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West Coast v Melbourne
Round 21, 1996
Sun, 25 August 1996 (2:10 PM WST)
Won by 73
WCE 24.7.151 - 11.12.78 MEL
3 G.McKenna (WCE)
2 F.Gehrig (WCE)
1 J.Schofield (WCE)

West Coast demolished the Dees, piling on seven goals in each of the first, third and fourth quarters to race away to a 73 point win. Jarrad Schofield had a day out with 27 disposals and four goals and Peter Sumich kicked half a dozen in his return to the side.


1/4 time 1/2 time 3/4 time Final
West Coast 7.1.43 10.4.64 17.6.108 24.7.151
Melbourne 1.2.8 7.6.48 7.11.53 11.12.78

Goals: Sumich 6, Donnelly, Schofield 4, Cousins, Heatley 3, Morrison 2, Gehrig, Mainwaring

Best: McKenna, Schofield, Donnelly, Sumich, Kemp, Mainwaring

Injuries: Nil

Milestones: Heatley final appearance

Named sides[]

West Coast Melbourne
B: 36.Hart 11.McIntosh 7.Gehrig B: 15.Hopgood 37.Lamprill 36.Leoncelli
HB: 17.McKenna 22.Downsborough 8.Metropolis HB: 4.Obst 18.Nettelbeck 21.S.Febey
C: 30.Pe.Matera 2.Kemp 3.Mainwaring C: 20.M.Febey 6.G.Lovett 2.Tingay
HF: 39.Waterman 26.Ball 1.Heady HF: 17.B.Lovett 34.Irving 24.Sampson
F: 35.Cousins 4.Sumich 29.Donnelly F: 38.O'Brien 9.Neitz 33.Farmer
R: 50.Turnbull 42.Morrison 18.Evans R: 11.Stynes 12.Viney 23.Clarkson
I: 6.Banfield 31.Heatley 21.Schofield I: 7.Kowal 25.Norman 13.Yze
E: 28.Lewis 9.Lyle 10.Pyke E: 40.Bradly 31.Don.C-Collins 32.Gaspar

In: Sumich, Ball

Out: White (groin), Lovell

Late change: Lewis, Lovell, Lyle for Downsborough (thigh), Hart (heel), Ball (hamstring)

From the papers[]

The Age[]

"Born-again full-forward Peter Sumich showed strength and speed as he grabbed six impeccable, hard-fought goals, initially giving Andrew Lemprill the runaround before Craig Nettlebeck was assigned and Lemprill was shifted on to Andrew Donnelly - who himself went on to grab four goals for the day.

Heatley, playing only his second game for the Eagles this year, was busy and unselfish up forward and through the centre.

Just before the end of the third term, he clashed heavily with the tireless Jim Stynes and ran from the ground with a gash to the right eyebrow. This added to the injury to his left eye last week."[1]


Round 20 (24 August)

South Fremantle (Ph.Matera) vs Claremont (Marshall)

Subiaco vs West Perth (Symmons, Smoker)

Swan Districts vs Perth (Sikora, Trew)

East Perth (Bond, Wirrpanda) vs East Fremantle

Injury list[]

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

Player Injury Expected duration
Jakovich Knee Season
Worsfold Knee Season
Fewster Knee Season
Heatley Bruised cheekbone Test
Ball Hamstring Test



  1. Tim Atkinson, The Age (26 August 1996, p.SPORT6), "Eagles are homing in"
  2. The Age (21 August 1996, p.C15), "AFL injury list"