West Coast v Footscray
Round 16, 1990
Fri, 20 July 1990 (7:40 PM WST)
Won by 43
WCE 16.13.109 - 9.12.66 FOO
3 C.Mainwaring (WCE)
2 S.Malaxos (WCE)
1 G.Coleman (FOO)

West Coast did it easily over the visiting Bulldogs, kicking five goals to nil in the first term and running out comfortable 43-point winners. Chris Mainwaring had the ball on a string with a career-high 45 possessions and Peter Sumich booted six goals.


1/4 time 1/2 time 3/4 time Final
West Coast 5.3.33 7.6.48 11.9.75 16.13.109
Footscray 0.4.4 3.7.25 5.11.41 9.12.66

Goals: Sumich 6, Hart, Wilson 2, Irving, Langdon, Malaxos, Scott, Turner, Ugle

Best: Malaxos, Hart, Lewis, McKenna, Worsfold, Mainwaring

Injuries: Sumich (hamstring)

Milestones: Gwilliam final appearance

Named sidesEdit

West Coast Foostcray
B: 36.Hart 14.Brennan 6.Miles B: 43.Hogg 14.K.Reynolds 12.Eppelstun
HB: 17.McKenna 43.Gwilliam 24.Worsfold HB: 10.Hunter 32.Foster 24.Wallis
C: 33.Kemp 8.Malaxos 3.Mainwaring C: 21.Kolyniuk 16.Wallace 18.Cameron
HF: 28.Lewis 40.McGrath 19.Langdon HF: 7.Hawkins 20.Coleman 26.Del-Re
F: 12.Scott 4.Sumich 35.Ugle F: 3.Campbell 29.Grant 39.Liberatore
R: 34.Irving 9.Wilson 5.Lamb R: 17.Charles 23.Atkins 11.McGuinness
I: 44.Begovich 7.Turley I: 4.D.Davies 33.Royal
E: 26.Melesso 41.Narkle 10.Turner E: 28.Williams 42.Alessio 48.Kellett

In: Kemp, Gwilliam

Out: Heady (back), Jackson (susp)

Late change: Turner for Kemp (hamstring)

From the papersEdit

The AgeEdit

"West Coast made a whirlwind start to the game, charging through the centre at every opportunity and feeding full-forward Sumich on the lead. Sumich, so formidable in his home city, had four goals to his credit on Campbell before quarter-time.

Footscray had opportunities, particularly early in the piece, but kicked inaccurately.

Sumich's four first-quarter goals all came in the opening 20 minutes. The first was the result of a strong mark, the second - a trifle lucky - came after he nudged Campbell out to mark.

Two excellent passes set him up for the third and fourth goals, with Campbell having no chance of intercepting."[1]

Players in the WAFLEdit

Round 16 (21 July)

West Perth vs East Perth (Peos, Melesso)

Swan Districts (Rance, Narkle) vs East Fremantle (Lockyer, Waterman, Browning)

South Fremantle (Watters) vs Perth

Subiaco (Keene, Hutchinson) vs Claremont (Annear, O'Connell, Cormack, Pyke, Higgins, Evans, Turnbull)

Injury listEdit

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

Player Injury Expected duration
Laidley Knee reconstruction Season
MacNish Arm surgery Season
Matera Knee 4-5 weeks
Heady Bruised back 2-3 weeks
Jackson Suspension 1 week
Peos Knee Test


  1. Martin Blake, The Age (21 July 1990, p.32), "Bulldogs lose grip on five"
  2. The Age (18 July 1990, p.31), "The injury list"
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