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West Coast v Hawthorn
Round 10, 1989
Sun, 4 June 1989 (2:10 PM WST)
Lost by 5
HAW 16.14.110 - 15.15.105 WCE
3 G.Buckenara (HAW)
2 G.Dear (HAW)
1 G.McKenna (WCE)

West Coast remained anchored to the foot of the VFL table despite a strong home showing against the reigning premiers. The Hawks opened up a big lead late in the first half before a determined fightback by the Eagles fell just short. Steve Malaxos had a team-high 28 possessions and Dean Turner had 21 along with two goals.


1/4 time 1/2 time 3/4 time Final
West Coast 1.5.11 5.8.38 10.13.73 15.15.105
Hawthorn 5.5.35 10.7.67 13.9.87 16.14.110

Goals: Jackson, Lewis, Pyke, Sumich, Turner, Waterman 2, Hart, Lockyer, Malaxos

Best: McKenna, Malaxos, Turner, Hutton, Breman, Laidley

Injuries: O'Connell (shoulder), Worsfold (corked thigh)

Milestones: Lamb 50th game

Named sides[]

West Coast Hawthorn
B: 5.Lamb 14.Brennan 9.Hutton B: 4.Collins 24.Langford 7.Ayres
HB: 17.McKenna 4.Sumich 24.Worsfold HB: 20.Maginness 2.Mew 30.Schwab
C: 3.Mainwaring 8.Malaxos 31.Waterman C: 9.DiPiedomenico 11.Buckenara 18.Pritchard
HF: 28.Lewis 23.Rance 11.Breman HF: 35.Morrisey 6.Hall 3.Condon
F: 1.Pyke 6.Miles 27.Jackson F: 39.Abbott 19.Dunstall 10.Wittman
R: 21.O'Connell 10.Turner 36.Hart R: 14.G.Dear 17.Tuck 44.Platten
I: 45.Lockyer 15.Laidley I: 25.Curran 1.Jencke
E: 2.Annear 7.Turley 33.Holmes E: 37.Bourke 13.P.Dear 21.Dickson

In: Malaxos, Rance

Out: Annear, Turley

Late change: (HAW) Bourke, P.Dear for Tuck, Schwab

From the papers[]

The Age[]

"Billed as a mismatch and a joke, it was just that at the five-minute mark of the third quarter. State-of-origin star Jason Dunstall had just booted his sixth goal and the Hawks had skipped away to a 41-point lead.

Suddenly the Eagles found their legs and within 17 minutes, courtesy of Stevan Jackson, Steve Malaxos, Andrew Lockyer, Chris Lewis and Dean Turner, the difference was eight points.

Goals to Lewis and the first of his final-term pair to elegant left-footer Peter Sumich narrowed the 14-point last-change lead to just two points.

David Hart put the locals three points up at the eight-minute mark before Sumich extended the lead to nine points 15 minutes in.

Then the Hawks - realising that a history-making nine-game winning streak was in jeopardy - struck back."[1]

Canberra Times[]

"But to the credit of the Eagles, whose only victory this season was over the Brisbane Bears on April 30, they clawed their way back into a contest which many thought was over.

Midfield players Steve Malaxos and David Hart sharked the ball continuously off Hawthorn ruckman Greg Dear.

The Perth side booted five goals to Hawthorn's three and were with in striking distance at three-quarter-time."[2]

Players in the WAFL[]

Round 9 (3-5 June)

Subiaco v Perth (Barich, Cable)

West Perth (Turley) v Claremont (Melesso, Higgins)

East Perth (Peos) v Swan Districts (Holmes, Ugle)

East Fremantle (Browning, Ellis) v South Fremantle (Geary)



  1. Peter Sweeney, The Age (5 June 1989, p 39), "Hawks conquer brave West Coast but pay high price"
  2. Canberra Times (5 June 1989, p.26), "Hawks subdue Eagles": https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/122267761/12988296