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West Coast v Footscray
Round 24, 1994
Sun, 4 September 1994 (4:15 PM WST)
Won by 71
WCE 17.15.117 - 6.10.46 FOO
3 P.Matera (WCE)
2 G.McKenna (WCE)
1 C.Mainwaring (WCE)

West Coast took out the minor premiership with a big victory over the Bulldogs in a spiteful encounter. The game boiled over on the half-time siren when Brett Heady was floored by a shirtfront, sparking an ugly all-in brawl. When the players cleared Peter Sumich was unconscious, having been the victim of a Danny Southern sleeper-hold, and had to be stretchered from the field. The loss of Sumich and Heady did little to halt the Eagles momentum as they kicked eight goals to two in the second half to record a 71-point win. Don Pyke kicked three goals from 24 touches in his 100th appearance, and David Hynes had 24 hitouts and a goal to go with 23 possessions.


1/4 time 1/2 time 3/4 time Final
West Coast 5.2.32 9.8.62 13.14.92 17.15.117
Footscray 2.0.12 4.1.25 6.4.40 6.10.46

Goals: Ball, Lewis, Pyke 3, Godden, Sumich 2, Hart, Hynes, Matera, Spinks

Best: Hynes, Pyke, Lewis, Mainwaring, Godden, Jakovich

Injuries: Heady (concussion), Sumich (asphyxiation), Spinks (ankle), McIntosh (back), Evans (chest)

Reports: Ball, Evans, Jakovich, Lewis, Sumich for engaging in melee

Milestones: Lewis 150th game, Pyke 100th game

Named sides[]

West Coast Footscray
B: 36.Hart 14.Brennan 18.Evans B: 2.Reynolds 35.Kretiuk 10.Hunter
HB: 17.McKenna 26.Ball 9.Wilson HB: 7.Hawkins 8.Southern 24.Wallis
C: 30.Matera 33.Godden 3.Mainwaring C: 14.S.West 23.Atkins 18.Cameron
HF: 11.McIntosh 29.Spinks 28.Lewis HF: 16.Croft 17.Standfield 6.Johnson
F: 20.Bond 4.Sumich 2.Kemp F: 44.Osborne 3.Grant 19.Beveridge
R: 50.Turnbull 10.Pyke 6.Banfield R: 1.Grgic 12.Koster 39.Liberatore
I: 1.Heady 39.Waterman 27.Jakovich I: 27.MacPherson 28.R.West 25.Watts
E: 32.Clape 22.Hynes 38.Symmons E: 31.A.Darcy 4.Kellett 9.Nicholson
12.White 5.Smith

In: Godden, Waterman, Spinks

Out: Turley (susp), Worsfold (groin), White

Late changes: Symmons, Hynes for Kemp (Achilles), Turnbull (knee)

From the papers[]

The Age[]

"Until injuries took their toll, it was West Coast's new tall forward structure of Sumich, Spinks and best-afield Jason Ball that won the day and turned round a shocking 64-point thrashing at the hands of Carlton a fortnight earlier in Melbourne.

The trio, backed up by the superb return from obscurity of David Hynes, consistently outmarked their Bulldog counterparts in what was heading for a dress rehearsal for the finals until Spinks was helped from the ground late in the second quarter. Minutes later, Sumich was another casualty and joined Heady, who had just replaced Spinks, in the medical room.

To have had Heady off the field for so long speaks volumes for the lethal Eagle attack, which got the home side off to a flying start and led by 37 points at half-time.

And the scraps the Eagles big men left behind were polished off in style by the new-look Chris Lewis, sporting a fresh crew-cut."[1]


Qual & Elim Finals (3 Sept)

West Perth vs East Fremantle (Harding)

Swan Districts (Ugle) vs Subiaco (Lamb, Langdon, White, Metropolis, Schofield, Connell, Hampson, Heatley)

Injury list[]

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

Player Injury Expected duration
Turley Suspended 2 weeks
Jakovich Knee Test
Worsfold Groin Test
Pyke Wrist Test
Turnbull Knee Test
Kemp Achilles Test
McIntosh Knee Test



  1. Greg Denham, The Age (5 September 1994, p.35), "Injury-hit Eagles humiliate Dogs"
  2. The Age (31 August 1994, p.41), "AFL injury list"