Carlton win by 31 points
Last MFC Game
Colin Sylvia (2nd game)
After having been top of the league just three weeks before, Melbourne had lost two in a row. The freefall continued with a loss at the hands of the 12th placed Blues at Princes Park. Melbourne had enjoyed a record-breaking 105 point win in their round 6 encounter, but on Carlton's traditional home they simply didn't look like a top 8 bound side.
The Demons still couldn't drop any lower than fifth, but they were now in grave danger of missing out on the double chance and being forced into a cut-throat elimination final.
Despite taking a lead into the first break Melbourne were wasteful. David Neitz was the chief culprit with 0.3 Neitz had a miserable day, kicking 0.4 and leaving the game late with a leg injury. Colin Sylvia, playing his second game, goalled with his first kick in league football.
Best was Nathan Brown.
Age - 21/08/2004
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