- 1988 VFL Grand Final
The 1988 VFL Grand Final took place on
September 24, 1988at the Melbourne Cricket Groundbetween VFL clubs Hawthorn and Melbourne. It was Hawthorn's sixth successive Grand Final while Melbourne were competing in their first since 1964.
Melbourne made its first Granf final since 1964 - and probably wish it hadn't.Hawthorn won the match by 96 points and in doing set a VFL record for the greatest winning margin in a Grand Final. It remained a record until Geelong's 119 point demolition of Port Adelaide in 2007. The Hawthorn side of 1988 remains among the greatest teams of all time.
Aussie rules team | title = Hawthorn
backpocket1 = Andrew Collins
wing2 = Tony Hall
halfforwardflank2 = John Kennedy
forwardpocket1 = Paul Abbott
Aussie rules team | title = Melbourne
backpocket1 = Alan Johnson
centre = Brian Wilson
halfforwardflank2 = David Williams
* Attendance - 93,754
Norm Smith Medal
Norm Smith Medalwas won by Hawthorn's defender Gary Ayreswho had 22 disposals.
* [http://stats.rleague.com/afl/stats/games/1988/101119880924.html Match details at AFL Tables]
1988 VFL season
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