Fremantle comprehensively outplayed the Eagles in the 10th Western Derby to record their first win over their cross-town rivals, and in the process knocked West Coast from top spot and spoiled the 200th game of fan favourite Chris Mainwaring. The Eagles gave up seven goals in the opening term and never recovered. Glen Jakovich and the returning Ben Cousins each recorded 23 possessions.
Summary[edit | edit source]
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Goals: Cummings 3, Pe.Matera, Ph.Matera, Metropolis 2, Fewster, Morrison
Best: Banfield, Wirrpanda, Cummings, Jakovich, Morrison
Injuries: McKenna (knee)
Milestones: Mainwaring 200th game
Records: Fremantle biggest (only) win vs WCE, Fremantle highest score vs WCE
Named sides[edit | edit source]
In: Pe.Matera, Cousins, Holmes
Out: Fletcher, Donnelly, Williams
Late change: (FRE) Harding for Shipp (thigh)
From the papers[edit | edit source]
The Age[edit | edit source]
"The biggest margin came late in the second term when the Dockers cleared out to a 30-point break but the Eagles had one final fling in the third term.
Goals to the Matera brothers edged the Eagles to within 13 points 10 minutes into the third quarter. This was the moment of truth for the Dockers. Survive this and Fremantle would shed the biggest monkey ever placed on the team's back.
Tony Modra, a player not steeped in derby traditions, answered the challenge. A miraculous goal from the boundary line, with McIntosh riding him, and his next goal, two minutes later, was his 500th."
WAFL[edit | edit source]
Round 15 (17 July)
West Perth (Symmons) vs South Fremantle
Peel vs East Fremantle
East Perth (Turnbull) vs Swan Districts
Bye: Perth. Gehrig obtained permission to play reserves for Claremont.
Injury list[edit | edit source]
In the lead-up to the round the following players were listed as injured:
References[edit | edit source]
- Ray Wilson, The Age (19 July 1999, p.SPORT4), "Dockers finally get the monkey off their backs"
- The Age (13 June 1999, p.SPORT2), "Your club"
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