|Venue: Waverley||Date: Sunday July 24, 1994|
|Result: Lose by 36 points||Umpires: Allen, McKernan & Nash||Crowd: 42,580 Gate: $203,720|
|Goalkickers: B.Heaver 3, E.Spalding 2, S.Kernahan 1, M.Hanna 1, G.Williams 1.|
|Best: A.Koutoufides, P.Dean, G.Williams, E.Spalding, B.Heaver.|
|Reports: Nil||Injuries: B.Mitchell replaced in the selected side by T.Bond.|
Michael Mansfield, dominated in midfield, keeping form Blues Williams and Brown away from the ball, and continued their great end-of-season form.
The game may have started the theory behind the Melbourne / Geelong finals victories over Carlton; suppress Williams in the middle and you have a chance. Teams began to rotate many players on and off Williams with a view to constantly tackling and pressuring our champion centreman. Sometimes it worked.
Despite coming down with chicken pox in the hours before the game, skipper Stephen Kernahan took his place in the line-up. However, was once again held largely ineffective, by his nemesis at the time, Stephen O'Reilly.
|B:||15 Tony Lynn||1 Stephen Silvagni||14 Michael Sexton|
|HB:||5 Andrew McKay||35 Peter Dean||39 Ang Christou|
|C:||13 Mil Hanna||2 Greg Williams||43 Anthony Koutoufides|
|HF:||20 Fraser Brown||11 Earl Spalding||21 Craig Bradley (vc)|
|F:||17 Brent Heaver||4 Stephen Kernahan (c)||8 Troy Bond|
|Ruck:||44 Justin Madden||33 Matthew Hogg||12 Adrian Gleeson|
|Interchange:||18 James Cook||31 Tom Alvin||9 Brett Sholl|
Rising Star Nominee: Troy Bond
Michael Mansfield, Geelong
2. Bill Brownless, Geelong
1. Gary Hocking, Geelong
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