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West Coast v N.Melbourne
Round 6, 1987
Sun, 3 May 1987 (2:10 PM WST)
Won by 74
WCE 24.18.162 - 13.10.88 NM
3 R.Wiley (WCE)
2 D.Lamb (WCE)
1 M.Wrensted (WCE)

West Coast won consecutive games for the first time and scored their biggest victory in their short history with a demolition of the Kangaroos. John Annear kicked five goals from 34 possessions and fellow veteran Rob Wiley kicked three from 28 touches.


1/4 time 1/2 time 3/4 time Final
West Coast 3.3.21 10.7.67 17.12.114 24.18.162
North Melbourne 2.6.18 7.8.50 11.9.75 13.10.88

Goals: Annear 5, Lewis, Wiley 3, Gastev, Glendinning, MacNish 2, Hart, Holmes, Ishchenko, Lamb, Mainwaring, Scott, Worsfold

Best: Wiley, Annear, Lamb, Wrensted, Brennan, Malaxos

Injuries: Nil

Named sides[]

West Coast North Melb
B: O'Connell Lockyer Lamb B: Steele McCann R.Smith
HB: Brennan Miles Zanotti HB: Law Crocker Schimmelbusch
C: Hart Wrensted Turner C: German Larkin Dwyer
HF: Gastev Scott Malaxos HF: Holt Fairley P.Krakouer
F: Wiley Glendinning Holmes F: McDonald Stevenson J.Krakouer
R: Ishchenko Annear Mainwaring R: Mossop Demetriou Arceri
I (fr): MacNish Peos Lewis I (fr): Ackerly Allison S.Smith
E: Bartlett E: Passmore Love

In: Glendinning, Malaxos, Peos

Out: Keene (susp)

Late changes: (WCE) O'Connell, Turner out; (NM) Stevenson out

From the papers[]

The Age[]

"Glendinning, an absentee last week when they beat Hawthorn and still looking doubtful in the early moments of this game, overcame anguish about his suspect thigh injury to produce a second quarter that was vintage football from the 1983 Brownlow medallist. He had been moved from the safety of full-forward to the responsibility of centre-half forward where he outplayed North defender John Law and broke open the Kangaroos' half-back line which had reigned supreme for the first term.

Robert Wiley, whose years with Richmond established him as a big-game player, was superb with a 22-kick effort, and John Annear (23 kicks, 11 handpasses) was the biggest possession-getter in the game, following on from his tag as the best ball-getter in the VFL last year."[1]

Players in the WAFL[]

Round 5 (1-2 May)

East Fremantle vs Perth (Barich)

Claremont vs Swan Districts (Langsford)

South Fremantle vs Subiaco (O'Loughlin)

Bye: West Perth, East Perth



  1. Alan East, The Age (4 May 1987, p.30), "Glendinning returns and sparks Eagles to vital win"