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Round 2 1996

Round 2, 1996
Collingwood vs Melbourne
Monday, 8 April
Venue: MCG
Attendance: 53,268

1st
2nd
3rd
Final
Collingwood5.313.817.1127.11.173
Melbourne2.25.46.1311.13.79
Match Statistics (external link)

Collingwood win by 94 points

Goalkickers: Shaun Smith 6, David Neitz 2, Glenn Lovett 1, Garry Lyon 1, Clay Sampson 1

Brownlow Votes:
Nil

Milestones:
MFC Debut
Craig Nettelbeck

First Goal
Clay Sampson (7th game)

Already smarting from their 127 point loss to Geelong in the opening round and a host of serious injuries, Melbourne's season 1996 went from bad to worse when the Pies racked up their highest ever score against the old enemy.

The Demons wre lucky not to lose by a hundred again, and were beaten all over the ground but especially in the midfield where Collingwood's centreman did as they liked. Melbourne's forward line were not disgraced, but a lack of speed amongst the ball carriers meant the ball was more often than not down the other end.

The match was noticeable for more than the huge score with a 20 player melee erupting at quarter time and the last quarter featuring a combined total of 15.0.

The match is the 16th most points conceded by a Demon side.

Best were Neitz, Clarkson and M. Febey.

Jim Stynes, David Neitz, Craig Nettelbeck, Andrew Obst and Donald Cockatoo-Collins were were reported for their role in the melee. Stynes and Nettleback had their charges withdrawn, Neitz and Obst were cleared and Cockatoo-Collins fined $1000.

General Manager Hassa Mann publicly questioned the team's style of play after the match.

Reserves
Collingwood 22.20.152 d. Melbourne 8.7.55
Goals - Unavailable
Best - McHardy, Lamprill, Hilton

Lists
Highest scores conceded
Tribunal

Media
"Pies kick record in Demons rout" (external link) - The Age 08/04/1996
Football Record (external link) R3 1996


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