Round 21 1990

Round 21, 1990
Richmond vs Melbourne
Saturday 25 August
Venue: Waverley
Attendance: 15,342

Match Statistics

Melbourne win by 36 points

Goalkickers: Garry Lyon 4, Stephen Tingay 3, Earl Spalding 2, Simon Eishold 1, John Howat 1, Brian Wilson 1

Brownlow Votes:
3 - Garry Lyon
2 - Earl Spalding
1 - Simon Eishold

Last MFC Game
Brian Wilson

The Demons kept their hopes of a double chance alive by beating wooden spoon contenders Richmond at Waverley in wet, heavy conditions. It was the first time that the two MCG tenants had even been drawn to meet each other at league headquarters.

Melbourne had struggled against lowly sides all year, and after snapping a West Coast home win streak of 15 games the week before they found themselves on the back foot against a struggler again but after a promising start the Tigers kicked just two goals after half time and were beaten comfortably.

It took until the last quarter before the Demons finally kicked away with three goals to nil.

Melbourne won the kick count 42-28, leading Richmond coach Kevin Bartlett to say "we just had too many against us."

Best were Lyon, Tingay and Spalding. Brian Wilson severely ruptured him hamstring and announced his retirement. He would briefly appear for St Kilda in 1991.

Richmond 10.14.74 d. Melbourne 8.13.61
Goals - Farrell 3, Clark 2, Hogarth 1, Schwarz 1, Morey 1
Best - G. Lovett, P. Van Der Meer

Under 19s
Essendon 14.12.96 d. Melbourne 12.10.82
Goals - Shannon 2, Stocker 2, Solyom 2, Stroud 2, Burgmann 1, Theodore 1, Aubrey 1, Nelson 1
Best - Foot, Fanning, Shannon

Canberra Times - 26/08/1990
Football Record R22 1990

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