Round 1 1989

Round 1, 1989
Melbourne vs Fitzroy
Saturday 1 April
Venue: MCG
Attendance: 25,792

Match Statistics

Melbourne win by 5 points

Goalkickers: Garry Lyon 4, Simon Eishold 2, Stephen Newport 2, Dannie Seow 2, Jim Stynes 2, Rod Grinter 1, Greg Healy 1, Ricky Jackson 1, Steven O'Dwyer 1, Steven Stretch 1, Stephen Tingay 1

Brownlow Votes:
3 - Stephen Newport
1 - Alan Johnson

First game
John Ahern
Stephen Tingay (and first goal)

First MFC game
Dannie Seow

A string of undisciplined acts by the Lions gifted Melbourne a handy lead at quarter time. They kicked the first six goals of the quarter before conceding the last to take the advantage, but throughout the day Melbourne were never able to shake their opposition.

Melbourne led by 13 points at the 23 minute mark of the last quarter, before Richard Osborne's 8th goal of the day gave Fitzroy the lead for the first time all day shortly after. Stephen Tingay received a handball from Stephen Newport in the goalsquare and kicked a high, spiralling snap with his first kick in league football to put the Demons back in front.

Garry Lyon injured his knee and Bret Bailey suffered bruised ribs.


Fitzroy 20.18.138 d. Melbourne 9.14.68
Goals - Howat 2, M.Febey 1, J.Viney 1, Chiron 1, Normington 1, Ford 1, Mahoney 1, Beveridge 1
Best - S. Febey, J. Viney, Duursma

Under 19s
Richmond 20.17.137 d. Melbourne 20.6.126
Goals - Partington 8, Power 3, Cuthbertson 2, Schwarz 2, Goonewardene 1, Roberts 1, Morey 1, Lance 1, Kiepert 1

Goal with their first kick

Canberra Times - 02/04/1989
Age - 03/04/1989
Football Record R2 1989

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