GAME DAY: St Kilda v Melbourne at Etihad Stadium | 3AW Radio
LEIGH MATTHEWS’ VOTES
5. Jesse Hogan (Melb)
4. Clayton Oliver (Melb)
3. Jordan Lewis (Melb)
2. Tom McDonald (Melb)
1. Bernie Vince (Melb)
Melbourne has belted St Kilda to the tune of 30 points.
The Saints made a fast start and led by four goals at quarter time, but couldn’t get close to the Demons after the first change.
Clayton Oliver and Jordan Lewis were outstanding for the Dees.
A serious-looking knee injury to Nick Riewoldt made the day worse for St Kilda.
Melbourne debutant Joel Smith suffered a dislocated shoulder.
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Melbourne leads by eight points after a blistering second term.
The Demons booted seven goals in the second to effect a 32-point turnaround.
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Bulldog backman Dale Morris could miss a chunk of the season with a leg injury sustained late in the win over Collingwood.
In the lead-up to the clash, Caroline Wilson attacked the AFL over the Grand Final scheduling.
Wilson was furious that we don’t know the start time of the Grand Final even though the season has already started.
They’re two teams on the up, and both want a fast start to 2017.
Boasting young, potent squads, Saints and Demons fans have every reason to optimistic for the season ahead.
Who will score an early win in the race to return to the finals?
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Former No.1 draft pick Paddy McCartin is a late out for the Saints, due to hamstring tightness.
Jack Lonie has come into the side.
Melbourne goes in as selected.
TODAY’S LINE-UP from 12PM: Jimmy Bartel, Matthew Lloyd, Leigh Matthews, Caroline Wilson, Tim Lane, Tony Leonard, and Doc Larkins.
Featuring the AFL Women’s Grand Final from 2pm.
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