Round 1 1984

Round 1, 1984
Collingwood vs Melbourne
Saturday 31 March
Venue: Victoria Park
Attendance: 32,741

Match Statistics

Collingwood win by 13 points

Goalkickers: Gerard Healy 3, Kelvin Templeton 2, Peter Thorne 2, Adrian Battiston 1, Chris Connolly 1, Roger Ellingworth 1, Robert Flower 1, Danny Hughes 1, Alan Johnson 1, Michael Reynolds 1, Frank Rugolo 1

Brownlow Votes:
2 - Robert Flower
1 - Alan Johnson

First Game
Ray Holden
Danny Hughes

First Goal
Danny Hughes

Many times in the last 20 years the Demons had opened a season with a win only to disappoint in upcoming weeks. In Round 1 of 1984 they did something different - flatter that they were going to win before throwing it all away.

Had the match been played at the MCG as Melbourne had spent three months trying to convince the cash-strapped Magpies to agree to, it might have been different but four goals in front halfway through the last quarter they somehow contrived to concede seven goals in 17 minutes. They'd already kicked four goals in the quarter, but after harassing the Magpies all day they suddenly fell apart and couldn't stem the flow.

While Collingwood's coach admitted he thought his team were finished, Ron Barassi blamed a lack of concentration and self-discipline. He said "we think we have improved this year in talent, but everyone knows talent isn't enough".

Best were Healy, Moore and Reynolds. Hughes suffered strained ankle ligaments, Icke bruised ribs and Templeton a gashed leg.


Melbourne 18.14.122 d. Collingwood 16.13.109
Goals - Cordner 5, Tossol 4, Tanner 2, Sutcliffe 2, Dickson 2, Bailey 1, T. Fidge 1, Fisher 1
Best - Tanner, Fisher, Cordner

Under 19s
Melbourne 22.21.153 defeated Collingwood 12.6.78
Goals - Payne 5, Mazurek 4, Howard 3, Paul McCarty 3, Louttit 2, Nichols 1, Peter McCarty 1, Jamieson 1, Lyon 1, McLean 1
Best - Newport, Nichols, Howard

Age - 27/03/1984
Canberra Times - 01/04/1984
Age - 02/04/1984

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