Round 9 1998

Round 9, 1998
Melbourne vs Essendon
Saturday, 23 May
Venue: MCG
Attendance: 49,580

Match Statistics

Essendon win by 38 points

Goalkickers: Garry Lyon 2, Shaun Smith 2, Brent Grgic 1, Anthony Ingerson 1, James McDonald 1, Guy Rigoni 1, Craig Smoker 1, Jim Stynes 1, Todd Viney 1, Jeff White 1

Brownlow Votes:

Best and Fairest
30 - Marcus Seecamp
29 - Andrew Leoncelli
24 - Shane Woewodin
24 - Adem Yze
9 - Todd Viney

First Game
Troy Longmuir

Last Game
Hayden Lamaro

On a day where the MCG celebrated the drawn 1948 Grand Final and the subsequent Replay, Kevin Sheedy got the best of his protege Neale Daniher in their first meeting as coaches.

Essendon also welcomed James Hird back from injury, and while the Demons took a slender lead into quarter time the Bombers kicked four unanswered goals in the second quarter to take the lead. With Todd Viney leaving the ground after suffering an injured hamstring it allowed the Essendon midfield to take control.

The Demons were still in touch at the last change but Essendon kicked away to win comfortably.

Neale Daniher said "We just need to step back from this and have a think about it. It's disappointing, there's no doubt about that. But we were disappointing against the Tigers and we regrouped."

Longmuir became the 16th Demon to debut since Round 1, 1997. Best were Yze, Leoncelli and Woewodin. Adem Yze was fined $1000 for wrestling.

Travis Johnstone injured his thigh, and Jamie Shanahan was replaced in the selected side by Hayden Lamaro due to a groin injury.

Melbourne 21.8.134 d. Essendon 15.12.102
Best - Nicholson, Bishop, Williams
Goals - Williams 6, Robertson 4, Bishop 4, Cann 2, Oram 2, Cockatoo-Collins 1, Murray 1, Henderson 1


"Hird inspires Dons" - The Age 24/05/1998
Football Record R10 1998

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