Brisbane v West Coast
Round 21, 1990
Sun, 26 August 1990 (2:10 PM EST)
Won by 41
WCE 14.16.100 - 8.11.59 BRI
3 C.Lewis (WCE)
2 C.Turley (WCE)
1 D.Bain (BRI)

West Coast accounted for the bottom-placed Bears and strengthened their finals position in 1990's penultimate round. Chris Lewis continued his good form with 38 possessions and three goals and David Hart was also a strong contributor with 31 disposals and a goal.


1/4 time 1/2 time 3/4 time Final
Brisbane 1.2.9 5.5.35 7.8.50 8.11.59
West Coast 4.4.28 9.7.61 11.10.76 14.16.100

Goals: Sumich 4, Lewis 3, McGrath 2, Hart, Heady, Malaxos, Turley, Waterman

Best: Lewis, Malaxos, Rance, McGrath, McKenna, Worsfold, Langdon

Injuries: Sumich (hamstring)

Records: Brisbane lowest score vs WCE

Milestones: Narkle final appearance

Named sidesEdit

West Coast Brisbane
B: 7.Turley 14.Brennan 36.Hart B: 37.Withers 16.Lester-Smith 17.Leslie
HB: 17.McKenna 23.Rance 24.Worsfold HB: 4.Gastev 21.Zanotti 46.Wearne
C: 33.Kemp 8.Malaxos 10.Turner C: 18.Walsh 8.Richardson 40.Davidson
HF: 19.Langdon 40.McGrath 39.Heady HF: 25.Campbell 24.Merrett 10.Ashcroft
F: 12.Scott 4.Sumich 41.Narkle F: 6.Rowe 27.Roberts 5.Hardie
R: 34.Irving 28.Lewis 3.Mainwaring R: 9.Ishchenko 7.McIvor 22.Bain
I: 31.Waterman 13.Watters I: 15.O'Sullivan 3.Reynoldson
E: 11.Breman 25.Keene 50.Turnbull E: 38.Gibson 26.Eade 32.Hart

In: Rance, Worsfold, McGrath, Watters, Turner

Out: Melesso (susp), Lamb (arm), Miles, Ugle, Begovich

From the papersEdit

The AgeEdit

"Rance, who played the first 14 games of the year, was cast aside after the Eagles' 26-point loss to Collingwood in round 14, but has now seemingly guaranteed himself a spot for the finals.

His gritty comeback to bolster the Eagles' backline was perhaps the only positive aspect - the four critical premiership points aside - to come out of the Eagles' eight-hour journey on Saturday via Adelaide and Sydney.

The 7286 spectactors at the game had to endure a blustery wind, an inept performance from the home team and some of the most difficult-to-follow umpiring of the year.

Certainly, there was nothing to inspire West Coast confidence with the finals two weeks away."[1]

Players in the WAFLEdit

Round 21 (25 August)

Claremont (O'Connell, Higgins, Pyke, Evans, Mann) vs Swan Districts (Ugle)

West Perth vs Subiaco (Breman, Cable, Hutchinson)

East Fremantle (Lockyer, Browning) vs Perth (Barich)

East Perth (Peos) vs South Fremantle

Injury listEdit

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

Player Injury Expected duration
Lamb Broken wrist Season
Laidley Knee reconstruction Season
MacNish Arm surgery Season
Melesso Suspension 5 weeks
Wilson Broken jaw 3-4 weeks
Annear Fractured skull OK


  1. Peter Blucher, The Age (27 August 1990, p.28), "Rance the bright spot in dull Eagles win"
  2. The Age (22 August 1990, p.31), "The injury list"
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