Adelaide had a season to forget last season, finishing in 14th place. But the Crows showed their
credentials to be the big improvers of 2012 when they completed an undefeated pre-season with
a 34-point win over West Coast in the NAB Cup Final at AAMI Stadium on Saturday night.
The Crows had two early goals on the board, and were looking on top around the ground; but
were unable to add to their goal tally as the Eagles defended well. And during time-on, two super-
goals within a minute to Josh Hill and Mark Nicoski gave the Eagles an unlikely six point lead at the
first change.
But Nicoski’s night would come to a premature end with a hamstring injury not long after his super-
goal, putting the Eagle premiership player’s chances of appearing in Round 1 in doubt.
A free kick gifted Ashton Hams a goal for the Eagles in the opening minute of the second term. But
it would be West Coast’s only goal for the quarter, as they would squander countless chances to
build an imposing lead. At the other end, a much-needed nine-pointer to Taylor Walker got the
Crows back into the contest, and the home side would take the lead shortly before half time,
leading by three points at the long break.
The pendulum swung Adelaide’s way in the third term. Matthew Jaensch landed an amazing super-
goal from 60 metres out on the run to kick-start the Adelaide charge. The Crows extended their
lead to 18 points by three-quarter time, a margin that could have been considerably greater had it
not been for a string of missed shots, many of them gettable. But with the Crows having the sniff,
there was no way back for the Eagles; as the Crows added four goals to one in the final quarter to
help themselves to their first pre-season cup since 2003.
Bernie Vince had suffered a tumultuous pre-season, missing the previous game on a club-
imposed suspension following a nightclub incident. But he bounced back to his best form, showing
his value to the Adelaide team with 29 possessions to take out the Michael Tuck Medal, for best
on ground in the NAB Cup Final.
Adelaide                                      0.2.2         1.3.6         2.6.13         2.10.17 (95)
West Coast          
                        2.0.2         2.1.6          2.4.7           2.5.13 (61)
Nine-Point Goals : Adelaide – M Jaensch, T Walker. West Coast – J Hill, M Nicoski.
Goals : Adelaide – T Walker 2, I Callinan, S Jacobs, D Mackay, J Petrenko, J Porplyzia, S
Thompson, K Tippett, B Vince.
West Coast – J Darling, A Hams, J Hill, M Priddis, G Weedon.
Best : Adelaide – S Thompson, B Vince, D Mackay, P Dangerfield, K Tippett, T Walker. West Coast
M Priddis, B Waters, J Hill, D Glass, S Butler, S Selwood.
Injuries : Adelaide – Nil. West Coast – M Nicoski (hamstring).
Reports – Nil. Umpires - McBurney, McInerney, Mollison, Dalgleish.
Crowd - 27,376 at AAMI Stadium.
NAB CHALLENGE:

Collingwood                                3.5         5.11         7.15         10.20 (80)
St Kilda                      
                  0.2          2.4           3.8           6.11 (47)
Goals : Collingwood – T Cloke 5, C Dawes 2, B Sinclair, P Seedsman, J Blair. St Kilda – L
Montagna 2, S Milne, J Koschitzke, J Geary, A Saad.
Best : Collingwood – T Cloke, S Pendlebury, S Sidebottom, D Jolly, C Dawes, H Shaw. St
Kilda –
C Jones, L Montagna, T Ledger, N Dal Santo, J Geary, B Goddard.
Injuries : Collingwood – N Maxwell (ankle), T Cloke (cut head), D Thomas (cut head). St
Kilda –
L Hayes (concussion), S Milne (cut eye).
Reports – Nil. Umpires - Wenn, Leppard, Mitchell, Harris.
Crowd – 3,000 (approx.) at Visy Park.

Port Adelaide                                6.3         8.7         13.7         17.10 (112)
Melbourne          
                           2.1         4.4          7.8            9.10 (64)
Goals : Port Adelaide – J Schulz 3, M Broadbent 2, Brad Ebert 2, D Pfeiffer 2, A Young 2, R
Gray, T Logan, J McCarthy, P Stewart, M Thomas, T Jonas.
Melbourne – M Clark 3, N Jones
2, S Blease 2, R Petterd, A Davey.
Best : Port Adelaide – K Cornes, R Gray, D Pearce, M Broadbent, B Ebert, J Westhoff.
Melbourne – N Jones, M Jamar, J Frawley, B Moloney, M Clark, J Rivers.
Injuries : Port Adelaide – J Trengove (finger). Melbourne – J Howe (cut head), C Sylvia
(back).
Reports : Port Adelaide - J Butcher for rough conduct on C Sylvia in the fourth quarter.
Crowd - Approx. 2,500 at AAMI Stadium.

Hawthorn         5.1         8.4         9.6         13.8 (86)
Fremantle         3.4         4.4         7.8         12.11 (83)
Goals : Hawthorn – L Franklin 3, D Hale 3, S Mitchell, J Lewis, C Rioli, M Sucklling, J Gunston,
P Puopolo, B McCauley. Fremantle – S Hill 2, T Mzungu 2, H Ballantyne 2, J Anthony 2, N
Fyfe, C Pearce, M Pavlich, M de Boer.
Best : Hawthorn – S Mitchell, D Hale, L Franklin, C Rioli, J Lewis, B Whitecross. Fremantle – T
Mzungu, N Fyfe, G Broughton, Z Clarke, S Hill, R Crowley.
Injuries : Hawthorn – I Smith (head). Fremantle – M Johnson (ankle), L McPharlin (head).
Reports – Nil. Umpires - Margetts, Farmer, McPhee, O'Neill.
Crowd - 5,316 at Patersons Stadium.

Richmond                                 3.9         7.11         13.17         20.20 (140)
Greater Western Sydney   
        0.1          4.3            6.4             10.6 (66)
Goals : Richmond – J Riewoldt 6, B Deledio 4, A Maric 2, R Nahas 2, T Vickery, N Foley, D
Jackson, S Edwards, B Miller, S Grigg.
GWS – D Smith 3, J Giles 2, N Wilson 2, J Cameron, W
Hoskin-Elliott, T Greene.
Best : Richmond – J Riewoldt, B Deledio, R Nahas, N Foley, S Grigg, S Tuck. GWS – C Ward,
J Giles, A Kennedy, W Hoskin-Elliot, J McDonald, D Smith.
Injuries : Richmond – Nil. GWS – W Hoskin-Elliott (hand), T Scully (cheekbone).
Reports : GWS – I Folau for rough conduct on D Jackson (Rich) in the second quarter. I
Folau for rough conduct on B Deledio (Rich) in the third quarter.
Umpires - Nicholls, Jennings, Gleeson, Bannister.
Crowd - 4,222 at Manuka Oval.

Sydney                                     1.7         3.10         11.15         14.19 (103)
Gold Coast             
                   1.0          7.1           11.4            13.6 (84)
Goals : Sydney – B McGlynn 2, L Roberts-Thomson 2, H Cunningham, L Jetta, A Everitt, K
Jack, J McVeigh, C Bird, J Kennedy, L Parker, N Malceski, S Mumford.
Gold Coast – G Ablett
3, D Gorringe 3, M Shaw 2, T Lynch 2, A Hall, A Sexton, J O'Meara.
Best : Sydney – S Mumford, N Malceski, L Parker, J Kennedy, H Grundy, C Bird. Gold Coast
J Caddy, G Ablett, D Swallow, D Prestia, J Harbrow, M Shaw.
Injuries : Sydney – G Rohan (hamstring). Gold Coast – Nil.
Reports – Nil.
Crowd – 741 at Blacktown International Sportspark.

Geelong                                         1.4         4.5         9.12         11.18 (84)
Western Bulldogs             
              2.4         5.5          7.6           11.9 (75)
Goals : Geelong – S Motlop 2, M Stokes 2, P Chapman, M Duncan, T Hawkins, J Hunt, A
Mackie, J Podsiadly, S Johnson.
Bulldogs – J Grant 2, L Picken, T Dickson, Z Skinner, A
Cordy, D Giansiracusa, R Griffen, S Higgins, L Jones, J Roughead.
Best : Geelong – P Chapman, J Kelly, A Mackie, J Corey, J Bartel, J Selwood. Bulldogs – M
Boyd, D Cross, S Higgins, L Picken, T Dickson, R Murphy.
Injuries : Geelong - J Hunt (calf). Bulldogs – R Griffen (wrist).
Reports – Nil. Umpires - Ryan, Schmitt, Burgess, Hosking.
Crowd – 3,800 approx. at Simonds Stadium.

Essendon                                 5.6         6.11         10.14         16.16 (112)
Brisbane           
                        1.1          1.3            5.7               8.8 (56)
Goals : Essendon – M Hurley 5, S Crameri 2, D Zaharakis 2, J Melksham 2, J Watson, C
Dempsey, L Jetta, M McVeigh, A Monfries.
Brisbane – B Longer 2, S Black, M Leuenberger, D
Rich, D Merrett, P Karnezis, J Redden.
Best : Essendon – M Hurley, J Watson, B Howlett, H Hocking, D Zaharakis, B Stanton.
Brisbane – M Golby, P Hanley, D Rich, J Redden, M Leuenberger, C Stiller.
Injuries : Essendon – Nil. Brisbane - T Rockliff (migraine).
Reports : Brisbane - P Hanley for charging M Hurley in the third quarter.
Umpires - Grun, Jeffery, Keating.
Crowd – 3,500 at Visy Park.

North Melbourne                           4.2         8.5         15.8         18. 8 (116)
Carlton                          
                5.3         8.7         11.8        15.10 (100)
Goals : North Melbourne – D Petrie 7, A Edwards 2, L Thomas 2, A Swallow, D Wells, H
McIntosh, L Anthony, B Harvey, L Adams, J Macmillan.
Carlton – M Robinson 2, D Armfield 2,
J Garlett 2, K Simpson 2, J Waite 2, B McLean, H Scotland, E Betts, S Hampson, M Watson.
Best : North Melbourne – D Petrie, A Swallow, J Macmillan, M Firrito, S Thompson, R
Bastinac.
Carlton – J Waite, A Carrazzo, M Murphy, M Kreuzer, B Gibbs, K Simpson.
Injuries : North Melbourne – A Swallow (suspected broken nose). Carlton – Nil.
Reports – Nil. Umpires - S Jeffery, C Donlon, B Ritchie.
Crowd – 9,783 at Visy Park.
HARBOURSPORT PLAYER OF THE YEAR:
Adelaide v West Coast – S Thompson (Adel) 4, M Priddis (WCE) 2, B Vince (Adel) 2, D Mackay (Adel) 1.5,
B Waters (WCE) 1, J Hill (WCE) 1, J Patrenko (Ade) 0.5, M Nicoski (WCE) 0.5, M Jaensch (Adel) 0.5, T
Walker (Adel) 0.5.
Collingwood v St Kilda - T Cloke (Coll) 3, C Jones (St K) 3, S Pendlebury (Coll) 2.5, S Sidebottom (Coll)
1.5, L Montagna (St K) 1, T Ledger (St K) 0.5, D Jolly (Coll) 0.5.
Port Adelaide v Melbourne – K Cornes (Port) 3, R Gray (Port) 2.5, N Jones (Melb) 1.5, D Pearce (Port)
1.5, M Jamar (Melb) 1, M Broadbent (Port) 1, Brad Ebert (Port) 0.5.
Fremantle v Hawthorn – S Mitchell (Haw) 3, T Mzungu (Freo) 3, N Fyfe (Freo) 2, D Hale (Haw) 2, G
Broughton (Freo) 1.5, L Franklin (Haw) 1, Z Clarke (Freo) 0.5, C Rioli (Haw) 0.5.
GWS Giants v Richmond – J Riewoldt (Rich) 5, B Deledio (Rich) 4.5, R Nahas (Rich) 2.5, C Ward (GWS)
2, N Foley (Rich) 1.5, J Giles (GWS) 0.5, S Grigg (Rich) 0.5.
Sydney v Gold Coast – S Mumford (Syd) 4, N Malceski (Syd) 2.5, J Caddy (GCst) 2, G Ablett (GCst) 1.5, L
Parker (Syd) 1, D Swallow (GCst) 1, J Kennedy (Syd) 0.5.
Geelong v Western Bulldogs – M Boyd (WBul) 3, P Chapman (Geel) 2.5, D Cross (WBul) 2, J Kelly (Geel)
1.5, A Mackie (Geel) 1, S Higgins (WBul) 1, J Corey (Geel) 0.5, L Picken (WBul) 0.5.
Essendon v Brisbane – M Hurley (Ess) 3.5, J Watson (Ess) 2, M Golby (Bris) 1.5, B Howlett (Ess) 1.5, P
Hanley (Bris) 1, H Hocking (Ess) 1, D Zaharakis (Ess) 0.5.
Carlton v North Melbourne – D Petrie (NthM) 3.5, J Waite (Carl) 2, A Swallow (NthM) 1.5, A Carrazzo
(Carl) 1.5, M Murphy (Carl) 1, J Macmillan (NthM) 1, M Firrito (NthM) 0.5.
NEXT WEEK'S FIXTURES
All times shown are Sydney time
(Michael Shillito's tips in bold):

Saturday 24th March
GWS Giants v Sydney (7:10pm, ANZ Stadium)
HARBOURSPORT PLAYER OF
THE YEAR - Standings
Matthew Boyd (WBul) - 7
Sam Mitchell (Haw) - 7
Lance Franklin (Haw) - 6.5
Scott Thompson (Adel) - 6.5
Jack Riewoldt (Rich) - 6.5
Tendai Mzungu (Freo) - 6
Adam Schneider (St K) - 6
Nathan Foley (Rich) - 5.5
Clinton Jones (St K) - 5.5
Jack Redden (Bris) - 5.5
Photo Galleries:
Sydney v PortAdelaide(20/5/07)
Sydney v Essendon (2/6/07)
Sydney v Carlton (15/7/07)
Melbourne v Sydney (5/8/07)
Sydney v St Kilda (11/8/07)
Sydney v Port (Trial, 23/2/08)
St Kilda v Sydney (22/3/08)
Kangaroos v Essendon(24/3/08)
Sydney v Port Adel (30/3/08)
Sydney v West Coast (12/4/08)
Sydney v Essendon (18/5/08)
Sydney v Richmond (1/6/08)
Richmond v Adelaide (7/6/08)
Sydney v St Kilda (14/6/08)
Melbourne v Sydney (22/6/08)
Sydney v Collingwood (5/7/08)
Sydney v Adelaide (26/7/08)
W Bulldogs v Sydney (3/8/08)
Sydney v Fremantle (9/8/08)
Sydney v Geelong (16/8/08)
Elim Final - Syd v Kang (6/9/08)
Grand Final Parade (26/9/08)
Blacktown Update (31/12/08)
NAB - Port v Sydney (22/2/09)
Trial - Sydney v B'dogs(7/3/09)
Sydney v Hawthorn (4/4/09)
Carlton v Essendon (11/4/09)
Sydney v Carlton (18/4/09)
Sydney v Richmond (3/5/09)
Blacktown Update (9/5/09)
Sydney v West Coast (16/5/09)
Sydney v Port Adel (24/5/09
Essendon v Adelaide (10/6/09)
Blacktown Update (5/7/09
Sydney v Essendon (11/7/09)
Sydney v Geelong (15/8/09)
Sydney v Brisbane (29/8/09)
Grand Final Parade (25/9/09)
NAB - Sydney vCarlton(20/2/10)
Trial - Sydny v Ess'don (6/3/10)
Sydney v St Kilda (27/3/10)
Essendon v Fremantle (4/4/10)
Sydney v Richmond (10/4/10)
W Bulldogs v Sydney (15/5/10)
Essendon v Geelong (12/6/10)
Sydney v Collingwood (26/6/10)
Sydney v Nth Melb (10/7/10)
Sydney v Hawthorn (7/8/10)
NAB - GWS/Syd/GCst (19/2/11)
Essendon v Coll'wood (25/4/11)
Sydney v Richmond (12/6/11)
Sydney v Collingwood (25/6/11)
GWS Giants v Sydney (23/7/11)
Sydney v W Bulldogs (23/7/11)
GWS Giants v NT T'dr (6/8/11)
NAB - GWS/WBul/Coll (18/2/12)
NAB - Sydney v NMelb (3/3/12)
GWS Giants v Sydney (24/3/12)
Sydney v Fremantle (7/4/12)
GWSGiants v WCoast (15/4/12)
2012 Grand Final - Pre-Game
2012 Grand Final - Game Pics
2012 Grand Final - Post Game
ALSO IN AFL:

Round 10 2007 Scoreboard
Round 11 2007 Scoreboard
Round 12 2007 Wk1 S'bd
Round 12 2007 Wk2 S'bd
Round 13 2007 Scoreboard
Round 14 2007 Scoreboard
Round 21 2007 Scoreboard
Round 22 2007 Scoreboard
2008 Pre-Season Week 1
2008 Pre-Season Week 2
2008 Pre-Season Week 3
2008 Pre-Season Week 4
Round 1 2008 Scoreboard
Round 2 2008 Scoreboard
Round 3 2008 Scoreboard
Round 4 2008 Scoreboard
Round 5 2008 Scoreboard
Round 6 2008 Scoreboard
Round 7 2008 Scoreboard
Round 8 2008 Scoreboard
Round 9 2008 Scoreboard
Round 10 2008 Scoreboard
Round 11 2008 Scoreboard
Round 12 2008 Scoreboard
Round 13 2008 Scoreboard
Round 14 2008 Scoreboard
Round 15 2008 Scoreboard
Round 16 2008 Scoreboard
Round 17 2008 Scoreboard
Round 18 2008 Scoreboard
Round 19 2008 Scoreboard
Round 20 2008 Scoreboard
Round 21 2008 Scoreboard
Round 22 2008 Scoreboard
2008 Finals Week 1
2008 Finals Week 2
2008 Preliminary Finals
2008 GRAND FINAL
2009 Pre-Season Week 1
2009 Pre-Season Week 2
2009 Pre-Season Week 3
2009 Pre-Season Week 4
Round 1 2009 Scoreboard
Round 2 2009 Scoreboard
Round 3 2009 Scoreboard
Round 4 2009 Scoreboard
Round 5 2009 Scoreboard
Round 6 2009 Scoreboard
Round 7 2009 Scoreboard
Round 8 2009 Scoreboard
Round 9 2009 Scoreboard
Round 10 2009 Scoreboard
Round 11 2009 Scoreboard
Round 12 2009 Scoreboard
Round 13 2009 Scoreboard
Round 14 2009 Scoreboard
Round 15 2009 Scoreboard
Round 16 2009 Scoreboard
Round 17 2009 Scoreboard
Round 18 2009 Scoreboard
Round 19 2009 Scoreboard
Round 20 2009 Scoreboard
Round 21 2009 Scoreboard
Round 22 2009 Scoreboard
2009 Finals Week 1
2009 Finals Week 2
2009 Preliminary Finals
2009 GRAND FINAL
2010 Pre-Season Week 1
2010 Pre-Season Week 2
2010 Pre-Season Week 3
2010 Pre-Season Week 4
Round 1 2010 Scoreboard
Round 2 2010 Scoreboard
Round 3 2010 Scoreboard
Round 4 2010 Scoreboard
Round 5 2010 Scoreboard
Round 6 2010 Scoreboard
Round 7 2010 Scoreboard
Round 8 2010 Scoreboard
Round 9 2010 Scoreboard
Round 10 2010 Scoreboard
Round 11 2010 Scoreboard
Round 12 2010 Scoreboard
Round 13 2010 Scoreboard
Round 14 2010 Scoreboard
Round 15 2010 Scoreboard
Round 16 2010 Scoreboard
Round 17 2010 Scoreboard
Round 18 2010 Scoreboard
Round 19 2010 Scoreboard
A Tale of Two Matches
Round 20 2010 Scoreboard
Round 21 2010 Scoreboard
Round 22 2010 Scoreboard
2010 GRAND FINAL
GWS Giants Launch - Nov10
2011 Pre-Season Week 1
2011 Pre-Season Week 2
2011 Pre-Season Week 3
2011 Pre-Season Week 4
2011 Pre-Season Week 5
Round 1 2011 Scoreboard
Round 2 2011 Scoreboard
Round 3 2011 Scoreboard
Round 4 2011 Scoreboard
Round 5 2011 Scoreboard
Round 6 2011 Scoreboard
Round 7 2011 Scoreboard
Round 8 2011 Scoreboard
Round 9 2011 Scoreboard
Round 10 2011 Scoreboard
Round 11 2011 Scoreboard
Round 12 2011 Scoreboard
Round 13 2011 Scoreboard
Round 14 2011 Scoreboard
Round 15 2011 Scoreboard
Round 16 2011 Scoreboard
Round 17 2011 Scoreboard
Round 18 2011 Scoreboard
2012 Pre-Season Week 1
2012 Pre-Season Week 2
2012 Pre-Season Week 3
2012 Pre-Season Week 4
2012 Pre-Season Week 5
Opener 2012 - GWS v Syd
Round 1 2012 Scoreboard
Round 2 2012 Scoreboard
Round 3 2012 Scoreboard
Round 4 2012 Scoreboard
Round 5 2012 Scoreboard
Round 6 2012 Scoreboard
2013 Pre-Season Week 1
2013 Pre-Season Week 2