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West Coast v Geelong
Preliminary Final, 1991
McIntosh in action. Photo: aflphotos.com.au
Sat, 21 September 1991 (2:30 PM EST)
Won by 15
WCE 11.13.79 - 8.16.64 GEE

West Coast booked an historic maiden grand final berth with a hard-fought win over Geelong in tough conditions. A tenacious Cats side was able to close the gap on several occasions during the final term but the Eagles were able to find the answer each time. Spearhead Peter Sumich finished with six goals including two vital majors in the last quarter.


1/4 time 1/2 time 3/4 time Final
West Coast 4.6.30 6.9.45 8.12.60 11.13.79
Geelong 1.2.8 2.6.18 5.7.37 8.16.64

Goals: Sumich 6, Lewis 2, Hart, Heady, Jakovich

Best: Heady, Jakovich, Sumich, McIntosh, Matera, Pyke

Injuries: tbc

Records: WCE lowest score vs Geelong, Geelong lowest score vs WCE

Named sides[]

West Coast Geelong
B: 36.Hart 14.Brennan 45.Lockyer B: 39.Lamb 20.Rogers 27.Bews
HB: 24.Worsfold 11.McIntosh 17.McKenna HB: 1.S.Hocking 26.Stoneham 15.Christensen
C: 30.Matera 13.Watters 10.Pyke C: 24.Poole 7.Couch 19.Bruns
HF: 28.Lewis 4.Sumich 1.Heady HF: 32.G.Hocking 34.Spencer 22.Neeld
F: 39.Waterman 9.Wilson 34.Irving F: 21.Mansfield 28.Darcy 8.Scott
R: 27.Jakovich 7.Turley 5.Lamb R: 30.Bourke 3.Bairstow 43.Merriman
I: 22.Hynes 2.Kemp I: 10.Hooper 45.Wills
E: 38.Barich 6.Miles 20.Peos E: 18.Denham 40.Brown 37.Simpson

In: Hynes

Out: Langdon (wrist)

Late change: Barich for Hynes

Form the papers[]

Canberra Times[]

"Mark Neeld edged Geelong to within five points at the 17 minute mark of the final term but just two minutes later Sumich soccered the ball off the ground to give the Eagles much-needed breathing space.

The persistent Cats once again drew within a goal of the lead when rover Robert Scott booted his second major for the match.

But Sumich again quelled Geelong's fightback with an other goal to help set up West Coast's victory.

Mid-fielder David Hart sealed the match and Geelong's fate with a running goal."

Players in the WAFL[]

Grand Final (22 September)

Claremont (Miles, Kickett, Hepburn, Evans) def. Subiaco (MacNish, Breman, White, Dargie, Burton). Kickett won the Simpson Medal as best afield.



Canberra Times (22 September 1991), "Eagles and Hawks face up again": http://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/122385905/13010949