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    West Coast Eagles vs. GWS Giants

    Optus Stadium
    AFL Home and Away July 8, 2018
    West Coast Eagles 86, GWS Giants 75
    West Coast Eagles GWS Giants
     G B Pts G B Pts
    Q1128   2214
    Q26339   3826
    Q310363   71254
    Q413886   101575

    Match result:

    The West Coast Eagles have kept their top four hopes well and truly alive with close win over the GWS Giants at Optus Stadium.

    Final score
    West Coast Eagles 13.8.86
    GWS Giants 10.15.75

    Match preview:

    The West Coast Eagles will host the GWS Giants at Optus Stadium on Sunday, a win for the Eagles will keep them in the top four, but the Giants need a win to stay in the top eight. Join The Roar for live scores and a blog of the match from 4:40pm AEST.

    The Eagles suffered their third consecutive loss last Saturday to the Adelaide Crows, run over in a last quarter blitz where the Crows scored five unanswered goals to start the final term.

    Jeremy McGovern started the afternoon in the forward line, with coach Adam Simpson looking for forward presence without tall’s Jack Darling and Josh Kennedy.

    However, in the rush of the Crows finish McGovern was pushed back into defence and West Coast’s scoring woes continued.

    GWS held on for a win over Hawthorn last Saturday night and jumped into the top eight.

    Without Jeremy Cameron due to suspension, Rory Lobb came in and had immediate impact, while their elite midfield dominated the Hawks around the ground.

    Both teams will bring in a debutant for this clash; West Coast blooding first-year key defender Oscar Allen and GWS bringing in small forward Brent Daniels.

    Forwards Daniel Venables and Nathan Vardy join the 2017 number 21 draft pick, Oscar Allen, in West Coast’s side to face the Giants.

    Fraser McInnes, Jake Waterman and Liam Ryan have been omitted; Ryan will miss due to personal circumstances after the flying small forward was involved in a car accident on Monday morning.

    Along with last year’s pick 27 Brent Daniels, defender Harry Perryman has been recalled for his sixth game in the Giants’ senior side after strong NEAFL performances.

    In devastating news though, Jonathon Patton suffered an ACL injury to his left knee on Thursday after landing awkwardly at training. This is Patton’s third ACL after two reconstructions on his right knee in 2013 and 2014.

    Jacob Hopper is out with calf tightness this week but should be available to face Richmond at Spotless Stadium in round 17.

    After a run of ten wins from round two to twelve, West Coast now find themselves in third position on the ladder, amongst four teams all on ten wins.

    GWS leapfrogged Hawthorn to put themselves in the top eight last week, however could fall outside without a win over the Eagles on Sunday.

    The West Coast Eagles were 25-point winners in round eight, but when the two match-up for the fourth time in 12 months who will take the points?

    Prediction
    West Coast and GWS find themselves in a similar position: playing without their normally dominant tall forwards.

    West Coast are trying to mix things up, but it’s the Giant’s with the answers.

    Rory Lobb and the Giants’ elite midfielders who can go forward and make a big impact will serve the Eagles their fourth consecutive loss.

    GWS Giants by 9.

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    Events
    Quarter 1
    4' BEHIND - Harry Himmelberg (GWS Giants)
    5' GOAL - Mark Hutchings (West Coast Eagles)
    8' BEHIND - Elliot Yeo (West Coast Eagles)
    10' GOAL - Adam Tomlinson (GWS Giants)
    11' BEHIND - Luke Shuey (West Coast Eagles)
    21' GOAL - Harry Perryman (GWS Giants)
    28' BEHIND - Harry Himmelberg (GWS Giants)
    Quarter 2
    5' GOAL - Brayden Ainsworth (West Coast Eagles)
    6' BEHIND - Ryan Griffen (GWS Giants)
    7' GOAL - Scott Lycett (West Coast Eagles)
    10' GOAL - Stephen Coniglio (GWS Giants)
    12' BEHIND - Callan Ward (GWS Giants)
    13' GOAL - Andrew Gaff (West Coast Eagles)
    15' BEHIND - Zac Langdon (GWS Giants)
    18' BEHIND - Sam J. Reid (GWS Giants)
    19' GOAL - Willie Rioli (West Coast Eagles)
    20' BEHIND - Dylan Shiel (GWS Giants)
    22' BEHIND - Jack Redden (West Coast Eagles)
    23' BEHIND - Rushed (GWS Giants)
    24' GOAL - Mark Hutchings (West Coast Eagles)
    Quarter 3
    2' GOAL - Callan Ward (GWS Giants)
    4' GOAL - Jamie Cripps (West Coast Eagles)
    8' GOAL - Adam Tomlinson (GWS Giants)
    11' GOAL - Jeremy McGovern (West Coast Eagles)
    13' BEHIND - Brent Daniels (GWS Giants)
    17' BEHIND - Rushed (GWS Giants)
    19' GOAL - Jack Redden (West Coast Eagles)
    22' GOAL - Jamie Cripps (West Coast Eagles)
    24' GOAL - Adam Tomlinson (GWS Giants)
    26' GOAL - Matt de Boer (GWS Giants)
    30' BEHIND - Rory Lobb (GWS Giants)
    31' BEHIND - Stephen Coniglio (GWS Giants)
    Quarter 4
    1' BEHIND - Elliot Yeo (West Coast Eagles)
    2' BEHIND - Ryan Griffen (GWS Giants)
    5' BEHIND - Rushed (West Coast Eagles)
    7' BEHIND - Brendon Ah Chee (West Coast Eagles)
    9' GOAL - Harry Himmelberg (GWS Giants)
    11' GOAL - Lachie Whitfield (GWS Giants)
    13' GOAL - Andrew Gaff (West Coast Eagles)
    15' GOAL - Harry Himmelberg (GWS Giants)
    17' BEHIND - Rushed (West Coast Eagles)
    21' BEHIND - Brendon Ah Chee (West Coast Eagles)
    22' GOAL - Willie Rioli (West Coast Eagles)
    23' GOAL - Jeremy McGovern (West Coast Eagles)
    26' BEHIND - Lachie Whitfield (GWS Giants)
    29' BEHIND - Tim Taranto (GWS Giants)
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    • 12:02am
      Doctor Rotcod said | 12:02am | ! Report

      For all the talk about GWS’s inaccuracy costing them,the Eagles kicked 3.5 in the last quarter.
      Kick straighter or longer and they win by 30

    • Roar Guru

      8:15pm
      Sarah Wildy said | 8:15pm | ! Report

      Thanks for tuning in tonight.

    • Roar Guru

      8:12pm
      Sarah Wildy said | 8:12pm | ! Report

      The West Coast Eagles have bounced back after a string of three losses, to defeat the GWS Giants by 11 points at Optus Stadium on Sunday afternoon.

      As expected between these two teams it was fairly even game.

      Both sides looked tentative going forward to their depleted stocks early, but found taking the game on to be the best way to open things up.

      In front of a bumper home crowd the Eagles broke away in the third term to lead by as much as 23 points.

      In similar fashion to last week though, West Coast gave up two Giants’ goals at the end of the third quarter to lead by only nine at the final change, and there was little confidence about the home team going in to the last.

      A strong start to the final term by GWS had them take a one point lead 10 minutes in and again 14 minutes in, before conceding the final two goals of the game as the Eagles charged home.

      Andrew Gaff was huge for the Eagles gathering 41 disposals and kicking two goals, while Jack Redden (32 disposals, 1 goal, 6 tackles) and Luke Shuey (32 disposals, 12 clearances) were also influential in the middle.

      Nic Naitanui dominated the ruck against Dawson Simpson, with 41 hit-outs, but it was the collective effort of the Eagles’ ruck team with Naitanui, Scott Lycett and Nathan Vardy that made it difficult for the Giants’ elite midfield to get their hands on the ball.

      Shannon Hurn gathered 24 disposals and took 10 intercept marks in defence, as the Eagles persisted with Jeremy McGovern up forward.

      GWS found a different option up forward through Adam Tomlinson (3 goals, 24 disposals), and Stephen Coniglio (30 disposals, 1 goal) put in another strong performance in the midfield.

      Next up for the Eagles is a trip to the MCG to face Collingwood on Sunday, while the Giants head home to host ladder-leaders Richmond on Saturday night.

    • 7:17pm
      Slane said | 7:17pm | ! Report

      Well done Eagles. Bounced back strong from last weeks dissapointment.

    • Roar Guru

      7:14pm
      Sarah Wildy said | 7:14pm | ! Report

      Thoughts on the game?

      • 7:41pm
        Doctor Rotcod said | 7:41pm | ! Report

        I thought Cripps was also great.If GWS has the best midfield,Coniglio,Shiels,Kelly and Whitfield, then Yeo,Gaff,Shuey and Redden can’t be far behind

        • 7:54pm
          Lroy said | 7:54pm | ! Report

          Yes I think that 4 stack up well against any mid in the comp.

          • 8:16pm
            Slane said | 8:16pm | ! Report

            Not as many brownlow medallists as Richmond, Collingwood or Geelong 😉

            • 2:17pm
              Lroy said | 2:17pm | ! Report

              If you wanted a prize for ”most irrelevant comment of the year” congratulations, you win.

    • Roar Guru

      7:14pm
      Sarah Wildy said | 7:14pm | ! Report

      A strong fightback from GWS wasn’t quite enough, the Eagles finding another gear in the last ten minutes to take an 11 point victory.

      Goals
      West Coast Cripps 2, Gaff 2, Hutchings 2, McGovern 2, Rioli 2, Redden, Ainsworth, Lycett
      GWS Tomlinson 3, Himmelberg 2, Coniglio, Ward, Whitfield, Perryman, de Boer

      Disposals
      West Coast Gaff 41, Redden 32, Shuey 32
      GWS Coniglio 30, Taranto 28, Ward 28

      Score
      West Coast 13.8 (86)
      GWS 10.15 (75)

    • Roar Guru

      7:10pm
      Sarah Wildy said | 7:10pm | ! Report

      Q4 0′ FULL TIME

      Q4 0′ – BEHIND GIANTS

      Taranto not quick enough, he marks and takes a set shot from the boundary. He wasted too much time, but it’s across the face anyway.

      West Coast defeat the GWS Giants by 11 points at Optus Stadium on Sunday afternoon.

      West Coast 86
      GWS 75

    • Roar Guru

      7:08pm
      Sarah Wildy said | 7:08pm | ! Report

      Q4 1′

      Stoppage inside Eagles’ forward 50, GWS clear. 2 goals needed 45 seconds on the clock.

      West Coast 86
      GWS 74

    • Roar Guru

      7:07pm
      Sarah Wildy said | 7:07pm | ! Report

      Q4 2′ – BEHIND GIANTS

      Ward given a 50m penalty, attempts the goal from outside 50. It’s touched off the boot, Whitfield goes for goal, but can only manage a behind.

      West Coast 86
      GWS 74

    • Roar Guru

      7:04pm
      XI said | 7:04pm | ! Report

      So I was always told you can’t take advantage from a oit-of-zone free kick but West Coast just did twice and got a goal…

      • 7:36pm
        Doctor Rotcod said | 7:36pm | ! Report

        Why do they pay some for chopping the arms and not others?

      • 7:47pm
        Matto said | 7:47pm | ! Report

        What is an out of zone free kick?

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