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Demons withstand Adelaide fightback to record important victory

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DEMON DELIGHT

Melbourne has beaten Adelaide by 13 points.

The result has the Demons in fifth place, one win inside the eight with three matches to play in Round 19.

A loss could have seen them slip out of the finals placings.

The Dees led by 32 points late in the third quarter and had to survive a spirited fightback from the home side.

It comes a week after the Demons lost to Geelong from a winning position.

Young gun Tom McDonald told 3AW Football the team was ready for the Crows to charge.

“We knew they’d come,” McDonald said.

“We spent so much time during the week thinking about what to do.

“If it wasn’t this week, it was going to happen again before the end of the year.

“We talked about time management, making the right decisions, and playing the same way up until the last few minutes.”

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THE BUILD-UP

It’s all on the line when the Crows and Dees meet on Saturday night.

The Demons are teetering close to the edge of the eight, while the Crows are just one win outside.

The stage is set for a cracking contest on 3AW Football!

 

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