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Round 17 1987

Round 17, 1987
St. Kilda vs Melbourne
Saturday, 18 July
Venue: Waverley
Attendance: 20,354

1st
2nd
3rd
Final
St. Kilda2.07.113.518.6.114
Melbourne3.44.74.109.14.68
Match Statistics


St. Kilda win by 46 points

Goalkickers: Robert Flower 1, Stephen Icke 1, Nigel Kol 1, Brett Lovett 1, Garry Lyon 1, Peter Moore 1, Steven O'Dwyer 1, Sean Wight 1, Brian Wilson 1

Brownlow Votes:
Nil

Milestones:
Last Game
Peter Moore

First Goal
Brett Lovett

In a rare scenario where they played their Round 17 match a week before Round 16, a Demon loss to perenial wooden spooners St Kilda nearly mortally wound their chances of a finals appearance. With a tough draw over the last five weeks of the year the much improved Saints made it almost impossible for the Demons to make it.

Melbourne jumped better, seven scoring shots to two gave them a comfortable lead. St Kilda were being forced into panic handball and were being handily beaten all over the ground.

The Saints eventually ground their way back into the contest with tough, uncompromising football and a five goal to one second quarter gave them a comfortable lead at the long break. Tony Lockett was well on his way to nine goals, but at the other end the Demons were constantly torching good chances. They had just one less scoring chance for the match but lost by more than seven goals and it looked as if the season was well and truly over.

Best were O'Dwyer, Grinter and Healy

Reserves
Melbourne 20.5.125 d. St Kilda 10.12.72
Goals - Spalding 4, S. Febey 4, Eishold 3, Battiston 2, G. Lovett 2, Evans 2, Stynes 1, Jackson 1, Normington 1
Best - S. Febey, Chiron, Jackson

Under 19's
St Kilda 10.11.71 d. Melbourne 7.11.53
Goals - Unknown
Best - Unknown

Media
"Ice cool Saints douse fire in Demons' belly" - The Age 20/07/1987

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