Sport We're not back in AFL yet: Crows coach

22:28  12 july  2018
22:28  12 july  2018 Source:   msn.com

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The Adelaide Football Club, nicknamed the Crows , is a professional Australian rules football club that competes in the Australian Football League ( AFL ).

  We're not back in AFL yet: Crows coach © AAP Image/Julian Smith Coach Don Pyke has stopped short of declaring Adelaide back in business after a precious 15-point AFL win against Geelong.

But Pyke saw something he hasn't witnessed all year in the Crows' 16.16 (112) to 14.13 (97) triumph on Thursday night.

"We are seeing some signs and some of the ball movement, our ability to try and take the game on, was back to a level that maybe we haven't seen consistently this year," Pyke said.

Adelaide sit one win outside the top eight ahead of weekend matches after Tom Lynch kicked four goals and Rory Laird collected 43 disposals in the triumph against the Cats.

But Pyke delivered a sober message to his players: continue to win or miss the playoffs, a year after being beaten grand-finalists.

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Adelaide are officially in freefall but coach Don Pyke isn't putting up the white flag just yet . The wayward Crows slumped to their third straight AFL defeat after unheralded forward Brennan Cox But Pyke hasn't given up hope of getting his team back into contention. " We ' re not going to just sit and

"We're a proud group and we're not walking around happy with what has happened throughout the year," he said.

"They (players) were keen to do something about it.

"It's a step. It's one week - we have done that and now we have got to continually and consistently do it."

The Crows are sweating on Friday's match review verdict on the misconduct report of Taylor Walker.

The key forward was booked for a crunching shoulder bump which felled Geelong's Zach Tuohy, who was forced from the field but played on after passing concussion tests.

If suspended, Walker will miss Adelaide's away trip to play Brisbane at the Gabba next Saturday night.

Fullback Daniel Talia, a late withdrawal from Thursday night's game because of a foot injury, is expected to return against the Lions.

Walker slapped with one-game ban for high bump .
Adelaide captain Taylor Walker can accept a one-game ban after his high bump on Geelong defender Zach Tuohy and will miss the Crows' clash with Brisbane.Walker was offered the one-game suspension for his high bump on Geelong defender Zach Tuohy in the first quarter of Thursday night's big Crows win at Adelaide Oval.

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