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West Coast v Adelaide
Round 15, 2015
Shuey was among the best in his 100th game. Photo: aflphotos.com.au
Sat, 11 July 2015 (5:40 PM WST)
Won by 56
WCE 22.15.147 - 14.7.91 ADL
3 L.Shuey (WCE)
2 A.Gaff (WCE)
1 N.Naitanui (WCE)

In an emotion-charged game the Crows, playing their first match since the tragic death of their coach Phil Walsh, put through six goals in the first term to send a scare through the Eagles camp. They couldn't sustain the effort, with West Coast kicking eight goals to nil in the second quarter and doing it easily from there, running out 56 point winners with a big spread of goalscorers - 13 players in all found the major opening. Andrew Gaff kicked three goals from 36 possessions in what may have been the best game of his career to date, and Luke Shuey kicked two goals from 31 disposals in his 100th game.


1/4 time 1/2 time 3/4 time Final
West Coast 4.0.24 12.7.79 15.10.100 22.15.147
Adelaide 6.2.38 6.3.39 11.5.71 14.7.91

Goals: Gaff, Yeo 3, Darling, Hill, Kennedy, LeCras, Shuey 2, Cripps, Masten, Priddis, Selwood, Sheed, Wellingham

Best: Gaff, Shuey, Naitanui, Masten, LeCras, Priddis, Yeo

Injuries: Nil

Sub: Hutchings for Ellis in the fourth quarter

Milestones: Shuey 100th game

Named side[]

West Coast Adelaide
B: 25.Hurn 31.Schofield 5.Sheppard B: 16.Brown 12.Talia 6.Lever
HB: 24.Rosa 20.McGovern 12.Wellingham HB: 29.Laird 15.Hartigan 45.Henderson
C: 6.Yeo 11.Priddis 15.Cripps C: 14.Mackay 5.Thompson 33.Smith
HF: 7.Masten 27.Darling 33.Hill HF: 11.Wright 23.Cameron 27.Lynch
F: 2.LeCras 17.Kennedy 22.Sinclair F: 4.Jenkins 13.Walker 18.Betts
R: 9.Naitanui 13.Shuey 3.Gaff R: 24.Jacobs 32.Dangerfield 26.Douglas
I: 18.Ellis 10.Selwood 4.Sheed I: 7.Van Berlo 28.Ellis-Yolmen 39.Knight
34.Hutchings 44.M.Crouch
E: 47.Lucas 36.McInnes 44.Bennell E: 21.Atkins 31.Lyons 36.Martin

In: Rosa, Hutchings

Out: Duggan (calf), Butler (hip)

Quarter by quarter[]

Both sides went in as named. Hutchings started as the sub in his second game for the year (as he had in the first), with Cam Ellis-Yolmen wearing the vest for Adelaide. The game was preceded by a minute's silence to respect Phil Walsh.

Club Champion votes[]

Gaff 15 Hurn 5
Naitanui 14 Kennedy 5
Cripps 12 Rosa 5
Priddis 12 Sheppard 5
LeCras 10 Hill 2
Masten 10 McGovern 4
Shuey 10 Selwood 4
Yeo 10 Sinclair 3
Sheed 9 Schofield 2
Darling 5 Wellingham 1
Ellis 5 Hutchings 0

From the coach[]

From the papers[]

The West Australian[]

"Two quick goals to youngster Charlie Cameron sparked the Crows into action.

Skipper Taylor Walker got in on the act with two of his own, with fellow big Josh Jenkins the silent hero as he set up numerous scoring opportunities.

But any thoughts of a feel-good victory were ruthlessly ended in the second quarter as West Coast ran riot.

The Eagles scored 8.7 from their 21 inside-50s, with the Crows managing just one paltry behind from their six forays forward.

Adelaide displayed more fight in the third quarter but the last term became another romp as West Coast iced the game in style."[2]

The Age[]

"The run of the Crows went away when Dangerfield went from the ground very early in the second term with a split lip, after an Elliot Yeo tackle.

During the eight minutes that he was off the ground the Eagles took control. They kicked only 1.3 in that time, but had managed to sway the momentum.

They kicked the next seven goals, including the first of the third term, from the boot of Luke Shuey, in his 100th game.

Sadly, the next Crows goal came from the boot of Wright, more than a quarter later and the margin had blown out to 46 points."[3]

East Perth report[]

Round 16 (11 July)

East Perth fell to Subiaco at Leederville Oval by 23 points. Brant Colledge had 29 possessions and Paddy Brophy had 20 in a positive showing.

Appearing for East Perth: Adamson, Barrass, Bennell, Brophy, Colledge, Karpany, Main, McInnes, Nelson, Newman. Reserves: Lamb, Powell

Injury list[]

In the lead-up to the match the following players were listed as injured or unavailable:

Player Injury Expected duration
MacKenzie Knee Season (Placed on LTI list 2/4/15, replaced by Lucas)
Brown Knee Season
Tunbridge Ankle/shoulder Season
Cavka Foot TBC
Waterman Glandular fever 4-6 weeks
McGinnity Wrist 2 weeks
Rosa Corked thigh Test
Lycett Corked thigh Test
Maginness* Foot Season
Adamson* Cut knee Unknown (rookies not officially listed)




  1. West Coast Eagles Year Book 2015, p.41
  2. Justin Chadwick, The West Australian (11 July 2015), "Grieving Crows thumped by Eagles in AFL": https://au.news.yahoo.com/thewest/a/28764583/grieving-crows-thumped-by-eagles-in-afl/
  3. Brad Elborough, The Age (11 July 2015), "Crows lose to Eagles, but do Phil Walsh proud": http://www.theage.com.au/afl/afl-match-report/crows-lose-to-eagles-but-do-walsh-proud-20150711-giaaoa.html#ixzz3frQgQDl0