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West Coast v Essendon
Marsh Series #1, 2020
Williams in his first AFL appearance. Photo: aflphotos.com.au
Thur, 27 February 2020 (4:40 PM WST)
Lost by 8
ESS 14.11.95 - 13.9.87 WCE

West Coast battled extreme weather as well as Essendon at Lathlain Park, coming out eight-point losers but remaining unscathed as both sides kicked off their 2020 pre-season. Essendon got off to a fast start and were able to hold off every Eagles challenge, as persistent rain throughout was punctuated by a lightning storm that forced a 15-minute break in play during the second term. Josh Kennedy enjoyed a rare pre-season appearance with six goals and Tim Kelly had 27 possessions and a goal in his first official match in West Coast colours.


1/4 time 1/2 time 3/4 time Final
West Coast 2.2.14 5.6.36 8.8.56 13.9.87
Essendon 5.3.33 7.5.47 12.9.81 14.11.95

Goals: Kennedy 6, Waterman 3, Ah Chee, Kelly, Petruccelle, Williams

Best: Kennedy, Sheed, Shuey, Kelly, Naitanui, Waterman

Injuries: Nil

Named squads[]

West Coast Essendon
B: 28.Cole 31.Schofield 25.Hurn B: 10.Francis 18.Hurley 8.Gleeson
HB: 23.Jetta 37.Barrass 14.Duggan HB: 14.Ridley 41.McBride 30.Zerk-Thatcher
C: 30.Nelson 4.Sheed 8.Redden C: 11.Zaharakis 1.McGrath 35.Guelfi
HF: 21.Petruccelle 10.Brander 15.Cripps HF: 22.Mosquito 5.Smith 15.Laverde
F: 1.Ryan 17.Kennedy 41.Ah Chee F: 13.Fantasia 44.McKernan 43.McDonald-Tipungwuti
R: 12.Naitanui 11.Kelly 13.Shuey R: 34.Phillips 9.Shiel 7.Merrett
I: 2.Waterman 16.Hickey* 19.Vardy I: 23.Jones 20.Townsend 4.Langsford
22.Brayshaw 26.Watson 32.Williams 33.Ham 40.Snelling 3.Parish
34.Hutchings 43.Treacy 47.Lockyer 48.Teakle
E: 24.X.O'Neill 33.Ainsworth 38.Johnson E: 19.Mutch 16.Begley 24.Bryan
42.Edwards 37.Clarke

First WCE appearance: Kelly, Brayshaw, Williams, Treacy

(*In side but took no part)


Practice match (26 Feb)

West Coast's reserves side played a scratch match against Swan Districts at Lathlain Park. Tom Hickey impressed in the ruck on limited minutes and new addition Jarrod Humphries kicked five goals.

Appearing for West Coast: Ainsworth, Edwards, Hickey, Johnson, X.O'Neill, Acres, Ashman, Bentley, Busher, Fisher, Flint, Grey, Hobbs, Hug, Humble, Humphries, Jones, Lamont, McGee, McInnes, Robilliard, Sinclair