2000 Ansett Cup Match 1

2000 Ansett Australia Cup, Match 1
Adelaide vs Melbourne
Sunday 30 January
Venue: Football Park
Attendance: 12,239


Melbourne win by 18 points

Goalkickers: James Cook 6, David Schwarz 3, Stephen Powell 3, Jeff Farmer 2, Ben Beams 1, Cameron Bruce 1, Mathew Febey 1, Anthony McDonald 1, Troy Simmonds 1

Early in the second quarter Adelaide were 32 points in front and looked set to be cruising to an easy victory. The Demons then booted five goals in a row to get themselves back into the match before dominating the third term. Adelaide struck back late in the match but the damage had been done and Melbourne got their 2000 campaign off to a bright start.

Ex-Bulldogs Powell (3 goals and 31 possessions) and Cook (6 goals) were the best for the Demons in their first official games wearing red and blue.

Grgic, Schwarz, Powell, Cook, Neitz, Yze, Green, Chisholm, M. Febey, Woewodin, Robertson, Brown, Collins, Lamb, Godfrey, Wheatley, Farmer, White, A. McDonald, Leoncelli, Speers, Walsh, Rigoni, Nicholson, Simmonds, Beams, Williams, Bruce

Herald Sun - 31/01/2000
Age - 05/02/2000

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