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Round 22 1994

Round 22, 1994
North Melbourne vs Melbourne
Friday, 19 August
Venue: MCG
Attendance: 32,951

1st2nd3rdFinal
North Melbourne5.28.39.912.11.83
Melbourne6.49.711.915.13.103
Match Statistics


Melbourne win by 20 points

Goalkickers: Andy Lovell 5, Garry Lyon 3, Martin Pike 2, Brett Lovett 1, Andrew Obst 1, David Schwarz 1, Stephen Tingay 1, Todd Viney 1

Brownlow Votes:
3 - Glenn Lovett
1 - Sean Wight

Milestones:
MFC Debut
Dean Irving

Melbourne desperately needed a win, and at least two of their last three, to sneak into the finals. Earlier in the season they had been unbeaten after five games before falling apart in the middle of the year.

North also needed a win, they were trying to sure up a double chance and third place. The top eight was so close that a Melbourne win would put them in the running for the double chance with two games left, and they did the job.

Melbourne had winners on all parts of the ground, with Andy Lovell kicking five from the midfield, Garry Lyon adding another three and a strong defensive effort by Sean Wight and David Neitz. The defenders held John Longmire and Wayne Carey quiet to give their side a big chance to win.

The Demons let at every change, but with their midfield continually getting the ball forward North were condemned to their third consecutive defeat.

Best were Wight, Tingay and G. Lovett.

Reserves
North Melbourne 24.23.167 d. Melbourne 8.9.57
Goals - A. Campbell 2, Cripps 1, Fields 1, Gaspar 1, Meddings 1, Reade 1, Sullivan 1
Best - Prentice, Hall, Carroll

Media
"Demons beat North by 20 to return to top eight" - Canberra Times 20/08/1994
Football Record R23 1994

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