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Hawthorn vs Melbourne

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Round: 11   Venue: M.C.G.   Date: Sat, 04-06-2016 1:45 pm   Crowd: 41,833  
Hawthorn 4.5.296.7.438.14.6211.16.82 C:  Alastair Clarkson
Melbourne 2.0.127.2.4410.2.6210.4.64 C:  Paul Roos
  HAW by 17MELB by 1Scores levelHAW by 18  
Weather
min temp  11.0°C      max temp  13.3°C
rainfall  6.2mm    humidity  100%    air pressure  1013.1mb
wind speed 2km/h      wind direction  SSW
Brownlow Medal 3 Bernie Vince (MELB)2 Josh Gibson (HAW)1 Nathan Jones (MELB)

Match Report

An improving Melbourne wasn't quite good enough to get over the line against the reigning premiers Hawthorn on Saturday. The Demons were level with the Hawks at three-quarter time on Saturday at the MCG but the more experienced Hawthorn outfit did all the right things in the wet in the last term to eke out an 18-point win. The Hawks have now won 134 consecutive matches against Melbourne, the Demons' last win against the brown and gold coming in 2006.

Saturday's match saw nearly nine minutes elapse before either side scored. The Demons broke the drought with a goal to Chris Dawes and another major to Christian Petracca had Melbourne ahead and looking good and leading by 12 points after 10 minutes. Hawthorn settled after that and two goals to Jack Gunston and another to Luke Breust had the Hawks in front by seven points as the quarter entered time on. They continued to attack heavily after that but inaccuracy crept in as a goal to Tim O'Brien was accompanied by four behinds and it was Hawthorn ahead 4.5 to 2.0 at the first change.

The Hawks looked to be getting right on top early in the second term, a goal to Cyril Rioli extending the lead to 23 points within the first minute but Melbourne settle after that, firstly restricting Hawthorn's scoring ability and then launching an attack of its own, with majors to Jesse Hogan, Aaron Vandenberg, Dom Tyson and Dean Kent giving the Demons a two-point lead as the term entered time on. The Hawks regained their composure after that, a goal Jack Gunston returning them to the lead but Jack Watts' first goal just before the half-time siren had the Demons ahead by a point at the long break.

Behinds to Shaun Burgoyne and Breust returned a narrow lead to the Hawks at five-minute mark of the third term but a second goal each to Kent and Watts had Melbourne ahead by 11 points at the 10-minute mark and an upset appeared to be looming. Two rushed behinds and a major to Bradley Hill but the margin back to three points but Nathan Jones chipped in four his first at the 20-minute mark to put the Demons nine points clear. Hawthorn dominated the time-on period, though, adding 1.3 and scores were level at 62 apiece at the final end-change.

The last term was a gruelling affair, each side adding one behind apiece in the greasy conditions in the first 10 minutes before Hawthorn's greater poise saw it add three goals via first-gamer Kade Stewart, Paul Puopolo and O'Brien to open up a 19-point lead over the next 13 minutes. That proved to be enough, the Demons adding one final behind through Vandenberg but Hawthorn holding on for a three-goal win.

Hawk Sam Mitchell was at his typical best all day, gathering 27 possessions and laying seven tackles in the wet, while Dom Tyson (32 touches and six tackles) played a great game for the Demons. 

The win took Hawthorn's record to 8-3, although its relatively poor percentage of 108.9 sees it still outside of the top four. The Hawks will get a golden opportunity to boost that percentage when they take on the beleaguered bottom-placed Bombers at the MCG on Friday night. For Melbourne, the loss saw its record slip to 5-7 and it is now two games plus percentage away from the top eight, with the traditional Queen's Birthday match against Collingwood to come next Monday.

GOALS
Hawthorn: Gunston 3; Breust, O'Brien 2; Rioli, Hill, Stewart, Puopolo
Melbourne: Kent, Watts 2; Dawes, Petracca, Hogan, vandenBerg, Tyson, Jones

BEST - AFL.COM.AU
Hawthorn: Mitchell, Lewis, Gibson, Birchall, Smith, Frawley, Gunston
Melbourne: Tyson, Vince, Jones, Watts, T.McDonald, Kent

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Hawthorn: Mitchell, Gibson, Gunston, Birchall, Smith, Lewis
Melbourne: Tyson, Vince, Jones, Gawn, Watts, Wagner

INJURIES
Hawthorn: Jack Gunston (right ankle)
Melbourne: Nil

REPORTS: Bernie Vince (Melbourne) for striking in the fourth quarter

UMPIRES: Bannister, Ryan, Pannell

TELEVISION BROADCAST: Seven Network

COMMENTATORS: Hamish McLachlan, Basil Zempilas, Tim Watson, Nick Maxwell

Source

Match Report by Andrew Gigacz

Match stats

Hawthorn Match Stats Career
# Player K M H D G B HO T FF FA Age Games G
14 Birchall, Grant 19 6 3 22 0 0 0 1 0 1 28y 128d 227 32
22 Breust, Luke 13 3 6 19 2 3 0 5 1 1 25y 206d 127 249
9 Burgoyne, Shaun 9 2 7 16 0 2 0 10 0 0 33y 227d 306 246
18 Ceglar, Jonathon 3 2 5 8 0 0 35 4 0 2 25y 111d 41 20
8 Duryea, Taylor 13 5 7 20 0 0 0 2 0 0 25y 41d 74 12
12 Frawley, James 12 7 4 16 0 0 0 0 1 1 27y 258d 167 24
6 Gibson, Josh 11 6 7 18 0 0 0 3 0 0 32y 83d 200 4
19 Gunston, Jack 10 3 5 15 3 1 0 5 2 0 24y 232d 114 248
4 Hartung, Billy 12 3 6 18 0 0 0 3 0 0 21y 132d 37 16
10 Hill, Bradley 11 1 4 15 1 1 0 5 0 3 22y 331d 82 52
41 Howe, Daniel 9 3 4 13 0 0 0 9 1 1 20y 183d 10 1
3 Lewis, Jordan 18 6 11 29 0 0 1 3 2 1 30y 41d 251 138
7 McEvoy, Ben 2 3 4 6 0 1 11 1 0 0 26y 329d 134 54
5 Mitchell, Sam 18 4 9 27 0 0 0 7 3 2 33y 236d 295 67
23 O'Brien, Tim 6 3 4 10 2 1 0 3 0 2 22y 68d 12 10
28 Puopolo, Paul 11 0 8 19 1 1 0 10 3 2 28y 185d 122 118
33 Rioli, Cyril 10 4 1 11 1 0 0 11 0 2 26y 326d 167 242
26 Shiels, Liam 11 1 5 16 0 0 0 11 0 1 25y 36d 133 44
21 Sicily, James 6 3 2 8 0 1 0 2 3 1 21y 150d 14 18
16 Smith, Isaac 24 7 5 29 0 0 0 1 1 0 27y 157d 122 107
40 Stewart, Kade 8 2 8 16 1 1 0 9 2 0 19y 140d 1 1
24 Stratton, Ben 9 6 4 13 0 0 0 4 0 1 27y 95d 128 1
  Rushed   4  
  Totals 245 80 119 364 11 16 47 109 19 21 26y 68d 2764 1704
Melbourne Match Stats Career
# Player K M H D G B HO T FF FA Age Games G
32 Bugg, Tomas 5 2 9 14 0 0 0 3 1 0 23y 60d 76 18
6 Dawes, Chris 5 1 5 10 1 0 1 1 1 0 28y 19d 116 127
17 Frost, Sam 8 3 10 18 0 0 0 2 1 1 22y 281d 30 6
36 Garlett, Jeff 3 0 2 5 0 0 0 3 1 0 26y 306d 138 239
11 Gawn, Max 2 1 6 8 0 0 50 3 2 0 24y 157d 50 27
43 Harmes, James 8 2 2 10 0 1 0 3 0 2 20y 243d 19 14
1 Hogan, Jesse 5 5 3 8 1 0 0 0 1 0 21y 113d 31 71
29 Hunt, Jayden 4 1 6 10 0 0 0 6 0 0 21y 62d 8 0
39 Jetta, Neville 7 2 6 13 0 0 0 3 1 1 26y 113d 83 21
2 Jones, Nathan 16 1 15 31 1 0 0 6 1 1 28y 136d 212 101
16 Kent, Dean 6 0 7 13 2 0 0 3 0 1 22y 101d 42 37
28 McDonald, Oscar 11 1 11 22 0 0 0 2 2 3 20y 78d 6 0
25 McDonald, Tom 10 2 8 18 0 0 0 3 1 1 23y 260d 93 8
13 Oliver, Clayton 6 1 12 18 0 0 0 3 0 0 18y 318d 8 4
5 Petracca, Christian 7 4 10 17 1 0 0 6 2 0 20y 152d 6 4
15 Stretch, Billy 6 1 11 17 0 0 0 3 0 0 19y 270d 17 4
9 Trengove, Jack 10 2 9 19 0 0 0 2 1 0 24y 276d 82 38
12 Tyson, Dom 16 3 16 32 1 0 0 6 1 4 22y 362d 60 34
37 vandenBerg, Aaron 5 2 5 10 1 1 0 3 0 1 24y 93d 18 9
23 Vince, Bernie 29 2 7 36 0 0 1 4 2 2 30y 246d 182 109
42 Wagner, Josh 12 1 9 21 0 0 0 3 2 1 21y 346d 9 0
4 Watts, Jack 7 3 10 17 2 0 3 0 1 1 25y 70d 126 105
  Rushed   2  
  Totals 188 40 179 367 10 4 55 68 21 19 23y 201d 1412 976

Footnotes

Video sourced from YouTube, courtesy of the AFL.

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