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Hawthorn v West Coast
Round 6, AFLW Season Seven
Bushby gets tackled. Photo: aflphotos.com.au
Fri, 30 September 2022 (6.10pm EST)
Lost by 3
HAW 6.8.44 - 6.5.41 WCE

West Coast suffered another disappointing loss to an expansion club, falling to Hawthorn in suburban Frankston. After kicking four goals in a dominant first term, the Eagles went to water in the second, failing to enter their forward 50 against the breeze as the Hawks took control of the match. Bella Lewis continued her strong form with a game-high 28 possessions, 10 tackles and a goal and Ella Roberts had 15 disposals, a couple of goal assists and her first career goal.


1/4 time 1/2 time 3/4 time Final
Hawthorn 1.2.8 5.4.34 5.6.36 6.8.44
West Coast 4.2.26 4.2.26 5.5.35 6.5.41

Goals: Britton, Lewis, Roberts, Schmidt, Swanson, Western

Best: Lewis, Swanson, Lakay, Thomas

Injuries: Nil

Milestones: E.Smith AFLW debut, Roberts Rising Star nomination

Named sides[]

West Coast Hawthorn
B: 3.Thomas 14.B.Smith B: 17.Eardley 42.Brown
HB: 7.Schmidt 35.McDonald 11.McCarthy HB: 11.Richardson 7.Gilroy 27.Duffin
C: 17.Hooker 8.Goranova 21.Western C: 19.Hipwell 14.Baskaran 3.Porter
HF: 6.Lewis 20.Bartlett 23.Lakay HF: 8.Fellows 1.Cunningham 21.Locke
F: 12.Humphries 5.Rowley F: 3.Makur Chuot 13.McDonagh
R: 4.Roberts 13.Swanson 25.Hartill R: 31.Wales 18.Lucas-Rodd 5.Fleming
I: 27.Bennett 22.E.Smith 15.Bushby I: 25.Everist 4.Carbone 24.Smith
18.Britton 30.Schilling 6.Barbakos 16.Kemp
E: 24.Bullas 16.Z.Wakfer 19.Cameron E: 15.Deed 2.Baird 23.Perkins

In: Schilling, E.Smith

Out: Simmons, Cameron

New: Ella Smith (Claremont)

From the coach[]

"Really disappointing, we started the game well and played the brand of footy that we wanted to play and had a strong breeze that was going to our side of the ground. After the first quarter there was a number of things that went wrong. However you’ve got to pay full credit to Hawthorn, they had a crack tonight for the full four quarters and obviously they got the win.

"There was a number of things that contributed to the game. When Hawthorn had the breeze they seemed to score all their goals and when we had it the ball stayed in our front half. We needed to get back into the contest and really difficult coming into three quarter time and there was 19 to free kicks to six against. We needed to get a few more, there was a memo sent out during the week about sling tackles and we don’t pay them, so we need to look at that. There was a number of things that we could of done better as a team but so should others.

"I think it comes down to effort and intensity around the footy. We thought in patches we delivered, we also thought in parts we got beaten in that area. We changed things up in that last quarter and didn’t put any numbers behind the ball and we tried to run and carry the ball a bit more. We outscored them in the second half but really the damage was done from the second quarter. We had a couple of undisciplined free kicks where they were able to capitalize and hurt us."[1]

From the papers[]

"Emma Swanson, Mikayla Western, Ella Roberts and Bella Lewis all cashed in early as West Coast gained ground with speed, bravery to go through the corridor and some impressive handball chains.

The second quarter was a mirror image but in brown and gold, defender turned forward Jess Duffin kicking three goals as the Hawks ran rampant.

West Coast failed to go inside 50 for the entire term as Duffin read the breeze to perfection, kicking her first goal in 1,323 days and making the Eagles' two spare defenders accountable."[2]

Injury list[]

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

Player Injury Expected return
Gooch Wrist Season (On inactive list)
L.Wakfer Knee Season (On inactive list)
Davison Knee Season (On inactive list)
Gibson Knee Season
Sedunary Calf Test
Schilling Ankle Test
Hartill Corked quad Available



  1. westcoasteagles.com.au (1 October 2022), "AFLW: Pressing questions: Round six": https://www.westcoasteagles.com.au/news/1231769/aflw-pressing-questions-round-six
  2. Eliza Reilly, The West Australian (1 October 2022, p.171), "Eagles fall to Hawks after promising start"