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Essendon v West Coast
Round 19, 1999
Metropolis hangs on. Photo: aflphotos.com.au
Fri, 6 August 1999 (7:40 PM EST)
Lost by 60
ESS 23.15.153 - 15.3.93 WCE
3 J.Misiti (ESS)
2 S.Alessio (ESS)
1 B.Caracella (ESS)

After a promising first half, West Coast lost veterans Guy McKenna and Peter Matera and quickly lost control of the game, with the Bombers kicking eight goals in each of the last two quarters to storm to a 10-goal win. Drew Banfield kicked three goals from 24 touches to be West Coast's best.


1/4 time 1/2 time 3/4 time Final
Essendon 2.2.14 7.7.49 15.11.101 23.15.153
West Coast 5.1.31 9.1.55 11.3.69 15.3.93

Goals: Banfield, Cummings, White 3, Donnelly 2, Cousins, Jakovich, Kemp, Morrison

Best: Gehrig, Banfield, White, Read, Wirrpanda

Injuries: Pe.Matera (hamstring), McKenna (corked hip), Cousins (leg)

Named sides[]

West Coast Essendon
B: 44.Wirrpanda 7.Gehrig 29.Donnelly B: 16.Barnard 31.Fletcher 28.M.Johnson
HB: 17.McKenna 27.Jakovich 8.Metropolis HB: 7.Solomon 6.Wellman 11.Hardwick
C: 42.Rintoul 6.Banfield 16.Symmons C: 32.Blumfield 26.Heffernan 8.Bewick
HF: 30.Pe.Matera 23.Fewster 12.White HF: 2.Mercuri 27.Alessio 33.Caracella
F: 2.Kemp 14.Cummings 33.Ph.Matera F: 13.Long 18.Lloyd 29.Moorcroft
R: 19.Gardiner 36.Read 9.Cousins R: 19.Somerville 24.Misiti 38.Denham
I: 45.Bellotti 10.Braun 5.Morrison I: 35.Young 43.Rioli 15.Prior
37.Williams 21.Wallis
E: 35.Crabb 32.Embley 31.Jones E: 12.Symons 30.Fraser 17.Lalich

In: Bellotti

Out: McIntosh (knee)

Late change: (WCE) Embley for Bellotti (ill); (ESS) Symons, Fraser for Long (calf), Prior (calf)

From the papers[]

The Age[]

"The Bombers more than doubled their first-half score by booting eight goals to the Eagles' two in the third term to race to a commanding 32-point three-quarter-time lead.

West Coast held a six-point lead at half-time despite having lost three of its best players to injury.

Peter Matera and Guy McKenna were rendered useless in the first half, while Ben Cousins was forced off in the second quarter with a corked leg after a crude block from Joe Misiti.

Matera tore his hamstring and will not play again before the finals, while McKenna received a corked hip after a crude tackle by Wallis. McKenna showed courage to resume after half-time, but the Eagles were rocked by the losses of Matera and Cousins and McKenna was severely restricted."[1]


Round 18 (7 Aug)

Claremont (Wooden, Crabb, Chambers, Jones, Antonowicz, Fletcher, O'Brien, Bennett, S.Duckworth, Younie, Taylor) vs Peel

East Perth (Turnbull) vs Perth

Swan Districts (Ball) vs East Fremantle

Subiaco vs South Fremantle

Bye: West Perth

Injury list[]

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

Player Injury Expected duration
Lewis Ankle Indefinite
McIntosh Knee Test
Stone Hand Test
Hill Concussion Test



  1. Greg Denham, The Age (7 August 1999, p.SPORT22), "Ruthless Bombers overrun Eagles"
  2. The Age (3 August 1999, p.SPORT2), "Your club"