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Round 17 2013

Round 17, 2013
Melbourne vs Brisbane Lions
Saturday 20 July
Venue: Marrara
Attendance: 7615

1st2nd3rdFinal
Melbourne5.16.510.711.9.75
Brisbane Lions3.48.511.1213.16.94
Match Statistics


Brisbane win by 19 points

Goalkickers: Jack Fitzpatrick 4, Sam Blease 2, Aaron Davey 2, Shannon Byrnes 1, Chris Dawes 1, Nathan Jones 1

Brownlow Votes
Nil

Milestones:
Nil

In the usual humid, greasy Darwin conditions, the Demons kicked a higher score in the first quarter than they had in the whole of the previous Saturday's match. The tally included three from unheralded ruckman/forward Jack Fitzpatrick, but he injured his knee as he kicked the third goal.

Fitzpatrick's three goals gave his side a great platform against the in-form Lions, but just like their last match in Darwin a year earlier Melbourne followed up a good first term with a poor second which handed over the advantage. Colin Sylvia also suffered an injury, and like Fitzpatrick he returned at less than 100%.

Melbourne struck back in the third quarter to give themselves a fighting chance, and got to within 10 points with a few minutes left but with Colin Garland off-field for good with an ankle injury they couldn't get any closer. A Brent Staker goal finished the match and condemned the Demons to their third straight loss.

Best were Viney, Frawley and Davey.

Dean Kent replaced Jimmy Toumpas during the third quarter.

Links
Demonblog match review
FanFooty scores

Created by supermercado. Last Modification: Wednesday 20 April 2016 13:43:18 AEST by Supermercado. (Version 4)

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