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Round 7 1995

Round 7, 1995
Melbourne vs Brisbane Bears
Sunday, 14 May
Venue: MCG
Attendance: 12,783

1st
2nd
3rd
Final
Melbourne2.46.58.812.10.82
Brisbane Bears3.54.88.1510.15.75
Match Statistics


Melbourne win by 7 points

Goalkickers: Jeff Hilton 3, Garry Lyon 3, David Neitz 3, Luke Norman 1, Peter Rohde 1, Todd Viney 1

Brownlow Votes:
3 - Garry Lyon
1 - Jeff Hilton

Milestones:
Nil

The Demons finally won their first game of the year at the seventh attempt, but despite snapping his team's drought Neale Balme called it their worst performance of the season. "I'm relieved that we had a win, but I'm not relieved with the way we played" he said after seeing his side come from behind at three-quarter time to win.

When the side went into the huddle for three quarter time the tiny crowd booed the players. Neil Balme switched Garry Lyon from full forward onto the ball and he didn't disappoint in the late comeback. Despite being down to 18 men in the last quarter due to injuries they finished better. Jeff Hilton kicked two goals in the last quarter, and Lyon's strong performance even won praise from Brisbane coach Robert Walls.

The loss meant the Bears had still never beaten the Demons at the MCG.

Lyon, Hilton and Tingay were best. Sean Charles was a late withdrawal with complications from a previously broken wrist, Marcus Seecamp suffered a concussion, Darren Kowal hurt his knee and Shaun Smith bruised his back.

Reserves
Richmond 19.14.128 d. Melbourne 6.7.43
Goals - Doyle 4, Carroll 1, Farmer 1
Best - Molloy, Ruecroft, Irving

Media
"Demons rally for first win" - Canberra Times 15/05/1995
Football Record R8 1995

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