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  • Western Bulldogs v West Coast Eagles
  • Round 18 - 15:20 AEST, Jul 28, 2013
  • Marvel Stadium
  • 16° Clear. Cool.
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  • Goals 16
  • Behinds 15
  • Total 111

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  • Goals 13
  • Behinds 11
  • Total 89

Highlights: Western Bulldogs v West Coast

The Bulldogs and Eagles clash in round 18

Match Videos

Western Bulldogs

  • Q1
    3.3
    (21)
  • Q2
    7.7
    (49)
  • Q3
    12.10
    (82)
  • Q4
    16.15
    (111)
  • Q1
    4.4
    (28)
  • Q2
    7.6
    (48)
  • Q3
    10.8
    (68)
  • Q4
    13.11
    (89)

West Coast Eagles

Stats

  • 430
  • 225
  • 205
  • 20
  • 37
  • 14
  • 23
  • 56
  • 14
  • 143
  • 63
  • 29
  • 0
  • Disposals
  • Kicks
  • Handballs
  • Free Kicks
  • Clearances
  • Centre
  • Stoppages
  • Inside 50
  • Marks in 50
  • Contested Possessions
  • Tackles
  • Hit-Outs
  • Interchanges
  • 370
  • 207
  • 163
  • 15
  • 34
  • 14
  • 20
  • 55
  • 13
  • 127
  • 61
  • 37
  • 0

Match  Feed

  • Q4 29:32

    The siren has sounded to end Q4.

  • Q4 29:27

    BEHINDBulldogs (Koby Stevens)

  • Q4 26:53

    GOALBulldogs (Dylan Addison)

  • Q4 23:15

    BEHINDBulldogs (Dylan Addison)

  • Q4 22:09

    GOALEagles (Jack Darling)

  • Q4 21:26

    BEHINDEagles (Andrew Gaff)

  • Q4 20:19

    GOALEagles (Bradd Dalziell)

  • Q4 13:30

    GOALEagles (Josh Hill)

  • Q4 12:27

    BEHINDBulldogs (Tory Dickson)

  • Q4 11:36

    Bulldogs InterchangeTom Young off due to the blood rule.

  • Q4 11:25

    Eagles InterchangeScott Selwood off due to the blood rule.

  • Q4 08:14

    BEHINDEagles (Jack Darling)

  • Q4 06:21

    GOALBulldogs (Jarrad Grant)

  • Q4 05:51

    BEHINDBulldogs (Adam Cooney)

  • Q4 04:01

    GOALBulldogs (Tory Dickson)

  • Q4 02:49

    BEHINDEagles (Jamie Cripps)

  • Q4 01:07

    GOALBulldogs (Jarrad Grant)

  • Q4 00:28

    BEHINDBulldogs (Adam Cooney)

  • Q4 00:00

    Q4 is now underway.

  • Q3 31:36

    The siren has sounded to end Q3.

  • Q3 28:10

    BEHINDBulldogs (Matthew Boyd)

  • Q3 26:53

    GOALEagles (Josh J. Kennedy)

  • Q3 22:52

    GOALBulldogs (Luke Dahlhaus)

  • Q3 21:51

    GOALBulldogs (Jarrad Grant)

  • Q3 20:34

    BEHINDBulldogs (Lachie Hunter)

  • Q3 18:16

    GOALEagles (Jamie Cripps)

  • Q3 15:11

    GOALBulldogs (Tory Dickson)

  • Q3 13:16

    GOALEagles (Josh J. Kennedy)

  • Q3 10:22

    BEHINDEagles (Rushed)

  • Q3 08:21

    GOALBulldogs (Robert Murphy)

  • Q3 07:32

    BEHINDBulldogs (Will Minson)

  • Q3 05:28

    Eagles InterchangeSam Butler off due to an injury.

  • Q3 02:18

    GOALBulldogs (Luke Dahlhaus)

  • Q3 00:52

    BEHINDEagles (Andrew Gaff)

  • Q3 00:00

    Q3 is now underway.

  • Q2 29:21

    The siren has sounded to end Q2.

  • Q2 26:07

    GOALBulldogs (Luke Dahlhaus)

  • Q2 24:20

    GOALEagles (Jamie Cripps)

  • Q2 19:14

    Eagles InterchangeChris Masten off due to an injury.

  • Q2 17:53

    Bulldogs InterchangeJarrad Grant off due to an injury.

  • Q2 17:09

    GOALBulldogs (Luke Dahlhaus)

  • Q2 15:54

    GOALBulldogs (Tory Dickson)

  • Q2 14:34

    BEHINDEagles (Scott Selwood)

  • Q2 12:50

    BEHINDEagles (Ashton Hams)

  • Q2 11:14

    GOALBulldogs (Adam Cooney)

  • Q2 10:41

    BEHINDBulldogs (Rushed)

  • Q2 10:16

    BEHINDBulldogs (Daniel Giansiracusa)

  • Q2 08:30

    BEHINDBulldogs (Rushed)

  • Q2 06:37

    GOALEagles (Sharrod Wellingham)

  • Q2 04:58

    BEHINDBulldogs (Tory Dickson)

  • Q2 03:48

    GOALEagles (Sharrod Wellingham)

  • Q2 00:00

    Q2 is now underway.

  • Q1 30:15

    The siren has sounded to end Q1.

  • Q1 27:06

    GOALEagles (Josh Hill)

  • Q1 24:08

    BEHINDEagles (Jack Darling)

  • Q1 21:52

    GOALBulldogs (Matthew Boyd)

  • Q1 19:10

    GOALBulldogs (Daniel Giansiracusa)

  • Q1 16:14

    GOALEagles (Josh Hill)

  • Q1 15:42

    BEHINDBulldogs (Robert Murphy)

  • Q1 14:13

    BEHINDEagles (Rushed)

  • Q1 13:03

    GOALEagles (Jack Darling)

  • Q1 11:51

    BEHINDBulldogs (Tom Young)

  • Q1 11:17

    BEHINDBulldogs (Matthew Boyd)

  • Q1 08:06

    Bulldogs InterchangeJason Tutt off due to an injury.

  • Q1 06:40

    GOALBulldogs (Dylan Addison)

  • Q1 05:29

    BEHINDEagles (Will Schofield)

  • Q1 03:27

    GOALEagles (Josh J. Kennedy)

  • Q1 01:19

    BEHINDEagles (Chris Masten)

  • Q1 00:00

    Q1 is now underway.

  • Q0 00:00

    Don't forget to enter your tips for this match, you have until the bounce to make your selection.

  • Q0 00:00

    Outs for Eagles: D.Glass (Omitted), M.LeCras (Omitted), N.Naitanui (Omitted), L.Shuey (Omitted), A.Selwood (Omitted)

  • Q0 00:00

    Ins for Eagles: S.Butler, S.Lycett, S.Selwood, B.Wilson, A.Hams

  • Q0 00:00

    Outs for Bulldogs: B.Goodes (Omitted), N.Hrovat (Omitted)

  • Q0 00:00

    Ins for Bulldogs: T.Young, M.Boyd

  • Q0 00:00

    Welcome to Etihad Stadium for the Western Bulldogs v West Coast Eagles Round 18 clash.

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Eagles' finals chances fade as Dogs bite hard

Nathan Schmook  July 28, 2013 5:41 PM

Highlights: Western Bulldogs v West Coast The Bulldogs and Eagles clash in round 18
Luke Dahlhaus and Tom Liberatore were influential in the Bulldogs win

Luke Dahlhaus and Tom Liberatore were influential in the Bulldogs win




THE WESTERN Bulldogs have feasted on a wounded West Coast team, all but ending the Eagles' slim finals hopes with a 22-point win at Etihad Stadium on Sunday. 

Led by senior trio Adam Cooney, Ryan Griffen and Bob Murphy, the Bulldogs rediscovered their bite and won their fifth game for the season: 16.15 (111) to 13.11 (89). 

The result left West Coast three games adrift of eighth placed Port Adelaide and all but out of the finals race having been touted as premiership fancies pre-season. 


Compounding the pain was yet another injury, with in-form midfielder Chris Masten suffering an ankle injury and taking no part in the game after half-time. 

The Bulldogs played some of the sharpest football of their season, running tirelessly and using the ball efficiently to outgun their more experienced opponents. 

Cooney, who finished with 30 possessions, was at his electrifying best in a timely performance that could prove a circuit breaker in his ongoing contract negotiations. 

Murphy (29 and one goal) was the architect with his precise ball use, floating between half-back and half-forward and barely wasting a possession, while Griffen (30) had the better of opponent Scott Selwood (23). 

Luke Dahlhaus and Jarrad Grant kicked four and three goals respectively.  

"It was just terrific today to see people running, confident with the ball, and wanting to take the game on. It was good," coach Brendan McCartney said post-match

"We've probably been building for a few weeks. I think all of us have felt we hadn't got enough reward for the hard work we were putting in. 

"There were times today where those young guys just got a hand in, or made a tackle, or slowed the opposition down or knocked the ball out. 

"It was a good all-round effort today. It was a good win for our club."

The Bulldogs set their win up with hard work at the coalface, winning the clearances (37-34), contested possessions (143-127) and tackles (63-61).  

Tom Liberatore finished with a career-high 12 tackles to go with his 29 possessions in another strong performance for the favourite son in his 50th game. 

Mitch Wallis was also influential in the midfield battles, moving onto West Coast clearance specialist Matt Priddis in the third quarter and keeping him to two possessions for the term. 


The Bulldogs subsequently won the clearances 12-6 in the third quarter as the momentum shifted. 

The Eagles left star players Nic Naitanui (groin soreness), Darren Glass (soreness) and Mark LeCras (foot) at home. 

Midfielders Luke Shuey (hamstring), Matt Rosa (back) and Daniel Kerr, who wasn't selected after two WAFL matches, were also missing. 

"We just weren't skilful enough, so that'll be our focus for the reminder of the year," coach Jon Worsfold said.  

"We let them score too easily I thought, and from some crucial errors that allowed them easy scores." 

Andrew Gaff (31 possessions) and Dean Cox (21 and 26 hit-outs) fought hard for West Coast, while Mark Hutchings (26 and six tackles) continued to make the most of his second chance at AFL level. 


Josh Kennedy (three goals) and Jack Darling (two) looked dangerous when the ball came their way, but it wasn't enough as the curtains closed on the Eagles' forgettable season. 



An ankle injury to Chris Masten made the Eagles' job all the harder.       Picture: AFL Media

WESTERN BULLDOGS                 3.3      7.7      12.10        16.14 (111)
WEST COAST                                   4.4     7.6      10.8          13.11 (89)


GOALS
Western Bulldogs:
Dahlhaus 4, Dickson 3, Grant 3, Addison 2, Boyd, Cooney, Giansiracusa, Murphy
West Coast: Hill 3, Kennedy 3, Cripps 2, Darling 2, Wellingham 2, Dalziell

BEST
Western Bulldogs:
Murphy, Cooney, Liberatore, Griffen, Dahlhaus, Grant, Minson, Stevens
West Coast: Gaff, Hutchings, Wellingham, Cox, Selwood, Kennedy

INJURIES
Western Bulldogs:
Nil
West Coast: Masten (ankle)

SUBSTITUTES
Western Bulldogs:
Daniel Giansiracusa replaced by Jackson Macrae in the fourth quarter
West Coast: Chris Masten replaced by Cale Morton in the third quarter

Umpires: Wenn, Foot, Fisher

Official crowd: 17, 019 at Etihad Stadium

Western Bulldogs

Player K H D M HO FF FA T G B AF
1 Tom Liberatore 17 12 29 7 0 1 1 12 0 0 142
2 Luke Dahlhaus 15 14 29 3 0 1 1 6 4 0 128
3 Will Minson 8 16 24 4 27 0 0 4 0 1 112
4 Matthew Boyd 14 12 26 8 1 1 0 3 1 2 112
5 Ryan Griffen 12 18 30 5 0 4 3 6 0 0 106
6 Adam Cooney 14 16 30 4 0 0 0 2 1 2 102
7 Koby Stevens 13 15 28 6 0 0 0 3 0 1 100
8 Tory Dickson 10 8 18 5 0 2 0 3 3 2 95
9 Robert Murphy 16 13 29 2 0 0 1 2 1 1 92
10 Mitch Wallis 8 17 25 1 0 0 0 7 0 0 89
11 Jarrad Grant 8 8 16 6 0 0 0 0 3 0 76
12 Tom Young 12 7 19 4 0 0 2 4 0 1 73
13 Lachie Hunter 10 8 18 5 0 1 1 2 0 1 68
14 Dylan Addison 8 3 11 6 0 2 0 0 2 1 63
15 Liam Picken 9 11 20 1 0 1 1 3 0 0 62
16 Daniel Giansiracusa 8 5 13 5 0 0 0 1 1 1 60
17 Jason Tutt 11 7 18 2 0 1 0 1 0 0 58
18 Jordan Roughead 6 6 12 5 1 0 1 3 0 0 55
19 Dale Morris 7 6 13 1 0 2 1 1 0 0 39
20 Liam Jones 10 0 10 3 0 4 2 0 0 0 37
21 Michael Talia 7 2 9 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 37
22 Jack Macrae 2 1 3 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 8

West Coast Eagles

Player K H D M HO FF FA T G B AF
1 Scott Selwood 10 13 23 6 0 3 3 11 0 1 113
2 Andrew Gaff 18 13 31 6 0 0 1 2 0 2 105
3 Dean Cox 11 10 21 7 26 1 1 1 0 0 102
4 Mark Hutchings 8 18 26 4 0 1 0 6 0 0 97
5 Sam Butler 16 6 22 10 0 1 2 2 0 0 93
6 Sharrod Wellingham 10 11 21 2 0 1 2 7 2 0 93
7 Bradd Dalziell 11 15 26 5 0 0 1 2 1 0 89
8 Blayne Wilson 15 3 18 10 0 1 1 1 0 0 83
9 Josh Kennedy 10 1 11 7 0 2 2 3 3 0 79
10 Matt Priddis 7 20 27 2 0 1 2 3 0 0 74
11 Jamie Cripps 7 2 9 4 0 1 0 5 2 1 71
12 Will Schofield 11 3 14 8 2 0 0 1 0 1 70
13 Jack Darling 8 2 10 6 1 0 0 2 2 2 69
14 Scott Lycett 7 8 15 5 7 1 1 3 0 0 69
15 Ashley Smith 9 8 17 2 0 0 0 2 0 0 57
16 Josh Hill 6 2 8 1 0 1 0 3 3 0 56
17 Adam Carter 9 4 13 4 0 0 0 2 0 0 55
18 Cale Morton 9 4 13 5 1 0 0 0 0 0 51
19 Ashton Hams 8 3 11 5 0 1 1 1 0 1 48
20 Eric Mackenzie 7 10 17 3 0 0 2 1 0 0 48
21 Mitchell Brown 7 5 12 3 0 0 1 1 0 0 41
22 Chris Masten 3 2 5 0 0 0 0 2 0 1 22

Western Bulldogs

Player No. K H D CP UP DE% CLG M CM M50 HO CLR CC ST R50 FF FA T 1PC Bo i50 G B GA G% TG% AF
1 Tom Liberatore 21 17 12 29 7 21 72 2 7 0 0 0 3 3 0 7 1 1 12 1 0 4 0 0 0 0 83 142
2 Luke Dahlhaus 6 15 14 29 16 13 75 3 3 0 0 0 2 0 2 0 1 1 6 0 1 7 4 0 2 100 86 128
3 Will Minson 27 8 16 24 11 12 70 1 4 1 2 27 8 3 5 2 0 0 4 1 0 2 0 1 0 0 94 112
4 Matthew Boyd 5 14 12 26 7 19 61 2 8 0 1 1 3 1 2 1 1 0 3 5 1 1 1 2 0 33 79 112
5 Ryan Griffen 16 12 18 30 12 19 76 7 5 0 0 0 7 4 3 0 4 3 6 3 2 3 0 0 0 0 85 106
6 Adam Cooney 17 14 16 30 8 22 76 0 4 0 0 0 5 2 3 3 0 0 2 0 2 3 1 2 0 33 84 102
7 Koby Stevens 25 13 15 28 7 22 78 0 6 2 1 0 1 0 1 2 0 0 3 0 1 3 0 1 1 0 75 100
8 Tory Dickson 29 10 8 18 5 14 72 4 5 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 3 0 0 3 3 2 1 50 78 95
9 Robert Murphy 2 16 13 29 9 18 86 1 2 0 0 0 1 0 1 6 0 1 2 7 1 3 1 1 0 50 91 92
10 Mitch Wallis 3 8 17 25 11 14 72 1 1 0 0 0 4 1 3 0 0 0 7 0 0 4 0 0 2 0 89 89
11 Jarrad Grant 1 8 8 16 4 12 100 0 6 1 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 3 0 2 100 79 76
12 Tom Young 31 12 7 19 7 11 78 4 4 0 0 0 1 0 1 7 0 2 4 3 0 1 0 1 0 0 89 73
13 Lachie Hunter 26 10 8 18 5 13 66 2 5 0 1 0 1 0 1 1 1 1 2 4 0 4 0 1 0 0 75 68
14 Dylan Addison 22 8 3 11 5 7 81 1 6 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 1 0 2 2 1 1 50 84 63
15 Liam Picken 42 9 11 20 6 14 80 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 1 1 3 3 0 1 0 0 0 0 87 62
16 Daniel Giansiracusa 13 8 5 13 2 10 61 0 5 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 2 1 1 1 33 74 60
17 Jason Tutt 15 11 7 18 5 12 83 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 1 3 0 2 0 0 0 0 83 58
18 Jordan Roughead 23 6 6 12 4 8 83 2 5 2 0 1 0 0 0 4 0 1 3 5 1 0 0 0 0 0 94 55
19 Dale Morris 38 7 6 13 6 6 92 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 1 1 7 0 1 0 0 0 0 98 39
20 Liam Jones 19 10 0 10 5 5 60 5 3 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 4 2 0 3 0 6 0 0 0 0 90 37
21 Michael Talia 32 7 2 9 0 9 77 1 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 6 0 3 0 0 0 0 92 37
22 Jack Macrae 11 2 1 3 1 2 100 1 1 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 11 8

West Coast Eagles

Player No. K H D CP UP DE% CLG M CM M50 HO CLR CC ST R50 FF FA T 1PC Bo i50 G B GA G% TG% AF
1 Scott Selwood 10 10 13 23 6 18 60 6 6 0 0 0 2 1 1 3 3 3 11 3 0 2 0 1 0 0 86 113
2 Andrew Gaff 3 18 13 31 9 22 71 2 6 0 0 0 2 0 2 2 0 1 2 2 3 9 0 2 1 0 88 105
3 Dean Cox 20 11 10 21 9 13 66 3 7 0 0 26 4 1 3 1 1 1 1 0 0 3 0 0 0 0 85 102
4 Mark Hutchings 34 8 18 26 15 12 61 4 4 0 0 0 6 2 4 1 1 0 6 2 0 1 0 0 0 0 73 97
5 Sam Butler 26 16 6 22 2 21 77 4 10 0 0 0 1 0 1 3 1 2 2 2 3 2 0 0 0 0 83 93
6 Sharrod Wellingham 12 10 11 21 11 10 57 4 2 1 1 0 1 1 0 0 1 2 7 3 0 7 2 0 3 100 85 93
7 Bradd Dalziell 18 11 15 26 10 15 73 2 5 0 0 0 3 1 2 0 0 1 2 1 0 2 1 0 0 100 86 89
8 Blayne Wilson 30 15 3 18 5 12 94 2 10 3 0 0 0 0 0 7 1 1 1 2 2 1 0 0 0 0 77 83
9 Josh Kennedy 17 10 1 11 3 8 81 3 7 1 4 0 0 0 0 1 2 2 3 1 0 1 3 0 0 60 94 79
10 Matt Priddis 11 7 20 27 20 9 85 4 2 1 0 0 10 5 5 1 1 2 3 3 0 2 0 0 1 0 93 74
11 Jamie Cripps 15 7 2 9 4 5 88 0 4 1 3 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 5 0 0 1 2 1 1 66 88 71
12 Will Schofield 31 11 3 14 0 12 78 0 8 0 0 2 0 0 0 3 0 0 1 8 3 5 0 1 2 0 87 70
13 Jack Darling 27 8 2 10 5 5 70 0 6 1 3 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 2 0 0 2 2 0 40 90 69
14 Scott Lycett 29 7 8 15 7 8 80 2 5 1 0 7 0 0 0 0 1 1 3 1 3 5 0 0 0 0 76 69
15 Ashley Smith 28 9 8 17 2 13 88 1 2 0 0 0 1 0 1 4 0 0 2 2 4 1 0 0 0 0 89 57
16 Josh Hill 33 6 2 8 2 4 75 0 1 0 1 0 1 1 0 0 1 0 3 2 0 1 3 0 0 100 83 56
17 Adam Carter 19 9 4 13 2 11 76 1 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 2 1 2 1 0 0 0 0 84 55
18 Cale Morton 40 9 4 13 2 12 76 0 5 0 0 1 1 1 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 47 51
19 Ashton Hams 43 8 3 11 2 9 72 3 5 0 1 0 1 1 0 0 1 1 1 0 0 5 0 1 1 0 75 48
20 Eric Mackenzie 16 7 10 17 7 8 82 3 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 2 1 8 3 2 0 0 0 0 98 48
21 Mitchell Brown 1 7 5 12 2 9 58 3 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 1 1 5 2 1 0 0 0 0 97 41
22 Chris Masten 7 3 2 5 2 3 60 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 1 0 0 2 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 37 22

Team Lineups

Western Bulldogs

B

  • Liam Picken,
  • Jordan Roughead,
  • Jason Tutt

HB

  • Dale Morris,
  • Michael Talia,
  • Adam Cooney

C

  • Dylan Addison,
  • Tom Liberatore,
  • Robert Murphy

HF

  • Daniel Giansiracusa,
  • Liam Jones,
  • Koby Stevens

F

  • Luke Dahlhaus,
  • Jarrad Grant,
  • Thomas Young

Fol

  • Will Minson,
  • Ryan Griffen,
  • Mitch Wallis

I/C

  • Matthew Boyd,
  • Lachie Hunter,
  • Tory Dickson

Sub

  • Jack Macrae

No Late Change

In

  • Thomas Young,
  • Matthew Boyd

Out

  • Brett Goodes (Arm),
  • Nathan Hrovat (Soreness)

Milestones:

  • Tom Liberatore  - Played 50th game

West Coast Eagles

B

  • Will Schofield,
  • Mitchell Brown,
  • Sam Butler

HB

  • Adam Carter,
  • Eric Mackenzie,
  • Ashley Smith

C

  • Andrew Gaff,
  • Matt Priddis,
  • Bradd Dalziell

HF

  • Jamie Cripps,
  • Josh J. Kennedy,
  • Josh Hill

F

  • Sharrod Wellingham,
  • Scott Lycett,
  • Jack Darling

Fol

  • Dean Cox,
  • Scott Selwood,
  • Chris Masten

I/C

  • Blayne Wilson,
  • Mark Hutchings,
  • Ashton Hams

Sub

  • Cale Morton

No Late Change

In

  • Sam Butler,
  • Scott Lycett,
  • Scott Selwood,
  • Blayne Wilson,
  • Ashton Hams

Out

  • Mark LeCras (Foot),
  • Luke Shuey (Hamstring),
  • Adam Selwood (Omitted),
  • Nic Naitanui (Soreness),
  • Darren Glass (Soreness)

Last updated: 6:03pm Sunday, July 28, 2013