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  • Round 9 - 14:10 AEST, May 25, 2008
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  • Total 78

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  • Total 97

Melbourne v Hawthorn Q4

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  • Q1
    4.3
    (27)
  • Q2
    6.4
    (40)
  • Q3
    9.5
    (59)
  • Q4
    12.6
    (78)
  • Q1
    3.3
    (21)
  • Q2
    4.7
    (31)
  • Q3
    10.9
    (69)
  • Q4
    14.13
    (97)

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  • 151
  • 23
  • 34
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  • 24
  • 42
  • 11
  • 120
  • 67
  • 34
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Hawks make it nine in a row

Matthew Clayton  May 25, 2008 4:47 PM

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HAWTHORN has taken sole possession of top spot on the AFL ladder with a tough 19-point win over bottom-placed Melbourne at the MCG.

The Hawks, who trailed for most of the first three quarters, won 14.13 (97) to 12.6 (78) to record their ninth straight win to start the season, the first time in club history that they've won their first nine matches.  

The Demons, who remain anchored in 16th place with a 1-8 record, were valiant all day, leading at quarter-time and half-time and playing with a vigour that was absent earlier in the season.

Melbourne started the last term perfectly with goals to Nathan Jones and Aaron Davey, the latter giving the Dees the lead at the five-minute mark. Tim Clarke kicked his first just over a minute later to give the Hawks the ascendency once more, the lead changing hands for the seventh time in the match. Cameron Bruce made it eight lead changes when he soccered the ball off the deck in a goalsquare marking contest, giving the Dees a one-point lead.

Cyril Rioli gave the Hawks the lead once more with his third of the second half, which was the cue for Mark Williams to step up. The Hawks forward, roundly criticised for his 'choking' gesture last weekend in Launceston, kicked back-to-back goals, the second with four minutes remaining sealing the match for the Hawks.   

For the Hawks, Sam Mitchell had 32 touches and Chance Bateman 28, and Bateman was at his best in the first half when the Hawks struggled. Williams, Rioli and Lance Franklin all kicked three goals.

The Demons were led by Brock McLean's 30 possessions, 20 of which came in a superb first half, while Matthew Bate had 29. Ben Holland kicked three goals.

Hawthorn took a 10-point lead into the last change after kicking four straight goals in time-on in the third term. Melbourne had eked out a 14-point lead at the 20-minute mark before a superb Rioli snap sparked the Hawks.

Williams kicked his first, and Xavier Ellis was then gifted a goal after Davey clumsily gave away a 50m penalty in a marking contest. Franklin's third for the match made it four Hawthorn goals in seven minutes.

Earlier in the term, back-to-back goals by Holland broke a run of neither team kicking consecutive goals since the 28-minute mark of the opening term, giving the Demons a handy lead before Rioli ignited the Hawks.

The Demons led by nine points at half time, 6.4 (40) to 4.7 (31), after taking a six-point lead into the first change. The Hawks lost Stuart Dew just before half time with a hamstring injury, the same hamstring he tweaked earlier in the season against Fremantle. He played no part in the second half.

The first half featured four lead changes, with Melbourne building on their quarter-time advantage with a two goal to one second term. Holland kicked the first goal of the second quarter for the Dees, but his major was answered four minutes later by Hawks forward Jarryd Roughead.

Roughead had two late second-term chances to narrow the margin but missed consecutive set shots in the shadows of half time.

Melbourne led 4.3 (27) to 3.3 (21) at quarter-time after Russell Robertson kicked his second goal of the opening term from an acute angle after the siren.

Both teams made late changes, with lead ruckman Jeff White missing for Melbourne with a back injury; he was replaced by Mark Jamar. Jordan Lewis withdrew for the Hawks with a corked thigh, and was replaced by first-gamer Jarryd Morton, who had 19 possessions.

Hawthorn     3.3       4.7       10.9    14.13 (97)
Melbourne    4.3       6.4       9.5       12.6 (78)

GOALS
Hawthorn: Franklin 3, Rioli 3, Williams 3, Ladson, Campbell, Roughead, Ellis, Clarke
Melbourne: Holland 3, Robertson 2, Wonaeamirri 2, Jones 2, Johnson, Davey, Bruce  

BEST
Hawthorn: Bateman, Rioli, Campbell, Birchall, Mitchell, Franklin
Melbourne: McLean, Bate, Davey, Holland, Wonaeamirri, Moloney 

INJURIES
Hawthorn: Lewis (corked thigh) replaced in selected side by Morton, Dew (hamstring)
Melbourne: White (back) replaced in selected side by Jamar, Robertson (corked thigh), Holland (shoulder)

Reports: Nil

Umpires: James, Grun, Armstrong

Official crowd: 41,341 at the MCG

The views in this story are those of the author and not necessarily those of the clubs or the AFL.

Melbourne

Player K H D M HO FF FA T G B AF
1 Brock McLean 23 6 29 7 1 2 2 7 0 0 127
2 Matthew Bate 18 11 29 9 0 2 0 5 0 0 125
3 Brent Moloney 14 12 26 3 0 1 2 9 0 0 106
4 Cameron Bruce 8 18 26 8 0 1 1 4 1 0 104
5 Brad Green 17 3 20 8 0 1 0 3 0 0 94
6 Aaron Davey 12 8 20 5 0 2 1 4 1 1 89
7 Simon Buckley 14 9 23 9 0 0 1 1 0 0 88
8 Nathan Jones 10 7 17 6 0 1 1 2 2 0 80
9 Brad J. Miller 9 3 12 10 0 1 0 4 0 0 80
10 Austin Wonaemirri 9 7 16 6 0 2 1 2 2 0 78
11 James McDonald 11 7 18 5 0 1 1 4 0 0 76
12 Ben Holland 5 5 10 5 2 0 0 2 3 0 68
13 Mark Jamar 2 6 8 1 22 3 3 6 0 0 61
14 Shane Valenti 4 8 12 1 0 2 0 6 0 0 57
15 Clint Bartram 6 9 15 3 0 1 0 2 0 0 54
16 Paul Johnson 4 6 10 3 9 1 1 1 1 1 51
17 Russell Robertson 8 1 9 3 0 1 0 0 2 2 50
18 Cale Morton 6 7 13 4 0 1 1 0 0 0 42
19 Matthew Warnock 5 8 13 2 0 0 0 1 0 0 41
20 Daniel Bell 4 6 10 1 0 0 2 2 0 0 29
21 Colin Garland 6 2 8 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 29
22 James Frawley 1 2 3 1 0 0 1 1 0 0 11

Hawthorn

Player K H D M HO FF FA T G B AF
1 Chance Bateman 18 10 28 5 0 1 0 3 0 0 102
2 Sam Mitchell 14 19 33 3 0 3 5 5 0 0 97
3 Grant Birchall 16 7 23 8 0 0 1 3 0 0 95
4 Lance Franklin 9 5 14 4 0 1 1 5 3 3 88
5 Rick Ladson 11 11 22 7 0 1 1 2 1 0 88
6 Robert Campbell 5 8 13 6 15 1 2 4 1 0 81
7 Cyril Rioli 7 7 14 4 0 3 0 3 3 1 81
8 Thomas Murphy 9 9 18 7 0 0 0 3 0 0 78
9 Xavier Ellis 8 16 24 9 0 0 4 0 1 0 77
10 Brad Sewell 8 15 23 4 0 1 1 3 0 0 76
11 Campbell Brown 12 4 16 7 0 1 2 2 0 0 68
12 Stephen Gilham 10 6 16 4 0 0 0 3 0 0 66
13 Jarryd Roughead 7 0 7 5 4 1 0 4 1 3 66
14 Mark Williams 7 4 11 5 0 1 0 0 3 2 65
15 Josh Kennedy 5 11 16 3 0 0 0 3 0 0 58
16 Jarryd Morton 9 10 19 3 0 1 0 0 0 0 57
17 Tim Clarke 6 4 10 6 0 0 1 1 1 1 52
18 Clinton Young 7 3 10 4 0 0 1 4 0 0 52
19 Simon Taylor 1 10 11 3 18 2 2 1 0 0 50
20 Michael Osborne 5 5 10 3 0 0 1 3 0 0 43
21 Trent Croad 7 2 9 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 37
22 Stuart Dew 5 4 9 2 0 1 1 0 0 0 27

Melbourne

Player No. K H D CP UP DE% CLG M CM M50 HO CLR CC ST R50 FF FA T 1PC Bo i50 G B GA G% TG% AF
1 Brock McLean 5 23 6 29 0 0 79 3 7 0 0 1 3 0 3 1 2 2 7 4 0 5 0 0 1 0 82 127
2 Matthew Bate 6 18 11 29 0 0 65 2 9 1 0 0 4 1 3 0 2 0 5 3 0 6 0 0 1 0 89 125
3 Brent Moloney 22 14 12 26 0 0 65 5 3 0 0 0 4 0 4 1 1 2 9 0 0 3 0 0 0 0 83 106
4 Cameron Bruce 32 8 18 26 0 0 84 3 8 1 0 0 2 0 2 4 1 1 4 1 0 1 1 0 0 50 88 104
5 Brad Green 18 17 3 20 0 0 45 6 8 2 0 0 1 0 1 8 1 0 3 4 0 3 0 0 0 0 94 94
6 Aaron Davey 36 12 8 20 0 0 75 2 5 0 1 0 3 2 1 1 2 1 4 2 4 4 1 1 1 50 79 89
7 Simon Buckley 1 14 9 23 0 0 60 2 9 0 0 0 2 0 2 4 0 1 1 1 0 4 0 0 1 0 81 88
8 Nathan Jones 2 10 7 17 0 0 76 3 6 0 0 0 2 2 0 0 1 1 2 1 0 2 2 0 0 100 85 80
9 Brad J. Miller 7 9 3 12 0 0 91 1 10 1 0 0 1 1 0 2 1 0 4 2 0 2 0 0 0 0 93 80
10 Austin Wonaemirri 39 9 7 16 0 0 75 1 6 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 2 1 2 0 1 3 2 0 2 66 88 78
11 James McDonald 23 11 7 18 0 0 77 1 5 0 0 0 1 0 1 5 1 1 4 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 89 76
12 Ben Holland 4 5 5 10 0 0 90 0 5 1 3 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 3 0 0 3 0 0 100 81 68
13 Mark Jamar 40 2 6 8 0 0 50 4 1 0 0 22 3 0 3 0 3 3 6 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 74 61
14 Shane Valenti 44 4 8 12 0 0 75 0 1 0 0 0 3 2 1 0 2 0 6 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 63 57
15 Clint Bartram 3 6 9 15 0 0 66 1 3 0 1 0 2 1 1 1 1 0 2 1 1 2 0 0 1 0 76 54
16 Paul Johnson 11 4 6 10 0 0 80 2 3 1 1 9 2 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 0 1 1 1 0 50 63 51
17 Russell Robertson 24 8 1 9 0 0 66 1 3 1 3 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 2 2 1 50 73 50
18 Cale Morton 10 6 7 13 0 0 76 1 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 1 1 0 1 0 2 0 0 0 0 61 42
19 Matthew Warnock 37 5 8 13 0 0 76 1 2 0 0 0 1 0 1 3 0 0 1 6 1 1 0 0 0 0 99 41
20 Daniel Bell 21 4 6 10 0 0 80 3 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 2 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 90 29
21 Colin Garland 20 6 2 8 0 0 75 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 0 1 3 0 1 0 0 0 0 94 29
22 James Frawley 8 1 2 3 0 0 100 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 1 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 73 11

Hawthorn

Player No. K H D CP UP DE% CLG M CM M50 HO CLR CC ST R50 FF FA T 1PC Bo i50 G B GA G% TG% AF
1 Chance Bateman 10 18 10 28 0 0 82 1 5 0 0 0 4 0 4 1 1 0 3 1 5 7 0 0 4 0 86 102
2 Sam Mitchell 5 14 19 33 0 0 75 7 3 0 0 0 8 1 7 2 3 5 5 0 4 4 0 0 0 0 96 97
3 Grant Birchall 14 16 7 23 0 0 78 2 8 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 0 1 3 5 3 3 0 0 0 0 94 95
4 Lance Franklin 23 9 5 14 0 0 50 2 4 3 4 0 0 0 0 1 1 1 5 1 0 0 3 3 0 50 100 88
5 Rick Ladson 4 11 11 22 0 0 77 1 7 0 1 0 0 0 0 3 1 1 2 0 2 2 1 0 1 100 84 88
6 Robert Campbell 39 5 8 13 0 0 84 2 6 3 1 15 1 1 0 0 1 2 4 0 0 2 1 0 0 100 69 81
7 Cyril Rioli 33 7 7 14 0 0 71 0 4 2 3 0 2 1 1 0 3 0 3 0 1 2 3 1 0 75 87 81
8 Thomas Murphy 29 9 9 18 0 0 88 0 7 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 0 0 3 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 80 78
9 Xavier Ellis 32 8 16 24 0 0 91 4 9 0 0 0 1 0 1 4 0 4 0 0 0 4 1 0 1 100 82 77
10 Brad Sewell 12 8 15 23 0 0 82 4 4 0 0 0 7 4 3 1 1 1 3 0 1 4 0 0 3 0 89 76
11 Campbell Brown 30 12 4 16 0 0 87 4 7 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 1 2 2 2 6 1 0 0 0 0 94 68
12 Stephen Gilham 27 10 6 16 0 0 75 1 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 3 4 1 0 0 0 0 0 94 66
13 Jarryd Roughead 2 7 0 7 0 0 57 0 5 3 4 4 0 0 0 0 1 0 4 0 0 1 1 3 0 25 100 66
14 Mark Williams 6 7 4 11 0 0 81 1 5 1 3 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 3 3 2 0 60 76 65
15 Josh Kennedy 36 5 11 16 0 0 62 3 3 0 0 0 4 1 3 0 0 0 3 0 0 3 0 0 0 0 66 58
16 Jarryd Morton 35 9 10 19 0 0 73 4 3 1 0 0 2 0 2 0 1 0 0 2 2 4 0 0 1 0 61 57
17 Tim Clarke 25 6 4 10 0 0 90 1 6 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 3 1 1 1 50 90 52
18 Clinton Young 11 7 3 10 0 0 80 2 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 1 4 1 0 4 0 0 1 0 84 52
19 Simon Taylor 13 1 10 11 0 0 100 2 3 1 0 18 4 3 1 0 2 2 1 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 56 50
20 Michael Osborne 7 5 5 10 0 0 70 1 3 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 1 3 1 0 2 0 0 0 0 81 43
21 Trent Croad 24 7 2 9 0 0 77 0 4 1 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 8 0 1 0 0 0 0 100 37
22 Stuart Dew 31 5 4 9 0 0 55 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 1 1 0 3 0 2 0 0 0 0 31 27

Team Lineups

Melbourne

B

  • Matthew Warnock,
  • Colin Garland,
  • Daniel Bell

HB

  • Clint Bartram,
  • Ben Holland,
  • Cameron Bruce

C

  • Brad Green,
  • Brock McLean,
  • Matthew Bate

HF

  • Simon Buckley,
  • Russell Robertson,
  • Brent Moloney

F

  • Aaron Davey,
  • Brad J. Miller,
  • Austin Wonaemirri

Fol

  • Mark Jamar,
  • James McDonald,
  • Nathan Jones

I/C

  • James Frawley,
  • Cale Morton,
  • Paul Johnson,
  • Shane Valenti

No Late Change

In

  • No Change

Hawthorn

B

  • Campbell Brown,
  • Stephen Gilham,
  • Thomas Murphy

HB

  • Xavier Ellis,
  • Trent Croad,
  • Grant Birchall

C

  • Clinton Young,
  • Sam Mitchell,
  • Chance Bateman

HF

  • Michael Osborne,
  • Lance Franklin,
  • Rick Ladson

F

  • Cyril Rioli,
  • Jarryd Roughead,
  • Mark Williams

Fol

  • Robert Campbell,
  • Jarryd Morton,
  • Brad Sewell

I/C

  • Simon Taylor,
  • Tim Clarke,
  • Stuart Dew,
  • Josh Kennedy

No Late Change

In

  • No Change

Last updated: 7:03pm Thursday, October 11, 2012