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West Coast v Brisbane
AFLW Round 8, 2022
Niamh Kelly gets tackled. Photo: aflphotos.com.au
Sat, 26 February 2022 (6.10pm WST)
Lost by 98
BRI 15.8.98 - 4.0.24 WCE

West Coast were handed a footballing lesson by the reigning AFLW premiers, smashed from pillar to post as Brisbane opened up a 46 point lead at the main break while preventing the Eagles from even entering their forward 50 for most of the first half. The home side managed to find a few goals in the second half and narrowly prevented the Lions from reaching triple figures, but the result still represented the biggest defeat and highest score conceded by any side in AFLW history.


1/4 time 1/2 time 3/4 time Final
West Coast 0.0.0 0.0.0 2.0.12 4.0.24
Brisbane 4.3.27 7.4.46 11.4.70 15.8.98

Goals: Bullas, Cameron, Gooch, Hooker

Best: Swanson, Lewis, Bowen

Injuries: Hooker (knee)

Named sides[]

West Coast Brisbane
B: 16.Hill 31.Gooch B: 20.Campbell 10.Grider
HB: 2.Gibson 35.McDonald 14.Smith HB: 11.Monahan 3.Koenen 26.Tahau
C: 7.Schmidt 13.Swanson 1.Bowen C: 9.O'Dwyer 1.Bates 12.Conway
HF: 12.N.Kelly 22.Gilmore 19.Cameron HF: 17.Dawes 31.T.Smith 15.Bodey
F: 9.Atkins 24.Bullas F: 30.Wardlaw 21.Hodder
R: 25.Laurie 6.Lewis 17.Hooker R: 2.Hickie 18.Anderson 25.C.Svarc
I: 5.Rowley 23.Lakay 26.Gauci I: 29.R.Svarc 5.Ellenger 14.Davidson
27.Bennett 3.Thomas 24.Pullar 22.Farquharson
E: 4.Guard 10.Caulfield E: 28.Moloney 16.B.Smith

In: McDonald, Atkins, Gauci

Out: Collier (leg), Davison, Guard

From the papers[]

The West Australian[]

"When the Eagles recorded their first inside 50 for the match just under 10 minutes into the second quarter, Brisbane had 21 of their own and had booted six goals as West Coast's attempts to send extras into defence failed.

West Coast went goalless in the first quarter for the seventh time from eight starts, continuing a trend of slow starts Prior had no answer to. Captain Emma Swanson (22 disposals, six clearances) played through the pain of a fractured finger."[1]

Players in the WAFLW[]

Round 2 (26-27 Feb)

East Fremantle (Bresland) v Swan Districts (Davison)

Peel v South Fremantle

Subiaco (Schilling) v Claremont

Bye: West Perth



  1. Eliza Reilly, The West Australian (28 February 2022, p.51), "Careers on the line"