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Round 22 2001

Round 22, 2001
Western Bulldogs vs Melbourne
Sunday, 2 September
Venue: Docklands
Attendance: 21,146

1st
2nd
3rd
Final
Western Bulldogs4.310.312.519.9.123
Melbourne4.19.317.621.7.133
Match Statistics


Melbourne win by 10 points

Goalkickers: Jeff Farmer 5, David Neitz 4, Adem Yze 4, Russell Robertson 3, David Schwarz 2, Cameron Bruce 1, Andrew Leoncelli 1, Anthony McDonald 1

Brownlow Votes:
3 - Peter Walsh
1 - Jeff White

Best and Fairest
34 - Jeff White
31 - James McDonald
30 - Adem Yze
25 - Travis Johnstone
19 - David Schwarz
5 - Shane Woewodin

Milestones:
Last Game
Steven Febey

Last MFC Game
Jeff Farmer
Troy Simmonds

The Demons racked up their third consecutive win to positively end a season which had been such a disappointment. With both teams well and truly out of the finals race they threw defence out the window and engaged in a 40 goal shootout instead.

Eight minutes into the last quarter Melbourne were seven goals in front before hanging on grimly in the face of a blistering comeback. The Demons held on for their first win over the Bulldogs since Round 14, 1996.

White, Johnstone - playing his finest game for the year - and McDonald were the best for Melbourne in their last hit-out for the year. Much like the crash from 1998 to 1999, 2000 to 2001 had promised a lot but delivered very little. At least three straight wins to end the year was something to build on. Simon Godfrey tagged the dangerous Nathan Brown out of the game, restricting him to three touches.

Alistair Nicholson suffered an ankle injury, and Steven Febey hurt him hamstring in what ended up being his final game. David Neitz and Craig Ellis were reported for wrestling each other, but by the start of the next season they would be teammates. Neitz was fined $5000 on one charge, had another withdrawn and was found not guilty of striking.

Lists
Tribunal

Media
"Demons end on a high" - The Age 03/09/2001
"Top Dog meets his match" - Herald Sun 03/09/2001

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