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: Turley Brennan Hart B: Withers Lester-Smith Leslie
HB: McKenna Rance Worsfold HB: Gastev Zanotti Wearne
C: Kemp Malaxos Turner C: Walsh Richardson Davidson
HF: Langdon McGrath Heady HF: Campbell Merrett Ashcroft
F: Scott Sumich Narkle F: Rowe Roberts Hardie
R: Irving Lewis Mainwaring R: Ishchenko McIvor Bain
I: Waterman Watters I: O'Sullivan Reynoldson
E: Breman Keene Turnbull E: Gibson Eade 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


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