Round 16 1989

Round 16, 1989
Geelong vs Melbourne
Saturday 22 July
Venue: Waverley
Attendance: 38,865

Match Statistics

Melbourne win by 3 points

Goalkickers: Darren Bennett 4, Greg Healy 4, Garry Lyon 3, Ricky Jackson 2, David Flintoff 1, Steven O'Dwyer 1, Brian Wilson 1

Brownlow Votes:
2 - Steven O'Dwyer
1 - Ricky Jackson


Just a month after their first clash for the year, where Melbourne had only scored two goals, the second match between the sides had a much happier result for the Demons. Even though they were without key players Steven Stretch - who was injured at training - and Earl Spalding they won a thriller.

The Cats lead narrowly through the first half before Garry Lyon put on a three goal burst to put the Demons in front at the last change.

They held a 20 point lead late in the game before Geelong booted three goals in a row to bring the margin to under a goal with a minute left to play. Luckily the Demons managed to hold on to the siren.

Stephen Newport destroyed the in-form Mark Bairstow, picking up a second best on ground 28 touches of his own.

Best were Johnson, Newport and Lovett

Geelong 30.13.193 d. Melbourne 8.17.65
Goals - Kavanagh 1, Lovell 1, Connolly 1, Rennie 1, Beveridge 1, Howat 1, Tingay 1, Power 1
Best - Rohde, Power, Mahoney

Under 19's
Sydney 14.19.103 d. Melbourne 13.9.87
Goals - B. Stynes 5, Fanning 2, Keipert 2, Putamorsi 1, Heaver 1, Lamb 1, Sullivan 1
Best - Solyom, Putamorsi, Goldberg


"The dashing Demons strut their stuff" - The Age 24/07/1989
Football Record R17 1989

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