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Round 6 1997

Round 6, 1997
St. Kilda vs Melbourne
Sunday, 4 May
Venue: Waverley
Attendance: 21,104

1st
2nd
3rd
Final
St. Kilda6.59.814.1217.19.121
Melbourne0.32.74.94.11.35
Match Statistics


St. Kilda win by 86 points

Goalkickers: David Neitz 2, Robert Pyman 2

Brownlow Votes:
Nil

Milestones:
First Game
Alistair Nicholson

Last Game
Nick Pesch

On a wet day at Waverley the Saints kicked five goals before Melbourne got their first. Seven goals down at half time to the second bottom side, new president Joseph Gutnick did a radio interview where he declared that there would be changes to come at the club.

Robert Harvey tagged Jim Stynes out of the game and got 25 possessions of his own, and St Kilda players were winners right around the ground as Melbourne struggled desperately to kick four goals for the day.

The President refused to give his unqualified support to Balme as coach, and for the first time Balme's position came into question. In later interviews he was quoted as saying "no one is safe". Hassa Mann retired during the next week and was replaced as CEO by Cameron Schwab.

Asked how he was feeling after the game Balme said he was "always very optimistic and positive about footy"

Best were Viney, Neitz and Matthew Febey. David Neitz and Todd Viney were each fined their match payment for wrestling. Andrew Obst was reported for striking but found not guilty.

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Reserves
St Kilda 15.21.111 d. Melbourne 4.7.31
Goals - Newton 1, Hardie 1, Lamprill 1, Goodale 1
Best - Winterton, Ward, De Crespigny

Lists
Tribunal

Media
"Saviour of sinner?" - The Age 04/05/1997
"Timely tonic for Saints" - The Age 04/05/1997
Football Record R7 1997

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