Sydney v West Coast
Round 18, 1990
Sun, 5 August 1990 (2:10 PM EST)
Won by 15
WCE 12.11.83 - 10.8.68 SYD
3 S.Malaxos (WCE)
2 G.John (SYD)
1 M.Kennedy (SYD)

West Coast got the points over struggling Sydney in a scrappy encounter at the SCG. The Eagles squandered an early advantage to let the Swans get within a single point at the final change, before consolidating to run out 15 points ahead.


1/4 time 1/2 time 3/4 time Final
Sydney 1.3.9 4.4.28 8.7.55 10.8.68
West Coast 4.5.29 5.6.36 8.8.56 12.11.83

Goals: McGrath 3, Langdon 2, Lamb, Lewis, Malaxos, Turley, Ugle, Wilson, Worsfold

Best: Malaxos, Worsfold, Mainwaring, Lamb, Lewis, McGrath

Injuries: Nil

Reports: Worsfold for striking G.Williams

Milestones: Miles 100th AFL game

Named sidesEdit

West Coast Sydney
B: Worsfold Brennan Miles B: Kennedy Carter Kellett
HB: Turley Scott McKenna HB: Toohey Bayes G.Page
C: Mainwaring Malaxos Kemp C: Bolton Williams Murphy
HF: Wilson McGrath Lewis HF: Nettelbeck West Higgins
F: Begovich Melesso Ugle F: McAsey Henwood Teal
R: Irving Lamb Hart R: John Carroll Wright
I: Langdon Turner I: O'Dwyer Denneman
E: Gwilliam Keene Pyke E: Luff Fell Brinkkotter Roberts

In: Langdon

Out: Jackson

Late change: (SYD) Fell for McAsey

From the papersEdit

The AgeEdit

"The Eagles expected a tough match from the Swans but looked set to drub the home team early in the match.

The inaccurate Sydney forwards let their team down as the visitors grabbed a 20-point lead at quarter-time. But the Swans quickly rallied to get within two points, and trailed by only eight at half-time.

For a team playing uninspiring football, the Eagles held on grimly. They had a chance to bury Sydney midway through the third term when they established a lead of 26 points, but the Swans, putting in one of their usual second-half comebacks, kept chipping away until one point separated the sides at the final change.

Early goals in the final quarter sealed the victory for the Eagles, with much of the groundwork being laid by the side's two best running players, Chris Lewis and Chris Mainwaring."[1]

Players in the WAFLEdit

Round 18 (4 August)

South Fremantle (Jackson, Watters) vs Swan Districts (Rance, Narkle)

East Perth vs Perth (Barich)

Subiaco (Keene, Breman, Hutchinson) vs East Fremantle (Lockyer, Waterman, Browning, Ellis)

Claremont (Annear, Cormack, Pyke, Higgins, Evans, Turnbull) vs West Perth (Gwilliam)


  1. The Age (6 August 1990, p.30), "Eagles on another successful flying visit"
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