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Round 7 1998

Round 7, 1998
Richmond vs Melbourne
Sunday 10 May
Venue: MCG
Attendance: 46,217

1st
2nd
3rd
Final
Richmond4.35.55.913.13.91
Melbourne1.13.36.77.7.49
Match Statistics


Richmond win by 42 points

Goalkickers: Jeff Farmer 1, Steven Febey 1, Travis Johnstone 1, Garry Lyon 1, James McDonald 1, David Schwarz 1, Adem Yze 1

Brownlow Votes:
Nil

Best and Fairest
29 - Jamie Shanahan
24 - Adem Yze
13 - Andrew Leoncelli
9 - Guy Rigoni
9 - Anthony McDonald

Milestones:
200 Games
Todd Viney

After a five match winning streak, and despite celebrating the captain's 200th game, Melbourne's bubble burst with their lowest score against the Tigers since Round 1, 1965.

Melbourne's forward line was flat, and not one of the key positions players managed to take a mark for the day.

Curiously the Tigers were goalless for almost half the game but still won comfortably thanks to a burst in the last quarter when they kicked 8.4 to 1.0 against their tiring MCG co-tenants.

Viney, Shanahan and Ingerson were amongst the best.

Matthew Febey was replaced in the selected side by Travis Johnstone due to a hamstring injury and Jeff Farmer suffered a corked calf.

Neale Daniher said "We were four points up (at three-quarter-time) and we had a lot to play for with Toddy's 200th, so it was very disappointing to fade out. The boys were flat from the start. We had a tough game against Sydney and we probably spent too much time on the track now, in retrospect. If we had our time over again we would have probably worked a bit harder in freshening the boys up."

Reserves
Richmond 20.15.135 d. Melbourne 12.6.78
Best - Ward, Bruce, Lamaro
Goals - Ward 2, Nicholson 1, Collins 1, Bruce 1, Bradly 1, Gaspar 1, Walsh 1, Williams 1, Anderson 1, Longmuir 1, Blake 1

Media
"Redlegs turn to dead legs" - The Age 11/05/1998
Football Record R8 1998

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