Round 18 1986

Round 18, 1986
Collingwood vs Melbourne
Saturday 2 August
Venue: Victoria Park
Attendance: 16,943

Match Statistics

Melbourne win by 13 points

Goalkickers: Alan Johnson 3, David Williams 3, David Cordner 2, Greg Healy 2, Danny Hughes 2, Adrian Battiston 1, Robert Flower 1, Garry Lyon 1, Steven Stretch 1

Brownlow Votes:
3 - Alan Johnson
2 - David Allday

First Game
Len Gandini

Melbourne had played a terrible season and had followed a much overdue win over Fitzroy in round 14 with three straight losses. Still, the chance to mess up the finals aspirations of the old enemy Collingwood was as good an excuse as any to play one of their best games of the season.

The Pies led first but two goals in two minutes to Alan Johnson and another from David Williams where the umpire missed the ball being touched gave them the advantage and they led to quarter time. The Pies struck back and were within a goal in the second term but when they kicked the first goal of the third quarter to take the lead it was the last time they were in front all day.

Leigh Matthews shuffled the deck on his team in the last quarter in an attempt to pull back a 20 point deficit but they could only shave seven points from the margin and Melbourne had a much needed win.

Best were Williams, Battiston and Connolly. Nigel Kol suffered a hamstring injury.

Melbourne 25.16.164 d. Collingwood 13.10.88
Goals - Ryan 5, Dickson 4, Dale 3, Bailey 2, Eishold 2, F. Rugolo 2, Withers 2, Nichols 1, Giles 1, T. Fidge 1, Jackson 1, White 1
Best - Wight, Stoney, Bailey

Under 19's
Melbourne 9.18.72 d. Collingwood 9.13.67
Goals - Lawrence 2, Dann 2, Roe 2, Brodie 1, McCarty 1, Hewitson 1
Best - Hewitson, McCarty, Dann

Robert Flower was chaired off the ground in what was considered his 250th game, but official records only show him on 248 at the time.

Canberra Times - 03/08/1986
"Flower's loyal example lifts Demons to fighting win" - The Age 04/08/1986
The Age - 08/08/1986
Football Record R19 1986

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