Round 3 1998

Round 3, 1998
Brisbane Lions vs Melbourne
Monday 13 April
Venue: Gabba
Attendance: 17,161

Match Statistics

Melbourne win by 13 points

Goalkickers: Craig Smoker 4, Steven Febey 2, Jeff Farmer 1, Brent Grgic 1, Garry Lyon 1, James McDonald 1, David Neitz 1, Russell Robertson 1, Jeff White 1, Adem Yze 1

Brownlow votes:
3 - Todd Viney
2 - Steven Febey
1 - Craig Smoker

Best and Fairest
37 - Steven Febey
35 - Jamie Shanahan
20 - Adem Yze
19 - Brent Grgic
18 - Craig Smoker

First goal
Craig Smoker (3rd game)

50 games
Adem Yze

With hot Queensland weather predicted there was talk that the game would be moved to a night match, but it stayed as a day game and was played in 27 degree sunshine with 79% humidity. A supporter donated 22 ice jackets for the players to wear in the sweltering Brisbane conditions.

The Lions got to within seven points early in the last quarter but the Demons steadied to win their second straight. The club's first consecutive win since beating Fitzroy in Round 15, 1995.

Best were Viney, Steve Febey and Shanahan. Brent Grgic was reported for striking and suspended for two matches.

Melbourne 7.9.51 drew St Kilda 6.15.51
Best - Ward, Johnstone, Beams
Goals - B. Williams 3, Beams 2, Donald Cockatoo-Collins 1, Tingay 1


Football Record R4 1998

Created by Supermercado. Last Modification: Sunday 01 October 2023 16:37:54 AEDT by Supermercado. (Version 9)

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