Crows in a merciless mood as they win by 135 points.
The Adelaide Crows might have lost their key forward Taylor Walker for the rest of the season to injury, but they may have discovered a very good alternative.
Tom Lynch was on fire for the Crows in their demolition job of the Greater Western Sydney Giants, who were outgunned alone by Lynch’s 10 goal haul.
The 22-year-old had a day to remember at Skoda Stadium, as he wreaked havoc on the Giants backline in bagging the biggest haul for his career in the 29.13 (187) to 7.10 (52) thumping.
Lynch’s tally is the first time an Adelaide Crows has kicked 10 goals since Tony Modra performed the feat twice in 1993.
The final score for Adelaide was also just two points away from being the highest in the club’s history, with that mark of 188 being set in 2006 against Essendon.
Despite showing signs the Giants had improved from their debut season last year, the rawness that still exists in the roster is still apparent after the second biggest loss in the club’s short history.
After signs of being competitive against the high-flying Essendon last round, all of that mattered for little as the Crows had their way with the young side.
The Giants managed to be competitive around the stoppages, but their use of the ball inside forward 50 left a lot to be desired, with the home side leading the count 14-12 at quarter time, but only managing to kick four behinds.
The lead for Adelaide blew out to 55 by half-time with the only real talking point being how many goals Lynch would score, as he sparked the Crows to an important percentage boosting victory.
The day was made worse for the Giants when Rhys Palmer was reported for striking Patrick Dangerfield in the third quarter in front of a paltry crowd of just 5,830.