Round 20 1987

Round 20, 1987
Collingwood vs Melbourne
Saturday 15 August
Venue: Victoria Park
Attendance: 16,540

Match Statistics

Melbourne win by 55 points

Goalkickers: Robert Flower 3, Garry Lyon 3, Ricky Jackson 2, Jim Stynes 2, Greg Healy 1, Steven Stretch 1, David Williams 1, Brian Wilson 1, Graeme Yeats 1

Brownlow Votes:
2 - Todd Viney

50 Games
Bret Bailey

Statistical categories led:
Biggest win at Victoria Park

Needing to win to keep their finals chances alive, Melbourne won with a performance John Northey rated as a five or six at best. The Magpies were disappointing and only managed to hold on through the first quarter before Melbourne kicked away to their biggest ever win at the ground.

The match started with a dust-up before the first bounce, where Melbourne's late 80s nemesis Brian Taylor was reported. Melbourne then went on to pepper the sticks but only managed 1.7 with a handful more out of bounds.

Melbourne were dominant though. Steve O'Dwyer was winning the ruck easily, the backline were holding strong and both Graeme Yeats and Robert Flower were a touch of class on the wing and up forward respectively. From quarter time the Demons kicked 14.17 to 6.6 to win comfortably and keep their season alive for another week.

John Northey rated the performance as a five or six at best, saying “we would want to play better than we did today to make the finals”.

Best were Yeats, Lyon and Wight. Two Collingwood players were reported and suspended for striking Jim Stynes in the same incident.

Collingwood 18.11.119 d. Melbourne 13.14.92
Goals - G. Lovett 3, Battiston 3, Richards 1, Rugolo 1, Newport 1, Fidge 1, Turner 1, Sparks 1, Allardice 1
Best - Newport, Turner, Kol

Under 19s
Melbourne 23.19.157 d. Collingwood 11.13.79
Goals - Robinson 4, Duursma 3, Hewetson 3, Graham 3, Healy 3, Newton 2, Lane 2, Gow 1, Gilder 1, Beveridge 1
Best - Robinson, Graham, Clarkson

Canberra Times - 16/08/1987
Age - 17/08/1987
Age - 18/08/1987
Inside Football - 19/08/1987
Football Record R20 1987

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