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Footscray v West Coast
Round 21, 1993
Sat, 21 Aug 1993 (2:08 PM EST)
Lost by 42
FOO 14.10.94 - 7.10.52 WCE
3 L.Cameron (FOO)
2 S.Wynd (FOO)
1 T.Liberatore (FOO)

West Coast slumped to a seven-goal loss at Western Oval, after giving up six goals to nil in the 'premiership quarter'. Chris Mainwaring amassed 29 possessions and Dean Kemp kicked two goals from 22 touches.


1/4 time 1/2 time 3/4 time Final
Footscray 3.3.21 3.5.23 9.8.56 14.10.94
West Coast 2.2.14 4.7.31 4.9.33 7.10.52

Goals: Kemp, Sumich 2, Harding, Heady, Matera

Best: Mainwaring, Kemp, Matera, Pyke, Hart

Injuries: McKenna (knee)

Reports: Wilson for striking T.Liberatore

Records: Footscray biggest win vs WCE

Named sides[]

West Coast Footscray
B: 36.Hart 14.Brennan 12.White B: 10.Hunter 43.Nicholson 34.Sexton
HB: 17.McKenna 27.Jakovich 39.Waterman HB: 22.Quill 17.Standfield 8.Toohey
C: 30.Matera 2.Kemp 33.Godden C: 4.Kellett 23.Atkins 11.Corcoran
HF: 11.McIntosh 22.Hynes 3.Mainwaring HF: 19.Beveridge 29.Grant 38.Barrow
F: 31.Banfield 4.Sumich 9.Wilson F: 7.Hawkins 28.Grgic 14.West
R: 23.Harding 10.Pyke 5.Lamb R: 15.Wynd 18.Cameron 39,Liberatore
I: 18.Evans 1.Heady I: 42.Thorpe 31.Darcy
E: 26.Ball 42.Connell 50.Turnbull E: 21.Kolyniuk 49.Ellis 35.Kretiuk

In: Lamb

Out: Clape

From the papers[]

The Sunday Age[]

"The Eagles had more at stake than their battling opponents. This, after all, was a chance to secure second position and even make a run at the coveted top spot.

But after a below-par first half from both teams, it was the Bulldogs who steeled themselves for the second half with an 11-to-three goal blitz.

Trailing by nine points at half-time, the Bulldogs set up their victory with a six-goal third term, holding their highly fancied opponents to just two points.

The catalyst was a defender who was moved from the half-back line to the forward line, where he sealed the Eagles' fate with three goals. Alan Thorpe would be known to a handful of Footscray fans and followers of Oakleigh in the VFA, but yesterday he eluded the best defence in the competition on more than one occasion."[1]

Canberra Times[]

"The Bulldogs had moved to an 11 point lead midway through the third term before half-forward Alan Thorpe booted a great running goal to further inspire his side.

When centre half-forward Chris Grant booted a left foot goal under extreme pressure late in the quarter, the Eagles were down by five goals.

The Eagles were unable to mount a comeback in the last quarter and Footscray booted a further five goals to the Eagles three.

West Coast's day was further soured when McKenna was carried from the field on a stretcher late in the third term with an injury to his right knee."[2]

Players in the WAFL[]

Round 21 (21 August)

West Perth (West, Hall, Symmons) vs Subiaco (Langdon, Metropolis, M.Burton, Connell)

East Fremantle (Lockyer, Nichols) vs Swan Districts (Ugle, Ball, Retzlaff, Edmonds)

Claremont (Muir, Green) vs South Fremantle (Irving, Spinks)

Perth vs East Perth (Turnbull, Clape)

Injury list[]

In the lead-up to the match the following players were listed as injured or unavailable:[3]

Player Injury Expected duration
Hampson Broken leg Season
Lewis Suspension 2 weeks
Langdon Groin Test
Worsfold Groin Test
Lamb Ankle Test
Schofield Knee Test



  1. Michael Lovett, The Sunday Age (22 August 1993, p.SPORT18), "Bulldogs home in second-half blitz"
  2. Canberra Times (22 August 1993, p.14), "Bulldogs dent Eagles' double-chance hopes": http://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/127227854/13970084
  3. The Age (18 August 1993, p.46), "AFL injury list"