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West Coast vs Carlton

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Round: 21   Venue: Subiaco Oval   Date: Sat, 12-08-2017 5:40 pm   Crowd: 30,491  
West Coast 4.0.249.2.5610.4.6415.10.100 C:  Adam Simpson
Carlton 3.3.213.7.259.10.6412.11.83 C:  Brendon Bolton
  WCE by 3WCE by 31Scores levelWCE by 17  
Weather
min temp  13.6°C      max temp  20.2°C
rainfall  19.8mm    humidity  69%    air pressure  1006.1mb
wind speed 19km/h      wind direction  NW
Brownlow Medal 3 Marc Murphy (CARL)2 Josh Kennedy (WCE)1 Matthew Kreuzer (CARL)

Match Report

A narrow escape against Carlton at Subiaco on Saturday night has seen the West Coast Eagles move back into the top eight and keep their finals hopes well and truly alive. The Eagles looked to have the match well under control at half time, leading by more than five goals, but a six-goal third term with the wind by Carlton had scores level at the last change. West Coast had the wind advantage in the final quarter, but it wasn't very late in the match that it finally shook the Blues off, eventually eking out a 17-point win.

Carlton had first use of what was a reasonably strong breeze and made good use of it early, with goals to Marc Murphy and Jed Lamb giving the visitors a 12-point lead after five minutes. But the Eagles wrested control of the game from the Blues over the next 15 minutes, and majors to Jamie Cripps, Jack Darling and Cripps again saw the Eagles five points ahead going into time on. Bryce Gibbs goaled at the 23-minute mark to put the Blues back in front but a third goal to Cripps gave West Coast a four-point lead at the first break. Ultimately, the Eagles' first-quarter effort against the wind would prove decisive to the result.

Eagle spearhead Josh Kennedy had no impact in the first quarter, but in the early minutes of the second he gave notice of the dominance he would have over the rest of the match. He kicked a behind at the five-minute mark and less than a minute later had a goal after an errant Carlton kick in. At the 13-minute mark he kicked his second major after Liam Jones held him in a marking contest, and West Coast's lead was out to 16 points.

The Eagles got onto a roll after that, with further majors to Mark Hutchings and Jack Redden before Kennedy chimed in for his third as the Eagles' lead blew out to 35 points on the cusp of time on. Against the run of play, Carlton took control in the last 10 minutes but wasted opportunities, with Matthew Kreuzer, Lamb, Dale Thomas and Gibbs all missing shots, and the home side was 31 points to the good at the half.

Kennedy kicked an early third-quarter behind but, with the breeze at their backs, the Blues dominated the rest of the term. Zac Fisher got them going with a goal at the three-minute mark, and Mark Murphy, Jack Silvagni, Jarrod Pickett, Silvagni again and Blaine Boekhorst all came to the party with majors and Carlton was six points ahead after 28 minutes. Just before three-quarter time, Kennedy bobbed up to kick a crucial goal - his fourth, and the last change saw scores level, West Coast 10.4 to the Blues 9.10.

Carlton did its best to restrict the Eagles' scoring with the wind in the early stages of the final quarter, succeeding to some extent, with Kennedy scoring the only goal in the first 10 minutes. His major and a couple of behinds gave West Coast an eight-point lead, but a mark and goal to Levi Casboult at the 13-minute mark cut the margin to two and gave the Blues hope. The visitors could not find a follow-up goal, though, and majors to Luke Partington and Jack Darling saw West Coast head into time on with a 16-point lead and the match looked safe.

Charlie Curnow reignited the Blues' hopes with a mark and goal to cut the margin to nine, but Kennedy put the result beyond doubt, kicking his sixth goal after a mark two minutes later. Casboult's second goal pulled the deficit back to nine but time ran out for Carlton, with a last-minute goal to Redden putting a full stop on an important win for the Eagles.

Kennedy's six goals were a major factor in the Eagles' win, while Jeremy McGovern (11 marks, 20 disposals) repelled many a Carlton attack. For the Blues, skipper Marc Murphy (29 possessions, two goals) and Kreuzer (33 hitouts, seven tackles) played great games.

Back in the eight, West Coast's destiny is back in its own hands but the Eagles face two monumental challenges in their last two home-and-away matches: second-placed GWS at the Sydney Showground and top-of-the-ladder Adelaide at Subiaco. The Blues continue to be competitive but don't seem to be able to find a win. They will be hoping to do so against Hawthorn on Saturday night before they meet Sydney in Sydney in round 23.

GOALS
West Coast: Kennedy 6; Cripps 3; Darling, Redden 2; Hutchings, Partington
Carlton: Murphy, Silvagni, Casboult 2; Lamb, Gibbs, Fisher, Pickett, Boekhorst, Curnow

BEST - AFL.COM.AU
West Coast: Kennedy, Mitchell, Yeo, McGovern, Redden
Carlton: Murphy, Kruezer, Gibbs, Kerridge, Curnow

INJURIES
West Coast: Nil
Carlton: Nil

UMPIRES: H.Gavine, S.Jeffery, S.McInerney

TELEVISION BROADCAST: Fox Footy

COMMENTATORS: Adam Papalia, Dermott Brereton, Matthew Pavlich, Ben Dixon

Source

Match Report by Andrew Gigacz

Match stats

West Coast Match Stats Career
# Player K M H D G B HO T FF FA Age Games G
15 Cripps, Jamie 12 3 6 18 3 1 0 2 0 1 25y 111d 115 138
27 Darling, Jack 9 4 3 12 2 2 0 3 3 1 25y 60d 147 266
14 Duggan, Liam 9 5 7 16 0 0 0 0 0 0 20y 244d 42 7
3 Gaff, Andrew 12 4 12 24 0 0 0 2 0 1 25y 57d 152 54
25 Hurn, Shannon 8 1 9 17 0 0 0 3 2 0 29y 342d 219 49
34 Hutchings, Mark 3 0 5 8 1 0 0 2 0 1 26y 79d 71 34
23 Jetta, Lewis 11 3 4 15 0 0 0 2 1 0 28y 100d 150 113
17 Kennedy, Josh 10 5 2 12 6 3 0 1 2 2 29y 352d 203 510
16 Mackenzie, Eric 6 3 7 13 0 0 0 2 4 2 29y 85d 143 7
20 McGovern, Jeremy 14 11 6 20 0 1 0 0 0 0 25y 119d 75 29
1 Mitchell, Sam 15 5 9 24 0 0 0 1 0 1 34y 304d 325 69
30 Nelson, Jackson 5 3 3 8 0 0 0 1 0 2 21y 150d 32 1
24 Partington, Luke 4 2 3 7 1 1 0 1 1 0 20y 160d 3 2
21 Petrie, Drew 6 3 2 8 0 0 9 2 3 3 34y 301d 328 439
11 Priddis, Matt 5 1 12 17 0 0 0 10 0 4 32y 144d 236 70
8 Redden, Jack 12 2 9 21 2 0 0 6 2 4 26y 246d 159 60
4 Sheed, Dom 9 4 7 16 0 0 0 1 0 0 22y 124d 56 23
5 Sheppard, Brad 8 5 9 17 0 0 0 1 1 0 26y 81d 127 17
13 Shuey, Luke 13 1 10 23 0 0 0 2 1 1 27y 71d 153 118
19 Vardy, Nathan 5 4 7 12 0 0 35 1 1 1 26y 48d 43 33
12 Wellingham, Sharrod 7 3 4 11 0 1 0 1 0 3 29y 36d 170 73
6 Yeo, Elliot 13 6 9 22 0 0 0 1 2 0 23y 315d 103 45
  Rushed   1  
  Totals 196 78 145 341 15 10 44 45 23 27 26y 310d 3052 2157
Carlton Match Stats Career
# Player K M H D G B HO T FF FA Age Games G
27 Armfield, Dennis 5 3 4 9 0 0 0 3 0 0 30y 233d 144 75
12 Boekhorst, Blaine 10 4 4 14 1 0 0 2 0 1 23y 344d 23 12
41 Casboult, Levi 3 6 4 7 2 0 5 3 0 3 27y 150d 92 102
30 Curnow, Charlie 15 8 4 19 1 1 0 5 3 1 20y 190d 25 22
15 Docherty, Sam 14 6 9 23 0 0 0 0 0 0 23y 299d 90 14
25 Fisher, Zac 3 4 12 15 1 0 0 2 0 0 19y 58d 15 3
4 Gibbs, Bryce 13 5 13 26 1 1 0 3 2 0 28y 150d 229 136
14 Jones, Liam 9 2 4 13 0 0 0 4 3 1 26y 169d 93 84
11 Kerridge, Sam 9 7 15 24 0 0 0 6 3 2 24y 108d 57 31
8 Kreuzer, Matthew 9 3 8 17 0 1 33 7 3 2 28y 91d 159 82
13 Lamb, Jed 12 6 2 14 1 2 0 5 1 1 24y 297d 46 34
3 Murphy, Marc 21 5 8 29 2 2 0 3 3 2 30y 24d 234 168
5 Petrevski-Seton, Sam 10 3 9 19 0 0 0 6 3 2 19y 174d 18 10
33 Pickett, Jarrod 6 1 4 10 1 0 0 1 0 1 20y 359d 8 3
20 Plowman, Lachie 10 6 5 15 0 0 0 1 0 0 22y 335d 59 1
1 Silvagni, Jack 9 3 4 13 2 1 0 2 1 0 19y 238d 27 26
6 Simpson, Kade 15 7 7 22 0 0 0 1 1 2 33y 99d 284 131
16 Smedts, Billie 7 5 4 11 0 0 0 4 1 1 25y 65d 45 20
39 Thomas, Dale 15 3 9 24 0 1 0 2 3 0 30y 52d 216 148
23 Weitering, Jacob 9 7 7 16 0 0 0 1 0 4 19y 262d 40 9
31 Williamson, Tom 9 4 3 12 0 0 0 2 0 0 18y 243d 13 1
46 Wright, Matthew 10 1 7 17 0 0 0 2 0 0 27y 241d 136 114
  Rushed   2  
  Totals 223 99 146 369 12 11 38 65 27 23 24y 289d 2053 1226

Match highlights

Matt Priddis had 10 tackles for West Coast vs. Carlton (AFL, Premiership Season, R21)
Lewis Jetta played his 150th V/AFL game: West Coast vs. Carlton (AFL, Premiership Season, R21)

Footnotes

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