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West Coast v Port Adelaide
Round 14, 2000
Phil Matera juggles a mark. Photo: aflphotos.com.au
Sat, 10 June 2000 (6:40 PM WST)
Lost by 36
PA 16.11.107 - 10.11.71 WCE
3 N.Stevens (PA)
2 J.Francou (PA)
1 B.Montgomery (PA)

West Coast started well in the wet but faded badly to slump to a third straight loss and fall out of the eight, with Port kicking 13 goals to three in the second half. Youngster Andrew Embley provided one bright spark with four goals and Chad Morrison racked up 31 possessions.


1/4 time 1/2 time 3/4 time Final
West Coast 4.4.28 7.5.47 8.11.59 10.11.71
Port Adelaide 1.3.9 3.6.24 10.8.68 16.11.107

Goals: Embley 4, Pe.Matera 2, Donnelly, Gehrig, Ph.Matera, McIntosh

Best: Morrison, Jakovich, Embley, Pe.Matera, Turnbull, Donnelly

Injuries: Gardiner (shoulder)

Records: Port first win vs WCE, Port highest score vs WCE

Milestones: Embley Rising Star nomination, Stone final appearance

Named sides[]

West Coast Port Adel
B: 36.Read 11.McIntosh 8.Metropolis B: 8.Francis 14.Paxman 4.Bishop
HB: 17.McKenna 27.Jakovich 5.Morrison HB: 1.Wanganeen 33.Mead 27.Poulton
C: 42.Rintoul 2.Kemp 29.Donnelly C: 15.Wilson 9.Lyle 36.N.Stevens
HF: 32.Embley 12.White 18.Jones HF: 3.Montgomery 16.Tredrea 38.James
F: 7.Gehrig 50.Turnbull 33.Ph.Matera F: 22.Lockwood 35.Cornes 6.Schofield
R: 19.Gardiner 30.Pe.Matera 13.Wooden R: 2.Primus 10.Francou 7.Burgoyne
I: 35.Crabb 41.Fletcher 22.Stone I: 28.Daniels 34.Guerra 24.M.Stevens
37.Williams 25.Carr
E: 4.Antonowicz 38.Haynes 25.Holmes E: 18.Harwood 32.Koulouriotis 13.Morton

In: McKenna, Pe.Matera, Gehrig, White, Ph.Matera

Out: Braun (knee), Glass, Antonowicz, Haynes, Holmes

From the papers[]

The Age[]

"Port Adelaide's "annoyance campaign" to influence the AFL top eight kicked off in ruthless fashion on Saturday night when it derailed West Coast's finals hopes.

On a wet and slippery night at Subiaco Oval, lowly Port Adelaide staged a thrilling comeback to post 13 goals to three in the second half on its way to a historic first victory over the 1990s powerhouse.

Irate Eagles coach Ken Judge labelled the 16.11 to 10.11 loss an "embarrassment" for the club and raised doubts about its ability to play finals football."[1]


Round 11 (10 June)

Swan Districts (Hunter) vs South Fremantle (McGrath)

Claremont (Lewis, Bellotti) vs West Perth (S.Duckworth)

East Fremantle (Bennett, Green) vs Perth (Glass)

Bye: Peel, Subiaco, East Perth

Injury list[]

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

Player Injury Expected return
Lewis Retired Season
Wirrpanda Foot 5 weeks
Pe.Matera Calf 2 weeks
Banfield Leg Test
Gehrig Knee Test
Ph.Matera Virus Test
Cousins Ankle Test
Cummings Knee Test
McKenna Back Test
Bellotti Groin TBA (not on official list)
Symmons Shoulder TBA (not on official list)



  1. Andrew Hamilton, The Age (12 June 2000, p.SPORT2), "Power dents Eagles' finals hopes"
  2. The Age (6 June 2000, p.SPORT2), "Your club"