Brisbane v West Coast
Round 17, 1999
Peter Matera is tackled. Photo:
Sun, 25 July 1999 (2:10 PM EST)
Lost by 100
BRI 25.16.166 - 9.12.66 WCE
3 A.Heuskes (BRI)
2 M.Voss (BRI)
1 M.Ashcroft (BRI)

Brisbane handed West Coast a triple-figure thrashing on a sodden Gabba, kicking 10 goals in the first quarter (one more than the Eagles managed for the entire game) to have the game sewn up before the term ended. Peter Matera kicked two goals from 29 touches to be one of few winners from among the Eagles side.

Summary[edit | edit source]

1/4 time 1/2 time 3/4 time Final
Brisbane 10.6.66 16.9.105 19.14.128 25.16.166
West Coast 1.2.8 5.4.34 8.10.58 9.12.66

Goals: Fewster, Pe.Matera, White 2, Jakovich, Ph.Matera, Morrison

Best: Pe.Matera, White, Cousins, Jakovich, McIntosh

Injuries: Cummings (hamstring)

Milestones: Ball 100th game, Mainwaring final appearance

Records: Brisbane biggest win vs WCE, Brisbane highest score vs WCE, WCE lowest score vs Brisbane

Named sides[edit | edit source]

West Coast Brisbane
B: 44.Wirrpanda 11.McIntosh 45.Bellotti B: 12.Akermanis 11.Lynch 15.Lawrence
HB: 36.Read 27.Jakovich 8.Metropolis HB: 31.Heuskes 41.Kennedy 22.C.Scott
C: 3.Mainwaring 10.Braun 30.Pe.Matera C: 10.Ashcroft 3.M.Voss 32.Hart
HF: 5.Morrison 23.Fewster 12.White HF: 4.McRae 7.Molloy 33.White
F: 9.Cousins 14.Cummings 33.Ph.Matera F: 44.Lappin 23.Leppitsch 6.Power
R: 26.Ball 6.Banfield 2.Kemp R: 27.Keating 20.Black 18.Lambert
I: 31.Jones 25.Holmes 42.Rintoul I: 36.Bradshaw 1.Champion 2.Johnson
22.Stone 43.McDonald
E: 29.Donnelly 16.Symmons 37.Williams E: 8.Gowers 21.O'Bree 13.B.Voss

In: Stone

Out: McKenna (knee)

Late change: (BRI) O'Bree, B.Voss for Akermanis (calf), Bradshaw (ill)

From the papers[edit | edit source]

The Age[edit | edit source]

"Malthouse swung his side around to little effect, as Brisbane, by contrast, could afford to rest its midfielders at various stages after the margin blew out to 71 points at half-time.

The AFL's leading goalkicker, Scott Cummings, was completely shut out of the game by Justin Leppitsch, finishing on the bench late in the third term with one behind to his name and a worrying hamstring injury.

Chris Scott hovered between half-back and half-forward to pick up plenty of hard balls, but it was Brisbane's ability to share the goalkicking that finished it off, overwhelming the best defence in the league."[1]

WAFL[edit | edit source]

Round 16 (24 July)

Claremont (Crabb, Chambers, Williams, Antonowicz, Fletcher, Hill, O'Brien, Embley, Bennett, S.Duckworth) vs East Fremantle

East Perth (Turnbull) vs Subiaco (Donnelly)

Perth (Gehrig) vs Swan Districts

Bye: West Perth, South Fremantle, Peel

Injury list[edit | edit source]

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

Player Injury Expected duration
Lewis Ankle 4 weeks
Wooden Thigh 1 week
Gehrig Groin Doubtful

References[edit | edit source]

  1. Bill McDonald, The Age (26 July 1999, p.SPORT6), "Lions maul Eagles"
  2. The Age (20 July 1999, p.SPORT2), "Your club"
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