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Round 6 1988

Round 6, 1988
Melbourne vs Essendon
Saturday 7 May
Venue: MCG
Attendance: 34,697

1st
2nd
3rd
Final
Melbourne1.45.77.119.14.68
Essendon3.39.312.416.5.101
Match Statistics


Essendon win by 33 points

Goalkickers: Garry Lyon 3, Brian Wilson 2, Tony Campbell 1, Warren Dean 1, Greg Healy 1, Andy Lovell 1

Brownlow Votes:
Nil

Milestones:
MFC Debut
Peter Rohde

Melbourne had been winning without playing well and their run finally came to an end on a wet MCG against the visiting Bombers.

Essendon were more aggressive and handled the conditions better, and when Garry Foulds slipped on the ground unnoticed at the end of the first quarter to kick the first of his four goals it demoralised the Demons, and they conceded six in the second quarter to be 20 points behind at half time. The home side took until midway through the third quarter to challenge again when Brian Wilson got himself into the match.

The Demons got two goals from the new 50m penalty rule, though Greg Healy later admitted he milked contact to try to win the 50, and video replays of Darren Bewick conceding one to Garry Lyon proved the contact minimal.

Yeates, Hughes and Wilson were best. Brett Lovett was reported twice for striking but cleared.

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Reserves
Melbourne 15.17.107 drew Essendon 16.11.107
Goals - Flintoff 3, Fidge 3, Normington 3, Bayes 2, Rennie 1, Johns 1, J. Viney 1, Williams 1
Best - Febey, Johns, J. Duursma

Under 19's
Melbourne 4.21.45 d. Essendon 3.9.27
Goals - Minchington 3, Power 1
Best - Taglieri, Walker, Morey

Lists
Tribunal

Media
Football Record R7 1988
"Bombers halt Demons" - Canberra Times 08/05/1988
"Dons prove one test too many for Demons" - The Age 09/05/1988
"Umps to meet on 50m rule" - The Age 11/05/1988

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