Round 24 1992

Round 24, 1992
Melbourne vs Hawthorn
Saturday 29 August
Venue: MCG
Attendance: 42,549

Match Statistics

Hawthorn win by 19 points

Goalkickers: Andy Lovell 3, Garry Lyon 3, Darren Bennett 2, Greg Healy 2, Allen Jakovich 2, Matthew Febey 1, Glenn Lovett 1, Andrew Obst 1, Haydn Robins 1, David Schwarz 1, Steven Stretch 1, Todd Viney 1, Graeme Yeats 1

Brownlow Votes:
1 - Andy Lovell

Only game
Shane Burgmann

150 games
Steven Stretch
Graeme Yeats

100 games
Sean Wight

First goal
Haydn Robins (14th game)

Last game as coach
John Northey

Statistical categories led:
Biggest loss in Round 24

With their season long over, Melbourne's only remaining interest was whether they could keep Hawthorn out of the finals. They pushed the Hawks for the first half, but couldn't stop them equalling a record they'd jointly held with Carlton of making finals for 11 straight years.

A frantic first quarter saw Hawthorn kick six of the 10 goals, but they couldn't shake Melbourne off and relied on a late goal from Jason Dunstall to lead by 11 points at half time. The Hawks took over after the break, extending their lead to 40 points before a late goal cut the last change margin to 34. Hawthorn seemingly made sure of their spot in the six with early goals in the final term, before Melbourne piled on seven goals that left them just seven points behind in time on. Todd Viney charged out of the next centre bounce, but his attempted kick into the forward 50 was blocked and Hawthorn worked the ball to the other end for the winning goal.

Best were Yeats, Lovell and J. Stynes.

Speaking about what would be his last game as Melbourne coach John Northey complimented his side on kicking seven goals in the last quarter, and said: "It was a fitting match for a final, and the way our boys came back at the opposition was terrific. The pressure we put on them really made them work."

During the Reserves curtain raiser, Hawk Dermott Brereton responded to a spectator's derogatory comments by walking up to the man, taking his glasses off, then handing them back to him.

Melbourne 30.12.192 d. Hawthorn 17.12.114
Goals - Williams 8, Cuthbertson 7, Kowal 4, Neitz 3, Taylor 3, Beveridge 1, Eishold 1, Keogh 1, Hopgood 1, Nelson 1
Best - Doyle, Dyson, Williams
Reports - Grinter (striking)

Highest losing scores
Last game of the season debuts

Canberra Times - 29/08/1992
Canberra Times - 30/08/1992
Football Record 1994 Finals

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