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West Coast v Port Adelaide
Round 2, 2009
Kerr was almost superhuman. Photo: aflphotos.com.au
Sun, 5 April 2009 (2:40 PM WST)
Won by 50
WCE 19.11.125 - 10.15.75 PA
3 D.Kerr (WCE)
2 S.Hurn (WCE)
1 D.Cox (WCE)

West Coast opened their 2009 account with a strong win over Port Adelaide, kicking three goals before the Power were on the board and never giving up the lead en route to a 50-point win. The game was won in the midfield, where Daniel Kerr (28 possessions, 4 goals), Adam Selwood (33 possessions, 1 goal) and Matt Rosa (26 possessions) dominated.


1/4 time 1/2 time 3/4 time Final
West Coast 4.3.27 10.6.66 16.8.104 19.11.125
Port Adelaide 1.6.12 4.9.33 8.12.60 10.15.75

Goals: Kerr 4, LeCras 3, Cox, Lynch 2, Ebert, Embley, Hansen, Hurn, Masten, Priddis, A.Selwood, Stenglein

Best: A.Selwood, Kerr, Rosa, Glass, Hurn, Cox, Fletcher, Priddis

Injuries: Nil

Milestones: Rosa 50th game

Named sides[]

West Coast Port Adelaide
B: 16.MacKenzie 23.Glass 44.Wirrpanda B: 36.Pettigrew 27.Carlile 9.Surjan
HB: 6.Nicoski 1.Brown 25.Hurn HB: 29.Krakouer 30.Chaplin 1.Cassisi
C: 24.Rosa 4.Kerr 37.A.Selwood C: 8.S.Burgoyne 35.C.Cornes 3.Salopek
HF: 32.Embley 29.Hansen 7.Fletcher HF: 17.Gray 39.J.Westhoff 7.P.Burgoyne
F: 2.LeCras 21.Lynch 27.McKinley F: 33.Ebert 16.Tredrea 4.D.Motlop
R: 20.Cox 11.Priddis 13.Masten R: 5.Lade 18.K Cornes 6.Pearce
I: 18.Ebert 38.B.Jones 39.Hunter I: 10.Boak 2.Carr 28.Thurstans
5.Stenglein 15.Rodan
E: 45.Davis 14.Seaby 41.Staker E: 44.Logan 37.Thompson 21.Thomas

In: A.Selwood, McKinley, B.Jones, Hunter

Out: Butler, Spangher, Staker, Seaby

Late change: Davis for Wirrpanda (hamstring)

From the papers[]

The West Australian[]

"Power looked anything but a final eight prospect early when players such as Matt Rosa and Shannon Hurn were allowed to run free through the midfield.

The first 15 minutes told a story and it wasn't attractive reading for Williams as Port nodded off when West Coast, against a strong easterly, took early control through Selwood, Rosa, Cox and the forward work of Mark LeCras and Ashley Hansen.

It took 15 minutes for Port to score and that was only a point. They lifted their work rate after a quarter-time spray from Williams but the game was just about beyond them at the big break.

Adam Hunter warmed to his work in attack where Quinten Lynch was menacing between admirably supporting Cox in the ruck."[1]

The Age[]

"Adam Selwood's first half was as good as any, with 20 possessions, six clearances, three inside 50s and a goal - all against Chad Cornes - driving his team's efforts, along with Dean Cox.

The Eagles' version of the rolling zone, which concentrates specifically on the midfield rather than stretching the length of the field, clogged up Port's movers and shakers.

And when Mark Le Cras was not dominating Jacob Surjan inside 50metres, Shannon Hurn and Quinten Lynch were storming the barricades from outside the arc.

Even the period of the first quarter in which Port dominated it also wasted, managing five straight points before registering a goal, prompting a Sunday afternoon spray from Williams."[2]

Players in the WAFL[]

Round 3 (3-4 April)

South Fremantle v Perth (Butler, S.Selwood, Sullivan)

Subiaco (Cockie) vs West Perth (Seaby)

Claremont (Swift, Stevenson, McGinnity) v East Perth

Swan Districts v Peel (Schofield, J.Jones)

Bye: East Fremantle

Injury list[]

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

Player Injury Expected duration
Waters Elbow Season On the LTI list, replaced by Davis 2/4/09
Shuey Groin Indefinite
Notte Knee 5 weeks
Wilkes Finger 4 weeks
Naitanui Knee 3 weeks
A.Selwood Knee Test
McGinnity Broken jaw Available
Smith Hamstring Available



  1. Ray Wilson, The West Australian (6 April 2009, p.GAM8), "Port find target but miss the point"
  2. Tim Clarke, The Age (6 April 2009), "Injuries and Kerr ensure day of disaster for Port": http://newsstore.fairfax.com.au/apps/viewDocument.ac?page=1&sy=age&kw=stenglein+and+motlop+and+salopek&pb=all_ffx&dt=selectRange&dr=entire&so=relevance&sf=text&sf=headline&rc=10&rm=200&sp=nrm&clsPage=1&docID=AGE090406QKJ2L7VK0AE