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West Coast v St Kilda
Round 3, 1992
Sun, 5 April 1992 (2:10 PM WST)
Won by 33
WCE 16.17.113 - 12.8.80 STK
3 C.Turley (WCE)
2 P.Peos (WCE)
1 C.Lewis (WCE)

West Coast got their first win on the board for 1992 thanks mainly to a memorable performance by debutant Daniel Metropolis, who goaled with his first four kicks in senior footy and finished with 6 for the game. He was assisted by a number of more senior players, including Paul Peos who kicked four goals from 22 possessions.


1/4 time 1/2 time 3/4 time Final
West Coast 5.6.36 8.8.56 12.12.84 16.17.113
St Kilda 1.2.8 6.5.41 9.6.60 12.8.80

Goals: Metropolis 6, Peos 4, Lewis 2, Kemp, Langdon, Matera, Watters

Best: Peos, Turley, Kemp, Lewis, Metropolis, Lockyer

Injuries: McKenna (leg)

Milestones: Harding WCE debut, Metropolis AFL debut

Named sides[]

West Coast St Kilda
B: 5.Lamb 45.Lockyer 24.Worsfold B: 3.Burke 2.Frawley 34.Daniels
HB: 17.McKenna 27.Jakovich 50.Turnbull HB: 6.Grant 12.Morris 41.Pekin
C: 15.Laidley 13.Watters 30.Matera C: 35.Harvey 27.Greig 8.Devonport
HF: 39.Waterman 22.Hynes 2.Kemp HF: 7.Winmar 23.Loewe 17.Allen
F: 7.Turley 19.Langdon 10.Pyke F: 19.Clark 4.Lockett 10.Flanigan
R: 23.Harding 28.Lewis 3.Mainwaring R: 9.Vidovic 1.Newport 14.Craven
I: 21.Metropolis 6.Peos I: 16.Fletcher 52.Kickett
E: 29.Ball 8.Nichols 31.White E: 31.Shanahan 33.Davies 20.Dwyer

In: Langdon, Lamb, Harding, Lockyer, Peos, Metropolis

Out: Heady (ankle), Ugle (hamstring), Irving, Ball, White, Nichols

Late change: (STK) Shanahan for Morris

New: Paul Harding (St Kilda/Hawthorn/East Fremantle), Daniel Metropolis (Subiaco)

From the papers[]

The Age[]

"While Peos was outstanding and Metropolis an opportunist from a fine midfield unit marshalled by Craig Turley, Dean Kemp and Chris Mainwaring, the Eagles' triumph was also a tribute to key defenders Andrew Lockyer and Glen Jakovich.

Chris Lewis, Eagles' player of the 1990 finals, also regained his flair and match-winning best with his finest performance in 18 months, according to Malthouse.

Lockyer took on and beat Saints' man mountain Tony Lockett while Jakovich held the dangerous Stewart Loewe quiet.

The Saints wasted far too many midfield developments and were constantly harassed into error as the West Coast rejuvenated the tackling, aggression and hunger for the contest that was missing from their game in Sydney."[1]

Players in the WAFL[]

Round 1 (4 April)

Swan Districts (Gow, Ball, Ogg) vs East Fremantle (Nichols, Morphett, Krummel)

West Perth (West, Hall, Freeman) vs East Perth (Clape, Regan)

Claremont (Begovich) vs Subiaco (Scott, White, Burton, Davies, Connell, McIntosh)

South Fremantle (Hart, Irving) vs Perth (Barich)

Injury list[]

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

Player Injury Expected duration
Keene Heel 5-10 weeks
Wilson Dislocated shoullder 6 weeks
A.McIntosh Knee ligament 3 weeks
Ugle Hamstring strain 2-3 weeks
Brennan Hamstring strain 2 weeks
Sumich Suspension 1 week
Hepburn Knee tendonitis 1 week
Heady Ankle strain Test
McKenna Cork thigh Test



  1. Kim Hagdorn, The Age (6 April 1992, p.27), "Eagles get a lift as rookie bags six"
  2. The Age (1 April 1992, p.31), "The injury list"