Round 19, 2018
Adelaide vs Melbourne
Saturday 28 July
Venue: Adelaide Oval
Melbourne win by 13 points
Goalkickers: Tom McDonald 3, Bayley Fritsch 2, Jordan Lewis 2, Jake Melksham 2, Jeff Garlett 1, Jesse Hogan 1, Jay Kennedy Harris 1, Alex Neal-Bullen 1
300 games (also with Hawthorn)
100 games (also with Greater Western Sydney)
Statistical categories led:
Equal most goal assists in a game: Christian Petracca - 4
Equal most hitouts in a game: Max Gawn - 66
3 - Clayton Oliver
2 - Max Gawn
After going 20-0 down, Melbourne were fortunate to be behind by only nine points at the first change courtesy of a Bayley Fritsch goal after the siren. Like their previous game, a blistering third quarter put the Demons in a winning position. The last five goals of the term opened a 31 point lead at the last break, but in a quarter affected by rain they had to withstand a furious comeback by the Crows. The margin was down to eight points late in the quarter before Eddie Betts missed a chance at a goal from the square. Melbourne held on, kicking the last goal of the game to win by 13.
Best were Oliver, Harmes and Neal-Bullen.