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Round: 18   Venue: Carrara Stadium   Date: Sat, 01-08-2015 7:20 pm   Crowd: 9,341  
Gold Coast 2.2.145.5.358.9.5712.11.83 C:  Rodney Eade
West Coast 2.6.185.11.417.12.5411.17.83 C:  Adam Simpson
  WCE by 4WCE by 6SUNS by 3Scores level  
Weather
min temp  9.1°C      max temp  23.6°C
rainfall  0mm    humidity  80%    air pressure  1022.2mb
wind speed 4km/h      wind direction  NE
Brownlow Medal 3 Harley Bennell (SUNS)2 Matt Priddis (WCE)1 Steven May (SUNS)

Match Report

It took until round 18, and it was between two supposedly mismatch teams, but 2015 has produced its first drawn match, as the two Coasts, West and Gold, finished on 83 points apiece at Carrara on Saturday night. Not for the first time in the last couple of seasons, the West Coast Eagles were left to rue poor kicking for goal, having finished with 11.17, as opposed to the Suns' 12.11. Neither side could break away at any stage, with the margin no more than a goal at each change of ends. 

West Coast's goal-kicking woes began early, with the Eagles kicking five behinds through five different players in the first 15 minutes. At the other end of the ground, Gold Coast's two shots at goal yielded 1.1 in the same period, a goal to Kolodjashnij giving the Suns a two-point lead. Mark LeCras finally kicked straight for West Coast at the 16-minute mark, after which each team added one further goal for the term as the Eagles took a four-point lead into quarter time. 

The Eagles' woes in front of goal continued early in the second term, with Nic Naitanui and LeCras missing to take West Coast to 2.8. The Suns levelled the scores with a goal to Tom Lynch at the six-minute mark, but Josh Kennedy responded within a minute to put Eagles back in front. Each team scored two further goals for the quarter, West Coast's lead an even goal at the long break.

Jack Martin levelled the match again with a goal after one minute in the third term, but Jack Darling restored West Coast's one-goal buffer with his first barely a minute later. The Suns then had their most dominant period of the match, adding 2.3 over the next 21 minutes, with goals to Andrew Boston and Lynch, while holding the Eagles to just one behind to take an eight-point lead. Kennedy's second late in the term cut the margin it three at the final change. 

Despite the Suns taking a lead into the last term, the expectation was that the Eagles would click into gear and run away with the match. Elliot Yep lent weight to that theory with a goal after just 22 seconds, but Charlie Dixon's first goal three minutes later put the Suns back in front. The lead changed hands again with Darling's second giving West Coast a four-point lead after five minutes but Gold Coast then had another period of control, and goals to Brandon Matera and Aaron Hall saw the Suns 10 points clear after 12 minutes. Majors to Callum Sinclair and Shannon Hurn saw the Eagles reclaim the lead, after which they had several chances to seal the match. However, Mark Hutchings. Darling, Matt Priddis and Dom Sheed all missed and when Tom Lynch marked and goal with under a minute remaining, scores were level. Neither side could break away from the last centre bounce and the siren sounded with scores tied.

Lunch (four goals) and Hall (24 possessions, seven tackles) were standouts for the Suns, while West Coast's best included Priddis (34 touches and seven tackles) and Luke Shuey (33 disposals, four marks).

The draw was enough to keep West Coast six points clear of third-placed Hawthorn, with the Eagles and Hawks to meet at Subiaco on Saturday. Gold Coast, still 17th on the ladder with just two and a half wins, will meet bottom-placed Brisbane at the Gabba on the same day. 

GOALS
Gold Coast: Lynch 4; Bennell, Boston, Dixon, Hall, Kolodjashnij, Matera, Martin, Russell
West Coast: Kennedy, Sheed, Darling 2; Ellis, Hurn, LeCras, Yeo, Sinclair

BEST - BRISBANETIMES.COM.AU
Gold Coast: Lynch, Hall, Matera, Miller, Bennell, May
West Coast: Priddis, Shuey, Gaff, Sheed, Schofield, Sinclair

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Gold Coast: Lynch, Miller, Bennell, Harbrow, May, Nicholls, Martin
West Coast: Priddis, Sheed, Gaff, Shuey, Schofield

INJURIES
Gold Coast: Thompson (ankle)
West Coast: Nil

SUBSTITUTES
Gold Coast: Andrew Boston replaced Rory Thompson at half-time.
West Coast: Scott Selwood replaced Josh Hill at three-quarter time.

UMPIRES: Hay, Meredith, Ryan

TELEVISION BROADCAST: Fox Footy

COMMENTATORS: Matthew Campbell, Brad Johnson, Alastair Lynch, Barry Hall

Source

Match Report by Andrew Gigacz

Footnotes

Video sourced from YouTube, courtesy of the AFL.

Match stats

Gold Coast Match Stats Career
# Player K M H D G B HO T FF FA Age Games G
11 Bennell, Harley 20 6 8 28 1 1 0 7 1 0 22y 303d 77 89
13 Boston, Andrew 7 1 1 8 1 2 0 2 2 0 21y 131d 14 9
12 Day, Sam 5 5 4 9 0 0 0 1 0 1 22y 329d 73 48
23 Dixon, Charlie 5 4 3 8 1 0 8 3 1 2 24y 312d 61 85
34 Glenn, Joshua 6 1 2 8 0 0 0 4 1 0 21y 144d 5 1
33 Hall, Aaron 17 4 7 24 1 0 0 7 0 0 24y 265d 56 52
5 Harbrow, Jarrod 16 6 4 20 0 2 0 3 3 0 27y 14d 161 47
28 Kolodjashnij, Kade 16 6 8 24 1 0 0 2 0 1 19y 357d 35 9
40 Lemmens, Sean 8 5 5 13 0 0 0 2 0 1 20y 272d 32 6
37 Lonergan, Jesse 9 3 7 16 0 0 1 9 2 2 20y 260d 26 3
19 Lynch, Tom 7 5 2 9 4 1 0 1 2 1 22y 274d 75 110
7 Malceski, Nick 7 6 5 12 0 0 0 1 0 0 30y 351d 187 68
4 Martin, Jack 6 5 7 13 1 0 1 5 0 0 20y 184d 18 17
32 Matera, Brandon 15 6 9 24 1 1 0 4 1 0 23y 143d 69 75
17 May, Steven 10 5 6 16 0 0 0 0 1 0 23y 203d 66 15
44 Miller, Touk 8 1 13 21 0 0 0 5 2 0 19y 160d 17 6
22 Nicholls, Tom 5 3 8 13 0 0 25 5 2 3 23y 150d 28 5
8 Russell, Luke 7 5 7 14 1 3 0 0 1 0 23y 189d 65 27
42 Saad, Adam 10 5 8 18 0 0 0 5 1 0 21y 9d 13 1
20 Schade, Henry 9 5 5 14 0 0 0 1 0 1 21y 297d 11 0
26 Shaw, Matt 10 7 5 15 0 0 1 5 0 0 23y 177d 82 28
16 Thompson, Rory 2 1 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 24y 142d 62 7
  Rushed   1  
  Totals 205 95 124 329 12 11 36 72 20 12 22y 345d 1233 708
West Coast Match Stats Career
# Player K M H D G B HO T FF FA Age Games G
37 Barrass, Tom 8 6 3 11 0 0 0 1 0 0 19y 297d 2 0
15 Cripps, Jamie 10 3 6 16 0 1 0 4 0 1 23y 100d 67 81
27 Darling, Jack 8 7 7 15 2 3 0 6 1 1 23y 49d 97 174
18 Ellis, Xavier 14 6 2 16 1 0 0 0 0 1 27y 154d 110 36
3 Gaff, Andrew 20 5 8 28 0 1 0 1 0 0 23y 46d 102 40
33 Hill, Josh 3 2 3 6 0 0 0 0 0 0 26y 194d 132 172
25 Hurn, Shannon 18 4 3 21 1 0 0 2 1 0 27y 331d 169 46
34 Hutchings, Mark 8 4 7 15 0 1 1 3 0 0 24y 68d 30 9
17 Kennedy, Josh 5 3 1 6 2 1 0 3 0 1 27y 341d 157 346
2 LeCras, Mark 8 2 6 14 1 2 0 1 0 0 28y 336d 147 326
7 Masten, Chris 7 2 23 30 0 0 0 2 0 0 26y 91d 135 53
9 Naitanui, Nic 5 0 3 8 0 2 33 3 1 4 25y 89d 125 84
11 Priddis, Matt 17 1 17 34 0 2 0 7 0 4 30y 133d 190 62
24 Rosa, Matt 7 4 11 18 0 0 0 2 0 0 28y 251d 160 37
31 Schofield, Will 8 7 3 11 0 0 0 0 1 3 26y 189d 127 19
10 Selwood, Scott 5 0 3 8 0 0 0 1 1 1 25y 127d 133 37
4 Sheed, Dom 12 5 11 23 2 1 0 4 0 0 20y 113d 25 8
5 Sheppard, Brad 8 6 10 18 0 0 0 1 1 1 24y 70d 76 14
13 Shuey, Luke 16 4 17 33 0 1 0 3 1 0 25y 60d 103 92
22 Sinclair, Callum 10 8 8 18 1 1 20 3 2 2 25y 312d 22 13
12 Wellingham, Sharrod 14 2 4 18 0 0 0 4 1 1 27y 25d 132 71
6 Yeo, Elliot 12 3 4 16 1 0 0 2 2 0 21y 304d 56 17
  Rushed   1  
  Totals 223 84 160 383 11 17 54 53 12 20 25y 150d 2297 1737

Match highlights

Chris Masten had 23 handballs for West Coast vs. Gold Coast (AFL, Premiership Season, R18)

Footnotes

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