Round 17 1997

Round 17, 1997
Collingwood vs Melbourne
Sunday 27 July
Venue: MCG
Attendance: 37,779

Match Statistics

Collingwood win by 52 points

Goalkickers: Sean Charles 3, Shaun Smith 3, Brent Grgic 2, Anthony McDonald 1, James McDonald 1, David Schwarz 1, Adem Yze 1

Brownlow Votes:

First game and First goal
James McDonald

Last Game
David Cockatoo-Collins

100 Games
David Neitz

In his 235th consecutive game Jim Stynes completed ten straight years of football without missing a premiership match but the milestone was to be marked by yet another loss in the disappointing 1997 campaign.

After their best first half of the year Melbourne led by five goals at half time, but a stoush after the siren fired the Magpies up and they kicked nine unanswered goals to kill the contest. Adem Yze was reported for his part in the melee.

The trouble had started after quarter time when Paul Hopgood clashed with Paul Williams, but late in the second it flared after Matthew Francis was reporting for striking Stynes in the groin and then appeared to make contact with his leg while Stynes was on the ground.

Best were Brett Lovett, Glenn Lovett and Stynes. Adem Yze was fined his match payment and another weeks pay for wrestling. Shaun Smith suffered a cut face.

In the league's original fixture the game was scheduled for Victoria Park on the Saturday, but was moved before the season began.

Collingwood 14.23.107 d. Melbourne 7.10.52
Goals - Bassett 2, Irving 1, Robertson 1, Gardiner 1, Winterton 1, DeCrespigny 1
Best - Lamprill, Irving, Robertson


Age - 22/02/1997
Age - 27/07/1997
Football Record R18 1997

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