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  • West Coast Eagles v St Kilda
  • Round 3 - 16:40 AWST, Apr 05, 2014
  • Domain Stadium
  • 26° Sunny. Warm.
9th
18th
  • Goals 12
  • Behinds 11
  • Total 83

Full time

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  • Goals 8
  • Behinds 10
  • Total 58

Highlights: West Coast v St Kilda

The Eagles and Saints clash in round 3

Match Videos

West Coast Eagles

  • Q1
    3.2
    (20)
  • Q2
    5.4
    (34)
  • Q3
    8.8
    (56)
  • Q4
    12.11
    (83)
  • Q1
    1.5
    (11)
  • Q2
    6.6
    (42)
  • Q3
    7.8
    (50)
  • Q4
    8.10
    (58)

St Kilda

Stats

  • 328
  • 195
  • 133
  • 19
  • 36
  • 9
  • 27
  • 44
  • 13
  • 137
  • 67
  • 60
  • 108
  • Disposals
  • Kicks
  • Handballs
  • Free Kicks
  • Clearances
  • Centre
  • Stoppages
  • Inside 50
  • Marks in 50
  • Contested Possessions
  • Tackles
  • Hit-Outs
  • Interchanges
  • 345
  • 179
  • 166
  • 17
  • 43
  • 10
  • 33
  • 38
  • 8
  • 147
  • 78
  • 29
  • 99

Match  Feed

  • Q4 30:40

    Full Time and West Coast remain undefeated in Season 2014 as they've overcome a fighting effort from St Kilda before pulling away in the final term to take a somewhat comfortable 25 point victory..

  • Q4 30:37

    The siren has sounded to end Q4.

  • Q4 29:05

    This one looks sewn up as Darling takes a courageous mark on centre wing and bombs straight up the line where Naitanui's bowled over; no free kick as the ball comes back and finds the line..

  • Q4 27:05

    BEHIND EAGLESHe may have started the match on fire but his precision has well and truly gone as Shuey has a shot to push the lead to 30 but sprays it from 35 metres out to the right. Fatigue..?

  • Q4 26:49

    BEHINDEagles (Luke Shuey)

  • Q4 25:05

    BEHIND EAGLESWest Coast are flying home as a shanked bomb inside 50 finds Darling who rids himself of his opponent before chipping it into the post from eight metres out. Eagles up by 24.

  • Q4 24:50

    BEHINDEagles (Jack Darling)

  • Q4 23:19

    BEHINDEagles (Josh J. Kennedy)

  • Q4 23:15

    BEHIND EAGLESKennedy's denied his third as the Eagles chip the ball around to perfection to pull the Saints out of position before Kennedy marks overhead 40m out. His shot, is hooked to the right.

  • Q4 20:40

    GOALEagles (Dean Cox)

  • Q4 16:39

    GOALSaints (Luke Dunstan)

  • Q4 13:48

    BEHINDSaints (Jack Newnes)

  • Q4 12:22

    GOALEagles (Josh J. Kennedy)

  • Q4 10:27

    GOALEagles (Jamie Cripps)

  • Q4 04:34

    BEHINDSaints (David Armitage)

  • Q4 02:09

    GOALEagles (Xavier Ellis)

  • Q4 00:00

    Q4 is now underway.

  • Q3 28:35

    The siren has sounded to end Q3.

  • Q3 25:29

    GOALEagles (Jamie Cripps)

  • Q3 19:02

    BEHINDEagles (Brant Colledge)

  • Q3 17:59

    GOALEagles (Mitchell Brown)

  • Q3 15:15

    GOALEagles (Matthew Priddis)

  • Q3 14:26

    BEHINDSaints (Eli Templeton)

  • Q3 09:58

    BEHINDEagles (Josh J. Kennedy)

  • Q3 07:28

    BEHINDSaints (Josh Saunders)

  • Q3 06:13

    GOALSaints (Eli Templeton)

  • Q3 03:07

    BEHINDEagles (Jack Darling)

  • Q3 00:24

    BEHINDEagles (Jack Darling)

  • Q3 00:00

    Q3 is now underway.

  • Q2 31:23

    The siren has sounded to end Q2.

  • Q2 27:11

    GOALSaints (Leigh Montagna)

  • Q2 25:12

    GOALSaints (Luke Dunstan)

  • Q2 23:06

    GOALEagles (Jack Darling)

  • Q2 22:14

    BEHINDEagles (Jack Darling)

  • Q2 20:18

    GOALSaints (Leigh Montagna)

  • Q2 13:22

    GOALSaints (Nick Riewoldt)

  • Q2 11:22

    GOALSaints (Nick Riewoldt)

  • Q2 08:10

    BEHINDSaints (Nick Riewoldt)

  • Q2 04:59

    GOALEagles (Xavier Ellis)

  • Q2 03:30

    BEHINDEagles (Josh J. Kennedy)

  • Q2 00:00

    Q2 is now underway.

  • Q1 31:23

    The siren has sounded to end Q1.

  • Q1 28:55

    Saints InterchangeLeigh Montagna off due to an injury.

  • Q1 28:48

    GOALEagles (Callum Sinclair)

  • Q1 25:30

    GOALEagles (Josh J. Kennedy)

  • Q1 20:38

    BEHINDSaints (Nick Riewoldt)

  • Q1 17:18

    BEHINDSaints (Tom Curren)

  • Q1 13:10

    BEHINDSaints (Clinton Jones)

  • Q1 10:31

    GOALSaints (Beau Maister)

  • Q1 09:17

    BEHINDSaints (Beau Maister)

  • Q1 07:34

    BEHINDEagles (Nic Naitanui)

  • Q1 05:59

    BEHINDSaints (Clinton Jones)

  • Q1 05:17

    Saints InterchangeSam Gilbert off due to an injury.

  • Q1 05:16

    BEHINDEagles (Luke Shuey)

  • Q1 00:57

    GOALEagles (Luke Shuey)

  • 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 Saints: D.Roberton (Omitted)

  • Q0 00:00

    Ins for Saints: J.Webster

  • Q0 00:00

    Outs for Eagles: S.Wellingham (Omitted), S.Hurn (Omitted)

  • Q0 00:00

    Ins for Eagles: W.Schofield, B.Colledge

  • Q0 00:00

    Welcome to Patersons Stadium for the West Coast Eagles v St Kilda Round 3 clash.

Bittersweet win for Eagles as LeCras goes down

Alex Malcolm  April 5, 2014 10:15 PM

Highlights: West Coast v St Kilda The Eagles and Saints clash in round 3
Mitch Brown celebrates a late goal against St Kilda

Mitch Brown celebrates a late goal against St Kilda

WEST Coast has continued its undefeated start to the season with a 25-point win over a defiant St Kilda at Patersons Stadium on Saturday night. 

However the win came at a cost with the Eagles losing star forward Mark LeCras to a right arm injury in the 12.11 (83) to 8.10 (58) win.

LeCras has been sent for X-rays on the arm, the same one he injured in round one last year. 

"It doesn't look great," Eagles coach Adam Simpson said.
 
"He'll miss weeks."


It's a big blow to West Coast who is already missing its two half-back flankers in Shannon Hurn (knee, six weeks) and Beau Waters (shoulder, season). 

Sharrod Wellingham (soreness) was a late withdrawal before the match. 

But the Eagles covered the absences well despite a scare from a gutsy St Kilda outfit that led by 13 points midway through the third term. 

West Coast was forced to claw its way back, kicking seven of the last eight goals in a night ruckman Dean Cox equalled Glen Jakovich's club games record of 276.
 
Cox kicked the last goal of the match but not before St Kilda made his side earn the win. 
 
The Saints midfield, led by Leigh Montagna, Luke Dunstan, and Farren Ray, dominated the clearances and the contested possession count but let themselves down with their conversion in front of goal. 

"All credit to St Kilda," Simpson said. "They did come over with a hunt mentality.
 
"We're quite proud of the boys to guts it out.
 
"We were in a bit of strife there. We had personnel who were down but also the way we were playing wasn't the way we've been playing the last few weeks."

 
St Kilda coach Alan Richardson was pleased with the Saints effort but felt turnovers cost them dearly.
 
"We thought we were really strong in terms of effort and contest - putting the Eagles under pressure," Richardson said.
 
"The Eagles scored 8.8 on the back of turning our footy over.
 
"We were well and truly solid defensively but didn't maximise when we turned the footy over."
 
The Eagles made a fast start with Luke Shuey kicking the first goal within a minute of the opening bounce.
 
The Saints then silenced the home crowd with a dominant 15-minute period. 

The visitors controlled the clearances and out-pointed the Eagles around the contest but could not convert their chances in front of goal. They kicked just 1.5 for the term and two late goals to the Eagles' tall timber of Josh Kennedy and Callum Sinclair saw the home side lead by nine points at quarter-time.
 
The Saints were also hobbled by an injury to defender Sam Gilbert, who was forced to don both the red vest and a protective boot after injuring his left foot. LeCras' exit from the game followed just minutes later. 
 
Xavier Ellis kicked the first goal of the second quarter as the Eagles threatened to dash clear but the Saints dug in and their skipper Nick Riewoldt took control. He imposed himself on the contest with typical gut-busting running. Riewoldt kicked consecutive goals from marks before Montagna added two more to give the Saints an eight-point lead at half-time.
 
The third term was an arm-wrestle but again the Saints had their opportunities. Eli Templeton converted a tight set-shot but missed an easier chance on the run that would have extended the lead to 18.
 
The Eagles seized on the let-off kicking three consecutive goals to lead by six points at the final change.
 
The home side ran away with it in the end kicking four goals to one in the final term, with Cox ending his milestone match on a high with the final goal. 

Cox had 34 hit-outs, 15 possessions and a goal in another standout performance, while Matt Priddis ( 28 touches, one goal) and Jack Darling (17 possessions, six tackles) were also impressive. 




Dean Cox celebrates the final goal of the contest in his record-equalling game. Picture: AFL Media

WEST COAST    3.2    5.4    8.8   12.11  (83)                  
ST KILDA            1.5     6.6   7.8    8.10    (58)          
 
GOALS
West Coast: Ellis 2, Cripps 2, Kennedy 2, Darling, Shuey, Sinclair, Cox, Priddis, Brown
St Kilda: Riewoldt 2, Montagna 2, Dunstan 2, Maister, Templeton
 
BEST 
West Coast: Priddis, Darling, Cox, Gaff, Ellis, Glass, Sheppard, Bennell
St Kilda: Montagna, Riewoldt, Dunstan, Hayes, Ray, Armitage
 
INJURIES 
West Coast: Wellingham (groin) replaced in selected side by Schofield, LeCras (arm)
St Kilda: Gilbert (foot)
 
SUBSTITUTES
West Coast: Mark LeCras (arm) replaced by Will Schofield in first quarter
St Kilda: Sam Gilbert (foot) by Shane Savage in the first quarter
 
Reports: Nil
 
Umpires: Mitchell, Dalgleish, Mollison.
 
Official crowd: 36,448 at Patersons Stadium

West Coast Eagles

Player K H D M HO FF FA T G B AF
1 Dean Cox 10 5 15 6 34 1 1 4 1 0 112
2 Matt Priddis 14 14 28 2 0 3 1 5 1 0 102
3 Jack Darling 15 2 17 6 0 1 0 6 1 4 102
4 Andrew Gaff 14 11 25 10 0 0 1 2 0 0 99
5 Scott Selwood 10 13 23 2 0 2 1 9 0 0 97
6 Luke Shuey 11 9 20 3 1 3 1 4 1 2 85
7 Brad Sheppard 16 5 21 6 0 1 0 0 0 0 77
8 Matt Rosa 10 10 20 4 0 2 1 4 0 0 77
9 Xavier Ellis 10 5 15 4 0 0 0 3 2 0 76
10 Chris Masten 9 5 14 6 0 0 1 5 0 0 72
11 Josh Kennedy 8 0 8 8 0 0 1 3 2 3 72
12 Darren Glass 9 11 20 7 0 0 1 1 0 0 71
13 Jamie Cripps 6 5 11 2 0 0 1 5 2 0 63
14 Elliot Yeo 8 5 13 5 0 0 2 4 0 0 59
15 Nic Naitanui 5 5 10 0 13 4 0 3 0 1 55
16 Jamie Bennell 7 7 14 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 50
17 Mitchell Brown 5 5 10 2 0 0 0 3 1 0 49
18 Will Schofield 8 2 10 6 0 0 0 0 0 0 46
19 Eric Mackenzie 9 4 13 5 0 1 2 0 0 0 45
20 Callum Sinclair 5 5 10 1 12 1 2 0 1 0 41
21 Brant Colledge 4 4 8 1 0 0 1 4 0 1 37
22 Mark LeCras 2 1 3 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 16

St Kilda

Player K H D M HO FF FA T G B AF
1 Luke Dunstan 9 20 29 4 0 2 0 5 2 0 113
2 Leigh Montagna 21 6 27 2 0 1 2 4 2 0 104
3 Farren Ray 17 9 26 4 0 1 0 3 0 0 94
4 Jack Newnes 12 9 21 5 0 1 0 5 0 1 91
5 Nick Riewoldt 10 4 14 8 0 0 0 2 2 2 84
6 Clinton Jones 6 14 20 2 0 0 2 9 0 2 84
7 Lenny Hayes 8 14 22 0 2 1 0 6 0 0 79
8 David Armitage 6 11 17 0 0 1 0 8 0 1 74
9 Rhys Stanley 5 9 14 7 12 0 0 2 0 0 74
10 Nathan Wright 9 4 13 4 0 1 0 6 0 0 72
11 Jarryn Geary 7 9 16 3 0 1 0 4 0 0 65
12 Shane Savage 13 5 18 3 0 1 0 1 0 0 63
13 James Gwilt 6 8 14 3 0 0 0 5 0 0 63
14 Sean Dempster 6 7 13 8 2 0 2 2 0 0 60
15 Eli Templeton 8 5 13 4 0 1 1 1 1 1 55
16 Luke Delaney 6 4 10 6 0 1 1 3 0 0 54
17 Beau Maister 5 8 13 3 0 2 1 1 1 1 50
18 Jimmy Webster 10 4 14 2 0 0 2 2 0 0 46
19 Josh Saunders 5 5 10 0 0 1 2 5 0 1 41
20 Tom Curren 8 4 12 0 0 0 2 3 0 1 39
21 Tom Hickey 2 7 9 3 13 2 3 1 0 0 39
22 Sam Gilbert 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

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 Dean Cox 20 10 5 15 7 10 60 3 6 2 2 34 1 0 1 4 1 1 4 2 0 3 1 0 0 33 86 112
2 Matt Priddis 11 14 14 28 15 13 57 5 2 0 0 0 5 2 3 1 3 1 5 3 0 2 1 0 1 100 90 102
3 Jack Darling 27 15 2 17 7 8 52 1 6 2 2 0 1 0 1 0 1 0 6 2 3 1 1 4 1 20 88 102
4 Andrew Gaff 3 14 11 25 4 20 92 2 10 0 0 0 1 0 1 2 0 1 2 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 89 99
5 Scott Selwood 10 10 13 23 11 10 69 4 2 0 0 0 5 2 3 1 2 1 9 2 1 2 0 0 2 0 86 97
6 Luke Shuey 13 11 9 20 17 4 65 2 3 1 1 1 9 2 7 0 3 1 4 2 1 6 1 2 2 33 84 85
7 Brad Sheppard 5 16 5 21 9 15 61 2 6 0 0 0 3 1 2 3 1 0 0 2 1 2 0 0 0 0 77 77
8 Matt Rosa 24 10 10 20 6 14 70 2 4 0 0 0 1 0 1 2 2 1 4 1 0 3 0 0 0 0 91 77
9 Xavier Ellis 18 10 5 15 3 13 80 0 4 0 1 0 1 1 0 1 0 0 3 1 0 2 2 0 0 100 76 76
10 Chris Masten 7 9 5 14 5 10 64 2 6 0 0 0 2 0 2 1 0 1 5 2 0 1 0 0 1 0 81 72
11 Josh Kennedy 17 8 0 8 1 7 50 1 8 1 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 3 0 0 2 2 3 0 40 91 72
12 Darren Glass 23 9 11 20 7 13 75 1 7 1 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 1 1 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 98 71
13 Jamie Cripps 15 6 5 11 4 6 45 1 2 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 5 1 1 1 2 0 1 100 87 63
14 Elliot Yeo 6 8 5 13 6 7 76 4 5 0 0 0 2 0 2 1 0 2 4 5 2 3 0 0 0 0 83 59
15 Nic Naitanui 9 5 5 10 6 1 50 0 0 0 0 13 2 1 1 0 4 0 3 4 0 3 0 1 1 0 75 55
16 Jamie Bennell 44 7 7 14 6 7 92 1 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 2 1 1 0 0 0 0 90 50
17 Mitchell Brown 1 5 5 10 3 6 70 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 3 3 0 0 1 0 0 100 89 49
18 Will Schofield 31 8 2 10 1 8 70 1 6 1 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 1 0 3 0 0 1 0 42 46
19 Eric Mackenzie 16 9 4 13 6 9 69 4 5 0 0 0 1 0 1 2 1 2 0 8 2 2 0 0 0 0 100 45
20 Callum Sinclair 22 5 5 10 6 4 40 5 1 1 1 12 0 0 0 1 1 2 0 1 0 1 1 0 0 100 81 41
21 Brant Colledge 21 4 4 8 5 3 62 2 1 1 0 0 2 0 2 1 0 1 4 2 0 3 0 1 0 0 92 37
22 Mark LeCras 2 2 1 3 2 1 66 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 2 2 0 0 0 0 11 16

St Kilda

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 Luke Dunstan 36 9 20 29 15 14 82 0 4 0 0 0 7 2 5 1 2 0 5 0 0 2 2 0 0 100 72 113
2 Leigh Montagna 11 21 6 27 12 13 55 9 2 0 1 0 10 2 8 5 1 2 4 1 0 6 2 0 0 100 85 104
3 Farren Ray 22 17 9 26 14 12 61 3 4 2 1 0 4 1 3 2 1 0 3 0 3 3 0 0 0 0 90 94
4 Jack Newnes 16 12 9 21 6 15 57 3 5 0 0 0 1 0 1 4 1 0 5 1 0 3 0 1 0 0 84 91
5 Nick Riewoldt 12 10 4 14 5 8 50 0 8 2 4 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 2 1 0 2 2 2 0 50 96 84
6 Clinton Jones 4 6 14 20 9 11 55 5 2 0 1 0 2 1 1 1 0 2 9 2 1 0 0 2 1 0 91 84
7 Lenny Hayes 7 8 14 22 10 12 50 4 0 0 0 2 5 1 4 0 1 0 6 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 74 79
8 David Armitage 20 6 11 17 8 9 58 1 0 0 0 0 5 2 3 2 1 0 8 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 69 74
9 Rhys Stanley 28 5 9 14 8 6 71 2 7 1 1 12 1 0 1 1 0 0 2 1 0 3 0 0 1 0 84 74
10 Nathan Wright 34 9 4 13 4 9 76 2 4 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 6 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 87 72
11 Jarryn Geary 14 7 9 16 6 10 75 1 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 4 5 0 2 0 0 0 0 104 65
12 Shane Savage 5 13 5 18 5 12 66 3 3 0 0 0 1 1 0 2 1 0 1 1 0 3 0 0 0 0 68 63
13 James Gwilt 33 6 8 14 4 11 100 0 3 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 5 3 0 2 0 0 1 0 97 63
14 Sean Dempster 24 6 7 13 3 12 61 3 8 0 0 2 0 0 0 1 0 2 2 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 87 60
15 Eli Templeton 43 8 5 13 3 10 76 2 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 1 1 0 0 4 1 1 2 50 93 55
16 Luke Delaney 21 6 4 10 2 9 80 2 6 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 1 1 3 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 99 54
17 Beau Maister 37 5 8 13 7 6 76 2 3 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 1 1 1 0 0 1 1 0 50 87 50
18 Jimmy Webster 29 10 4 14 7 8 71 3 2 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 2 2 7 0 2 0 0 1 0 67 46
19 Josh Saunders 35 5 5 10 4 5 70 2 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 1 2 5 1 1 1 0 1 0 0 84 41
20 Tom Curren 26 8 4 12 7 5 50 2 0 0 0 0 4 0 4 0 0 2 3 2 0 0 0 1 0 0 93 39
21 Tom Hickey 1 2 7 9 8 2 77 4 3 1 0 13 1 0 1 2 2 3 1 1 0 3 0 0 0 0 82 39
22 Sam Gilbert 19 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 0

Team Lineups

West Coast Eagles

B

  • Jamie Bennell,
  • Darren Glass,
  • Mitchell Brown

HB

  • Matt Rosa,
  • Eric Mackenzie,
  • Elliot Yeo

C

  • Chris Masten,
  • Matt Priddis,
  • Andrew Gaff

HF

  • Brant Colledge,
  • Josh J. Kennedy,
  • Xavier Ellis

F

  • Mark LeCras,
  • Jack Darling,
  • Nic Naitanui

Fol

  • Dean Cox,
  • Scott Selwood,
  • Luke Shuey

I/C

  • Callum Sinclair,
  • Brad Sheppard,
  • Jamie Cripps

Sub

  • Will Schofield

No Late Change

In

  • Brant Colledge,
  • Will Schofield

Out

  • Shannon Hurn (Knee),
  • Sharrod Wellingham (Omitted)

New

  • Brant Colledge

Milestones:

  • Chris Masten  - Played 100th game

St Kilda

B

  • Sean Dempster,
  • James Gwilt,
  • Sam Gilbert

HB

  • Nathan Wright,
  • Luke Delaney,
  • Jimmy Webster

C

  • Jarryn Geary,
  • Lenny Hayes,
  • Farren Ray

HF

  • Clinton Jones,
  • Nick Riewoldt,
  • Leigh Montagna

F

  • Eli Templeton,
  • Beau Maister,
  • Rhys Stanley

Fol

  • Tom Hickey,
  • David Armitage,
  • Tom Curren

I/C

  • Josh Saunders,
  • Jack Newnes,
  • Luke Dunstan

Sub

  • Shane Savage

No Late Change

In

  • Jimmy Webster

Out

  • Dylan Roberton (Omitted)

Last updated: 10:57pm Saturday, April 5, 2014