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Adelaide v West Coast
Round 7, 1998
Cousins in action. Photo: aflphotos.com.au
Sun, 10 May 1998 (1:40 PM CST)
Lost by 8
ADL 11.13.79 - 10.11.71 WCE
3 S.Rehn (ADL)
2 N.Smart (ADL)
1 A.McLeod (ADL)

West Coast slumped to its fourth-straight loss, despite a final quarter fightback that saw the Eagles threaten to overcome a 29-point deficit. Chris Waterman picked up 27 possessions and Ben Cousins kicked 2 goals from 19 possessions.


1/4 time 1/2 time 3/4 time Final
Adelaide 5.6.36 6.8.44 9.12.66 11.13.79
West Coast 2.2.14 4.3.27 5.7.37 10.11.71

Goals: Cousins, Morrison 2, Braun, Fewster, Kemp, Ph.Matera, Read, Waterman

Best: McIntosh, McKenna, Waterman, Banfield, Gehrig, Morrison

Injuries: Nil

Named sides[]

West Coast Adelaide
B: 50.Turnbull 11.McIntosh 36.Read B: 11.James 8.Bassett 34.Hart
HB: 17.McKenna 27.Jakovich 24.Worsfold HB: 28.Johnson 44.Caven 7.Smart
C: 30.Pe.Matera 2.Kemp 33.Ph.Matera C: 5.Koster 32.Ricciuto 29.Thiessen
HF: 39.Waterman 7.Gehrig 42.Morrison HF: 23.McLeod 20.Keating 42.Rintoul
F: 25.Holmes 29.Donnelly 21.Schofield F: 17.Downsborough 35.Jameson 18.Bond
R: 19.Gardiner 6.Banfield 9.Cousins R: 52.Rehn 3.Jarman 26.Bickley
I: 23.Fewster 8.Metropolis 16.Symmons I: 14.Connell 33.Eccles 21.Ormond-Allen
13.Wooden 30.Vardy
E: 10.Braun 28.Lewis 5.Lovell E: 4.Picioane 24.Sampson

In: Worsfold, Kemp, Fewster

Out: Heady (ankle), Lovell (calf), Lewis

Late change: (WCE) Braun for Symmons (ill); (ADL) Picioane for Jameson (family)

From the papers[]

The Age[]

"With nine minutes remaining of yesterday's match, Adelaide led by 29 points, before West Coast, going with a strong wind, scored three goals within four minutes, then added three behinds to finish so near, yet so far.

The Eagles were left to rue what might have been if Andrew Donnelly's set shot from just outside the goal square had not been touched by man-on-the-mark Ben Hart 90 seconds before three-quarter-time.

For most of the willing struggle, though, Adelaide enjoyed a greater share of the play and used the ball more skilfully, and should have won by much more."[1]


Round 7 (9 May)

Peel (Lovell, Grgic) vs East Perth (Wirrpanda)

Claremont (Lewis, Evans, Sikora, Stone, Crabb, Bellotti) vs South Fremantle

Subiaco (Simpson, Fletcher) vs Perth

East Fremantle vs West Perth (Williams, Younie)

Bye: Swan Districts

Injury list[]

In the leadup to the match the following players were listed as injured or unavailable.[2]

Player Injury Expected duration
Cummings Knee reconstruction Season
Marshall Knee 4 weeks
Mainwaring Knee reconstruction 3 weeks
Ball Suspension 1 week
Worsfold Thigh Test
Braun Foot Test
White Thigh Test
Grgic Back Test
Wirrpanda Thigh Test
Kemp Concussion Available



  1. Alan Shiell, The Age (11 May 1998, p.SPORT7), "Eagles and Crows 'over-rated'"
  2. The Age (6 May 1998, p.C2), "Your club: Daily news on every club"