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Round 8 1986

Round 8, 1986
Melbourne vs Footscray
Saturday, 17 May
Venue: MCG
Attendance: 18,360

1st
2nd
3rd
Final
Melbourne5.411.616.720.12.132
Footscray3.35.69.811.14.80
Match Statistics


Melbourne win by 52 points

Goalkickers: Ted Fidge 4, Peter Moore 4, Adrian Battiston 2, Garry Lyon 2, Russell Richards 2, Dale Dickson 1, Simon Eishold 1, Robert Flower 1, Nigel Kol 1, Jeremy Nichols 1, Robin White 1

Brownlow Votes:
3 - Russell Richards
1 - David Allday

Milestones:
First Game
Jeremy Nichols

First Goal
Jeremy Nichols

John Northey reacted savagely to his side's fifth straight loss and made seven changes - with six omissions - to the side that had lost to Geelong a week earlier. Ted Fidge repaid the coach's faith by kicking four goals despite starting the day on the interchange and Melbourne had their third win of the season.

At the end of the ground Paul Payne was thrashing Simon Beasley and along with Robin White was providing a handy springboard for the midfielders and forwards. Even David Cordner, former boom full forward, looked comfortable down back in his first game of the year after recovering from a shoulder injury while Jeremy Nichols had the best of Doug Hawkins on a wing in his first match.

The most surprising winner for the Dees was David Allday who was given the task of playing in the ruck so that Peter Moore could be at full-forward. He completely dominated Andrew Purser in the centre and allowed Moore to boot four goals.

Best were Payne, Allday and Lyon

Reserves
Melbourne 17.16.118 d. Footscray 18.9.117
Goals - Stynes 5, F. Rugolo 3, Fordes 3, Bailey 2, Barclay 2, Lovett 1, Allardice 1
Best - Fordes, Lovett, Allardice

Under 19's
Footscray 15.13.103 d. Melbourne 11.8.74
Goals - Wilson 3, Lovett 2, Hewitson 2, Brodie 1, Normington 1, Taglieri 1, Opyrchal 1
Best - Smith, Hewitson, Martello

Media
"The finals issue settled for Dogs" - The Age 19/05/1986
Football Record R9 1986

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