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Round 16 2000

Round 16, 2000
Melbourne vs Richmond
Saturday 24 June
Venue: MCG
Attendance: 43,200

1st2nd3rdFinal
Melbourne6.413.615.1016.14.110
Richmond2.26.39.1114.16.100
Match Statistics


Melbourne win by 10 points

Goalkickers: Stephen Powell 3, Jeff Farmer 2, Travis Johnstone 2, Russell Robertson 2, Adem Yze 2, Andrew Leoncelli 1, Guy Rigoni 1, David Schwarz 1, Peter Walsh 1, Shane Woewodin 1

Brownlow Votes:
3 - Adem Yze
2 - Anthony McDonald

Best and Fairest
31 - Anthony McDonald
29.5 - Anthony Ingerson
23 - Jeff White
12.5 - David Schwarz
12 - Stephen Powell

Milestones:
Nil

With the first six goals of the day Melbourne powered to a seemingly match-winning lead at quarter time. They got out to a 51 point lead in the third quarter against injury-ravaged opposition, before a late fightback almost delivered an amazing come from behind victory for Richmond.

In a dominant first quarter, the Demons had 106 disposals to 69, barely letting their opponents get near the ball. By half-time they had nearly twice as many inside 50s.

The much improved Tigers drew to 35 points behind at the last break before launching an all-out assault which got them to within two points late in the game. The two sides had already played out a thriller in Round 1 and this was no different - a late goal by Guy Rigoni from a questionable David Schwarz 'handball' sealed the points for Melbourne. Despite Richmond having added eight goals to three after half-time they also kicked 13 behinds to waste their chance of a remarkable win.

Best were White and Nicholson.

Neale Daniher said "We played good footy early. We played really well in the first half, they are a good side, they came back at us, we were able to keep composure and win the game."

Matthew Whelan was fined $1200 for wrestling and Tiger Paul Broderick was reported for attempting to eye-gouge Schwarz.

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