Matt CROUCH

#5   Adelaide

Age: 24yr 7mth Games: 71 Born: Apr 21, 2021
Height: 182cm 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.  
14 Haw Much more precise with his disposal efficiency and the Crows best player when too many were average at best. 8
15 Carl Got the goal in the last term to give the Crows back the impetus to win, great head to head battle with Cripps in the centre. 8
16 WB Leading possession winner in the game including a great goal on the run to start the third term. 8
17 Melb Lots of the footy again and five clearances. Not dominant, but a good contributor. 7
18 Geel Around the clinches he was tough and gritty with his ball winning. Capacity to win the sherrin around the contest. 8
19 Coll Perhaps the opposition should put more time into Matt Crouch than Rory Sloane, played a lone hand at times in the middle. 8
20 Port Leading possession winner on the ground and couldn’t get in the three best players on the ground, great team performance. 8
21 Ess Continues to be a prolific ball-winner with anther 35 touches, and constantly generated moves. 8
22 Syd Has to be knocking on the door of All-Australian selection, the fifteenth game where he has had over 30 possessions. 8
23 WCE Like his brother, dominated the midfield. Had 45 possessions and kicked one goal. 8
QF GWS Knocked up winning the footy and was very good with his hands in close at the stoppages. 8
PF Geel Busier than a set of jumper leads at a country funeral for 31 disposals, six clearances and five tackles. 8
GF Rich Led all comers with 35 touches, five clearances and five tackles. Didn’t hurt the Tigers enormously. 7

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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