Tom LYNCH

#27   Adelaide

Age: 29yr 2mth Games: 107 Born: Sep 15, 2020
Height: 191cm Weight: 88kg Position:

2017 Digest:   Post-season knee surgery kept him off the track early in pre-season but has returned and primed to play.

2017 NAB Cup:  

2017 Season

1 GWS Quiet game from the lofty standards he reached last season, still managed four goal assists. 5
2 Haw Work-rate huge and close to best afield. Ability to work up and down the ground was a feature of his effort. 8
3 Port Started slowly but hit the scoreboard when it mattered in the last term. 6
4 Ess Two goals from three attempts, but never stopped gut running. 6
5 GCS Ever present option across half forward and pushed hard all night. Finished with 3.3. 8
6 Rich Six inside-50’s, three goals and three scoring assists, was on fire when the game was still a contest. 8
7 NM One of the few Crows to start well. Hit head on the ground in tackle by Waite in second term and looked unwell. 3
8 Melb Well held by Michael Hibberd, and was still feeling the effects of that heavy tackle from last week’s performance. 4
9 Bris Lions could find no match for Lynch who finished with three goals including a blinder from 45m hard up against the boundary line. 8
10 Frem Played more as high midfielder more than a high half forward with three clearances and three inside-50’s. 7
11 Geel Workrate first class and easily the side’s best forward. Two goals, four inside-50s and 12 score involvements. 7
12 StK Crows best player with three goals, five inside-50’s and plenty of gut running. 8
13   Bye.  
14 Haw Always tries hard, never stops running and always presents makes himself available to teammates with his gut running. 7
15   Ill.  
16   Ill.  
17 Melb At times used off a wing on return from illness and continued to find space in attack as the game wore on. Very smart. 7
18 Geel Henderson and later Kolodjashnij; 19 possessions and many of them early when the game was at its hottest. 7
19 Coll Got the Crows first goal of the game then proceeded to work his back off for the rest of it. 6
20 Port Ran Tom Clurey into the ground and was instrumental in keeping the footy inside the Crows forward 50. 8
21 Ess Inexplicably missed a simple goal, but the rest of his game was solid. 6
22 Syd Kicked the goal to put the Crows ahead in the third term, was good without being great. 6
23 WCE No goals and only four marks. Needed to do more. 4
QF GWS Continues to get the job done as a hard working forward. Took double-digit marks and was the link between defence and attack. 8
PF Geel Can’t miss him with that hair but Cats seemed to all night as he racked up 20 touches and two goals. 7
GF Rich Worked hard to link but was beaten by Broad. Ball use out of back half didn’t help him. 14 effective disposals. 4

2016 Season

1 NM Ran McDonald into the ground early but faded as the game wore on. 4
2 Port Deserving winner of the Showdown Medal with six goals and five inside-50s. 9
3   Personal leave.  
4 Syd Six inside-50s and three goals, an integral part of the team and its structures. 7
5 Haw Everywhere in a big second half when he was unstoppable. 7
6 Frem Six inside-50s, two goals and one of the misses of the season to start the game. 7
7 WB Three goals and great work-rate kept him involved for the most part. Equal leader in disposals. 7
8 Geel Three inside-50s but no goals this week. 6
9 GCS Roamed the half forward line and helped himself to a couple of goals. 8
10 GWS Missed three chances at goals he would normally bury. 6
11 StK Worked hard up and down the ground, always an outlet for his teammates. 6
12 WCE A presence in attack. Took 10 marks. 6
14 NM Worked extremely hard as the link man between defence and attack. 7
15 Melb Worked hard for six inside-50s and a goal. Typical consistent effort. 7
16 Carl One goal but not his best game. Eight marks and three inside-50s. 5
17 Coll Two goals from three attempts and two scoring assists. 7
18 Geel Two goals from limited chances. Mackie wore him pretty tight for much of the game. 5
19 Ess Not his typical game, never stopped running, but not as influential as normal. 5
20 Bris Returned to form with four goals and six inside-50s. 8
21 Frem Kicked two late goals. Took 10 marks too. 6
22 Port Could have had five goals, left his kicking boots at home. Ended with two. 6
23 WCE Well held by Sheppard. 4
EF NM Snagged a goal in each quarter and ended with 12 kicks and five marks. 8
SF Syd Kicked two goals but shown a clean pair of heels by Aliir. 5

2015 Season

1 NM His presence as the lead-up forward was not as prominent. 4
2 Coll Good foil for Walker. Had it 21 times, took six marks and kicked two goals. 7
3 Melb Seven inside-50s and put the Crows back in the game with their first goal. 6
4 WB Not the greatest day. 3
5 Port Finished off the game strongly with two goals, and four scoring assists. 7
6 GCS Booted two goals but played higher up the ground to open up forward line. 6
7 StK Three goals from limited opportunities, working well in tandem with Walker and Betts. 7
8 GWS Worked hard to get into the game but wasn’t a big factor. 5
9 Frem One goal and three scoring assists. 6
10 Carl Roamed all over the field for two goals, four inside-50s and six marks. 7
12 Haw Needs to tidy up his disposal efficiency. 7
13 Bris Showed his worth in the air with seven marks (three contested). 6
15 WCE Had four score assists and booted a goal. Good effort. 6
16 Port Two goals and three scoring assists. 6
17 GCS Quiet game from the link-up forward. 5
18 Syd Marked well and gave Laidler the runaround to finish with three goals. 7
19 Rich One goal, four tackles and four inside-50s. 5
20 Ess Work-rate first class at half forward. Two goals and 10 marks. 8
21 Bris Played his best game of the year and deserves a three year extension. 8
22 WCE In career best form. Can’t understand delay in offering him a three-year deal. 7
23 Geel Two goals and moved well up the ground. Shaping as finals wildcard. 6
EF WB Dangerous early on Wood then Boyd. Strong work-rate. 7
SF Haw On Gibson. For first three quarters was only Adelaide forward up to par. 6

2014 Season

1   Shoulder.  
2   Shoulder  
3   Shoulder.  
4 SANFL Wonderful return from injury, 31 touches and a goal.
5 GWS Came on as the sub at start of fourth term with minimal impact. 3
6 WB Worked hard up from the forward where his big tank came to the fore. Superb. 8
7 Melb Left the game with a broken jaw and will miss six weeks. 0
8   Jaw.  
9   Jaw.  
10   Jaw.  
11   Jaw.  
12   Jaw.  
13   Jaw.  
14 SANFL Magnificent in return from broken jaw. 31 possessions.
15 Port A welcome return to the senior side after breaking his jaw. 6
16 GWS Had 20 touches but that inflated his actual impact. 5
17 Haw Three inside-50s and two goals. 5
18 Coll Great second term (seven disposals) roaming up ground. Quiet for remainder. 4
19 SANFL Fine response to AFL axe. 26 touches, seven inside 50s and a goal.
20 Bris Was going well (two goals) until he jarred neck in second term. 4
21   Neck.  
22   Neck.  
23   Neck.  
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2013 Season

1 SANFL Minimal impact for the Bays in trial outing.
2   Senior emergency.  
3 SANFL Worked hard for Glenelg with 23 possessions, five clearances.
4 WB Ran hard all day, presented well and rewarded with a goal. 6
5 Carl Kicked a goal in the last quarter and was ok up forward. 5
6 Haw Played his best game for the club as the lead-up tall forward, taking 11 marks. 7
7 GWS Had a 10 goal game he will never forget. Kicked six in third term. 10
8 StK Played higher up than last week but still kicked two goals and took 11 marks. 6
9 NM Didn’t kick a goal but work-rate good and worked up and down the ground. 6
10 Frem Worked tirelessly all afternoon for little reward. 5
11 Syd Battled on in attack and had to travel a long way up field for touches. 5
12 Rich Battled manfully but didn’t have a huge impact despite number of disposals. 5
14 GCS Worked hard across half forward and also kicked two goals. 5
15 WCE Kicked two goals from limited opportunities. 7
16 Coll Despatched Reid and Maxwell in three goal first half. Covered lots of ground. 8
17 Geel After quiet first half kicked three goals in third term to spark side. 6
18 Frem The Crows’ main avenue to goal but was slightly inaccurate. Great work ethic. 7
19 Port Well restricted by O’Shea who kept him goalless. 5
20 NM Started well then had reduced impact. 4
21 WB Kicked three goals and looked lively at times with six marks and five inside-50s. 7
22   Foot.  
23   Foot.  
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2012 Season

1 GCS Kicked the last goal of the match in a promising debut for the club. 3
2 WB Came into the game earlier than expected and kicked two critical goals. 6
3 Haw Seized opportunities for a couple of goals. Subbed off three-quarter time. 3
4 SANFL Spent time both and forward and back. Just fair.
5 SANFL Played mostly down back this week and was much better.
6 SANFL Mostly played back but also went forward. OK.
7 SANFL A shining light for Glenelg with 24 possessions.
8 Carl Came on late for of touches – half of which missed the target. 1
10 SANFL Very good in defence. 33 touches, 11 marks.
11 SANFL Played the quarterback role in defence perfectly.
12 SANFL The top ball winner for Glenelg but they were belted.
14 SANFL Not at his best for Glenelg but still contributed.
16 GWS Replaced Tippett, kicking two third-term goals and taking seven marks. 4
17 SANFL Racked up a heap of junk stats in back half. 35 disposals.
19 SANFL Good at half back but the state leagues look his level.
20 SANFL 24 touches across half back. Same as his 2011 VFL form.
21 SANFL Mopped up well at half back again. 27 possessions.
23 GCS Late inclusion for Walker and presented well. 4