Both moments in this Shinboner Showcase matchup feature big
bags of goals from key forwards.
(Last match: The 1975 premiership defeated Mick Martyn's
tribute to his father. )
Carey v Melbourne, Round 17, 1996
To kick off Round 17, 1996, North Melbourne faced Melbourne at
the MCG. This wasn't a normal Friday night game though -
due to the Atlanta Olympics, Channel 7 was unable to broadcast
the clash, leaving it to Pay TV. This meant the majority of the
television audience missed one of Wayne Carey's best
performances of his career.
In a crushing 113-point win, Carey tormented multiple Melbourne
opponents. From Neitz to Ingerson and more, no-one was spared
on that night. His 31 disposal, 15 mark, 11 goal game was so
dominant that if it was played today, he would have broken the
200-point barrier in Dream Team.
Glenn Archer Breaks The Games Record, Round 13, 2007 v
Wayne Schimmelbusch's 306 games for North Melbourne had
stood as a club record for two decades before Glenn Archer
broke the record in 2007 against the Bulldogs.
On a Sunday afternoon at the MCG in front of almost 40 thousand
fans, Drew Petrie celebrated the occasion by exploding for an
extraordinary six first quarter goals to put the game out of
the Bulldogs' reach by the first change.
With the game punctuated by some typical Archer courage, North
Melbourne ran out comfortable winners to commemorate the