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Round: 9   Venue: M.C.G.   Date: Sun, 22-05-2016 1:10 pm   Crowd: 26,892  
Melbourne 5.6.3610.7.6713.10.8819.17.131 C:  Paul Roos
Brisbane 2.3.155.5.356.10.469.14.68 C:  Justin Leppitsch
  MELB by 21MELB by 32MELB by 42MELB by 63  
Weather
min temp  9.2°C      max temp  22.2°C
rainfall  0mm    humidity  50%    air pressure  1013.0mb
wind speed 22km/h      wind direction  N
Brownlow Medal 3 Jesse Hogan (MELB)2 James Harmes (MELB)1 Clayton Oliver (MELB)

Match Report

The renaissance of the Melbourne Football Club continued unabated at the MCG on Sunday as the Demons crushed the Brisbane Lions by 63 points. The Demons were expected to win and win well but in recent seasons it has been this sort of game that they have dropped unexpectedly. But there was no sign of hiccups or complacency on Sunday as Melbourne won all four quarters to collect its fifth victory of the year and stay well in touch with the top eight. 

Brisbane had an early chance to make an impression but Jonathan Freeman's shot at goal missed after he'd taken a strong mark. The Demons then took control and majors to Jeff Garlett and Ben Kennedy had them ahead by two goals after eight minutes. Young Ben Keays kicked Brisbane's first after being tackled high but Nathan Jones' first goal had Melbourne ahead by 15 points as the term entered time-on. Ryan Lester got one back for the Lions but two goals to key forward Jesse Hogan saw Melbourne ahead by 21 points at the first break. 

Each side scored a goal in the first 10 minutes of the second quarter but a burst of four majors in a row though James Harmes, Hogan, Viv Michie and Jack Watts took Melbourne's lead out to 44 points at the 21-minute mark. A brace of goals to Tom Bell relieved things late in the term for the Lions but they were still 32 points adrift at the long break. 

When play restarted after half time, a third major in a row to Bell had Brisbane back within 26 points but that was to be Brisbane's only goal of the third quarter. Costly misses saw the Lions add five behinds after that, while goals to Ben Newton, Hogan and Bill Stretch extended Melbourne's lead to 42 points at the last change of ends. 

The Lions scored the first goal of the final term through Lewis Taylor but the Demons went on their merry way after that, kicking six further goals to two via Hogan, Dean Kent, Jack Viney and three to Harmes as they cruised to a 63-point win to stay within percentage of a top-eight berth. 

Hogan, with seven marks and five goals, was outstanding for the Demons, while Dayne Zorko (22 disposals, five tackles) was a fine player for the losing side. 

Melbourne will look to improve its record to 6-4 against Port Adelaide at Traeger Park in Alice Springs on Saturday, while Brisbane will return home to the Gabba on the same day to host Hawthorn in what will be a very difficult assignment. 

GOALS
Melbourne: Hogan 5; Harmes 4; Garlett 2; Michie, Kent, Kennedy, Newton, Jones, Watts, Viney, Stretch
Brisbane: Bell 3; Lester 2; Zorko, Taylor, Keays, Freeman

BEST - AFL.COM.AU
Melbourne: Hogan, Bugg, Petracca, Garlett, Oliver, Watts
Brisbane: Zorko, Robinson, Bell, Rich

BEST - THE AGE
Melbourne: Hogan, Stretch, Petracca, Oliver, Vince, Jones, Bugg, Harmes
Brisbane: Zorko, Rich, Hanley, Robinson, McStay, Christensen

INJURIES
Melbourne: Oliver (corked thigh)
Brisbane: Nil

UMPIRES: Deboy, Findlay, Harris

TELEVISION BROADCAST: Fox Footy

COMMENTATORS: Dwayne Russell, Jason Dunstall, Danny Frawley, Barry Hall

Source

Match Report by Andrew Gigacz

Footnotes

Video sourced from YouTube, courtesy of the AFL.

Match stats

Melbourne Match Stats Career
# Player K M H D G B HO T FF FA Age Games G
32 Bugg, Tomas 8 4 23 31 0 0 0 6 2 0 23y 47d 74 18
20 Garland, Colin 7 4 7 14 0 0 0 3 1 0 28y 24d 140 16
36 Garlett, Jeff 10 3 2 12 2 2 0 1 0 0 26y 293d 136 238
11 Gawn, Max 2 1 5 7 0 0 29 1 1 2 24y 144d 48 25
43 Harmes, James 12 3 9 21 4 2 0 4 1 2 20y 230d 17 14
1 Hogan, Jesse 13 7 7 20 5 1 0 0 1 0 21y 100d 29 67
29 Hunt, Jayden 7 1 5 12 0 0 0 1 2 2 21y 49d 6 0
2 Jones, Nathan 10 2 17 27 1 0 0 4 2 2 28y 123d 210 100
35 Kennedy, Ben 9 2 8 17 1 1 0 3 0 1 22y 80d 34 25
16 Kent, Dean 9 3 5 14 1 1 0 1 1 1 22y 88d 40 34
28 McDonald, Oscar 6 2 12 18 0 0 0 0 0 0 20y 65d 4 0
25 McDonald, Tom 8 5 10 18 0 0 0 1 0 0 23y 247d 91 8
22 Michie, Viv 6 3 7 13 1 0 0 2 1 0 24y 89d 21 1
30 Neal-Bullen, Alex 4 2 14 18 0 0 0 3 1 1 20y 134d 12 6
19 Newton, Ben 8 4 12 20 1 0 0 3 0 1 23y 288d 16 12
13 Oliver, Clayton 12 3 9 21 0 2 1 5 2 3 18y 305d 7 4
5 Petracca, Christian 10 6 11 21 0 4 3 7 1 0 20y 139d 4 3
15 Stretch, Billy 11 5 20 31 1 0 0 3 0 1 19y 257d 15 4
23 Vince, Bernie 16 5 8 24 0 0 1 2 0 1 30y 233d 180 109
7 Viney, Jack 7 1 12 19 1 0 0 8 1 1 22y 39d 58 17
42 Wagner, Josh 6 4 11 17 0 0 0 5 0 2 21y 333d 7 0
4 Watts, Jack 15 10 4 19 1 1 8 3 1 1 25y 57d 124 101
  Rushed   3  
  Totals 196 80 218 414 19 17 42 66 18 21 23y 53d 1273 802
Brisbane Match Stats Career
# Player K M H D G B HO T FF FA Age Games G
4 Bastinac, Ryan 9 1 12 21 0 0 0 7 2 0 24y 335d 130 69
7 Bell, Tom 11 3 6 17 3 0 0 1 0 1 24y 344d 60 44
3 Christensen, Allen 11 3 10 21 0 0 0 1 2 2 25y 3d 96 82
46 Evans, Billy 1 0 9 10 0 0 0 5 2 1 19y 216d 7 1
34 Freeman, Jonathan 6 5 2 8 1 2 0 2 1 0 22y 25d 12 14
11 Hanley, Pearce 14 4 8 22 0 0 0 1 0 2 27y 189d 116 51
2 Harwood, Ryan 8 5 7 15 0 0 0 1 0 0 24y 289d 68 6
1 Keays, Ben 5 3 6 11 1 2 0 1 1 0 19y 89d 4 2
35 Lester, Ryan 8 4 7 15 2 0 0 0 0 1 23y 270d 70 29
12 Martin, Stefan 6 4 4 10 0 1 19 1 2 2 29y 187d 103 35
36 Mathieson, Rhys 11 3 3 14 0 0 0 2 6 1 19y 133d 1 0
32 Mayes, Sam 10 8 8 18 0 0 0 1 1 0 22y 2d 61 25
25 McStay, Daniel 8 7 11 19 0 0 0 2 0 0 20y 333d 35 28
21 Merrett, Daniel 5 2 1 6 0 0 0 1 0 3 31y 162d 188 69
39 Paine, Jackson 8 5 3 11 0 1 0 2 1 0 22y 336d 13 11
10 Rich, Daniel 15 6 11 26 0 1 0 6 0 1 25y 350d 130 82
18 Robertson, Nick 9 2 4 13 0 0 0 4 1 1 20y 354d 21 4
5 Robinson, Mitch 11 7 13 24 0 0 2 10 0 3 26y 350d 129 68
23 Schache, Josh 2 1 3 5 0 1 0 1 0 0 18y 275d 8 5
28 Taylor, Lewis 11 1 7 18 1 1 0 2 1 0 21y 95d 52 37
13 West, Trent 4 2 4 8 0 1 20 3 1 0 28y 218d 67 28
15 Zorko, Dayne 14 2 8 22 1 0 0 5 1 0 27y 103d 89 91
  Rushed   4  
  Totals 187 78 147 334 9 14 41 59 22 18 23y 360d 1460 781

Footnotes

* Behinds calculated from the 1965 season on.
+ Score at the end of extra time.