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West Coast v Essendon
Round 23, 1991
Sun, 25 August 1991 (2:10 PM WST)
Won by 63
WCE 16.19.115 - 7.10.52 ESS
3 P.Matera (WCE)
2 A.McIntosh (WCE)
1 D.Irving (WCE)

West Coast tuned up for the finals by recording a big win over the Bombers, extending their lead at every change and holding Essendon goalless in the final term to put the Bombers' own finals hopes in jeopardy. Peter Sumich kicked six goals and late inclusion Paul Peos had a team-high 25 disposals.


1/4 time 1/2 time 3/4 time Final
West Coast 3.3.21 6.9.45 12.13.85 16.19.115
Essendon 1.6.12 4.7.31 7.7.49 7.10.52

Goals: Sumich 6, Lewis 3, Heady, Wilson 2, Jackson, Langdon, Peos

Best: McKenna, Matera, Peos, Worsfold, Irving, McIntosh

Injuries: Nil

Records: Essendon lowest score vs WCE

Named sides[]

West Coast Essendon
B: Pyke Brennan Waterman B: Thompson Wallis Considine
HB: McKenna McIntosh Worsfold HB: O'Donnell T.Daniher Johnston
C: Matera Lewis Mainwaring C: Anderson Kickett Heard
HF: Wilson Jakovich Heady HF: Wanganeen Somerville McMullan
F: Langdon Sumich Turley F: Madden Watson Long
R: Irving Kemp Lamb R: Salmon Bewick Ezard
I: Jackson Watters I: Plain C.Daniher
E: Barich Hepburn Peos E: Cransberg Heard Harvey

In: Lamb, Jackson, Langdon

Out: Hart (inj), Hepburn, Peos

Late change: (WCE) Peos for Mainwaring (inj); (ESS) Cransberg, Heard, Harvey for Considine, Hills, C.Daniher

From the papers[]

Canberra Times[]

"After breaking the Essendon challenge after half-time, the Eagles re-discovered their outstanding running game with defenders John Worsfold and Guy McKenna giving West Coast pace through the middle of the ground.

Ruck-rover Paul Peos, a late replacement for the injured Chris Mainwaring, and Peter Matera added to the Eagles' efficiency across midfield.

West Coast also had encouraging signs from teenager Glen Jakovich, who, in the second half, outpointed Madden and Salmon at centre-half-back."[1]

Players in the WAFL[]

Round 21 (24 August)

Subiaco (Breman, White, Dargie, Young, Burton) vs South Fremantle (Hynes)

East Perth (Turnbull, Clape) vs Claremont (Miles, Kickett, Hepburn, Evans)

East Fremantle (Malaxos, Higgins) vs Swan Districts (Rance, Narkle)

West Perth (West, Hall) vs Perth (Barich, Porter)



  1. Canberra Times (26 August 1991, p.23), "Essendon in danger after losing to West Coast": http://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/page/13009868