Crows storm home to earn one of the wins of the AFL season.
If the North Melbourne Kangaroos do not make the AF:L top eight this year, they can mark their clash against Adelaide in round nine where their season fell apart.
For the second this year the Kangaroos have given up impressive leads in the dying stages to lose, with Crows storming home to win by one-point at Etihad Stadium.
Adelaide kicked the last six goals of the game as the home side watched their 30-point lead evaporate in front of their eyes.
Such was the sudden nature of the win, North Melbourne had led for all-but the final 16 seconds of the game, as the Crows celebrated 18.17 (125) to 19.10 (124).
Sam Kerridge was the star of the come-from-behind effort for the Crows as he kicked three of the his side’s six last term goals.
With a record of 3-6, the Kangaroos’ finals chances are fading especially in the wake of their fourth defeat for the year by less than a goal, in what is a continuing sign for the club, who mentally cannot go on with the job.
Thanks to the win, Adelaide improved their record to 5-4, as the Kangaroos failed to shut-down the game with their hectic style of play-on football.
Small forward Lindsay Thomas kicked five goals for the Kangaroos as Andrew Swallow and Ben Cunnington (three goals) worked hard in midfield, with their side surging to a 39-point lead in the second quarter.
But as if to foreshadow the closing stages of the game, Adelaide kicked the final four goals of the first half to cut the lead to just 10.
Kerridge kicked three of Adelaide’s four goals in the third term but the Kangaroos slammed on six straight goals to hold a three-goal advantage at three-quarter time to set up the thrilling finale.
The Crows have a home game against Fremantle next Saturday while North host St Kilda at Etihad Stadium the following day in round 10.