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West Coast v Fitzroy
Round 13, 1988
Sun, 26 June 1988 (2:10 PM WST)
Won by 34
WCE 17.19.121 - 13.9.87 FIT
3 W.Matera (WCE)
2 J.Annear (WCE)
1 D.Kappler (FIT)

West Coast returned to the winners' list and to the top five but were less than convincing in putting away Fitzroy. Wally Matera had a day out with three goals from 32 possessions and Chris Mainwaring wasn't far behind with 29 touches.


1/4 time 1/2 time 3/4 time Final
West Coast 4.5.29 7.8.50 11.15.81 17.19.121
Fitzroy 4.2.26 7.5.47 9.6.60 13.9.87

Goals: Glendinning 6, Matera 3, Miles, Rance, Turner 2, Lewis, Mainwaring

Best: Matera, Worsfold, Lockyer, Annear, Glendinning, Mainwaring

Injuries: Nil

Records: WCE highest score vs Fitzroy, Fitzroy highest score vs WCE

Named sides[]

West Coast Fitzroy
B: 38.Barich 45.Lockyer 27.Zanotti B: 7.Gale 3.Pert 33.Stephens
HB: 10.Turner 23.Rance 17.McKenna HB: 31.Strooper 1.Roos 5.Brockhurst
C: 30.Gastev 24.Worsfold 3.Mainwaring C: 21.Kappler 29.Lyon 18.Blakey
HF: 20.Peos 22.M.O'Connell 6.Miles HF: 14.Armstrong 11.Lynch 12.Conlan
F: 12.Scott 4.Glendinning 28.Lewis F: 35.McGrath 44.Osborne 30.Wynd
R: 26.Ishchenko 2.Annear 1.Matera R: 6.Ironmonger 40.Clayton 38.Harris
I: 5.Lamb 31.Waterman I: 13.Carafa 42.Board
E: 33.Holmes 14.Brennan 32.Wrensted E: 17.Broderick 25.Keane 34.Lawrie

In: Zanotti, M.O'Connell

Out: Laidley, Brennan

From the papers[]

The Age[]

"Yesterday's lacklustre match, played before a disappointing crowd of 14,827 in magnificent conditions, was a stop-start affair, marred by brawls and erratic play.

Matera, shunned by Todd for the first half of the season, set the pattern for the Eagles' enthusiasm and desire with a 12-kick first half.

But Fitzroy was holding sway in the middle of the ground with wingmen Mick Conlan and Darren Kappler doing well, and centreman Matt Armstrong was the Lions' most consistent winner of the ball. Their determination kept the margin to three points at the first two changes.

But in the third quarter, Eagles' skipper Ross Glendinning regained touch and scored three team-lifting goals, including one in which he showed all his artistry to use his body to keep two Fitzroy defenders out of the contest while Chris Lewis marked and then Glendinning doubled back to mark the Lewis kick and goal."[1]

Canberra Times[]

"Fitzroy took the game right up to the Eagles in the first half through midfield players Darren Kappler and Ross Lyon, and forwards Richard Osborne and Alastair Lynch.

However, the Lions were aided by another display of inaccuracy in front of goals by the Eagles.

The win was by no means authoritative as the match was patchy with the Eagles, in particular, seeming to lose concentration at times ... particularly when they looked set to establishing a strong lead.

Fitzroy had a chance of winning the match right up to the 10-minute mark of the last quarter when it had whittled the Eagles' lead down to nine points."[2]

Players in the WAFL[]

Round 13 (25 June)

Perth vs Subiaco (MacNish)

East Perth vs East Fremantle (Brennan, Wrensted)

Swan Districts (Ugle, Cormack, Hutton) vs Claremont (D.O'Connell)

West Perth (Laidley) vs South Fremantle



  1. Alan East, The Age (27 June 1988, p 30), "Eagles win but Todd grumbles"
  2. Canberra Times (27 June 1988, p.26), "Eagles are on way back, coach says": http://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/101991770/11012400