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Round 2 1998

Round 2, 1998
Melbourne vs North Melbourne
Saturday, 4 April
Venue: MCG
Attendance: 29,990

1st
2nd
3rd
Final
Melbourne5.211.414.819.11.125
North Melbourne1.44.511.815.10.100
Match Statistics


Melbourne win by 25 points

Goalkickers: Jeff Farmer 3, Garry Lyon 3, David Neitz 3, Jeff White 3, David Schwarz 2, Donald Cockatoo-Collins 1, Steven Febey 1, Brent Grgic 1, Guy Rigoni 1, Shaun Smith 1

Brownlow Votes:
3 - Steven Febey
2 - Jeff Farmer
1 - Jim Stynes

Best and Fairest
39 - Jim Stynes
37 - Andrew Leoncelli
36 - Jeff Farmer
23 - Steven Febey
22 - Guy Rigoni

Milestones:
First Goal
Guy Rigoni

First win as coach
Neale Daniher (2nd game)

100 Games
Shaun Smith (also with North Melbourne)

The Demons opened up a huge lead against the reigning premiers before North stormed back into the game to cut the margin to three goals at the last break, and to get within a kick in the final term before the Demons steadied to win and kick start their season after a first round loss.

Best were Stynes, Rigoni and Leoncelli. Anthony McDonald was a late withdrawal, replaced by Donald Cockatoo-Collins.

Apart from North the other big loser was 3AW radio presenter Ernie Sigley who promised to wash Garry Lyon's car for three years if the Demons provided the upset of the round.

Reserves
Melbourne 20.11.131 d. North Melbourne 14.12.96
Best - Nicholson, Cann, Bishop
Goals - Robertson 3, David Cockatoo-Collins 2, Cann 2, L. Williams 2, Bishop 2, Ward 2, Bradly 2, Chambers 1, Lamaro 1, Walsh 1, B. Williams 1, Beams 1

Media
Football Record R3 1998

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