Practice match 2022
Melbourne vs North Melbourne
Thursday 24 February
Venue: Casey Fields
Attendance: Not recorded
Melbourne win by 88 points
Goalkickers: Ben Brown 5, James Harmes 3, Tom McDonald 3, Kade Chandler 2, Max Gawn 2, Angus Brayshaw 1, Alex Neal-Bullen 1, Clayton Oliver 1, Christian Petracca 1, Charlie Spargo 1
In their first match since winning the 2021 Premiership, Melbourne took on the reigning wooden spooner in an unofficial practice match. After a slow start they took a handy lead into quarter time, then added five goals to nil in the second quarter to take a stranglehold on the game. The margin blew out in the second half, briefly flirting with a triple figure victory before consolation goals helped North restrict the damage to 88 points.
Best were Clayton Oliver, Christian Salem and Ben Brown. Salem injured his knee.
May, Salem, Harmes, Petracca, Jackson, Spargo, Brayshaw, Gawn, Bedford, Oliver, Hibberd, Langdon, Bowey, Tomlinson, Jordon, Rivers, McDonald, Weideman, Hunt, Neal-Bullen, Sparrow, Baker, Pickett, Chandler, M. Brown (did not play), Turner (did not play), Smith, B. Brown
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