Hawthorn v Geelong: VFL grand final 1989 – retro liveblog

  • A retrospective account of the classic match at the MCG
  • Every goal as it happened over 30 years ago

5.37am GMT

Q4. 15:45 gone: Hawthorn 20.16 (136) v Geelong 17.11 (113) DiPierdomenico keeps pushing, his kick finding James Morrissey who takes a bounce before shooting on his non-preferred left boot but it just misses. That would have just about sealed it. Dipper has it again on the flank moments later, pulling his kick to the near side. They cut to a picture of a Hawthorn supporter in the crowd and she’s already in tears of anguish. I’m sure she is not the only one, urging her charges on. They’ll need another goal – there is still 13 minutes to go.

5.36am GMT

Q4. 14:26 gone: Hawthorn 20.14 (134) v Geelong 17.11 (113) Flanigan finds Stoneham! Big Barry hasn’t had a huge game but he has the chance for a huge moment from right on the 50, directly in front. He gets the elevation and gets it there with ease! What a gorgeous kick of the footy as the shadows fade over the Cricket Ground. They’re inside four goals but it will count for nothing unless they can start stringing some together without reply.

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Source: theguardian
Hawthorn v Geelong: VFL grand final 1989 – retro liveblog