West Coast v Melbourne
Round 5, 1995
Sat, 29 April 1995 (8:40 PM WST)
Won by 16
WCE 13.12.90 - 11.8.74 MEL
3 J.Ball (WCE)
2 A.Lovell (MEL)
1 C.Turley (WCE)

West Coast held off Melbourne to deny the Demons their first win of 1995, kicking four goals to start the match and winning by 16 points. Jason Ball kicked five goals and the returning Craig Turley kicked three from 23 possessions.


1/4 time 1/2 time 3/4 time Final
West Coast 4.2.26 8.6.54 9.9.63 13.12.90
Melbourne 4.1.25 7.3.45 8.6.54 11.8.74

Goals: Ball 5, Turley 3, Symmons 2, Hynes, Kemp, Wilson

Best: Ball, Brennan, Pyke, Kemp, Turley, Symmons

Injuries: Matera (hamstring), Brennan (shoulder)

Named sidesEdit

West Coast Melbourne
B: Hart Brennan White B: Lovell Wight Seecamp
HB: McKenna Jakovich Metropolis HB: Lamprill Prymke S.Febey
C: Matera Kemp Waterman C: M.Febey Dyson Tingay
HF: Wilson McIntosh Heady HF: Charles Neitz Norman
F: Ball Sumich Lewis F: Smith Lyon Heppell
R: Turnbull Banfield Pyke R: Stynes Obst Hilton
I: Evans Symmons Turley I: Kowal Rohde Irving
E: Gehrig Hynes Schofield E: Farmer Hopgood Sampson

In: Matera, Turley, Waterman, Sumich

Out: Mainwaring (shoulder), Bond, Dunstan, Hynes

Late change: Hynes, Schofield for McIntosh (stomach muscle), Waterman (hamstring)

From the papersEdit

The AgeEdit

"In fact, of the 13 Eagles goals, five came from the wing.

First, there was Craig Turley, the club's 1991 best and fairest, getting his first opportunity for the year - and game No. 99 - who showed the skills of old. Turley took just eight minutes to post the first of three goals.

Then, Paul Symmons, 22 and playing only his eighth game, fed the ball into the forward line all night and, in the fourth quarter, kicked his first two goals in AFL football.

But the night belonged to Jason Ball, who kicked five goals and is heir apparent to Sumich."[1]

Players in the WAFLEdit

Round 4 (29-30 Apr)

West Perth (Blurton, Downsborough) vs Swan Districts

Perth (Gehrig, Dyer) vs East Fremantle (Harding)

South Fremantle (Spinks, Dunstan) vs Claremont

East Perth (Peos, Bond, Lyle) vs Subiaco (Langdon, Heatley, Godden)

Injury listEdit

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

Player Injury Expected duration
J.Spinks Knee 6-8 weeks
Mainwaring Shoulder 4-12 weeks
Worsfold Thigh strain Test
Matera Hamstring strain Test
Waterman Hamstring strain Test


  1. Tim Atkinson, The Age (1 May 1995, p.34), "Breakdown upsets Balme as Demons press Eagles"
  2. The Age (26 April 1995, p.30), "AFL injury list"