Coach: Neale Balme
Captain: Garry Lyon
Finishing Position: 10th
Best and Fairest: Todd Viney
Leading Goalkicker: Allen Jakovich (39)
Best First Year Player: David Neitz
Major sponsor: Pioneer Homes
Members: 10,097

Matches Ladder Playing List Best and Fairest Reserves

After a disappointing 1992 campaign which saw a five year finals streak snapped John Northey left for Richmond and was replaced with ex-Tigers premiership player Neale Balme who had been coaching in the SANFL. A selection committee of Hassa Mann, Noel McMahen, Ray Manley and Steven Smith chose Balme over Stan Alves, Peter Hudson, Greg Wells, Reserves coach Mark Cross, Essendon Reserves coach Denis Pagan and Kevin Morris.

After significant financial losses over the previous two seasons, the club signed a $300,000 a year major sponsorship with Pioneer Homes, twice their 1992 deal with Snowy Mountain Water. Player salaries were slashed before the year to try and reign in some of the financial troubles. The club appealed to fans to helped by joining as members, but only saw an increase of around 1400 on 1992.

The AFL proposed to merge the Reserves (known under the name Victorian State Football League)) with the VFA, giving each Victorian club an Association affiliate. Melbourne would likely have partnered with Prahran but VFA clubs rejected the proposal. In 2000 a similar system was introduced, by which time Prahran had left the competition.

In a tight final ladder, the Demons finished 10th, two games out of the finals but only percentage above the 11th and 12th placed teams. The three teams who finished on ten wins for the season then had a lead of six games over the next placed side.

The Reserves won Melbourne's 12th and last premiership in the grade.

At the end of the year the Demons delisted Darren Bennett, Shane Burgmann, Darren Cuthbertson, Brett Evans, Andy Goodwin, Greg Healy, Brett Jeffrey, Rod Keogh, Matthew Mackay, Damon Munt, Michael Pickering, Scott Simister, Steven Stretch and David Taylor.

A purported seven-year, $2 million sponsorship deal signed with Tooheys at the end of the year proved controversial as the AFL was sponsored by their rivals Carlton and United. St Kilda had entered into a similar arrangement with Tooheys before the start of the season, with the AFL admitting they had no rules to prevent the partnership.

Practice matches

Northern Territory Football League WIN54-31
Footscray WIN106-100
Carlton WIN123-119

Fosters Cup

1 Collingwood WIN65-61
QF West Coast LOSS39-75

Premiership season

1 Hawthorn LOSS70-93
2 FootscrayLOSS95-103
3 BrisbaneLOSS113-115
4 North MelbourneLOSS99-128
5 Adelaide WIN77-68
6 RichmondWIN153-63
7 FitzroyLOSS78-79
9 West CoastWIN101-88
10 CarltonLOSS74-128
11 CollingwoodWIN160-109
12 EssendonWIN105-71
13 SydneyLOSS109-149
14 St. KildaWIN92-46
15 GeelongWIN141-127
16 HawthornLOSS90-106
17 FootscrayWIN110-97
18 BrisbaneWIN138-49
19 BYE
20 AdelaideLOSS46-105
21 Richmond WIN175-54
22 Fitzroy LOSS75-98


North Melbourne1307120.852
West Coast1208115.848
St. Kilda1001094.240

Playing list

1 Adrian Campbell 25
2 Stephen Tingay 2013
3 Garry Lyon 1836
5 David Schwarz 95
6 Glenn Lovett 2019
7 Darren Kowal 1721
8 Graeme Yeats 71
9 Darren Cuthbertson 59
11 Jim Stynes 206
12 Todd Viney 206
13 Allen Jakovich 939
14 Rod Grinter 1521
15 Haydn Robins 60
16 Andy Lovell 1821
17 Brett Lovett 180
18 Steven Stretch 1417
19 Darren Bennett 24
20 Matthew Febey 189
21 Steven Febey 202
22 Martin Pike 80
23 Kevin Dyson 76
24 Phil Gilbert 151
25 Jason Norrish 51
26 Greg Doyle 21
27 Sean Wight 52
28 Glenn Molloy 11
29 Andrew Obst 1915
30 Paul Hopgood 171
32 Andy Goodwin 40
33 Greg Healy 810
35 Michael Pickering 42
37 Andrew Lamprill 20
38 David Neitz 2017
41 Peter Rohde 2011
42 Scott Simister 32
44 Sean Charles 21

Best and Fairest

1st Todd Viney 394
2nd Glenn Lovett 279
3rd Stephen Tingay 255
4th Steven Febey 242
5th Garry Lyon 210
6th Jim Stynes 197
7th Matthew Febey 160
8th David Neitz 146
9th Brett Lovett 139
10th Andy Lovell 111
11th Andrew Obst 99
12th Peter Rohde 96
13th Allen Jakovich 83
14th Phil Gilbert 66
15th Martin Pike 53
16th Darren Kowal 49
17th Greg Healy 42
18th Paul Hopgood 40
19th Steven Stretch 26
20th Sean Wight 14
21st Rod Grinter 12
22nd Kevin Dyson 11
23rd Adrian Campbell 10
24th Haydn Robins 5

Most Consistent - Todd Viney
Most Improved - Matthew Febey
Best Team Player - Andrew Obst
Best Clubman (Redlegs Trophy) - Glenn Lovett


Practice Match Rod Grinter Striking Not Guilty
Fosters Cup R1 Allen Jakovich Wrestling 1 Match
Round 3 Matthew Febey Striking 2 matches
Round 7 Reserves Allen Jakovich Striking Not guilty
Round 10 Jim Stynes Striking Not Guilty
Round 10 Phil Gilbert Striking Not Guilty
Round 11 David Neitz Striking Not Guilty
Round 13 Stephen Tingay Striking Not Guilty
Round 13 Reserves Andy Goodwin Misconduct Unknown
Round 16 Reserves Glenn Molloy Striking 2 matches
Round 16 Reserves Andrew Lamprill Striking 1 match
Round 18 Jim Stynes Wrestling Not Guilty
Round 19 Reserves Jeff Hilton Striking 1 match
Round 19 Reserves Shane Burgmann Striking 2 matches
Round 19 Reserves David Schwarz Abusive language Unknown
Qualifying Final Wayne Lamb Striking Unknown
Reserves Grand Final Andy Goodwin Striking Unknown


1993 Reserves Season
Best and Fairest - Rod Keogh

North Melbourne12010107.848
St Kilda901393.536


QF Richmond WIN149-88
SF North Melbourne WIN94-73
GF North Melbourne WIN90-56

Age - 27/09/1992, 04/12/1992, 24/03/1993, 19/10/1993
Inside Football - 30/09/1992
Canberra Times - 05/10/1993
Sydney Morning Herald - 08/04/2000

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