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West Coast v Melbourne
Round 8, 2007
Judd was West Coast's best. Photo: aflphotos.com.au
Sun, 20 May 2007 (2:40 PM WST)
Won by 77
WCE 19.23.137 - 9.6.60 MEL
3 C.Judd (WCE)
2 Q.Lynch (WCE)
1 T.Johnstone (MEL)

West Coast returned to the winner's list and the top of the table with a demolition of the cellar-dwelling Demons. The Eagles extended their lead at every change, and the final margin could have been even more emphatic but for some inaccurate kicking on goal. In particular, Quinten Lynch's 5 goal haul was more than matched by his 7 behinds for the game. Mitch Morton added three goals in one of his best games for the club.


1/4 time 1/2 time 3/4 time Final
West Coast 5.8.38 8.14.62 13.18.96 19.23.137
Melbourne 1.0.6 3.3.21 7.4.46 9.6.60

Goals: Lynch 5, Judd, Morton, Wirrpanda 3, Hansen, Hurn, Kerr, Staker, Stenglein

Best: Judd, Lynch, Hansen, Stenglein, Kerr, Staker

Injuries: Nil

Reports: Kerr for forceful front-on contact to C.Bruce

Named sides[]

West Coast Melbourne
B: 44.Wirrpanda 23.Glass 38.B.Jones B: 10.Ward 41.Carroll 13.Yze
HB: 5.Stenglein 39.Hunter 37.Selwood HB: 25.Brown 35.Ferguson 21.Bell
C: 24.Rosa 11.Priddis 10.Braun C: 6.Bate 23.McDonald 36.Davey
HF: 17.Chick 29.Hansen 25.Hurn HF: 18.Green 7.Miller 32.Bruce
F: 8.Waters 21.Lynch 18.R.Jones F: 12.Sylvia 9.Neitz 14.Dunn
R: 14.Seaby 3.Judd 4.Kerr R: 34.White 30.Godfrey 16.Johnstone
I: 20.Cox 41.Staker 12.Morton I: 15.Petterd 5.McLean 2.Jones
7.Fletcher 11.P.Johnson
E: 1.Brown 2.LeCras 35.Armstrong E: 45.Whelan 37.Warnock 4.Holland

In: Cox, Morton, Fletcher

Out: Brown, LeCras, Armstrong

Late change: (MEL) Whelan for McLean

From the papers[]

The West Australian[]

"In only his fifth game, and his first this year, Mitch Morton slipped into a forward role and looked very much at home, kicking three goals.

With other small forwards such as Brent (sic) LeCras, Steven Armstrong and Ashley Sampi looking on wistfully, the Eagles are well stocked with back-up goalkickers.

Early, West Coast failed to harvest the goals from the control it enjoyed and after Hansen's direct hit, the home team lost its radar.

Chris Judd, minded by Bruce, was one of the major offenders, kicking three points before booting his first goal in the third term when Melbourne produced its best work."[1]


Round 9 (19 May)

East Fremantle (Brown, Houlihan, McNamara) vs Claremont (Thomson, C.Jones, Wilkes)

Perth (Armstrong, Butler) vs West Perth

Peel (Schofield) vs Swan Districts

Subiaco (Wooden) vs East Perth (McKinley, Spaanderman)

Bye: South Fremantle



  1. Ray Wilson, The West Australian (21 May 2007, p.GAM8), "Demons caught dancing on the spot"