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Collingwood v West Coast
Round 17, 1998
Cousins takes a mark. Photo: aflphotos.com.au
Sat, 25 July 1998 (2:10 PM EST)
Won by 21
WCE 13.8.86 - 9.11.65 COL
3 J.Schofield (WCE)
2 B.Fewster (WCE)
1 A.Schauble (COL)

West Coast scored a valuable win at the always-hostile Victoria Park, leading at every change to run out 21-point victors. Jarrad Schofield had a team-high 26 possessions and Drew Banfield kicked three goals from 17 touches.


1/4 time 1/2 time 3/4 time Final
Collingwood 1.2.8 4.5.29 6.11.47 9.11.65
West Coast 2.5.17 5.7.37 10.7.67 13.8.86

Goals: Banfield 3, Ball, Gehrig, Read 2, Cousins, Fewster, Heady, Ph.Matera

Best: Braun, Jakovich, McKenna, Waterman, Banfield, Schofield, Read

Injuries: Nil

Reports: Waterman for tripping S.Crow

Milestones: Heady 150th game, Lovell final appearance

Named sides[]

West Coast Collingwood
B: 42.Morrison 11.McIntosh 22.Stone B: 22.Wild 48.Michael 43.Godden
HB: 17.McKenna 27.Jakovich 16.Symmons HB: 26.Brown 35.Prestigiacomo 17.Burns
C: 39.Waterman 6.Banfield 37.Williams C: 28.Crosisca 8.Mahoney 10.Williams
HF: 7.Gehrig 23.Fewster 1.Heady HF: 40.King 3.Richardson 12.Schauble
F: 24.Worsfold 12.White 9.Cousins F: 46.Raso 36.S.Rocca 14.Watson
R: 26.Ball 10.Braun 36.Read R: 1.Monkhorst 6.Patterson 2.T.Francis
I: 5.Lovell 43.Marshall 33.Ph.Matera I: 39.Crow 33.Liddell 21.Tuckey
21.Schofield 19.Wright
E: 28.Lewis 19.Gardiner 50.Turnbull E: 27.McDonald 23.A.Rocca 16.Wasley

In: Williams, Lovell, Marshall, Schofield

Out: Kemp (collarbone), Pe.Matera (hip), Metropolis (concussion), Wooden (hamstring)

Late change: (COL) A.Rocca for Richardson

From the papers[]

The Sunday Age[]

"For two-and-a-half quarters, Eagles and Magpies kicked alternate goals. Then a burst of four in a row took West Coast out by 29 points. So Shaw improvised, putting the admirable Andrew Schauble into the ruck, Williams on to the ball, and leaving poor old Gavin Brown to play centre half-back on Jason Ball.

It worked; against the run of play, the Magpies kicked four of the next five goals, culminating in one from Anthony Rocca. It was the Magpies' first goal from a set forward for the match, and as it happened, their last from anyone.

Class would not be denied. The absence of Peter Matera and Dean Kemp from the Eagles' side was cancelled out by the loss of Nathan Buckley and, at the last minute, Mark Richardson for the Magpies.

But the Eagles covered better. Jarrad Schofield and Michael Braun made up with industry what they had lost from midfield in brilliance. The defence was a rock, Ashley McIntosh and Glen Jakovich ensuring that the Magpies hardly took a contested mark in the forward line."[1]


Round 18 (25 July)

Claremont (Lewis, Sikora, Gardiner, Crabb, Jones, Bellotti) vs Peel (Grgic)

Subiaco (Antonowicz, Simpson) vs South Fremantle

East Fremantle vs Swan Districts (Nener)

West Perth (Younie) vs Perth

Bye: East Perth

Injury list[]

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

Player Injury Expected duration
Cummings Knee Season
Kemp Collarbone 6 weeks
Donnelly Knee 2 weeks
Wooden Hamstring 2 weeks
Jones Ankle 1 week
Gardiner Knee Test
Gehrig Shin Test
Holmes Ankle Test
Jakovich Ankle Test
Mainwaring Knee Test
McKenna Ankle Test
Wirrpanda Thigh Test
Metropolis Concussion Test



  1. Greg Baum, The Sunday Age (26 July 1998, p.SPORT6), "Woods out of moves"
  2. The Age (22 July 1998, p.SPORT2), "Your club - news on every club"