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West Coast v N.Melbourne
Round 21, 2010
S10r21
Waters scuffles after running through a Roo. Photo: aflphotos.com.au
Date
Sun, 22 August 2010 (2:40 PM WST)
Venue
Attendance
32,007
Result
Lost by 16
Score
NM 16.14.110 - 14.10.94 WCE
Brownlow
3 A.Swallow (NM)
2 S.Thompson (NM)
1 A.Embley (WCE)
Ladder
16th
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West Coast remained firmly entrenched at the bottom of the ladder after giving up an early lead to the Roos on a sunny Sunday afternoon. The game was tight throughout but six final-quarter North goals saw them get home and keep their finals hopes alive. Veteran Andrew Embley ran hard all day for 33 possessions and Callum Wilson kicked a career-high four goals.

Summary[]

1/4 time 1/2 time 3/4 time Final
West Coast 4.4.28 7.6.48 10.10.70 14.10.94
North Melbourne 1.4.10 6.10.46 10.13.73 16.14.110

Goals: Wilson 4, LeCras 2, Embley, Hams, Hurn, Masten, Naitanui, S.Selwood, Smith

Best: Hurn, Embley, Rosa, Cox, Shuey, Wilson, Selwood

Injuries: Nil

Reports: Waters for charging L.Adams

Milestones: J.Jones AFL debut

Named sides[]

West Coast North Melb
B: Schofield MacKenzie Smith B: Firrito Thompson Rawlings
HB: Waters Spangher Hurn HF: Pratt Grima McMahon
C: Embley Masten Rosa C: Adams Harvey Wright
HF: Shuey Kennedy Strijk HF: Bastinac Edwards Wells
F: Hams Wilson LeCras F: Cunnington Hansen Warren
R: Cox S.Selwood Ebert R: McIntosh Swallow Greenwood
I: J.Jones Naitanui Stevens I: Harding Garlett Hale
McGinnity White
E: Lynch Stevenson Swift E: Jones MacMillan Campbell

In: Masten, Hurn, Hams, J.Jones

Out: A.Selwood (shoulder) Sheppard (shoulder), Lynch, Swift

New: Jordan Jones (Geelong Falcons/Ocean Grove JFC)

From the papers[]

The Age[]

"Notorious for struggling in the last quarter of games, the Eagles struck twice early in the final term to give them a chance to grab their first win at home since round seven.

But North booted the next four goals to ice proceedings, with the forward trio of Sam Wright, Aaron Edwards and Ben Warren together bagging 10 for the match.

The Roos went into the final quarter with a three-point lead on the back of two bizarre goals in time-on of what was an arm wrestle in the third term.

Warren powered away from Ashley Smith and gathered the loose ball on the boundary line. Despite crashing into the behind post, he had time to get up and slot his second goal of the day."

PerthNow[]

"The Eagles went into the first break with a handy 18-point lead and soon extended that advantage to four goals when Wilson successfully dribbled through his second.

Spurred on by Harvey’s shinboner spirit, North fought back with the next two goals before some sloppy disposal resulted in majors to Selwood and LeCras, effectively cancelling out the visitor’s hard work.

North’s poor decision-making was best highlighted in the second term when Wells failed to spot Edwards in a vacant goal square.

But the WA product made amends later in the quarter when he charged through a tight pack at the goal mouth to put the Kangaroos within two points at half time."

WAFL[]

Round 22 (21-22 Aug)

West Perth vs Claremont (Swift, Wilkes, Stevenson, Neates). Weedon and Broome played reserves.

Swan Districts (Hansen, Notte) vs Perth

East Perth (McKinley, Oakley-Nicholls) vs Subiaco (Cockie)

Peel vs East Fremantle

Bye: South Fremantle

Injury list[]

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

Player Injury Expected duration
Glass Abdomen Season (Placed on LTI list, replaced by Wilson)
Nicoski Shoulder Season
Kerr Hamstring Season (Placed on LTI list, replaced by Stevenson)
Dalziell Finger Season
Butler Foot Season (Placed on LTI list, replaced by Hams)
B.Jones Cheekbone Season
Brown Groin Season
A.Selwood AC joint 1 week
Sheppard AC joint 1 week
Hurn Hamstring Test
Hansen Hip Test
Priddis Ankle Test

Links[]

http://afltables.com/afl/stats/games/2010/121820100822.html

http://www.afl.com.au/match-centre/2010/21/wce-v-nmfc

Joseph Sapienza, The Age (23 August 2010), "Roos turn it on for 'Boomer'": http://newsstore.fairfax.com.au/apps/viewDocument.ac?page=1&sy=age&kw=lecras+and+wright+and+swallow&pb=all_ffx&dt=selectRange&dr=entire&so=relevance&sf=text&sf=headline&rc=10&rm=200&sp=nrm&clsPage=1&docID=AGE100823UV7C12UHT4K

Michael Washbourne, PerthNow (22 August 2010), "Kangaroos celebrate Brent Harvey's 300th with win over Eagles": http://www.perthnow.com.au/sport/north-melbourne-celebrates-brent-harveys-300th-with-16-point-win-over-west-coast-eagles/news-story/546f16846add520d6e12adec227520e6

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