Melbourne win by 1 point
With only one win on the board in 13 weeks, Melbourne led at every change before collapsing in the final term and seemingly throwing victory away.
The game looked dead and buried when the Lions opened up an eleven point lead deep into the last quarter, but a Cameron Bruce goal with just under 2 minutes left put the Demons within one straight kick. Brad Miller was the hero when he marked strongly in front of goal and converted to put the home side in front.
The ball spent the last thirty seconds camped in the Brisbane forward line with a succession of stoppages. Eventually Austin Wonaeamirri extracted the footy and took off on a run down the members side wing with no players in front of him and ran down the clock much to the delight of his father who was visiting from the Tiwi Islands and watching the game in the crowd with President Jim Stynes.
Green, Whelan and Miller were best.