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West Coast v N.Melbourne
Round 4, 1989
Sun, 23 April 1989 (2:10 PM WST)
Lost by 43
NM 18.7.115 - 10.12.72 WCE
3 P.German (NM)
2 W.Schwass (NM)
1 M.Martyn (NM)

West Coast remained anchored to the bottom of the ladder after being comfortably beaten by the Roos in wet conditions at the WACA. North had a handy lead at halftime and then put the game beyond the home side with seven goals in the third term. Phil Scott dominated the ruck with 33 hitouts and Karl Langdon kicked three goals.


1/4 time 1/2 time 3/4 time Final
West Coast 3.3.21 6.7.43 8.7.55 10.12.72
North Melbourne 4.2.26 10.4.64 17.6.108 18.7.115

Goals: Langdon 3, Breman, Pyke 2, Ellis, Hart, Turner

Best: Pyke, McKenna, Turner, Scott, Rance

Injuries: nil

Milestones: Browning VFL debut, Geary WCE debut

Record: WCE lowest score vs North Melbourne

Named sides[]

West Coast North Melb
B: 8.Malaxos 45.Lockyer 14.Brennan B: 15.R.Smith 35.Longmire 19.McRae
HB: 7.Turley 23.Rance 17.McKenna HB: 4.Martyn 16.McCarthy 14.Buckley
C: 3.Mainwaring 24.Worsfold 10.Turner C: 27.Crocker 9.Larkin 33.Allison
HF: 19.Langdon 21.O'Connell 22.Ellis HF: 39.Love 45.Angus 23.Clarkson
F: 30.Browning 11.Breman 1.Pyke F: 50.Venner 6.Fairley 17.Arceri
R: 12.Scott 2.Annear 36.Hart R: 34.Hepburn 29.German 3.J.Krakouer
I: 31.Waterman 34.Geary I: 2.Schwass 7.Steele
E: 38.Barich 16.Cormack 26.Melesso E: 18.Stevenson 48.Pickering 52.Tudor

In: Turner, Browning, Breman, Waterman, Geary

Out: Laidley (susp), Sumich (hamstring), Melesso, Barich, Cormack

Late changes: Barich for Waterman

New: Clinton Browning (East Fremantle), Richard Geary (South Fremantle/Richmond)

From the papers[]

The Age[]

"West Coast was a slight chance at the main break but it took the Kangaroos just a few kicks to change that. Much of the crowd left for the shelter of their homes as North raced away to a 52-point advantage within 11 minutes of the resumption.

Quick goals to Mark Arceri (2), Hepburn, Alistair Clarkson and Peter German made it a non-event. German and wingman Wayne Schwass, who ended with 30 possessions apiece, set up many of the forward thrusts.

When West Coast did go forward, the North backline returned the ball with ease. John McCarthy, Dean McRae, Michael Martyn and company did as they liked."

Players in the WAFL[]

Claremont (Miles, Melesso) v Swan Districts (Cormack)

East Fremantle (Waterman) v Perth (Cable)

West Perth v East Perth

Subiaco (MacNish, Lamb) v South Fremantle (Jackson)



Peter Sweeney, The Age (24 April 1989, p 25), "Eagles flattened as North's attack swoops like a cyclone", retrieved from https://news.google.com/newspapers?nid=MDQ-9Oe3GGUC&dat=19890424&printsec=frontpage&hl=en