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Melbourne v West Coast
Round 17, 2024
Reid is surrounded. Photo: aflphotos.com.au
Sun, 7 July 2024 (1.10pm EST)
Lost by 54
MEL 17.10.112 - 8.10.58 WCE

West Coast suffered yet another heavy defeat, this time going down to Melbourne by nine goals. In their sole trip to the MCG for the year, the Eagles were lacklustre early as Melbourne pumped through seven first-term goals, but slowly fought their way back into the contest, playing out a relatively even second half. Tim Kelly had a team-high 23 possessions and Oscar Allen showed a return to form with four goals.


1/4 time 1/2 time 3/4 time Final
Melbourne 7.3.45 11.5.71 14.9.93 17.10.112
West Coast 1.3.9 3.4.22 6.8.44 8.10.58

Goals: Allen 4, Waterman 2, Darling, Ryan

Best: Yeo, Kelly, Allen, Hutchinson, B.Williams

Injuries: tbc

Substitutes: (WCE) J.Williams for Brockman at three-quarter time; (MEL) Woewodin for Gawn (ankle) in the fourth term

Milestones: Hunt 150th AFL game

Jumper: Away, white shorts

Named sides[]

West Coast Melbourne
B: 19.Hough 37.Barrass 23.Witherden B: 8.Lever 1.May 4.McVee
HB: 28.Cole 20.McGovern 14.Duggan HB: 45.Moniz-Wakefield 25.McDonald 24.Rivers
C: 5.Hunt 6.Yeo 31.Jones C: 40.Woewodin 30.Neal-Bullen 6.Windsor
HF: 1.Ryan 2.Waterman 10.Brockman HF: 32.Sparrow 2.Van Rooyen 15.Langdon
F: 15.Cripps 12.Allen 27.Darling F: 36.Pickett 31.Fritsch 18.Melksham
R: 32.B.Williams 9.H.Reid 11.Kelly R: 11.Gawn 7.Viney 13.Oliver
I: 7.Ginbey 18.Chesser 34.J.Williams I: 3.Salem 17.Bowey 37.Chandler
35.Rotham 44.Hutchinson 39.Tholstrup 42.Turner
E: 24.Johnston 41.Maric 42.H.Edwards E: 16.Laurie 20.Tomlinson 33.Fullarton

In: J.Williams, Hutchinson

Out: Flynn (ankle), Maric

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From the coach[]

From the papers[]


Round 14 (6 July)

West Coast's reserves suffered another heavy defeat, this time to ladder leaders Peel in Mandurah. The Eagles made the most of the breeze in the second term to go in at half-time just 23 points behind, but managed only two goals in the second half as the Thunder ran away. Omitted Ryan Maric picked up 24 touches in a new role on a wing and Archer Reid kicked two goals from limited opportunities.

1/4 time 1/2 time 3/4 time Final
Peel Thunder 6.3.39 8.4.52 14.6.90 18.8.110
West Coast 1.1.7 4.5.29 6.5.41 6.6.42

Goals: Lucassen, A.Reid 2, Sambo, L.Yeo

Best: Sparks, Gaff, Maric, Culley

Injuries: tbc

Named side:

West Coast
B: 55.Gillbee 64.Mercer 52.Spadanuda
HB: 51.Sparks 50.Ruscoe 38.Baker
C: 16.L.Edwards 49.Culley 8.Gaff
HF: 36.Rawlinson 70.Lucassen 43.Dewar
F: 22.A.Reid 71.Sambo 30.Barnett
R: 39.Livingstone 29.Hall 26.Trew
I: 54.Barker 45.Burgiel 68.Watson
E: 62.Alone 74.Anderson 63.Hansen

In: Spadanuda, Sambo, Barker, Watson

Out: H.Edwards, J.Hutchinson, Johnston, J.Williams (AFL)

Late changes: Maric for Barker

New: James Spadanuda (East Fremantle)

Injury list[]

In the leadup to the match the following players were listed as injured or unavailable:

Player Injury Expected return
Long Knee Season (on inactive list)
Jamieson Knee TBC
Sheed Hamstring 1-2 weeks
Petruccelle Hamstring 1-2 weeks
Hewett Foot 1 week
Bazzo Groin 1 week
McGovern Hand Test
Waterman Leg Test
Flynn Ankle Test