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West Coast v Collingwood
Round 11, 1989
Sun, 11 June 1989 (2:10 PM WST)
Lost by 35
COL 17.14.116 - 11.15.81 WCE
3 M.Wrensted (COL)
2 M.Christian (COL)
1 S.Morwood (COL)

West Coast continued to languish at the foot of the table, allowing the visiting Magpies to run away with the contest to win by 35 points. Chris Mainwaring had a team-high 32 possessions and Steve Malaxos had 30 in a head-to-head duel with former teammate Murray Wrensted, who was best afield.


1/4 time 1/2 time 3/4 time Final
West Coast 2.6.18 4.8.32 8.12.60 11.15.81
Collingwood 1.2.8 7.4.46 13.10.88 17.14.116

Goals: Sumich 3, Browning 2, Annear, Jackson, Malaxos, Pyke, Turner, Waterman

Best: Mainwaring, Breman, Malaxos, Sumich, Hutton, Turner

Injuries: Hart (heavy knock)

Milestones: Brennan 50th game, Miles 50th WCE game, Higgins VFL debut, Browning final appearance, Hutton final appearance

Records: Collingwood highest score vs WCE

Named sides[]

West Coast Collingwood
B: 36.Hart 14.Brennan 6.Miles B: 12.Banks 7.Morwood 44.Kerrison
HB: 5.Lamb 4.Sumich 17.McKenna HB: 34.McGuane 21.Christian 28.Crosisca
C: 3.Mainwaring 8.Malaxos 31.Waterman C: 26.Brown 35.Daicos 24.Turner
HF: 28.Lewis 45.Lockyer 11.Breman HF: 17.Barwick 23.Kelly 18.Wrensted
F: 27.Jackson 30.Browning 1.Pyke F: 32.Alexander 9.Taylor 42.Millane
R: 12.Scott 10.Turner 13.Watters R: 30.Manson 4.Hawke 22.Shaw
I: 2.Annear 38.Barich I: 38.Monkhorst 6.Tuddenham
E: 15.Laidley 9.Hutton 29.Higgins E: 11.Bayliss 27.Starcevich 45.Ryan

In: Watters, Scott, Browning, Annear, Barich

Out: Worsfold (thigh), O'Connell (shoulder), Rance (inj), Laidley, Hutton

Late change: Hutton, Higgins for Lockyer, Scott

New: Peter Higgins (Claremont)

From the papers[]

The Age[]

"Whenever the Eagles attacked, Michael Christian, Shane Morwood and Gavin Crosisca repelled them.

In front of the big sticks, James Manson was having a birthday, marking strongly and, of all things, kicking accurately.

Manson finished with 5.2 and frustrated the West Coast defence.

While the Magpies were doing well at both ends of the ground, much attention was centred on the middle.

That is where their star interstate recruit, Murray Wrensted, who did not see eye-to-eye with John Todd last year, was doing just that with Steve Malaxos."[1]

Canberra Times[]

"The Eagles had triers, including Wrensted's opponent Steve Malaxos. Malaxos also picked up 30 possessions, but the difference was that the Magpie forward line was able to capitalise on the good work of its midfield players.

James Manson booted five goals after replacing regular full-forward Brian Taylor at half-time. Taylor left the ground with a twisted left knee and never made it back on to the ground.

By comparison, the Eagles' forward line gave nothing. Time and time again the ball found its way into the Eagles attacking zone, only to be repelled by the likes of Shane Morwood, Michael Christian and Shane Kerrison.

Malaxos received good support from Chris Mainwaring (32 possessions), and Todd Breman (28)."[2]

Players in the WAFL[]

Round 10 (10 June)

South Fremantle (Geary) v Subiaco

Perth (Barich, Cable) v East Fremantle (Ellis)

East Perth (Peos) v West Perth (Turley)

Swan Districts (Cormack, Ugle) v Claremont (Melesso)



  1. Peter Sweeney, The Age (12 June 1989, p 24), "Savage Pies fly in for a quick kill"
  2. Canberra Times (12 June 1989, p.23), "Magpies dominate lacklustre Eagles": https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/122269362/12988593