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West Coast vs Essendon

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Round: 14   Venue: Subiaco Oval   Date: Thu, 27-06-2013 6:10 pm   Crowd: 36,451  
West Coast 3.4.226.6.4212.10.8213.13.91 C:  John Worsfold
Essendon 4.1.256.3.3910.5.6515.8.98 C:  James Hird
  ESS by 3WCE by 3WCE by 17ESS by 7  
Weather
min temp  9.7°C      max temp  20.0°C
rainfall  0mm    humidity  88%    air pressure  1022.6mb
wind speed 0km/h      wind direction  WSW
Brownlow Medal 3 Jobe Watson (ESS)2 Matt Priddis (WCE)1 Jake Carlisle (ESS)

Match Report

Essendon has recorded a remarkable come-from-behind win, its second this year in Subiaco, to defeat West Coast in an exciting Friday night game in front of more than 36,000 fans. After jumping away to an early 18-point lead, the Bombers were pegged back by the Eagles before West Coast looked to take complete control in the third quarter, leading the Bombers by as much as 23 points at the 30-minute mark of that term.

But a snap from Jake Carlisle just before the three-quarter time siren gave the Bombers some hope at the last break, and when skipper Jobe Watson, who had been the subject of boos from the Eagles throughout the match after admitting earlier in the week that he had been injected with the drug AOD, goaled in the first minute of the last quarter, the Bombers found renewed hope.

An arm-wrestle over the next 10 minutes saw the two sides exchange only behinds before a free to Alwyn Davey saw the Eagles' lead cut to just six points at the 10-minute mark. Essendon continued to press forward and when Brendon Goddard received a free for a push in the back at the 14-minute mark, his resultant goal saw the Bombers take a one-point lead.

The Eagles came again with a mark and goal to Mark LeCras but Jake Carlisle tied things up with a 50-metre bomb from the boundary. A Jake Melksham behind gave the Dons a one-point lead before Dyson Heppell sealed the deal for Essendon with a soccer goal at the 29-minute mark.

It was another triumph over adversity for Essendon, after the club endured another week in the spotlight with continuing speculation over the probe into its alleged drug use and the potential consequential penalties. The win keeps the Bombers in third place, two points clear of Sydney and Fremantle.

The loss was a one the Eagles could ill-afford, and they now find themselves two games out of the top eight, with tough matches to come against Adelaide, Fremantle and Sydney. Essendon faces a mixed bag over the coming month, with winnable games against the Western Bulldogs and GWS bookended by tough matches against Port Adelaide and Hawthorn.

GOALS
West Coast: Darling, LeCras 3; Dalziell, Kennedy 2; Kerr, Priddis, Cox
Essendon: Winderlich 3; Watson, Carlisle, Davey 2; Merrett, Ryder, Dempsey, Crameri , Goddard, Heppell.

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West Coast: Priddis, Dalziell, Cox, Kennedy, Masten, LeCras
Essendon: Watson, Stanton, Carlisle, Zaharakis, Winderlich, Dempsey

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West Coast: Priddis, Cox, Darling, Dalzeill, Masten, Glass, Gaff
Essendon: Watson, Carlisle, Ryder, Winderlich, Dempsey, Melksham, Hooker

COACHES' COMMENTS
John Worsfold (WCo): There were a couple of crucial turnover goals at that point [at the end of the third quarter and at the start of the last quarter]. Probably in the clearances Essendon got on top a little bit in the last quarter. It's hard to say if that's a fatigue thing or not. We've got to get more skilful, it's a pretty basic equation.

James Hird (Ess): We hadn't beaten West Coast here since 2001, so it's been a long time for us. But we like playing here; we've got a lot of supporters here and we've got a lot of Western Australian boys [in the team] so coming over here doesn't hold any fears for us. For our boys to be 20-odd points down and come back was great to see.

INJURIES
West Coast: Shuey (hamstring) replaced in selected side by Schofield
Essendon: Crameri (ankle)

SUBSTITUTES
West Coast: Simon Tunbridge replaced Brad Sheppard in last quarter
Essendon: David Myers replaced Tom Bellchambers in third quarter

UMPIRES: Margetts, Kamolins, Chamberlain

Source

Match report by Andrew Gigacz

Footnotes

Video sourced from YouTube, courtesy of AFL Media.

Match stats

West Coast Match Stats Career
# Player K M H D G B HO T FF FA Age Games G
1 Brown, Mitchell 5 3 6 11 0 0 0 3 1 0 24y 192d 61 10
26 Butler, Sam 15 7 7 22 0 0 0 6 1 1 27y 164d 102 13
20 Cox, Dean 10 7 6 16 1 0 21 3 2 0 31y 330d 264 159
18 Dalziell, Bradd 12 8 12 24 2 0 0 4 1 0 26y 104d 34 13
27 Darling, Jack 8 4 7 15 3 2 0 2 0 0 21y 14d 60 107
3 Gaff, Andrew 19 6 6 25 0 0 0 2 2 0 21y 11d 54 20
23 Glass, Darren 7 4 7 14 0 0 0 2 0 1 32y 44d 254 8
34 Hutchings, Mark 16 4 8 24 0 1 0 4 1 1 22y 33d 4 0
17 Kennedy, Josh 15 7 2 17 2 2 0 5 1 1 25y 306d 111 208
4 Kerr, Daniel 11 0 8 19 1 0 0 2 1 1 30y 42d 220 122
2 LeCras, Mark 14 8 0 14 3 1 0 4 0 2 26y 301d 111 256
16 Mackenzie, Eric 7 4 3 10 0 0 0 1 0 1 25y 39d 90 3
7 Masten, Chris 12 5 18 30 0 0 0 3 1 0 24y 56d 90 43
35 McGinnity, Patrick 9 1 3 12 0 0 0 3 3 0 24y 129d 66 14
9 Naitanui, Nic 4 5 6 10 0 1 17 2 0 1 23y 54d 85 61
11 Priddis, Matt 14 4 19 33 1 0 0 4 0 1 28y 98d 143 45
24 Rosa, Matt 10 1 12 22 0 0 0 3 0 0 26y 216d 133 33
31 Schofield, Will 6 5 5 11 0 0 0 0 0 0 24y 154d 86 12
5 Sheppard, Brad 4 1 5 9 0 0 0 4 1 1 22y 35d 40 12
28 Smith, Ashley 13 7 9 22 0 1 0 3 0 0 22y 342d 35 7
46 Tunbridge, Simon 2 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 20y 87d 1 0
8 Waters, Beau 16 7 5 21 0 0 0 2 1 0 27y 89d 119 25
  Rushed   5  
  Totals 229 98 154 383 13 13 38 62 16 11 25y 129d 2163 1171
Essendon Match Stats Career
# Player K M H D G B HO T FF FA Age Games G
46 Baguley, Mark 11 7 4 15 0 0 0 3 1 0 26y 37d 19 1
2 Bellchambers, Tom 3 0 0 3 0 0 9 1 1 0 23y 353d 54 34
22 Carlisle, Jake 10 8 7 17 2 0 0 2 0 1 21y 269d 40 12
12 Crameri, Stewart 4 3 6 10 1 0 0 1 0 0 24y 321d 53 94
29 Davey, Alwyn 8 2 2 10 2 1 0 4 0 0 29y 43d 96 118
15 Dempsey, Courtenay 14 6 5 19 1 1 0 1 0 1 25y 303d 83 21
9 Goddard, Brendon 14 8 6 20 1 0 2 2 1 2 28y 38d 218 113
21 Heppell, Dyson 12 6 9 21 1 0 0 2 0 0 21y 44d 55 12
1 Hibberd, Michael 10 4 9 19 0 0 0 2 1 0 23y 175d 35 6
26 Hooker, Cale 8 3 4 12 0 0 0 3 0 0 24y 257d 79 5
40 Howlett, Ben 9 2 6 15 0 0 0 4 1 3 24y 249d 69 33
18 Hurley, Michael 6 2 4 10 0 0 0 1 0 0 23y 26d 73 86
38 Kommer, Nick 8 4 7 15 0 1 0 3 2 2 22y 272d 11 4
17 Melksham, Jake 13 4 11 24 0 1 0 3 0 1 21y 302d 71 32
20 Merrett, Jackson 7 3 2 9 1 1 0 3 1 1 20y 120d 9 6
23 Myers, David 7 2 2 9 0 0 0 3 1 0 23y 362d 58 17
16 Pears, Tayte 7 2 4 11 0 0 0 4 0 1 23y 95d 61 3
30 Ryder, Paddy 7 3 1 8 1 0 29 3 0 2 25y 105d 141 93
5 Stanton, Brent 18 3 9 27 0 0 0 5 2 0 27y 57d 194 124
4 Watson, Jobe 16 5 13 29 2 0 1 5 0 0 28y 139d 167 93
8 Winderlich, Jason 9 10 8 17 3 0 0 2 0 0 28y 260d 109 59
11 Zaharakis, David 12 4 14 26 0 2 0 6 0 2 23y 126d 79 70
  Rushed   1  
  Totals 213 91 133 346 15 8 41 63 11 16 24y 229d 1774 1036

Footnotes

* Behinds calculated from the 1965 season on.
+ Score at the end of extra time.