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Richmond v West Coast
Round 11, 2005
Matera kicked 5. Photo: aflphotos.com.au
Sat, 4 June 2005 (2:10 PM EST)
Won by 2
WCE 15.15.105 - 15.13.103 RIC
3 C.Judd (WCE)
2 M.Coughlan (RIC)
1 B.Cousins (WCE)

West Coast opened up a solid lead at halftime, holding Richmond goalless in the second term, and then held on as the Tigers threw everything at them in the second half. Richmond took the lead twice in the final term but Phil Matera's fifth goal and Chris Judd's third saw the Eagles home. Judd was best on ground with 23 possessions to go with his 3 goals, and Aaron Edwards impressed on debut with 8 marks and 2 goals.


1/4 time 1/2 time 3/4 time Final
Richmond 3.4.22 3.7.25 8.10.58 15.13.103
West Coast 5.3.33 8.8.56 11.12.78 15.15.105

Goals: Matera 5, Judd 3, Edwards 2, Butler, Chick, Kerr, Lynch, Seaby

Best: Judd, Matera, Cousins, Braun, Embley, Fletcher, Edwards

Injuries: Nil

Milestones: Edwards AFL debut

Named sides[]

West Coast Richmond
B: 6.Banfield 23.Glass 39.Hunter B: 35.Newman 2.Gaspar 39.Kellaway
HB: 17.Chick 41.Staker 31.Nicoski HB: 3.Deledio 20.Hall 11.J.Bowden
C: 26.Butler 9.Cousins 10.Braun C: 32.Tivendale 17.Johnson 31.Hyde
HF: 4.Kerr 29.Hansen 32.Embley HF: 15.Pettifer 5.Simmonds 6.Chaffey
F: 33.Matera 21.Lynch 14.Seaby F: 27.Krakouer 12.Richardson 10.Stafford
R: 20.Cox 3.Judd 7.Fletcher R: 13.Knobel 21.Tuck 24.Coughlan
I: 37.Selwood 19.LeCras 38.B.Jones I: 1.Hilton 34.Graham 23.Jackson
45.Edwards 9.Campbell
E: 16.Adkins 35.Green 2.McDougall E: 16.Morrison 25.Schulz 4.Raines

In: Matera, Selwood, Edwards

Out: Stenglein (susp), Sampi (ankle), Gardiner (knee)

New: Aaron Edwards (Dandenong Stingrays/Seaford JFC)

From the papers[]

The West Australian[]

"Matera produced his best game for the season and finally looked fit enough to have an impact. His return of 5.2 was the best for West Coast and could have been better except for a couple of missed snaps.

However, the most important part of his game was his ability to create goals from very little and exert pressure on the Tigers defence on the way out.

But the Eagles did not have it all their own way, as the scoreboard showed."[1]

The Sunday Age[]

"In an extraordinary game, that little bit of class was about the only thing separating the victors from the vanquished.

Twice in the second half, Richmond showed it is indeed a force to be reckoned with when it stormed back from seemingly hopeless deficits - 32 points at the start of the third to get within two and then 26 at the start of the last to grab the lead for the very first time at the 16-minute mark. Twice, the Eagles weathered the attack.

When the heat was on, Judd, Ben Cousins, Daniel Kerr, Chad Fletcher and Michael Braun showed why they are the premier midfield division in the competition, Adam Hunter and Daniel Chick settled down the defence and up forward, and Philip Matera bobbed up with three of his five goals at key moments."[2]

Players in the WAFL[]

Round 12 (4-6 June)

Perth (McDougall, Adkins) vs Swan Districts

Peel (Rosa) vs Claremont (R.Jones, Morton)

East Fremantle (Green) vs South Fremantle (Graham). Gaspar played reserves

East Perth vs West Perth (Sharp)

Bye: Subiaco

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 (On LTI list, replaced by Edwards)
Humm Ankle 7 weeks
Beeck Finger 6 weeks (On LTI list, replaced by Graham)
Gardiner Knee 3 weeks
Stenglein Suspension 1 week
Wirrpanda Thigh Test
Matera Hip Test
Sampi Ankle Test



  1. David Reed, The West Australian (6 June 2005, p. GAM4), "Eagles make a pact on the MCG"
  2. Lyall Johnson, The Sunday Age (5 June 2005), "Tiges slip as Judd peels off a banana": http://newsstore.fairfax.com.au/apps/viewDocument.ac?page=1&sy=age&kw=matera+and+seaby+and+krakouer&pb=all_ffx&dt=selectRange&dr=entire&so=relevance&sf=text&sf=headline&rc=10&rm=200&sp=nrm&clsPage=1&docID=SAG050605TN3PA621BNS