Round 4, 2013
Melbourne vs Greater Western Sydney
Sunday 21 April
|Greater Western Sydney||3.3||8.8||13.11||15.13.103|
Melbourne win by 31 points
Goalkickers: Jeremy Howe 4, Michael Evans 3, Shannon Byrnes 3, Aaron Davey 2, Max Gawn 2, Cameron Pedersen 2, Rohan Bail 1, Mitch Clark 1, Mark Jamar 1, Nathan Jones 1, Colin Sylvia 1, Jack Trengove 1
3 - Nathan Jones
2 - Shannon Byrnes
Mark of the Year nominee
Statistical categories led:
Highest score against Greater Western Sydney
After three disappointing losses to start the season the Demons, and Mark Neeld were under heavy scrutiny from the media - with some speculation that if the Demons lost to a team who had only won two games the previous year that Neeld would be dismissed as coach.
The two sides traded blows for the first three quarters, before the Giants skipped away to a three goal lead at three quarter time. With dark clouds hovering above the Demons responded by registering their greatest ever quarter in a match - with 12.2 more than doubling their score in the last half an hour.
Michael Evans and Jeremy Howe were the driving forces of the comeback with seven goals between them, but Melbourne were flawless in beating up the young Giants in the final term despite losing Mitch Clark to a foot injury.
Best were N. Jones, Byrnes and Evans.
Aaron Davey replaced Jack Viney in the third quarter. Neville Jetta was reported for rough conduct and suspended for two matches.
It was Melbourne's largest score against the Giants to that point.