North Melbourne’s Majak Daw has made a successful return to the AFL, with the Kangaroos defeating Adelaide by 69 factors.
- Majak Daw was enjoying his first AFL match in 706 days
- Daw completed the match with a purpose, 4 marks and eight disposals
- The Kangaroos snapped a six-match dropping streak to maintain the Crows winless in 2020
Daw, enjoying in his first AFL match in additional than 700 days after struggling critical hip and pelvic accidents in a fall from Melbourne’s Bolte Bridge in December 2018, was the main focus in Carrara because the Kangaroos claimed a 19.5 (119) to 7.8 (50) win.
The 29-year-old supplied the spotlight of the victory when he kicked a purpose within the remaining time period, with each considered one of his teammates coming to leap throughout him in celebration.
Daw completed with eight disposals, 4 marks and his purpose.
Victory ends a six-match dropping run for North Melbourne and leaves winless Adelaide stranded on the backside of the ladder.
The Kangaroos’ tally of 119 can also be the best rating by a crew in 2020, eclipsing West Coast’s 111 towards Collingwood in spherical eight.
The Crows’ undesirable club-record dropping run is now at 12 and will probably be greater than a 12 months since their final AFL win once they take to Adelaide Oval to play Melbourne on Wednesday.
Daw didn’t take lengthy to make an impression on the match, enjoying a key function within the build-up to the opening purpose scored by Luke Davies-Uniacke.
That rating despatched the Kangaroos on their manner as they kicked 4 targets to none within the opening time period.
Adelaide made an try at a comeback within the second time period however a flurry of three targets on the finish of the half ensured North had prolonged their margin to 34 factors by the principle break.
Cameron Zurhaar kicked three targets for the Kangaroos whereas Jack Mahony, Aaron Corridor, Davies-Uniacke, Nick Larkey, Jasper Pittard and Shaun Higgins had two majors every.
Luke McDonald completed with a match-high 35 disposals and Jed Anderson (28 disposals, eight tackles) and Todd Goldstein (19 hitouts, 19 disposals) have been vastly influential.
The Crows suffered a blow earlier than the match when key ahead Taylor Walker didn’t be part of his teammates on the flight to Queensland.
Walker was dominated out as a consequence of a bout of gastro, handing tall Kieran Strachan his AFL debut.
Adelaide faces Melbourne subsequent week, whereas North Melbourne’s subsequent match is towards Geelong on Wednesday.