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Round 4 1991

Round 4, 1991
Melbourne vs Carlton
Saturday 13 April
Venue: Waverley
Attendance: 32,573

1st2nd3rdFinal
Melbourne1.29.712.1023.17.155
Carlton6.610.615.617.8.110
Match Statistics


Melbourne win by 45 points

Goalkickers: Rod Owen 5, Darren Bennett 4, Luke Beveridge 3, Ricky Jackson 3, Glenn Lovett 2, Earl Spalding 2, Kevin Dyson 1, Garry Lyon 1, Steven Stretch 1, Sean Wight 1

Brownlow Votes:
2 - Todd Viney

Milestones:
Nil

In a bizarre day at league headquarters Mil Hanna kicked eight for the Blues and Jon Dorotich six but their side were still beaten comfortably by a side that finished with 16 fit men.

Carlton kicked away to a five goal lead with the use of the breeze in the first quarter, but Melbourne struck back to reduce the gap to five at the long break. The Blues only extended the margin to 14 at the last break and were rumbled by a storming last quarter - led by Earl Spalding who would join the Blues at the end of the year. Melbourne booted 11 goals to two to rack up their third straight score of over 140 points.

It was a gutsy win considering they'd lost Garry Lyon (back) and Steve O'Dwyer (concussion) during the first quarter and had been forced to send Simon Eishold back on despite the fact that he had broken his thumb, and Steven Stretch who had suffered a broken nose. Despite the fact that Eishold would go on to miss several matches with his injury he was still throwing himself into tackles during the final term avalanche.

O'Dwyers injury meant that Jim Stynes moved into the centre permanently and was dominant, negating the influence of Justin Madden and giving his midfielders the chance to run riot with two thirds of the centre clearances. The Demons kicked the last 10 goals of the game

John Northey bemoaned his side's habit of losing from good positions and winning from bad ones by saying "If you're a psychologist you can work it out for me, but I don't know".

Reserves
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Under 19s
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Media
Canberra Times - 14/04/1991
Age - 14/04/1991

Links
Blueseum match report

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