Round 12 2003

Round 12, 2003
Adelaide vs Melbourne
Sunday, 15 June
Venue: MCG
Attendance: 40,178

Match Statistics

Adelaide win by 73 points

Goalkickers: Brad Green 4, Travis Johnstone 1, Cameron Bruce 1, David Neitz 1, Russell Robertson 1, Peter Walsh 1

Brownlow Votes:

Last Game
Chris Lamb

A pitiful Melbourne were belted for the second week in a row as Crow Ian Perrie ran riot at AAMI Stadium.

Neale Daniher had described his side as "rock bottom" after the Queen's Birthday capitulation to Collingwood, but perhaps he should have saved his comment for the week after. Melbourne were even worse at AAMI Stadium.

Ian Perrie kicked four goals in the opening thirteen minutes and was so dominant that, having seen off Alistair Nicholson and Chris Lamb, Daniher was forced to throw David Neitz onto him. Using the reigning Coleman Medallist as a key-defender out of desperation summed up exactly where the Demons were at.

Once Perrie was subdued, for the time being at least, Brett Burton added two goals of his own to make it a 31 point margin and the first break.

Melbourne were reguarly playing well in the centre, but were undone time and time again by poor delivery into the forward line.

The second quarter started more postively, but a botched Travis Johnstone kick in defence gifted Tyson Edwards a goal, the margin was back out over five goals and that was the end of the Demons.

Perrie kicked two more goals on Neitz in the 3rd term, with one of them coming after the Melbourne captain had given away a 50m penalty after frustration boiled over and he pushed Perrie to the ground after a marking contest.

The margin blew out to 90 points, but three late goals turned a total humiliation into a regulation massacre.

Best for the Demons on a dark day was Brad Green, who booted four goals.

"Crows thrash Demons" - The Age 15/06/2003

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