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West Coast v W.Bulldogs
Round 4, 2005
Judd was among West Coast's best. Photo: aflphotos.com.au
Sat, 16 April 2005 (2:10 PM WST)
Won by 36
WCE 21.17.143 - 17.5.107 WBD
3 C.Judd (WCE)
2 B.Cousins (WCE)
1 L.Gilbee (WBD)

The unfancied Bulldogs kept pace with West Coast in a shootout, until the unbeaten Eagles kicked away late to record a 36 point win. Star midfielders Chris Judd and Ben Cousins put on a show, with Cousins kicking 4 goals from 31 possessions and Judd picking up 36 touches to go with his 2 goals.


1/4 time 1/2 time 3/4 time Final
West Coast 6.4.40 9.9.63 14.14.98 21.17.143
Western Bulldogs 4.1.25 7.2.44 11.4.70 17.5.107

Goals: Cousins 4, Fletcher, Matera 3, Adkins, Judd, Sampi 2, Butler, Cox, Graham, Hansen, Wirrpanda

Best: Cousins, Judd, Wirrpanda, Braun, Fletcher, Cox

Injuries: Nil

Records: WCE 12th straight win at Subiaco (equalling club record)

Named sides[]

West Coast Bulldogs
B: 44.Wirrpanda 23.Glass 39.Hunter B: 23.McMahon 36.Harris 25.Hargrave
HB: 6.Banfield 48.Graham 17.Chick HB: 2.R.Murphy 3.Grant 9.Gilbee
C: 5.Stenglein 7.Fletcher 10.Braun C: 4.Cross 7.West 10.Eagleton
HF: 28.Sampi 29.Hansen 26.Butler HF: 20.Bowden 24.Rawlings 13.Giansiracusa
F: 33.Matera 21.Lynch 32.Embley F: 5.Smith 6.Johnson 18.Faulkner
R: 20.Cox 9.Cousins 3.Judd R: 14.Darcy 8.Hahn 17.Cooney
I: 38.B.Jones 16.Adkins 14.Seaby I: 40.Birss 16.Griffen 27.Minson
37.Selwood Power
E: 31.Nicoski 41.Staker 13.Wooden E: 51.Koops 1.Ray 26.Walsh

In: Stenglein, Seaby, Adkins

Out: Kerr (calf), Staker, Nicoski

From the papers[]

The West Australian[]

"The Bulldogs made mini-surges in the second and third quarters but on both occasions the Eagles produced the answering goals which gave them breathing space.

And when you consider the Eagles entered their forward 50m area 67 times compared with the Bulldogs 46, scoring was inevitable.

And that brings up the one concern for the Eagles out of the match: while the midfield continues to win accolades and rightly so, the key forwards and defenders continue to be questioned and equally rightly so.

The midfield and ruckman Cox provided 13 of 21 goals on Saturday and small forwards Ashley Sampi and Phil Matera kicked another five."[1]

The Sunday Age[]

"Between quarter-time and the middle of the last quarter, the margin never became more than 36 points but it never got below 10 points.

Consecutive goals to Rohan Smith dragged the Bulldogs to within 11 points in the seventh minute of the second term, and another 50-metre bomb from Gilbee dragged them within 13 points late in the quarter but that was as close as they would get.

The Eagles went to half-time nursing a 19-point lead, and when Matera finally got his first goal one minute into the third quarter and launched into a celebration that was a mixture of joy and relief, the floodgates opened.

The Bulldogs did enough to make the last quarter interesting without becoming threatening."[2]

Players in the WAFL[]

Round 5 (15-16 April)

East Perth (Humm, McConnell) vs Peel (Rosa, Thornton)

South Fremantle vs Subiaco (Wooden)

Claremont (Morton, Wilkes) vs Perth (McDougall)

West Perth (LeCras, Sharp) vs East Fremantle (Staker, Green)

Bye: Swan Districts

Injury list[]

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

Player Injury Expected duration
Smith Knee Season
Gaspar Foot Indefinite
Beeck Finger 6 weeks (On LTI list, replaced by Graham)
Waters Groin 3-4 weeks
Gardiner Hamstring Test
Stenglein Groin Test



  1. Mark Duffield, The West Australian (18 April 2005, p.GAM4), "Judd leads charge of the goal brigade"
  2. Mark Duffield, The Sunday Age (17 April 2005), "Bulldogs pulled down to earth with a Judd": http://newsstore.fairfax.com.au/apps/viewDocument.ac?page=1&sy=age&kw=sampi+and+adkins+and+faulkner&pb=all_ffx&dt=selectRange&dr=entire&so=relevance&sf=text&sf=headline&rc=10&rm=200&sp=nrm&clsPage=1&docID=SAG050417VS7CL4ATQOV