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Round 5 1993

Round 5, 1993
Melbourne vs Adelaide
Sunday, 25 April
Venue: MCG
Attendance: 17,011

1st
2nd
3rd
Final
Melbourne3.56.98.1510.17.77
Adelaide0.24.96.119.14.68
Match Statistics


Melbourne win by 9 points

Goalkickers: Garry Lyon 4, Andy Lovell 2, David Neitz 2, Greg Healy 1, Stephen Tingay 1

Brownlow Votes:
3 - David Schwarz
2 - Andy Lovell
1 - Andrew Obst

Milestones:
Nil

Melbourne's hopes of playing in the finals had been destroyed with a fourth straight defeat the previous week, and with a clash against the unbeaten Crows up next it didn't look like things were going to get much better but they scored a memorable victory.

Despite having been written off as too injured to play, with even the Football Record announcing his 137 consecutive game streak as over, Jim Stynes suspected broken ribs turned out to be 'just' four ruptured cartilages and he made his 138th consecutive game.

Stynes' heroic feat could have been wasted on the winless Demons, but inspired by the Irishman's grit Melbourne pulled off a shock win to give Neale Balme his first win as an AFL coach.

Balme could also lay credit for two tactical moves that helped deliver victory, Andrew Obst and Glenn Lovett beating the dangerous Andrew Jarman and McDermott.

Best were G. Lovett, S. Febey and Obst. Brett Lovett had 40 disposals.

Reserves
Melbourne 21.21.147 d. Geelong 15.13.103
Goals - Jakovich 5, Lamb 3, A. Campbell 2, Cuthbertson 2, Mackay 2, Stretch 2, Burgmann 1, B. Campbell 1, Dyson 1, Sullivan 1, Yeats 1
Best - Lamb, Dyson, Yeats

Media
"Demons do the Kangaroos a big favour" - Canberra Times 26/04/1993
Football Record R6 1993

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