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Round 5 2009

Round 5, 2009
Melbourne vs Adelaide
Sunday 26 April
Venue: MCG
Attendance: 14,129

1st2nd3rdFinal
Melbourne0.10.31.64.10.34
Adelaide2.44.65.77.9.51
Match Statistics


Adelaide win by 17 points

Goalkickers: Lynden Dunn 2, James McDonald 1, Brock McLean 1

Brownlow Votes:
Nil

Milestones:
Nil

Statistical categories led:
Lowest score against Adelaide

Image A week after recording their first win of the season the Demons were all but abandoned by their fans for a Sunday afternoon twilight match in cold and greasy, but otherwise good conditions. Forecast rain failed to hit but the Demons still failed to kick a goal in the first half.

Martin Blake, writing in the Age described Melbourne's gameplan;

Melbourne overused handball so much that there was a Bronx cheer in the second quarter when Paul Johnson, who had a mistake-prone day, hoofed the Sherrin to the skies after a string of awful handballs from teammates.

Lynden Dunn kicked the first goal midway through the third quarter to spark the small crowd to life. At that point their scoreboard read 0.6, and there were whispers going around about them going goalless.

Amazingly the Demons were still in striking distance midway throught the last quarter, but simply couldn't find the firepower to overcome the Crows in a dismal twilight match. Adelaide had dragged the margin out to 35 points but three Demon goals in five minutes cut the margin to 17 with plenty of time to play. The forwards, though, couldn't get near it and both Brad Miller and Michael Newton had dirty days. Midfielders kicked all the goals and Newton hit the post with an ill-advised banana kick from five metres out after receiving a free kick.

Best were Moloney, Frawley and Davey. Jared Rivers was fined $2600 for umpire contact.

Lists
Lowest scores
Tribunal

Media
"A day for small Demon mercies" The Age 26/04/09

Links
Demonblog match review
FanFooty scores

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