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Essendon v West Coast
Semi Final, 1993
Kemp gets a shepherd from Brennan. Photo: aflphotos.com.au
Sun, 12 Sept 1993 (2:30 PM EST)
Lost by 32
ESS 16.12.108 - 11.10.76 WCE

West Coast's premiership defence came to an end at the hands of the Bombers, with the home side taking control of the match early and running out comfortable 32-point winners. Chris Mainwaring led the Eagles with 27 disposals and a goal, and Don Pyke had 23 touches.


1/4 time 1/2 time 3/4 time Final
Essendon 4.2.26 10.4.64 13.6.84 16.12.108
West Coast 1.5.11 4.8.32 8.9.57 11.10.76

Goals: Sumich 3, Heady, Lewis 2, Brennan, Mainwaring, Pyke, Waterman

Best: Mainwaring, Pyke, Hart, Evans, Kemp, McKenna

Injuries: Worsfold (ankle), McKenna (knee), Evans (arm)

Named sides[]

West Coast Essendon
B: 36.Hart 12.White 9.Wilson B: 4.Wanganeen 31.Fletcher 29.Grenvold
HB: 14.Brennan 27.Jakovich 17.McKenna HB: 10.O'Donnell 1.Harvey 24.Misiti
C: 30.Matera 24.Worsfold 3.Mainwaring C: 47.Olarenshaw 13.Long 11.Hills
HF: 39.Waterman 11.McIntosh 28.Lewis HF: 32.Watson 12.Symons 2.Mercuri
F: 18.Evans 4.Sumich 1.Heady F: 8.Bewick 5.Hird 3.Salmon
R: 23.Harding 2.Kemp 10.Pyke R: 19.Somerville 7.C.Daniher 38.Denham
I: 33.Godden 22.Hynes I: 48.Calthorpe 9.Kickett
E: 31.Banfield 15.Krummel 50.Turnbull E: 28.Flood 20.Kilpatrick 27.Alessio

No change

Late change: (ESS) Flood for Harvey (foot)

From the papers[]

The Age[]

"Yesterday, West Coast looked anything but a contender. Apart from the opening minutes, when Peter Sumich's snap for goal at the scoreboard sailed through, it trailed all day - by 15 points at quarter-time, 32 at half-time, and 27 at the final change.

West Coast could never break loose and score goals in quick succession. On the only occasion it had a chance, when Sumich marked 35 metres out immediately after he had scored West Coast's 10th goal in the final quarter, he kicked into Dustin Fletcher standing on the mark.

The Eagles were hit when skipper John Worsfold limped off with an injured ankle in the second quarter, Guy McKenna injured his knee near the end of the third quarter, and was a virtual spectator on the forward line in the last quarter. As well, Paul Harding, concussed last week, struggled in the ruck, though credit must go to Peter Somerville, who had one of his best games."[1]

Canberra Times[]

"With Somerville controlling the ruck, Essendon's forwards were well fed from the midfield.

At the other end, Bomber defenders Fletcher and David Flood dominated key Eagles forwards Peter Sumich and Ashley McIntosh respectively.

Sumich kicked three goals, but only one in the first three quarters, and McIntosh failed to score."[2]

Players in the WAFL[]

Preliminary Final (11 Sept)

West Perth (West, Hall, Symmons) def. Subiaco (Lamb, Connell, Metropolis, Banfield, M.Burton, Schofield)

Grand Final (19 Sept)

Claremont (Muir, Green) def. West Perth (West, Hall, Symmons). Former Eagle Dale Kickett also won a premiership medal.

Injury list[]

In the lead-up to the match the following players were listed as injured or unavailable:[3]

Player Injury Expected duration
Hampson Broken leg Season
Langdon Knee Test
Lamb Ankle Test
Harding Concussion Test




  1. Len Johnson, The Age (13 September 1993, p.27), "Fighting Dons stun wilting Eagles"
  2. Canberra Times (13 September 1993), "Bombers only one win off finals berth": http://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/page/13971040
  3. The Age (8 September 1993, p.32), "Finals notebook '93"