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West Coast v Adelaide
Round 13, 2002
Sun, 30 June 2002 (1:40 PM WST)
Won by 18
WCE 20.15.135 - 18.9.117 ADL
3 B.Cousins (WCE)
2 A.McLeod (ADL)
1 D.Kerr (WCE)

Birthday boy Ben Cousins ran rampant in the first quarter as West Coast built up an early lead, then held on as the Crows mounted a final-quarter comeback that saw them narrow the margin to just two goals. Cousins finished with 33 possessions and second-gamer Quinten Lynch proved a handful in attack with 5 goals.


1/4 time 1/2 time 3/4 time Final
West Coast 5.2.32 10.7.67 15.11.101 20.15.135
Adelaide 3.2.20 4.3.27 9.7.61 18.9.117

Goals: Lynch 5, Ph.Matera 4, Chambers 3, Cousins 2, Cox, Embley, Hunter, Judd, Kerr, Pe.Matera

Best: Cousins, Hunter, Lynch, Jakovich, Fletcher

Injuries: Jones (knee)

Milestones: Merenda 100th AFL game, Embley 50th game

Records: Adelaide highest score vs WCE

Named sides[]

West Coast Adelaide
B: 23.Glass 11.McIntosh 39.Hunter B: 34.Hart 8.Bassett 6.Nelson
HB: 22.Collica 27.Jakovich 18.Jones HB: 26.Bickley 16.McGregor 9.Edwards
C: 30.Pe.Matera 9.Cousins 13.Wooden C: 20.Stenglein 32.Ricciuto 21.Gallagher
HF: 7.Fletcher 45.Lynch 44.Wirrpanda HF: 24.Burton 19.Stevens 10.Bode
F: 20.Cox 32.Embley 33.Ph.Matera F: 18.Johncock 22.Perrie 3.Massie
R: 1.Gardiner 6.Banfield 4.Kerr R: 35.Biglands 36.Goodwin 23.McLeod
I: 21.Merenda 37.Williams 3.Judd I: 1.Crowell 4.Clarke 11.Doughty
15.Chambers 40.Ladhams
E: 48.Tuckey 35.Green 10.Braun E: 12.Shirley 31.Marsh 39.Mattner

In: Gardiner, Chambers

Out: Gaspar (foot), Haynes

Late change: (ADL) Marsh for Stevens

From the papers[]

The Age[]

"Cousins set up the Eagles' seventh win at home this year with a magnificent first quarter, in which he collected 16 possessions and kicked two goals.

The game looked all over when the Eagles led by 45 points two minutes into the third term. But John Worsfold's team had to pull out all stops to get home against the never-say-die Crows.

Adelaide kicked nine goals in the last quarter to get within 12 points in the dying minutes. The game was finally put out of the Crows' reach when hulking rookie Quinten Lynch, 19, playing in just his second AFL game, kicked his fifth goal with less than two minutes to play.

It was a bitter, if not unexpected, result for the fourth-placed Crows, who then had to listen to more than 30,000 West Coast fans sing a rendition of happy birthday to Cousins."[1]

Players in the WAFL[]

Round 12 (22 June)

East Perth (Prior, Humm, Tuckey) vs Swan Districts (Hansen)

South Fremantle (Sampi) vs Claremont (Carroll)

Subiaco (Braun) vs East Fremantle (Green)

West Perth (Williams, Seaby) vs Perth (Glass, McDougall)

Bye: Peel

Round 13 (29 June)

South Fremantle (Sampi) vs Peel

Swan Districts (Munro, Hansen) vs East Fremantle (Green)

Claremont (Carroll) vs West Perth (Seaby)

Subiaco (Braun, Haynes) vs Perth (McDougall)

Bye: East Perth

Injury list[]

In the lead-up to the round the following players were listed as injured:[2]

Player Injury Expected duration
Read Knee Season
Morrison Knee Season
Gaspar Foot 6 weeks
Wilson Shoulder 2 weeks
Taylor Knee 2 weeks
Sierakowski Hamstring 2 weeks
Gardiner Hamstring 2 weeks