Matt CROUCH

#44   Adelaide

Age: 22yr 2mth Games: 58 Born: Apr 21, 1995
Height: 180cm Weight: 80kg Position:

2017 Digest:   Unlike his brother made it through summer unscathed and hit the ground running early in JLT series. Pure ball magnet.

2017 NAB Cup:  

2017 Season

1 GWS Always presents himself in and around the stoppages. 7
2 Haw Racked up stats in usual fashion; 22 of his touches were handballs and as a result gained 158 metres. Handy performer. 7
3 Port Leading disposal winner in the game with 32 including eight clearances. 7
4 Ess Just keeps racking up disposals, needs to be contained from an opposition point of view. 7
5 GCS Team high 35 possessions and nine clearances and also booted a goal. 8
6 Rich Won a whopping 10 clearances and was the leading disposal winner on the ground with 38 and kicked a great goal from outside 50. 8
7 NM Big possession-getter, even when Crows were being belted. Ended with nearly 40 touches and can hold his head high. 8
8 Melb Keeps racking up plenty of possessions but they didn’t go anywhere. 6
9 Bris Was the perfect foil to both Laird and Sloane, having five effective clearances among his 32 disposals. 7
10 Frem Won the personal battle against his by five touches (35-30) and led the way when the heavens opened up in the first term. 8
11 Geel Burrowed in all day. One of few Crows to stand up in the first half then effort petered out. Seven clearances. 7
12 StK Continues to rack up possessions, more outside work than inside grunt in this game. 7
13 Bye.

2016 Season

1 NM Always around the ball. Ten clearances and 15 contested possessions. 8
2 Port Won seven clearances and his quick hands were superb around stoppages. 6
3 Rich Bored in at the contests to win plenty of contested ball. Use of handball a feature at times. 7
4 Syd Continues to do the in-and-under stuff without too much fuss. 8
5 Haw Wins a lot of the ball but needs to do more by foot. 5
6 Frem Ran with Barlow all game and won plenty of his own footy. 7
7 WB Worked hard in the clinches and among the best. Four clearances and four tackles. Solid ball use. 6
8 Geel Targeted by the Geelong players, and it worked. 5
9 Soreness.
10 Soreness.
11 StK Won nine clearances and a whopping 17 disposals in the first term. 7
12 WCE Good in congestion. Fed the ball to his teammates. 6
14 NM Two opportunistic goals, eight clearances and 16 contested possessions. 9
15 Melb Used the ball by hand (seven kicks) and played his part. Four clearances. 6
16 Carl Racked up a heap of touches and used ball by hand a lot (23 handballs). Handy. 7
17 Coll Rarely wastes a possession, won five clearances and laid four tackles. 7
18 Geel One of the best but lot of his possessions amounted to little. One inside-50. 6
19 Ess Rarely wastes a disposal, surprisingly won more outside than inside footy. 7
20 Bris Had 27 uncontested possessions to complement his inside game. 8
21 Frem Like his brother. Had a lot of the ball in contests. 6
22 Port Showdown medallist a consistent force on the outside and inside. 9
23 WCE Leading possession winner for the Crows once again. 7
EF NM Among best thanks to huge work-rate. One goal, three clearances. 7
SF Syd Won huge amount of ball but not always effective. Work-rate enormous. 7

2015 Season

1 Bye.
2 SANFL Influential in the clinches with 23 possessions, 12 clearances. -
3 SANFL Prolific with 28 possessions but lacked his usual impact. -
4 SANFL 24 touches, eight clearances. Showed wonderful hands in traffic. -
5 Senior emergency.
6 GCS Activated sub in third quarter and OK in first game of the year. 3
7 StK Second consecutive game and is a disposal machine. Classy given time and space. 7
8 GWS Did most of his good work by hand – 18 handballs. OK without starring. 6
9 Frem Ball magnet keeps racking up possessions. 6
10 Carl Sub. Gave a spark when he came on in third term and it was timely. 2
12 Haw 13 possessions in last term, needs to start in the centre every game. 5
13 SANFL Limped off early with soreness in his troublesome foot. -
14 SANFL Match postponed. -
15 WCE One of the Crows’ best with 28 touches including 13 contested. 7
16 Port Pushed forward for a goal in first term, surprisingly with his right foot. 7
17 SANFL 33 disposals, 11 clearances. Set the tone early in the midfield. -
18 Syd Sub came on at last change for Martin and did well. 2
19 Rich Despite some wayward kicking was great in the engine room. 7
20 Ess Ball winning ability first class and helped keep the midfield pressure on. 7
21 Bris Finding more outside ball than inside ball, an area he needs to develop. 7
22 WCE Two poor turnovers in the third term could be costly in finals. 6
23 Geel Tried hard through the midfield. Won 13 CPs and laid six tackles. 6
EF WB Useful game on wing. 6
SF Haw Honest performance and handy all night. 6

2014 Season

1 PM Continually won the ball. Put his hand up for debut. -
2 PM 28 touches to lead the way in midfield. -
3 Syd Came on early as the sub and showed enough to say there is a bright future. 5
4 StK Strong all-round game and gave excellent value. 6
5 GWS Subbed out after producing his best game for the club. 8
6 WB Solid worker in midfield and not afraid to provide a physical presence. 6
7 Melb Laid five tackles, had three inside-50s and a goal from his wing. 5
9 Coll Came on for the last 10 minutes as the sub. 1
10 SANFL Consistent contributor across four quarters. -
11 SANFL Bye. -
12 SANFL Racked up 31 touches, equal game-high with brother Brad. -
13 NM Seven tackles on his return to the senior side. 4
14 SANFL Imperious midfield display, 35 touches, nine clearances. -
15 SANFL Bye. -
16 SANFL Grand virtuoso in tough loss. 42 disposals, 13 clearances. -
17 SANFL Tagged hard early but finished with 25 possessions and a goal. -
18 SANFL Team-high 28 possessions. Had his moments in big loss. -
19 SANFL Ball magnet in close. Racked up 38 possessions, seven clearances. -
20 SANFL Racked up 31 possessions and booted an important last-term goal. -
21 SANFL Surely close to an AFL berth. Racked up 35 touches, 13 clearances. -
22 SANFL Outstanding again with 38 disposals, 12 clearances, 10 inside 50s. -
23 StK Sub came on and kicked a goal. 2
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