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West Coast v Port Adelaide
Round 10, 2005
Embley was among West Coast's best. Photo: aflphotos.com.au
Sun, 29 May 2005 (2:40 PM WST)
Won by 117
WCE 27.17.179 - 9.8.62 PA
3 B.Cousins (WCE)
2 D.Kerr (WCE)
1 M.Braun (WCE)

West Coast rebounded from the previous week's upset loss to trounce the reigning premiers in a record-breaking performance. The Eagles had a comfortable lead at half-time before opening the floodgates in the second half, kicking 17 goals to 4 to hand the Power their biggest loss since joining the AFL. In an even performance, West Coast had 16 individual goalscorers, equaling the league record. Daniel Kerr kicked 3 goals from 21 possessions and Ben Cousins led all comers with 30 possessions, although he was one of the few Eagles not to kick a goal.


1/4 time 1/2 time 3/4 time Final
West Coast 4.4.28 10.8.68 19.12.126 27.17.179
Port Adelaide 2.2.14 5.4.34 8.8.56 9.8.62

Goals: Lynch 4, Kerr, Sampi 3, Braun, Embley, LeCras, Nicoski 2, Banfield, Chick, Fletcher, Gardiner, Hansen, Hunter, B.Jones, Judd, Seaby

Best: Cousins, Sampi, Lynch, Embley, Cox, Hunter, Kerr

Injuries: Gardiner (knee), Sampi (ankle)

Reports: Stenglein for rough conduct against B.Eckermann

Milestones: LeCras AFL debut

Records: WCE highest score vs Port, WCE biggest win vs Port, Port biggest loss vs any opponent, WCE equal-most individual goalscorers, WCE 15th straight win at Subiaco (extending club record)

Named sides[]

West Coast Port Adelaide
B: 6.Banfield 23.Glass 38.B.Jones B: 19.Bishop 2.Wakelin 42.Walsh
HB: 17.Chick 39.Hunter 5.Stenglein HB: 25.Cassisi 35.C.Cornes 17.Dew
C: 26.Butler 9.Cousins 10.Braun C: 3.Montgomery 38.James 18.K.Cornes
HF: 32.Embley 29.Hansen 4.Kerr HF: 15.Pickett 16.Tredrea 33.Ebert
F: 28.Sampi 21.Lynch 1.Gardiner F: 28.Thurstans 1.Primus 4.Wanganeen
R: 20.Cox 3.Judd 7.Fletcher R: 5.Lade 7.P.Burgoyne 10.Francou
I: 41.Staker 14.Seaby 31.Nicoski I: 24.White 12.Shattock 26.Cochrane
19.LeCras 13.Eckermann
E: 37.Selwood 2.McDougall 18.R.Jones E: 20.Brogan 29.Kingsley 36.Pettigrew

In: Judd, Seaby, LeCras

Out: Matera (hip), McConnell, Wooden

Late change: (PA) Kingsley for James

New: Mark LeCras (West Perth/Cervantes JFC)

From the papers[]

The Age[]

"The Eagles led by 34 points at half-time and, with the business of winning taken care of, the fun started, West Coast running up a mammoth 17.7 to 4.4 in an awesome display of power midfield running.

There is still a question mark over West Coast's tall forwards but yesterday, with Michael Gardiner nursing a stomach upset, Lynch bagged four goals.

Lynch still routinely drops chest marks but he is improving. He fixed one simple dropped mark yesterday with a remarkable snap over the shoulder from 40 metres.

The main interest in the second half was how much damage West Coast could do to Port's rupturing confidence. When Chris Judd slotted the team's 24th goal at the 20-minute mark of the final quarter the Eagles had 16 goal-kickers. When Mark LeCras kicked his second goal three minutes later, the Eagles led by 105 points."[1]

Players in the WAFL[]

Round 11 (28 May)

Subiaco (Wooden) vs Perth (McDougall, Adkins)

Swan Districts (Edwards) vs East Fremantle (Green). M.Embley played reserves

South Fremantle vs Peel (Rosa)

Claremont (R.Jones, Morton) vs East Perth (Selwood, McConnell). Wilkes played reserves

Bye: West Perth

Injury list[]

In the lead-up to the round the following players were listed as injured:

Player Injury Expected duration
Smith Knee Season
Gaspar Foot Indefinite
Waters Groin 9 weeks
Humm Ankle 7 weeks
Beeck Finger 5 weeks (On LTI list, replaced by Graham)
Graham Shoulder 2 weeks
Wirrpanda Thigh Test