Round 4 1991

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

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


In a bizarre day at league headquarters Mil Hanna kicked 8 for the Blues and Jon Dorotich 6 but their side were still beaten comfortably.

The Blues held a 14 point lead at the last break but were rumbled by a storming last quarter - led by Earl Spalding who would join the Blues at the end of the year - where 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.

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".

Under 19's

"Demons still puzzle Northey" - The Age 14/04/1991

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