Round 19 2001

Round 19, 2001
Melbourne vs Hawthorn
Saturday, 11 August
Venue: MCG
Attendance: 26,632

Match Statisticslink-external

Hawthorn win by 85 points

Goalkickers: Jeff Farmer 2, David Schwarz 2, Adem Yze 2, Nathan Brown 1, Brad Green 1, James McDonald 1, Russell Robertson 1

Brownlow Votes:

Best and Fairest
27 - Adem Yze
22 - David Schwarz
15 - Ross Funcke
12 - Peter Walsh
11 - James McDonald
5 - Troy Broadbridge
4 - Alistair Nicholson
3 - Jeff White

Last MFC Game
Brent Grgic

For the second time in recent weeks Melbourne followed a brave victory with a poor defeat. Hawthorn suffered a shocking lost to Fremantle in Round 18 and were keen to wipe the memories of giving the Dockers their first win of the season.

Despite a poor performance in the first quarter, with Shane Woewodin and Brent Grgic both looking completely baffled in defence, Melbourne were only three goals behind and still inexplicably in the game. An eight goal to one second quarter blew them out of the water, and despite having only three less inside 50's over the half the Hawks were 67 points in front at the long break and it was starting to look like a repeat of the 100 point massacre which ended Melbourne's pre-season cup.

Melbourne worked their way back into the match to at least break even for the third quarter with three goals each, but even after Neale Daniher delivered a red-faced blast to his side at the last change they were still comfortably outscored by the Hawks.

Best were Yze, Schwarz and Funcke. Schwarz suffered an arm injury.

"Hawks end Demons ' finals hopes" - The Age 12/08/2001

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