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West Coast v Brisbane
Round 10, 1995
Sun, 4 June 1995 (2:15 PM WST)
Won by 45
WCE 17.10.112 - 10.7.67 BRI
3 P.Matera (WCE)
2 G.McKenna (WCE)
1 G.McAdam (BRI)

Brisbane tried a new approach, spending the week in Perth in the leadup to the match after playing Fremantle the previous weekend. It didn't pay off, with the Eagles running out comfortable 45 point winners. Peter Matera kicked five goals and Glen Jakovich had 30 disposals.


1/4 time 1/2 time 3/4 time Final
West Coast 4.3.27 7.4.46 11.5.71 17.10.112
Brisbane 2.1.13 3.3.21 8.4.52 10.7.67

Goals: Matera 5, Heatley, Metropolis 2, Banfield, Bond, Heady, Kemp, Pyke, Spinks, Turley, Wilson

Best: Jakovich, McKenna, Symmons, Matera, Banfield, Heady

Injuries: Nil

Milestones: Heatley AFL debut

Named sides[]

West Coast Brisbane
B: 24.Worsfold 12.White 14.Brennan B: 14.Hamilton 1.Champion 41.Kennedy
HB: 17.McKenna 27.Jakovich 39.Waterman HB: 8.Gowers 38.D.Scott 19.McLean
C: 16.Symmons 10.Pyke 7.Turley C: 2.McAdam 6.Fletcher 4.McRae
HF: 30.Matera 22.Hynes 1.Heady HF: 22.C.Scott 9.Starcevich 10.Ashcroft
F: 18.Evans 31.Heatley 26.Ball F: 23.Leppitsch 24.Merrett 32.Hart
R: 50.Turnbull 2.Kemp 6.Banfield R: 16.M.Clarke 3.Voss 18.Lambert
I: 9.Wilson 8.Metropolis 20.Bond I: 25.Bews 5.Chapman 33.White
E: 21.Schofield 15.Dunstan 29.B.Spinks E: 36.Bartlett 15.Lawrence 17.Leslie

In: Wilson, Heatley

Out: Dunstan, Lyle

Late change: B.Spinks for Ball (hamstring); (BRI) Leslie for M.Clarke

New: Jason Heatley (Subiaco)

From the papers[]

The Age[]

"The match saw the AFL debut of Eagles standby Jason Heatley, who got his chance after being drafted in November 1993 and after a 14-goal haul in the WAFL last week.

It was a strange debut for the 23-year-old. who did not get a kick until just before half-time but he constantly roamed deep out of the goal square, taking the attentive Richard Champion with him and enabling other Eagles attackers to score.

Nothing demonstrates the depth of Malthouse's problems up front more than the fact that until the 13th minute of the last quarter, 10 West Coast goals had been kicked by 10 players.

Matera, by then locked in a classic duel with Gilbert McAdam, was awarded a free for being held and scored his second. Shortly after he brought up his third, also from a free. He finished with five."[1]

Players in the WAFL[]

Round 9 (3-5 June)

Swan Districts vs Perth (Gehrig, Dyer)

Subiaco (Langdon, Heatley, Schofield, Godden) vs Claremont (McIntosh)

East Fremantle (Harding) vs South Fremantle (Sumich, Dunstan)

West Perth (Blurton, Downsborough) vs East Perth (Peos, Lyle)

Injury list[]

In the lead-up to the match the following players were listed as injured or unavailable:[2]

Player Injury Expected duration
Mainwaring Shoulder 8 weeks
Heady Shoulder 8 weeks
J.Spinks Knee 3-4 weeks
Lewis Suspension 1 week
Hart Calf Test
McIntosh Torn stomach muscle Available



  1. Tim Atkinson, The Age (5 June 1995, p.41), "West Coast too strong despite forward woes"
  2. The Age (31 May 1995, p.39), "AFL injury list"