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West Coast v Carlton
Round 21, 1989
Sun, 27 Aug 1989 (2:10 PM WST)
Won by 76
WCE 21.22.148 - 10.12.72 CAR
3 S.Jackson (WCE)
2 P.Sumich (WCE)
1 G.Miles (WCE)

West Coast produced a surprise victory over a highly-favoured Blues side, overcoming a brief second-quarter rally to put Carlton to the sword and rack up their highest score of a poor season. Chris Lewis kicked three goals from 26 possessions and usual backman Geoff Miles was a surprise scoreboard contributor with five goals.


1/4 time 1/2 time 3/4 time Final
West Coast 5.4.34 11.8.74 15.14.104 21.22.148
Carlton 1.0.6 6.3.39 9.9.63 10.12.72

Goals: Miles 5, Jackson, Sumich 4, Lewis, Turley 3, Barich, Malaxos

Best: Worsfold, Lewis, Miles, Mainwaring, Jackson, Sumich

Injuries: nil

Reports: Langdon for unduly rough play

Milestones: MacNish final appearance

Records: WCE biggest win vs Carlton, WCE highest score vs Carlton

Named sides[]

West Coast Carlton
B: 8.Malaxos 19.Langdon 6.Miles B: 23.Meldrum 26.Rhys-Jones 6.Dorotich
HB: 17.McKenna 23.Rance 10.Turner HB: 5.Da Rui 45.McKenzie 43.Kennedy
C: 3.Mainwaring 24.Worsfold 38.Barich C: 31.Alvin 11.Hawker 48.Matthews
HF: 28.Lewis 21.O'Connell 35.Ugle HF: 21.Bradley 3.Dennis 15.Verbeek
F: 27.Jackson 4.Sumich 18.MacNish F: 19.Phillips 4.S.Kernahan 25.Herman
R: 12.Scott 5.Lamb 36.Hart R: 44.Madden 47.McKinnon 12.Gleeson
I: 33.Holmes 11.Breman I: 18.Sartori 2.Fotia
E: 32.Cable 7.Turley 29.Higgins E: 40.Butts 28.D.Kernahan 30.Murphy

In: McKenna, Ugle, Breman

Out: Laidley (susp), Brennan (inj), Lockyer (inj)

Late changes: Turley for Holmes

From the papers[]

The Age[]

"Trailing by 34 points after West Coast kicked their sixth goal at the one-minute mark, the Blues kicked four quick goals to reduce the margin to nine points.

But their run ended just as quickly as it had started.

West Coast, with rookie forwards Peter Sumich and Stevan Jackson kicking four goals each and an an unlikely goalscorer in Geoff Miles (five goals from eight kicks), put together five, six, four and six-goal quarters to produce their highest tally of the year.

John Worsfold worked long and hard, Chris Lewis was dominant with feet and hands, and blond centreline player Chris Mainwaring didn't stop winning possessions."[1]

Canberra Times[]

"Yesterday's win was constructed around a clever coaching move from Todd. He moved regular defender Greg (sic) Miles into attack and the high-leaping Eagle proved his capabilities with a five goal display.

Miles became another alternative for the Eagles near the goal and this appeared to unsettle the Blues' defensive strategy.

The Blues had to contend with Miles, Stcvan Jackson and Peter Sumich, who among them kicked 12 goals. Jackson and Sumich exhibited their strong overhead marking talent to embarrass Carlton.

Usually reliable Blues defenders David Rhys-Jones, Jon Dorotich and Tom Alvin appeared to be drastically out of form and lacking stamina."[2]

Players in the WAFL[]

Round 21 (26 August)

Swan Districts (Cormack) vs South Fremantle (Geary)

East Fremantle vs Claremont (Higgins, Melesso)

West Perth vs Perth (Cable)

East Perth vs Subiaco



  1. Peter Sweeney, The Age (28 August 1989, p 32), "Reborn Eagles send sorry Blues packing"
  2. Canberra Times (28 August 1989, p.21), "Todd lifts Eagles to year high": https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/122279327/12991904