Round 15, 2004
Melbourne vs St. Kilda
Sunday 11 July
Melbourne win by 57 points
Goalkickers: Ben Holland 4, Cameron Bruce 3, Brad Green 3, David Neitz 3, Russell Robertson 2, Peter Vardy 2, Aaron Davey 1, Brock McLean 1, Phil Read 1, Jeff White 1
3 - Cameron Bruce
1 - Jeff White
Having opened their season with ten straight victories, St. Kilda fans had been dreaming of breaking their long premiership drought but the side had lost four of their last five - a big loss against Adelaide in round 14 one of the major disappointments of the season.
Melbourne fans were also dreaming of great things, and on a Sunday at the MCG they were the ones who went home happy with their side having racked up a huge win.
The Saints trailed by just three points early in the third quarter, but a blunder between Xavier Clarke and Troy Schwarze allowed the Demons to goal and turn the game on its head.
With Brad Miller out injured, Ben Holland played as a true key forward for the first time in Melbourne colours and was outstanding with four goals. The side took 25 marks inside the forward 50.
Nick Riewoldt was a lone hand up front for St. Kilda with 9 goals. He was replacing Fraser Gehrig who was out injured. Nathan Brown beat Stephen Milne, and Troy Broadbridge kept Aaron Hamill under control.
Daniel Bell made his debut when Brad Miller was a late withdrawal with a gastric complaint.
Age - 11/07/2004
demons.com.au - 13/07/2004