Crows hand Swans first loss

The Adelaide Crows players celebrate victory during the round six AFL match between the Sydney Swans and the Adelaide Crows at the Sydney Cricket Ground
The Adelaide Crows players celebrate victory during the round six AFL match between the Sydney Swans and the Adelaide Crows at the Sydney Cricket Ground Mark Kolbe - Getty Images

A FIVE-goal haul from Adelaide key forward Taylor Walker lifted his side to a nail-biting five-point upset of Sydney at the SCG on Saturday night.

Lewis Jetta played his best game for the previously-unbeaten Swans, but couldn't find a match-winner in the dying stages as his team staged an audacious late fight-back without the services of co-captain Adam Goodes.

Sydney had another roll of the dice after a video review decided Crows veteran Graham Johncock's apparent sealer had glanced the post, but the siren sounded while the Swans' pushed the ball into their forward line.

The Crows held firm in a thrilling final term to record a 15.9 (99) to 14.10 (94) victory which entrenched them in the AFL top four and showed just what's possible under first-year coach Brenton Sanderson's contested-ball mantra.

"It was a fantastic win. A lot of spirit from the team, I still think we got a lot of work to do. But to guts it out in that second half (was impressive)," Sanderson said.

Read the full match report at ABC news online.

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