Round 21 2003

Round 21, 2003
West Coast vs Melbourne
Sunday, 24 August
Venue: Subiaco
Attendance: 38,029

West Coast5.69.1015.1221.17.143
Match Statistics

West Coast win by 52 points

Goalkickers: Russell Robertson 5, Steven Armstrong 2, Brad Green 2, David Neitz 2, Cameron Bruce 1, Guy Rigoni 1, Adem Yze 1

Brownlow Votes:


The Eagles had lost their last four, and Melbourne their previous six so it was never going to be one of the classic matches at Subiaco.

Jeff White was a late withdrawal with a leg injury, and he was replaced by Mark Jamar.

The Demons kicked the first two goals but were generally disappointing, as they had been so often that season, but also had to contend with a 17-7 free kick count for the match.

Late second quarter goals from Neitz and Robertson got them back within seven points, but Ben Cousins goalled to give his side a 13 point lead at the long break.

From then on it was all West Coast. Six goals to three in the third term ruined the game as a contest before Phil Matera kicked four of his own in the final term to help his side run away with the match.

Russell Robertson, Guy Rigoni and Steven Armstrong were Melbourne's best.

A bad night got worse when the team bus was involved in a road rage incident on the way back to the airport. A man was charged for causing 'significant damage' to the bus.

"Eagles cruise to win" - The Age 25/08/2003
"Dess in road rage drama" - The Age 26/08/2003

Created by Supermercado. Last Modification: Saturday 26 February 2011 19:14:11 AEDT by supermercado. (Version 4)

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