West Coast win by 38 points
Last MFC Game
Peter Rohde (also with Carlton)
With the Eagles having lost two in a row, and forced to travel to Melbourne, they went in underdogs despite their blistering form during the Home and Away season.
The Demons had seemingly been reborn by their blistering second half in the Elimination Final against Essendon and led by ten points at the first change, but a strong second term with the wind put the Eagles back in control.
Melbourne failed to capitalise on the breeze in the third term, and with Peter Sumich kicking his 100th goal of the season during the quarter the Eagles set up a match winning lead.
Allen Jakovich hobbled off in the last quarter with a knee strain that it was later revealed he had been carrying throughout the finals series. The Demons' topsy-turvy season had come to an end the same way in had a year earlier and another season would go by without a premiership victory.
Best were Stynes, Rohde and Obst.
The match-up of brothers Allen and Glenn Jakovich was just the third time in league history that two brothers had met in a final, and the first since Greg Healy and Gerard Healy met in the 1987 Semi Final.
100th goal against
Some sources suggest Jakovich limped off with a groin injury.
"Demons fizzle as final crescendo falls flat" - The Age 16/09/1991
"West Coast revives its prospects" - Canberra Times 16/09/1991