AFL 2021 LIVE updates: Tex Walker flies high as Crows battle Freo before Dees v Hawks, Cats v Roos
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The Hawks have been in front on the scoreboard in just seven per cent of their games in 2021 – ranked 17th. The Demons have led in 76 per cent of their games – ranked second. Bayley Fritsch has recorded a total scoreboard impact of 79 points – ranked 14th in the league.
The Dockers were very good for much of that term snuffing out many of the Crows’ attempts to go forward while finding their own avenues to goal.
But the game broke open for both sides at the end of the term as fatigue set in, this could be crucial for the Crows as they would love it if this match turned into a shootout in the last term.
They would back themselves to over-run the Dockers.
We have a super finale to come.
James Rowe has again stood up for the Crows shaping to handball to Tex Walker before going himself to snap a banana kick on the run and through the goals.
Adelaide Oval is roaring!
Freo leads 55-54 with 3QT upon us.
Both clubs are starting to get the ball forward with three-quarter-time fast approaching.
Adelaide cut the lead to a point with a set-shot from distance but Colyer bobbed up again for the Dockers and kicked a key goal to push it back to 55-48.
The Hawks and Demons will begin at 3.20pm AEST and we will turn our attention to that game while still keeping up some coverage of Crows and Dockers.
No late changes for the Hawks or Dees.
The Dockers again won the ball from the middle and then James Aish ran wide of Fyfe to pick up and handball and then snap a goal.
That will mean plenty to the native South Australian as the Aish family are very well known in local footy.
Dockers lead 48-42 with five minutes left in Q3.
The Dockers have had a double-win with Sean Darcy back on the field after that knee scare and then Taberner receiving a brilliant pass from Michael Walters.
Taberner just had to go back and kick the goal. He has three majors and scores are tied again at 42-42 with five minutes until 3QT.
Crows utility Lachlan Murphy has come up with one of the goals of the season!
The former Northern Football League midfielder was snapping across his body from deep in the left pocket and appeared to be squaring up the ball.
But he was tackled and his kick ended up bouncing in the goal-square and into the goals!
Murphy was flat on his back by the time the goal went in.
Crows lead 42-36 with seven minutes left in Q3.