by Tim MurphyAt Docklands:
St. Kilda 1.2 3.4 5.10 8.11.59
West Coast 2.5 4.9 7.11 14.14.98
The AFL has a belief folks want to see open, running, high-scoring footy. This game was not any of those, but was gripping all the same. Hard-tackling, high-pressure stuff without an easy disposal to be won. Even goal-kicking was hard. In the end the Weegs’ champion midfield determined the outcome, another superb game from Daniel Kerr leading the way. Sinkilda’s night was made worse in the final minutes when Matt ‘Goose’ Maguire suffered a broken leg. In selection the Sainters replaced Steven Baker, suspended a harsh 2 weeks for biffing Stafford last week, and the dropped Andrew McQualter with juniors James Gwilt and Sam Gilbert. The Weevils had Andrew Embley and Chad Fletcher return, replacing Drew Banfield and Mitch Morton.