Round 5 1992

Round 5, 1992
Melbourne vs Collingwood
Monday 20 April
Venue: MCG
Attendance: 63,711

Match Statistics

Collingwood win by 33 points

Goalkickers: Allen Jakovich 4, Luke Beveridge 2, Jim Stynes 2, Chris Sullivan 2, Darren Cuthbertson 1, Garry Lyon 1, Michael Pickering 1, Steven Stretch 1

Brownlow Votes:
1 - Todd Viney

First game
Grant Williams

MFC debut
Andy Goodwin

Only MFC game
Wayne Henwood

John Northey reacted savagely to his side's big loss to Richmond a week earlier by bringing in three new players - two with previous VFL experience and Grant Williams who, kicked 12 in the Reserves a week earlier. Williams replaced Darren Bennett, and dropped Luke Beveridge. For three quarters the selections strategy seemed to work, before Northey's side fell in a hole kicking into the wind during the last quarter.

In the lead-up to the game, President Ian Ridley tried to rally his side by appeal to their pride. "Tomorrow is going to prove how much character our team has got." he said. "Players of today pobably don't realise the club traditions as they were back in my day; they don't realise the tremendous competition we had. Irrespective of who they are playing tomorrow, they would have to be pretty desperate because they've got to keep themselves in the picture."

A see-sawing game went Collingwood's way in the last quarter when they began to dominate a tiring Melbourne midfield. Peter Daicos was superb for the Magpies, kicking the sealer in a fourth quarter when the Demons lost their way and became sloppy. His temper boiling over, Allen Jakovich knocked a water bottle from a Collingwood trainer's hand, then booted it away in anger. He kicked a goal a minute later and made an offensive gesture to Pies fans.

Although Jakovich's duel with Gary Pert had been evenly poised, the same could not be said for Garry Lyon, who was blanketed by full-back Michael Gayfer. Jakovich was taken off the field at the 17 minute mark of the last quarter and John Northey was forced to deny that it had been for disciplinary reasons after the full forward argued with the field umpire, he said it was to protect the groin injury Jakovich had suffered earlier in the year.

Wayne Henwood's only senior appearance for the Demons featured a crunching bump on Magpie rover Graeme Wright just as the half-time siren sounded, forcing a bloodied Wright to leave the arena with a broken nose.

Best were Schwarz, Stretch and Yeats. Wayne Lamb was selected for what would have been his debut, but was replaced in the selected side by Brett Lovett due to an ankle injury.

Melbourne 26.25.181 d. Collingwood 15.5.95
Goals - Bennett 6, Lovell 6, Charles 4, Gorozides 2, Neitz 2, Eishold 2, Bryce 1, Wearne 1, Grinter 1, Kowal 1
Best - Bryce, Lovell, Charles

Age - 18/04/1992
Canberra Times - 20/04/1992
Canberra Times - 21/04/1992
Age - 21/04/1992
Herald Sun - 21/04/1992
Football Record R6 1992
Age - 01/05/1992

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