Round 8 1994

Round 8, 1994
Melbourne vs Footscray
Sunday 15 May
Venue: MCG
Attendance: 28,559

Match Statistics

Footscray win by 3 points

Goalkickers: Garry Lyon 5, David Schwarz 3, Glenn Lovett 1, David Neitz 1, Jim Stynes 1, Stephen Tingay 1, Todd Viney 1

Brownlow Votes:
2 - Stephen Tingay


Melbourne remained on top of the ladder despite their loss the previous week to North Melbourne, but were shocked by the Bulldogs as they dropped their second game in a row.

The Demons had opened up a 22 point lead at half time, and were still 23 points up in the third quarter before the Bulldogs kicked six goals - including four to Illija Grgic - to snatch a three point lead at the last change.

After a tense struggle throughout the final term where the Bulldogs had got 14 points in front then were forced to withstand a comeback, Jason Norrish had a shot to put the Demons in front in the final minutes from 35 metres out. He hit the inside of the post and the Dogs held on to win.

Neale Balme said his team were: "Off the boil", adding "We just played really poorly, we made mistake after mistake."


Melbourne 14.22.106 d. Footscray 11.10.76
Goals - Sullivan 4, Hall 3, Gilbert 2, Irving 2, B. Campbell 1, Clarke 1, Reade 1
Best - Gilbert, B. Campbell, Hall

Canberra Times - 16/05/1994
Football Record R9 1994

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