Practice Match, 1997
Melbourne vs Collingwood
Saturday 8 March
Attendance: Approx. 9000
Melbourne win by 45 points
Goalkickers: David Neitz 4, Glenn Lovett 3, Jeff Farmer 2, Robert Pyman 1, Matthew Febey 1, Anthony Ingerson 1, Darren O'Brien 1
Melbourne won the toss and took advantage of a strong breeze to open a 22 point lead at quarter time. The Pies won the second quarter, but were again swamped in the third with five goals to two. The Dees then ran away easy winners in the last quarter.
Best were Matthew Febey, Glenn Lovett and David Neitz. Jim Stynes suffered a bruised back.
Age - 09/03/1997