2000 AFL Grand Final


2000 AFL Grand Final

The 2000 AFL Grand Final was played on the 2nd of September, 2000 between the Essendon and Melbourne Football Clubs in the Australian Football League. Essendon had completed the best home and away season in modern history, winning 21 of 22 matches, an AFL record (which would be equalled by AFL Gee in the 2008 season). Essendon defeated Melbourne by 60 points in front of 96,249 people.

Match Summary

David Neitz won the toss and Melbourne chose to kick towards the City/Members end of the MCG in the opening quarter. The first score of the game went to Melbourne. David Neitz, from a very tight angle near the behind post on the Members side of the goals, kicked the ball into the far goal post resulting in one point.It was only a short time after the first score of the game that James Hird kicked the first goal of the game for Essendon. Melbourne's first goal was kicked by Stephen Powell.Essendon never looked threated from quarter time, and deservingly won its record-equalling 16th premiership by 60 points (an even 10 goals), after the most dominant season in history (still to this day).One downside for the Bombers was a crude hit on a Melbourne player by Essendon's Michael Long.

Result

AFLScorecardGF2006
team1 = AFL Ess
team1 abbr = Essendon
team1 q1 = 4.8 (32)
team1 q2 = 10.16 (76)
team1 q3 = 16.17 (113)
team1 total = 19.21 (135)
team2 = AFL Mel
team2 abbr = Melbourne
team2 q1 = 3.5 (23)
team2 q2 = 5.5 (35)
team2 q3 = 8.8 (56)
team2 total = 11.9 (75)
venue = Melbourne Cricket Ground, Melbourne
date = September 2, 2000
attendance = 96,249
umpires =
team1 goals = 4: Paul Barnard, Matthew Lloyd. 3: Blake Caracella. 2: James Hird. 1: Gary Moorcroft, Mark Mercuri, Michael Long, Justin Blumfield, Darren Bewick, Steven Alessio
team2 goals = 3: Jeff Farmer, Stephen Powell. 2: David Neitz, Russell Robertson. 1: Brad Green
team1 best =
team2 best =
reports = nil
injuries = nil
coin toss = David Neitz, Melbourne
nsm = James Hird, Essendon
tv = Seven Network
national anthem = Bachelor Girl
time = 2:30pm

References

* [http://stats.rleague.com/afl/stats/games/2000/051120000902.html Match Stats]

External links

* [http://www.afl.com.au AFL Website]


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