five goals in a row now for Richmond! Daniel Jackson slots one from 50m out! The margin is now just 3 points! The Bulldogs have stopped. Unbelievable.

    Q4 2 MIN, WB 75 RICH 66

    Riewoldt continues his incredible purple match. All of a sudden he has three goals. Might have been a bit fortunate as he appeared to push his Bulldogs opponent out of the way. Richmond have now kicked four goals in a row and trail by 9 points after at one stage being behind by 38!

    Jordan Roughead has been subbed out for Daniel Giansiracusa

    Q3 15 MIN, ADEL 56 SYD 69

    Luke Parker kicks his third goal. Great contested work from Kennedy and Kieren Jack set up that goal. And Petrenko's easy miss has to hurt Adelaide even more now!

    HORSE RACING:
    Silent Achiever
    has again upstaged top-class stayers to take out the group One BMW (2400m) at Rosehill. After taking out the Ranvet Stakes in an upset, she was kept safe by punters on the heavy ground. She settled near the rear of the small field with It's A Dundeel and Fiorente, and was ridden patiently by Nash Rawiller as outsider Angola set a solid tempo. Angola tired at the top of the straight, and Rawiller pounced, sending Silent Achiever to the lead. It's A Dundeel ran on, but never looked likely catching the New Zealand mare, now the winner of her past four races.

    BMW Stakes

    Silent Achiever $3.50
    It's A Dundeel $1.60
    Firorente $1.60

    Q3 14 MIN, ADEL 56 SYD 63

    Jared Petrenko did all the hard work. He took a great mark, but after playing on he sprayed it from just 10m out!!

    Q3 13 MIN, ADEL 55 SYD 63

    Luke Mitchell kicks an absolute ripper from a stoppage against the run of play. The young gun grabbed the ball and just slapped it on his boot from 45m.

    Q3 11 MIN, ADEL 55 SYD 57

    And Matty Jaensch kicks another one!! The Crows are down by just two points now after trailing by 30 at one stage!

    THREE-QUARTER TIME

    BULLDOGS       5.4, 9.5, 11.9 (75)

    RICHMOND       2.4, 3.4, 9.6 (60) 

    Q3 9 MIN, ADEL 49 SYD 57

    And here come the Crows! Dangerfield slots one from 40m out!

    Richmond have had 7 of the last 9 clearances

    Q3 29 MIN, WB 75 RICH 60

    Petterd kicks another one for Richmond after being held without hte ball! That's three in a row for Richmond!

    Q3 6 MIN, ADEL 43 SYD 57

    David Mackay kicks the all important first goal of the second half

    Q3 27 MIN, WB 75 RICH 54

    The ball goes through for a rushed behind

    Riewoldt was dragged to ground without the ball 15m out but wasnt given a free kick!

    Q3 25 MIN, WB 75 RICH 53

    After a very quiet match, Jack Riewoldt has kicked two goals in two minutes. His latest one a lovely snap from close to the boundary.

    Q3 2 MIN, ADEL 37 SYD 57

    Jarrad McVeigh kicks a behind for Sydney

    Q3 24 MIN, WB 75 RICH 47

    Jack Riewoldt kicks his first goal from a set shout 35m out.

    Jack Riewoldt will be sure to come under scrutiny from the match review panel for tripping.

    Q3 22 MIN, WB 75 RICH 41

    Jake Stringer strolls into an open goal. He received a handball from Macrae after Cooney forced a Richmond turnover with a crunching tackle

    Q3 21 MIN, WB 69 RICH 41

    Jake Stringer can't kick the goal from 50m out. The opportunity arose thanks largely to some super work from the Dogs' backline, in particular Dale Morris.

    Q3 17 MIN, WB 68 RICH 41

    Little Jakey King converts a set shot from 50m out. Great kick.

    The Bulldogs are all over Richmond. Brendan McCartney's men have more disposals (211-174), clearances (29-22), inside 50s (31-24), contested possessions (82-71) and tackles (55-47).

    Q3 11 MIN, WB 68 RICH 35

    Jackson Macrae adds a goal to his game-high 21 disposals. This kid is having a day out! He kicked the goal after taking a mark unopposed 20m out, terrible defending from Richmond.

    Q3 9 MIN, WB 62 RICH 35

    Nathan Gordon picks the crumbs and snaps a super opportunistic goal for Richmond. Back-to-back goals for the Tigers for the first time today.

    Q3 9 MIN, WB 62 RICH 29

    Cotchin's set shot from 50m is off line. He was set up Jack Riewoldt who took a spectacular, high-flying, one-handed mark! The Tigers need more of that from Jack.

    Q3 7 MIN, WB 62 RICH 28

    Lachie Hunter misses an absolute sitter from 15m in front.

    The Bulldogs' intensity has been relentless today, they just want the ball more than Richmond. It's as simple as that.

    Q3 6 MIN,WB 61 RICH 28

    Quick snap from Ryan Griffen misses

    Q3 2 MIN,WB 60 RICH 28

    Ty Vickery kicks the first goal of the second half and boy did Richmond need that!

    HALF-TIME

    ADELAIDE     2.2, 5.7 (37)

    SYDNEY       6.2, 9.2 (56)

     

    Goals

    Adelaide: Grigg 2, Douglas, Podsiadly, Sloane

    Sydney: Parker 2, Franklin 2, Cunningham 2, Hannebery, McGlynn, K.Jack

    Disposals

    Adelaide: Douglas 14, Dangerfield 14, Jaensch 14

    Sydney: Parker 14, Kennedy 13, McVeigh 12

    Q2 27 MIN, ADEL 37 SYD 56

    That's four behinds now for Jenkins. This time he misses a set shot from 35m on tough angle.

    Q2 26 MIN, ADEL 36 SYD 56

    Josh Jenkins scores another behind for Adelaide

    Q2 26 MIN, ADEL 35 SYD 56

    Lance Franklin bangs home his second goal after receiving a free kick for front-on contact

    HORSE RACING Catkins ($1.50) has taken out the Emancipation Stakes from Sharnee Rose and Angel of Mercy.

    Golden Slipper (5pm) odds: Previous hot fave Earthquake is out to $3.50 as punters get nervous about her ability to deal with the heavy going. Bring me The Maid ($6.40) and Mossfun ($6.50) have their admirers.
    In the BMW Stakes, run at 3.40pm, Fiorente is a solid $3.10 favourite. Take out his last start failure and those would appear generous odds. It's a Dundeel and Silent Achiever are equal second picks at $4.40. There has been plenty of money for Voleuse De Couers, now into $5.90.

    Adelaide's defensive zone much better organised this quarter, they have fought back well after Sydney onslaught.

    Q2 23 MIN, ADEL 35 SYD 50

    Rushed behind for Adelaide

    Q2 19 MIN, ADEL 34 SYD 50

    Dan Hannebery's first possession in 18 minutes is a good one! He slots a set shot from 35m out.

    Matt Crouch has been subbed on for Scott Thompson who appears to have a knee complaint. Gary Rohan is still wearing the green vest for Sydney.

    Q2 15 MIN, ADEL 34 SYD 44

    James Podsiadly snaps a ripping set shot from deep in the pocket after taking a pack mark.

    Daniel Talia comes to grips with Lewis Roberts-Thomson.

    Daniel Talia comes to grips with Lewis Roberts-Thomson. Photo: Getty Images

    Another beautiful day for footy at the Adelaide Oval.

    Another beautiful day for footy at the Adelaide Oval. Photo: Getty Images

    Josh Kennedy clears a pack.

    Josh Kennedy clears a pack. Photo: Getty Images

    Q2 10 MIN, ADEL 28 SYD 44

    Richard Douglas roves a pack and kicks a goal from the goal line

    HALF-TIME

    BULLDOGS         5.4, 9.5 (59)

    RICHMOND         2.4, 3.4 (22)

     

    Goals

    Bulldogs: Jones 2, Jong 2, Cooney, Crameri, Dahlhaus, Higgins, Hunter

    Richmond: Cotchin, Griffiths, Martin

     

    Disposals

    Bulldogs: Macrae 19, Boyd 15, Crameri 13, Higgins 13

    Richmond: Cotchin 13, Martin 10, Jackson 9, Petterd 9

    Q2 28 MIN, WB 59 RICH 22

    That's gotta hurt! Lachie Hunter dribbles a ripper along the carpet with 6 seconds left in the second quarter. Another red-time goal for the Dogs after Lin Jong scored one in the first quarter.

    Q2 5 MIN, ADEL 21 SYD 44

    Kieren Jack and Mitch Grigg kick goals for Sydney and Adelaide respectively to start the second term.

    Minus Brett Deledio and the subbed out Nick Vlaustin, the Tigers are lacking run against the fleet of foot Dogs. The Bulldogs have six players with more than 10 tocuhes, including Jack Macrae with a game-high 18. Richmond has just two - Trent Cotchin (12) and Dustin Martin (10). The Dogs generally get tired later in matches, so they might want to make hay while the sun shines, but the Tigers desperately need a siren at the moment, in order to regroup.

    The Bulldogs are leading the clearances 13-4, contested possessions 35-22 and inside 50s 10-5 for the second quarter.

    At the Adelaide Oval, Luke Parker has seven touches and two majors after a quarter. Buddy Franklin has booted a goal and had six possessions and three marks, while Ben McGlynn has had six touches, laid four tackles and booted a goal. Scott Thompson and Josh Jenkins have eight possessions for the Crows and Matthew Jaensch has 10, but no forward has a goal - their two sausage rolls came from midfielders Mitch Grigg and Rory Sloane.

    Jack Riewoldt has had one disposal with 3:26 remaining in the first half.

    Stewart Crameri has had 12 touches, three marks, one goal and a game-high three score assists.

    Q2 21 MIN, WB 53 RICH 22

    Lin Jong kicks one from point-blank range. No prizes for guessing who provided the assist - that man again Stewie Crameri. The ex-Bomber has been brilliant today, clear BOG at the moment.

    Dan Jackson finds the going tough in his first game of the season.

    Dan Jackson finds the going tough in his first game of the season. Photo: Getty Images

    Lin Jong and Dale Morris celebrate a goal.

    Lin Jong and Dale Morris celebrate a goal. Photo: Getty Images

    Nick Vlastuin officially subbed out of the match after failing concussion test.

    The Bulldogs have won the last eight clearances of the match

    Q2 17 MIN, WB 47 RICH 22

    Luke Dahlhaus kicks an absolute ripper from 35m out close to the boundary and under a hell of a lot of pressure. Early contender for goal of the day! Richmond in trouble here.

    Q2 16 MIN, WB 41 RICH 22

    Cooney's shot on the run from close to the boundary misses the intended target.

    QUARTER-TIME

    ADELAIDE       2.2 (14) 

    SYDNEY         6.2 (38)

     

    Goals

    Adelaide: Sloane, Grigg 

    Sydney: Cunningham 2, Parker 2, Franklin, McGlynn

     

    Disposals

    Adelaide: Jaensch 10

    Sydney: Kennedy 8

    AFL: NORTH MELBOURNE:
    North Melbourne defender Jamie Macmillan notes there is a guaranteed solution for Port Adelaide’s impressive run. "If we have the footy, it’s hard for them to run off with it," he said. Port’s impressive start to the season has dominated talk ahead of Sunday’s AFL match at Etihad Stadium. The Power have used relentless gut-running to take the game away from Carlton and Adelaide.North are backing their own fitness and speed, but Macmillan said there is a lot more to beating Port Adelaide than that. "When they get out, if we can stop them running down the ground - be it through body work or just getting into good positions - then we can turn it into a battle and hold them up a bit more," he said. "If we can get the ball in our forward half and then stop Port in their tracks, well then all the run is gone for them."

    AAP

    Q1 29 MIN, ADEL 14 SYD 38

    Ben McGlynn continues Sydney's late-quarter rampage with another major! He slotted it from 45m out on a tough angle.

    Matt Thomas tackles Bulldog Ryan Griffen.

    Matt Thomas tackles Bulldog Ryan Griffen. Photo: Getty Images

    Q1 27 MIN, ADEL 14 SYD 32

    The Swans come agonisingly close to another goal but Nick Malceski's shot is touched on the line.

    Q1 26 MIN, ADEL 14 SYD 31

    Ryan O'Keefe and Harry Cunningham kick back-to-back goals for the Swans

    Nick Vlastuin not fully subbed out of the match just yet, still being assessed by the doctors to gauge how serious his concussion is. A decision will be made within 20 min of when the temporary sub was made

    Careful mate! Nick Vlastuin (L) collides into Tigers teamate Dylan Grimes.

    Careful mate! Nick Vlastuin (L) collides into Tigers teamate Dylan Grimes. Photo: Getty Images

    Q2 8 MIN, WB 40 RICH 22

    Shaun Higgins makes no mistake from 30m out directly in front

    Q1 23 MIN, ADEL 14 SYD 19

    Josh Jenkins misses a fairly simple set shot for the Crows

    Q1 21 MIN, ADEL 13 SYD 19

    Meanwhile, Luke Parker has kicked his second goal for Sydney and the visitors hit the front

    Q2 4 MIN, WB 34 RICH 22

    Ben Griffiths marks strongly at the top of the goal square and kicks truly.

    Trent Cotchin marks the ball one handed against Mitch Wallis.

    Trent Cotchin marks the ball one handed against Mitch Wallis. Photo: Getty Images

    Jake King's helicopter punt from 50m is marked by Will Minson on the goal line.

    Vlastuin has already been subbed out by Richmond. Seemingly due to that heavy collision with Dylan Grimes in the first quarter. Nathan Gordon gets his first crack for Richmond earlier than expected.

    GOLF
    US teenager Lexi Thompson and Korean Pak Se-Rin have a share of the second-round lead at the first women’s golf major of the year in California. Thompson fired eight birdies in a sparkling eight-under-par 64 on Friday at LPGA Tour’s Kraft Nabisco Championship. She was joined atop the leaderboard at the halfway stage by Pak, who had two birdies in a two-under 70. Karrie Webb and Minjee Lee are the best-placed Australians with the pair both six shots off the pace at one-under-par.

    AAP

    Q1 16 MIN, ADEL 13 SYD 13

    Luke Parker levels things up for Sydney.

    AFL: CARLTON
    Carlton coach Mick Malthouse says midfielder Brock McLean was not dropped because of his poor body language last week during the Blues' loss to the Tigers.
    McLean drew widespread criticism for remaining on the bench at three-quarter time after being subbed out of last week’s game against the Tigers, but Malthouse denied that was a factor in the on-baller’s axing. "His form hasn’t been good enough," he said. "He knows what he has to do to get back in." Malthouse said that he had not gone out of his way to counsel Bryce Gibbs after a poor showing against Richmond amid intense speculation over his future at the club beyond this season. "He’s not Robinson Crusoe - every player is spoken to about their game - about the positives and the areas where they’ve got to improve and Bryce is no different to anybody else," he said. "There are certain players that seem to get a lot more focus and he just happens to be one of them, but you’ve got to deal with that."

    AAP

    Jack Riewoldt starting the second quarter on the bench for Richmond

    Q1 13 MIN, ADEL 13 SYD 7

    Mitch Grigg slots one from 45m out. He was set up by Rory Sloane who took a fantastic contested mark at centre half-forward.

    CRICKET
    They’re aiming for a third straight women’s Twenty20 World Cup but Australia will have to overcome history to beat England in Sunday’s final.While Australia claimed victory over England in the 2012 T20 World Cup final, historically it’s their rivals who hold the edge between the two nations. In 20 T20 clashes between the two countries England have seven wins including four of the past six encounters.The English will also head into the final full of confidence. They cruised past a disappointing South Africa by nine wickets in Saturday’s semi-final, claiming five run-outs in their opponents’ innings. That comfortable win was in stark contrast to Australia’s passage to the final. The Southern Stars narrowly beat a determined West Indies by just eight runs in a nailbiting encounter on Friday.

    AAP

    Q1 11 MIN, ADEL 7 SYD 7

    Rhyce Shaw runs in from 40m but misses a fairly straightforward shot on goal.

    RUGBY LEAGUE: While the Melbourne Storm remain undecided on whether to appeal Jordan McLean’s suspension, they are trying to focus on their NRL clash with Gold Coast on Sunday.The Storm host the Titans, who have proved a handful in their past two meetings - the home side only scraping to a one-point win in their round 26 clash last season at AAMI Park. Storm chief executive Mark Evans sent a video message on Friday to club members about McLean.In it he said they were still considering their options over McLean’s seven-week ban for his role in the tackle that left Newcastle’s Alex McKinnon with a broken neck.

    AAP

    Q1 10 MIN, ADEL 7 SYD 6

    Rory Sloane and Buddy Franklin are the goal scorers

     

    QUARTER-TIME

    BULLDOGS          5.4 (34)

    RICHMOND          2.4 (16)

     

    Goals

    Bulldogs: Jones 2, Crameri, Cooney, Jong

    Richmond: Cotchin, Martin

     

    Disposals

    Bulldogs: Crameri 9

    Richmond: Cotchin 8, Martin 8

    Q1 31 MIN, WB 34 RICH 16

    Lin Jong runs in from 35m and kicks a ripper with 13 seconds left in the quarter! Richmond coach Damien Hardwick is not a happy chappy!

    Q1 29 MIN, WB 28 RICH 16

    Shaun Higgins' set shot from 50m out is smothered beautifully by Jack Riewoldt.

    Q1 4 MIN, ADEL 6 SYD 0

    Rory Sloane opens up the scoring at the Adelaide Oval with a goal from point-blank range.

    And they're underway at Adelaide Oval. No score as yet for the Crows or the Swans.

    Jordan Roughead returns from the rooms with a heavily-strapped shoulder

    It's Golden Slipper Day at Rosehill which means if you don't care for two-year-old racing, it's BMW day at Rosehill.

    Favourites It's A Dundeel and Fiorente disappointed last start, and there's a heavy track. In a race which has often thrown up surprise results, it could be worth keeping an eye on some of the roughies.

    Junoob took out the Neville Selwood Stakes over 2000 metres, and Flamberge won the Sebring Stakes over 1200 metres, from Hot Snitzel and Bennetta.

    The BMW is run at 3.40pm and the Golden Slipper jumps at 5pm.

    Fiorente.

    Fiorente. Photo: Getty Images

    Q1 27 MIN, WB 28 RICH 16

    Dustin Martin makes the most of Tom Williams' errant handball and finally splits the big sticks for Richmond.

    Q1 25 MIN, WB 28 RICH 10

    Ty Vickery continues Richmond's yips. He misses a sitter from 25m out in front. Vickery got the set shot after being pushed out by Tom Williams.

    Q1 22 MIN, WB 28 RICH 9

    Stringer snaps one from the pocket but misses. The scoring chance came courtesy of Crameri once again who has been the best player on the ground so far.

    Q1 22 MIN, WB 27 RICH 9

    Cooney turns from scorer to provider as he sets up Liam Jones who runs in to an open goal and the latter kicks is his second. Great start by the Dogs.

    Q1 18 MIN, WB 21 RICH 9

    And Richmond have been made to pay for their wastefulness in front of goal with Adam Cooney kicking one from the goal square. It was set up by Crameri who is currently the Dogs' leading disposal getter with 5.

    Richmond have steadied now, getting their hands on the ball a lot more. Leading disposals 42-29, but their poor goalkicking has prevented them from taking the lead.

    Jordan Roughead has gone down into the rooms with what appears to be some kind of arm injury.

    Cotchin incredibly kicks it out on the full after lining up a set shot from 30m out with hardly any angle to speak of. The Richmond skipper got his chance after being pushed in the back.

    Q1 15 MIN, WB 15 RICH 9

    Cotchin's set shot from 45m on an acute angle hits the post.

    Big collision between two Tigers Vlastuin and Grimes. Vlastuin appears to have hit his head on the deck on his way down. Both players appear a bit ginger.

    Q1 13 MIN, WB 15 RICH 8

    Bachar Houli's set shot from outside 50m goes through for a behind.

    Jordan Roughead got up from a contest a bit proppy.

    Q1 12 MIN, WB 15 RICH 7

    Dale Morris rushes a behind for Richmond.

    Bulldogs well on top at the moment, leading inside 50s 6-2

    Q1 11 MIN, WB 15 RICH 6

    Crameri misses a set shot from 45m after taking a clever one-handed intercept mark off Cotchin who tried to hit up a team-mate.

    Q1 9 MIN, WB 14 RICH 6

    Lachie Hunter has a snap from the boundary but misses. Lucky let off for Richmond after Dylan Grimes kicked the ball off the ground and on the full just 15m around from the Bulldogs goal!

    Daniel Cherny reports that Essendon coach Mark Thompson was surprised at the severity of the penalty imposed on suspended flanker Courtenay Dempsey. Read more.

    Tough move: Initially surprised, coach Mark Thompson believes Dempsey will ultimately benefit.

    Tough move: Initially surprised, coach Mark Thompson believes Dempsey will ultimately benefit. Photo: Pat Scala

    Q1 8 MIN, WB 13 RICH 6

    Stewart Crameri snaps truly from 35m out. Crameri already has 3 disposals to his credit. Good start by the ex-Bomber.


    Brandon Ellis has an ambitious shot on goal from the boundary. But you can understand why he had a ping after the two goals he scored against Carlton!

    Jackson Macrae just 'falconed' his own team-mate Will Minson with an errant handball!

    Q1 6 MIN, WB 7 RICH 6

    The Dogs grab an early lead courtesy of a rushed behind.

    Q1 4 MIN, WB 6 RICH 6

    Liam Jones kicks a goal from 15m out after a shocking turnover by Troy Chaplin in the middle of the ground led to a chain of possessions involving Minson, Dahlhaus, Wallis and finally Jones.

    Q1 1 MIN, WB 0 RICH 6

    Cotchin converts a set shot from 45m out after taking a RIDICULOUS contested one-handed mark against Mitch Wallis. What a start

    Easton Wood getting special attention from his two biggest fans for his 50th match

    The stakes are high at Adelaide Oval in the match between the 0-2 Crows and Swans today. Sydney haven't lost their first three matches since 1999, while Adelaide haven't been 0-3 since 2010.

    If the Bulldogs lose today, it will be the second time in three seasons that they have started the year 0-3.

    Doggies fans will be hoping today's VFL result serves as an omen for the AFL match. Footscray have smashed Richmond by 117 points at Whitten Oval, 26.9 (165) to 7.6 (48)!

    Daniel Giansiracusa is the starting sub for the Western Bulldogs and Richmond have handed the green vest to debutant Nathan Gordon

    The day has come when the GWS Giants start overwhelming favourites to win a game. They are favoured at home against the Demons. Read more.

    Jack Trengove, pictured here under siege from Giants at Skoda Stadium last August, has been dropped from the Melbourne team to play the Giants tomorrow.

    Jack Trengove, pictured here under siege from Giants at Skoda Stadium last August, has been dropped from the Melbourne team to play the Giants tomorrow. Photo: Anthony Johnson

    Jack Riewoldt kicked three goals and was lauded for his pressure and teamwork in the round 13 win over the Dogs in 2013.

    Jack Riewoldt kicked three goals and was lauded for his pressure and teamwork in the round 13 win over the Dogs in 2013. Photo: Pat Scala

    There was plenty of feeling in the last Western Bulldogs v Richmond clash at Etihad Stadium.

    There was plenty of feeling in the last Western Bulldogs v Richmond clash at Etihad Stadium. Photo: Pat Scala

    The Tigers handled the Bulldogs with ease at their last meeting.

    "There wasn't too much separating the teams, early on at least. They had about the same number of possessions, clearances, inside 50s, and rebound 50s, wrote Emma Quayle. But Richmond was much more efficient when going forward.

    Read Emma's match report here.

    RICHMOND 4.8 8.13 13.16 17.19 (121)
    WESTERN BULLDOGS 3.3 5.9 5.11 8.13 (61)
    GOALS Richmond: Riewoldt 3, Conca 2, Grigg 2, Vickery 2, Edwards, Houli, Jackson, Martin, White, Foley, Vlastuin, Cotchin.
    Western Bulldogs:
    Stringer 2, Cooney, Giansiracusa, Hunter, Jones, Boyd, Murphy.
    BEST Richmond: Conca, Houli, Deledio, Grigg, Martin, Morris, Jackson, Riewoldt
    Western Bulldogs:
    Griffen, Murphy, Macrae, Smith, Boyd, Roughead, Cooney.
    UMPIRES Stewart, Kamolins, Margetts.
    CROWD 29,788 at Etihad Stadium.

    Jack Macrae, Shaun Grigg, Ivan Maric, and Will Minson contest a mark. Click for more photos

    AFL Round 13 Richmond vs. Western Bulldogs

    Jack Macrae, Shaun Grigg, Ivan Maric, and Will Minson contest a mark. Photo: Pat Scala

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