Round 10 1997

Round 10, 1997
Richmond vs Melbourne
Saturday 31 May
Venue: MCG
Attendance: 28,879

Match Statistics

Melbourne win by 25 points

Goalkickers: Jeff Farmer 4, Alastair Clarkson 2, Craig Nettelbeck 2, Todd Viney 2, Shane Woewodin 2, Garry Lyon 1, Adem Yze 1

Brownlow Votes:
3 - Jim Stynes
1 - Todd Viney

Rising Star nomination
Shane Woewodin

First Game as Coach
Greg Hutchison

After the capitulation at Football Park against Port Adelaide the week before Neale Balme had been sacked during the week and replaced with caretaker Greg Hutchison and boosted by the heroic return of an unfit Garry Lyon, the stand-in won his first game in charge.

With Lyon's return the Demons were able to forward a much improved forward line on the one that had managed just three goals against Port. With Lyon, Craig Nettelbeck and Leigh Newton as targets to complement Jeff Farmer and Sean Charles they looked far more dangerous.

The Tigers led at half time, but they had been fading out of games all season and it happened to them again.

Best were Viney, Farmer and Gaspar. Matthew Febey was replaced in the selected side by Steven Febey due to a knee injury and Jeff Farmer hurt his heel.

Paul Hopgood was reported by the emergency umpire for striking Wayne Campbell during the third quarter but the charge was withdrawn.


Richmond 22.10.142 d. Melbourne 10.9.69
Goals - Irving 2, Bishop 2, Bolton 1, Goodale 1, Robertson 1, Black 1, Lamprill 1, De Crespigny 1
Best - McHardy, Goodale, Hardie


Age - 30/05/1997
Age - 01/06/1997
Age - 02/06/1997
Football Record R11 1997

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