Round 19 1987

Round 19, 1987
Richmond vs Melbourne
Saturday, 8 August
Venue: MCG
Attendance: 15,899

Match Statistics

Melbourne win by 19 points

Goalkickers: Ricky Jackson 4, Garry Lyon 4, Greg Healy 2, Dean Chiron 1, Simon Eishold 1, Robert Flower 1, Steven O'Dwyer 1, Jim Stynes 1, Todd Viney 1, David Williams 1

Brownlow Votes:
3 - Ricky Jackson
1 - Steven O'Dwyer


The Demons kept their finals aspirations alive with a gritty come from behind win against wooden spoon bound Richmond. After they had struggled before running away from another spoon contender in Richmond a week earlier it was hardly the form of a team about to play finals football, but the result was all that mattered now to John Northey and his troops.

They had to battle against a Richmond side who were playing out of their skin. Defender Jim Jess had gone forward for seven goals and it took Sean Wight to calm him, but as rain and sun came and went through the day the Demons eventually ran the Tigers down. They had already had their chances to put the game away, kicking multiple goals at the start of both the first two quarters but had let the Tigers back into it to the point where they were 16 points in front at half time.

The rain came hard in the third quarter and Melbourne did better in the conditions. They were still a goal behind at the last change but ran over the top of the Tigers to win.

Best were Healy, Jackson and Flower

Despite the win the Demons were still a game and a half outside the five with three matches remaining.

Richmond 19.17.131 d. Melbourne 13.21.99
Goals - Giles 3, Koop 2, G. Lovett 2, Battiston 1, Richards 1, Rugolo 1, Cordner 1, Turner 1, Newport 1
Best - Newport, Turner, Koop

Under 19's
Richmond 15.9.99 d. Melbourne 9.13.67
Goals - Hewitson 4, Duursma 2, Howat 1, Cartledge 1, Normington 1
Best - Wayne, Gow, Cartledge

"Veteran holds up Demon advance" - The Age 10/08/1987
Football Record R20 1987

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