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West Coast v Adelaide
Round 8, 1999
Skipper McKenna in action. Photo: aflphotos.com.au
Sun, 16 May 1999 (3:50 PM WST)
Won by 54
WCE 19.12.126 - 11.6.72 ADL
3 Pe.Matera (WCE)
2 S.Cummings (WCE)
1 D.Wirrpanda (WCE)

West Coast went two games clear at the top of the table with a thumping win over the reigning premiers. The Eagles had opened up a sizeable lead by half time and ran away in the final quarter. In the absence of Dean Kemp and Ben Cousins, veteran Peter Matera dominated the midfield to pick up 29 possessions and Scott Cummings took advantage to kick 7 goals.


1/4 time 1/2 time 3/4 time Final
West Coast 4.5.29 10.6.66 13.8.86 19.12.126
Adelaide 2.1.13 4.2.26 7.5.47 11.6.72

Goals: Cummings 7, Ph.Matera 4, White 3, Fewster 2, Ball, Jones, Wooden

Best: Pe.Matera, Cummings, Rintoul, Wirrpanda, Braun, Ph.Matera

Injuries: Nil

Milestones: Jones Rising Star nomination

Named sides[]

West Coast Adelaide
B: 44.Wirrpanda 11.McIntosh 36.Read B: 34.Hart 8.Bassett 22.Perrie
HB: 8.Metropolis 27.Jakovich 17.McKenna HB: 36.Goodwin 44.Caven 32.Ricciuto
C: 31,Jones 10.Braun 5.Morrison C: 29.Thiessen 11.James 7.Smart
HF: 12.White 26.Ball 42.Rintoul HF: 23.McLeod 10.Robran 3.Jarman
F: 33,Ph.Matera 14.Cummings 45.Bellotti F: 9.Edwards 19.M.Stevens 13.Ellen
R: 19.Gardiner 6.Banfield 9.Cousins R: 15.Pittman 28.Johnson 5.Koster
I: 30.Pe.Matera 16.Symmons 37.Williams I: 14.Connell 1.Herbert 35.Jameson
13.Wooden 20.Stenglein
E: 32.Embley 23.Fewster 41.Fletcher E: 24.Burton 37.Golding 16.McGregor

In: Symmons, Wooden

Out: Kemp (hamstring), Embley

Late change: (WCE) Fewster for Cousins; (ADL) Burton for Ellen (back)

From the papers[]

The Age[]

"Adelaide was thrashed 18-10 in centre clearances by an Eagles side missing key midfielders Dean Kemp and Ben Cousins, but ably led by Peter Matera. The 1992 Norm Smith medallist doesn't often get a chance to run on the ball nowadays, but thrived with 22 first-half possessions on his way to a tally of 29.

Former Crow Chad Rintoul was prolific early with 10 first-quarter touches as the Eagles took an early grip on the match.

Crows playmaker Mark Ricciuto was generally well held, as was Kym Koster, who had just seven touches, and Blight said his on-ballers were well down."[1]


Round 7 (15 May)

Claremont (Crabb, Antonowicz, Fletcher, O'Brien, Embley, Bennett, Younie, S.Duckworth, Taylor) vs Perth

West Perth vs Peel

East Perth (Turnbull) vs East Fremantle (Mainwaring)

Swan Districts vs South Fremantle

Bye: Subiaco

Injury list[]

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

Player Injury Expected duration
Holmes Foot Indefinite (not on official list)
Lewis Ankle 3 weeks
Metropolis Fractured cheekbone 3 weeks
Heady Ankle 3 weeks
Stone Groin 2 weeks
Gehrig Heel Test
Mainwaring Hamstring Test
Braun Corked thigh Test
Cousins Arm Available



  1. Scott Coghlan, The Age (17 May 1999, p.C4), "Crows seek rest to cure hangover"
  2. The Age (11 May 1999, p.C2), "AFL injury list"