1987 Exhibition Match vs Sydney

Friday 9 October - BC Place, Vancouver
Crowd - 32,987

Melbourne 20.19.139
Sydney 12.9.81

Melbourne win by 58 points

Goalkickers: Warren Dean 5, Ricky Jackson 4, Unknown 11

The biggest crowd outside of Australia ever to watch a VFL match saw Melbourne move into the final of the "Fosters World Challenge" tournament with an easy win over the Swans. It was even a bigger crowd than local Canadian Football side the BC Lions usually drew.

Sydney played the match in the shadow of the potential sacking of coach Tom Hafey.

They qualified to meet North Melbourne in the World Challenge Final a week later.

Canberra Times - 11/10/1987
Age - 12/10/1987
Age - 15/10/1987

Created by Supermercado. Last Modification: Monday 25 February 2019 04:49:43 AEDT by Supermercado. (Version 7)

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