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West Coast v Brisbane
Round 4, 2004
Seaby on debut. Photo: aflphotos.com.au
Sat, 17 April 2004 (2:10 PM WST)
Won by 3
WCE 12.7.79 - 10.16.76 BRI
3 C.Judd (WCE)
2 S.Black (BRI)
1 J.Brown (BRI)

West Coast handed the reigning premiers their first loss of the season in yet another game decided by single figures, holding Brisbane goalless in the final quarter. Midfielders Chris Judd and Andrew Embley excelled for the home side, while Dean Cox and debutant Mark Seaby won their ruck duel in the absence of Michael Gardiner.


1/4 time 1/2 time 3/4 time Final
West Coast 3.2.20 6.4.40 10.5.69 12.7.79
Brisbane 2.3.15 4.4.28 10.9.69 10.16.76

Goals: Matera, McDougall 3, Embley 2, Chick, Judd, Sampi, Seaby

Best: Judd, Embley, Cox, Staker, Fletcher, Kerr

Injuries: Chick (corked thigh)

Milestones: Seaby AFL debut

Named sides[]

West Coast Brisbane
B: 44.Wirrpanda 41.Staker 10.Braun B: 2.Johnson 15.Michael 30.Copeland
HB: 22.Waters 21.Lynch 32.Embley HB: 44.Lappin 23.Leppitsch 34.Shattock
C: 16.Adkins 9.Cousins 18.R.Jones C: 5.B.Scott 3.Voss 8.Notting
HF: 28.Sampi 39.Hunter 3.Judd HF: 6.Power 16.Brown 13.Pike
F: 33.Matera 2.McDougall 14.Seaby F: 4.McRae 36.Bradshaw 32.Hart
R: 20.Cox 4.Kerr 7.Fletcher R: 19.Charman 20.Black 12.Akermanis
I: 46.Carroll 17.Chick 15.Chambers I: 25.McLaren 18.Corrie 9.McGrath
5.Morrison 1.Caracella
E: 23.Glass 35.Green 31.Nicoski E: 14.Hadley 17.Brennan 7.Adcock

In: Seaby, Staker, Chambers

Out: Gardiner (knee), Jakovich (ankle), Green

New: Mark Seaby (West Perth/Mukinbudin JFC)

From the papers[]

The Sunday Age[]

"Luke Power started the game on Judd, who didn't take long to move into the midfield where he began to look dangerous. Other opponents followed - Blake Caracella, Lappin, Robert Copeland and finally Voss in the last quarter.

Judd was put under pressure every time he went near the ball but his extraordinary leg speed and anticipation made him impossible to stop at times.

The two match-ups that remained constant were Kerr on Black and Shaun Hart on Cousins.

Hart did a terrific job on the Eagles' skipper, restricting him to just 13 possessions, though Cousins copped a heavy knock to the head in the second quarter that required treatment.

Black just shaded the hard-running Kerr in what was a tremendous duel. Kerr won the first half when his work in the midfield enabled the Eagles to take a two-goal lead into the main break."

Players in the WAFL[]

Round 5 (17-18 April)

Peel vs South Fremantle (Gaspar)

East Fremantle (Green) v West Perth. Collica played reserves

Claremont (Rudeforth, B.Jones) vs East Perth (Humm, Selwood, McConnell). Beeck played reserves

Perth (Glass, Butler) vs Swan Districts (Munro, Johnson, Edwards)

Bye: Subiaco



John McGrath, The Sunday Age (18 April 2004), "Fab Four outpointed": http://newsstore.fairfax.com.au/apps/viewDocument.ac?page=1&sy=age&kw=matera+and+sampi+and+notting&pb=all_ffx&dt=selectRange&dr=entire&so=relevance&sf=text&sf=headline&rc=10&rm=200&sp=nrm&clsPage=1&docID=SAG040418HTRQR273DDE