Saturday’s (11/07/2015) fourth AFL 2015 Round 15 match is between West Coast Eagles and Adelaide Crows. The opening bounce is set to commence at 19:40 local time with the game to be played at Domain Stadium. The home team West Coast Eagles are the favourites for the match. View our preview and teams for the game between West Coast Eagles and Adelaide Crows.
When: 19:40 | Saturday 11/07/2015
Where: Domain Stadium
Tip: West Coast Eagles at $1.19
Value Tip: First Goalscorer: Darling, Jack at $8.50
B Shannon Hurn, Will Schofield, Sam Butler
HB Matt Rosa, Jeremy McGovern, Sharrod Wellingham
C Elliot Yeo, Matt Priddis, Jamie Cripps
HF Chris Masten, Jack Darling, Josh Hill
F Mark LeCras, Josh J. Kennedy, Callum Sinclair
FOL Nic Naitanui, Luke Shuey, Andrew Gaff
I/C Xavier Ellis, Scott Selwood, Dom Sheed, Brad Sheppard
EMG Liam Duggan, Mark Hutchings, Kane Lucas
IN Matt Rosa
OUT Liam Duggan.
B Luke Brown, Daniel Talia, Jake Lever
HB Rory Laird, Kyle Hartigan, Ricky Henderson
C David Mackay, Scott Thompson, Brodie Smith
HF Matthew Wright, Charlie Cameron, Tom Lynch
F Josh Jenkins, Taylor Walker, Eddie Betts
FOL Sam Jacobs, Patrick Dangerfield, Richard Douglas
I/C Nathan Van Berlo, Cam Ellis-Yolmen, Riley Knight, Matt Crouch
EMG Rory Atkins, Jarryd Lyons, Brodie Martin
IN Ricky Henderson, Riley Knight, Jake Lever
OUT Kyle Cheney, Rory Sloane, Jake Kelly.
West Coast firmed their place in the AFL’s top four on Saturday with a convincing 54-point win over Melbourne in Darwin.
They were at times inaccurate, but a last-quarter surge and 16.18 (114) to 9.6 (60) scoreline at TIO Stadium reinforced the Eagles as genuine premiership contenders.
Star forward Jack Darling kicked five goals in his best game since returning from foot stress fractures last month, while Jamie Cripps, Josh Kennedy and Luke Shuey each booted two.
Darling had kicked only two in each of his previous two appearances in 2015 – versus Essendon and last start against Richmond.
The triumph has kept them second on the ladder, equal on points with Sydney but in front on percentage.
The match didn’t start well for the Demons, who lost Angus Brayshaw in the fourth minute after knocking his head on a hip while making a tackle.
The young midfield warrior appeared to hurt his neck in the collision and did not return.
Despite his exit, Melbourne took the early lead with back-to-back goals to Dom Tyson and Chris Dawes.
But it was only short-lived, with the Eagles owning the back end of the first quarter with the last four goals and an 18-point lead.
West Coast dominated the stoppages and kept the ball in their forward 50 for most of the second term, but a late goal by the Demons kept the difference to just 15 points by the main break.
A cool-down swim at halftime appeared to refresh Paul Roos’ men, who laid on two quickfire majors from turnovers in the third term to reduce their deficit further.
The Eagles made just six tackles in the quarter, their lowest this season, and were shaky in front of goal – kicking 3.6 to 3.1 for a 20-point lead.
But exhaustion and inexperience prevented any chance of a comeback for the Demons.
West Coast booted six of the last seven goals, plus four behinds for the victory.
The Eagles face Adelaide at home next week, marking the Crows’ first match since coach Phil Walsh’s stabbing death.
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