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  • West Coast Eagles v Western Bulldogs
  • Round 1 - 16:40 AWST, Mar 23, 2014
  • Domain Stadium
  • 33° Partly cloudy.
9th
14th
  • Goals 21
  • Behinds 8
  • Total 134

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  • Goals 11
  • Behinds 3
  • Total 69

Highlights: West Coast v Western Bulldogs

The Eagles and Bulldogs clash in round 1

Match Videos

West Coast Eagles

  • Q1
    4.2
    (26)
  • Q2
    9.4
    (58)
  • Q3
    13.6
    (84)
  • Q4
    21.8
    (134)
  • Q1
    2.1
    (13)
  • Q2
    3.1
    (19)
  • Q3
    5.3
    (33)
  • Q4
    11.3
    (69)

Western Bulldogs

Stats

  • 388
  • 208
  • 180
  • 15
  • 42
  • 14
  • 28
  • 60
  • 13
  • 160
  • 70
  • 53
  • 110
  • Disposals
  • Kicks
  • Handballs
  • Free Kicks
  • Clearances
  • Centre
  • Stoppages
  • Inside 50
  • Marks in 50
  • Contested Possessions
  • Tackles
  • Hit-Outs
  • Interchanges
  • 395
  • 191
  • 204
  • 15
  • 42
  • 16
  • 26
  • 37
  • 8
  • 125
  • 65
  • 31
  • 112

Match  Feed

  • Q4 35:00

    Full Time and it was the West Coast who started brilliantly and they let up as they hand the muchhyped Bulldogs an absolute flogging in the opening round. A white-hot West Coast win by 65..

  • Q4 34:35

    The siren has sounded to end Q4.

  • Q4 32:45

    Fatigue now well and truly setting in for both sets of players with the game having started in 33 degree conditions early. It's been the 'Dogs who haven't handled the Eagles heat tonight though..

  • Q4 30:05

    So with three minutes remaining on the time piece, it's the West Coast who have shown that they're a different unit under Adam Simpson with great signs from their midfield and dynamic forward line..

  • Q4 27:40

    GOAL EAGLESNaitanui sets this up as his punt to the top of the goal-square isn't punched away far enough by Morris and falls to Le Cras who shows the nous to snap around his body from 15m out.

  • Q4 27:37

    GOALEagles (Mark LeCras)

  • Q4 26:25

    GOAL EAGLESThis is turning into an epic last stanza as Minson wins the tap work inside the Eagles 50 but directs it straight to Masten who snaps home comfortably from 15m out to the left..

  • Q4 26:21

    GOALEagles (Chris Masten)

  • Q4 25:00

    GOAL BULLDOGSAnd as has been the pattern in the final term, the 'Dogs find a reply yet again as Dahlhaus displays beautiful vision to spot up Macrae. 30m out to the right presents no dramas. Home.

  • Q4 24:56

    GOALBulldogs (Jack Macrae)

  • Q4 23:05

    GOAL EAGLESGift wrapped present for Darling as with the ball being brought inside by MacKenzie, he's awarded another free kick for a hold. With no angle to speak of 25m out, it's guided home.

  • Q4 23:00

    GOALEagles (Jack Darling)

  • Q4 21:05

    Looks as though Crameri is still struggling after his prior goalscoring antics as he reaches towards the right side of his groin and asks for medical attention. Could be an adductor tear perhaps..??

  • Q4 18:50

    GOAL BULLDOGSNice fight being shown by the Doggies as Dahlhaus works hard to keep the ball in before it's dribbled towards the goal-line for Crameri to pick up and slam home. Good quarter 'Dogs.

  • Q4 18:44

    GOALBulldogs (Stewart Crameri)

  • Q4 16:50

    GOAL BULLDOGSAnd now the 'Dogs show that they can still run out a game as slick movement down their right wing sees Boyd marking in front before he plays on to make it certain..

  • Q4 16:45

    GOALBulldogs (Matthew Boyd)

  • Q4 15:42

    BEHINDEagles (Jamie Cripps)

  • Q4 13:22

    GOALBulldogs (Jack Macrae)

  • Q4 12:11

    GOALEagles (Mark LeCras)

  • Q4 10:23

    GOALEagles (Sharrod Wellingham)

  • Q4 08:36

    GOALBulldogs (Robert Murphy)

  • Q4 07:15

    GOALEagles (Jack Darling)

  • Q4 04:53

    GOALEagles (Josh J. Kennedy)

  • Q4 04:30

    BEHINDEagles (Callum Sinclair)

  • Q4 02:55

    GOALEagles (Jack Darling)

  • Q4 00:38

    GOALBulldogs (Shaun Higgins)

  • Q4 00:00

    Q4 is now underway.

  • Q3 28:11

    The siren has sounded to end Q3.

  • Q3 25:34

    GOALEagles (Luke Shuey)

  • Q3 24:27

    BEHINDBulldogs (Adam Cooney)

  • Q3 22:38

    GOALBulldogs (Shaun Higgins)

  • Q3 20:59

    BEHINDEagles (Mark LeCras)

  • Q3 13:37

    GOALEagles (Josh J. Kennedy)

  • Q3 10:29

    GOALEagles (Luke Shuey)

  • Q3 08:59

    GOALBulldogs (Robert Murphy)

  • Q3 04:31

    GOALEagles (Mark LeCras)

  • Q3 02:16

    BEHINDEagles (Sharrod Wellingham)

  • Q3 01:07

    BEHINDBulldogs (Jake Stringer)

  • Q3 00:00

    Q3 is now underway.

  • Q2 31:26

    The siren has sounded to end Q2.

  • Q2 29:04

    Bulldogs InterchangeShaun Higgins off due to an injury.

  • Q2 25:12

    GOALEagles (Andrew Gaff)

  • Q2 18:27

    BEHINDEagles (Rushed)

  • Q2 17:02

    Eagles InterchangeCallum Sinclair off due to an injury.

  • Q2 16:37

    GOALEagles (Scott Selwood)

  • Q2 13:18

    GOALEagles (Matt Rosa)

  • Q2 11:29

    GOALEagles (Matt Priddis)

  • Q2 09:51

    GOALBulldogs (Lachie Hunter)

  • Q2 05:53

    GOALEagles (Mark LeCras)

  • Q2 02:56

    BEHINDEagles (Scott Selwood)

  • Q2 00:00

    Q2 is now underway.

  • Q1 29:39

    The siren has sounded to end Q1.

  • Q1 27:23

    GOALEagles (Mark LeCras)

  • Q1 18:46

    GOALEagles (Jamie Cripps)

  • Q1 15:22

    GOALEagles (Jamie Cripps)

  • Q1 14:47

    BEHINDEagles (Dean Cox)

  • Q1 13:37

    BEHINDEagles (Dean Cox)

  • Q1 11:07

    BEHINDBulldogs (Lachie Hunter)

  • Q1 09:08

    GOALBulldogs (Stewart Crameri)

  • Q1 03:22

    GOALBulldogs (Lachie Hunter)

  • Q1 00:50

    GOALEagles (Jack Darling)

  • 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 Bulldogs: No Change

  • Q0 00:00

    Ins for Bulldogs: No Change

  • Q0 00:00

    Outs for Eagles: No Change

  • Q0 00:00

    Ins for Eagles: No Change

  • Q0 00:00

    Welcome to Patersons Stadium for the West Coast Eagles v Western Bulldogs Round 1 clash.

Eagles get Simpson era off to a flyer against Bulldogs

Justin Chadwick AAP  March 23, 2014 10:47 PM

Highlights: West Coast v Western Bulldogs The Eagles and Bulldogs clash in round 1
Mark LeCras and Josh Kennedy celebrate an early goal during the Eagles' big win over the Bulldogs

Mark LeCras and Josh Kennedy celebrate an early goal during the Eagles' big win over the Bulldogs

NEW WEST Coast coach Adam Simpson enjoyed a dream debut in the hot seat as his side cruised to a 65-point victory over the Western Bulldogs at Patersons Stadium.

Forward Mark LeCras booted five goals, while Dean Cox starred in the ruck in the 21.8 (134) to 11.3 (69) rout.


Eagles midfielder Sharrod Wellingham faces a nervous wait after he stuck out his leg to trip Bulldogs speedster Jason Johannisen in the third quarter.

But apart from that it was good news for the Eagles, whose firepower around the ground proved too much to handle for a Bulldogs side that had hoped to give the finals a shake this year.

Cox (23 possessions, 26 hit-outs), Andrew Gaff, Matt Rosa, LeCras, Jack Darling (four goals) and Matt Priddis were crucial in the win, while ruckman Nic Naitanui played out a full match in a sign that he's finally overcome his groin injury.

Simpson was pleased with the win but cautioned fans and pundits alike not to get carried away with West Coast's strong start to 2014. 

"We finished 13th last year, so we didn’t have a great year and we want to improve … there will be some hiccups on the way but tonight we were pretty happy," he said.

Bulldogs defender Dale Morris held Josh Kennedy to just two goals, while Shaun Higgins (23 possessions, two goals) overcame a knee to the head from Naitanui to be one of his team's best.

Veteran Robert Murphy kicked two goals, but the classy playmaker was relatively quiet in his 250-game milestone.

The Bulldogs' handball-happy game plan proved to be their undoing, with the Eagles' unrelenting pressure causing a glut of turnovers.

Dogs coach Brendan McCartney said his side simply lost their confidence with the ball in hand as the game went on and the Eagles maintained their fanatical pressure. 

"it's not the easiest thing to switch back on in the middle of a game. And they played it on their terms for most of the night. They were very good," he said. 

Former Bomber Stewart Crameri made a bright start to his time at the Bulldogs, opening his account with a stunning goal on the run from the boundary line early in the match.

But with the Eagles boasting tall timber Kennedy, Jack Darling, Callum Sinclair and a resting ruckman in attack, Crameri spent large chunks of the first half in defence.

West Coast led by just 13 points at quarter time, but it broke the game wide open in the second term with a five-goal blitz.

The Eagles won most of the key statistics in the first half.

The inside-50 count (32-14), contested possessions (89-64), hit-outs (32-16), clearances (27-21) and marks (41-25) all heavily favoured West Coast, and the scoreboard reflected their dominance.

Former Eagles coach John Worsfold was given a standing ovation by the 36,752 crowd during a lap of honour at halftime.

The celebrations continued in the second half as the Eagles cruised to victory in impressive style, with the final inside-50 count reading 60-37.

WEST COAST   4.2   9.4   13.6   21.8 (134)                  
WESTERN BULLDOGS   2.1   3.1   5.3   11.3 (63)          
 
GOALS
West Coast: LeCras 5, Darling 4, Cripps 2, Shuey 2, Kennedy 2, Priddis, Rosa, Selwood, Wellingham, Gaff, Masten
Western Bulldogs: Hunter 2, Crameri 2, Higgins 2, Murphy 2, Macrae 2, Boyd
 
BEST 
West Coast: LeCras, Darling, Rosa, Selwood, Priddis, Wellingham, Mackenzie
Western Bulldogs: Macrae, Boyd, Hunter, Murphy, Dahlhaus
 
INJURIES 
West Coast: Nil
Western Bulldogs: Nil

SUBSTITUTES
West Coast: Dom Sheed replaced Luke Shuey at three-quarter time
Western Bulldogs: Daniel Giansiracusa replaced Tory Dickson during the third quarter
 
Reports: Nil
 
Umpires: Wenn, Findlay, Armstrong
 
Official crowd: 36,752 at the Patersons Stadium

West Coast Eagles

Player K H D M HO FF FA T G B AF
1 Mark LeCras 15 12 27 10 0 0 1 3 5 1 139
2 Matt Rosa 18 16 34 8 0 1 1 2 1 0 122
3 Scott Selwood 15 14 29 6 0 1 2 5 1 1 113
4 Matt Priddis 14 14 28 5 0 1 1 5 1 0 109
5 Dean Cox 12 11 23 5 26 2 1 2 0 2 108
6 Andrew Gaff 12 11 23 8 0 1 0 4 1 0 105
7 Jack Darling 9 7 16 3 0 2 0 5 4 0 96
8 Eric Mackenzie 13 9 22 11 1 0 1 1 0 0 92
9 Elliot Yeo 6 7 13 4 0 0 0 10 0 0 84
10 Sharrod Wellingham 13 10 23 5 0 0 2 1 1 1 79
11 Callum Sinclair 9 3 12 3 12 2 1 4 0 1 70
12 Darren Glass 5 10 15 4 0 1 0 5 0 0 68
13 Chris Masten 9 11 20 1 0 0 1 3 1 0 67
14 Shannon Hurn 14 6 20 3 0 0 0 1 0 0 67
15 Jamie Cripps 12 1 13 5 0 0 0 0 2 1 66
16 Luke Shuey 6 8 14 0 0 2 0 3 2 0 60
17 Xavier Ellis 10 5 15 2 2 0 0 2 0 0 56
18 Nic Naitanui 4 4 8 4 12 2 1 2 0 0 51
19 Josh Kennedy 3 3 6 2 0 0 3 6 2 0 48
20 Jamie Bennell 5 11 16 1 0 0 1 2 0 0 45
21 Mitchell Brown 3 5 8 0 0 0 0 3 0 0 31
22 Dom Sheed 1 2 3 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 11

Western Bulldogs

Player K H D M HO FF FA T G B AF
1 Jack Macrae 15 16 31 7 0 0 0 3 2 0 122
2 Matthew Boyd 12 19 31 6 0 0 0 5 1 0 118
3 Luke Dahlhaus 15 11 26 4 0 1 0 7 0 0 108
4 Lachie Hunter 13 11 24 5 0 1 1 4 2 1 103
5 Adam Cooney 15 11 26 5 0 1 0 3 0 1 96
6 Robert Murphy 13 6 19 6 0 0 1 4 2 0 94
7 Koby Stevens 8 16 24 4 0 0 0 5 0 0 88
8 Tom Liberatore 11 16 27 2 0 1 0 3 0 0 84
9 Stewart Crameri 9 6 15 5 0 0 1 5 2 0 83
10 Liam Picken 10 14 24 2 0 1 1 5 0 0 82
11 Shaun Higgins 13 10 23 3 0 1 1 0 2 0 78
12 Brett Goodes 9 5 14 5 0 1 0 2 0 0 61
13 Mitch Wallis 3 17 20 2 0 1 1 3 0 0 59
14 Will Minson 5 3 8 0 27 0 2 3 0 0 54
15 Daniel Giansiracusa 7 4 11 5 0 0 0 1 0 0 48
16 Jordan Roughead 6 7 13 5 0 0 2 1 0 0 45
17 Easton Wood 8 6 14 3 0 1 1 0 0 0 43
18 Jason Johannisen 8 3 11 3 0 2 2 2 0 0 43
19 Jake Stringer 4 5 9 2 0 0 1 3 0 1 38
20 Tory Dickson 3 8 11 0 0 1 0 2 0 0 34
21 Tom Campbell 2 5 7 0 4 1 1 3 0 0 30
22 Dale Morris 2 5 7 2 0 2 0 1 0 0 28

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 Mark LeCras 2 15 12 27 11 16 77 4 10 1 5 0 2 0 2 0 0 1 3 1 0 2 5 1 2 83 89 139
2 Matt Rosa 24 18 16 34 10 24 73 1 8 0 0 0 5 1 4 0 1 1 2 0 3 4 1 0 1 100 90 122
3 Scott Selwood 10 15 14 29 6 24 72 4 6 0 0 0 2 1 1 6 1 2 5 1 0 4 1 1 2 50 89 113
4 Matt Priddis 11 14 14 28 13 17 60 3 5 0 0 0 4 1 3 0 1 1 5 2 0 4 1 0 1 100 85 109
5 Dean Cox 20 12 11 23 9 12 73 2 5 2 0 26 3 1 2 0 2 1 2 2 0 4 0 2 2 0 87 108
6 Andrew Gaff 3 12 11 23 6 17 91 1 8 1 1 0 2 0 2 1 1 0 4 0 3 3 1 0 0 50 90 105
7 Jack Darling 27 9 7 16 9 4 62 0 3 2 2 0 1 0 1 0 2 0 5 3 0 3 4 0 0 100 87 96
8 Eric Mackenzie 16 13 9 22 7 14 81 2 11 2 0 1 0 0 0 3 0 1 1 2 5 4 0 0 1 0 93 92
9 Elliot Yeo 6 6 7 13 3 10 76 0 4 0 0 0 1 1 0 1 0 0 10 5 5 1 0 0 0 0 82 84
10 Sharrod Wellingham 12 13 10 23 12 12 65 3 5 1 1 0 4 1 3 1 0 2 1 2 0 3 1 1 1 50 86 79
11 Callum Sinclair 22 9 3 12 5 5 50 2 3 0 0 12 2 2 0 0 2 1 4 2 0 5 0 1 2 0 81 70
12 Darren Glass 23 5 10 15 8 9 80 0 4 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 5 2 1 2 0 0 0 0 92 68
13 Chris Masten 7 9 11 20 11 9 60 4 1 0 0 0 4 0 4 0 0 1 3 0 0 2 1 0 0 33 85 67
14 Shannon Hurn 25 14 6 20 8 13 75 1 3 1 0 0 2 1 1 2 0 0 1 2 2 2 0 0 1 0 86 67
15 Jamie Cripps 15 12 1 13 5 8 53 2 5 0 1 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 2 1 0 50 78 66
16 Luke Shuey 13 6 8 14 8 5 78 0 0 0 0 0 4 3 1 0 2 0 3 2 1 4 2 0 0 100 59 60
17 Xavier Ellis 18 10 5 15 3 12 86 1 2 0 0 2 1 0 1 4 0 0 2 4 0 3 0 0 0 0 79 56
18 Nic Naitanui 9 4 4 8 6 2 87 3 4 3 1 12 2 2 0 0 2 1 2 1 0 2 0 0 1 0 70 51
19 Josh Kennedy 17 3 3 6 7 0 83 4 2 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 6 2 0 1 2 0 0 100 89 48
20 Jamie Bennell 44 5 11 16 7 11 75 2 1 0 0 0 1 0 1 3 0 1 2 3 2 1 0 0 0 0 90 45
21 Mitchell Brown 1 3 5 8 3 5 87 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 3 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 88 31
22 Dom Sheed 4 1 2 3 3 0 33 2 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 1 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 26 11

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 Jack Macrae 11 15 16 31 8 22 80 1 7 1 1 0 3 0 3 2 0 0 3 0 0 3 2 0 0 100 82 122
2 Matthew Boyd 5 12 19 31 13 18 67 2 6 0 1 0 5 2 3 3 0 0 5 2 0 3 1 0 0 100 88 118
3 Luke Dahlhaus 6 15 11 26 9 15 65 3 4 0 1 0 6 2 4 5 1 0 7 2 0 0 0 0 2 0 81 108
4 Lachie Hunter 26 13 11 24 6 17 75 3 5 0 2 0 1 0 1 1 1 1 4 0 0 4 2 1 2 50 77 103
5 Adam Cooney 17 15 11 26 6 19 57 3 5 0 0 0 2 1 1 1 1 0 3 0 0 7 0 1 0 0 84 96
6 Robert Murphy 2 13 6 19 4 13 100 1 6 0 1 0 1 1 0 3 0 1 4 8 3 2 2 0 0 100 89 94
7 Koby Stevens 25 8 16 24 6 18 79 1 4 0 0 0 1 1 0 2 0 0 5 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 81 88
8 Tom Liberatore 21 11 16 27 13 15 59 4 2 0 0 0 6 3 3 1 1 0 3 3 0 3 0 0 0 0 86 84
9 Stewart Crameri 8 9 6 15 7 8 60 4 5 1 1 0 1 0 1 0 0 1 5 0 2 4 2 0 1 100 90 83
10 Liam Picken 42 10 14 24 5 15 91 1 2 0 0 0 1 1 0 3 1 1 5 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 87 82
11 Shaun Higgins 7 13 10 23 5 16 65 3 3 1 0 0 0 0 0 4 1 1 0 2 0 1 2 0 0 100 85 78
12 Brett Goodes 44 9 5 14 3 10 71 2 5 0 0 0 1 0 1 2 1 0 2 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 85 61
13 Mitch Wallis 3 3 17 20 7 14 75 2 2 0 0 0 4 1 3 1 1 1 3 0 1 2 0 0 1 0 83 59
14 Will Minson 27 5 3 8 8 2 50 5 0 0 0 27 5 3 2 1 0 2 3 4 0 1 0 0 0 0 87 54
15 Daniel Giansiracusa 13 7 4 11 1 10 100 1 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 3 3 0 0 1 0 38 48
16 Jordan Roughead 23 6 7 13 3 9 100 2 5 0 0 0 1 0 1 4 0 2 1 6 0 1 0 0 0 0 94 45
17 Easton Wood 10 8 6 14 2 12 78 1 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 1 0 3 3 1 0 0 0 0 90 43
18 Jason Johannisen 39 8 3 11 3 8 81 3 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 2 2 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 78 43
19 Jake Stringer 9 4 5 9 7 2 77 2 2 2 1 0 1 0 1 1 0 1 3 2 2 1 0 1 1 0 85 38
20 Tory Dickson 29 3 8 11 3 8 63 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 1 0 2 1 0 1 0 0 1 0 54 34
21 Tom Campbell 45 2 5 7 5 2 71 2 0 0 0 4 2 1 1 0 1 1 3 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 82 30
22 Dale Morris 38 2 5 7 1 7 85 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 2 0 1 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 94 28

Team Lineups

West Coast Eagles

B

  • Jamie Bennell,
  • Darren Glass,
  • Mitchell Brown

HB

  • Shannon Hurn,
  • Eric Mackenzie,
  • Elliot Yeo

C

  • Matt Rosa,
  • Matt Priddis,
  • Andrew Gaff

HF

  • Sharrod Wellingham,
  • Josh J. Kennedy,
  • Chris Masten

F

  • Mark LeCras,
  • Jack Darling,
  • Nic Naitanui

Fol

  • Dean Cox,
  • Scott Selwood,
  • Luke Shuey

I/C

  • Jamie Cripps,
  • Xavier Ellis,
  • Callum Sinclair

Sub

  • Dom Sheed

No Late Change

In

  • No Change

New

  • Jamie Bennell,
  • Elliot Yeo,
  • Xavier Ellis,
  • Dom Sheed

Milestones:

  • Eric Mackenzie  - Played 100th game

Western Bulldogs

B

  • Liam Picken,
  • Jordan Roughead,
  • Easton Wood

HB

  • Jason Johannisen,
  • Dale Morris,
  • Robert Murphy

C

  • Mitch Wallis,
  • Adam Cooney,
  • Koby Stevens

HF

  • Luke Dahlhaus,
  • Stewart Crameri,
  • Tory Dickson

F

  • Lachie Hunter,
  • Jake Stringer,
  • Tom Campbell

Fol

  • Will Minson,
  • Matthew Boyd,
  • Tom Liberatore

I/C

  • Shaun Higgins,
  • Jack Macrae,
  • Brett Goodes

Sub

  • Daniel Giansiracusa

No Late Change

In

  • No Change

New

  • Stewart Crameri

Milestones:

  • Robert Murphy  - Played 250th game

Last updated: 10:29pm Sunday, March 23, 2014