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West Coast v Geelong
Round 2, 2005
S05r02
Fletcher in action in his 100th. Photo: aflphotos.com.au
Date
Sat, 2 April 2005 (5:40 PM WST)
Venue
Attendance
39,578
Result
Won by 22
Score
WCE 12.12.84 - 8.14.62 GEE
Brownlow
3 A.Hansen (WCE)
2 S.Byrnes (GEE)
1 A.Embley (WCE)
Ladder
3rd
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West Coast remained undefeated, overcoming Geelong in a tight tussle after the Cats led midway through the third quarter. Andrew Embley had 22 touches to go with his 3 goals, and Daniel Chick nullified the Cats' star Gary Ablett.

Summary[]

1/4 time 1/2 time 3/4 time Final
West Coast 3.2.20 5.6.36 9.9.63 12.12.84
Geelong 1.6.12 4.9.33 6.11.47 8.14.62

Goals: Hansen 4, Embley 3, Braun, Cox, Glass, Lynch, Sampi

Best: Embley, Fletcher, Hansen, Wirrpanda, Chick, Nicoski

Injuries: Gardiner (hamstring), Staker (cut head)

Milestones: Fletcher 100th game

Named sides[]

West Coast Geelong
B: 39.Hunter 23.Glass 44.Wirrpanda B: 41.Hunt 30.Scarlett 33.Rooke
HB: 6.Banfield 41.Staker 5.Stenglein HB: 40.Wojcinski 2.Harley 39.Milburn
C: 32.Embley 7.Fletcher 10.Braun C: 3.Bartel 9.Kelly 44.Enright
HF: 28.Sampi 1.Gardiner 26.Butler HF: 35.Chapman 22.Playfair 29.G.Ablett
F: 33.Matera 21.Lynch 29.Hansen F: 4.Mackie 6.Ottens 18.Kingsley
R: 20.Cox 3.Judd 4.Kerr R: 1.King 11.Corey 45.Ling
I: 37.Selwood 31.Nicoski 38.B.Jones I: 15.Riccardi 10.Tenace 17.Byrnes
17.Chick 28.D.Johnson
E: 16.Adkins 18.R.Jones 48.Graham E: 19.Egan 7.Callan 16.Gardiner

In: Nicoski, Selwood

Out: Cousins (finger), McDougall (shoulder)

Late change: (GEE) Egan for Riccardi (back)

From the papers[]

The Sunday Age[]

"Geelong got the first goal of the match, but was plagued by inaccuracy for much of the first quarter. It was a problem that would plague the Cats most of the evening.

Brad Ottens missed set shots right and left and Ablett sprayed a flying shot on the run.

At the other end, West Coast made the most of its chances, with Hansen kicking two great goals and Ashley Sampi adding a third to snare a quarter-time lead.

However, in the second quarter, Gardiner went to stretch for a low pass from Tyson Stenglein pass and pulled up short - running straight off the ground.

A torn hamstring looked the most likely problem, but West Coast would not confirm the extent of the injury."[1]

Players in the WAFL[]

Round 3 (1-2 April)

South Fremantle (Graham) vs East Fremantle (Green)

Swan Districts (Edwards) vs Perth (Adkins)

Claremont (B.Jones, Morton, Wilkes) vs Peel (Rosa, Thornton)

West Perth (LeCras, Sharp) vs East Perth (Humm, McConnell)

Bye: Subiaco

References[]

http://afltables.com/afl/stats/games/2005/091820050402.html

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