Round 2 1989

Round 2, 1989
Essendon vs Melbourne
Saturday 8 April
Venue: Windy Hill
Attendance: 20,431

Match Statistics

Essendon win by 26 points

Goalkickers: Stephen Newport 3, Jim Stynes 2, Chris Connolly 1, Simon Eishold 1, Alan Johnson 1, Earl Spalding 1

Brownlow Votes:
2 - Alan Johnson

Last game
John Ahern

The Demon backline were under a barrage from the Bombers in the first half, but when the Essendon forwards slipped their leash in the third quarter they fired away to a match winning 42 point lead at the last break. The margin had still been five points in the second quarter when Rod Grinter struck Darren Williams. Williams was carried from the ground, and Essendon responded with three quick goals.

Essendon managed to open up their lead despite not having any fit players left on the two man bench, and with Paul Van Der Haar on the field despite injury.

Without Garry Lyon or Darren Bennett in his forward line, John Northey saw the side strike back in the last quarter to fall just over four goals short.

Rod Grinter was reported for striking Williams with a right fist to the face and was outed for five matches with a further three suspended until the end of 1990. Melbourne threatened to go to court to try and overturn the decision but eventually wore it. Grinter had pled not guilty.


Essendon 20.16.135 d. Melbourne 11.16.82
Goals - Howard 3, M. Febey 1, Keogh 1, Flintoff 1, Rennie 1, Sparks 1, Beveridge 1, Hawkins 1, Turner 1
Best - Kavanagh, Normington, Peck

Under 19s
Melbourne 18.14.122 d. Hawthorn 16.16.112
Goals - Power 4, Schwarz 4, Lamb 2, Alford 2, Keipert 2, Roberts 1, Morey 1, Bourke 1, Cuthbertson 1
Best - Lamb, Keipert, Bourke


Canberra Times - 09/04/1989
Age - 10/04/1989
Canberra Times - 11/04/1989
Football Record R2 1989

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