West Coast had their work cut out against an unbeaten St Kilda but gave the Saints a scare, drawing level at three quarter time before the ladder leaders kicked away in the final quarter to win by 20 points. Adam Selwood led the Eagles with 29 possessions and Darren Glass was his usual rock in defence.
Summary[edit | edit source]
|1/4 time||1/2 time||3/4 time||Final|
Goals: Embley, Hansen 3, Kennedy, LeCras 2, Cockie
Best: Masten, Embley, A.Selwood, Hurn, Lynch, Glass, Priddis
Injuries: Cox (groin), LeCras (shoulder)
Milestones: LeCras 50th game, McGinnity AFL debut, Stenglein final appearance
Named sides[edit | edit source]
|West Coast||St Kilda|
In: MacKenzie, Nicoski, Cox, Hansen, McGinnity
Late change: (STK) Eddy for Schneider (personal)
New: Patrick McGinnity (Claremont/Marist JFC)
From the papers[edit | edit source]
The Age[edit | edit source]
"To three-quarter-time, the Eagles who play in Perth continued to outshine the West Coast that leaves Western Australia every other week, as they stood toe-to-toe with the flag favourites and entered the last quarter on equal footing.
With the Saints obviously feeling the effects of their clash of the titans against Geelong, and West Coast successfully countering many of St Kilda coach Ross Lyon's front-line weapons, the locals sensed blood and the visitors looked tired.
But within eight minutes, St Kilda had put the game away with four goals that both proved what it has, and what the Eagles lack.
After Robert Eddy's early major, Nick Dal Santo pounced on Shannon Hurn's errant kick-in to finally make the home side pay for its continued errors by foot. Two more goals followed from Eddy and Stephen Milne, and perfection was maintained, albeit with a few more dents."
Players in the WAFL[edit | edit source]
Round 16 (4 July)
Injury list[edit | edit source]
In the lead-up to the match the following players were listed as injured or unavailable:
|Waters||Elbow||Season||On the LTI list, replaced by Davis 2/4/09|
Links[edit | edit source]
Tim Clarke, The Age (13 July 2009), "Saints trot to a tricky triumph": http://www.theage.com.au/news/rfmatchreport/saints-trot-to-tricky-triumph/2009/07/12/1247337027844.html
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