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Hawthorn v West Coast
Round 9, 2007
Hansen injured a finger. Photo: aflphotos.com.au
Sat, 26 May 2007 (2:10 PM EST)
Lost by 35
HAW 15.9.99 - 8.16.64 WCE
3 L.Hodge (HAW)
2 J.Lewis (HAW)
1 B.McGlynn (HAW)

On a windy day in Launceston, West Coast were level with the Hawks at halftime but blown away in the second half as Hawthorn kicked ten goals to three to run out comfortable winners. Chad Fletcher picked up 36 touches in his second game for the year, while late inclusion Mark LeCras kicked three goals to be among West Coast's best. Chris Judd had a relatively quiet day, followed by a busy week as he faced the tribunal on a charge of eye-gouging Campbell Brown. Judd was acquitted, with Brown later admitting he'd lied to help the star midfielder get off.


1/4 time 1/2 time 3/4 time Final
Hawthorn 5.3.33 5.6.36 12.7.79 15.9.99
West Coast 2.2.14 5.6.36 6.9.45 8.16.64

Goals: LeCras 3, Seaby 2, Hurn, R.Jones, Lynch

Best: Braun, Fletcher, Priddis, Judd, Staker, LeCras

Injuries: Hansen (finger)

Reports: Judd for eye-gouging C.Brown

Named sides[]

West Coast Hawthorn
B: 8.Waters 23.Glass 38.B.Jones B: 18.Guerra 27.Gilham 30.Brown
HB: 17.Chick 39.Hunter 37.Selwood HB: 4.Ladson 24.Croad 14.Birchall
C: 18.R.Jones 7.Fletcher 10.Braun C: 3.Lewis 5.Mitchell 10.Bateman
HF: 41.Staker 29.Hansen 35.Armstrong HF: 9.Crawford 23.Franklin 45.Young
F: 44.Wirrpanda 21.Lynch 14.Seaby F: 2.Roughead 20.Boyle 19.Dixon
R: 20.Cox 3.Judd 5.Stenglein R: 39.Campbell 12.Sewell 15.Hodge
I: 25.Hurn 12.Morton 11.Priddis I: 13.Taylor 11.Smith 7.Osborne
24.Rosa 21.McGlynn
E: 2LeCras 1.Brown 27.McKinley E: 26.Dawson 32.Ellis 8.Jacobs

In: Armstrong

Out: Kerr (susp)

Late change: (WCE) LeCras for Chick (calf); (HAW) Jacobs for Dixon (knee)

From the papers[]

The West Australian[]

"The Hawks started the match with a breeze-aided flurry, registering the first four scoring shots on their way to an early 19-point lead.

Two goals in a minute to Quinten Lynch and Mark LeCras, who was a late replacement for the injured Daniel Chick, helped the Eagles get into the game, but the Hawks steadied through Boyle's second goal to again led by 19 points at the first change.

West Coast wasted their use of the breeze in the second term, often deciding to go wide instead of using the ball decisively through an open corridor. But with a snapped behind from Adam Hunter on the half-time siren, they had managed to tie the scores.

The absorbing midfield battle reflected the scores. Judd's battle with Brad Sewell was evenly poised while Braun, Rowan Jones, Beau Waters, Matt Rosa, Dean Cox and Matthew Priddis' ball-getting skilled were well-matched by Brent Guerra, Ben McGlynn, Grant Birchall and Hodge."[1]

The Sunday Age[]

"In the thrall of Chris Judd's brilliance, and the excitement that is Buddy Franklin, the match shaped to be only about Juddy and Buddy. But then came Hodge.

Judd was manned by Brad Sewell and honours broke favourably for each player. Judd was not stopped but not as effective as normal while Sewell found his own ball.

More damaging was the job Adam Selwood did on Shane Crawford. Seldom has Crawford been as quiet for a game, such that he was pushed forward for the final quarter. He duly kicked a goal to justify the move and redeem his match."[2]


There was a general bye as a State representative team played (and was thrashed by) Victoria. Chad Jones kicked two goals for WA.



  1. Steve Butler, The West Australian (28 May 2007, p.GAM8), "Clarkson rules roost in tactical jostling"
  2. Michael Gleeson, The Sunday Age (27 May 2007), "Hodge seizes the day and the game": http://newsstore.fairfax.com.au/apps/viewDocument.ac?page=1&sy=age&kw=hodge+and+lewis+and+seaby&pb=all_ffx&dt=selectRange&dr=entire&so=relevance&sf=text&sf=headline&rc=10&rm=200&sp=nrm&clsPage=1&docID=SAG070527RJ5EI60RC96