Round 18 1997

Round 18, 1997
Melbourne vs Sydney
Saturday 2 August
Venue: MCG
Attendance: 26,901

Match Statistics

Sydney win by 116 points

Goalkickers: David Schwarz 3, Sean Charles 1, Brent Grgic 1, Brett Lovett 1, Todd Viney 1

Brownlow Votes:

100 Games
Marcus Seecamp (also with Fitzroy)

Statistical categories led:
Biggest loss in Round 18

The Demons were never in the hunt after a blistering opening by Sydney. When the Swans kicked their sixth goal of the game at the ten minute mark the Demons had registered just nine possessions in total, and the day didn't get much better. They managed to stem the bleeding in the second quarter, but were blown away by seven goals to two in the third.

Almost a hundred points behind at the last change they were lucky to avoid an even bigger humiliation.

Shaun Smith was knocked out by a heavy bump from Tony Lockett. Lockett received a two match ban.

Amongst the best were Neitz, Hopgood and Brett Lovett.

Sydney 21.13.139 d. Melbourne 9.9.63
Goals - Gardiner 3, Bassett 2, Lamaro 2, Hardie 1, Robertson 1
Best - Robertson, Bassett, Lamprill

100 point losses

"Swans' early goalfest nails Demons" - The Age 03/08/1997
Football Record R19 1997

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