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West Coast v Geelong
Round 13, 2008
LeCras kicked 3 in a losing side. Photo: aflphotos.com.au
Sat, 21 June 2008 (5:40 PM WST)
Lost by 135
GEE 28.14.182 - 5.17.47 WCE
3 G.Ablett (GEE)
2 S.Johnson (GEE)
1 T.Harley (GEE)

An insipid West Coast were demolished by a rampant Geelong side, who kicked more goals in the first quarter than their opponents managed all night and hit a triple-figure lead mid-way through the third quarter. Such was the Cats' dominance that at one point their coach Mark Thompson was shown casually eating a sandwich in the coaches' box. The final result was West Coast's worst-ever home loss and its second-heaviest defeat of all time. Mark LeCras stood out with 3 of his side's 5 goals and Andrew Embley kept working for 28 possessions.


1/4 time 1/2 time 3/4 time Final
West Coast 1.5.11 2.9.21 3.14.32 5.17.47
Geelong 7.3.45 13.6.84 23.10.148 28.14.182

Goals: LeCras 3, Cox, Hunter

Best: LeCras, Embley, Cox, Schofield

Injuries: A.Selwood (throat)

Records: Geelong biggest win vs WCE, Geelong highest score vs WCE

Named sides[]

West Coast Geelong
B: 6.Nicoski 23.Glass 37.A.Selwood B: 2.Harley 7.Taylor 4.Mackie
HB: 38.B.Jones 42.Wilkes 32.Embley HB: 39.Milburn 33.Rooke 44.Enright
C: 19.Houlihan 4.Kerr 10.Braun C: 32.Prismall 45.Ling 3.Bartel
HF: 26.Butler 29.Hansen 2.LeCras HF: 20.S.Johnson 21.Mooney 27.Stokes
F: 21.Lynch 39.Hunter 44.Wirrpanda F: 35.Chapman 13.Lonergan 9.Kelly
R: 20.Cox 11.Priddis 7.Fletcher R: 24.Blake 11.Corey 29.G.Ablett
I: 18.Ebert 27.McKinley 31.Schofield I: 8.Hunt 6.Ottens 14.Selwood
5.Stenglein 5.Varcoe
E: 35.Armstrong 45.Davis 22.Graham E: 15.Gamble 40.Wojcinski 10.Tenace

In: Kerr, Braun, Hansen, McKinley, Fletcher

Out: Masten (hip), McNamara, Seaby, Staker, Davis

Late change: Wojcinski for Stokes (knee soreness)

From the papers[]

The West Australian[]

"The scoreboard didn't reflect West Coast's efforts in the first two terms; the endeavour was there but the rewards were not, primarily because of lamentable disposal skills - coupled with atrocious kicking at goal - and decision-making.

While the Cats' masterpiece came together with all players contributing top ensure every microscopic detail to make the big picture a great work of art, the Eagles had smudge marks all over their finger painting.

The inept Eagles spilt paint everywhere as they were harassed by the Cats, whose largest brush strokes came from a balding 24-year-old with a famous name.

Gary Ablett painted the night blue and white from the opening bounce, providing the inspiration that put Hawthorn, the Western Bulldogs and Sydney on notice."[1]


Round 13 (21 June)

East Fremantle (Staker, McNamara) vs Peel (Arrowsmith)

East Perth vs Claremont (Waters, MacKenzie, Thomson, Stevenson)

Swan Districts (Notte, Davis) vs Subiaco

West Perth (Seaby) vs South Fremantle (Graham, Wilson)

Bye: Perth



  1. Ray Wilson, The West Australian (23 June 2008, p.GAM8), "Ablett masterpiece is picture purr-fect"