Saturday 5 March 2005

Qualifying session

That's it. The David Schwarz Memorial Oval in Lavington is now officially on the blacklist after taking it's latest victim.

Melbourne star midfielder Adem Yze's seemingly unstoppable run of appearances might have come to an end on Friday night after injuring his collarbone in the Demons' 10-point victory against St Kilda at Lavington.

Yze, who has played 187 successive games for his club, left the field in the third quarter after a collision with a St Kilda opponent.

The All-Australian player was taken to hospital following the match for scans and would e in serious doubt for Melbourne's opening round clash with Essendon in three weeks time.

"I just got hit," Yze said leaving the rooms. "It was a hip and shoulder ... it's pretty sore."

The Demons, who were without skipper David Neitz and Rising Star Jared Rivers, were impressive in the second half after trailing early in the match to a slick Saints outfit.

But it's not all bad news,

Trailing by seven points at three-quarter time, a six-goal to three final term for handed Melbourne an impressive victory, 14.9 (93) to 12.11 (83) in a high-standard affair.

Ex-Geelong midfielder Brent Moloney was the standout for his new club, kicking three goals and was a major catalyst for at least four others.

Ben Holland stood tall in attack during the final term, kicking three goals from three contested marks.

The search for our new player might have been over. I wonder if this guy is related to Brad Green?

Ben Green and Brad Miller caused the Saints headaches at half-forward while 2003 first round draft picks Brock McLean and Colin Sylvia were impressive.

Melbourne: 2.2, 5.4, 8.8, 14.9 (93)
St Kilda: 3.6, 6.7, 9.9, 12.11 (83)

Goals - Holland 3, Moloney 3, Green 3, Miller, Sylvia, Robertson, Bruce, Davey
Best - Moloney, Miller, McLean, Green, Sylia, Read
Crowd - 12,157 <-- Holy shit! People will want to move us to Lavington if we don't watch out.

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