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West Coast v Carlton
Round 2, 2015
Kennedy kicked 10 goals. Photo: aflphotos.com.au
Fri, 10 April 2015 (6:10 PM WST)
Won by 69
WCE 20.11.131 - 9.8.62
3 J.Kennedy (WCE)
2 M.Priddis (WCE)
1 A.Gaff (WCE)

West Coast banked their first win of the season courtesy of a virtuoso performance from Josh Kennedy, who kicked six goals in the third term and ten for the match against his former side. The Eagles trailed at the first break but held Carlton scoreless in the second term, then put daylight between them and the Blues in the third quarter thanks to Kennedy's heroics. Mark LeCras added four goals from 17 possessions and Luke Shuey had 24 possessions and eight tackles as well as two goals.


1/4 time 1/2 time 3/4 time Final
West Coast 4.1.25 7.8.50 14.10.94 20.11.131
Carlton 6.1.37 6.1.37 7.6.48 9.8.62

Goals: Kennedy 10, LeCras 4, Cripps, Shuey 2, Lycett, Naitanui

Best: Kennedy, Priddis, Shuey, Rosa, Gaff, LeCras, Masten

Injuries: Tunbridge (calf)

Sub: Duggan for Tunbridge (calf) in the third quarter

Milestones: Duggan AFL debut

Named side[]

West Coast Carlton
B: Yeo McGovern Bennell B: Rowe Jamison Docherty
HB: Hurn Schofield Sheppard HB: Everitt Yarran Tuohy
C: Gaff Priddis Rosa C: Curnow Carrazzo Simpson
HF: Masten Kennedy Wellingham HF: Gibbs Menzel Bell
F: Cripps Lycett McGinnity F: Jones Henderson Murphy
R: Naitanui LeCras Shuey R: Wood White Judd
I: Duggan Nelson Sheed I: Casboult Cripps Smith
Tunbridge Tutt
E: Colledge Hill Lucas E: Armfield Byrne Ellard

In: Schofield, Duggan, Bennell, Tunbridge

Out: Brown (knee), Selwood (ankle), Butler (adductor), Lamb

Late change: (Carlton) Ellard for Cripps (back)

New: Liam Duggan (Western Jets/Bacchus Marsh JFC)

Quarter by quarter[]

Club Champion votes[]

Kennedy 15 Yeo 7
Rosa 13 Lycett 6
Priddis 10 Sheed 6
LeCras 10 McGovern 5
Sheppard 10 Nelson 5
Shuey 10 Tunbridge 5
Cripps 9 Wellingham 5
Gaff 9 Hurn 3
Naitanui 9 McGinnity 2
Masten 8 Bennell 0
Schofield 8 Duggan 0

From the coach[]

"We succumbed to a bit of pressure last week. The Bulldogs were number 1 for the competition over pre-season and last week as well. We didn't handle that pressure well enough - our rucks, our midfielders. But tonight I thought early on it was a pretty hot game, and for the most part we were pretty consistent and eventually it broke open a little bit in the second half. But they stood up for a bit longer today, they were pretty keen to respond. They were pretty disappointed.


I think everyone knows who plays over here, if you get deep entries it's hard to get out and if you're well organised and you put a bit of pressure on, it takes a bit of work - a bit more work than it would at Etihad or at the MCG with the width. There's no doubt that's part of the advantage of having a game played here. But getting deep entries and keeping it in is what you train for. Every team wants forward half pressure and every team wants time in the forward half. We thought we got it in a bit deeper on occasions and it helped us keep it in there."

From the papers[]

The West Australian[]

"The Blues fell away after a promising start. They kicked three unanswered goals to finish the first term and take a 12-point lead to quarter time. But they had to wait 52 minutes for their next major.

Rosa moved onto Judd and did a great job of restricting his influence.

Judd turned on a master class in the first term with 12 possessions but Rosa shut him out of the match.

Matt Priddis dominated the clearances and Andrew Gaff was tremendous as he ran with the ball, showed courage and applied pressure."[2]

The Age[]

"The game could have been over at half-time, but West Coast's 3.7 and one out on full kept the Blues in the contest. Five of those shots came from free kicks that the Blues gave away inside their own defensive 50 metres.

Carlton's fade-out of the game after quarter-time was concerning.

The fact that no one could stand up after Judd started copping a tag from Rosa is something else that needs to be addressed by the Blues quickly."[3]


"Carlton endured its first scoreless term since the 2013 semi-final, struggling to even enter its forward 50 arc in the final 10 minutes as the Priddis-led Eagles surged.

It was only through a hat-trick of inaccurate set-shot attempts from Gaff, Chris Masten and Shuey that enabled the visitors to briefly stay within range.

But the weight of forward entries eventually took its toll as Kennedy got the better of Michael Jamison and Sam Rowe with a succession of strong contested and leading marks.

Kennedy booted six of West Coast’s seven goals in the third term, including a set shot after the siren that resulted in a swarm of teammates joining the celebration."[4]

East Perth report[]


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
Cavka Foot Indefinite
Darling Foot 5 weeks
Main Back 1 week
Sinclair Thumb Test
Hutchings Groin Test
Waterman Groin Test
Ellis Hamstring Available
Newman Finger 8 weeks (approx.) (rookies not officially listed)
Maginness Foot Unknown (rookies not officially listed)
Powell Hamstring Unknown (rookies not officially listed)




  1. West Coast Eagles Year Book 2015, p.28
  2. Craig O'Donoghue, The West Australian (10 April 2015), "Kennedy kicks Eagles to victory": https://au.news.yahoo.com/thewest/sport/afl/a/27048136/kennedy-kicks-eagles-to-victory/
  3. Brad Elborough, The Age (11 April 2015), "Eagle Josh Kennedy boots 10, Carlton get one less": http://www.theage.com.au/afl/afl-match-report/eagle-josh-kennedy-boots-10-carlton-get-one-less-20150410-1mitmd.html
  4. Chris Robinson, Herald-Sun (11 April 2015), "West Coast defeats Carlton by 69 points at Subiaco Oval in Round 2": http://www.heraldsun.com.au/sport/afl/afl-season-west-coast-defeats-carlton-by-69-points-at-subiaco-oval-in-round-2/story-fni5f22o-1227298946335