Surging Crows in seventh heaven after Blues victory

OLD BLUES: Sam Jacobs celebrates with Crows teammate Eddie Betts at the MCG yesterday.
OLD BLUES: Sam Jacobs celebrates with Crows teammate Eddie Betts at the MCG yesterday. JOE CASTRO

ADELAIDE continued to surge into premiership contention – and up the ladder – by registering a seventh successive win.

Moving into the top four for the first time this season, the Crows were far too strong for Carlton at the MCG, with a 16.11 (107) to 7.5 (47) victory.

The Crows will aim for their eighth successive victory when they clash with Collingwood at Adelaide Oval next Saturday night.

They win that and a club- record 10 straight wins will be in sight, though they face Geelong at home after the Magpies.

The Crows kicked seven goals to one after half-time against the Blues after the hosts had shown some fight.

Rory Laird (35 disposals and nine rebound 50s) was outstanding in the backhalf for the winners, while two ex-players in Eddie Betts (three goals) and ruckman Sam Jacobs (three goals, 36 hitouts) came back to haunt the Blues.

Carlton’s day was further soured when big forward Levi Casboult was reported in the second term for striking Crow defender Kyle Hartigan in the stomach.

There was some celebration for the Carlton faithful however, with Jack Silvagni, the son of club great Steve, kicking his first goal.

West Coast was too strong for a visiting North Melbourne at Domain Stadium. Slumping to eighth spot, the Kangaroos have now lost their past four games.

Topics:  adelaide crows carlton blues

Stay Connected

Update your news preferences and get the latest news delivered to your inbox.

Bid to seize greyhound trainer's property rejected

Queensland greyhound trainer Tom Noble

Disgraced greyhound trainer have to rely on welfare

After 'heinous' live baiting, trainer's land cannot be seized

Thomas Adrian Noble outside the supreme court, where a judge threw out the state's bid to seize his Churchable property.

Disgraced trainer relived after state loses bid to take his home

Australians to be hit with shopping tax

Online shopping could soon be that little bit more expensive.

Tax would affect 90 per cent of deliveries

Local Partners