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Semi Final 1991

Semi Final, 1991
West Coast vs Melbourne
Sunday 15 September
Venue: Waverley
Attendance: 41,136

1st2nd3rdFinal
West Coast2.47.612.1317.15.117
Melbourne4.25.48.412.7.79
Match Statistics


West Coast win by 38 points

Goalkickers: Allen Jakovich 4, Peter Rohde 2, Luke Beveridge 1, Darren Cuthbertson 1, Earl Spalding 1, Jim Stynes 1, Todd Viney 1, Graeme Yeats 1

Milestones:
Last MFC Game
Earl Spalding

100 Games
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.

Lists
100th goal against

Notes
Some sources suggest Jakovich limped off with a groin injury.

Media
"Demons fizzle as final crescendo falls flat" - The Age 16/09/1991
"West Coast revives its prospects" - Canberra Times 16/09/1991

Created by Supermercado. Last Modification: Monday 02 November 2015 23:36:08 AEDT by Supermercado. (Version 10)

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