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West Coast v Port Adelaide
AFLW Round 5, 2023
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McDonald in action. Photo: aflphotos.com.au
Date
Fri, 29 Sept 2023 (7.15pm WST)
Attendance
1,134
Result
Won by 6
Score
WCE 6.3.39 - 4.9.33 PA
Brownlow
Ladder
16th
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West Coast broke through for a long-awaited win, holding off Port Adelaide under lights at Lathlain to celebrate skipper Emma Swanson's 50th AFLW game. In a match played at a frenetic pace between the arcs, the Eagles were able to keep their noses ahead at the final change and opened up a 13-point lead when Kate Bartlett kicked her second final-term goal, before holding their nerve to deny the Power a match-tying goal in the dying stages. Aisling McCarthy also kicked two goals, and defender Charlie Thomas had a game-high 24 possessions.

Summary[]

1/4 time 1/2 time 3/4 time Final
West Coast 1.2.8 2.3.15 4.3.27 6.3.39
Port Adelaide 1.3.9 1.7.13 3.8.26 4.9.33

Goals: Bartlett, McCarthy 2, Gibson, Lewis

Best: McCarthy, Swanson, Roberts, Thomas

Injuries: Roberts (head knock)

Milestones: Swanson 50th AFLW game, L.Wakfer Rising Star nomination

Named sides[]

West Coast Port
B: 16.Z.Wakfer 8.Goranova B: 21.Borg 24.Dunn
HB: 14.B.Smith 35.McDonald 3.Thomas HB: 16.Maclachlan 25.Cuthbertson 2.O'Dea
C: 28.Davison 11.McCarthy 5.Rowley C: 3.Foley 9.Moloney 44.Pope
HF: 2.Gibson 4.Roberts 21.Western HF: 11.De Melo 14.Mules 27.Houghton
F: 20.Bartlett 17.Hooker F: 4.Halfpenny 12.Ewings
R: 1.L.Wakfer 6.Lewis 13.Swanson R: 29.Scholz 5.Dowrick 1.Phillips
I: 18.Britton 22.E.Smith 25.Hartill I: 13.Stewart 19.Ballard 23.Johnson
31.Gooch 7.Schmidt 28.Hammond 26.Keryk
E: 12.Humphries 15.Bushby 19.Franklin E: 30.Cockatoo-Motlap 32.Simmons 7.Duursma

In: Bartlett, Goranova, E.Smith, Hartill

Out: Sedunary, Humphries, Bushby, Franklin

From the papers[]

Injury list[]

In the leadup to the match the following players were listed as being injured or unavailable:

Player Injury Expected return
Petrevski Ankle Season (On inactive list)
Lakay Back 1-2 weeks
Elkington Concussion 1-2 weeks
Hartill Concussion Test
Gooch Ribs Available


References[]


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