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: 24.Worsfold 14.Brennan 6.Miles B: 14.Kennedy 13.Carter 46.Kellett
HB: 7.Turley 12.Scott 17.McKenna HB: 15.Toohey 30.Bayes 28.G.Page
C: 3.Mainwaring 8.Malaxos 33.Kemp C: 16.Bolton 2.Williams 35.Murphy
HF: 9.Wilson 40.McGrath 28.Lewis HF: 40.Nettelbeck 20.West 47.Higgins
F: 44.Begovich 26.Melesso 35.Ugle F: 33.McAsey 9.Henwood 37.Teal
R: 34.Irving 5.Lamb 36.Hart R: 19.John 7.Carroll 26.Wright
I: 19.Langdon 10.Turner I: O'Dwyer Denneman
E: 43.Gwilliam 25.Keene 1.Pyke E: 34.Luff 23.Fell 44.Brinkkotter

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)

Injury listEdit

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

Player Injury Expected duration
Laidley Knee reconstruction Season
MacNish Arm surgery Season
Matera Knee 3 weeks
Heady Bruised back 2 weeks
Sumich Hamstring 1-2 weeks
Langdon Virus OK


  1. The Age (6 August 1990, p.30), "Eagles on another successful flying visit"
  2. The Age (1 August 1990, p.33), "The injury list"
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