Round 1 1981

Round 1, 1981
Melbourne vs Hawthorn
Saturday 28 March
Venue: MCG
Attendance: 32,202

Match Statistics

Hawthorn win by 41 points

Goalkickers: Mark Jackson 4, Andrew Moir 3, Bill Nettlefold 3, Tony Barnes 2, Robert Flower 1, Graham Gaunt 1, Gerard Healy 1, Kelly O'Donnell 1

First Game
Mark Jackson

First MFC Game
Michael Young

First Goal
Mark Jackson

First Game as Coach
Ron Barassi

When Ron Barassi ran out with his team before the Round 1 clash with Hawthorn he had been given a rock star reception by most of the 32,202 fans in the ground, but nobody really expected miracles against a side that had finished one spot but five wins in front of the Demons on the table in 1980.

What they got instead was a magical first twenty minutes of the season. When the lead reached 27 points even the skeptics were rubbing their eyes in disbelief. Maybe Barassi was the ultimate miracle worker after all? They

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