West Coast defender Jeremy McGovern has been positioned on report because the Eagles overcame a foul case of the goalkicking yips to put up a 35-point AFL win over Essendon.
The Eagles booted 7.14 within the opening half of Thursday’s conflict at Optus Stadium, with Josh Kennedy getting into the lengthy break with 1.5 to his title.
However the Bombers did not take advantage of their quite a few reprieves, with West Coast working out 14.22 (106) to 11.5 (71) winners in a dominant show in entrance of 52,810 followers.
Kennedy completed with three.5, whereas Luke Shuey, Elliot Yeo, Andrew Gaff, Jack Redden and Dom Sheed dominated via the midfield.
West Coast received the within 50m rely 64-40.
AFL match evaluation officer Michael Christian, in the meantime, faces some huge choices after a sequence of incidents.
McGovern was positioned on report within the opening time period after pushing Matt Guelfi into the fence simply after the Bomber launched a handball.
Guelfi crashed right into a plastic chair after which head-first into the fence.
Though the 21-year-old briefly returned to the sector later within the time period, he got here to the bench quickly after and was dominated out with suspected concussion and potential damaged ribs.
Guelfi was taken to hospital in a taxi in the course of the third quarter as a precaution to examine whether or not he had any damaged bones or a punctured lung.
“If this recreation was in Melbourne, he wouldn’t have gone to hospital tonight,” Essendon coach John Worsfold mentioned.
“He would have gone for a scan the subsequent morning. However as a result of we’ve acquired to fly house tomorrow, we wanted to get the scan tonight.
“It’s not the protocol to place a non-emergency scenario within the ambulance on the floor that must be right here for an emergency.
“If we had been going to make use of it for a non-emergency, we might have needed to have waited for an additional ambulance to return and be right here. So the taxi was the quickest and best choice.”
Essendon ruckman Tom Bellchambers additionally faces a nervous watch for his excessive bump on Shuey.
Shuey was bent over the ball when Bellchambers turned his hips to crunch the Eagle on the highest of the top.
And Bombers defender Mason Redman was positioned on report within the second quarter for stamping on Oscar Allen with a again heel.
Allen was on the bottom when he grabbed at Redman’s foot because the Bomber stepped over him. Redman responded by stamping Allen within the ribs with a pointy however not overly robust movement.
West Coast (9-Four) moved into the AFL high 4 with the win, whereas Essendon (6-7) face an uphill battle to play finals soccer.
Eagles coach Adam Simpson was thrilled together with his crew’s efficiency, regardless of the goalkicking wobbles.
“We didn’t convert, and that was irritating. But when we play like that each week, we’ll win some video games,” Simpson mentioned.