Round 2 1987

Round 2, 1987
North Melbourne vs Melbourne
Friday 3 April
Venue: MCG
Attendance: 19,035

North Melbourne3.55.1010.1213.14.92
Match Statistics

North Melbourne win by 33 points

Goalkickers: David Williams 3, Bret Bailey 1, Robert Flower 1, Alan Johnson 1, Todd Viney 1

Brownlow Votes:

First Goal
Todd Viney (2nd game)

50 Games
Danny Hughes

Melbourne's first ever night game at the MCG saw the Demons trying to make it two in a row to start the season after their round 1 victory over Fitzroy. On the other hand North had been humiliated by the first game Brisbane Bears the previous week

It was not to be Melbourne's night, despite leading at half-time. Peter Moore was a late withdrawal because of a calf injury, Brian Wilson suffered a badly cut cheek after being knocked out in the third quarter and Greg Healy was reported for striking. Robert Flower broke his finger and Alan Johnson injured his groin. Healy was later found not guilty.

The Demons conceded five goals to one in the first quarter. That put North in the driver's seat and they were never headed again.

John Northey wasn’t reaching for injuries, suggesting his team had believed the publicity after their opening victory and saying “we had to learn the hard way that one win does not make a season”.

Best were Stretch, Bailey and Flower.


Melbourne 17.10.112 d. North Melbourne 15.18.108
Goals - Jackson 5, Eishold 3, Payne 2, Fidge 2, Ryan 2, Stynes 1, Koop 1, Sizer 1
Best - Jackson, Jarrott, Fidge

Under 19s
North Melbourne 22.10.142 d. Melbourne 15.22.112
Goals - Minchington 4, Taglieri 2, Lane 1, Normington 1, Healy 1, Peck 1, S. Febey 1, M. Febey 1, Robinson 1, Aitken 1
Best - Duursma, Healy, M. Febey


Age - 04/04/1987
Canberra Times - 04/04/1987
Football Record R3 1987

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