Round 20 1990

Round 20, 1990
West Coast vs Melbourne
Sunday 19 August
Venue: Subiaco
Attendance: 35,623

West Coast1.35.510.815.13.103
Match Statisticslink-external

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

Brownlow Votes:
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 was reprimanded by the AFL's Executive Commissioner Alan Schwab for abusing each other at three-quarter time.


Under 19's
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

"West Coast bubble deflates"link-external - Canberra Times 20/08/1990
"Demon coach reprimanded"link-external - Canberra Times 22/08/1990
Football Recordlink-external R21 1990

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