After leading at every change, the Cats blew the game in the final term before attempting to steal the match in the dying minutes.
However, Scott was fuming at the umpiring decisions that included nine from deliberately knocking the ball out of bounds.
“I think we have got to be really clear that we shouldn’t blame the umpires,” Scott said.
“Someone has told them to do that. And as a competition I think we should get to the bottom of who that is. Are we in round 20? Was it different to you guys?
“But the umpiring department will probably come out and say, ‘Oh look, by the letter of the law they were all there’. Now, that’s not true. Someone has told them to interpret that differently.”
He was also fuming at the hostile crowd which kept the umpires and players on their feet.
The loss has proved evidently critical in their last minute dash for a top four spot.
West Coast, meanwhile, has had its top four hopes replenished and may well be back in form following the gutsy victory.
Coach John Worsfold was confident his team could finish off well in the run home to the finals.
“We know what the boys are capable of and we’ve got a program in place to finish the season off really strongly,” Worsfold said.
“That’s our aim. Three of the last four weeks we were below what we’d like, but we believe we can play like we did tonight more consistently.
“We changed a couple of things tonight and did a few things differently.
“We learnt stuff from tonight’s game for sure that we will continue to build on and adjust where we need to.”
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