Round 4 1998

Round 4, 1998
Carlton vs Melbourne
Sunday 19 April
Venue: Princes Park
Attendance: 27,508

Match Statistics

Melbourne win by 2 points

Goalkickers: David Schwarz 3, James McDonald 2, David Neitz 2, Matthew Febey 1, Craig Smoker 1, Shane Woewodin 1

Brownlow Votes:
3 - Todd Viney
1 - Guy Rigoni

Best and Fairest
36 - Todd Viney
30 - Adem Yze
28 - Steven Febey
27 - Andrew Leoncelli
12 - Jamie Shanahan
12 - Guy Rigoni

First Game
Nathan Brown

The Demons won their third game in a row in a tight, controversial and often spiteful clash at Princes Park.

Marcus Seecamp and Brad Pearce were reported for striking each other after the quarter time siren. Pearce gave the defender a short one to the ribs, and Seecamp punched him in the head. He got three weeks and Pearce one.

In a poor quality game David Neitz and David Schwarz proved the difference by providing dangerous forward targets, Schwarz kicking 2.2 in a few minutes in the second quarter

The Demons lost Neitz with a broken ankle and Jim Stynes with a broken hand which would ultimately see his consecutive game streak stopped at 244, and that was the cue for a Carlton comeback. The Blues lifted and jumped to a three goal lead seven minutes into the last quarter.

A James McDonald goal levelled the scores with six minutes left, but there was serious questions about whether or it not it had actually gone through the big sticks. Two behinds put Melbourne in front before first gamer Nathan Brown won a crucial ball in the Carlton forward line. Nevertheless Carlton continued to attack for the last two minutes.

Eventually the Demons broke free and went inside 50, a duel between Craig Smoker and Run DeIulio saw the ball bounce of the Carlton players foot and run out of bounds. The clock had been down far enough and Melbourne had won.

Leoncelli, Steven Febey and Yze were amongst the best. Brown was impressive in a gutsy debut but wouldn't play another game until 2000 due to injuries.

Melbourne 12.12.84 d. Carlton 11.16.82
Best - Beams, Ward, Lamaro
Goals - Ward 2, B. Williams 2, Beams 2, Bradly 1, L. Williams 1, Oram 1, Lamaro 1, Donald Cockatoo-Collins 1, David Cockatoo-Collins 1


Age - 20/04/1998
Football Record R5 1998

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