Round 20, 1990
West Coast vs Melbourne
Sunday 19 August
Melbourne win by 36 points
Goalkickers: Darren Bennett 6, Danny Hughes 2, Ricky Jackson 2, Earl Spalding 2, Stephen Tingay 2, Tony Campbell 1, Simon Eishold 1, Steven Febey 1, Andrew Obst 1, Steven Stretch 1, Brian Wilson 1, Graeme Yeats 1
3 - Brett Lovett
2 - Jim Stynes
1 - Andrew Obst
With the final five already decided with three games to go the Demons travelled to Perth to sort out who would be playing in the elimination final and who would be playing the last two weeks of the season for a shot at the double chance.
It was the first victory by any travelling side in Perth in 16 matches, and Brian Wilson controversially gestured 'triumphantly' towards the Eagles fans at the final siren after earlier having to be removed from a heated radio interview by Rod Grinter.
Melbourne's midfield pressure had been one of the key factors in the victory, and the centremen were being well fed by ruckman Jim Stynes. They also found Darren Bennett in good touch up forward and he kicked six goals - including four in the first 15 minutes.
Best were Stynes, Yeats and Obst. Greg Healy was reduced to playing one quarter only because of concussion.
John Northey and an Eagles trainer were reprimanded by the AFL's Executive Commissioner Alan Schwab for abusing each other at three-quarter time.
Melbourne 28.15.183 d. Sydney 14.9.93
Goals - Solyom 7, Schwarz 5, McCarthy 4, Stocker 3, Lamb 2, Shannon 1, O'Sullivan 1, Siderellis 1, Robins 1, Fanning 1, Sullivan 1, Stroud 1
Best - Solyom, Robins, McCarthy
Canberra Times - 20/08/1990
Canberra Times - 22/08/1990
Football Record R21 1990