Angus Brayshaw – 6
Brayshaw did not stop trying and finished with a team-high 29 disposals. But when the game was at its hottest he had a couple of critical fumbles at key moments and was not as assured as he usually looks.
IT WAS a Demon dismantling beyond West Coast's wildest dreams – a 66-point preliminary final thumping of Melbourne that has powered the Eagles into a Grand Final showdown against Collingwood.
SIR IAN Botham knows more than most about overcoming long odds for a sporting triumph.
Nearly three decades after the series now known as 'Botham's Ashes', the English cricket legend sent Collingwood a video message before their shock AFL preliminary final win over Richmond.
WEST Coast cruised to its second AFL Grand Final in four years, with a rampant first-half performance enough to comfortably see off the threat of Melbourne on Saturday.
STAGE fright is a nasty thing, especially in a preliminary final.
If there was a bitter taste in Melbourne mouths after its round 23 nightmare in 2017, then the feeling after Saturday's disaster out west won't be much different.
Tom Barrass – 7
Wasn't asked to do a lot in the first half but stood tall when he needed to against Sam Weideman. Took a couple of strong relieving marks in defence and killed the contest on a number of occasions, finishing with a team-high 10 one-percenters.
1. Kennedy's cobwebs are gone
Two weeks ago when the Eagles won through to a preliminary final, Josh Kennedy couldn't get anything to stick. For three quarters he mistimed his leaps, fumbled his marks and looked liked a player struggling to get back in the groove after almost seven weeks sidelined with a hairline fracture in his shin.
PORT Adelaide will consider releasing contracted outside runner Karl Amon from the final year of his contract as he searches for more opportunities to play senior football.