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: Hart Brennan Miles B: Hogg K.Reynolds Eppelstun
HB: McKenna Gwilliam Worsfold HB: Hunter Foster Wallis
C: Kemp Malaxos Mainwaring C: Kolyniuk Wallace Cameron
HF: Lewis McGrath Langdon HF: Hawkins Coleman Del-Re
F: Scott Sumich Ugle F: Campbell Grant Liberatore
R: Irving Wilson Lamb R: Charles Atkins McGuinness
I: Begovich Turley I: D.Davies Royal
E: Melesso Narkle Turner E: Williams Alessio Kellett

In: Kemp, Gwilliam

Out: Heady (back), Jackson (susp)

Late change: Turner for Kemp

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)


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