Round 1 2023

Round 1, 2023
Melbourne vs Western Bulldogs
Saturday 18 March
Venue: MCG
Attendance: 48,103

Western Bulldogs2.
Match statistics

Melbourne win by 50 points

Goalkickers: Ben Brown 4, Kysaiah Pickett 4, Max Gawn 2, Charlie Spargo 2, Kade Chandler 1, Brodie Grundy 1, Jake Melksham 1, Alex Neal-Bullen 1

First Game
Bailey Laurie
Judd McVee

First MFC game
Brodie Grundy
Lachie Hunter

The Demons opened their season with a strong win, coming back from an 11 point deficit in the second quarter to kick five goals in 10 minutes before half time and take control of the game.

Even without injured regulars Bayley Fritsch, Steven May, Christian Salem and Jack Viney, Melbourne was able to keep the Bulldogs at arms' length. Four goals to one in the last quarter pushed the margin to 50 points, their biggest opening round win since 1994.

At three quarter time Jake Melksham replaced first gamer Bailey Laurie,

Best were Max Gawn, Christian Petracca and Kysaiah Pickett. Pickett was suspended for two weeks for rough conduct after a bump during the second quarter.


Created by Supermercado. Last Modification: Tuesday 21 March 2023 20:32:17 AEDT by Supermercado. (Version 2)

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