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Round 14 1988

Round 14, 1988
Geelong vs Melbourne
Saturday 2 July
Venue: Kardinia Park
Attendance: 17,227

1st2nd3rdFinal
Geelong2.15.46.68.8.56
Melbourne1.45.710.1013.11.89
Match Statistics


Melbourne win by 33 points

Goalkickers: David Williams 5, Jim Stynes 3, Andy Lovell 2, Garry Lyon 1, Steven O'Dwyer 1, Brian Wilson 1

Brownlow Votes:
3 - Brett Lovett
2 - David Williams
1 - Earl Spalding

Milestones:
Nil

Three consecutive losses had seen Geelong topple out of the five, so Melbourne travelled down the highway wary of their wounded opponents. It took three quarters but the Demons eventually shook off a determined Geelong side. Halfway through the third term they clicked and built up a match winning lead.

On a Kardinia Park mudheap so vicious that the match as briefly held up for umpire Peter Carey to recover his shoe from the mire the centre square had to be shifted 20 metres to allow the umpires somewhere to bounce the ball.

With both backlines in charge during the tough conditions it took until the third term for David Williams to kick two goals which sparked the side. He ended with five for the day.

Best for Melbourne were O'Dwyer, Brett Lovett and Wilson.

The Demons would not win again in Geelong until Round 20, 2005

Reserves
Geelong 23.7.146 d. Melbourne 11.12.78
Goals - Stoney 2, Johns 2, Rohde 2, Mathieson 1, Comi 1, Sparks 1, Rennie 1, Campbell 1

Under 19's
Melbourne 15.10.100 defeated Geelong 11.11.77
Goals - Peck 3, Partington 2, Turner 2, Tingay 2, Putamorsi 2, Hanlan 1, Suduki 1, Jones 1, Ahern 1
Best - Knight, Brook, Minchington

Media
Football Record R15 1988
"Demons stand their ground" - The Age 04/07/1988

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