W.Bulldogs v West Coast
Round 19, 2005
McDougall fights for possession. Photo:
Sat, 6 August 2005 (2:10 PM EST)
Lost by 43
WBD 21.14.140 - 14.13.97 WCE
3 L.Gilbee (WBD)
2 N.Eagleton (WBD)
1 C.Grant (WBD)

West Coast's patchy form continued with a poor loss away to the Bulldogs, who burst out of the blocks with a seven-goal first quarter, three of them coming from veteran Chris Grant who finished with six majors for the game. After trailing by 43 points at half time West Coast fought back into the contest in the third quarter, but in a sign that it was not their day Daniel Chick was denied a certain goal by the three-quarter time siren that would have cut the margin to under six goals. Chris Judd did his best to lift his side with 26 possessions and two goals.


1/4 time 1/2 time 3/4 time Final
Western Bulldogs 7.3.45 13.9.87 17.11.113 21.14.140
West Coast 2.4.16 6.8.44 10.12.72 14.13.97

Goals: Hunter, Judd, Sampi 2, Cousins, Fletcher, Lynch, Matera, McDougall, Nicoski, Selwood, Staker

Best: Judd, Fletcher, Cox, Braun, Wirrpanda

Injuries: Matera (groin)

Reports: Chick for rough conduct against C.Grant

Milestones: Kerr 100th game, Morton AFL debut

Named sidesEdit

West Coast W.Bulldogs
B: Wirrpanda Glass Nicoski B: McMahon Lake Griffen
HB: Chick Hunter Banfield HB: Gilbee Grant Hargrave
C: Stenglein Cousins Braun C: Boyd West Eagleton
HF: Sampi Staker Kerr HF: Smith Skipper Giansiracusa
F: Matera Lynch Seaby F: Hahn Johnson Robbins
R: Cox Judd Fletcher R: Minson Cross Cooney
I: B.Jones McDougall Morton I: Morris Street Murphy
Selwood Ray
E: Rosa R.Jones Graham E: Birss

In: Morton

Out: Rosa

Late change: (WCE) Rosa for Stenglein (foot); (WBD) Birss for Ray

New: Mitch Morton (Claremont/Lake Grace JFC)

From the papersEdit

The West AustralianEdit

"By not being tough enough at the Dogs' runners as they burst through the middle, the Eagles allowed them to feed their prime target, Grant, or the plethora of players charging forward to give an option.

Grant's three first-quarter goals gave the home side the perfect start.

While West Coast blew their early chances, kicking 1.4 with their first five shots at goal, Grant kicked 3.0 for the quarter on his way to 6.0 for the game.

It left the Eagles 29 points down at quarter time and that deficit meant from then on, the game was played on the Bulldogs terms."

Players in the WAFLEdit

Round 20 (5-6 August)

South Fremantle (Gaspar, Graham) vs East Fremantle (Green)

Claremont (R.Jones, Wilkes) vs Swan Districts. M.Embley played reserves

Subiaco (Wooden) vs Perth (Butler)

West Perth (LeCras, Sharp) vs East Perth (Humm, Beeck)

Bye: Peel

Injury listEdit

In the lead-up to the round the following players were listed as injured:

Player Injury Expected duration
Smith Knee Season
Embley Foot 3 weeks
Waters Groin 3 weeks (On LTI list, replaced by Edwards)
Adkins Suspension 2 weeks
McConnell Glandular fever 2 weeks
Edwards Knee 1 week
Hansen Thigh Test
Humm Ankle Test


David Reed, The West Autralian (8 August 2005, p. GAM5), "MCG a raw nerve for shaky Eagles"